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Villa Tranquila 2 Bocks to Beach ~ SAME DAY OK!-~ Monthly Discount!~

Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights

Charming Craftsman Cottage nearly 100 years of history and charm. Private yard

Villa Tranquila is one of three 1920's vacation villas located 2 short blocks from Windansea Beach. Villa Tranquila retains much of it's classic charm. Big family? Rent 2-3 of our adjacent villas or utilize the hotel across the street (it has a lovely pool and spa) for extra family members.

We gladly book stays of 1-3 nights if we have a small gap to fill between reservations.

- Repeat guests and sponsors of our pet sanctuary can save 10-20%*

- 3-minute walk to beach

- Master bedroom and guest-room/office

- Small, private yard with gas grill

- Rent alone or together with the villa(s) next door

- Walk to restaurants, shopping, coffee, bakery, trails, dog-friendly park

- Convenient parking

Our lovely Villas are close enough to the beach that one can relax on the patio and hear the waves crashing at night. This property offers ample street parking. Our Villas are in a residential area and within 2-3 blocks of restaurants, stores, wellness spas, urgent care, and just about anything else one could want nearby during a vacation.

~~ Friends and family discount 10-20%* (discount is factored on HomeAway rates with fees/tax). If you were referred by Luckydog Sanctuary please refer back to them for details of the Donor Discount program. ~~

Villa Tranquila is most comfortable for a family of up to four, but can comfortably sleep 6 on a queen bed (master bedroom), a full bed (guest room), and queen sofa-bed (living room).

Villa Tranquila is located two doors down from the beautifully updated Villa Serena: https://www.vrbo.com/1118081 and both can be rented for families with up to 10 members. We also have a 3rd cottage available which can accommodate a family of 3.

Thank you for choosing Villa Tranquila as your La Jolla Vacation Home!

Property Manager

Property Manager

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Property Manager chose Windansea Community

Choose Villa Tranquila if you just want a cute, clean place to rest peacefully between trips to the beach.

What makes this House unique

It's super charming! It's very close to the beach, but just far enough away to have plenty of parking. You can walk to everything you need and the farmer's market on Sunday is amazing. The city bus stop is right around the corner so one can easily get around without a personal vehicle. You can also rent one, two, or three cottages for your family or group.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Living Room Queen Sofa Bed
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Guest Nest/Office
        1 double, The office/guest room has a full size bed


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Near The Ocean


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Villa Tranquila has AC in the bedroom and portable/window fans to import the cooler outdoor air.
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                            free wifi
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                            shared with two cottages on a schedule
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                            street parking is plentiful
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            shared with two cottages on a schedule
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                                Gas range is petite. The stovetop has 4 burners.
                              • Pantry Items
                                We stock the place with salt, pepper and some basics like vinegar, oil and spices.
                              • Refrigerator
                                Fridge is petite. It's perfect for a couple staying long term or a small family staying a week or two.
                              • Stove
                                Gas Stovetop
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    There is a separate dining room. The dining table seats 4 comfortably and will seat 6 if a few of the diners are kids. The patio table seats 4-6 comfortably.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                        Therew is a handful of books. There are two free mini-libraries within a half mile.
                                      • DVD Player
                                        A DVD player can be arranged if requested at the time of booking. The smart TV allows access to thousands of free movies and TV shows including new releases, so DVDS are not usually necessary.
                                      • Games
                                        There are a few games in each cottage.
                                      • Music Library
                                        We provide a sound bar or stereo which one can plug their smart phone or mp3 player into for music.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        Smart TV allows renters to access Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. Basic cable channels offered via the spectrum APP. Android box (if you know how to use it) will allow you to watch just about any movie.
                                      • Stereo
                                        There is a sound bar which can play music from your MP3 player or smart phone.
                                      • Television
                                        Smart TV with android box allows you to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO and many other channels. Local channels provided via HD antenna.
                                      • Toys
                                        We provide some beach toys for tots. Boogie boards are available upon request.
                                      • Video Library
                                        The smart TV allows access to thousands of movies and TV shows including new releases, and movies which haven't yet been released to the public.


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Private patio has table with seating for 4 and umbrella.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Small lawn or other landscaped area. Patio with dining table for private use.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Gas Grill on private patio
                                          • Tennis
                                            The high school tennis courst are open to public, usually, when school is not in session. La jolla recreation center has courts open to the public. (please confirm before packing your racket!)
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            Boogie boards provided.


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                    There is a public pool about 5 blocks away.

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • boating
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        12 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Super Dog Friendly!

                                                        We stayed four nights at Villa Tranquila with our two English Bulldogs. I appreciated Nikki allowing us to use two of her large dog crates so we didn’t have to bring ours. The house is plenty roomy for a small family. The beds are full/queen, but we knew that before we booked. It literally is a super short walk to a very nice beach and a short drive to La Jolla Cove and maybe 20 mins to Pacific and Mission Beach. We had a blast!

                                                        Cozy and Comfortable La Jolla Cottage

                                                        Tracey C.

                                                        My husband and I and our dog just spent 2 1/2 weeks at Villa Tranquila as Nikki's guests, and we were so happy! We walked to the beach and the park and along the trail every day and ended up at one of the many dog friendly restaurants for coffee and breakfast. The shower is strong and hot and the bed very comfortable, so we slept hard every night and woke up for another round of walking. The Smart TV is big and excellent for watching football games. The WiFi is fast and reliable. The little yard is private and big enough to sit outside and have dinner or just catch a little sun in the afternoon. We found parking within one or two houses away every day. But most importantly, the hostess is wonderful, friendly and attentive, but never in an intrusive manner. We look forward to staying there again!

                                                        Villa Tranquila is a wonderful place to stay.

                                                        Jackie G.

                                                        The house is cozy and comfortable. I had a super time here with my three sons. The host is very nice and accommodating. I look forward to staying here again.

                                                        Terrific location, perfect little beach cottage

                                                        Erika O.Tucson

                                                        We really enjoyed our stay here. The beds were comfortable, the space was bright and open and had that true California beach cottage "feel". The location was just up the street from the beach. Short drive (medium-long walk) from all the shops and restaurants of La Jolla. We aren't dog owners, but although the place is well-outfitted for dogs, and dogs had stayed previously, I couldn't tell. Communication with the host was prompt. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                        Sweet Little Cottage by the Beach

                                                        Sharon S.

                                                        This is a charming little house, with a super charming manager. We loved that we could bring our Dingo! Comfortable bed, and plenty of room in the kitchen for preparing meals. I could walk to everything, and every night at 6, Gizmo and I were at the beach!. Top of the street there is a nice park, that has lots of happy people and their pooches. Comfortable bed, a bit loud of an air conditioner in this room. The manager showed us how to hook up the window fans to cool off the place and that helped with the daytime summer heat. We ended up using the add on room for our dressing area, as the bedroom is on the small side. Great TV and Movie selection, too!

                                                        Really cute vintage cottage, just full of charm!

                                                        Genie P.

                                                        Loved the patio area, private but not secluded. We look forward to returning, you can easily walk to beach & restaurants! The living space was nicely decorated & comfortable.


                                                        Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, CA, USA


                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        Stays of more than 30 nights will not be taxed, however, the homeaway quoting system automatically adds 10.5% tax. The posted discounted monthly rate has been lowered to make up for the discrepency in the system-generated quote so that the price with tax is the actual direct-booking price. Stays of over 30 nights have a lease agreement and ideally will not be paid by credit card as this will reduce the monthly discount we are able to offer (please inquier on options). Longer stays, bigger groups and families with pets may have a higher deposit. Pre-paid cleaning fee is $40 plus $10/night but may be adjusted for long stays additional loads of laundry aftre the first are $20. This home is not child proof, but closely supervised and well-behaved kids are welcome and appreciated. If there is not a separate "holiday fee" or "holiday rate" listed on your invoice for holiday periods, there holiday rent is 25% above the normal weekend rate for that period for all major holidays and holiday eves as well as all of the "non-school-nights" of a holiday weekend e.g. Friday-Sunday of memorial day weekend and Wed-Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend). If check out/in occurs on a holiday, the cleaning fee will have a 50% increase for workers to be fairly compensated. Fees not paid during booking are due in cash or cashier check upon check-in, please. All prices and conditions are subject to change at any time until the rental agreement is signed.

                                                        12 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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