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Guest House In La Jolla

Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Cottage750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Temper Pedic Bed
      • Air Condtioner/Heater


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Dual Sinks, Granite Vanity
      • New full tile bath with stall shower

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Outside view 1 1/2 block to Beach
        • Village
          1/2 mile to La Jolla Village


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air Condtioning Living Room / Bedroom
                    • Fireplace
                      Electric/w heat
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      And WiFi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Street Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      New Washer


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Full size
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice Maker / Filtered Water
                        • Stove
                          Full stove/oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  ATT U verse with multiple channels
                                • Television
                                  Two large flat screen HD TVs


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals one block away
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Torrey Pines Golf Course 3Miles
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Kayak/Bike Rentals in town
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      La Jolla Rec Center 1/4 mile from house
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • cinemas
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • 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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              42 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Well appointed quaint cottage

                                                              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!!

                                                              Excellent Choice

                                                              Jim M.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Jim. Sorry I missed you before you left. Thanks for leaving the Cottage so immaculate! Do come back, John


                                                              Brian B.

                                                              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!

                                                              We totally enjoyed our stay!

                                                              Hannah C.

                                                              We chose this property based on the reviews which proved to be accurate. Location was perfect and yes the beach was a stones throw away and gorgeous sunset viewing was steps away. The pictures accurately represented the clean comfortable, well kept interior. As mentioned by the other reviews John was an attentive host who went beyond the call of duty to make sure that his guests were comfortable. We highly recommend this property for a scenic, convenient and comfortable visit.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Hannah, hope to see you again soon, John

                                                              Outstanding Cottage

                                                              Leigh B.

                                                              John & Katie spared no expense making their extended home into a vacation paradise.

                                                              My stay was remarkable. The pictures tell almost the entire story with the exception of the excellent location to the Pacific. I couldn't have made a better choice & I will be back.

                                                              Thanks for the hospitality!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Leigh, hope to see you again soon! John

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

                                                              Karen G.Cincinnati

                                                              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

                                                              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


                                                              Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, CA, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              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.

                                                              42 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              Property # 490539