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Villa Solana - A Sunny Spot for You.... and Spot! (Just 2 blocks to the beach!)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Beach Cottages to choose from! Each with private outdoor space!

Hidden behind a wall of a fragrant jasmine vines, and tucked between Villa Tranquila and Villa Serena is our little gem of a studio- Villa Solana. Villa Solana is a lovely place to rest peacefully after and active day. With a full kitchen and queen bed, it is ideal for 1-2 adults. A third person can be sleep on an ibed (a fourth can squeeze in, but it will be very tight). Need something larger than a studio? See Villa Tranquila: https://www.vrbo.com/737991 & Check availability here: https://www.vrbo.com/737991 If you need something just a little bigger but in the same price range, and can book a stay of at least 2 weeks, please contact us about other options.

Big family? Rent Villa Solana plus one of the neighboring cottages for groups of up to 10. Rent all 3 cottages for goups of up to 16. Soon, the 4th cottage will be for rent for groups of up to 21 *quiet* guests.

Just 2 blocks from the beach, our Villas offer fresh ocean air and one can fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing at night. Each Villa offers a private-use patio space or deck for outdoor dining. We look forward to having repeat guests and making new friends, so once you stay with us (or if you contacted us through another website initially and Nikki referred you here for more info), you can book rentals with us for 10-20% off the normal (non-discounted) rates. Our Villas are in a quiet residential area but very near a bus stop and within 2-3 blocks of restaurants, coffee, a bakery, boutiques, salons, convenience stores, yoga, convenience stores and a dog-friendly park.

~We are happy to book one or two night stays if they abutt another reservation, fill a gap between longer reservations, or fall on less desirable dates (monday, tuesday, dates after holidays...).

~To better accommodate those staying only one or two nights, we changed from a weekly cleaning fee to a graduated pre-paid cleaning fee which consists of the posted rate plus $5/night (to be paid once you check-in).

# Villa Serena, the twin sister to Villa Tranquila, will be up and ready for your company very soon. Villa Serena has just been refurbished with a beautiful new kitchen, bathroom, newly refinished floors, fresh furnishings, etc. It is the same size and layout as Villa Tranquila, but instead of an office/guest room, it has an extra large living room with sleeper sofas for guests. Villa serena has all new stainless steel appliances and some contemporary accents but retains some of it's 1920's charm as well. It offers a nice, clean-looking mix of classic and modern. It isn't yet listed on VRBO but is open for renting. Please note Villa Serena is not toddler or small-child friendly. Well-managed (no sticky fingers, no shouting, no fingerpainting with BBQ sauce, etc) older children are welcome. Message to zen*pets at g*mail, for 10%-20% off your vacation rental just leave out the aterisks and spaces.

Dog sitting, walks, feedings, and sometimes boarding can be provided by our network caregivers so your dog can enjoy his vacation as much as you do. There is a graduated pet fee of which only the base fee is calculated by quotes generated by VRBO/Homewaway please add $5/day/pet for a studio, and $10/day/pet for 1-2 bedrooms.

Please noted: "My standard rate" is the rate for last minute rentals between other bookings or a 9 month lease in the off season (does not include utilities or other fees).

More Details

Property Manager
Bill & Nikki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Bill & Nikki

Our family has managed coastal rentals in La Jolla for 17 years. Bill built his first apartments in the 1950's. Since then our family has been involved in property management and providing homes and vacations for wonderful people.

Why Bill & Nikki chose San Diego County

This home has unique character and charm. It is a simple, no-frills setup at budget prices and with all the basics but nothing fancy. Those who love the charm of an older home will enjoy it.

What makes this cottage unique

There is a lighted crosswalk just on the corner that allows you fast access to the beach! The cottage is super cute with lots of natural light and ventilation. It is pet-friendly as well. Near by are dog-friendly restaurants as well as dog parks and beaches.The short stroll to the beach means you can catch every sunset. The hotel across the street can accommodate additional guests and there are other vacation rentals on the block if you happen to have a large group. The public pool is about 6 blocks away.

Amenities

La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Bathroom is pretty small.
  • The bathroom is not fancy. It does have a lot of storage, though. It is not suitable for very large people as the toilet is at most 20" from the sink (see photo, please) and you have to pass between these to get into the shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping/living area - 1 queen
    Portable/inflatable guest beds - 2 twin/ single , There are 2 fbeds available for a 3rd and 4th guest
  • This is a cozy studio space for travelers on a budget. It has a combined bedroom and living area. It is perfect for groups of up to 3 but will accommodate a family of 4 if they don't mind a tight space and don't have much luggagel. There is a Queen bed for the first two guests. The 3rd and or 4th guest will have either a Sleep Master Traveler Elite Folding Guest Bed (31 inches x 75 inches mattress and about 17" off the floor) or a highly-rated i-bed (30inches x74inches mattress and about 15" off the floor). The folding beds should be reserved for guests who are under 220lbs. They claim they can hold more weight, but we want our guests to be comfy and safe. There is also an inflatable, twin mattress which can be reserved in advance if requested. We also provide dog beds if you reserve these in advance.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Villa Solana - A Sunny Spot for You.... and Spot! (Just 2 blocks to the beach!)
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
4

Good location. Cozy House

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 4 days and were pleased with the accommodations. The courtyard was nice and secluded and was perfect for our small dog to relax in. Basic kitchen and bathroom, but that's all you will need. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great little place to stay if you want to enjoy La Jolla

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a few days because we had a wedding to go to about 30 miles away and wanted to spend sometime close to the beach for our own anniversary. This place was small but it was great. The bed was comfortable and everything worked. Nikki was there when we arrived and helped us with whatever we needed. There is no A/C but the ceiling fan was perfect and all we needed. I was not hot or cold as we left the windows open at night with no issues at all. The area had parking and was about 2 blocks from the beach. A short walk away. Then at night we took a $5 Uber to the restaurants and bar. It worked out great. We really had a great time. I would definitely go back if we get another opportunity to head out to the west coast.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX
4

Nice cottage in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Very clean, cozy cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Solana over Memorial Day Weekend and it was excellent! The front patio with the outdoor string lights was charming during the evening and the inside had everything we needed. Windansea beach is quite literally a two minute walk from this Villa and makes for an absolutely beautiful run, beach and/or surf day. While this Villa is small, it is perfect for two people on a vacation. This part of La Jolla is relatively quiet, but with many restaurants and night spots you can walk to within ~10/15 minutes. It was extremely easy to travel anywhere via Uber and/or Lyft (ie. downtown La Jolla, San Diego, etc...). There is also free street parking should you need it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay at the Villa Solana. The bed was super comfortable and the studio had a nice breeze running through it which made for a lovely afternoon nap. The beach is within walking distance and uncrowded. It's a great place to watch some really great surfers. We enjoyed the pet friendly atmosphere even though we didn't bring our dogs. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such nice words. We know Villa Solana isn't fancy, but we love it! We always hope that by being upfront about the humble offerings, that we will attract the right people and they will leave happy. We want nothing more than to know you enjoyed your stay and that we are doing the right thing by offering this home as a short term rental. Come back any time, and bring the dogs! Nikki & Bill
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Trabuco Canyon CA
4

Quaint & close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

PROS: My trip was last minute & they made it easy for me to book! I loved the entrance with the jasmine hedge. The patio had the wonderful fragrance of the jasmine & I could hear the waves! It was a short walk to the beach (Windnsea). The place was small but big enough for me & my dog, comfortable, too! I cooked a few meals there so it was great to have the fridge & stove/oven. Parking was close with no stairs!

CONS: I emailed to see if I could check in earlier than 5pm. They responded & apologized at 9:30pm after I had already checked in, saying I could have arrived early. Bummer, since I was off all day & driving in from OC. It would have been nice to avoid the rush hour traffic. They did let me check out late, so that was a plus! It also would have been nice to have been given the combo to the gate lock before I arrived. Not a big deal but I spent some time pulling up the info online on my phone to read it all again trying to get in, only to realize I needed to contact them. Got in the gate & still didn't know where the key was. All could have been avoided with a simple text or email in advance from them. Sorry to knit pick but customer service is key to happy customers! 😊

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Walking and hiking paths just 2 blocks away are great for walkers, bicyclists and dog owners.

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Rates & Availability

La Jolla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
May 2 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$79
From
$119
Thu,Fri,Sat
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak-add 25% for holiday/event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$139
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,079
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$169
From
$244
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Add 25% for holiday and events
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$169
From
$211
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
180 night minimum stay
$60
From
$111
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Deposit Varies $0
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $40 +$5/night $0
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $30 + $5/night $35 + Tax
Online Booking fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

-There is no tax on stays of one month or longer
- Unless a tax of 10.5% is displayed separately on your quote, tax will be charged on all rentals less than 30 days. If you request to book the rental, we will accept the reservation and ask that you pay in cash any upaid tax, and damage-protection/holiday/cleaning/pet fees upon check-in. Holiday fees are not not included in the quote generated by HomeAway or VRBO so please be prepared to pay this upon check in. If there is not a seperate "holiday fee" or "holiday rate" listed on your invoice for holiday periods AND if it's incluseion wasn't mentioned in the email sent by the management, there will be a 25% night increase on the rent portion of the bill for the night before and after a major holiday and all nights of a "holiday weekend" (in 2017 4th of july is on a tuesday so friday-monday will be 25% more). If check out occurs on a holiday, the cleaning fee will also have a 25% increase for our workers to be fairly compensated. The fee, if not paid during booking, is due upon check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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