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Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage -Beachfront Luxury

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

You will be able to truly live out your Southern California Vacation dream when you stay in the oceanfront Historic Luxury La Jolla Village Cottage. This home has been featured on the cover of a magazine and used as the set of a cooking show. It is also an annual stop on the Historic La Jolla Village walking tour and the San Diego Home and Garden tour. Its unique roof line and octagonal design make it a real treat if you happen to enjoy architecture. The cliffs in front of the house are known as Whale View Point. People come from around the world to sit and gaze at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean sunset at this very spot. On weekends you’ll see nearby artists painting at their easels, picnickers with bountiful feasts and couples reciting their vows in the nearby wedding bowl as the sun sets over the horizon.

When you wake up in the morning you can walk to the beach just outside your door for an early swim and then wash off the sand in your outdoor shower adjacent to the patio. Afterwards, you’ll be able to take the family into the village, just two blocks east, for a day of shopping, or visit the local museum and aquarium. In the evening watch the seals play on the beach, before
walking back to the house to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. When you go to bed, you’ll fall asleep peacefully as the sounds of the ocean lull you into a deep slumber.

Parking at this home comes with garage space for two cars and the whole house comfortably sleeps ten guests. If you rent the entire house you’ll have access to five outdoor spaces—there are two patios upstairs and three downstairs! The best views can be found upstairs, so if you find yourself on the fence between renting the whole cottage or just the downstairs, we highly recommend you rent the whole home to have a vacation or business trip you’ll always treasure.
This is an elegant, contemporary 2,700 Square Foot La Jolla Village Cottage. Modern upgrades including a Chef's Viking range complement the sun-splashed kitchen. Recently remodeled, and professionally designed, exquisite furnishings complete this fully equipped home with 5 flat screen TV’s which are 80inch, 65inch, 50inch and 42inch with premium cable in all 3 bedrooms and in the living room, WiFi, and all the amenities one would expect of a luxury home on an ocean front street. The house has a temperature control air jet swirl Jacuzzi, 2 larger shower area plus an outside shower in the yard. The private fully fenced backyard patio features a comfortable outdoor seating area for entertaining and barbecues. The furnishings are of the highest quality. Enjoy ocean views from every room of the house. You will enjoy three patios, one from each bedroom to enjoy the sunset.
Walk just steps down a gentle walkway to find the finest white sand BEACH in sunny Southern California for your outdoor enjoyment. Watch the divers at the underwater marine park at La Jolla Cove.
This home is the ultimate La Jolla cove luxury beach cottage.

Rental Options:

You may book either the main floor of the cottage (maximum 7 guests) or the whole house (with upper apartment, for a total of 10 guests).

Option 1: Main Level -downstairs- (allows for 7 guests)
During downstairs only rentals the upper level apartment will be open for owner or others to use.
The main level sleeps 6 but the master bedroom has a futon that allows for one additional guest for a total of 7 guests.

Option 2: Whole House – Including Upper Level Apartment (total of 10 guests)
There is an apartment above the master and the garage that allows for 3 additional guests, for a total of 10 guests. It is available for rental when you rent the whole house. It has a queen bed, office, small kitchenette and huge bathroom with a full terrace off of the bathroom.

Room Descriptions

Living Room (In Main level)

This unique octagonal room is the perfect place to unwind. Relax on the couch by the fireplace with a book or watch T.V. on the 80in HD flat-screen with cable.

Kitchen (In Main Level)

It’s recently renovated and ready for your gourmet delights. With granite countertops and stainless steel appliances working in this space will be a breeze. You’ll be able to enjoy cooking while partaking of ocean views and the company of friends and family in the dining room.

Downstairs Master Bedroom (In main Level)

From this room you will be able to wake up to ocean views and savor breakfast on your own personal patio. Outside there is a table for four and two deck chairs for sunbathing. The bedroom has its own private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. Connected to the master bedroom there is also a very cozy den with a comfy couch and a big glass window from which to enjoy the sights and sounds.

Captain’s Room (In Main Level)

For some people, this is the best bedroom in the house as its cozy feel and architectural position gives the impression of being right on the water’s edge. It has its own personal patio with seating for two that’s ideal for morning coffee or tea.

Upstairs Apartment (Only available with rental of Whole House)

The most majestic views of the ocean can be found here. There are two patios, a kitchenette, an office and a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, his and her sinks and a walk-in shower. The apartment repeats the octagonal design of the living room, as well as the unique tall pitched ceiling providing an extra spacious feel. And to top it all off a big king size bed along with a big flat screen TV.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Den: 2 twin/ single


  • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Futon in den off of master bedroom (1), Futon in upstairs master bedroom (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)-please ask manager when booking-...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    combination toilet/bidet...moreless

  • Upstairs Master Bathroom : toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    combination toilet/bidet...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, shower, bidet

    combination toilet/bidet...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Every bedroom and den has a TV with cable...moreless

  • VCR


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great talking and meeting area with large TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    On street 2 hour parking ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Garage for 2 sedan cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new gormet kitchen done in 2011...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Total of 5 decks. Downstairs large deck with outdoor dinning area and BBQ + Upstairs large deck +3 ocean view decks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 9 traveler reviews
Enjoying the sun & sea. 08/17/2014

VRBO Bear stayed here:

We were blown away when we arrived at this beautiful cottage with its ocean view and plentiful windows that let the sea breeze drift through the house. Its three ocean-facing patios were perfect for enjoying breakfast or the breathtaking sunset while watching the waves roll in. The view from this gorgeous house is truly spectacular.

The trail that spans most of the beachfront was right across the street and excellent for an invigorating morning jog. We loved being able to simply walk down the street and relax on one of the many beaches or use one of the supplied boogie boards to play in the surf, and the outdoor shower on the back patio was great for rinsing off the sand. In the evenings, we had our choice of cooking out on the grill, using the fantastically outfitted kitchen or walking to one of the excellent restaurants nearby. The street on which the house is nestled was very quiet at night and inviting to beach visitors, picnickers, joggers and folks walking their dogs during the day. It was convenient to have a big, secure garage for our car, as parking can be hard to come by in busy La Jolla. Unless you plan a lot of day trips into San Diego, however, a car really isn’t necessary as there are fantastic beaches, restaurants, museums and activities within walking distance of the house.

After a fun-filled day, we absolutely adored falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves right outside our bedroom window. We had an amazing experience and we can’t wait to return!

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May las minute Special
May 10 - Jun 3, 2015
3 night min stay
Mid Season 2015
Jun 4 - Jun 15, 2015
3 night min stay
Summer 2015
Jun 16 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas and New Year's 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $275
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11.05%


The pricing above is for the Full House.

We also offer the option to rent Only the Downstairs of the house

Pricing 2014-2015

Last minute Special from May 10th to May 21st, 2015 2,500 week/ 350 night (Downstairs Only)

Sep 02- May 15 3,000 week/ 450 night (Downstairs Only)

May 16 - June 15 3,800 week/ 570 night (Downstairs Only)

June 16 - Sept 7 5,000 week/ 750 night (Downstairs Only)

Holidays 5,500 week/825 night (Downstairs Only)

Cleaning Fee for downstairs only 200dlls

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Our cottage is one of the few old cottages still standing where it was built. Many natives call it one of the original jewels. The Odell family bought it in 1957 and has rented it out as a vacation rental since 1996. I am the manager of the rental and keep it in fine tune for the new owner.

Why Village of La Jolla:
Under new ownership and managed by the old owner, This house offers a unique spot on the ocean.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
No one comes away from a stay without commenting on the comfort of our beds and towels. The views from very room in the house of the ocean are breathtaking. The best tidal pools are below us and the seals are a block away. We are just 100 yards from the wedding bowl. Our decks and balconies bring every guest a front row seat to sunsets.There is no other home like ours.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Beautiful high ceilings

    Beautiful high ceilings

  • Enjoy the ocean view while you dine

    Enjoy the ocean view while you dine

  • Ocean view from Master bedroom

    Ocean view from Master bedroom

  • High Tech Toilet/Bidet in each bathroom

    High Tech Toilet/Bidet in each bathroom

  • Working during your stay will be more enjoyable with this great view

    Working during your stay will be more enjoyable with this great view

  • Master Bedroom on first floor

    Master Bedroom on first floor

  • Extra room in first floor Master Bedroom

    Extra room in first floor Master Bedroom

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Den with 2 twin beds

    Den with 2 twin beds

  • La Jolla 1920's Cove Cottage - View from the Ocean

    La Jolla 1920's Cove Cottage - View from the Ocean

  • Gorgeous beach in front of the house

    Gorgeous beach in front of the house

  • Granite counter tops

    Granite counter tops

  • Beautiful Master Bedroom on second floor

    Beautiful Master Bedroom on second floor

  • Upstairs Master Bathroom -all 3 bathrooms have been recently fully remodeled-

    Upstairs Master Bathroom -all 3 bathrooms have been recently fully remodeled-

  • One of two decks on second floor

    One of two decks on second floor

  • Second deck in upstairs

    Second deck in upstairs

  • Ocean view in Master bedroom

    Ocean view in Master bedroom

  • Ocean view deck of Master Bedroom on first floor

    Ocean view deck of Master Bedroom on first floor

  • Third bedroom ocean view

    Third bedroom ocean view

  • Backyard


  • Featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine

    Featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine

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