Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury

Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury


Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2014
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

You will be able to truly live out your Southern California Vacation dream when you stay in the oceanfront Historic Luxury Cove Cottage. This home has been featured on the cover of a magazine and used as the set of a cooking show. It is also an annual stop on the Historic La Jolla walking tour and the San Diego Home and Garden tour. Its unique roof line and octagonal design make it a real treat if you happen to enjoy architecture. The cliffs in front of the cottage are known as Whale View Point. People come from around the world to sit and gaze at the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at this very spot. On weekends you’ll see nearby artists painting at their easels, picnickers with bountiful feasts and couples reciting their vows in the nearby wedding bowl as the sun sets over the horizon.

When you wake up in the morning you can walk to the beach just outside your door for an early swim and then wash off the sand in your outdoor shower adjacent to the patio. Afterwards, you’ll be able to take the family into the village, just two blocks east, for a day of shopping, or visit the local museum and aquarium. In the evening watch the seals play on the beach, before

walking back to the house to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. When you go to bed, you’ll fall asleep peacefully as the sounds of the ocean lull you into a deep slumber.

Parking at this home comes with garage space for two cars and the whole house comfortably sleeps eight guests. If you rent the entire house you’ll have access to five outdoor spaces—there are two patios upstairs and three downstairs! The best views can be found upstairs, so if you find yourself on the fence between renting the whole cottage or just the downstairs, we highly recommend you rent the whole home to have a vacation or business trip you’ll always treasure.

Rental Options:

You may book either the main floor of the cottage (maximum 6 guests) or the whole house (with upper apartment, for a total of 8 guests).

Option 1: Main Level (allows for 6 guests)

The upper level apartment will not be rented during your stay.

The main level sleeps 6 but the master bedroom has a futon that allows for one additional guest.

Option 2: Whole House – Including Upper Level Apartment (total of 8 guests)

There is an apartment above the master and the garage that allows for 2 additional guests, for a total of 8 guests. It is available for rental when you rent the whole house. It has a queen bed, office, small kitchenette and huge bathroom with a full terrace off of the bathroom.

Room Descriptions

Living Room (In Main level)

This unique octagonal room is the perfect place to unwind. Relax on the couch by the fireplace with a book or watch T.V. on the HD flat-screen with cable.

Kitchen (In Main Level)

It’s recently renovated and ready for your gourmet delights. With granite countertops and stainless steel appliances working in this space will be a breeze. You’ll be able to enjoy cooking while partaking of ocean views and the company of friends and family in the dining room.

Downstairs Master Bedroom (In main Level)

From this room you will be able to wake up to ocean views and savor breakfast on your own personal patio. Outside there is a table for four and two deck chairs for sunbathing. The bedroom has its own private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. Connected to the master bedroom there is also a very cozy den with a comfy couch and a big glass window from which to enjoy the sights and sounds.

Captain’s Room (In Main Level)

For some people, this is the best bedroom in the house as its cozy feel and architectural position gives the impression of being right on the water’s edge. It has its own personal patio with seating for two that’s ideal for morning coffee or tea.

Upstairs Apartment (Only available with rental of Whole House)

The most majestic views of the ocean can be found here. There are two patios, a kitchenette, an office and a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, his and her sinks and a walk-in shower. The apartment repeats the octagonal design of the living room, as well as the unique tall pitched ceiling providing an extra spacious feel. And to top it all off a big king size bed along with a big flat screen TV.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury
La Jolla San Diego County
Lubbock, Texas

Wonderful Historic Home!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful Retreat

We had a wonderful time staying in this historic home. The location could not be better! The kitchen is recently renovated with great appliances. The beds were super comfy, and we loved hanging out on the patios.

We will be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury
La Jolla San Diego County

Read this before you rent this place!

  • 2 of 5
"Read before you decide to rent this place"
Be aware of what you don't know about this place. Location and view are terrific. HOWEVER, this place smells heavily of dogs of which there are 2. The owner lives upstairs when guests are here (!) and the sound of footsteps, dogs barking, and noise made use of the master bedroom impossible. Having an owner on the premises is like having your privacy invaded and this situation should be made known in the advertisement. This place is historic, meaning very old. Lots of rusty plumbing fixtures and furniture. Microwave did not work although owner promised repair the day we moved in - never repaired during our week there. Small, smelly rooms and ALL the owners personal items are in the way. You will like you are intruding, not renting. There is a cleaning fee which is a rip off. The place, especially the kitchen, refrigerator, drawers and cabinets were anything but clean. I think the owner pockets the fee and does a minimum amount of cleaning. There is no heating, just a bunch of small noisy spaceheaters. The ceiling over our bed was wet and smelled of mold. We are expereinced renters (5-7 homes each winter) and we know quality and hospitaltiy. This place was very dissapointing and we would not recommend to anyone. Reviewers of these types of rental websites need to be honest about their reviews to save others from the dissapointment we experienced. We couldn't wait to leave.
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry that our renter had such a terrible stay at our cottage. We have rented our home for 17 years and never had such a review as this one. Nobody has told me that the house smelled of dogs, or the rooms were small and smelled of mold. We have 12 positive reviews and many happy return renters. The only negative comment about our kitchen came before we totally remodeled it. Someone told me that it was hard to cook in. I agreed and we remodeled it promptly. As for the noise in the master room I have had people repeatedly tell me they never heard us upstairs. The entirety of the cleaning fee goes to our excellent cleaning staff. A quick glance at the other reviews of our cottage demonstrate the kind of comments I typically hear when people stay at our property. Please come and enjoy our slice of heaven.
Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury
La Jolla San Diego County
Colorado Springs, CO

Spring Break Trip

  • 4 of 5
We had an excellent week. The owners of the home are very gracious and were available for any questions. The home is quiet and in an excellent location. We were so close to the beach we could hear the waves and the 2 main bedrooms, dining room and living room have gorgeous views. Shopping, great restaurants, the Children's Pool with seals, the Museum of Contemporary Art and a large children's playground are all within walking distance. The property was clean and well-maintained for an older home (built in the 1920's.) As far as I could tell, there is no central air conditioning or heat--this was not a problem during our stay in late March when the weather was cool and rainy in the high 50's. The home is filled with antiques and breakables so I would caution against toddlers staying here. The water was hot and plentiful. I would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals


Activity and Interests

Tidal pools are down the cliffs from the house. A small beach to

the right of the house is perfect for swimming and boogie boarding.

Surfing is done right in front of the cottage. Walk a block to the

seal refuge. A short 2 block walk to the village can meet all needs

for specialty dining, shopping, and great book stores. You can

easily survive your stay here without a car.

The water in front of the cottage is a protected underwater

refuge. No boats are allowed making the ocean void of man except for

the surfer, swimmer or diver. During the winter months a quick eye

can be privy to the migration of whale pods.

The grassy cliff invites picnic goers, artists,

coastal walkers,ocean viewers and dog walkers. It is

also a favorite place for weddings.If you are a people watcher this

is a magical place as people from all over the world come to walk

the coast right in front of the cottage enjoying some of the most

beautiful ocean views the Pacific has to offer. And you get a front

row seat, unobserved, but taking it all in. Come be our guest and

see for yourself.

Every family who has stayed with us has told us we have

understated the experience and minnimized the description of the

house and its setting. We have! We would rather have people leave

happy than arrive disappointed!


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $375 - $750

    Weekly Rate: $2500 - $5000

    Monthly Rate: $2500 - $5000

  • Sep 04- May 24 $450 a Night $3,000 per week for Full House . Downstairs only is 2,500 week/375 night
    May 24 - June 30 $570 a Night $3,800 per week for Full House. Dwnst only is 3,300 week/500 night
    July 1 - Sept 3 $750 per Night-5,000 a week for Full House/ Downstairs only is 4,400 week/ 650 per night
    Holidays $570/Night.$3,800/week full house. Downstairs only 3,300 week/500 per night
    We rent any day of the week. 50% deposit to hold reservation. Balance due 30 days before rental date.
    An additional City Tax of 11.05% is collected.
    A cleaning fee of $250 full house/$200 downstairs applies to all reservations.
    We offer special pricing for Monthly rentals
    Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Luxury
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • The house has 5 decks, 3 of them with ocean view. Outdoor seating in all decks .Larger one has a BQQ grill and outdoor dinning area just off the kithchen. Cable TV on all 4 Tv's in the house. Wifi Internet and 2 car garage. Kitchen has granite countertops and stanley steel appliances. Boogie boards, lawn chairs, pack and play crib on premises. Wireless internet extends to the beach outside. The Ocean is right out the front door. Walk for miles of open coast line on The Coast Walk in front of the cottage. The house is up on the cliffs where people come from all over the world to take in the beauty of the unobstucted views.The picture at the top of this page shows a view of the beach below the cliff from the cottage.
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