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Windansea Lovely Beach Place

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Beach Barber Tract Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This precious, enchanting cottage is set on a quiet side street less than half a block to one the most beautiful beaches in the world and the legendary gem of the Southern California—Windansea Beach. The home is furnished by the internationally renown designers/owners. It offers relaxed cozy comfort with sophistication and simplicity of classic modern design with distinct European flavor.

It features top quality appointments from original artworks to luxurious details. The elegantly spacious, light filled, airy space opens through the wall of French doors to the sun-filled intimate tropical patio-paradise. Perfect for a romantic enjoyment of a couple or two-to-four persons.

The home is steps from the shore of Windansea Beach, known for its spectacular scenery, sand and soft rock formations and turquoise-translucent surf breaks created by underwater reefs. The beach with its’ grass-roofed shack that dates back to the early 1940's and is designated as a National Landmark, enjoys a colorful history involving the quintessential California surfing and beach culture integrated into the exclusive high-end community of La Jolla.

Sandstone rocks act as partitions along the beach offering a secluded atmosphere for picnics, intimate gatherings and sunbathing. The magnificent sunsets bring to a peak this unforgettable, phenomenal-and romantic spectacle. It has been immortalized in many an account including the Tom Wolf’s famous book; The Pump House Gang.

La Jolla means ‘A Gem’ and it’s been known as that for more than one good reason. A leisurely walk or a short ride from the cottage takes you to the La Jolla village with landmarks and attractions like the La Valencia Hotel, Seals’ Beach, great restaurants including the celebrated George’s on the Cove, the Contemporary Art Museum and much more. This is a special place that retains its intimacy while providing a range of memorable, high-quality experiences.

The home amenities include:

• King size bed with firm mattress:

o Seven inches of natural latex provides good pressure-relieving capacity, enabling your body to relax more fully

o Pure, 100% eco-cotton, grown without pesticides, lets you enjoy a fresh, natural sleeping surface

o Seven comfort zones provide very precise support and reduce pressure on your shoulders and hips

o The open-cell material improves air circulation and allows moisture to evaporate naturally

• Fine 630 thread count Linens. Down Comforters and Pillows.

• His & Hers Luxury Bathrobes

• Two Flat-Screen TV's: 42' LED Edge Lit LCD HDTV in living room and another set in the bedroom

• Blue-Ray DVD/CD player

• Stereo System with tuner and iPods & iPhone dock has surround sound with volume controls in both living and bedroom areas

• Cable TV

• Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi secure network

• 2 Beach Cruisers Bikes with Baskets and Lock

• Ceiling Fans in bedroom and living room

• Corner Sleeper Sofa (full-size)

o The pull-out unit is covered in the same fabric as the sofa; pulls out to make a generous chaise and full-size bed in one.

• Dining table pulls out to accommodate up to 6

• Full Kitchen:

o Granite bar countertop

o Dishwasher

o Microwave

o Cooking utensils provided

o Refrigerator

o Gas stove

o Coffee maker

o French press

o Blender

o Toaster oven

• Private Tropical Patio with outdoor Bistro Set

• Outdoor Propane Grill

• Covered Parking space

Keywords: La Jolla, La jolla beach place, cottage by the beach, beach cottage, Windansea beach cottage, flat by the beach, walk to the beach, near beach rental, close to beach rental, one-bedroom beach rental

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2016
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About The Owner

I grew up here in this idyllic place and even though my life has taken me all over the world I always consider this home. Windansea is a special place with awesome surfing, swimming and the most beautiful sunsets in the world. La Jolla is truly a gem that is always in my heart.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your cozy cottage! We loved it and had a great time in La Jolla! The perfect get-away for us and we do enjoyed the wonderful walks along the ocean.

Thanks Cathleen for making us feel welcome and all your suggestions.

Highlight of our trip was Osteria Romantica restaurant down near La Jolla Shores.

Thanks again.
Aug 2013
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Windansea Lovely Beach Place
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful perfectly decorated little cottage a block from the beach

  • 4 of 5

Light, airy cottage. Well maintained. Look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

We came to San Diego to visit family and to escape the Ohio winter for awhile and we found the perfect place!

The cottage is spotlessly clean, bright, well- furnished and with a fully stocked kitchen. A private parking space

is a nice bonus. And then there's the location! You're a block away from a gorgeous beach and walking distance to the village with a wide choice of great restaurants and shops. We also enjoyed walking to the public library and the Sunday morning farmers market! And La Jolla must be the best location in Southern California; it's an easy drive to Balboa Park and downtown, also not far from the desert, great hiking at Torrey Pines State Park.

The cottage is surprisingly roomy, as a couple we didn't feel cramped at all.

Special thanks to Cathleen, the manager, for keeping the place in such good shape and for being such a great

resource! We highly recommend the cottage and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed staying at our lovely cottage! It is very precious to me and I'm grateful when we have visitors who really appreciate the care we put into the place and the perfect location! Cathleen, my manager, is a gem and I am happy she was so helpful to you. We look forward to you coming again soon!
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If You Can Get Past The "Unwelcoming" Welcome Committee

  • 3 of 5

The owner needs a new greeter. When we arrived after a long day of travel we were greeted with move your car out of the driveway and into the back alley as if we should have known. We were subjected to a thorough review of all rules that went on and on as if we were teenagers. We were told if any spots were found on the couch our deposit would be kept. Not a fun way to begin a trip with so much caution and anxiety about the place. After the "greeter" left we had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My house is very precious, and Cathleen, my manager takes great pride and responsibility in keeping the place in perfect shape making it cozy, clean and well-appointed for all to enjoy. She does give an orientation to all the guests to make sure we keep it this way. We have consistently great comments from our guests on how friendly and helpful Cathleen is. We did however discuss the matter to make sure the orientation does not seem too dry. Parking is at a premium at the beach which makes our designated parking spot so valuable. I am glad to hear that you had a great time at our lovely beach place.
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Perfect location and a fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more happy with our selection of this place, especially in the month of February considering we made the trip from frigid Minneapolis. The proximity to the beach and the cleanliness/amenities of the place made it a thoroughly enjoyable stay for us. It is in the residential area of La Jolla so it is very quiet and safe and yet so close to a bunch of good restaurants and the La Jolla village. It is a perfect size place for a couple and my 7 month pregnant wife thoroughly enjoyed it. Cathleen was also very helpful in giving us pointers on places to go see, eat, etc. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a perfect vacation location/place in San Diego ... LA JOLLA is the place to be for sure!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wounderful little "Bungalow"

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend and had a great time. Chathleen the manager was very helpful even waiting up for us to show late in the evening. The home was just as pictured clean, bright, and well maintained maybe too bright the ONLY downfall for the whole weekend was no blinds on the sky lights in the bedroom. Everything we needed was within walking distance or a short drive. The beach was a short walk down the street. Would love to go back and strongly recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a serene and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this great little beach cottage twice now during two different seasons and have loved it both times. It's quiet, comfortable, and located about half a block from gorgeous Windansea beach. It's a great place to retreat when you need some time away from it all and want to be in one of San Diego's most beautiful areas. Cathleen, the property manager, is a sweet and lovely woman who is a real local. She gives great advice on things to do, places to see, and even where to park! She's fantastic and takes pride in making sure the property is pristine and well-kept. The cottage itself is exactly as it is in the photos -- modern, well appointed, cozy and very clean. If it wasn't a beach rental, I would live there in a heartbeat. Enjoy this little gem of a place and you just might not want to leave! It's the perfect little getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Windansea beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Nearest Point of Interest
La Jolla Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Black's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Birch Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic size pool
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Beach Barber Tract Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Summer Season
Sep 8 2016 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

50% deposit required upon booking with reservation agreement
Additional cleaning fee applies depending on the number in your party
No refunds given after 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Beach Barber Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Seven comfort zones provide very precise support and reduce pressure on your shoulders and hips enabling your body to relax more fully. Sleep Sofa (1) Full-Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Cooler, Surround Sound, iPod/iPhone dock, 2 Flat-Screen TV's

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