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La Jolla Shores Beach Front Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom , 2+ bath, 200 feet to the ocean!

Original 1950"s Beach Cottage oozing charm and style. Walls of windows with unobstructed views of La Jolla Shores Beach. Upscale cottage chic furnishings and all the modern amenities , Flat screen cable TV's, Cable Tvs, Internet and WIFi. Beautifully appointed bedrooms, King master suite, opens to garden patio. Queen guest room , twin guest room.Family room doubles as additional sleeping space. Sleeps 6+ La Jolla Shores Village with restaurants and shops just 3 blocks away.O

Oceanfront children's park across the street. This has it all!

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Vicki Padula
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Vicki Padula

My friends own this Charming cottage I'm the friend who lives down the block and manages the property for Them. He is a dentist in the LA area and she is a retired Disney Exec. This is their 'dream home'. Lovingly restore to perfection Full of the owner's"extras" you'll feel right at home. You will love this place.

Why Vicki Padula chose La Jolla

Sophisticated but easy living! Upscale amenities. Lovely towels and linens, and beds that feel GREAT . Top of the line furnishings and an easy living floor plan . Hardwood floors, so don't worry about sand, it sweeps up. All the boogie boards, sand toys and chairs for the beach, it's all here.

What makes this cottage unique

This home has the ideal location with the stunning Blue Pacific out the front door and all the fun of the Shores shops and restaurants down the street. Happy hour at the Beach front, or sitting around a fire ring and watching the sunset and toasting's the good life.


La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bath, dual sinks and walk in shower besides full tub.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bath with tub /shower combo. Window for ocean breeze
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower , Beach shower next to laundry in garage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with Tv and French doors to Patio.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lovely queen bedroom with door to patio and Closet with desk
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Charming twin set up with wall of windows (black out shades)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room with deep down sofa ideal for extra sleeping.
  • All rooms have blackout shades to keep the sun out on sleep in mornings.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The family room does double duty as a great fourth bedroom. It does have the most comfy down sofa that works well as a bed. Two children or one adult can sleep comfortably. High chair and pack n play crib are available. Gated driveway, great security.


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La Jolla Shores Beach Front Cottage
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Unbeatable location, tired house and very difficult owner

  • 2 of 5

We spent 6 weeks at this house. The location is absolutely top notch, and the house, if issues were to be addressed would be quite nice. The managers, Vicki and Ted, were very pleasant to deal with, but the owner Kris is very erratic and unpleasant.

Upon arriving we noticed that the house was overall quite dirty. There was a ton of expired food in the cabinets and refrigerator. It was also very cluttered with the owner's personal items filling many of the drawers and closets. We alerted Vicki to this and in response, Kris, the owner called me and assured me we were mistaken and the place was very clean. She offered to refund us in full, but what good would that do us as there were not other properties immediately available.

There is insufficient water pressure to use more than one faucet/shower/dishwasher at a time and a few of the drains are very slow. There were several open containers of Drain-o in the garage, so its clear that this was an ongoing issue.

Potential renters should also know that two of the bedrooms are tandem, meaning that one bedroom only has doors to the outside patio and another bedroom - so there is no bathroom access from one of the bedrooms without going through another bedroom.

On checkout, we walked through the property with Ted and all seemed OK. Upon enquiring about the return of our several thousand dollar security deposit a week after we left, we received a very long and agitated list of grievances from the Kris, the owner - several of which we have no idea when these issues occurred (a tear in a window shade for example). She then proceeded to not return our deposit until beyond the CA State deadline of 3 weeks and deducted several hundred dollars for 3-4 bricks at the edge of the driveway that were "damaged."

Overall, we made the best of the situation as its really in the perfect location. However, unless you can be assured that you will not have to interact with the owner I would suggest you consider other properties.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, but a bit old and not very clean

  • 3 of 5

This house is in the BEST location if you wanted to spend time in La Jolla Shores. You are steps away from the grass area, beach, park, and shops/restaurants. There is ample parking for your cars. The managers were very nice and willing to help with any issues we had. But we were disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the house. The floors, counters, and bathrooms were not up to the standards I would expect for a rental home in this price range. The kitchen was difficult to navigate and the pots and other items were not clean overall. We had two crawling babies with us and they were covered in black filth after crawling around for a few minutes. The appliances were VERY old and the water pressure and water heater were an issue, also because of the age of the house. Sitting in the chairs and enjoying the view was our favorite part, but we wished the house was maintained much better than what we ended up with.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very very special place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a magical place we started coming to a few years ago and return as often as we can. We can’t recommend it enough. I really feel lucky that we found it. It has everything we hoped it would and more. Kris, the owner, is a wonderful person and you can tell has great pride in the house.

The house is right on the narrow spit of the park that sits then on the beach. It is the best of both worlds. You can play or have a picnic on the grass or the beach. The views from the house are AMAZING. Not just a sliver of the beach/ocean but a huge area, including down the coast because the house sits elevated above the park and street. We have watched dolphins and even seen whales spouting from the living room. Though I am not a surfer, I understand this is also a favorite spot for that too. Our kids love the ocean and there are areas on the beach with almost no surf that is designated for wading. The other thing we love about this place is the two car garage and a huge driveway. We had three families come over for a Saturday at the beach and all could park in the driveway instead of dealing with the hassle of street parking, which can be tough.

The photos don’t do it justice. The living and dining area are an airy white that adds to the warm comfortable classiness of this place. All the original wood floors, tiles in the bathrooms, fixtures and detail are so cool. You can tell when it was build in its day they didn’t spare expenses. This is not a tired beach houses. It is crisp, clean and very comfortable. There are two fireplaces that are great on cool nights. We also love the private garden patio off the master bedroom. It was also very handy have a washer/dryer and shower in the garage.

Can you tell we love this place!? It is fabulous!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Lindburgh Field
Nearest Barpub
Down the block..LJ Shores Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Del Mar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 8
Nearest Restaurant
Piattis, Barbarellas, Pizza, Burgers, 2 blocks
Nearest Beach
Across the street!
Car: not necessary

The Shores has fine dining to burgers and pizza.Ocean front happy hours and fire rings on the sand. Rent, kayaks, bikes, surfboards, snorkel, skin diving equip. It's all here.

Scripps Aquarium is about three blocks away, UCSD id up the road, with the famous LJ Playhouse.Downtown LJ is 1/2 mile and has the library, and museums.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $500
cleaning $250

Two week minimum except for Holidays. Holidays have a $5000. minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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