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La Jolla Retreat Close To Everything! 4,500 Sf With 6 Bedrooms!

La Jolla Heights, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Midcentury Modern Home with Stunning Canyon Views(Sleeps 14)

FAMILY VACATIONS/CORPORATE RETREATS --THIS IS A QUIET, FUN PLACE TO GATHER FOR VACATION. NO WEDDINGS OR PARTIES! (Rates start at $980 per night and can go to $1,300 in high season/holidays) The calendar is not updated publicly for security reasons.

(****I HAVE PAYMENT METHODS THAT DONT HAVE FEES. ****I NO LONGER ACCEPT PAYPAL. If you prefer a payment method that ends up charging me, the owner, a fee, I will need to deduct it from the security deposit upon checkout. THANK YOU.*****)

(Please note that this is our family home, and we reserve the right to refuse a rental if we are uncomfortable with a situation for any reason-- in advance of signing an agreement).

This mid-century modern home (1959) was purchased in 2012 and has undergone extensive renovations. Enter the front foyer through the retro-orange double doors and you'll be greeted by the open, loft-style living space, with great room, modern kitchen with all new appliances, a long, spacious table that seats up to 12 people. This is the perfect space for entertaining and gathering with your family. The floors are a sleek, grey concrete, and the entire back wall of the home features glass windows and French doors, overlooking a large concrete deck, with built-in sun shade canopy--and pool and mountains below. This is California living where the indoors and outdoors join one another in beautiful harmony.

Take a walk down the winding stairs to the lower pool deck, where ample pool furniture awaits your day of fun in the sun. The property is completely private and very spacious for large gatherings. The dark-bottom pool is tranquil and welcoming for a day of play or relaxation. (not heated)

The Master Bedroom has French doors that lead onto a private patio (which adjoins the very large outdoor patio to the main living space). This modern space is luxurious and overlooks the pool and the beautiful sunrise you can watch from the bed through all the windows overlooking the mountains/canyons. Relax in the brand new soaking tub, or start your day in the beautiful shower glimmering with Italian tile by Bisazza.

Each of the other bedrooms have their own private baths and have been given modern facelifts with different personalities--tranquil turquoise, spunky pink, city scape, and luscious lavender, all re-designed by the owner/interior stylist.

There is an entire studio downstairs that is wonderful for those traveling with a second family or other beloved companions who desire their own space at times. The studio has a separate entrance (but also an interior entrance and staircase that joins the studio with the house, if unlocked), and it's just steps from the pool. The studio has a kitchenette, its own bathroom, dining area and full living room with television. (Sleeps 5--queen bed and bunk bed with two single beds).

Overall, the house is warm, fun, simple, sleek, stylish and lovingly cared for. We are located in a residential neighborhood with easy parking both on and off the property and close to desirable beaches and tourist destinations. PARTIES ARE NOT PERMITTED. IF SEEKING A PARTY OR EVENT SPACE, YOU MUST LOOK ELSEWHERE.

We are gracious homeowners who have experience managing properties from the very small studio to the ultra-luxurious properties valued over $7 million. This listing is for our home that we lovingly share with guests from all over the world, and we hope you will choose La Jolla, and our home, for your San Diego adventure.



Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Kimberly

I began renting my family home in Santa Monica in 2008. It was such a great experience, and I've had the pleasure of hosting families from many countries around the world. I am an experienced vacation rental "assistant" and owner. I have more than 7 years of experience in assisting with rental properties from studio-size through high-end luxury homes worth over $7 million dollars. This is my home advertised here, and I take my job--and your vacation experience--seriously. I love to have repeat guests and word-of-mouth referrals. I feel blessed to share my city and my home with families from around the world. I take time to make things as comfortable as I would want them to be when I travel (often). Here's to a successful vacation and memory for you and your family...

Kimberly purchased this House in 2012

Why Kimberly chose La Jolla Heights

I found this home in January of 2012 and knew that I loved it right away. It had not been cared for in quite a long time and needed a lot of love. So, I've taken time to bring it into the modern age while also trying to respect its age and character. It is a beautiful symmetry so far, and the guests we've had are loving its comfortable spaces and unique style (60's style, art gallery, sleek, modern--while still classic and vintage). It's a large property with several quiet places to relax, and the views are stunning. Wake up in the bedrooms to pink and orange sunrises painted across the skies, and eat dinner watching the sunset and all of its magic as it splashes color through the windows of the kitchen and great room. Makes smores at the firepit and make memories for a lifetime.

What makes this House unique

Some people think they want to be right on the beach or to step outside and walk to a restaurant or shop. We love this kind of experience too sometimes, but after looking to purchase a home in La Jolla for over a year, the one thing we began to realize is that the Shores and the Village have terrible problems with parking and traffic. We feel our location is unique because we can drive to the beach in five minutes, but when we want to take the kids to the zoo or Sea World or any other attraction in San Diego, we have very easy access to several major roads and highways without the traffic and the noise. Also, the views from the top of this hill are amazing. Every morning, there's a new shade of orange and pink; each night as we fall asleep to the lights glittering in the distance. It's magical. We build a fire in the fire pit nearly every night. Each experience each day, even cooking breakfast in the huge kitchen, feels like vacation. We are happy to share this with our guests.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
        • ** Ten physical beds (two of the ten beds are top bunks, one a twin on top, one a double on top). List is as follows
          King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2)--as bunk beds--one up and one down, Twin or Single Beds (3)-- two twins "under" with one twin bunk on top


        • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 6.5

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Sweeping Panoramic view of mountains and valleys
            • Ocean View
              Peak of the ocean from the kitchen


                • Adventure
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Forced air heat -- two thermostats/ split system
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Sheets, comforters, additional blankets, towels and pool towels provided
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning fireplace.
                        • Parking
                          Secure driveway parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Secure (gated) driveway parking is available. Appox five cars fit in driveway, and additional street parking is available without permit/fees, etc.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Each bathroom has guest towels, and a large selection of beach/pool towels are near the doors leading to the deck to the pool.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Outdoor fire pit


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Brand new everything!
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator


                                • Dining Area


                                    • Games
                                      Some games are available in a bookcase, but we do not keep a running inventory or replace lost pieces. Some guests responsible, some do not return to proper boxes.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      flat screen TV with built in wi-fi options such as Netflix and Hulu. Renter must have their own account with providers to rent movies. Homeowner will provide Netflix access code for free programs.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Grill provided. Propane tank on property for refills. Owner not responsible for supplying or refilling gas (about $20 per refill)

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot tub is NOT "included" in the rental but is accessible to guests WITH PERMISSION AND BASED ON PROPER GUIDELINES OF OPERATION. Discounts for non-operation or cloudy water will NOT apply* $50 fee
                                            • Private Pool


                                                • playground
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              44 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              well located and plenty of room

                                                              Christine K.

                                                              Our group of 13 enjoyed our stay and the spaciousness of the property, especially en suite bathrooms for all.

                                                              Kitchen could have been better stocked with cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc. and we found little in way of plastic drink ware to be used by hot tub/pool area.

                                                              All in all, though, we had a very pleasant time.

                                                              Great place for a family reunion

                                                              The house was a great fit for our family reunion, with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and ample space for cooking and eating together. Also, Kimberley was really helpful and responsive.

                                                              Girls Weekend

                                                              Natalie G.

                                                              Kimberly's home was the perfect spot to stay for our relaxing girls weekend. Each of the rooms had character and there was plenty of room for the 12 of us to sleep comfortably. The outdoor area is huge, with a large enough back patio that we were able to have a private yoga class overlooking the canyon. I would definitely revisit this property!

                                                              Great location, nice house, responsive owner

                                                              Marvin G.

                                                              Beautiful views, nice house for a large group with really big eating area. Owner responded quickly whenever we had a question or concern.

                                                              Great location! Great house for 3 families to share! The kids had a great time!!

                                                              Annette M.

                                                              Enjoyed the location close to La Jolla Cove. Great large dining table to accommodate us all! Wonderful view of the city. Lots of room for us to spread out ! The kids had a great time !!

                                                              Family fun at La Jolla Retreat.

                                                              john i.Arizona

                                                              We stayed for a family wedding then thru Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time. Beds were comfy, plenty of room, and wonderful amenities. We’ll be here next time we’re all together in San Diego.


                                                              La Jolla Heights, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                              We are located in what we view to be the MOST convenient location to all of San Diego's most sought after attractions. Set just above La Jolla Shores, Windansea and the Cove are wonderful places to relax, dine in tiny neighborhood and trendy restaurants, shop the boutiques, surf, dream, see sea lions, build sand castles, watch the sunset from the cliffs. This location insulates you from the beach traffic of the La Jolla Shores, Windansea and Cove region. It's a quick jaunt to the beach, but you won't have to sit in daily traffic, as the house is at the top of the hill and provides easy freeway access for all of San Diego's other sites, such as Sea World, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Downtown (Gaslamp), and so many other desired locations. Most parts of Los Angeles and Disney (Anaheim) are within two hours driving from this part of San Diego. In addition to our close proximity to the 5 freeway and many beaches and attractions, our property is located 1/2 mile from the La Jolla YMCA and 1 mile from University California San Diego, Torrey Pines golf course and Scripps clinic/hospital.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Check-in time is 4PM and Check-Out is at 10AM. Revision to these times is subject to extra charges for a larger cleaning crew and extended time and is NOT always possible. Please inquire, but plan on these times when booking. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. The "summer rate" also applies to major holiday weeks and weekends, such as Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Winter Holidays, and other "high traffic" weekends.

                                                              44 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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