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Windansea Lovely Beach Place

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This precious, enchanting cottage is set on a quiet side street less than half a block to one the most beautiful beaches in the world and the legendary gem of the Southern California—Windansea Beach. The home is furnished by the internationally renown designers/owners. It offers relaxed cozy comfort with sophistication and simplicity of classic modern design with distinct European flavor.

It features top quality appointments from original artworks to luxurious details. The elegantly spacious, light filled, airy space opens through the wall of French doors to the sun-filled intimate tropical patio-paradise. Perfect for a romantic enjoyment of a couple or two-to-four persons.

The home is steps from the shore of Windansea Beach, known for its spectacular scenery, sand and soft rock formations and turquoise-translucent surf breaks created by underwater reefs. The beach with its’ grass-roofed shack that dates back to the early 1940's and is designated as a National Landmark, enjoys a colorful history involving the quintessential California surfing and beach culture integrated into the exclusive high-end community of La Jolla.

Sandstone rocks act as partitions along the beach offering a secluded atmosphere for picnics, intimate gatherings and sunbathing. The magnificent sunsets bring to a peak this unforgettable, phenomenal-and romantic spectacle. It has been immortalized in many an account including the Tom Wolf’s famous book; The Pump House Gang.

La Jolla means ‘A Gem’ and it’s been known as that for more than one good reason. A leisurely walk or a short ride from the cottage takes you to the La Jolla village with landmarks and attractions like the La Valencia Hotel, Seals’ Beach, great restaurants including the celebrated George’s on the Cove, the Contemporary Art Museum and much more. This is a special place that retains its intimacy while providing a range of memorable, high-quality experiences.

The home amenities include:

• King size bed with firm mattress:

o Seven inches of natural latex provides good pressure-relieving capacity, enabling your body to relax more fully

o Pure, 100% eco-cotton, grown without pesticides, lets you enjoy a fresh, natural sleeping surface

o Seven comfort zones provide very precise support and reduce pressure on your shoulders and hips

o The open-cell material improves air circulation and allows moisture to evaporate naturally

• Fine 630 thread count Linens. Down Comforters and Pillows.

• His & Hers Luxury Bathrobes

• Two Flat-Screen TV's: 42' LED Edge Lit LCD HDTV in living room and another set in the bedroom

• Blue-Ray DVD/CD player

• Stereo System with tuner and iPods & iPhone dock has surround sound with volume controls in both living and bedroom areas

• Cable TV

• Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi secure network

• 2 Beach Cruisers Bikes with Baskets and Lock

• Ceiling Fans in bedroom and living room

• Corner Sleeper Sofa (full-size)

o The pull-out unit is covered in the same fabric as the sofa; pulls out to make a generous chaise and full-size bed in one.

• Dining table pulls out to accommodate up to 6

• Full Kitchen:

o Granite bar countertop

o Dishwasher

o Microwave

o Cooking utensils provided

o Refrigerator

o Gas stove

o Coffee maker

o French press

o Blender

o Toaster oven

• Private Tropical Patio with outdoor Bistro Set

• Outdoor Propane Grill

• Covered Parking space

Keywords: La Jolla, La jolla beach place, cottage by the beach, beach cottage, Windansea beach cottage, flat by the beach, walk to the beach, near beach rental, close to beach rental, one-bedroom beach rental

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up here in this idyllic place and even though my life has taken me all over the world I always consider this home. Windansea is a special place with awesome surfing, swimming and the most beautiful sunsets in the world. La Jolla is truly a gem that is always in my heart.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place is great! Very clean, secure, and about a 5 minute walk to the beach! Easy walking distance to the grocery store, downtown La Jolla, and top notch restaurant options. Friendly safe neighborhood. The little back patio is a nice quiet spot to hang out, and we were happy to find a well furnished kitchen with coffee maker, french press, dishes, silverware etc. Would stay again in a heartbeat!
Mar 2018
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Beach Barber Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Seven comfort zones provide very precise support and reduce pressure on your shoulders and hips enabling your body to relax more fully. Sleep Sofa (1) Full-Size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Cooler, Surround Sound, iPod/iPhone dock, 2 Flat-Screen TV's, Portable Air Conditioner available upon request with advance notice


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Windansea Lovely Beach Place
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 34 reviews

Pretty little property close to beach in quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Very well appointed with everything you'd need to spend a few weeks or a weekend. Super clean and comfy.

A few things were misleading... the courtyard is very small and uneven, so it's very wobbly. My biggest disappointment was the bike. They are NOT the bikes pictured and were rusted, in poor condition with flat tires, covered in cobwebs. No gears, no hand brakes, not even a helmet. I had to wash and inflate the tires, and then take one bike to have a leak repaired. I had indicated that biking would be my form of transportation for the three weeks I was here and really wish the owner had provided the bikes in the picture, or something a little less beat-up.

A note on the neighborhood: this is a highly desirable real estate area, and a lot of the houses are being torn down and reconstructed. There were at least 5 houses on the street under construction at this time of year. If you're planning a trip for January/February/March, you should keep this in mind. The carpenters next door started work at 7.

Aside from that, it was a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our cottage, found it well appointed, clean and comfy. Our courtyard is made with slabs of stone and we keep it that way as we enjoy the relaxed feel of it. I am sorry you found the bikes in poor condition, we repair and replace them frequently but since they are stored outside and we are so close to the sea there is not much we can do about rust as this comes from the sea air. We cover them when not in use but there is not much more we can do to prevent any occasional cobwebs. The bikes are beach cruisers, meant for cruising, therefore they do not have gears or hand brakes. Most people do not wish to have helmets but we can provide them if requested. The bikes we currently have are better quality than the ones in the picture, and since we replace them on a regular basis we don’t always have the latest picture of the ones we provide. As to the construction, it comes and goes as it happens everywhere, not much we can do about that…at present there is no construction adjoining our property. Aside from that, I am so glad you found it a lovely place to stay and we’re looking forward to having you back!
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Charming place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Rental is a three minute walk to the beach. Good coffee shops three minutes in the other direction. Was perfect for my wife, eight month old and me. We will be back! Water pressure in the shower could definitely have been better but no other complaints.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

Great location, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to the beach. Very cute, kitchen well outfitted for light cooking. Great courtyard for morning coffee and evening wine.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is only a couple of minutes walk from Windansea Beach. It is well appointed with a living room and kitchen. The parking spot and beach cruisers are a great plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 4 days and enjoyed every minute. Our son lives close by so he was able to come and enjoy the beach with us. We prepared a dinner for 4 with fresh fish and veggies from the La Jolla farmers market in the kitchen. We enjoyed bagels on the patio every morning from the bagel shop a block away. Everything was so convenient and the accommodations were the perfect size for us two. We felt like we really were able to relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 4 nights with my husband and had a great time! We appreciated that Cathleen called us a couple hours before check in time to let us know the place was ready. She was very friendly, suggested several nearby restaurants and let us in early since we were already in the area. After that, we were on our own, however I'm sure we could have called her if anything was needed.

It is a good location as home base for exploring La Jolla area. The bikes were very handy and we enjoyed the easy walk to several coffee shops and restaurants. Had everything we needed at the apartment, but we didn't do any real cooking so can't speak for how well kitchen is equipped. There was a bit of construction noise from down the alley and sawing next door but it was always during the day and didn't interrupt our enjoyment of the place. Evenings and nights were surprisingly quiet given the density of housing in the area.

We loved the beach and convenience of the location and would love to return for a longer stay. I will be keeping the rental info handy and hope that it is available in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a relaxing time and enjoyed your experience at our lovely cottage in La Jolla. We look forward to you returning for a longer stay!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Windansea beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
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La Jolla Cove
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Black's Beach
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Birch Aquarium
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Tennis Courts
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Olympic size pool
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

50% deposit required upon booking with reservation agreement
Additional cleaning fee applies depending on the number in your party
No refunds given after 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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