"Do the pillows look and smell fresh? Are the linens high quality? Is the home or hotel clean? I admit I am a bit germaphobic but this is how I judge a vacation rental. This spacious and lovely home passed the white glove test for me and I felt immediately at ease and comfortable. We admired the designer touches from the accessories, signed artwork, furniture, and updates in this well built home. We had 3 couples and 2 single relatives and the house never felt crowded. There were quiet spots for reading, couches to relax on, sunny places to sit on the deck, shady areas in the courtyard, and 3 TV's. The game room served as a bedroom for one young man who enjoyed the TV and games. When you plan on what to bring along for stay, don't worry about soaps, detergents, paper products, plastic wrap, spices, oil, because it's just like home and provided for you. Just bring groceries and beverages and you are all set. I wish my kitchen was stocked as well as this one; new dishes, great pots and pans, a variety of small appliances, and every utensil you can imagine.
The large dining room table was our gathering spot in the morning as we planned out our daily excursions. The views were perfect and just what we needed, after coming from Minnesota and Arizona! THE OCEAN! The home, courtyard, and decks were all that we hoped for and more. We liked the keyless entry system and felt safe in unfamiliar surroundings. We fell in love with La Jolla and the California beaches that were nearby. My sons enjoyed golfing at Torrey Pines and the rest of us explored the small beach towns along the way up to Carlsbad. The wedding was held just 5 minutes away at the Martin Johnson house and grounds. The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding in the late afternoon and evening. I would highly recommend early November for great weather and lack of crowds.
Kimi and Mr. and Mrs. M. have a home to be very proud of. We agreed that this is the way to go for a family and much better than a hotel. Do the math! We even had a large 2 car garage and a driveway which is valuable in this tight, hilly area of La Jolla. I agree with all the 5 star reviews! Our family LOVED this home and it made our trip wonderful. We hope to return."
Guest: susan a.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 13, 2016