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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

For your vacation consideration. A poet’s cottage located amidst natural gardens and across the street from La Jolla Shores beach and Scripps Institute of Oceanography. 2 bedrooms and a sunroom, which can be used as a bedroom, are upstairs. A cozy “tree house” balcony leads off the sunroom. The Pacific Ocean, framed by towering palms, can be seen from the master bedroom. Downstairs is a great room including kitchen, dining room and living area, a most inviting space to revitalize your spirit. An upright grand piano is ready for your playing enjoyment. All doors open out to patios and gardens. Listen to the sound of the waterfall in the East garden as you enjoy your breakfast or relax in garden. Baby sitting and housecleaning are available. This is one of two homes that sit on 1/2 acre of land.

La Jolla Shores is a beach and popular vacation/residential community of the same name in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The quaint La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village encircling Laureate Park, on Avenida de la Playa in the village of La Jolla Shores. The village has several fine dining restaurants as well as plenty of casual dining places, shops, and a few galleries. You can take surf lessons and rent surfboards, boogie boards, paddle boards, and wetsuits from Surf Diva. Kayak, snorkel, and bike tours and rentals are available at San Diego Bike and Kayak.

The beach is approximately one mile long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black’s Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. The Shores meets the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and Kellogg Park (with a playground right next to the beach), encompasses the Scripps Pier and borders the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve to the south. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers and has a swimming area only and a surfing only area.

Sea World, Downtown Gaslamp District, PetCo Park, San Diego Zoo, Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Bay, San Diego Bay, and the Airport are all within a 10-15 minute drive.


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Property Manager
Brant Westfall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I will need your home address and cell # for the rental agreement. I will email it to you via DocuSign for electronic signatures.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed that Has Two Single Mattresses., Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
Salt Lake City

Great location and very family friendly but...

  • 5 of 5

Overall, all of us loved the stay. The kids (3 and 2 years old) loved a little garden to go up and down stairs and to go up and down stairs freely as it was a new place. My aunt and mom loved the location as it was near nice beaches to be away from the crowd and to be close to it. Your choice. The only thing I would have loved is a bit updated kitchen, like knives, dishwasher, and microwave. It is an old house and you can definitely see it. But it was a clean place with lots of home items, such as beach and regular towels, linens, blankets, and pillows. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Urbana, IL

Perfect place for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful Cottage!

Our family of four adults and one 11 year old child spent a wonderful 2 weeks here in July 2017.

We were warmly welcomed to this beautiful property by Marketta and given a tour. The cottage is very spacious and inviting, and well equipped with all the comforts of home. It was spotlessly clean. It has a great kitchen, large dining room table, and a comfortable living room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, 2 baths and a sunroom, which we used as a bedroom. There was a generous supply of towels and bed linen.

Outside, the gardens add to the charm with many beautiful plants and a pond. It was a delight to sit outside and enjoy the California air.

We also appreciated the Jacuzzi and the Gazebo for quiet relaxation.

We were glad to have the outdoor shower to keep the sand out of the house when we returned from the beach.

This was an ideal place for us.

We went to the Zoo, Coronado, Birch Aquarium, got together with old friends and enjoyed the beach daily. Dinner at home with Piatti’s food was a treat, as was breakfast, across the street at Caroline’s overlooking the ocean.

It is an easy drive to the grocery store or to downtown La Jolla. Major Department stores are also nearby, and we had fun making beaded jewelry at “Beads of La Jolla”.

Joyce, (the owner) is a very warm and friendly hostess who went the extra mile to be sure we had everything we needed. We all enjoyed our visits with her and hope to see her when we return.

We highly recommend this beautiful Cottage in a great location.

Five Stars!

Submitted August 25, 2017

S. Sullivan

Urbana, IL

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything it is described to be and more...

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly exceptional property. Very roomy, very clean, convenient to all of the area attractions and beaches and just simply pleasant. We highly recommend this beautiful cottage for anyone seeking to visit La Jolla and the San Diego area attractions. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and Petco Park (downtown) were each only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. We also spent a day in Disneyland which was an easy 90 minute drive north. The A/C, although not needed often, was a pleasure to have in the early evenings to cool the house down, not needed at night at all! We cannot say enough positive things about this property. Perfect for a family of 4 - 6 or even just a couple. Check it out. We will stay here again the next time we visit La Jolla and the San Diego area. Thanks Getta & Joyce!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second stay at this Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Don't let the words Beach Cottage discourage you! This rental, though only 2 main bedrooms, has plenty of room. There is a third day bed in the sunroom upstairs. Ceilings are high and rooms are big. Three full bathrooms. Two with showers and one does have a tub for the little ones. Also a crib and youth seat.

Joyce (the owner) & Marketta (her assistant) will answer any questions. Since our flight got in very late, I was able to ask for some groceries to be waiting. If you need anything (like extra toilet paper) they will provide.

The beach is just across the road. Don't forget to visit Carolines (a café serving breakfast & lunch) very good but can get busy on occasion. Town is just a few blocks away. Several restaurants there. But to be honest, we spent two weeks here and cooked all our meals except one. Kellogg Beach with playground is a short distance walk.

Property is quiet. I definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We hate to give away our lodging secrets for fear we won't be able to book our next vacation - and this is one of those secrets. This is a wonderful large home on a private secluded verdant large lot, just a short stroll to the beach and the wonderful Caroline's cafe. The fact that this home is attached to the owner's residence is only a plus as they are there for anything you might need. Enjoy your stay - but please don't spread the word!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third house we've rented in La Jolla and we are definitely going to rent it again next year. The house is super clean and well laid out. There was a water filter so we didn't have to buy water, which is pretty terrific in San Diego. It is steps to one of the best beaches in California and we were comfortable letting our young teenagers walk to and from the beach as they pleased.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Piatti Ristorante
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Solana Beach Coaster Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Piatti Ristorante
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
La Jolla Shores
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment made by check does not incur any additional fee. Credit cards are accepted with an additional 2.9% fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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