Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Windansea Lovely Beach Place

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

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

What a perfect location and enchanting cottage! Loved the Marine Room restaurant and La Jolla Kayak rentals! (We'll be back)
Jun 2017
  • 1 of 9

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Windansea beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Nearest Point of Interest
La Jolla Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Gliderport
Nearest Point of Interest
Black's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Birch Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Tennis Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Olympic size pool
Car: recommended

Amenities

La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

72% Complete
22% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Windansea Lovely Beach Place
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in La Jolla. The cottage was adorable and perfect for family. The cottage was close to beaches, restaurants and even downtown San Diego. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Not a bad place to spend a few summer days

  • 4 of 5

The house is tiny, but clean. Average to below average kitchen equipment, but you can do some cooking. Furniture throughout is Ikea. Spacious bedroom for a small house, quiet neighborhood on the right side of La Jolla Blvd., very close to the beach. Easy walk to surfing the Windansea break. This is a good option for a last minute trip to La Jolla when other options have already been booked. Be aware that the home faces into an alley, not a main street, and is surrounded closely by fences and other homes, making it dark when the sun isn't out. This is mitigated to a degree by skylights. As other reviews have mentioned, the management is a bit rude, but it's a minor annoyance not deal breaker. Overall I recommend staying here. Cleanliness and proximity to the beach go along way.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your multiple stays at our cottage and thank you for your personal email letting me know that you “Loved the place”. Our lovely bright and airy cottage is quaint and situated in a quiet location with a ‘secret’ garden-patio. We specifically chose this cottage because we love the very private and magical entrance through the alley into the garden-patio. We are 1/4 block from the famous Windansea beach and we feel so lucky to be able to share this special location, which is very sought after, with others. Our furniture is chosen for comfort, we’ve spend many months here ourselves and with our family and always marvel at how well we all slept. I love to cook (friends tell me I should open a restaurant!) and I find our gas stove, refrigerator, blender and toaster very efficient, I love how quaint and accessible everything is. Most of our guests find our property manager Cathleen very gracious and helpful. She takes great pride in making sure everyone has a great stay and she does a wonderful job maintaining our lovely cottage for all to enjoy.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 1
5

Beautiful cottage. Decorated with happiness in mind. Garden - a space of repose. A block from sea .

  • 5 of 5

Very happy to be here. All that one could want. Owner and manager were very gracious and accommodating.

I would stay in no other place in San Diego.

Only suggestion is to install a grab bar on the wall, by the tub.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Charming and lovely.

  • 5 of 5

This place is charming, sweet and lovely. Clean, everything you need. Very close to the beautiful Windansea beach. A really good place to relax and enjoy. I look forward to next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Tranquil cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and intimate place to stay, virtually no noise and fabulous terrace. The interior is beautiful and well-equipped. Bring eye-mask if sensitive to light in morning, as there are skylights. Home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Ideal beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

For the past three years, my husband and I have been spending our winters in La Jolla and were truly happy with the choice we made this year. Kristina's cottage is absolutely beautiful and extremely clean which is a must for us. The bedroom is quite spacious, sunny and very comfortable while the kitchen is roomy and nicely stocked. We were there for three months and I love baking so this was the perfect place for us! Not only is the location ideal but it's also very quiet and safe and you have your own parking space right behind the cottage. It's only a few steps from Windansea beach and a short walk to the village which is filled with workout places, boutiques and restaurants. You can also walk to the Farmer's market on Sunday morning and grab a bite to eat while watching local entertainment. During our long stay, we did encounter a small plumbing issue and after communicating with Cathleen, the property manager, it was taken care of immediately. Any questions or needs were always handled promptly. We did however have a brief altercation with Cathleen. She sometimes spoke to us in a condescending way but after addressing the issue with her and Kristina, it immediately got resolved.

We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our time in beautiful La Jolla. We definitely recommend this adorable cottage to anyone looking for the perfect vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful stay! Our property manager Cathleen takes great pride and care for our lovely cottage and it’s surroundings and she only has the best of intentions. I’m so glad we could easily resolve the brief issue. Actually once we discussed it we discovered it was really more of a misunderstanding and miscommunication rather then anything else. We are so glad you felt we promptly handled any of your questions or needs. We always strive for you to have a wonderful stay and to enjoy our very precious cottage!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
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.

You might like these similar properties