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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


2 Bedrooms + Sunroom (sleeps 6 + baby crib), 3 Baths. Just steps from Scripps pier and ocean with EXTRA PARKING! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! BEST RENTAL IN THE SHORES!

A truly exceptional dreamy classic La Jolla property! GATED, ELEGANT LOCATION, SAFE, QUIET and BONUS EXTRA PARKING!! Where waves lull you to sleep at night, where you wake up and spy the ocean from your bedroom, where you can entertain yourself playing music on the upright grand piano, where your children can explore pathways and waterfalls on the private property, where you are steps from the beach (across the street!), minutes from the famed UCSD, across the street from Scripps Institute of Oceanography and pier with picturesque Cliffside Nature Walk, a short walk to SCRIPPS AQUARIUM, and across the street from a park and the most ELEGANT WEDDING SPOT IN SAN DIEGO! FAMED Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Salk Institute just minutes away. JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is your very own home away from home on an exclusive private estate. Come and get away from it all!


JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is well equipped with all the comforts of home and sleeps 6 (plus a baby crib = sleeps 7!) WE EVEN HAVE A STAIRLIFT FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS! It is dreamy and poetic, safe, quiet and is located amidst rambling gardens with rock waterfalls and a backyard pond, lush native plants, trees and pathways that meander throughout the property. A beautiful gazebo awaits you in the garden that you can enjoy from your very own cozy upstairs private balcony off the sunroom! Ceilings are high and rooms are big. THREE FULL BATHROOMS! Two with showers and one does have a tub for the little ones. Also a crib and high chairs are provided.

This gated private property offers you PREMIER access to the beach with views, and at the same time offers complete privacy for you and your family. Just walk across the street to the beach with your boogie boards and picnic, then walk home and rinse off in the outdoor shower!

2 bedrooms + two bathrooms and an inviting sunroom/library with private balcony are upstairs, (which can be used as a bedroom to sleep 2 on the pullout trundle bed). The deep blue expansive Pacific Ocean, framed by towering palms, can be seen from master bedroom in the front and gorgeous classic La Jolla mountain views can be seen from the side. The master also has a vaulted ceiling and a large and roomy closet with lots of extra bedding and linens. We have also included a baby cot and childproofed the stairway so toddlers are safe.

Downstairs is a great room including kitchen, dining room and living area…a most inviting space to revitalize your spirit and relax with the family after enjoying the beautiful beach across the street! An upright grand piano is ready for your playing enjoyment. All doors open out to patios and gardens which you are welcome to explore and use. There are lots of beach toys, beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs for your use as well. Also a new high-spec washer and dryer (which is a real plus when travelling with children!) AND there is AIR CON!

The kitchen in JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is extremely convenient and we have even installed a water purifier at the sink so you DON’T EVER HAVE TO BUY BOTTLED WATER!!!!!!

Listen to the sound of the waterfall in the East garden as you enjoy your breakfast or relax in garden. The house has two cable TV’s (one in the master bedroom and one in the great room). This is one of two separate homes that sit on 1/2 acre of land which is available for your use. The owners are onsite so this property is very special as it is UBER PRIVATE AND YET QUIET, DREAMY, COZY AND INVITING! It doesn’t get better than this in La Jolla Shores! Super romantic and family friendly at the same time. Lots of light, JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is the perfect place to feel you are at your very own HOME AWAY FROM HOME! DIVINE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ARE AWAITING YOU!

The quaint yet classic La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village. It is a nice little walk from JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE to pick up some picnic items and head to the beach or go kayaking. The small and exclusive village has several fine dining restaurants as well as plenty of casual dining places, shops, and a few galleries. You can take surf lessons and rent surfboards, boogie boards, paddle boards, kayaks and wetsuits from Surf Diva. Kayak, snorkel, and bike tours and rentals are available at San Diego Bike and Kayak. Or just go for a swim and lay in the beautiful warm California sunshine! We are all SMILES HERE!!


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More Details

Property Manager
Brant Westfall
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in La Jolla Shores, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I will need your home address and cell # for the rental agreement. I will email it to you via DocuSign for electronic signatures.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed with two single beds
  • Master Bedroom - One king size bed Guest Bedroom - One Queen size bed Sun Room - One trundle bed with two single beds One crib and high chair.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews
Washington, Utah

Perfect family spot....

  • 5 of 5

I will admit I was nervous about this home because the price was great but we were incredibly pleasantly surprised. It was clean, well stocked and in a perfect location. I never met Joyce face to face but phone calls and emails were promptly answered in a very helpful manner. The only hiccup we had was finding where to pull in because it was late at night. If you get to the street light you have gone too far... that is the exit gate. Go back a bit. There were towels for the beach and sand toys and the beach was close enough to walk but we chose to drive and the parking was free and there was plenty of it. It was large enough to fit our family of 7 for the one night my oldest was able to come and it fit the 6 of us very comfortably for the remainder of the time. We plan to go back...

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elgin, Iowa

Great location and lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place near La Jolla, this is a great place in La Jolla Shores near the beach and a short walk to the pleasant community of La Jolla Shores. The home was a great size for our family with the added outdoor features including a sitting area, gazebo, and lawn waterfall/pool. The beds were nice with very soft bedding and the place was clean with an airy kitchen area. Having three bathrooms was nice too!

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super roomy and close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Joyce's cottage and the location. The owner was very nice.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Great location and excellent property

  • 5 of 5

A really nice stay in half of a large home just a short walk from the beach. The owners who live in the other half were no problem at all. Parking is rather tight so be careful if you get a large car for your stay. And mind the traffic -- it's always bad in San Diego, but particularly so right next to the UCSD campus where this house is located.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Great location and very family friendly but...

  • 5 of 5

Overall, all of us loved the stay. The kids (3 and 2 years old) loved a little garden to go up and down stairs and to go up and down stairs freely as it was a new place. My aunt and mom loved the location as it was near nice beaches to be away from the crowd and to be close to it. Your choice. The only thing I would have loved is a bit updated kitchen, like knives, dishwasher, and microwave. It is an old house and you can definitely see it. But it was a clean place with lots of home items, such as beach and regular towels, linens, blankets, and pillows. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you very much for choosing our lovely rental for your holiday. We appreciate your comments and that you loved our home so much! We do indeed have many knives, a microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen for your use and will make sure to highlight where these are located in the kitchen during your next stay with us. Again, thank you so much for choosing our beautiful home for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!"
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Urbana, IL

Perfect place for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this beautiful Cottage!

Our family of four adults and one 11 year old child spent a wonderful 2 weeks here in July 2017.

We were warmly welcomed to this beautiful property by Marketta and given a tour. The cottage is very spacious and inviting, and well equipped with all the comforts of home. It was spotlessly clean. It has a great kitchen, large dining room table, and a comfortable living room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, 2 baths and a sunroom, which we used as a bedroom. There was a generous supply of towels and bed linen.

Outside, the gardens add to the charm with many beautiful plants and a pond. It was a delight to sit outside and enjoy the California air.

We also appreciated the Jacuzzi and the Gazebo for quiet relaxation.

We were glad to have the outdoor shower to keep the sand out of the house when we returned from the beach.

This was an ideal place for us.

We went to the Zoo, Coronado, Birch Aquarium, got together with old friends and enjoyed the beach daily. Dinner at home with Piatti’s food was a treat, as was breakfast, across the street at Caroline’s overlooking the ocean.

It is an easy drive to the grocery store or to downtown La Jolla. Major Department stores are also nearby, and we had fun making beaded jewelry at “Beads of La Jolla”.

Joyce, (the owner) is a very warm and friendly hostess who went the extra mile to be sure we had everything we needed. We all enjoyed our visits with her and hope to see her when we return.

We highly recommend this beautiful Cottage in a great location.

Five Stars!

Submitted August 25, 2017

S. Sullivan

Urbana, IL

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Piatti Ristorante
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Solana Beach Coaster Station
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Piatti Ristorante
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
La Jolla Shores
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Dec 31 2017 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Peak Season
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 6 2019 - May 24 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$256.88
Damage Deposit C$642.2

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment made by check does not incur any additional fee.

Manager'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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