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Windansea Lovely Beach Place

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

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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La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Windansea Lovely Beach Place
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Charming and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

This place is charming, sweet and lovely. Clean, everything you need. Very close to the beautiful Windansea beach. A really good place to relax and enjoy. I look forward to next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and intimate place to stay, virtually no noise and fabulous terrace. The interior is beautiful and well-equipped. Bring eye-mask if sensitive to light in morning, as there are skylights. Home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

For the past three years, my husband and I have been spending our winters in La Jolla and were truly happy with the choice we made this year. Kristina's cottage is absolutely beautiful and extremely clean which is a must for us. The bedroom is quite spacious, sunny and very comfortable while the kitchen is roomy and nicely stocked. We were there for three months and I love baking so this was the perfect place for us! Not only is the location ideal but it's also very quiet and safe and you have your own parking space right behind the cottage. It's only a few steps from Windansea beach and a short walk to the village which is filled with workout places, boutiques and restaurants. You can also walk to the Farmer's market on Sunday morning and grab a bite to eat while watching local entertainment. During our long stay, we did encounter a small plumbing issue and after communicating with Cathleen, the property manager, it was taken care of immediately. Any questions or needs were always handled promptly. We did however have a brief altercation with Cathleen. She sometimes spoke to us in a condescending way but after addressing the issue with her and Kristina, it immediately got resolved.

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our time in beautiful La Jolla. We definitely recommend this adorable cottage to anyone looking for the perfect vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful stay! Our property manager Cathleen takes great pride and care for our lovely cottage and it’s surroundings and she only has the best of intentions. I’m so glad we could easily resolve the brief issue. Actually once we discussed it we discovered it was really more of a misunderstanding and miscommunication rather then anything else. We are so glad you felt we promptly handled any of your questions or needs. We always strive for you to have a wonderful stay and to enjoy our very precious cottage!
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We love the Rocks on the Beach.

  • 4 of 5

Crashing waves on fabulous rocky coast.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Point of Interest
Windansea beach
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
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La Jolla Cove
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Black's Beach
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Birch Aquarium
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Tennis Courts
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Olympic size pool
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
Off Summer Season
Sep 8 2017 - May 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure cleaning fee $100
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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