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

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage

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

Villa Solana is a secret studio cottage hideaway tucked between the larger Villa Tranquila (VRBO 737991 vrbo #737991) and her Twin Sister Villa Tequila (joking- we don't have a name for her yet). You could rent both for groups of up to 8, if needed. Just a short stroll to the beach, our Villas offer fresh ocean air and the sound of waves crashing at night. Villa Solana is a quaint studio (it has no separate bedroom) with a private patio or yard. It is a peaceful spot with a calm, happy vibe.

Walk through a wall of sweet jasmine, to find a cute patio lined with greenery. The yard is set up for indoor-outdoor living with a table, umbrella, and seating for 4. The Interior is, cozy and cute with 1940's original built ins and much of it's original charm. 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.

Please note: We lowered cleaning fees to better accommodate those staying only one or two nights. We had to increase the extra guest fee and have a nightly additional cleaning fee for this to work. The pre-paid cleaning fee will be $55 plus $5/night for stays up to 7 nights. We are happy to book one or two night stays if they abutt another reservation. We can take a refundable "interest" deposit via PayPal to book a tentative reservation while we wait to see if another reservation comes in at the front or end of the dates you desire, if you notify us of a change in plans before we find a reservation to line up with yours, or we cannot accommodate you, your fee is refunded. "My standard rate" is the rate for last minute rentals between other bookings only. It will show as the rate for dates several months from now which we have not yet set a price for, but is only applicable to dates within 2 weeks or long term, off-season rentals.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Bill & Nikki
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Villa Solana - A Sunny Spot for You.... and Spot! (Just 2 blocks to the beach!)
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

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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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
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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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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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Quiet spot with wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a fantastic 6-night stay at the Villa Solana during her Spring Break. The Villa is a studio cottage that manages to incorporate everything you need to have a fun vacation by the beach. The bed is very comfortable (there's also a pull-out bed but we didn't use it), there is a full kitchen, a nice bathroom, and a private patio. Everything is small but cozy. The house is set back from the street so it feels very private. Although we brought no pets of our own (we have cats at home), meeting Nikki and her pups was awesome!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Anonymous. Thank you for the nice review. I enjoyed our sidewalk conversations and the dogs enjoyed all of the attention you gave them.Thank you for being great guests! Nikki
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Perfect spot to get my Cali fix

  • 5 of 5

AMAZINGLY located, super close to the water. I soooo didn't want to leave! I only THOUGHT I missed California before spending the weekend in this gorgeous little piece of heaven. The patio is perfectly secluded for romantic privacy. The cove was an easy walk to fantastic dining. Nikki is an absolute doll! It will be an absolute shame if I ever have to stay anywhere else but here when I come back. Until next time Nikki :) MUAH!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season +$30 on holidays
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55 + $5/night $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Deposit $250 $0
Pet Fee $40 +$5/night $0
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.05%

-There is no tax on stays of 30 or more nights. Long term stays may also have reduced cleaning and reduced additional guest fees.
- Unless a tax of 11.05% 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.

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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La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • 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 not suitable for individuals over 220lbs
  • 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.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Sleeping Area - 1 queen
    Hide-a-bed - 1 twin/ single , We provide and i-bed for a 3rd guest. Please lookup specs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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