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Darling seaside cottage steps to the sand, ocean view, steps to the sand

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,175 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

2 bd, 2 bth, sleeps 6 in this Beach Cottage with Pottery Barn/West Elm decor

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858 405 2610 lainie and geno

... Come and enjoy our lovely, quiet and serene Pottery Barn & West Elm seaside Beach Cottage... just steps away from one of the first surfing beaches in California. Stay as long as you like, long term guests welcome! Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation or dining and nightlife, La Jolla has it all! After a relaxing day on the beach, take a romantic walk along the bluffs and enjoy the spectacular sunset. Take a 15 minute walk north to La Jolla Village & enjoy boutique and retail shopping, as well as an array of delicious cuisine and casual dining... or take a stroll 15 minutes south to discover the small community of Birdrock which offers yoga/pilates classes, shopping, Birdrock Coffee Roasters or Starbucks! Our Beach Cottage is so centrally located you don't even need a car! Rent this for days or 6 -9 months, with breathtaking view and location (only 2 houses from the SAND) make this an ideal rental! Come visit and enjoy golfing, hiking, boogie boarding, surfing, shopping, walking, relaxing, and kite flying. Isn't it time you come discover La Jolla?

Windansea Beach: Windansea is such a unique beach town. It really has a peaceful feel, you can walk everywhere. The beach has great surfing as well as amazing tide pools. Starfish, sea anemone and crabs will entertain the kids for hours when the tide is low... up on the bluffs there are benches to take in the sunset with a bottle of wine. However the view from the FRONT porch is tough to beat! We have coffee, bagels and shopping just up the street from the house. On Sunday be sure to walk up to the Farmers Market. Fresh flowers, unique local gifts and food are the attraction!

weeks are going fast.........gimme a call..858 405 2610

La Jolla: 'The Village' of La Jolla is just a short walk from the house. Darling streets are lined with boutique and retail shopping. Looking for dining and nightlife? Whether its Georges for drinks...or the Comedy Store, the fun's all here! La Jolla offers the best in fine dining as well as Micro Brew restaurants, & International cuisine.

For the Artful Traveler, La Jolla offers the Playhouse and Museum of Contemporary Art. Outdoor activities are year round in this great city swimming, kayaking, surfing, sailing,'s all right here.

Hiking & Golfing in Torrey Pines State Park is breathtaking... and just a quick 10 minute drive...

Relaxing at the house is another great way to spend your day!, the views from the kitchen and front porch are amazing!

...give us a call for availability..858 405 2610

Beach Cottage: Come and enjoy our family beach house. the location is perfect..just 2 houses from the sand. The sunsets are amazing, the house is fantastic for both family and friends to get away. Our family lives here part of the year it's wonderful. The house is in great condition, very neat and clean. Come and enjoy! We know you will love it.

More Details

Gene & Lainie Carswell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Gene & Lainie Carswell


I take so much pride in my rental it starts with arriving with fresh flowers all over the Cottage.......its the best job ever! I always ensure that my guests have anything and everything they need. I am happy to act as their concierge as they navigate around this amazing town of La Jolla. By the time they arrive we cannot wait to meet each other...they have become not just guests but friends of this great Seaside town. I took on this fun job so that I could be home when my 3 little kids get home from school. you will love staying our Cottage and enjoying this Jewel of La Jolla.

Gene & Lainie Carswell purchased this house in 1995

Why Gene & Lainie Carswell chose La Jolla

its clean, beautifully decorated, 2 houses from the sand, fully stocked with everything.....and very comfortable


La Jolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The cottage is very neat and clean...both bathrooms are light and bright. Fresh, clean fluffy towels as well as basic amenities will be provided. You'll love the Pottery Barn and West Elm decor throughout the house...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fall asleep to ocean waves
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , super comfy beds in both rooms
  • Master bedroom, with a super comfy pillow top Queen bed, is located in the back of the house. both rooms offer a serene quiet atmosphere where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean every night...the charming Guest room with a beautiful skylight provides 2 extra long Twin Beds or converts to one very comfortable pillow top King bed (just let Lainie know in advance whichever you prefer)....Fresh, clean linens and fluffy white towels will be provided. Our charming Beach Cottage has everything you need for a perfect vacation....and for your convenience we have beach chairs, towels and a roller cooler for your use
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Summer nights in La Jolla are filled with perfect weather, fun and enjoyment... for the Artsy traveler La Jolla offers the Museum of Contemporary Art and the La Jolla Playhouse... and the kids love to snorkel, boogie board or visit the sharks at Birch Aquarium... come visit! You will love snorkeling, hiking, swimming, surfing, whale watching, shopping, spas, golf, tennis, kayaking or RELAXING.


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Darling seaside cottage steps to the sand, ocean view, steps to the sand
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews

we loved this place

  • 5 of 5

we stayed in this cottage last week and loved it.

we had breakfast on the porch and wine at sunset, there too.

terrific place, we will be back to la jolla!

My fiance loved how clean it all was, the white towels and sheets were a luxury!

great spot, so close to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two thumbs up!

  • 4 of 5

Cute little house and super great owners. I highly recommend for a family and if you want to be close to the beach. Very family and kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Well kept, beach house, with many original fixtures. Wonderfully close to beach that you can lie in bed with windows open and hear the surf. Laine ( the owner) very kind and readily available but we didn't need her as everything was lovely. La Jolla and SanDiego amazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location

  • 4 of 5

To repeat was has already been written by others, this cottage is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood, so close to the beach that you can hear the waves while sitting outside on the front porch. I counted less than a hundred steps. It was so easy for us to carry our gear to the beach, not having to load a car or fight for parking. Having seen most of the beaches during our stay, I can confirm that it is one of the cleanest and least busy. But beware of the power of those waves! We had a blast diving in the waves and body surfing but for beginner surfers or even body boarders, as we are, La Jolla shores or PB were better suited. The property is cozy and is appropriately described as a cottage. It is clean, well decorated with cute personal touches and fresh flowers but it remains a cottage, and a bit dated. (The bathrooms could use some renovations). Kids being kids, they would have enjoyed a more varied tv program listing(basic 10 channels or so) or watch movies after spending all day in the sun and water. But for adults, an eclectic variety of books were available, of which I had time to read 2! We found all the amenities listed and if we would have required anything else, Lainie was readily available with just one phone call. A huge plus was the proximity to a grocery store, pharmacy and general shopping area. We would like to return as this area is ideal for our family activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming, relaxing, steps from sand in your toes

  • 5 of 5

Lainie and Gene share their charming beach cottage so guests may fully relax and enjoy the beach. Plenty of room to hang out in living room or front porch to view some amazing sunsets. Comfortable beds, and spa like touches make you feel at home away from home. Ready for kids, games, puzzles and sand toys at your fingertips. A grill and picnic table if you prefer to cook on your vacation. Laundry on site so you can go home with clean clothes and fix kids spills easily. Sand in your toes steps away. This was a wonderful family holiday with our three young daughters.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 just got back from this amazing cottage in La Jolla and it completely exceeded our expectations in every way. The location is ideal. Our kids were able to walk down to the beach (1 block from the front door!) and explore while I made breakfast. The ocean provides hours of entertainment and the beach right at the end of the street was the nicest we saw anywhere in San Diego. We loved Children's Cove for the seals and the great beaches around there. The cottage is a short drive from LegoLand, Balboa Park and the Zoo and Sea World. Lanie has stocked the cottage with absolutely everything you could need from baby supplies (pack n play, high chair and toys) to loads of beach towels and sand toys and everything felt clean and fresh. She was available to us for questions throughout our stay and had great recomendations for local shops. The property is close to great shopping and restuarants (either walking or driving) and we loved making dessert and bringing it down to the beach to let our kids play in the waves at sunset. San Diego is like heaven on earth and this was the perfect place to stay. If I had an unlimited budget and had my pick of 5 star hotels I would choose to stay here again without question for the location alone but the adorable cottage with a breezy beach feel makes this a no brainer. We can't wait to plan our next trip and my kids are already begging to go back to 'our home in San Diego!'

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Beaumonts , Birdrock la JOlla
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
World Famous Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Beach
Gorgeous Windansea Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: boogie boarding, whale watching, theatre, bocce ball, horse shoes, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Property Damage Protection $99

Book this beautiful property soon!

All guests are required to either purchase damage protection online by going to
All Guests receive fresh flowers throughout the house during every stay
**For Holiday Summer rates **please contact the owners...they're very nice people!
858 405 2610

Cancellation policy, you forfeit your 50% security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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