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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)


2 Bedrooms + Sunroom (sleeps 6 + baby crib), 3 Baths. Just steps from Scripps pier and ocean with EXTRA PARKING! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! BEST RENTAL IN THE SHORES!

A truly exceptional dreamy classic La Jolla property! GATED, ELEGANT LOCATION, SAFE, QUIET and BONUS EXTRA PARKING!! Where waves lull you to sleep at night, where you wake up and spy the ocean from your bedroom, where you can entertain yourself playing music on the upright grand piano, where your children can explore pathways and waterfalls on the private property, where you are steps from the beach (across the street!), minutes from the famed UCSD, across the street from Scripps Institute of Oceanography and pier with picturesque Cliffside Nature Walk, a short walk to SCRIPPS AQUARIUM, and across the street from a park and the most ELEGANT WEDDING SPOT IN SAN DIEGO! FAMED Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Salk Institute just minutes away. JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is your very own home away from home on an exclusive private estate. Come and get away from it all!


JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is well equipped with all the comforts of home and sleeps 6 (plus a baby crib = sleeps 7!) WE EVEN HAVE A STAIRLIFT FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS! It is dreamy and poetic, safe, quiet and is located amidst rambling gardens with rock waterfalls and a backyard pond, lush native plants, trees and pathways that meander throughout the property. A beautiful gazebo awaits you in the garden that you can enjoy from your very own cozy upstairs private balcony off the sunroom! 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 high chairs are provided.

This gated private property offers you PREMIER access to the beach with views, and at the same time offers complete privacy for you and your family. Just walk across the street to the beach with your boogie boards and picnic, then walk home and rinse off in the outdoor shower!

2 bedrooms + two bathrooms and an inviting sunroom/library with private balcony are upstairs, (which can be used as a bedroom to sleep 2 on the pullout trundle bed). The deep blue expansive Pacific Ocean, framed by towering palms, can be seen from master bedroom in the front and gorgeous classic La Jolla mountain views can be seen from the side. The master also has a vaulted ceiling and a large and roomy closet with lots of extra bedding and linens. We have also included a baby cot and childproofed the stairway so toddlers are safe.

Downstairs is a great room including kitchen, dining room and living area…a most inviting space to revitalize your spirit and relax with the family after enjoying the beautiful beach across the street! An upright grand piano is ready for your playing enjoyment. All doors open out to patios and gardens which you are welcome to explore and use. There are lots of beach toys, beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs for your use as well. Also a new high-spec washer and dryer (which is a real plus when travelling with children!) AND there is AIR CON!

The kitchen in JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is extremely convenient and we have even installed a water purifier at the sink so you DON’T EVER HAVE TO BUY BOTTLED WATER!!!!!!

Listen to the sound of the waterfall in the East garden as you enjoy your breakfast or relax in garden. The house has two cable TV’s (one in the master bedroom and one in the great room). This is one of two separate homes that sit on 1/2 acre of land which is available for your use. The owners are onsite so this property is very special as it is UBER PRIVATE AND YET QUIET, DREAMY, COZY AND INVITING! It doesn’t get better than this in La Jolla Shores! Super romantic and family friendly at the same time. Lots of light, JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is the perfect place to feel you are at your very own HOME AWAY FROM HOME! DIVINE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ARE AWAITING YOU!

The quaint yet classic La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village. It is a nice little walk from JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE to pick up some picnic items and head to the beach or go kayaking. The small and exclusive 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, kayaks and wetsuits from Surf Diva. Kayak, snorkel, and bike tours and rentals are available at San Diego Bike and Kayak. Or just go for a swim and lay in the beautiful warm California sunshine! We are all SMILES HERE!!


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More Details

Property Manager
Brant Westfall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


La Jolla Shores 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 reviews
Elgin, Iowa

Great location and lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place near La Jolla, this is a great place in La Jolla Shores near the beach and a short walk to the pleasant community of La Jolla Shores. The home was a great size for our family with the added outdoor features including a sitting area, gazebo, and lawn waterfall/pool. The beds were nice with very soft bedding and the place was clean with an airy kitchen area. Having three bathrooms was nice too!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super roomy and close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Joyce's cottage and the location. The owner was very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Great location and excellent property

  • 5 of 5

A really nice stay in half of a large home just a short walk from the beach. The owners who live in the other half were no problem at all. Parking is rather tight so be careful if you get a large car for your stay. And mind the traffic -- it's always bad in San Diego, but particularly so right next to the UCSD campus where this house is located.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you very much for choosing our lovely rental for your holiday. We appreciate your comments and that you loved our home so much! We do indeed have many knives, a microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen for your use and will make sure to highlight where these are located in the kitchen during your next stay with us. Again, thank you so much for choosing our beautiful home for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!"
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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: July 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: April 2017
  • 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

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment made by check does not incur any additional fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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