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The Village of La Jolla the Sea Dahlia - Circa 1910 -

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to The Sea Dahlia, circa 1910, our summer home in the heart of old La Jolla and the last of a dying breed. We rarely rent our home - perhaps once a year, so this is a wonderful opportunity to live in the Village of old village of La Jolla. Park your car and enjoy a leisurely vacation walking to dinner, the beach and even the movies. We have been off the market for almost a year and only got back into it recently. Rebuilt 2007 our 2400 square foot, 4bedroom, 2 1/2-bath two story cottage has spacious ten foot ceilings. Architecturally emulating the ambience of an earlier, quieter era of village life, it's a local landmark and simply invites neighborly chatting for most people who walk by. Spend a half hour on our patio and you will see what we mean. The Sea Dhalia's very existence is somewhat of a surprise to passersby and the 'micro climate' under our Magnolia used to be a stopping point for Depak Chopra nature walks. The center used to be across the street. A beautiful old fountain on the corner creates a certain indefinable but comfortable ambience of, 'je ne sais quoi…' On a corner lot, The Sea Dahlia feels open, sunny and uncrowded. Privacy is assured because the first floor is well above the sidewalk. Brand new dual pane Anderson windows with divided lights insure our home is quiet. Downstairs has six-inch wide solid oak flooring in the living/dining area. A brand new lighted four hundred square foot patio, with gas grill is sure to be a place where the family migrates in the evening.

A block from La Jolla Tennis Club and the La Jolla Recreation Center, your children, and you will not want to be watching movies, DVD's and playing videos games - though all are available at no extra cost. If you stay seven or more nights you will have membership rights at La Jolla tennis club and we shall provide enough rackets for your entire party.

Park your car. There is simply no reason to drive once you arrive. We are a ten minute walk from five beaches, coastal hikes along the shore or along the cliffs afford stunning views. Bikes paths abound if you are a bit more adventurous. We have two children's and two adult bikes.

You can dine at a different restaurant every day. The best Sushi of La Jolla is a one minute walk from our home. There are great, free concerts on Sundays at the La Jolla Cove....and a gourmet grocery store is just one block away. Our home is in the best location for being in the village of La Jolla.

Our garden has all kinds of edibles. But you are welcome to whatever produce is ripe when you are here; from spinach to nectarines; apples and oranges.

And we shall leave all our swim gear and bikes and whatever else for your use. Our home has new berber carpet, so no food or drink in the upstairs.

Keywords: craftsman turn of the century; elevated above the street. Beautiful garden, fruit trees, fountain, magnolia. Quiet village street. La Jolla Village, Village of La Jolla, La Jolla.

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stephen Parker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2016

About stephen Parker

We chose this particular location because even at a very young age the children could walk one block to the park, the village, and the beach by themselves. They can also go to lunch, and walk to camp independently, even at the age of 9. We hope that you enjoy our home as much as we do and that you might even want to come back one day. The patio is just enough above the street and that you can feel comfortable having a evening meal as the sun sets and the world walks by.

stephen Parker purchased this house in 1998

Why stephen Parker chose San Diego

We like to live close to where we have fun and relax. Our home is the best of both worlds, it is spacious but city close to everything a person could possibly want to do. We have a garden, a patio, and our downstairs is very comfortable. We are close restaurants, beaches, bike paths, museums, and parks.

What makes this house unique

1. 2500 SF home in the village with parking. Bedrooms are comfortable, light, large and easy to sleep in. 2.Walk to concerts at; The Athenaeum, the presbyterian church, the La Jolla Cove and the Neurosciences Institute. Walk to swimming and snorkeling every day in the summer. International destination spot - La Jolla Cove, one of the top snorkeling locations in the United States and a Marine Reserve, is a few blocks away. One block away is a recreation center / park which has a half dozen tennis courts, play areas for small children, and basketball. Since walking to several beaches is an option we don't have to put up with the trying to park near the beach in the summer. The temperature is almost always perfect so we can always get fresh air. Good restaurants, friendly neighborhood, nearby library, great coffee shops, a good farmers market on Sundays. Beautiful hikes along the cliff edge. Tell us what you like to do and we will set up some nice days for you. If you are lucky... ten foot waves. (They are rare) But lots of small little beaches. You can go to a new one every day.

It's fun to sit on the patio, as people walk by all day and admire all the gardens, the fountain etc. In fact, many people walk down the street just to see the garden and at night our glass globes light up our great big magnolia tree. Outside, on warm nights, turn on the barbecue and have dinner on our outside patio as you watch the world go by! You immediately make friends because people stop all the time to compliment our home and tell how much they like the gardens....they often go out of their way on their walks to pass by our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. All we have to ask is, when will it be available next summer?
Aug 2010
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Village of La Jolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - hall - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bath, spacious, second floor, Cal King Bed
    The Tree Room - 1 queen , light and airy, corner room
    Children's room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Corner room, pull out sleeper sofa.
  • King size beds (1) large master bedroom with a Cal King bed, Queen size Beds (1) Large guest room. Light and airy. Sout and west facing windows. Great for morning sun., Twin or Single Beds (2) Great for young people. South facing windows. Great morning sun, Baby Cribs (1) We can provide a crib. But please give us notice as we do not keep a crib on site., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a queen size bed. It is new and comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

The Village of La Jolla the Sea Dahlia - Circa 1910 -
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sea Dahlia is a class act!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and one baby stayed at Sea Dahlia over the Christmas holiday and had a wonderful time. The house is so much more than the pictures of it on VRBO capture. The owners were extremely thoughtful, helpful and accommodating. Something we never expected and loved was that the house was beautifully decorated for the holidays and included a live Christmas tree! The owners of Sea Dahlia thought of everything and I can honestly say everything we needed was at our finger tips. There is a great front porch to sit and enjoy your morning coffee, a beautiful patio with a grill, comfortable seating & a gas heater for a late night meal. We even found some ripe tomatoes in the garden for our salad. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare and serve all your meals. The house was spotless and everything in it was high quality. The ocean, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping are all within walking distance and we didn't need a car during our stay. We all agreed that Sea Dahlia is where we'll stay next time we visit La Jolla. I miss our morning walks to the ocean where we watched the surfers. We highly recommend Sea Dahlia. We've rented various homes through VRBO and Sea Dahlia is by far the best we've rented. ~Family from Minneapolis, MN

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Public House, The Lot, Manhattan's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Torrey Pines, Mission Bay
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Public house,The Cottage, The Lot, Sugar and Scrib
Car: not necessary

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Please do not try to negotiate this rate as it is a very very good rate. We want you to have a great time. If you would like something less expensive we understand. We only have this one home to rent.

Cash or check - due upon booking. If you have to cancel there is no refund unless we can rebook and then we will return your payment. The $1500 damage deposit will be returned.

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