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Classic La Jolla Beach Home.Pet Friendly! 5 Stars! Summer 2018 Dates Available !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

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

Summer in La Jolla-

Beach,swimming,surfing,hiking ,and lots of relaxing in this perfect charmer beach home! Dates still available for summer season. Inquire for details.

Don't miss the video tour! Check box in upper left corner of desktop view!

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 (private ,fully fenced, back yard) 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.

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.

Minimum 14 night booking after June 1,2018.

Secure payments through VRBO with choice of 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+) .Contact owner direct.

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

More Details

Barb Walker
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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, takes care of the home and lives in a separate cottage just in back and is available 24/7 to help with any situations that might arise and answer any questions. There is a privacy lock on the gate for guest use to ensure complete privacy for the back yard, if so desired. She also has a cleaning and dog sitting service if you should need help with those two items. She will meet you and take you through the home on arrival.

Originally from the Midwest ( Champaign, IL),I 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 Beach Barber Tract

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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Beach Barber Tract House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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.


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Classic La Jolla Beach Home.Pet Friendly! 5 Stars! Summer 2018 Dates Available !
average rating of 4.75 based on 41 reviews

Great spot for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for a week in March 2018. We have 2 small children (ages 2 and 4) and it was perfect for us. The house had plenty of room for us as each child had their own room; and the living room had a nice sitting area and TV for us to relax in once the kids were asleep. The backyard is a big plus. We enjoyed sitting out back while the kids played; and were able to BBQ a few times during our stay.

The location is also great. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes. The nearby beach was never busy while we were there. If you have small kids I recommend bringing a stroller for the walk as the road to the beach has a fair bit of incline. We also walked to the main part of La Jolla (where all the major restaurants and shops are, as well as the grocery store); that is about a 10-15 minute walk. The house has a driveway which is also very convenient as parking can be challenging at times in the area. The house is on a quiet street as well; we found it was nice and quiet in the evenings.

Overall the property seems to be clean and well kept. The property manager (Barbie) was awesome to deal with and responsive to anything we needed. The house has a lot of character to it and we were very happy with it. We will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We shared two weeks with our son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. We couldn't ask for a better location to the beach, restaurants and assistance from the property manager, Barbie. The kids loved to play soccer in the yard and just run around.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at the Pottery Barn house in La Jolla

  • 5 of 5

We are a retired couple who stayed at the pottery barn house in La Jolla for two weeks in November. Along with us we had our daughter, her husband and two small children, the house was perfect for the 6 of us. It has artificial grass front and back which was wonderful for the children to play on, and lovely mature trees. The house itself is well equipped with comfortable beds and a large flat screen tv which proved invaluable after we put the kids to bed each night. It is in a very quiet neighbourhood about 3 blocks from the ocean and a 15 min walk to downtown La Jolla. The best beach for swimming was at La Jolla Shores, which is about a 10 min drive away and downtown San Diego is a 20 minute drive. All in all, its a great location for a family vacation, and excellent value for the price. We would recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean,relaxing,parking,would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place! As described. Quiet,relaxing, airey, pictures are accurate; clean,neat, charming. Nice enclosed yard beyond the furnished patio; can pick fresh lemons,oranges and limes; very private; driveway parking for two small/mid cars. We were there for a wedding and were able to have many East coast adult guests stop by afterwards, plenty of space to relax and talk, no one felt crowded. Rooms clean and comfortable, plenty of linens. Kitchen very well equipped. Overseer, Barbie is right next door and checks daily to see if any problems, but is not intrusive. Can't say enough positive things. Would stay again! Love this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very helpful manager

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 3 weeks stay in this lovely house with our two kids. House and kitchen are very well equipped and clean. Great location, close to the beach, quiet and relaxing. Barbara Walker the property manager was always very kind, helped whenever there were questions and replied immediately to e-mails.

We can highly recommend this property for holidays and are planning to come back.

Monika and Co. from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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