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Michael & Lisa Maher

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Walk to Beautiful La Jolla Beaches, World-Class Boutiques and Superb Restaurants

56 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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La Jolla Studio Rental Photos and Description

Cozy studio with 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom and kitchen, comfortably sleeps 2 people.

Location sets this charming vacation property apart from many others. Downtown La Jolla is a 5-10 minute walk where you will find marvelous boutiques, art galleries and sensational restaurants. World-renowned La Jolla Cove and WindanSea surfing beach are also within easy walking distance.

The property has a resource book with helpful recommendations on local attractions, restaurants and shopping.

This studio apartment has been recently remolded and has one carpeted bedroom area that will comfortably sleep two people -- there are two twin beds with a king bed option -- see photos. There is a separate large bathroom (tub, shower, vanity) and a kitchen-dining area.

Amenities and extras include a wall-mounted HDTV, Blue-Ray DVD player in the bedroom, a well appointed kitchen (apartment-size refrigerator, two burner gas cooktop, microwave, cooking utensils and tableware), commercial grade gas barbecue, linens and towels, clothes washer and dryer, beach chairs, towels and umbrella.

Nearby activities are within walking distance or a short drive: first-rate boutiques and galleries, incredible restaurants, museums, world-renowned attractions (San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World, Scripps Aquarium), diverse sightseeing (Gas Lamp Quarter, Old Town, Tijuana, Mexico), first-class public golf (Torrey Pines Golf Course), public tennis courts and Olympic size swimming pool, fitness clubs, wildlife viewing (whales, seals, tide pools), ocean kayaking, deep-sea/surf/freshwater fishing, snorkeling-Scuba diving, surfing.

Beautiful and picturesque, La Jolla's possibilities for adventure are as limitless as your imagination. High atop the cliffs, golfers tee off on world-class courses, while sightseers explore caves, museums and other intriguing landmarks.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael & Lisa Maher (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael & Lisa Maher

We own and manage this vacation rental property and are readily available to answer questions, make recommendations and address any issues in a timely fashion. Hope you will read our guest reviews!

Michael & Lisa Maher purchased this studio in 1988

Why Michael & Lisa Maher chose La Jolla

La Jolla is our home and this vacation rental allows us to meet travelers from all over the world. Some guests return again and again. La Jolla is truly an international vacation destination and we hope all our guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay.


based on 56 traveler reviews

Walk to Beautiful La Jolla Beaches, World-Class Boutiques and Superb Restaurants
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews

A peaceful quiet apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment close to everything La Jolla has to offer. A peaceful and quiet setting. Lisa and Michael couldn't be nicer and an added bonus is walking through Lisa's beautiful garden!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful Property Close To Beaches and Shops

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property in April 2016. We were in La Jolla visiting family and chose this property because of it's close proximity to our family, beaches and shops/restaurants. It had excellent reviews and far exceeded our expectations. Property is beautiful - landscape and gardens are beautiful, apartment is beautiful and very clean, quiet area, within walking distance to many shops, grocery/drug stores, restaurants and beaches. We felt very welcome upon arrival and Lisa and Michael couldn't have been friendlier - the homemade muffins were greatly appreciated!! Was a perfect place for us to rest and enjoy our visit with family - thank you Lisa and Michael!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A. Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

This home away was all that was advertised and more. It is well located in an interesting beach neighbourhood, exudes comfort and totally functions for a family of four. Our hosts Lisa and Michael were both helpful and welcoming. Thanks again for a wonderful stay in an amazing part of California.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Lovely Apartment and Suite

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Lisa and Michael's lovely conveniently located apartments right next to all of the activity of downtown La Jolla. I had come out with my husband for a medical meeting. He was out most of some of the days and I had a glorious time hiking, shopping, eating, exercising, spaying, all from our convenient spot.

Upon arrival, Lisa had brownies, coffee and water waiting for us. The use of her Vons card was great for our immediate trip to the grocery store. She was very helpful with suggestions to great restaurants all within walking distance.

The linens were all fabulous! Fluffy pillows and cotton sheets... Fans in the rooms to cool the unseasonably warm temperatures of Southern California... Good movies to watch from their DVD collection… Anything we could possibly have needed in the kitchen. (Even a sippy cup was available for those with wee ones :)

Could not have asked for a lovelier spot. Thank you Lisa and Michael!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was such a find... and completed our wonderful trip from UK. We didn't want for anything during our August stay at Lisa and Michael's accommodation. The home was beautifully clean and had everything you would want for a comfortable holiday, whether self catering or dining out. The bedding was very comfortable in both rooms. My teenage daughters were delighted with the comfort of their beds. Lisa was very generous to keep us in consumables for the duration of our stay. It was the perfect location to walk to quality restaurants, at the end of a day on the beach, or having explored the SD area. The extra touches like newspapers in the morning, brownies and flowers and coffee were the icing on the cake. We have very fond memories of our time in La Jolla and expect to return. We would definitely stay again and enjoy Michael and Lisa's hospitality. 5 Star without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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HomeAway is the perfect description!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, every single communication I had with Michael and Lisa was comfortable, positive, and helpful. They are wonderful hosts! This was our first experience with a rental, and I'm so glad we chose this property in La Jolla. The location is perfect for getting to any activity, yet it is in a residential area. With the windows open, this sometimes made for some extra noise and occasionally there was limited street parking. But these things were just minor compared to the clean, well-maintained, comfortably furnished apartment we called home for four days and nights. There is even an outdoor shower for washing off beach sand, and laundry facilities are available. My only complaint? That I couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Jolla Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Torrey Pines Public Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Diego Train Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bernini's Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
La Jolla Cove & WindanSea Beach
Car: not necessary

The most difficult part of planning a La Jolla vacation is deciding what to do, what to see and where to go. With infinite options for activities to try, regions to explore and attractions to enjoy, you’ll find something new each time you visit. La Jolla and San Diego County offers every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned beaches, famous attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and culture community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. An excellent resort destination, La Jolla offers miles of beautiful beaches, countless parks and gardens, and endless opportunities for pampering at one of the areas many spas.


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.05%

100% refund when the reservation is cancelled 15-days prior to arrival date. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional 5% credit card transaction fee for monthly rental rate.


Damage protection for the following a) repair damages caused by renter, or by a guest of renter; b) extra cleaning of the property, if necessary, excluding ordinary wear and the ordinary cleaning covered by the cleaning fee; c) replacement or return of personal property of the property; d) failure to comply with the non-smoking and no pet terms.


City of San Diego Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate Number 615663. The renter is required to pay a 10.50% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and a 0.55% Tourism Marketing District (TMD) assessment for stays less than 30 consecutive days. The renter is not responsible for TOT tax for stays longer than 30 days.

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La Jolla Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Two standard twin beds can be converted to one king size bed
  • Fully carpeted bedroom area with a wall-mounted HDTV+Blue-Ray DVD player and darkening blinds to eliminate outside window light.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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