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

Bedrooms 1
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 180 nights


About the property

Quaint Beach Cottage Next Door to Villa Tranquila- Big Group? Rent Both Homes

Villa Solana is a studio cottage hideaway hidden behind a wall of a fragrant jasmine hedge. Villa Solana is tucked between the larger Villa Tranquila (VRBO 737991 vrbo #737991) and Villa Del Mar (not listed at this time). Travelers may be able to rent a one bedroom plus the studio for groups of up to 10 for special occasions. 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.

Villa Solana is a quaint studio (no separate bedroom) with a private patio space. It is a peaceful spot with a relaxed, happy vibe. The patio is set up for indoor-outdoor living with a table, umbrella, and seating for 4. The Interior is, cozy and cute with much of the original 1940's character. There is a full size fridge and a petite gas range as well as a microwave and other kitchen basics. It is ideal for a single person or a couple. A third person can be accommodated on a hide-a-bed cot. It is relatively pet-proof and we welcome quiet and harmless pets. Villa Solana is near a bus stop and walking distance from restaurants, coffee shops, a bakery/deli, boutiques, convenience stores, grocery, and parks. Dog sitting, walks, feedings, and sometimes boarding can be provided by our network caregivers so your dog can enjoy the times you are not available to spoil him/her.

We are happy to book one or two night stays if they abutt another reservation or fill a gap between longer reservations. To better accommodate those staying only one or two nights, we changed from a weekly cleaning fee to a graduated pre-paid cleaning fee (the posted rate plus $5/night).

"My standard rate" is the rate for last minute rentals between other bookings or a 9 month lease. The "standard rate" applies only to last minute, off season bookings or long term, off-season rentals.

More Details

Property Manager
Bill & Nikki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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. Just next door is the nicer and larger Villa Tranquila if you are looking for a prettier or more spacious place to have your vacation. The cottages can be rented together as well to accommodate up to 9 persons (2 queens, one full, one hide a bed cot and one air mattress available). To see Villa Tranquila see VRBO property ID 737991 or try this link vrbo #737991

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is super cute with lots of natural light and ventilation. It is pet-friendly as well. The owners will happily point out 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.


La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Two Folding Beds - 2 twin/ single , There are 2 folding beds available for a 3rd and 4th guest
    Sleeping/living area - 1 queen
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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
Sp Break
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak-add 25% for holiday/event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
180 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

-There is no tax on stays of 30 or more nights.
- 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 apply to nights of and the nights before and after holidays and are not not included in the quote generated by HomeAway or VRBO so please be prepared to pay this 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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Car: not necessary

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


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