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Charming La Jolla Shores Beach Cottage - Steps to Beach

La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Cottage2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


2 Bedrooms + Sunroom (sleeps 6 + baby crib), 3 Baths. Just steps from Scripps pier and ocean with EXTRA PARKING! IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND! BEST RENTAL IN THE SHORES!

A truly exceptional dreamy classic La Jolla property! GATED, ELEGANT LOCATION, SAFE, QUIET and BONUS EXTRA PARKING!! Where waves lull you to sleep at night, where you wake up and spy the ocean from your bedroom, where you can entertain yourself playing music on the upright grand piano, where your children can explore pathways and waterfalls on the private property, where you are steps from the beach (across the street!), minutes from the famed UCSD, across the street from Scripps Institute of Oceanography and pier with picturesque Cliffside Nature Walk, a short walk to SCRIPPS AQUARIUM, and across the street from a park and the most ELEGANT WEDDING SPOT IN SAN DIEGO! FAMED Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Salk Institute just minutes away. JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is your very own home away from home on an exclusive private estate. Come and get away from it all!


JOYCE'S SEASIDE COTTAGE is well equipped with all the comforts of home and sleeps 6 (plus a baby crib = sleeps 7!) WE EVEN HAVE A STAIRLIFT FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS! It is dreamy and poetic, safe, quiet and is located amidst rambling gardens with rock waterfalls and a backyard pond, lush native plants, trees and pathways that meander throughout the property. A beautiful gazebo awaits you in the garden that you can enjoy from your very own cozy upstairs private balcony off the sunroom! Ceilings are high and rooms are big. THREE FULL BATHROOMS! Two with showers and one does have a tub for the little ones. Also a crib and high chairs are provided.

This gated private property offers you PREMIER access to the beach with views, and at the same time offers complete privacy for you and your family. Just walk across the street to the beach with your boogie boards and picnic, then walk home and rinse off in the outdoor shower!

2 bedrooms + two bathrooms and an inviting sunroom/library with private balcony are upstairs, (which can be used as a bedroom to sleep 2 on the pullout trundle bed). The deep blue expansive Pacific Ocean, framed by towering palms, can be seen from master bedroom in the front and gorgeous classic La Jolla mountain views can be seen from the side. The master also has a vaulted ceiling and a large and roomy closet with lots of extra bedding and linens. We have also included a baby cot and childproofed the stairway so toddlers are safe.

Downstairs is a great room including kitchen, dining room and living area…a most inviting space to revitalize your spirit and relax with the family after enjoying the beautiful beach across the street! An upright grand piano is ready for your playing enjoyment. All doors open out to patios and gardens which you are welcome to explore and use. There are lots of beach toys, beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs for your use as well. Also a new high-spec washer and dryer (which is a real plus when travelling with children!) AND there is AIR CON!

The kitchen in JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is extremely convenient and we have even installed a water purifier at the sink so you DON’T EVER HAVE TO BUY BOTTLED WATER!!!!!!

Listen to the sound of the waterfall in the East garden as you enjoy your breakfast or relax in garden. The house has two cable TV’s (one in the master bedroom and one in the great room). This is one of two separate homes that sit on 1/2 acre of land which is available for your use. The owners are onsite so this property is very special as it is UBER PRIVATE AND YET QUIET, DREAMY, COZY AND INVITING! It doesn’t get better than this in La Jolla Shores! Super romantic and family friendly at the same time. Lots of light, JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE is the perfect place to feel you are at your very own HOME AWAY FROM HOME! DIVINE SUNRISES AND SUNSETS ARE AWAITING YOU!

The quaint yet classic La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village. It is a nice little walk from JOYCE’S SEASIDE COTTAGE to pick up some picnic items and head to the beach or go kayaking. The small and exclusive village has several fine dining restaurants as well as plenty of casual dining places, shops, and a few galleries. You can take surf lessons and rent surfboards, boogie boards, paddle boards, kayaks and wetsuits from Surf Diva. Kayak, snorkel, and bike tours and rentals are available at San Diego Bike and Kayak. Or just go for a swim and lay in the beautiful warm California sunshine! We are all SMILES HERE!!


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Property Manager

Brant Westfall

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master Bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Guest Bedroom
      • Sunroom
        2 twin/ single, Trundle bed with two single beds
      • Master Bedroom - One king size bed Guest Bedroom - One Queen size bed Sun Room - One trundle bed with two single beds One crib and high chair.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Ocean View
          • Village


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Elevator
                        There is a chair lift on the stairs that runs from the first floor to the second floor.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


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


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    TV in the master bedroom and living room.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill


                                          • wheelchair accessible


                                              • museums
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            39 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Perfect family spot....

                                                            I will admit I was nervous about this home because the price was great but we were incredibly pleasantly surprised. It was clean, well stocked and in a perfect location. I never met Joyce face to face but phone calls and emails were promptly answered in a very helpful manner. The only hiccup we had was finding where to pull in because it was late at night. If you get to the street light you have gone too far... that is the exit gate. Go back a bit. There were towels for the beach and sand toys and the beach was close enough to walk but we chose to drive and the parking was free and there was plenty of it. It was large enough to fit our family of 7 for the one night my oldest was able to come and it fit the 6 of us very comfortably for the remainder of the time. We plan to go back...

                                                            Super roomy and close to the beach.

                                                            Mary M.

                                                            We enjoyed staying at Joyce's cottage and the location. The owner was very nice.

                                                            Great location and lovely home.

                                                            JOHN & CATHLEEN M.Elgin, Iowa

                                                            If you're looking for a place near La Jolla, this is a great place in La Jolla Shores near the beach and a short walk to the pleasant community of La Jolla Shores. The home was a great size for our family with the added outdoor features including a sitting area, gazebo, and lawn waterfall/pool. The beds were nice with very soft bedding and the place was clean with an airy kitchen area. Having three bathrooms was nice too!

                                                            Great location and excellent property

                                                            Tony V.Colorado Springs

                                                            A really nice stay in half of a large home just a short walk from the beach. The owners who live in the other half were no problem at all. Parking is rather tight so be careful if you get a large car for your stay. And mind the traffic -- it's always bad in San Diego, but particularly so right next to the UCSD campus where this house is located.

                                                            Great location and very family friendly but...

                                                            Lyalya S.Salt Lake City

                                                            Overall, all of us loved the stay. The kids (3 and 2 years old) loved a little garden to go up and down stairs and to go up and down stairs freely as it was a new place. My aunt and mom loved the location as it was near nice beaches to be away from the crowd and to be close to it. Your choice. The only thing I would have loved is a bit updated kitchen, like knives, dishwasher, and microwave. It is an old house and you can definitely see it. But it was a clean place with lots of home items, such as beach and regular towels, linens, blankets, and pillows. We will definitely return.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            "Thank you very much for choosing our lovely rental for your holiday. We appreciate your comments and that you loved our home so much! We do indeed have many knives, a microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen for your use and will make sure to highlight where these are located in the kitchen during your next stay with us. Again, thank you so much for choosing our beautiful home for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!"

                                                            Perfect place for our family vacation!

                                                            Sheila S.Urbana, IL

                                                            We had a great time in this beautiful Cottage!

                                                            Our family of four adults and one 11 year old child spent a wonderful 2 weeks here in July 2017.

                                                            We were warmly welcomed to this beautiful property by Marketta and given a tour. The cottage is very spacious and inviting, and well equipped with all the comforts of home. It was spotlessly clean. It has a great kitchen, large dining room table, and a comfortable living room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, 2 baths and a sunroom, which we used as a bedroom. There was a generous supply of towels and bed linen.

                                                            Outside, the gardens add to the charm with many beautiful plants and a pond. It was a delight to sit outside and enjoy the California air.

                                                            We also appreciated the Jacuzzi and the Gazebo for quiet relaxation.

                                                            We were glad to have the outdoor shower to keep the sand out of the house when we returned from the beach.

                                                            This was an ideal place for us.

                                                            We went to the Zoo, Coronado, Birch Aquarium, got together with old friends and enjoyed the beach daily. Dinner at home with Piatti’s food was a treat, as was breakfast, across the street at Caroline’s overlooking the ocean.

                                                            It is an easy drive to the grocery store or to downtown La Jolla. Major Department stores are also nearby, and we had fun making beaded jewelry at “Beads of La Jolla”.

                                                            Joyce, (the owner) is a very warm and friendly hostess who went the extra mile to be sure we had everything we needed. We all enjoyed our visits with her and hope to see her when we return.

                                                            We highly recommend this beautiful Cottage in a great location.

                                                            Five Stars!

                                                            Submitted August 25, 2017

                                                            S. Sullivan

                                                            Urbana, IL


                                                            La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA, USA

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                                                            39 Reviews
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