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Solar/Sustainable Luxurious Home W/ Pool & View

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Backyard w/ pool, jacuzzi spa, fire pit, built-in BBQ, hammock, yard, etc.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We purchased this custom craftsman (“arts and crafts” style) home in May 2013, because we loved its unique character, serene feel, and unobstructed eastern view. We have furnished it with top quality pieces and every amenity, paying close attention to details. In March 2015, we added solar PV to the roof and hope to cover 90% of the electric usage. A solar thermal system on the hill heats the pool.
Outdoor Area

The outdoor space features a solar heated pool with a cascading water feature and a large jacuzzi with amazingly powerful jets. There is a custom, built-in gas BBQ with a granite counter. We have a huge dining table with seating for 10, plus additional seating in a love seat, comfy chairs, lounge chairs, and hammock. The outside gas fire pit is perfect for smores. On the side of the yard are various fruit trees, including lemon, guava, clementine and kumquat. The unobstructed view stretches past the Cuyamaca Mountains to the desert.

Indoor Living Spaces

This property is unique in that it offers many living spaces, including two living/family rooms, a game room, a bedroom/living room, and seating at the kitchen island. All living spaces are tastefully decorated with solid wood, hand crafted 'arts and crafts' style pieces. All rooms (including bedrooms) have fabulous lighting, with dimmers so that you can adjust the light for the perfect atmosphere. The abundance of living spaces is a wonderful feature for extended family vacations, as the entire family will be able to spend time together, yet can also break into smaller groups in different spaces.

There are two separate living rooms, each with its own stone fireplace. One living room (the “Great Room”) has wood flooring, a high vaulted ceiling, a great leather U-shaped sectional, Noguchi glass coffee table, huge flat screen TV, solid cherry dining table with seating for 12 and caucasian rug. The other living room is smaller, with new carpeting, a microfiber couch, two leather chairs, and wood coffee table. The game room has a tournament sized (9’) pool table and a foosball table. The fifth bedroom is set up with a flat screen TV and a day bed that converts to a king bed, such that this room can be used as a bedroom and/or a living space. The large kitchen is equipped for a chef and is perfect for entertaining. It has custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The stove includes not only four gas burners but also an indoor grill. Your chef will appreciate the Cuisinart food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, real knives, pot filler, second bar area with sink, etc. To accommodate our family’s habit of spending time in the kitchen, we have comfortable leather counter-height chairs positioned on the bar side of the huge kitchen island.

Bedrooms

This is a five bedroom home, with beds for 13 plus two air mattresses and a playard. We want our guests to sleep well, and do our best provide the ideal sleep environment. We have both light weight summer duvets and warm hungarian goose down duvets. We have over three dozen pillows in the house, from soft to firm, including goose down pillows. We even have a full body pillow.

Three of the bedrooms are upstairs; two are downstairs. The upstairs bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings and huge windows on two or three walls. This ensures tremendous natural lighting and a fabulous cross breeze.

The master bedroom is huge, 27’ long, with a view over the pool, past the mountains and to the desert. It features a king sized bed, full sized futon, flatscreen TV, and two seating areas, one with a Corbusier pony lounge chair, the other with Wassily black leather chairs and a gorgeous thick glass coffee table. The master bedroom has its own private bath, with jacuzzi tub, granite counters and two sinks, and separate toilet area. The walk-in closet is big enough for a bed, and has two air mattresses.

One of the upstairs bedrooms is furnished as a children’s room, with a twin over full bunk bed and small red sofa. There is no TV in the children’s room. The children's bedroom has a view to the front of the house, overlooking the water feature in the front yard. The other upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, a flatscreen TV, and a unobstructed easterly view over the pool.

Downstairs, there are two bedrooms. The front bedroom has built-in cabinets, and a cozy window window seat with fabulous cushions and pillows. Behind the queen bed, there is a custom designed, hand made head board that is nearly 8’ high. This front bedroom has a view of the water feature in the front of the house. The second downstairs bedroom backs onto the pool area, and has french doors that open onto the pool area. For a cross breeze, it also has a large window to the right of the bed. It has a daybed that converts to a king and a flatscreen TV.

Amenities
The house has a variety of amenities, incl. solar heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor gas BBQ, gas fire pit, two cascading water features, decent sized backyard, outdoor seating for 18, hammock chair, pool table, foosball table, many flatscreen TVs with cable and wifi, free wifi, tons of books (children’s books, cook books, novels, biographies, etc.), board games, children’s toys, doll’s crib and blanket, and beach toys (surf board, boogie boards, sand toys, etc.) We hope to have everything that you may want in a vacation home.

Location, Location, Location!!!!!
This property is convenient to everything. It is not in downtown La Jolla, where there is only one road, in and out, with lots of traffic.

Things to do w/in biking distance:
- Beaches, including: La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Children’s Beach, Torrey Pines Beach, Mission Bay, etc. (The house is equipped with sand toys, surf board, boogie board, children’s and adult’s mask/snorkel.)
- Watch the sea lions at Children’s Beach (Sea lions live here year round, giving birth in the late winter.)
- Kayaking and paddle boarding at La Jolla Shores (kayak in the caves beneath La Jolla, see the beautiful bright garibaldi, leopard sharks, sea lions, etc.)
- La Jolla Village (art galleries, shopping, restaurants)
- Torrey Pines Golf (world’s best municipal golf course)
- La Jolla Playhouse
- Free summer concerts at La Jolla Cove, as well as throughout San Diego
- La Jolla Symphony and Chorus at UCSD
- La Jolla Athenaeum Chamber Concerts
- Scripps Birch Aquarium
- Old Town
- Mission Bay (sailing, waterskiing, rowing, sculling, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, outrigger canoeing, and many other water sports on the calm bay)
- Mission Beach amusement park and roller coaster
- Torrey Pines glider port (paragliding)
- Torrey Pines Beach (hike the pink/orange cliffs)
- Ice Skating at UTC Mall
- Rock Climbing

With 10-20 mins drive:

San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park (15 major museums, 9 performing arts venues, gorgeous gardens, etc.)
Old Town
Quail Botanical Gardens
Downtown San Diego (performing arts, restaurants, etc.)
Children’s Museum (Paint the car!!)
Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar Fair

Within 30 mins:

Legoland
Niki de St. Phalle sculpture garden in Kit Carson Park
Wild Animal Safari Park

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children MUST be able to swim well or have an adult right next to them at all times. The pool is right behind the house, with no gate or fence blocking it. A child is not pool safe if s/he is wearing a life preserver but is alone!! S/he may drown floating face down with the life preserver on. If you cannot be with your children at all times, please do NOT rent this home!!!! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the premises!!! If there is any evidence of smoking in or outside the home, a $500 fine will be assessed. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    When you first come into the entry way, there is a step down. Other than this, the entire first floor is accessible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 13-15

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Amazing view for miles. 13'x13'...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Downstairs bedroom in front of house. 13'x13'...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Downstairs w/ access to pool. Day bed / king. 13'x13'...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Twin over full bunk bed. Sleeps 3 in beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Huge 27'x17'. Sitting area w/ great view. Playard, not crib....moreless

  • Master is 27'x17', all other bedrooms are 13'x13'. The master has a king bed, a full size futon (West Elm), and, in the walk-in closet, a Graco pack and play (not a crib). Bedrooms 2 and 4 have queen beds. Bedroom 3 is ideal for up to 5 kids (two sleeping on air mattresses), but can be used for a couple. Bedroom 5 has a day bed that converts to a king (two twins side by side.) The house has beds for 13, plus 2 air mattresses. The master, bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 are upstairs. Bedrooms 4 and 5 are downstairs. We cannot guarantee that the condition of the pack 'n play. If a previous renter has broken it, we may not know. Please check it thoroughly, and let us know if it is not in proper condition. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms, all have a tub/shower. All have travertine and granite. The master has a deep jacuzzi tub. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many, many books are in the house. We have books for children, teens and adults....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    2 car garage has been converted to a game room with pool table, foosball, etc. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of board games are in the house. ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Olhausen tournament size (9') table with new felt. Amazing table!!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable TV on 3 TVs. The fourth has basic cable. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 flat screen TVs. All TVs are 'smart' TVs with internet, wifi, etc. You can watch Netflix, Hulu, TedTalks and whatever your heart desires....moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of kids and adult toys, including bogey boards, bikes and helmets, sand toys, etc. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Cuyamaca Mountains, and desert beyond...moreless

  • Resort:

    This house is NOT part of a resort, but has many resort amenities (pool, jacuzzi, firepit, BBQ, pool table, foosball, two stone fireplaces, HDTVs, wifi, spa in master bath, etc.)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Inside- Arts and Crafts solid cherry table with seating for 16. Outside- table, 10 dining chairs, two lounge chairs, love seat, three lounge chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Huge washer / dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 stone fireplaces, one in the great room, one in the den / living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is used as a game room, with pool table, foosball, etc. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heating, but in La Jolla, it is seldom necessary. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    high speed wifi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Most of the comforters are goose down, but we have a few that are not in case someone is allergic. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 rooms, both with stone fireplaces: Great room with fireplace is used for both dining and for relaxing in the U shaped sectional. Living room with sofa and chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking, both on the driveway and in the street. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided, including beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Huge washer / dryer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers, traditional American drip coffee and espresso maker. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    In addition to silverware, pots/pans, this home has everything you need to make a gourmet dinner, incl. Cuisinart food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, blender, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in stainless steel....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge gourmet kitchen. Island seats 4. Bar with extra sink. Pot filler over stove. Built in grill....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in stainless steel....moreless

  • Oven:

    Built in stainless steel....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We are gourmet cooks and try to keep this stocked w/ spices/herbs, condiments, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Built in fridge with wood cabinetry, water and ice dispenser, etc....moreless

  • Stove:

    Built in stainless steel gas stove with pot filler. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We can lend you bicycles upon request. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boating is amazing! Within easy biking distance, rent/lessons in paddle boarding, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoe, outrigger canoe, parasailing, etc....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Tremendous seating. One of our guests had 30 family members over for graduation and everyone was able to sit down and eat comfortably. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Torrey Pines golf course is the most beautiful course I've seen. It is a municipal course, and there are many other municipal courses in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Both on Mission Bay and on the ocean (La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach, etc. All within biking distance. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large yard with hammock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Municipal tennis courts, JCC, etc. Ask...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have bogey boards, sand toys, and kids snorkels/masks/fins. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Solar heated pool w/ waterfall & view. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 1 - Jun 5, 2015
5 night min stay
$600 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$3,200

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 6 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,000
Late Summer
Aug 29 - Sep 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$600 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$4,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter Break
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
6 night min stay
$1,000 $1,500
Fri, Sat
$6,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break 2016
Mar 12 - Apr 17, 2016
6 night min stay
$600 $900
Fri, Sat
$4,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer 2016
May 20 - Jun 10, 2016
4 night min stay
$700 $1,200
Fri, Sat
$4,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2016
Jun 11 - Aug 26, 2016
5 night min stay
$900 $1,400
Fri, Sat
$6,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Late summer 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 24, 2016
5 night min stay
$800 $1,000
Fri, Sat
$4,500

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600 $900
Fri, Sat
$3,200 $9,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.05%

Notes:

RATES ARE APPROXIMATE.

W/in a rate period, there is variation. It is not possible to list rates for every scenario.

Cleaning fees vary from $300 to $450, depending on maid availability, etc.

Payment

50% is due w/ booking; remainder due 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Nonrefundable.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 La Jolla beaches w/in 2-3 miles

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We purchased this home in May 2013. We have three children, including a high school senior honors student who works part-time at a day care facility and babysits.

Why the Owner Chose Muirlands West:
I find serenity at this home. When it is vacant, it is my refuge. After a hectic day (if we have no guests), I go over and sit by the pool and listen to the waterfall. It helps me find peace.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a gorgeous home with incredible character. American Craftsman (aka, 'arts and crafts') home, with stained glass windows, period lighting, etc. The house has a very serene, peaceful feel to it. Built in 1972, but renovated over the last few years. We have tremendous pride of ownership, and it shows in the designer furniture


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, For Spanish, text me. My daughter will call you ba

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Photos

  • Backyard w/ pool, jacuzzi spa, fire pit, built-in BBQ, hammock, yard, etc.

    Backyard w/ pool, jacuzzi spa, fire pit, built-in BBQ, hammock, yard, etc.

  • Pool with cascading waterfeature.

    Pool with cascading waterfeature.

  • Fire pit (for s'mores!) and BBQ. Table with 10 chairs is just to the right.

    Fire pit (for s'mores!) and BBQ. Table with 10 chairs is just to the right.

  • Great room, with dining table for 12 and large sectional.

    Great room, with dining table for 12 and large sectional.

  • Living room, nearly furnished.

    Living room, nearly furnished.

  • Kitchen, with bar area and 2nd sink, to the right edge of photo

    Kitchen, with bar area and 2nd sink, to the right edge of photo

  • Master bedroom is 27' long, with seating areas on both ends of room.

    Master bedroom is 27' long, with seating areas on both ends of room.

  • Jet tub in master bathroom.

    Jet tub in master bathroom.

  • Children's room with twin over full bunk bed.

    Children's room with twin over full bunk bed.

  • Children's bedroom

    Children's bedroom

  • Queen bedroom with forever views over pool.

    Queen bedroom with forever views over pool.

  • Game room with tournament sized (9') pool table, foosball table, etc.

    Game room with tournament sized (9') pool table, foosball table, etc.

  • Back of home 
(BBQ and fire pit are barely visible in the left of the photo).

    Back of home (BBQ and fire pit are barely visible in the left of the photo).

  • Jacuzzi with powerful jets!

    Jacuzzi with powerful jets!

  • Great room w/ stone fireplace, leather sectional, huge dining table, flat screen

    Great room w/ stone fireplace, leather sectional, huge dining table, flat screen

  • Great room, with dining table for 12 and large sectional.

    Great room, with dining table for 12 and large sectional.

  • Kitchen with comfortable chairs at island, built in stainless steel appliances

    Kitchen with comfortable chairs at island, built in stainless steel appliances

  • Master with king bed, flatscreen TV.  27' long with vaulted ceilings.

    Master with king bed, flatscreen TV. 27' long with vaulted ceilings.

  • View from Master Bedroom (similar view from upstairs queen bedroom).

    View from Master Bedroom (similar view from upstairs queen bedroom).

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Children's room with twin over full bunk bed.

    Children's room with twin over full bunk bed.

  • Front downstairs bedroom with queen bed.

    Front downstairs bedroom with queen bed.

  • Downstairs bedroom. Daybed converts to king. Direct pool access, but doors lock.

    Downstairs bedroom. Daybed converts to king. Direct pool access, but doors lock.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian, For Spanish, text me. My daughter will call you ba
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