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Historic La Jolla Cove Cottage on the Ocean -Beachfront Luxury

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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Jolla Village cottage description

You will be able to truly live out your Southern California Vacation dream when you stay in the oceanfront Historic Luxury Cove 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 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 cottage are known as Whale View Point. People come from around the world to sit and gaze at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean 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 eight 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.

Rental Options:

You may book either the main floor of the cottage (maximum 6 guests) or the whole house (with upper apartment, for a total of 8 guests).

Option 1: Main Level (allows for 6 guests)
The upper level apartment will not be rented during your stay.
The main level sleeps 6 but the master bedroom has a futon that allows for one additional guest.

Option 2: Whole House – Including Upper Level Apartment (total of 8 guests)
There is an apartment above the master and the garage that allows for 2 additional guests, for a total of 8 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 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.

Property Type

  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

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

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              • Upstairs Master Bedroom: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Den: 2 twin/ single

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              • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Futon in den off of master bedroom (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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

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              • Downstairs Master Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Downstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Brand new gormet kitchen done in 2011...moreless

              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                great talking and meeting area with large tv...moreless

              • Parking:

                for 2 sedan style cars....moreless

              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Garage

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Historic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Oceanfront

                      Activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Spelunking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Tennis
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Parasailing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Churches
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Library
                      • Shelling
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Walking
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Photography
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shuffleboard
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Great Location

                        Great Location

                        • Guest Ocean Four (Missouri)
                        • Date of stay 09/20/09
                        • Review Submitted 10/08/09
                        You cannot beat the location of this property. It is situated directly across the street from the ocean. We loved the conveinance of slipping into our swimsuits and walking across the street to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The outside landscape is lovely but the inside of the property leaves something to be desired. It is pretty outdated, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. I love to cook but kept myself out of the kitchen as much a possible. One other downside to the property is that the owner stays upstairs while you rent the main floor. Not a huge deal, but you don't feel like you are quite on your own. With that said, the wonderful location did make up for the aging interior. Not sure we will stay here again but we're very grateful for the wonderful memories the bungalow provided us during our stay, If your expectation of the property includes a beautiful, modern interior I'd suggest staying elsewhere. If not, I'd recommend giving it a shot!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 10/11

                      • Thanks for the Wonderful Stay

                        Thanks for the Wonderful Stay

                        • Guest michael d.
                        • Date of stay 02/18/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                        This is truly an amazing and very special place to stay. My family and I had a wonderful visit and indeed we all feel quite lucky to have stayed in this delightful historic beach cottage. We really hated to leave the sound of the crashing waves, the magnificent views, and our evening strolls down to the tide pools. The property manager Laura is one of the kindest most responsive professional people I have ever known. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to stay. Thanks again Laura! Warm regards, Michael and family

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Enjoyed the time

                        Enjoyed the time

                        • Guest oceanwavs (Peoria AZ)
                        • Date of stay 03/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/12
                        Well we had a great time at this house. I have been wanting to stay here for a long time. You can hear the ocean the windows open in each room. The view is awesome, you can see seals, dolpins and can just walk down to the tide pools.You can just watch the people go by. The house is clean the kitchen has been updated, it is like the pictures. We met Laura and her mom and the dogs, we had no problem with any noise, there are not any stains on the ceilings. ( I think the person who wrote that article on the review had personal issues) We found none of that and we were there within 2 weeks of their review. So if you want to enjoy a house with a great view, lots of room, with your own yard, and take along your pet, then consider staying here. We enjoyed the fireplace and the porch off the master bedroom such a relaxing time for us. As for heat, the space heaters worked great we were never cold and we had rain for a day. The rest of the time weatherwise was good the breeze from the ocean cooled the house in the afternoon. We did not make time for the firepit this time but will on our next visit. Enjoyed looking through the books in the reading room and reading the book you mom wrote. Thanks for sharing the house with us. We will be back again next year. S

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful Historic Home!

                        Wonderful Historic Home!

                        • Guest Kathy's opinion (Lubbock, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 03/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/10/12
                        Wonderful Retreat We had a wonderful time staying in this historic home. The location could not be better! The kitchen is recently renovated with great appliances. The beds were super comfy, and we loved hanging out on the patios. We will be back.

                        Recommended for: Girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Heavenly

                        Heavenly

                        • Guest Queen bee (Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 02/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/07/12
                        This historic cottage was relaxing and cozy with magnificent views. The sound of the waves, the pristine sheets and comfortable beds made for terrific sleeping. The location was such that attracted photographers, musicians, joggers, walkers continuously from sunrise to sunset. It was wonderful being a part of the lifestyle for the short four days we were there and I'm already longing to return. Laura and Mary Ruth love to share their historic heritage with their guests and we enjoyed hearing the history of this fabulous place. Thank you for making our stay pleasant. Hope to see you next year.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • Read this before you rent this place!

                        Read this before you rent this place!

                        • Guest Gerry G. (Montana)
                        • Date of stay 02/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/11/12
                        "Read before you decide to rent this place" Be aware of what you don't know about this place. Location and view are terrific. HOWEVER, this place smells heavily of dogs of which there are 2. The owner lives upstairs when guests are here (!) and the sound of footsteps, dogs barking, and noise made use of the master bedroom impossible. Having an owner on the premises is like having your privacy invaded and this situation should be made known in the advertisement. This place is historic, meaning very old. Lots of rusty plumbing fixtures and furniture. Microwave did not work although owner promised repair the day we moved in - never repaired during our week there. Small, smelly rooms and ALL the owners personal items are in the way. You will like you are intruding, not renting. There is a cleaning fee which is a rip off. The place, especially the kitchen, refrigerator, drawers and cabinets were anything but clean. I think the owner pockets the fee and does a minimum amount of cleaning. There is no heating, just a bunch of small noisy spaceheaters. The ceiling over our bed was wet and smelled of mold. We are expereinced renters (5-7 homes each winter) and we know quality and hospitaltiy. This place was very dissapointing and we would not recommend to anyone. Reviewers of these types of rental websites need to be honest about their reviews to save others from the dissapointment we experienced. We couldn't wait to leave.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners.

                        Owner response: I am truly sorry that our renter had such a terrible stay at our cottage. We have rented our home for 17 years and never had such a review as this one. Nobody has told me that the house smelled of dogs, or the rooms were small and smelled of mold. We have 12 positive reviews and many happy return renters. The only negative comment about our kitchen came before we totally remodeled it. Someone told me that it was hard to cook in. I agreed and we remodeled it promptly. As for the noise in the master room I have had people repeatedly tell me they never heard us upstairs. The entirety of the cleaning fee goes to our excellent cleaning staff. A quick glance at the other reviews of our cottage demonstrate the kind of comments I typically hear when people stay at our property. Please come and enjoy our slice of heaven.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 16/19

                      • Sept. 2011 week at Cove Cottage

                        Sept. 2011 week at Cove Cottage

                        • Guest KathleenAZ (COCHISE)
                        • Date of stay 09/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/27/11
                        My husband and I just celebrated his 65th birthday week at Cove Cottage and enjoyed every minute of it! The home is wonderfully furnished and stocked with anything you could need. It's a historic home and the owners are the landlords and hosts. They couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming and had a lot of good info about the area. Can't beat the location, you literally wake up in your bed with the Pacific Ocean in front of you. Great restaurants within walking distance include: Rappongi - nouvelle asian tapas, Georges at the Cove - with 3 different venues from casual rooftop to fine dining, Eddie V's Prime Seafood and numerous other good spots. With great golf, walking, cycling and other San Diego area attractions, it makes for a great week.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/5

                      • Spring Break Trip

                        Spring Break Trip

                        • Guest Family of Four (Colorado Springs, CO)
                        • Date of stay 03/20/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/29/11
                        We had an excellent week. The owners of the home are very gracious and were available for any questions. The home is quiet and in an excellent location. We were so close to the beach we could hear the waves and the 2 main bedrooms, dining room and living room have gorgeous views. Shopping, great restaurants, the Children's Pool with seals, the Museum of Contemporary Art and a large children's playground are all within walking distance. The property was clean and well-maintained for an older home (built in the 1920's.) As far as I could tell, there is no central air conditioning or heat--this was not a problem during our stay in late March when the weather was cool and rainy in the high 50's. The home is filled with antiques and breakables so I would caution against toddlers staying here. The water was hot and plentiful. I would stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • A Wedding to Dream About

                        A Wedding to Dream About

                        • Guest Reetz (Sherwood Park, AB Canada)
                        • Date of stay 10/08/08
                        • Review Submitted 05/19/09
                        I was fortunate enough to have my wedding on the beach just a short walk form this magnificent home. We walked back across the street to Cove Cottage to have our reception. What a magical place! Laura and her mother MaryRuth were such a treat, what gracious hostesses they were. I cannot wait to return with my husband for our anniversaries down the road. The photos don't even do this place justice. It is spactacular in every sense of the word. It is charming and features ocean views from nearly every window in the house. Sitting with my Dad on the balcony chatting about my life to come while listening to the waves crash and watching passers-by.....does it get any better than that? I will always have a special place in my heart for this beautiful place and it's friendly, loving owners. Reta and Ryan Sherwood Park, AB Canada

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                      • WOW

                        WOW

                        • Guest Gloria (Tampa Bay Area, FL)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/08
                        • Review Submitted 01/22/08
                        We loved this place! And the owners are just lovely. There were fresh cut flowers in the home when we arrived, binoculars so we could watch the whales, local maps, restaurant recommendations - it felt as if we were staying in my sister's home and she just went out for a few moments. If you are looking for a warm, lovely home on the water, this is what you want. You can hear the waves during the day, and at night, they help you sleep. The gardens and flowers outside are beautiful. In the gardens in the park across the street we saw and photographed humming birds and seals! We live on the Gulf of Mexico, this was different with the waves, rocks and seals. Next time we are in the La Jolla or San Diego area we WILL stay here!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid Season
                      May 23 - Jun 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $570
                      $3,800
                      Summer
                      Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $750
                      $5,000
                      Thansgiving
                      Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $570
                      $3,800
                      Christmas and New Year's
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $570
                      $3,800
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $450
                      $3,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning fee $250
                      • Tax Rate 11.05%

                      Notes:

                      The pricing above is for the Full House.

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

                      Pricing:

                      Sep 04- May 22 2,500 week/ 375 night (Downstairs Only)

                      May 23 - June 30 3,300 week/ 500 night (Downstairs Only)

                      July 1 - Sept 3 4,400 week/ 650 night (Downstairs Only)

                      Holidays 3,300 week/ 500 night (Downstairs Only)

                      We offer special pricing for Monthly rentals.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: San Diego International Airport at 15 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2013

                      About the owner: Our cottage is one of the few old cottages still standing where it was built. Many natives call it one of the orgional 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. I have been married to Steve Williams fo 36 years, have 5 grown children and 5 grand children. I was a middle school teacher for many years in south central Los Angeles. I love my family, the cottage and my job. .

                      Why the Owner Chose La Jolla Village:
                      Under new ownership and managed by the old owner, This house offers a unique spot on the ocean. Nothing has been changed from it's past.

                      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.


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                      Photos

                      • This unique octagonal room is the perfect place to unwind.

                        This unique octagonal room is the perfect place to unwind.

                      • With this ocean view you will want to dine in every night

                        With this ocean view you will want to dine in every night

                      • 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.

                        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.

                      • Wine at sunset on Master Bedroom deck

                        Wine at sunset on Master Bedroom deck

                      • Upstairs second Master Bedroom

                        Upstairs second Master Bedroom

                      • Upstairs kitchenette

                        Upstairs kitchenette

                      • Upstairs bath and shower

                        Upstairs bath and shower

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

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

                      • Fully equipped and fully remodeled Kitchen with granite counter tops

                        Fully equipped and fully remodeled Kitchen with granite counter tops

                      • You will love cooking with this view!

                        You will love cooking with this view!

                      • Ocean view from Captain's Room

                        Ocean view from Captain's Room

                      • 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.

                        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.

                      • small bedroom with 2 twin beds

                        small bedroom with 2 twin beds

                      • Second floor gorgeous view!

                        Second floor gorgeous view!

                      • Upstairs master bathroom

                        Upstairs master bathroom

                      • Upstairs ocean view deck

                        Upstairs ocean view deck

                      • Featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine

                        Featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine

                      VRBO #34056

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                      $450 - $750 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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                      Minimum stay: 4-5 nights
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