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Walk to the Beach and Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Retreat Located 1/2 Block From Village Amenities and 3 Blocks from Beach

Enjoy La Jolla and the San Diego area from a lovely residential neighborhood, just six blocks to the La Jolla Cove and 1/2 block from downtown La Jolla Village!

BRAND NEW,TOP-OF-LINE, POWERFUL CENTRAL AIRCONDITIONING HAS RECENTLY BEEN INSTALLED (even though really not needed as so close to the beach that the residence enjoys the cool ocean breezes) !.

All appliances and designer furnishings in this sophisticated contemporary are brand new as of November 2013. There is sleeping for four – the master bedroom has a king bed, the guest bedroom has two full beds; all mattresses are Plushtops. The granite countertop kitchen is fully equipped. There is a dining room for six and includes a kitchen island for additional dining. There is also a brand new washer and dryer in utility room. Free Cable TV and WI-fi Internet come with the rental.

The retreat has a large, private deck with a dining area for 4, a BBQ, and an outdoor sofa for lounging in the evenings under the canopy of lights and a large tree.

The house is in a great location for enjoying the amenities of La Jolla and the San Diego area. La Jolla is a friendly town for walking. It is just 6 blocks to the Beach and less than 1/2 block La Jolla Village businesses, dining, shopping and other activities are right next to the retreat – town center, museums, restaurants, shops and businesses. A delightful Sunday Farmers Market is a source of fresh produce and unique crafts. The Coggan Aquatic Center with Olympic-size pool and sports complex offering tennis courts, track, baseball fields and basketball courts is located just two blocks east of the home.

As an alternative to strolling thru La Jolla, the main public bus line stops within a block of the house and provides transportation throughout La Jolla and south to Pacific Beach, Mission Bay and other San Diego destinations. Beach bikes are also readily available for rental. The retreat has street parking space for one car.

Come and enjoy the beauty and weather provided by our fabulous La Jolla!

Welcome to La Jolla and “your home away from home”. In Spanish, La Jolla means 'the jewel,' and as a local resident of La Jolla, CA for more then 20 years, I am proud to call this ‘jewel’ home and look forward to you exploring and discovering this breathtaking, Mediterranean-style seaside town - sitting on cliffs flanking the ocean. Enjoy Your Visit & ‘Your Home’

– Thank you, Owner, Lisa Widmier

Exploring La Jolla:

There is no shortage of things to explore and discover right in La Jolla from eating at top restaurants with expansive views to strolling along the ‘cove’ to learning to ocean kayak to taking in a show at our Tony Award-winning Playhouse.

Here is a short list of my top 10 picks for places to discover:

1. La Jolla Playhouse: If there's a show on, don't miss the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse - in the past 20 years, they've launched no less than nine plays to Broadway (including Jersey Boys, I Am My Own Wife and Memphis), with six of them winning Tony Awards and one garnering a Pulitzer Prize.

2. Mount Soledad: Climbing up to the Mount Soledad War memorial affords magnificent views of La Jolla, San Diego and beyond.

3. Torrey Pines Reserve: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. Well worth taking a few hours to hike (easy hiking tails) to explore this Park.

4. La Jolla Cove & Shores: This is still the number one draw for visitors from around the globe; a simple stroll along the seawall above the cliffs will quickly reveal why? La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers and scuba divers.

The swells that often roll in from the open ocean here can be rather large and strong, and so being in the water at the Cove is not always suitable for people who do not have good water skills. The water temperature is also often a little colder than the average San Diego beach, and the beach has the disadvantage that the dry sand area is very small at high tide. In contrast, during very low tides, a lot of interesting tide pools are revealed at the Cove.

5. Shop Girard Ave & Prospect Street: The choice of celebrities and bargain-hunters alike, La Jolla is for all who seek 'just for me' instead of 'me, too'. Here, you'll find the priceless and the popular. The haute couture and the comfortably familiar. The world's most luxurious brands and the everyday values. Who wouldn't you rather browse a beautiful seaside village than a crowded, noisy mall? However, it is the numerous art galleries that get my top pick for ways to shop or ‘window shop’ in my hometown.

6. Take in the Sunset: Take your pick from the WindanSea, The Shores or The Cove; all offer amazing places to watch the sunset. People camp out hours in advance with their lawn chairs and picnic dinners to experience one of the most photographed sunsets in the world.

7. La Jolla Open Aire Market: Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer's Market. Come experience the community feel, live music, creative artisans, diverse food court, and local farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Consistently ranked as one of the largest and best farmers markets in San Diego, our Sunday Market in La Jolla has grown to become one of the premier weekly events for locals and tourists alike. Families and their kids can enjoy the live music, fresh air, playgrounds, and grass fields to run and play on.

8. Birch Aquarium at Scripps: Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, Earth and ocean science.

9. Museum of Contemporary Art – La Jolla: At MCASD in La Jolla, take in the fabulous ocean view from the Edwards Garden Gallery, or lunch on the patio at the Museum Cafe. The La Jolla location also houses the Museum’s X Store, filled with a selection of contemporary art books, apparel, and innovative design objects.

10. Biking, ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, etc: The town was designed for outdoor ‘lovers’ and there is no shortage of ideas from renting cruiser bikers and exploring the town by bike to kayaking to learning to surf. However, my top pick, would be to rent a kayak and explore the La Jolla Caves.

And here is my top picks for places to eat from take out to casual dining to top-notch restaurants:

Great Take Out places ($-$$): El Pescador Fish Market, 627 Pearl Street or The Promiscuous Fork, 6984 La Jolla Blvd. *one of my favoriate things to do is grab take out from either of these places and watch the sunset at the La Jolla Cove or WindanSea Beach

Great Casual Dining places (aka very family friendly) ($-$$$): Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, 702 Pearl Street or Prepkitchen, 7556 Fay Ave.

Great Top-Notch Restaurants with amazing views ($$$-$$$$): A.R. Valentien, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, ask for a table out on the deck and watch the sunset over the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course, rated one of the top restaurants for a reason, well worth the experience or Eddie V’s, 1270 Prospect Street, amazing views, service and food, one of my personal favorite places to dine.

More Details

Lisa Widmier
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2016

About Lisa Widmier

Welcome to La Jolla and “your home away from home”. In Spanish, La Jolla means 'the jewel,' and as a local resident of La Jolla, CA for more then 20 years, I am proud to call this ‘jewel’ home and look forward to you exploring and discovering this breathtaking, Mediterranean-style seaside town - sitting on cliffs flanking the ocean. Enjoy Your Visit & ‘Your Home’

– Thank you, Owner, Lisa Widmier

Lisa Widmier purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Lisa Widmier chose San Diego County

This property is 1/2 block from town, so no car is needed during your stay.

What makes this townhome unique

Eating outside under the canopy of an amazing tree and outdoor chandelier.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Walk to the Beach and Village
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month at this rental. We loved the proximity to beach, coffee shops, restaurants, and grocery store. We didn't rent a car during our stay because we were walking distance to everything we needed!

The unit itself was plenty spacious for two people, and the extra bedroom with two double beds made it convenient to have occasional visitors.

Lisa was a great, very responsive host. She lived next door and was available to answer questions or otherwise assist us whenever we needed it.

We would definitely recommend this rental to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gina, Thank you for your feedback. You were TERRIFIC guests and I do hope that you will return again! Sincerely, Lisa
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two children had an amazing stay at this quite but centrally located piece of paradise. We had so much fun walking to the beach and Lisa provided us with the beach chairs and umbrellas and blankets/towels that we needed. Every evening (I was on a cooking holiday!!) - we walked a very short (within one block!) distance to a different restaurant every night. The residence was equipped with everything that we needed. My daughter was queen of breakfast cooking and we so enjoyed our daily breakfast on our private patio every morning. My husband did BBQ (we had our own BBQ) one night and that was special also. The residence is fully outfitted and totally new - all furnishings are new and it is totally immaculent as I am obssessive about being clean. Coming back so do not book end of August! We want it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

RENTERS BEWARE !!! Although this owner advertises "BRAND NEW AND POWERFUL CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING", the unit did not function for the last two nights of our week long stay. The owner responded to our second message on Saturday morning by sending a repairman. Although he was able to reestablish power to the AC, the apartment remained at 78 degrees thru Saturday night. The owner proceeded to send multiple text messages to me instructing me to turn off the unit and open the windows. I informed her that my allergies wouldn't tolerate that, and the text messages continued. The wall unit thermostat was turned OFF on three separate occasions and NOT BY US. It appeared as if the owner was aware of the temperature settings we were using and changing them remotely.

Because of severe allergies and asthma problems, we were initially very attracted by this description of the unit. We paid quite a high rent for the week and were physically uncomfortable for 2 out of 7 nights. We believe, and continue to do so, that when you pay this kind of money for a higher end residence, you should be physically comfortable and able to use the appliances in the unit. More distressingly, though, was the repeated texting from the owner, once the problem persisted. We received two unsolicited text messages on Sunday morning telling us to leave the AC turned off and open the windows. I wonder how she knew that the AC was turned on as we were cleaning and packing??? I would NEVER recommend this unit to anyone else. I would NEVER rent from this owner again, and she has several other properties listed. RENTERS BEWARE !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you for your review. In the several years that I have been managing my vrbos, I have never received a one star rating. So, I think that it is importation to respond 1. There was some kind of electric surge as you know towards the end of your week- long stay. I am not sure whether it was a utility company issue or something that was plugged in inside the residence. As a result, the ceiling fan , brand new ac, tv and alarm systems blew fuses or were totally destroyed. 2. Your first message to me about the ac was Friday evening when I was on a plane back from New York to San Diego so I did not receive it immediately. I responded right away Saturday morning and sent repair person over promptly even though a weekend day and hard to find one . 3. He thought he fixed the problem but it became apparent by Saturday afternoon that the unit was frozen over (lay mans) terms and by constantly running it - did nothing because it was frozen over. I explained the situation to you and asked you just to open the windows and enjoy the 65 degrees ocean breeze as much cooler than the air inside. Even though you were spending your entire days here outside and at beach, you explained that you could not have fresh air in the house due to allergies. I asked if you could run the central fan and floor and ceiling fans then. 4. You were checking Sunday morning (11 am) and when I arrived - I could hear and see the unit (exterior unit) still running and I asked you to please turn off but you would not. As a result, the situation got worse and it started causing unit to short out and shut itself off. My cleaning crew was cleaning the unit adjacent to yours and kept reporting the unit was being turned on again and again after it continually shut itself down because it was overheating. It is unfortunate that there was this power surge and I did everything to respond quickly - less than 12 hours and on a weekend. But I was perplexed why you continued to insist on turning on and running the unit even when I explained it was frozen over and running it was only causing more damage and flipping the breaker. You kept just restarting it- and this was on the morning of your checkout and you had the doors open anyway loading the car. 5. It was fixed Monday morning with a substantial bill.
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Amazing place, location and host! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It took us forever to write this review but we really want to express how happy we were at this place. Absolutely impecable. There were a lot of appliances in the house, really useful! Excellent location and Lisa was always available.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful la Jolla home

  • 5 of 5

In July, we travelled to San Diego with our two little ones (13mo and 3yo) and stayed in this beautiful apartment in La Jolla. It's in the quiet ally off the main street where Vons supermarket and tons of restaurants all in walking can also walk to the library and modern art museum within 10 mins. Also, there are lots of nail salons within 5 mins walk....

When we arrived this beautiful home, we were so happy and thought how come we did not find this gem during our last visits. This place is super clean, modern and most importanly-kids firendly. OUr 13 mo is crawling all over the floor and we feel so comfortable for him to explore around. Lisa, the owner is very helpful, if you need anything, she is very responsive.

This is going to be my must stay place whenever we visit Sna diego....

Thank you Lisa for hosting us in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space and great place! I would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful house-apartment ( it is a house with an upstairs unit and a downstairs untit) for 10 nights. It was perfect for our needs and centrally located within walking distance to the ocean, restaurants, shops, etc. of La Jolla village. We also found that the location gave us easy access to areas north and south that we wanted to explore and visit. The two bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen and living room were immaculate when we arrived and with all up to date "everything". Lisa, the owner, was responsive to any questions and made the process of booking the unit easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many within blocks!!!!
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
La Jolla Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Station - Downtown SD or Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within blocks!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

La Jolla Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check Out Clean $150
Property Damage Protection $59

Check In is at 4 pm on day of arrival and check out is at 11 am on day of departure. Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked and first payment is made. Reservations are non-refundable less than 30 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Jolla Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Brand New Everything- including stone floors and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Two Full Size Beds - Brand New Everything
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand New Everything! Master Features Large Walking Closet
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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