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Guest House In La Jolla

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly Remodeled Guest House

This is one truly adorable guest home that you will not want to miss. It is a block away from the breathtaking beach. Perfectly located 1/2 a mile between the famous Wind n Sea Beach and La Jolla Cove. Come park your car and never have to get back in it! Conveniently located on the Bike Path, great for walks or jogging. A short 1/2 mile from Village for shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores. The home has been completely remodeled, flat screen TV in the living area and bedroom, a queen size Tempur-Pedic bed, bamboo wood floors in the kitchen and living space, out door heated shower to wash off at when coming back from the beach, washer and dryer and private entrance...No expense was spared. If you want to experience La Jolla this is the place for you.

John Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About John Murphy

Moved to California in 1972 and La Jolla in 1984. We fell in love with San Diego and La Jolla.

John Murphy purchased this cottage in 1984

Why John Murphy chose Beach Barber Tract

Close to beach, always a breeze, fresh air, air conditioned, bug free and sandy beaches with amazing sunsets. It is comfortable, cozy and feels like a true beach cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking to most everything La Jolla has to offer.


Beach Barber Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks, Granite Vanity
  • New full tile bath with stall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Temper Pedic Bed
  • Air Condtioner/Heater
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect for parents to stay when getting their child set in one of the local colleges, attending a wedding in town or just a romantic get-away! Private entrance with outside shower for use returning from beach


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

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Guest House In La Jolla
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews

Close to the beach, close to restaurants and perfect guest house for my husband and myself

  • 5 of 5

When I started looking for a place to stay in La Jolla, I was very much interested in a location that had a pool. After looking at this Guest House and its proximity to the beach, and access to beach equipment, I decided to give this VRBO a try. We were so happy we booked this guest house. As the other reviews state, it is literally a block from the beach. Which is a perfect place to watch the sunset. The interior of this guest house is so inviting. This was the first VRBO that we spent the most time in: getting carry out from a nearby restaurant and grabbing a bottle of wine from a nearby wine shop and enjoying dinner and wine in the fabulous house. Like many others stated, it is close to so much. We did not have a car, and could walk within a mile or so (or even 2 blocks) to get to a lot of restaurant choices around town. We did Uber to San Diego one day to enjoy the harbor and city. Otherwise, I liked not having a car. John was extremely helpful in finding places to go in La Jolla, and also when we planned our day trip to San Diego. He was a text away for questions. He was also very accommodating with our arrival and departure time, as there were not guests booked immediately prior or after our stay. (Lucky for us!). I usually prefer a king size bed, but the comfort of the queen temperapedic bed way outweighed the size. If I were to travel to La Jolla in the future, I would make sure this guest house was available so I could stay here again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, so glad you and Paul enjoyed the Cottage! You two did real well without having to rent a car and you saw much and visited so many local restaurants. Sorry about the Steelers loss and your having to return to snow. Hope you return again soon someday! John
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Perfect Guest House, close to the ocean and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO rental, and I am glad that we decided to give it a try! My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this guest house very much. It was so comfortable, inviting and beautifully decorated. The bedroom had ample storage and the queen bed with the Tempurpedic mattress was such a nice touch! This guest house is in a great location. It is in a very nice neighborhood and within walking distance to several local restaurants and sites. There are walkways along the ocean, so you can catch beautiful sunsets as well as visit with local seals. We rented a car so that we could go to the San Diego zoo and harbor area, but you really don't need a car if you plan to stay in La Jolla. John was a great host and pointed out all of the features of the house when we arrived, including the cold beer and wine in the refrigerator! I definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting the San Diego area!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jen, glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and will return someday! I know you came along way across the country! I hope you return someday soon, John
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Very special place!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our second visit to this very special place, this time for a six week stay. John and Katie are delightful hosts and have created a lovely, very comfortable and welcoming space for a couple so close to the ocean and the heart of La Jolla. Walking distance to everything and steps each evening to the deck to view spectacular sunsets. Any issues that came up were very quickly addressed and resolved by our hosts who were always readily available. We look forward to many future opportunities enjoy this sweet cottage again and thank the Murphy's for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A charming spotless perfect guest cottage a block from the beach. The hosts could not be more accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed a most welcome break from a too long winter!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nothing missing from this beach cottage. Conveniently located a block from the ocean with views from outside the property or on the front porch which we were welcomed to use by our friendly host, John. Easy access with keypad code. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable seating in living area and very comfortable tempurpedic queen mattress. 2 flat screen TVs. Plenty of storage to unpack clothing. Upscale marble/granite bathroom with double vanity and great towels. Beach towels and chairs etc provided as well. Nicely decorated including lots of succulents outside. Great magazines/catalogues! Street parking fairly easy except during prime beach hours. Owner let us use driveway too. Construction next door started early every morning but we were up anyway. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Choice

  • 4 of 5

The guest house was in very good shape and had everything we needed. The location was very convenient to explore La Jolla and the greater San Diego area. There were plenty of great ocean views and restaurants within easy walking distance. We would highly recommend the property to others and would stay there again if we travel to the la Jolla area.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim. Sorry I missed you before you left. Thanks for leaving the Cottage so immaculate! Do come back, John
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
El Ranchero, Su Casa
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak/ Coaster
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
El Rancero, Carino's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Marine Street Beach
Car: recommended

Some must sees while here...

~ La Jolla Cove just a 1/2 a mile away

~ Wind n Sea beach also just a 1/2 mile

~ Enjoy the bike path for a beautiful walk/jog

~ Birch Aquarium is close and offers beautiful views of La Jolla.

~ Prospect Street for shopping, eating and people watching.

~ Too many great restaurants to list!

~ The beaches, beaches, beaches!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Reservation fee ($300) is fully refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to check in. Reservation fee becomes damage deposit upon check in and is returned within 14 days if not needed.
Longer term rental rates available upon request.

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.