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Historic Oceanfront La Jolla Cove Cottage; Beachfront Luxury in La Jolla

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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.

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cottage rental amenities

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

activities and attractions in La Jolla San Diego Area

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!

vacation rental rates

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.

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Great Location

Review submitted: October 8, 2009   Date of arrival: September 20, 2009

You cannot beat the location of this property. It is situated directly across the street from the ocean. We loved the conveinance of slipping into our swimsuits and walking across the street to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The outside landscape is lovely but the inside of the property leaves something to be desired. It is pretty outdated, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. I love to cook but kept myself out of the kitchen as much a possible. One other downside to the property is that the owner stays upstairs while you rent the main floor. Not a huge deal, but you don't feel like you are quite on your own. With that said, the wonderful location did make up for the aging interior. Not sure we will stay here again but we're very grateful for the wonderful memories the bungalow provided us during our stay, If your expectation of the property includes a beautiful, modern interior I'd suggest staying elsewhere. If not, I'd recommend giving it a shot!

Recommended for: age 55+

Helpful votes: 10 / 11


Enjoyed the time

Review submitted: April 11, 2012   Date of arrival: March 18, 2012

Well we had a great time at this house. I have been wanting to stay here for a long time. You can hear the ocean the windows open in each room. The view is awesome, you can see seals, dolpins and can just walk down to the tide pools.You can just watch the people go by. The house is clean the kitchen has been updated, it is like the pictures. We met Laura and her mom and the dogs, we had no problem with any noise, there are not any stains on the ceilings. ( I think the person who wrote that article on the review had personal issues) We found none of that and we were there within 2 weeks of their review. So if you want to enjoy a house with a great view, lots of room, with your own yard, and take along your pet, then consider staying here. We enjoyed the fireplace and the porch off the master bedroom such a relaxing time for us. As for heat, the space heaters worked great we were never cold and we had rain for a day. The rest of the time weatherwise was good the breeze from the ocean cooled the house in the afternoon. We did not make time for the firepit this time but will on our next visit. Enjoyed looking through the books in the reading room and reading the book you mom wrote. Thanks for sharing the house with us. We will be back again next year. S

Recommended for: age 55+, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


Wonderful Historic Home!

Review submitted: March 10, 2012   Date of arrival: March 7, 2012

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.

Recommended for: girls getaway

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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