"The condo was very spacious, the price was reasonable for this area, and Robyn made everything very easy for us! And, having a designated parking spot was a real plus. Part of our goal in selecting a place to stay was to avoid having to drive very much, if at all, and this condo answered that need really well! With the exception of a trip to the Birch Aquarium, we didn't get in the car at all until it was time to leave - everything we wanted to do was within walking distance. For our needs this location really couldn't have been better.
It was great to have a full kitchen and so much space. We cooked dinner a few nights when we just didn't want to go out into the La Jolla scene and we also enjoyed being able to watch a movie in the evening on the large screen TV. With two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a large family room, dining room and kitchen, there was plenty of space to spread out and relax.
That said, there are a few things to bear in mind about the property:
1) there are no windows that open, so apart from the sliding door to the small deck, that overlooks the alley where you enter the building and the doors that open off of the bedrooms, there is no easy way to let fresh air into the place. Since the doors in the bedrooms open onto somewhat public space - you share the entrance area with a few offices - we didn't really feel comfortable to open these doors much of the time - certainly not at night when some cool, fresh air would have been nice. Of course, the ocean is just a short walk away, so this is not a major issue.
2) Getting into the condo requires climbing two flights of stairs from the parking garage. Not a big issue for us, although it did take several trip up & down to bring our stuff up, and if there had been an elevator we would definitely have used it. This would probably be an issue for anyone who has trouble with stairs.
3) The AC works great overall, but it seems to cool some rooms a bit more intensively than others. Since there were different ideas about just what comfortable feels like in our party, finding the right thermostat setting for everyone was sometimes a challenge.
Overall, the condo served us well, and Robyn is super easy to work with! If you're looking for a place right in the heart of La Jolla village and just a short walk from the cove, this condo is definitely worth considering!"
Guest: Gregory S.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 16, 2016