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Spring Special 25% Off Spring Rate, 4/22-5/31, Last remaining days,Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming 3 Bedroom Home, Close to beach, village shops, eateries, 5 Stars!

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Spring Special 25% Off regular Spring rate of $1575/wk. Late Spring, Early Summer is one of the nicest times to visit La Jolla after Spring Break and before peak Summer tourist season. Tranquil beaches, uncrowded restaurants, La Jolla and San Diego at their best!

Discounted rates listed . Direct bookings only ( payment be check or PayPal , no credit card) New reservations only. 7 night minimum, maximum 6 persons.

Just added( March 2017) ! New media wall in living room. TV media cabinet and entrance bench from Pottery Barn for storage and seating and new 50" HD flat screen TV. Direct TV programing, so download Direct TV app before arrival for more fun !

Also 5 new Italian Cypress in back yard for landscape enhancements and privacy.

This charming, 'Pottery Barn' style home is located in the heart of La Jolla, three blocks from famous Wind n' Sea Beach and close to village eateries and shops.

Relax, enjoy the hickory-pecan hardwood floors throughout, large, open, sunny living area, and 'Pottery Barn' furnishings sprinkled with early American antiques. This three bedroom, two bath, smoke-free home also features large front and back yards (back fully fenced) in a quiet, serene residential neighborhood. The large patio in back is perfect for barbecues, entertaining, or just relaxing in the sun. Pets are welcome too, please inquire.

The master suite features a private entrance in back and the home accommodates up to six people in two queen beds and two twins. A perfect and much more economical alternative to more expensive hotels in La Jolla with added security of being in a private home away from groups of people in hotel setting.

La Jolla, 'The Jewel' and long renowned as 'the American Riviera' is unique in its European feel and resort town atmosphere. A perfect alternative to European beach destinations without long flights and connections. Bask in the Mediterranean climate, stroll village streets lined with shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Swim at 'The Cove' with marked one-quarter and half mile buoys or at the heated Olympic size pool just a block away. And,of course, the beach is just down the street!

The University of California, La Jolla also offers day passes to the RIMAC Sports Center and Canyonview Olympic pool complex. Other attractions on campus include the world famous La Jolla Playhouse, libraries,concerts, and the Scripps Oceanographic Aquarium.

Below the cliffs next to campus, Blacks Beach stretches for miles, one of the last undeveloped beach areas in Southern California with surfing, hang gliding, and clothing optional areas. Above the beach at the northern end, lies world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with expansive views of the Pacific.

La Jolla is only 20 minutes from the San Diego International Airport and city center with its multitude of attractions. Sea world, San Diego Zoo, and the Point Loma National Monument are all an easy drive from La Jolla.

A quick drive also to Balboa Park and surrounding neighborhoods of Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Bankers Hill, North Park, South Park and Golden Hills with Victorian homes and eclectic shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants to explore for a break from the beach, on a foggy day, or a night out!

Please note:This home is in a quiet residential neighborhood of La Jolla.We welcome guests who appreciate the home and surroundings.Families welcome, but children must be well behaved and not disruptive of the neighbors or destructive of the property and furnishings.This house has not been child proofed (cabinets doors,etc). Please inquire if questions.

This property is water wise! Professionally landscaped with upgraded beautiful artificial turf, low water plants in garden setting, established trees including lemon, orange and grapefruit (ready to be picked in season!). Water saving washer, dishwasher and plumbing. We are doing our part to help conserve and provide our guests with a beautiful setting to enjoy and relax!

Minimum 1 week booking required for

June 15-31, July, August, discounts for longer stays.

Min 2 week booking required, Jan 5-Feb 28.

Secure payments through VRBO with choice of payment options. Owner direct payments also accepted through secure PayPal account and personal checks. Inquire for payment options. Please note: we do not list on Craigslist. Beware of vacation rentals posted there as there is no owner verification as with VRBO.

Corporate and long term lease available (6 months+) after August 2016. Contact owner direct.

Keywords: La Jolla,UCSD,Village,Cove,Wind N Sea, Black's Beach, La Jolla Playhouse, Torrey Pines Golf

More Details

Barb Walker
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Barb Walker

Barb, the onsite property manager, and I have lived on property since 1989 when I purchased the property. I am semi retired and travel frequently ,usually gone all summer. I primarily work with a biotech company based in San Diego. Barb rents the studio located behind the main house and also has a house cleaning and pet sitting service (both available to guests in the house).

Originally from the Midwest ( Champaign, IL), went to college in Indiana (De Pauw University), graduate school in Chicago ( University of Illinois College of Dentistry) and ended up in San Diego. I remain quite active, my main hobby is swimming, both pool and ocean which I do daily, along with gym workouts on campus at UCSD and running. I enjoy travel, when time permits and visits to Maui, where I lived for 2 years and still have a condo (VRBO/61838!).

Barb Walker purchased this house in 1989

Why Barb Walker chose San Diego County

This has been my home since 1989. I have traveled all over the world and would not trade this for anything! La Jolla truly is a gem that fortunately is still somewhat untouched from masses of tourists. The location, weather, and available activities are uncomparable world wide. The home is one of the older beach homes remaining in the area and is very well maintained with large yards, front and back. These homes unfortunately are disappearing in the area as older home are built out in condo style development. If you are looking for a little character and appreciate the privacy and space of a traditional yard , this is the house for you.

What makes this house unique

Again, La Jolla is unbeatable for location, weather and activities. Summer in La Jolla is like being on the French, Italian, or Spanish Riviera without the crowds! The house is older, well maintained, traditional , with privacy and large front and back yards. As with all houses, you avoid the congestion and risks of large hotel complexes in urban areas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to Westbourne!Jim,as owner and Barb,your host welcome you to this cozy warm home in beautiful La Jolla.Barb will greet you and check you in and show you all the amenities of the house.She is available at any time to answer questions or take care of any problems during your stay.She can also arrange for daily maid service(at an additional charge)upon request.Our goal is to make your stay as enjoyable and carefree as possible so that you will return many more times to enjoy the magic of La Jolla!
Jan 2005
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La Jolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath off hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath, private,off master suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with private bath/entrance to patio
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Middle bedroom/shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Front bedroom,sunny-bright! Shared bath
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2),Mediterranean climate rarely needs air conditioning, but one portable A/C unit available for warm day/nights if needed. Large fans in all bedrooms provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ceiling fans in all rooms. No local phone service, must bring own cell (local service never used, many solicitations, so dropped) NO SMOKING PLEASE.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Spring Special 25% Off Spring Rate, 4/22-5/31, Last remaining days,Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 34 reviews

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house - it is hard to add to the many compliments already made by other visitors. The house is spacious, well equipped, and well located as it is highly walkable to wonderful beaches, nearby restaurants and shops and to the village center - and a short drive to the airport, Coronado Island, Balboa Park and many other sites. We have rented over 20 vacation homes over the years and highly recommend this one as a great value. The icing on the cake is having Barbie, your host in the adjoining lot - she is welcoming and helpful and truly adds to your enjoyment of the house and area. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed having you here. What do you think of installing a large screened TV rather than having the little one in the cabinet. Owner wants guests to be happy!
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Cozy house in a great La Jolla location

  • 5 of 5

We (family with two young kids) spent 9 nights at this property in October, 2016 and we loved it. This 3-bedroom house had the perfect floor plan for us, but it will definitely work for multiple couples sharing the house as well. The house was very well kept, very clean and had a lot of charm. The owner must have travelled the world since he decorated the house with painting and drawings from all over the world. The house is only a few blocks from the beautiful Wind and Sea beach which is a hidden gem with the most beautiful sunsets. You are also super close to the Village and quickly in Pacific and Mission Beach. Our boys loved to wake up and play in the pretty backyard which is really a bonus in such a central location. The property manager Barbie is always available and very helpful. The house had everything we needed, including a fully equipped kitchen, beach toys, beach chairs, umbrella, etc. The only thing we missed was travel bed for babies but Barbie was very helpful and recommended places that rent out baby equipment, and that's what we did. Bottom line, we had a great experience and we would highly recommend the house to other young families or couples or whoever wants to visit San Diego. La Jolla is fantastic and I would certainly stay in La Jolla and in this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks and loved every minute! The home is very comfortable and furnished nicely. Enjoyed the beautiful cool air and low humidity of S Cal. Many good restaurants nearby. Beautiful beach 2 blocks away with breath taking views. Nice staying in a roomy home with yard for our little dog. Very clean and well maintained. Barbie the property manager is very friendly and helpful in every way. Our dogs became girlfriends! Visited many places in San Diego, but loved the beach the most! Planning to visit next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was everything, and more! It actually looks even better than in the pics. It is spotlessly clean, well-stocked, and every comfort has bee thought of! If you need something...ask'll have it in a flash! We are dog lovers, so it was so great to have a dog friendly place, and sweet Blondie on property! Location is great...walking distance to beach, long walks, and downtown shopping and restaurants.

Will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here in July 2016. Our party included four adults and two kids (ages 4 & 8) and the house was the perfect size for us.

House: It was exactly as pictured/described. Very clean and well-stocked. Only downside was a very small TV in the main living room (we like to watch movies at night) but who really "needs" TV on vacation! The property manager is accessible but discreet. After the check in, she is available as your request. She lives just behind the property and our kids had a great time inviting her dog over to play ball in the backyard. The backyard has great shade and space for relaxing or grilling.

Beach: Very close proximity to Windansea Beach, which is a great place for laying out and watching the surfers. It is not ideal for small kids, but the house is also an easy drive over to La Jolla Shores which was a perfect beach for kids, shallow, calm water and a great playground. The house provides everything you need for beach going: towels, chairs, umbrellas.

Sightseeing: La Jolla is a great place to center yourself for sightseeing. It is an easy drive to all of the San Diego spots. We found ourselves in the light traffic direction wherever we went. La Jolla itself has lots to do and see as well.

Restaurants: the house is walking distance from several great restaurants. Try the Promiscuous Fork! Other favorites in La Jolla are the Taco Stand, La Jolla Pizza, and El Pescador.

We would absolutely stay at this location again and hope to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove
Black's Beach
"Stunning beach beneath cliffs stretching for miles along the coast with great surfing ,body ..."
La Jolla Playhouse
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Shack-beach bar/snacks-1 block
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Torry Pines Golf Coarse
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Diego/ Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La jolla Village-many restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Wind n' Sea Beach-3 blocks
Car: recommended

Full Luxury Spa walking distance.La Jolla High Olympic size pool, 1 block,open public hours. Wind n' Sea Beach, short 3 block walk. University of California, Torry Pines golf course,15 minute drive . La Jolla Playhouse, live theater, on UCSD campus. Black's Beach, undeveloped, pristine beach stretching for several miles,with surfing, clothing optional, and LGBT sections, just a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

La Jolla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer peak
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning fee $195
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Pet fee dependent on number of pets,size,length of stay,etc,inquire for quote.Quotes dependent on number of persons,length of stay,etc,pls contact for exact pricing.Longer term,corporate,university,2 person rates upon request. For long term lease, 6 mo.+, ask to contact owner direct. Book direct and save. Secure payments accepted through Paypal and direct payments. Credit Cards accepted through Paypal or VRBO, additional credit card processing fee may apply. E-check option (VRBO-US only) or direct transfer PayPal, (friends and family option), no fee, or payment by personal checks accepted. Daily maid service available for additional charge.Option of damage insurance protection instead of damage deposit available through VRBO. Accommodation taxes apply for stays 30 nights or less.

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