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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:
January 16, 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 La Jolla

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.


La Jolla 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 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Guest House In La Jolla
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful beach cottage in the best location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the guest house for 3 nights in October. The accommodations are both lovely and comfortable. To start, the guest house is located about a block from the beach. You literally walk down the hill and are on a great sandy beach with awesome waves. We watched the sunset one evening and spent the next morning watching the surfers. You can also easily walk to shopping. Prospect Street and Girard Ave are walking distance from the guest house. We had rented a car but honestly could have gone without. An uber to the Gaslamp District costs about $25 each way if you are interested in going into the city for anything. The guest house itself is quite comfortable. There's a private entrance that opens to a private patio area. You enter the house into the open living room kitchen. It's a fully stocked kitchen. The fridge even had beer, wine and sodas when we arrived. There's a hallway that takes you to the bathroom with double sinks and a nice shower. Behind that is the master bedroom which is a great size. They put a temperpedic mattress in the guest house and I swear it was the best bed I've slept on (I stay in hotels several weeks a month so I've slept on a lot of beds). The homeowners are great. They are so thoughtful and want their guests to be comfortable. We had complete privacy though they were just a text away if we needed anything. We loved everything about our stay! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amanda! Loved having you! Please do come back soon, John and Katie
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Colorado Springs

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with my stay here. I loved the space itself--it was beautiful and comfortable and beyond clean. The owner was exceptionally helpful. He was there to show me around when I arrived and was available during the stay as well. I decided not to rent a car for my week's stay and found it very easy to walk to everything I needed, restaurants, drugstore, grocery. And of course the ocean is right there at the end of the block.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centennial, CO

Beautiful cottage with a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This darling little cottage is a perfect place to stay if you're looking for clean and comfortable accommodations in a great location. The property had all of the necessities for a carefree vacation to the area. The pictures that are available online represent this property perfectly and the owner was very gracious and accommodating. Enjoyed our stay and we highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

John was so attentive. The cottage was extra clean, everything we needed for our 5 day stay was there. Highly recommend. Just one block from the beach, quiet, peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sylvia and hope you can return someday! John
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  • 5 of 5

The description and previous reviews are correct, this guest house is clean, has good amenities and the location could not be better. The owner, John, is very attentive and kind. It is very easy to feel at home here.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Barber Guest House

  • 5 of 5

The property was just perfect! Mr. Murphy was there for us by phone in the event that we had any problems locating the property, which we did not. The guest house is extremely clean and has every amenity you could ask for. The location was just steps away from the beach and shopping. It was one of the best properties I have rented so far, and the bed was heavenly! This was our first trip to La Jolla, and we will definitely be back to this property if it is available! Thank you so much John!!

Andy & Nicki

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys! Glad you enjoyed the Cottage! Please 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
Damage Insurance $99
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.

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