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La Jolla Vacation Rental Home in Prestigious Neighborhood

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

La Jolla Shores house description

This gracious home is ideally located on Hillside Drive in one of La Jolla’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. It is a short two or three minute drive from the village’s shopping and restaurants, and from La Jolla Shores, the area’s premier swimming beach.
Situated near the foot of Mount Soledad, the site was chosen when La Jolla was still an unfilled canvas. Acquired soon after it was built in the late twenties by one of La Jolla’s first doctors, the family later remodeled it in the fifties. Now owned by celebrated cookbook author, Jim Peyton, a La Jolla native, it was recently completely remodeled and restored to provide contemporary amenities with the elegance of old La Jolla. A striking feature is the extensive garden that occupies two full lots, a rare amenity in La Jolla.
The house has a spacious living room and a large kitchen with tile and granite counters. The family-dining room overlooks the gardens and adjacent canyon. There are two one-bedroom suites with private, attached sitting rooms and bathrooms, and a third bedroom and bath. All three bedrooms have kingsize beds. Two of them have top quality pillow-top mattresses and the third bedroom features a Tempurpedic mattress. The sitting room of the master suite has a library that includes historical books on the area. Each bedroom has its own television, and there is a rollaway and futon for extra sleepers.
The entire house is furnished with oriental rugs, antiques and appropriate contemporary pieces. The expansive grounds feature a covered outdoor entertainment area and private nooks, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. There are grills in the entertainment area and in the kitchen patio, where guests are welcome to pluck fresh herbs from the herb garden.

Rental Rates
The rental rate ranges from $2,250 per week to $2,950 per week, with discounts available for longer stays and during the off-season. For small parties, the street level, with the one-bedroom, master suite, living room, kitchen and family-dining room may be rented separately during the off-season for $1,850 per week. If that option is chosen the remaining two bedrooms remain vacant.

Features and Amenities
The kitchen includes a Miele stove and stainless steel vent, an oven, a microwave, a refrigerator with ice-maker, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, all cutlery, china, and many small kitchen appliances and tools. Four telephones, including one in each bedroom. Four televisions, including one in each bedroom. High-speed internet connection in the master suite. Electronic security system; guests wishing to use it will be assigned a temporary code and password. Five AM/FM radios, two with CD players. The house is ideally suited for walks in the neighboring hills and a short fifteen minutes from the Del Mar racetrack, the San Diego zoo, Sea World, and most other local attractions. There are two garages and a long driveway for off-street parking.
All linens, tissues and other supplies are included in the rental rate, as are utilities, and taxes.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Pets Considered:

                    We consider well managed pets....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • 4 Cable TVs, Outdoor Entertainment Center, High-Speed Internet Connection...moreless


                      • Books:

                        The sitting room of the master bedroom has an extensive library....moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Tim Warner, which includes 3 movie packages and Netflix....moreless

                      • Stereo
                      • Television:

                        There are televisions in each bedroom or suite and in the family-dining room....moreless

                      • Video Library


                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • Fitness Center

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing


                              • Dining Area


                              • Broadband Access:

                                A very fast connection from Time Warner....moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Covered Parking:

                                A garage is available....moreless

                              • Garage
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Heating
                              • Internet
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Parking:

                                Parking is available in the lower driveway as well as in the upper garage....moreless

                              • Parking Off Street:

                                Available in driveway and garage...moreless

                              • Telephone
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Wireless Internet:

                                WiFi covers the entire house....moreless


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Nearly anything anyone will need....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Full range of plates, glasses and silverware....moreless

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen:

                                Fully equipped with most kitchen tools and accessories....moreless

                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items:

                                Salt and pepper are provided, as well as some tea bags....moreless

                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove:

                                Miele gas stove...moreless

                              • Toaster


                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Gazebo
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Water Sports Gear:

                                There are several wetsuit tops kept for guests....moreless



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                              Last updated: 12/07/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1928

                              About the owner: Since shortly after it was built, the house has been in three generations of the same family, spanning over eighty years. The current owner, Jim Peyton, was born and raised in La Jolla. He is a writer, with four well regarded books on Mexican food and culture in print. He is also a restaurant consultant.

                              Why the Owner Chose La Jolla Shores:
                              The house is located in a perfect central location, equidistant between La Jolla village and the area's best swimming beach. The neighborhood is quiet and exclusive, and the home occupies two large lots, a rare amenity in La Jolla that permits privacy. It also has ample offstreet parking, another rarity.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The home's location allows access to beaches and the restaurants and shopping in the village within minutes. The amenities of San Diego are but ten to fifteen minutes away as is the racetrack in Del Mar. The world famous Torrey Pines golf courses are just a few miles away.

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                              Speaks: english



                              • Entry


                              • House from Lawn

                                House from Lawn

                              • Living Room

                                Living Room

                              • Kitchen


                              • Miele Stove

                                Miele Stove

                              • Master Suite Bedroom

                                Master Suite Bedroom

                              • Second Suite Bathroom

                                Second Suite Bathroom

                              • House from Lower Driveway

                                House from Lower Driveway

                              • View from Entry Patio

                                View from Entry Patio

                              • Second Suite Bedroom from its Sitting Room

                                Second Suite Bedroom from its Sitting Room

                              • House from road

                                House from road

                              • Entry patio

                                Entry patio

                              • Front Patio

                                Front Patio

                              • Entry Patio

                                Entry Patio

                              • Living Room

                                Living Room

                              • Kitchen


                              • Master Suite Bedroom

                                Master Suite Bedroom

                              • Master Suite Sitting Room and Library

                                Master Suite Sitting Room and Library

                              • Outdoor Entertainment Area

                                Outdoor Entertainment Area

                              • Entry


                              • Second Suite Bedroom

                                Second Suite Bedroom

                              • Third Bedroom (Next to 3rd bathroom)

                                Third Bedroom (Next to 3rd bathroom)

                              • Outdoor entertainment area

                                Outdoor entertainment area

                              • House from street

                                House from street

                              VRBO #95236

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                              $390 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
                              Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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