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Adorable Cottage just blocks to Windansea Beach-great value!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Adorable studio cottage for 2 near beach and village

Absolutely darling studio cottage located within blocks of famous beaches and the village of La Jolla. Walk to all that La Jolla has to offer--wonderful shops in the village, great cozy restaurants, or world-famous Windansea beach to watch the local surfers. Walk or ride your bikes a few blocks to the best beaches.

Stay in our cottage built for 2, and enjoy a comfortable queen bed, modern furnishings, dining table, small desk, cable TV, WIFI, and a quiet patio and tropical yard with deck chairs.

We've supplied beach chairs, beach cruisers and towels...everything you need for a day at the beach!

More Details

Dolores Hickman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Why Dolores Hickman chose San Diego County

We love the ocean, and living 3 blocks to Windansea means we can walk to the beach and enjoy the sunset, yet be on a quiet street with awesome neighbors. It's just 5 or 6 blocks in the opposite direction to the Sunday Farmer's Market, and we have several terrific casual restaurants within walking distance. We love the location, and our 1940's beach house!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks! We loved your place and will be back next summer.
Jul 2014
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La Jolla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • One queen-size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Adorable Cottage just blocks to Windansea Beach-great value!
average rating of 4.84 based on 54 reviews

Perfect spot in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for my month long stay in La Jolla. Everything was as advertised and Dolores was a very generous and pleasant landlord! I felt very at home and comfortable here and I highly recommend this rental! Dolores was kind enough to restock my towels and linens and even had maids clean the place at no extra cost. You can walk to local coffee shops and restaurants in La Jolla and you're just about 1/5 mile from the beautiful Pacific! Thank you for everything Dolores!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your stay--it was a pleasure to have you at the cottage!
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Super nice place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed 12 days at this cottage. I can say is that is very cozy, very good location and the owner is one of a kind. She was available, nice, I had the chance to meet het. I would come back defenitely.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a perfect beach-town retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved that we could walk to the beach, just a few blocks away, to enjoy the sunset. The cottage was comfortable, and the location was ideal. The yard is green and private, and the deck is perfect for a morning cup of coffee.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely. Cozy. Very basic furnishings. Bed very comfy

  • 4 of 5


If you rely on Wifi this is not the best choice

Price and value excellent Location convenient

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolores' Cottage is charming, safe and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Dolores cottage for spring break and it is safe, clean, quaint and close to all the attractions we wanted to see in San Diego. There are many great restaurants within walking distance and easy to drive to attractions such as Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and Ocean beach. It is a beautiful neighbourhood full of character and my wife and I both felt very safe staying here. Dolores is very friendly and kind and available by text if you need anything but also gives you privacy. She has bikes to use, a very cute front porch and all the amenities needed for a vacation. The bed is comfortable, there is cable and Internet as well as a full kitchen. We absolutely loved our stay and are sad to leave this afternoon. We would definelty stay here again and recommend it to couples looking for a getaway. Thank you Dolores!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small, quiet cottage with easy parking

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is located on a quiet residential street about a 20-minute walk from the heart of La Jolla village. It was clean and had a comfortable bed and a nice shower. The owners also provided use of cruiser bicycles, beach towels and boogie boards -- this is a terrific amenity given the location of the property. The wifi was slow and intermittent -- something the owners might consider upgrading. There also was no blow dryer, nor provisions for coffee/tea -- something other VRBOs have always provided. Overall we had a pleasant time.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, thank you for your feedback. I certainly will look at upgrading the WiFi and adding a blow dryer to the cottage. I did want to note that there is a coffee maker as well as a French press, and there was a bag of Starbucks in the freezer. I hope that you'll have the opportunity to come back and stay at the cottage again, and hopefully find that it's more comfortable for you.
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Car: not necessary

Our charming studio cottage is located in the heart of the Windansea community, in the village of La Jolla. A few minutes walk away is the world-famous Windansea beach; check out the surfers, or just enjoy the sun, sand and bodysurfing at any of the neighboring beaches.

Walk a few short blocks to the best Farmer's Market, held every Sunday, and to the shops and restaurants of La Jolla. Enjoy fine dining and a sunset at Eddie V's or George's, overlooking the blue Pacific ocean, or brunch at the Cove, watching the kayakers and swimmers.

We are a few minutes drive from La Jolla Shores beach, where you can rent kayaks and tour the La Jolla Sea Caves, take a surfing lesson, sunbathe, swim and picnic.

La Jolla is centrally located in San Diego, and you can be hot-air ballooning or betting on the horse-races at Del Mar, or spending the day at the World Famous San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld, all just 15 minutes away by car.

We are a mere 20 minutes from the airport, as well as the restaurants and nightlife of the Gaslamp District downtown or Petco Park to catch a Padres game.

We have a lot to keep you busy, and a cozy cottage in a quiet neighborhood when you are ready to relax!


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

$200 deposit, fully refunded within 2 weeks of departure, assuming no damage, theft, or excessive cleaning. $75 cleaning fee per stay.
Rates are for 2 people; additional guest is $25 per night, maximum total guests: 3.
Check in 3pm, check out 10am.
$200 cancellation fee if reservation is cancelled within 30 days of stay. 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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