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Luxury at it's finest. Breathtaking views from every room!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Space 6,385 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


*** If this property is booked, please see our 'Sister Property on the same street. Villa St. Michele

Magnificent north shore views of the ocean from downtown La Jolla to the cliffs at Torrey Pines can be seen from every room. This 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom boasts 3 levels, 6380 sq. ft. of pure luxury. Includes an elevator, spacious decks, outdoor BBQ area and fire pit and vanishing edge pool and spa. 4 car garage, floor to ceiling windows in all rooms to view the beautiful Pacific coastline. You will absolutely love it!


iPad-controlled Smart House Technology


3 car Garage

Alarm System


State-of-the-Art Stereo/Television Systems

Satellite Television

Bathroom Amenities/Toiletries

Linens (Towels, Pool Towels, Bathrobes)

Wi-Fi Access

Wine Cellar


Crib and high chair

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Country Club House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6385 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , With en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With en suite
    Queen Sleeper - 1 queen
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • 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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Luxury at it's finest. Breathtaking views from every room!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

We Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience, amazing house, amazing reviews from all guests

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you and your guests enjoyed the home, it was a pleasure meeting you. We look forward to your return. Susie
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Incredible home and pool with views of La Jolla and the coast

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved this place and had no complaints. The home is spacious and provides separation for several families. It has amazing views from nearly every room of the house, and you'll get addicted to this. The master bedroom suite is especially spectacular with huge his and hers walk-in closets and automatic shades to check out the in the morning, as well as a steam shower and jetted tub. The great room is also special with huge functional kitchen and lots of space for our group to gather. We are planning our next trip already!

Cons: only issue at all is finding the place. It is worth firing up your Google Maps to make it up here, and you may need it the first dozen or so time up through this maze of streets.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hillside home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation and the home was just fabulous. Great views from every room. We sat outside and drank our coffe and tea on the spacious balcony to view the ocean.

We sat by the pool and enjoyed the BBQ area during the day and the firepit at night.

So glad we found this jewel of a home. Just stunning!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the amazing time we had during our stay at Portofino. My husband surprised me with a trip to La Jolla for our anniversary and from the moment we arrived we felt at home. Susie our gracious host warmly welcomed us and was very helpful and kind enough to pick up a few items from the grocery store for us to have for when we arrived since we would be checking in very late. Her suggestions on dining, shopping and sight seeing were great. She also helped arrange a couples massage for us which we enjoyed on the balcony. Definitely a place to stay if you want privacy. The views were absolutely breathtaking from every inch of the house. We found it to be very clean, spacious, and most of all comfortable. Luxury at it's finest!! The outdoor amenities couldn't have been better, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoyed the infinity pool and spa. On our last night we prepared a wonderful steak dinner in the outside kitchen and we finished a perfect evening enjoying a beautiful sunset with a bottle of wine and then a cozy night in front of the fire pit. I would certainly return again and definitely recommend this home. You won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding !

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Portofino was simply outstanding !

The home is spacious, comfortable, clean, well furnished, and convenient to La Jolla dining/sight-seeing. The outdoor living spaces and features allow you to fully enjoy the incredible La Jolla weather : full outdoor kitchen, gas fireplace, gas fire pit, infinity pool, and spa. The most outstanding feature of the home, however, is undoubtedly the long range view of the Pacific shoreline all the way north to Torrey Pines. This view is literally available from all three levels of the home, each equipped with a large balcony or patio. Finally, our host, Susie Almanza, was most gracious and welcoming, and provided us with all the extras we needed for our family traveling with a baby: crib, high chair, etc. She couldn't have been more hospitable. I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we know you had many choices and appreciate you picking this home for your vacation. You're right, the view from this home is spectacular from every room of the spacious house. We love guests like you who explore our city and take advantage of sightseeing this beautiful part of Southern California, "America's Finest City". We hope to have you as guest again, you were all such a wonderful family to meet and communicate with. Regards, Susie
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Perfect Wedding Reception Venue

  • 5 of 5

We chose this gorgeous ocean view venue for our reception because we wanted to have a more intimate feel, and we got exactly what we were looking for! First off the view is breathtaking, and can be seen from nearly every room in the house and balconies where our guests were able to snap once-in-a-lifetime selfies :-)

Our reception had about 80 guests, but the venue could have easily accommodated well over 100. Compared to a number of venues in San Diego which can't compete with the scenery by the way, this venue was very reasonably priced. We were also able to use our own caterer, which a lot of venues either don't permit, or charge you an arm-and-a-leg for.

From the rod iron adorned spiral staircases to the custom fireplaces, this house has it all! Beautiful main floor with views in every room, a lower level with a fire pit, bar and disappearing edge pool, this is a location that cannot be beat!

My wife and I are so happy that we chose this luxury home for our wedding reception and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to have a wedding reception or party that is different from the more traditional banquet hall feel.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Soledad
Cuvier Park
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla Playhouse
Bird Rock
Kate Sessions Park
Tourmaline Beach
Oscar's Mexican Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Bare Back Grill
Bar & Grill
La Perla Cocina
Mexican Restaurant
Liberty Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Thai Village
Thai Restaurant
Vanoos Grillette
Mediterranean Restaurant
JRDN Restaurant
Californian Restaurant
Ramiro's Taco Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Backyard Kitchen & Tap
American Restaurant
Board & Brew - Pacific Beach
Sandwich Shop
Izakaya Pacific Beach
Japanese Restaurant
710 Beach Club
Kono's Cafe
Menyu Ramen Taphouse
Ramen Restaurant
Sushi Kuchi
Sushi Restaurant
Fat Fish Cantinagrill
Mexican Restaurant
Miller's Field Plates + Pints
Sports Bar
Tender Greens UTC-La Jolla
American Restaurant
Spice Lounge - Best Indian Food in San Diego
Indian Restaurant
Royal India Express
Indian Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Noodles and Company
Shake Smart
Health Food Restaurant
Ruby Thai Kitchen
Pirate Snoballs
Sarku Japan
Japanese Restaurant
Kebab Grill
Kebab Shop
Craft Pizza Company
Pizza Restaurant
Bibigo Fresh Korean Kitchen
Korean Restaurant
Firehouse American Eatery & Lounge
American Restaurant
Elixir Espresso Bar
Espresso Bar
Bahia PB Mexican Grill And Juice Bar
Mexican Restaurant
PB Ale House
PB Shore Club
The Local Pacific Beach
Sports Bar
Baja Beach Cafe
Mexican Restaurant
El Prez
Mexican Restaurant
Fanuel Street Park
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Airport
13 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
La Jolla Shores


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $5,000

We will be glad to heat the pool and spa prior to your arrival. There is a fee for warming the Pool and/or Spa per usage.

We allow small events. Please call us for event rates and details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.