About the property
- Cottage600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage, studio granny flat conversion, 1 Bath. sleeps 2 to 4. inquire.
Enjoy NEW $3000 Temperpedic Queen mattress! in our Historic Conversion of an r2 garage to demanded granny flats in years past for La Jolla Playhouse. for the beach houses walking distance to beach were houses owned for summer by the wealthier residents on top of the hill in the Muirlands LJ. We were close to the La jolla playhouse and they asked the original owners in 1956 to covert the garage to a studio cottage/granny flat. Since then its historic original property date with the house and cottage combination original structure built in 1926 and later owned by Famous La Jolla light writers of local newspaper. Liza and Mike bought this in 1996 and in 2000 upgraded the cottage studio here that had had work done several time over the decade to the cute funky beach art deco historic cottage it is now. The main attractor of this cottage is LOCATION and ease of walking to all. It is not large and is an efficient unit and not luxury but more a beach feeling with lots of spanish flair and color with newer furnishings the owner bought over the last few years to make it homey and continue to rent it as a vacant rental since 2001. It is Blue Adobe Spanish Stand Alone Guest House or 4th bedroom to house. converted garage before 1956 with its own Fenced and private
tropical yard patio lot- Studio Cottage. Most studios do not have
their own stand alone house, this does! cottage has skylight
and french door and windows allowing you to look out into the garden
and or dine and bbq outside, One side of the property has a four foot adobe wall next to my other larger vacation rental property, its on a double r 2 lot, separated and farther away from my second house than neighors are to each other. It is a courtyard entrance with lots of plants entering from a shared access driveway. The east side of the courtyard has some bamboo and plants now drought resistant. Close to the beach in the beach but is not fenced in except on two sides. The village space is at a premium yet this cottage is quiet for being two blocks to the top ten beach in the US, Parking is out street front at the end of a triple long driveway so you are set back a ways from main street and the second house is street front. Any pets must be registered paid for and accepted by owner with approval confirmation of pet polices and conditions. There are owner occupied neighors with dogs so it must be compatible to neighborhood conditions to be accepted. We are pet animal lovers and bring out two yorkies when we vacation here in our own home, but we do not leave inside unattended for hours and there is no yard, if you want a yard rent my house next door,. Barking is not permitted in close beach patio owner occupied homes are around you amongst also several vacation rentals on each side. Therefore please meet other great travelers and can enjoy a similar atmosphere yet the privacy and peace of a family neighborhood at large please be kind to our professional neighbors.. Ammenities: Wood stove fireplace, Kitchennette with granite counter, multiple cabinets, 2 burner stove top, microwave, appliances, blender, coffee maker, hot pot,toaster oven, nu wave cooktop with pots and pans designed for it..
Outdoor beach table.
Quiet although two blocks, 1500 feet to famous wind n sea beach.
Shower, and bath with double sinks, living room area has IKEA bed sleeper mattress couch.
As this home is historice it has been lovingly refurbished and at any given time we may be adding new items each month, and have remodeled but as a historic home its a continual upkeep in progress. IT is charming but may have some nuances that any home or particularly and older home built in 1926 would have. We have replaced all fixtures and the cottage has been remodeled in 1956 and 2001 as well as we paint inside often and add art and new furnishings every 3-5 years to keep it updated. Stucco Spanish building period of Baja California. Wood stove only 10 years old installed that keeps it warm in winter along with room large heaters that keep it more than toasty but no central heat, however its not needed with the heat we have and can get even too hot with the fireplace in the wood stove going. Summers are hotter every year and summers were once 70 to 75 are not 85 and we have an AC for the one window in the bathroom that is ten feet from the bed to cool you or big fans and a front door that you can close the screen from the inside and run fans across, Of course it is cooler than most places but in summer it can be humid so if you come from dry it can seem warm due to moisture at the beach. SAme with winter, we have no mold but it can be a baggy effect in winter if we get fog and rain and clouds on occasion one week and the next week like summer. For that the wood stove drys out any moisture. If you have arthritis or sensitive to older homes that can be musty if closed up for a day or two but air out immediately but you have sensitivity to dampness it might not be right for you from Xmas to March , as it does get damp cold and one has to run the wood stove to make it dry and not cooler, as we have marble floors , however they are clean and great for keeping things cool in summer and in winter they are great if you do heat with the woods stove and we have some throw rugs here and there. It really is a beautiful floor for a cottage, and its a stand alone unit, you step outside, no condo upstairs and its own unit which is rare for 99 to 199 a night peak times, and unheard of low price in low times as one room motels that are 100years old down the street and are not pretty are 100 a night, so overall the cottage is extra fairly priced and we stay booked all year due to low pricing for low seasons and low pricing for summer for the area, If you can afford the starter purchase rates at the beach of 1.5 to 1.7 million to buy these homes, that are original beach bungalow size the next best thing is to rent one for a trip and pay no fees of homowners costs. Due to the historicness of keeping the structure but adding upgrades there may be some slow hot water in the tub or say an older Spanish look outside but its unique and charming but not a track new home. So please no nit picking over the age or size or artistry, and if a bug happens to come in as we are at ground level and do have pest control with choice of chemicals or bug essential oils from a certified company but we don't over spray due to pets and kids that may be crawling around outside in the courtyard. Also sand can be tracked in if you don't take shoes off outside and stick to your feet but we provide brooms for a beautiful floor that can be cleaned easily compared to an old floor. We have had very gracious guests and occasionally if someone is very concerned about perfection they might not like older homes so we suggest your realize that before coming and be okay with it. WE don't give refunds if a bug shows up and we have to have a second treatment or the last person forgot to take the outside trash bin to the curbe so there might be a bag of trash in the outside container not on your courtyard but in the driveway, we ask our renters to put out trash Monday by 7am but sometimes they forget . WE do provide trash bags starter packs and indoor trash cans, dish soap, and cotton hand towels and sponge. Bring your own shampoos and soaps as everyone is scent sitive in their own ways and being real estate we have more moving parts than a motel, so we do our best. A bbq is included outside and needs small green propane tanks that run 2 for 15 or $5 as wal mart and there is usualy one on the grill but if it runs out tenants are to pick up at the grocery store one mile away as we cannot control the grill at all times fyi. Please clean grills as you would the stove also or maids charge extra on deposits. If its not clean let us know so we can charge the previous tenants and please do your best and we will work to improve every week but on occasion when things aren't perfect go easy on as this is a one star price for a four star rental and we are home owners with basic staff of maid and gardner and contractors but no on site staff 24/7 so some things we can only attend to if you see them and notify us but they are not reason for refunds for weather, hot or cold and bug or mouse on rare rare occasion but can happened being at ground level and no mold complaints as its not moldy we have cleaned it but if it has an area that needs to be cleaned let us know and we will take care of it. It might smell musty if it is a damp day and closed up for a few days before arrival but it doesn not have bad mold and everyone is southern calfifornia beach properties has to fight wet shower curtains building up in one day so realize the ennvironement, , keep it clean while there and appreciate the price of a beach vacation that is affordable but not buyable for the price, we love to entertain as a rental but are not on hotel concierge levels. We can stop by on Monday, Thursday or Saturday for basics if you need anything unless its urgent we call our handyman. We live two hour round trip away so you have your privacy but call or email questions or concerns.
Internet is on site and should be posted in your hospitality section of VRBO homeaway, text me if you cant find it. WE have dish cable tv with HBO as well as all basic 50 channels and pay 100 a month for a big package but not the largest at 150. Its pretty good and no complaints if you have to have a certain station let us know and we can see the pricing for you before you are here. There is no laundry machines for this small guest house. Machines are owned by our maid management.
Hope this helps with your decision and charm and nuances of the beach barber tract historic homes , some refurbished here on this block and some all new re done but most reantals are not the brand new ones, However it is amazing area, come on down !
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About Liza Szabo
We bought this property to be in the Jewel of La Jolla, wind n sea beach barber tract homes so my husband could walk barefoot to the beach with surfboard in hand. We vacation rental it so we can enjoy it. WE are professional Retreat Teachers in the Healing Arts, owning 6 peaceful retreat rentals at spots we love. Liza's private practice is in psychology couseling and Naturopathic nutrition and am also a Dental Hygienist. Mike is A world class Yoga teacher. Our passion is nature and homes, design and architecture. We love to make our homes available for others to enjoy and take very good care of them, with caretakers available to meet the needs of our homes, as well as being hands one ourselves, at getting new furnishings, planting tropicals and overseeing the cleanliness, bookings and helping our vacationers with their reservations. Come see us at our VRBO in La Jolla, CA, Hawaii and Yosemite. Liza and Mike
Liza Szabo purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Liza Szabo chose Windansea Community
La Jolla was where we both wanted to live our whole lives. I had post cards in my office in colorado when I was 22, promising that one day I would live there. When first married we saved up enough money to buy a home by our most loved beach, Wind N Sea also voted top ten beaches in the world and walk to it by foot along with the village atmosphere of dining, shops, parks, scenic trails and perfect weather. We now can return again and again to our property while still enjoying our other beach home, hawaii or yosemite. Our dream come true to have beach, moutains and tropical areas. We hope to retire in the village, wind n sea beach home and in the meantime get joy out of sharing it with other vacationers. come see the beauty of walking to all at the JEWEL our La Jolla Wind n Sea Beach home and cottage. Rent one or both together, separated double r2 lot.
What makes this Cottage unique
Everthing you can can want on vacation and never need a car. Walk to Top Ten beaches in the world wind n Sea, as well as shops and restaurants, spa and gym 11 houses away, but be in a quite tropical neighborhood with a yard where they are hard to come by. Walk 3 houses to La Jolla scenic trail and park, the beach 1500 feet from our door is enjoyable walkable. Or head north 10 minutes walk to the downtown entertainment of fine restaurants, art galleries and the world famous cove. The olympic community is only 5 houses away and our year round temperature average is 66 to 72 degrees, warming up in summer to the mid 70s. maybe peaking at low 80's. Enjoy all that the JEWEL of La Jolla has to offer being in the heart of the village at our Wind N Sea Beach house and Optional cottage next door.
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Quiet spot, great location but cottage needs to be freshened up a bit.
The cottage is in a great location to access the beaches, La Jolla Village and the whole coastal area around San Diego. We loved the proximity to everything. We found the cottage to be dark and a bit musty. It definitely needs some work to freshen it up a bit on the outside and inside. The hot water took a very long time to become just warm, especially in the kitchen, which made it difficult to do a good job of washing the dishes. There were two vehicles parked in the driveway right in front of the cottage, which left very little room to walk by out to the street, given the trash bins etc in the driveway also. It was quiet, as the cottage is set back from the street. The neighbourhood is lovely and we walked a lot. Good restaurants in the area. Has great potential!
Romantic beach cottage for two
Perfect in every way. That includes the cottage, the neighborhood, daily walks to the sea and shopping, the warm sunny weather, and our host, Liza, who couldn't have been more accommodating.
We had a great girls get away trip to lajolla. This cottage was so cute and close to everything we were able to walk everywhere we needed to go. Liza was wonderful and would respond to my text right away. I would stay here again!
Comfortable cottage close to beach
Enjoyed a short stay at this cozy cottage. Close to beach, downtown La Jolla, restaurants and shopping. Raining and cold when we arrived, should have picked up some firewood on our way there, as we could not figure out the portable heater that was provided. Vons is close, so we were able to get everything needed the next morning. Nice space for two, think it would be a bit small for 5. It turned out to be a nice relaxing getaway. The cottage is well off the street, quiet and private.
Great place great people
Perfect for what I needed. Closed off spot close to cool stuff!!
Perfect cottage with everything necessary for a quiet, relaxing SD getaway
Extremely quiet neighborhood. Studio cottage has more amenities than a hotel room without hearing or bumping into other guests and neighbors. I was on foot my entire stay, within a few blocks walk there is beach access for surfing, swimming, tanning, walking etc. also a few bars for the occasional libation or pool game as well as a 24 hour convenience store and 24 hour Mexican restaurant
In any direction you travel from the cottage there are places to hike and explore. I visited Windandsea, La Jolla Shores, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach & LJHS football stadium to watch a few games...all individually charming and exciting.
The owners of the property are wonderful people that absolutely made sure my stay was comfortable and full of enjoyment. I will definitely stay in the cottage on my next visit to SD!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pet fee $100, $49 is applied to nonrefundable damage insurance. CANCELLATION POLICY BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR REFUNDS ,NO OWNER REFUNDS AS WE HAVE A MORTAGE AND PLAN IN ADVANCE TO REMOVE YOUR BOOKING FROM THE CALENDAR. RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PER RENTERS QUALIFICATIONS, DATES AND OCCUPANCY. AS WELL AS OTHER OFFERS ARRIVING SAME TIME PERIOD.