About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)
This gracious home is ideally located on Hillside Drive in one of La Jolla’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. It is a short two or three minute drive from the village’s shopping and restaurants, and from La Jolla Shores, the area’s premier swimming beach.
Situated near the foot of Mount Soledad, the site was chosen when La Jolla was still an unfilled canvas. Acquired soon after it was built in the late twenties by one of La Jolla’s first doctors, the family later remodeled it in the fifties. Now owned by celebrated cookbook author, Jim Peyton, a La Jolla native, it was recently completely remodeled and restored to provide contemporary amenities with the elegance of old La Jolla. A striking feature is the extensive garden that occupies two full lots, a rare amenity in La Jolla.
The house has a spacious living room and a large kitchen with tile and granite counters. The family-dining room overlooks the gardens and adjacent canyon. There are two one-bedroom suites with private, attached sitting rooms and bathrooms, and a third bedroom and bath. All three bedrooms have kingsize beds. Two of them have top quality pillow-top mattresses and the third bedroom features a Tempurpedic mattress. The sitting room of the master suite has a library that includes historical books on the area. Each bedroom has its own television, and there is a rollaway and futon for extra sleepers.
The entire house is furnished with oriental rugs, antiques and appropriate contemporary pieces. The expansive grounds feature a covered outdoor entertainment area and private nooks, perfect for a relaxing afternoon. There are grills in the entertainment area and in the kitchen patio, where guests are welcome to pluck fresh herbs from the herb garden.
The rental rate ranges from $2,250 per week to $2,950 per week, with discounts available for longer stays and during the off-season. For small parties, the street level, with the one-bedroom, master suite, living room, kitchen and family-dining room may be rented separately during the off-season for $1,850 per week. If that option is chosen the remaining two bedrooms remain vacant.
Features and Amenities
The kitchen includes a Miele stove and stainless steel vent, an oven, a microwave, a refrigerator with ice-maker, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, all cutlery, china, and many small kitchen appliances and tools. Four telephones, including one in each bedroom. Four televisions, including one in each bedroom. High-speed internet connection in the master suite. Electronic security system; guests wishing to use it will be assigned a temporary code and password. Five AM/FM radios, two with CD players. The house is ideally suited for walks in the neighboring hills and a short fifteen minutes from the Del Mar racetrack, the San Diego zoo, Sea World, and most other local attractions. There are two garages and a long driveway for off-street parking.
All linens, tissues and other supplies are included in the rental rate, as are utilities, and taxes.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About JIm Peyton
Since shortly after it was built, the house has been in three generations of the same family, spanning over eighty years. The current owner, Jim Peyton, was born and raised in La Jolla. He is a writer, with four well regarded books on Mexican food and culture in print. He is also a restaurant consultant.
JIm Peyton purchased this House in 1928
Why JIm Peyton chose Country Club
The house is located in a perfect central location, equidistant between La Jolla village and the area's best swimming beach. The neighborhood is quiet and exclusive, and the home occupies two large lots, a rare amenity in La Jolla that permits privacy. It also has ample offstreet parking, another rarity.
What makes this House unique
The home's location allows access to beaches and the restaurants and shopping in the village within minutes. The amenities of San Diego are but ten to fifteen minutes away as is the racetrack in Del Mar. The world famous Torrey Pines golf courses are just a few miles away.
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Comfortable, spacious. dog-friendly La Jolla home with yard
We have just completed a 5 week stay at this lovely La Jolla home. It was remarkably easy to feel at home right away -- even for our active Miniature Australian Shepherd. The home is gracious, full of everything one might need for a long stay, and with a front patio, a back patio, as well as a side yard for playing or listening to bird calls. The owners have gone out of their way to ensure that guests are accommodated. The neighbors are welcoming and helpful. It has been a much needed sun-filled and relaxing stay in a "home-away-from-home". It should be noted that the road is quite heavily used by vehicles traveling quite a bit faster than one might like. We would love to have the opportunity to return in the future.
Amazing Stupendous Fabulous Home --- Long-time Renters!!
We have been renting this wonderful home for over 10 years. We previously lived in La Jolla before moving to Phoenix. When we first rented when our first child was 9 weeks old and recently returned with our two children. We have rented the house at least a dozen times over the years. The house is perfect for families who enjoy both beach time and playing in the lush yard. The owner meticulously maintains the home and provides so many little extras that make it feel like you are not staying in a rental but staying in your own home. Our family feels like we are coming home every time we run up the front steps. We hope to continue to stay in the home for many years to come!
Our family, which includes our four children, rented this home to visit Sea World, Safari Park, USS Midway, the beach, and Legoland. It was a wonderful vacation and this was a great home to return to after a busy day out and about. Beds were comfortable. The front patio was a wonderful place to unwind and to enjoy our meals. The owner was a wonderful person to work with to make the reservation. He included a list of restaurant recommendations that was priceless. I would recommend this house to anyone.
The Queens Queens
My friends and I get together every year for a week of relaxation and fun. This October we went to LaJolla and this home was recommended to us. It was one of the best vacations we've had! The home was absolutely beautiful, comfortable and cozy. The rooms were spacious and filled with lovely furniture. We felt so relaxed here and wished we could stay longer.
My family gathered in La Jolla for a family reunion and some of the family stayed in this house. The bedrooms were very comfortable and allowed plenty of privacy. The patio in front was so nice to sit and chat. La Jolla is a beautiful location and this house is ideally located for beach and shopping in the village. You do need a car but there is plenty of parking. Very nice helpful neighbors as well!
Great family place
Our family had a wonderful stay at this cozy home in the hills above LaJolla. The three separate bedrooms/baths gave each couple privacy, and the beds/bedding were very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the open space in the living room area for children to play, and the kitchen/dining areas were well-stocked with dishes, pans, and utensils for cooking. The front patio area is great for catching the morning sun while drinking coffee and reading. The owner was extremely helpful and gave us very good recommendations for restaurants in the area. This is a home where we felt welcome and "at home."
Additional information about rental rates
All rentals are for a minimum of 30 nights.