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Modern And Elegant Family Beach Home. Ocean Views, Stunning Indoor/Outdoor Space

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Huge Indoor / Outdoor Living Space And Ocean Views

You'll love this gorgeous, newly renovated beach home in the heart of Bird Rock, La Jolla. Just a short walk to the famed Bird Rock village, the stunning cliff beaches of La Jolla and the wide sands of Pacific Beach. A short drive to Sea World, Torrey Pines, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla village and all the most popular San Diego beaches and attractions. Only 15 minutes from downtown's historic Gas Lamp District, yet you'll feel like you're a world away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

This architect-designed home is perfect for a relaxing family getaway. It has all the amenities and features you'd want in a family-friendly beach house, with the luxury and elegance of a romantic parents' retreat.

The relaxing master suite features a large deck with beautiful Pacific Ocean views. You can enjoy a private sunset from bed, or invite guests up the connecting stairway to share cocktails in the sea breeze. Huge sliding glass doors and windows allow you to sleep in the luxury of San Diego's perfect year round climate, or to close it all out with remote controlled blockout shades. The large master bathroom exudes relaxation with bright modern tiles, natural light, double shower heads and heated floors. A full walk-in closet can accommodate everything you need to bring along.

The dazzling white modern kitchen is bright, sunny and casual enough for barefoot morning coffee. But with a 50 square foot island with seating and all the latest modern appliances, the gourmet chef is equally catered to. Quartzite countertops highlight both the dining room bar and a kitchen servery bar that opens up completely to an outdoor seating area.

To unwind, you'll want to sink into the large, leather family sofa and watch the 60' flat screen TV, or open the whole room up to the outside with the restaurant-style folding doors to appreciate true indoor-outdoor living.

10 people can comfortably dine al-fresco at the stainless steel and hardwood outdoor dining table. Afterwards you can drink in the deep blue night skies, seated in the comfort of the outdoor living area. A manicured grass area and zen-like ocean pebble outdoor shower are practical enough to rinse away the sands of the day.

A separate living area with a wall-mounted flat panel TV and leather sofa allows parents or kids to enjoy doing their own thing. Three bedrooms in addition to the master suite provide the perfect place to slumber and recharge for the next idyllic San Diego day.

This beautiful and comfortable modern beach home is practical enough to keep everybody happy, entertained and in great spirits yet elegant and romantic enough for the adults to feel pampered, rested and relaxed. It's the perfect complement to the kind of climate that only San Diego can offer and it will be a vacation you'll remember forever.

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Julie Ryan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

About Julie Ryan

The Ryans are a happy and active family who love to take in everything that San Diego has to offer. After living in some of the world's other amazing cities (Sydney and San Francisco), they were drawn to San Diego by the near perfect year round climate, friendly natives and beautiful beaches. They find Bird Rock, with it's charming village and gorgeous sunsets to be the ideal balance of City living and beach lifestyle.

Julie Ryan purchased this house in 2006

Why Julie Ryan chose San Diego County

Inspired by their Australian heritage, the Ryans purchased the original beach cottage on this large corner lot with an eye to making it the ideal 'beach modern' home. In close collaboration with their architect, they incorporated large glass areas to maximize light and views, overhangs to maintain cool in summer and 'down under' details like corrugated metal and LED lighting. They feel that this beautiful home now takes advantage of everything that San Diego has to offer. It's the perfect blend of modern design and nature.

What makes this house unique

The newly renovated home now offers the ideal way to live in La Jolla. Comfortable but easy to clean, kid-friendly but sophisticated and elegant enough for parents to feel relaxed and at ease. Great for chilling with a book or entertaining at cocktail hour. The safe neighborhood and friendly locals make this the perfect beach home in the ideal location.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Modern And Elegant Family Beach Home. Ocean Views, Stunning Indoor/Outdoor Space
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Ultra Modern - Ultra Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Bird Rock. It is about 10 minutes from the freeway, but very well situated for beaches and La Jolla. The four bedrooms worked great for our family and the indoor/outdoor open living space was amazing. The house was very much as pictured but a bit more spacious than you might think with very high ceilings and lots of natural light. Motorized shades, automatic faucet, windows and doors that open up the walls - all very luxe and feels like brand new. Dressers, closets and refrigerator were all empty when we arrived which was great - no feeling of personal invasion of someone's living space. A nice basket of fruit and wine on the counter was a generous welcome gift. The house is about 3 blocks up from shopping, restaurants, CVS, Starbucks and more very near by. Highly recommend - especially for families with older kids who want some privacy -

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Spring break in La Jolla

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home, and our primary objective was to escape the tail end of a mid western winter, and to do so in a lovely place with plenty of accessible activities for our children. The outcome was a holiday as close to perfect as any we have taken.

The home was comfortable and beautifully laid out, with an open kitchen that leads into a family room. Not surprising given the location, the kitchen also provides access to the garden and outdoor dining table. What we discovered is that we started our days slowly since we so enjoyed breakfast both in the kitchen area and on the patio. For us this was the primary benefit of renting a home in general, and this house in particular: calm and relaxing beginnings, and for that matter, ends of each day. This doesn't always happen for us given a fairly wide span of ages, and interests, of our children. The location was super convenient for trips to: LEGOLAND, The San Diego Zoo, the Scripps Aquarium, and strolling around La Jolla Cove.

We have four children and the layout of the bedrooms worked perfectly for us, with three together and their own bathroom, and the master bedroom in a second floor alcove. The pictures don't do the master bedroom justice; it is truly special to start and end each day with a view of the Pacific.

The family was great to work with, and super clear with communications. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our trip and the lovely house that anchored our vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a Christmas Break

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the house over Christmas 2015. The property was clean and well stocked with everything needed - towels, pillows, cooking equipment etc. Its a 5 minute walk down to the coast where there are restaurants, coffee shops and a pharmacy. nearest grocers is a 5-10 minute drive. La Jolla is easily accessible and San Diego's tourist spots are all about 20 minutes away.

Overall - a great location, the service was excellent (clear labelling throughout the house and a thorough instruction manual). Listing was accurate.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Bird Rock Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week in July in this beautiful home. The house is spectacular, it has many wonderful spaces, indoor and outdoor. It is beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. There are many tiny details that make this place so unique. It is by far the best house we've stayed at though VRBO. It is completely stocked for every cooking and entertainment need you may have. The neighborhood is quiet and everything is close by, from coffee to restaurants as well as a pharmacy and many nice shops. The owner is wonderful to work with, easy to contact, and very helpful. We all enjoyed our time there and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My extended family went to LaJolla to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. While there we thoroughly enjoyed lots of family time together in this home. We had a total of three generations in the house and there was plenty of room for everyone to have space. The house is incredibly well appointed with a very well stocked kitchen. The owners provided lots of little niceties that we haven't had in other vacation homes we have rented. There was plenty for the kids to do, both inside and out. We also loved the indoor/outdoor living and the ability to walk to restaurants and coffee shops.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Wonderful Vacations

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent our Easter break in this house. All of the accommodations were perfect for our family of 6 members. The master bedroom is beautiful, comfortable and modern, it has a terrace with an ocean view. Something special about the house is that it has a great outdoor space where we enjoyed meals, grills and other family activities. The kitchen has everything you need, we enjoyed preparing various meals together in it. We highly recommend this house and hope we can come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Torrey Pines - world famous golf course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Old Town Amtrak and Coaster station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bahia Don Bravo - vote San Diego' best fish taco.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pacific Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

La Jolla House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.5%

Possible discount rates for longer stays and would consider 4,5 and 6 night rentals at certain times.

50% of the rent, plus cleaning fee and deposit due at booking. The balance of the rent, plus the tax is due 30 days before arrival.

If payment by check or electronic check, no additional fees. If paying by credit card $100 for credit card fees will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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La Jolla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double headed shower for 2 persons
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , With both hot and cold water
    Powder Room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bed with Trundle (sleeps two in total)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , * Twin Blow up Aerobed Mattress if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fan in master bedroom and other bedrooms have floor Vornado fans as well if needed. The house does not come with air conditioning.

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