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La Jolla Shores, enjoy a free kayak tour with your 7 night stay!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-5)

NOTICE - This property is scheduled for renovations and will NOT be available after July 30, 2017. Please check back with us in 2018 for booking. 'Truel's Cottage' is located in the 'Heart of La Jolla Shores'. Park your car.... everything you need including restaurants, shopping, surf & sand are all within a block of the cottage. In addition, the beautiful village of La Jolla with its many shops, art galleries and restaurants is just a short pleasant coastal walk from the cottage. Vons. Ralphs and Trader Joe's grocery store are just 5 minutes away by car.

Enjoy breakfast on the front porch while you watch beach goers stroll by on their way to the world famous La Jolla Shores Beach. After you enjoy a day at the beach, retire to the back patio for a barbecue and dine alfresco with family and friends. Or if you prefer, walk across the street and dine at one of the many award wining local restaurants. This home is nicely decorated with TV's, appliances, dishes, towels & linen. The property is fully fenced and gated offering you privacy and security.

*Book a seven night stay and receive a FREE kayak tour for two out to the seven caves of La Jolla! Or purchase San Diego Padres tickets (right behind homeplate) at Petco Park and enjoy a summer evening at the ballgame. These seats are not always available so book early!

There is always something to do! Torrey Pines Golf Course, Birch Aquarium, and Westfield Mall at University Town Center are less than 5 minutes away by car. And a short 10 to 15 minute drive can get you to Seaworld, Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego, Del Mar Race Track, Downtown Gaslamp District, Seaport Village or San Diego International Airport.

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Bob Whitney
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Bob Whitney

We bought this property from the estate of Truel Simpson. Truel was a dressmaker to the 'Rich and Famous'. Truel and his wife lived in the cottage and sold his fashionable dresses from the shop next door for almost 50 years.

Why Bob Whitney chose La Jolla Shores

This property is unique because it is isolated by beautiful landscaping in the 'Heart of La Jolla Shores Village'. When you stay at the cottage your imagination brings you back to when La Jolla was a sleepy little sea side village.

What makes this cottage unique

Park your car in your reserved carport and walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. Or just sit on the front porch and watch the world walk by.....

Guestbook comments from the owner

The best place in La Jolla. Great Time!!!
May 2009
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in La Jolla Shores, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main house bath is shower/tub combo. Back bedroom has bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Detached Guest bedroom has 1 Queen Bed - Secured patio entrance through main house, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room has a Queen sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include discounts to local kayak shop and opportunity to purchase baseball tickets (subject to availability)


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La Jolla Shores, enjoy a free kayak tour with your 7 night stay!
average rating of 4.98 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful owners who care about their guests

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

Truel's Cottage is the perfect getaway to the best location in California, LaJolla Shores. Bob was very quick to respond and make our family vacation stress free. The property is perfect for a family of four. It is located three blocks from the beach and near all of the restaurants and stores of La Jolla. Highly recommend Truel's Cottage for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, California

Awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

Very cute and well appointed cottage in the perfect location just blocks away from the la Jolla shores beach. Lots of great places to eat and grab coffee. Bob the owner is very responsive. We had an issue with how to work the heater and he came right away to show us how to work it.

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

We've made over a dozen visits to the La Jolla area in the last 3-4 years and this was our favorite place of them all. Great location and very comfortable cottage. We had some initial trouble with the Internet, so they brought over a new router and installed it immediately and it solved the problem. You can't find better service. We'd love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend, Well maintained cottage in great location. Numerous good restaurants for breakfast, lunch, & dinner within a block. Beach 2 blocks way. Really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed it!!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was the perfect place for me and my family of 4. We were in La Jolla for a wedding. The location was the heart of La Jolla Shores and very convienent and close to the wedding venue, as well as the beach, shops and restaurants, too. The cottage was just as described...clean and well maintained and well stocked with essentials. We enjoyed the boogie boards and sand toys when we went to the beach and our kids loved having there own sleeping quarters in back. Bob stopped by the first night of our stay. He introduced himself, he was very friendly and made us feel right at home.. It was nice having 2 parking spots as parking in La Jolla is always a challenge. We would definitely recommend this place to friends and relatives and would rent from Bob again!

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Piatti Resturant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Sorrento Valley
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Piatti & Barbarellas
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
La Jolla Shores
Car: recommended

Go on a kayak tour with La Jolla Kayak to view the seven coves of La Jolla and the sea life in La Jolla Cove.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in La Jolla Shores, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$131.84
Pet Fee C$131.84

Rates above are exclusive of City of San Diego 11.05% TOT plus $100 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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