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USA California Southern California La Jolla Listing #1627

La Jolla Cottage - La Jolla, CA

71 reviews
Max occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
333 1/2 Playa del Sur Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037

Cozy and charming cottage with private patio and just steps from the beach

You'll be just a short jaunt from the beach at this cozy La Jolla vacation rental ! Recently remodeled and stylishly furnished, this house can sleep up to four but may be the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Tucked away behind a larger main house, you'll have your own private entrance and a parking space. With just about everything you'd need for a simple yet relaxing beach vacation, this house has it all in a neat little package!

Even though you'll be a short walk to the ocean's edge and only about a 15 minute walk to downtown La Jolla - where you can find some great shopping options and eateries - make sure to bring your car because you'll want to check out all the popular sights of La Jolla and nearby San Diego. A 20-minute drive will take you to the world famous San Diego Zoo, and Sea World is even closer!

Step into this charming home to find a nicely appointed living room complete with a sofa you can really sink into (that also turns into a sofa bed) and a TV where you can catch up on your favorite cable shows or watch some movies on the DVD player. You can even use the home's WiFi for catching up on emails if you need to catch up on work. After a long day on the windy beaches, a night spent in with a bowl of popcorn may be just what you needed. You might also enjoy an evening under the stars on the brick patio out back. There's even a grill for making a nice steak dinner.

Of course, if you'd rather cook indoors, the kitchen has all the necessities - including a stove, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and a microwave. Prepare some seafood pasta, pour some cabernet, and enjoy a meal at the eat-in kitchen's dining table.

The luxurious bedroom has a queen-sized bed and comfortable furnishings, so you can have pleasant dreams of the day's activities. And with so much to do nearby, you'll certainly need some rest after a long day. La Jolla features some of the best golf courses, art galleries and aquariums. For the adventure seekers, why not take a snorkeling excursion to La Jolla Cove where you can view all the bright colored fish swimming around you? Or rent a kayak and spend a day paddling around. For the perfect blend of adventure and culture, this centrally located Southern California cottage will provide easy access to all the fun!

*Please note that all guests must be 25 or older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian!

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AMENITIES

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : AT&T

Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

TV

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

71 reviews

Amy O. May 2019
We loved the location. That is why we came back to the cottage!
Maria K. Mar 2019
Comfy and cozy cottage near the beach. Delightful scenery even in winter weather. Efficient apartment offers basic amenities and is close to all La Jolla attractions. Location is excellent to all San Diego fun.
Would confidently book again!
Sheri S. Feb 2019
It was very relaxing ,close to beach, coffee house and restaurants
Nabil A. Dec 2018
Anna is the property manager and she is the most helpful and friendly property manager you will ever deal with! Good luck.
Margaret I. Nov 2018
The unit was very clean and well stocked and cuter than it appeared in the photos. It's small but perfect for two people. The location was unbeatable: about a block from Windansea beach, and beach chairs and the umbrellas were much appreciated. Highly recommended, especially at that price point.
Jennifer L. Oct 2018
The house was very nicely decorated and clean. It is an older home and there were some cosmetic things that could have been fixed up, but nothing too major. It is small, but still very livable for our small family of 3. The neighborhood was very very quiet and the house was nicely situated to the beach as well. We would definitely come to stay again. Great little house.
David C. Oct 2018
Cozy cottage tucked away so close to the beautiful beach of Wind and Sea. Very quite and comfortable. Parking was a little tight for our van but nice to have a parking space. Might be good to put an address at the parking spot "3331/2". A/C was a welcome addition. Very relaxing stay.
Susanne K. Oct 2018
Great location, clean, quiet, comfy.
Kenneth P. Sep 2018
the unit was small but fully equipped. one block walk to the ocean.
Patricia L. Sep 2018
This is an old beach cottage in desperate need of a little TLC. When we first arrived, our initial impression was one of disappointment. Our opinion changed once we walked 2 short blocks to the beautiful beach at the end of the street. You can’t beat this location. We were just 20 minutes from Prospect Street (to the north), and 10 minutes to Pacific Beach (to the south). This beach cottage had many negatives, but it served our purposes. Since this was our 9th HomeAway in the past year, we could compare this place to many others. Some provide a welcome basket with a few food items from the area, others left a few bottles of water and a sheet detailing nearby restaurants and attractions. This cottage had nothing! No hair dryer (standard in all overnight places), and no basic cooking ingredients (i.e. Salt, pepper, sugar for coffee, and in many cases, a tiny bag of ground coffee). Other negatives included, the bathroom wasn’t by the bedroom, no closet in the bedroom, and the alleyway parking wasn’t marked or clearly specified in the check-in instructions. Perhaps a small sign or tiny flag might be suggested. That way people don’t have to annoy neighbors in the area, as we did. Overall, we enjoyed our days at the beach, and nights in La Jolla. We’ll be back soon, with a hair dryer, plenty of coffee, and bottles of water.
Dimitri R. Sep 2018
Una bellissima casetta ad un passo dal mare, in 20 min si è a San Diego e a piedi si possono raggiungere incantate baiette sparse qua e là.
Michele H. Sep 2018
It was very quiet! It was very kind of them to give us an air conditioner! The bed was really creaky. The refrigerator was broken and our leftovers were ruined. But was clean, safe & quite !
Maria H. Jul 2018
We loved the location of this cottage. It was perfect for what we needed for our visit. Anna, the property manager was extremely responsive and helpful.
Tracy M. Jul 2018
Awesome. Secluded. Close to the beach.
martin k. Jun 2018
Great little cottage really close to water in a quiet area. Very well equipped and extremely clean.
Kyle F. May 2018
Close to the beach, clean linens, and friendly management staff. Minus 1 star for personal preference reasons (it backs directly up to an alley, no dishwasher, the little refrigerator didn’t work very well, and the space was slightly smaller than we were anticipating- the size of a 2-car garage). Totally fine for 2 people, but I wouldn’t recommend trying 4 if you are doing anything but sleeping.
Deborah D. May 2018
Close to beach and very private!
russell c. May 2018
1/2 block from the beach. Everything worked fine. Place was clean and in good shape.
John j S. Apr 2018
Prime location, nice neighborhood and a very short walk to a beautiful, not overcrowded beach. The cottage has some wear and tear, older, but it is nice and clean, comfortable, has all the necessities, small yard and is in a quiet neighborhood. Bathroom is pretty small and Wifi connection a bit spotty. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend it.
Devin B. Mar 2018
Great location, quick walk to the beach. The house was ok.
Carey B. Feb 2018
Great location. This place is as advertised. Perfect fo 2 people. The off street parking is handy. Place was very clean.
Donna P. Jan 2018
The area of La Jolla is beautiful with easy access to the beach. The "cabin" is in need of some basic TLC. Water stains on bedroom ceiling could be fixed, rusty fixtures in the bathroom: (light fixture, towel rack and shower fixture), burnt out light bulbs, sketchy light switch in the kitchen needs to be replaced, the living room wall plug is loose, it could use a sitting chair in the living room, internet was very flaky and cannot be reset from "cabin" as it is located in the main house. Previous reviews stated issues with the internet, however this appears not to have been addressed. Would be nice to have a binder of "local"attractions as well as eateries.as well as tv use. There are many neat little cafes all over LaJolla and the ones we found were all very good. Pillows were very flat, and reps were asked for more, but because we weren't there during the day, we never received any. Carpet in bedroom could use a thorough cleaning, or just replace and put down some laminate. Much cleaner, as well as the living room rug, could be steam cleaned "once" in a while. I would stay here again if these issues were resolved. Overall we had a great time in La Jolla, spent most of our day grabbing a coffee and heading down to the water to watch the sea lions do some surfing alongside human surfers, would definitely return, but would look for other accommodations that would be comparative in price to the "cabin". We also used the Super Shuttle from the Airport for pickup and return and they offered a great service.
Manager response:
We are glad to see this guest enjoyed their time in La Jolla, and we'd like to apologize for any disappointments they experienced during their visit. The bathroom fixtures, bath mat, and pillows have been replaced with new. Housekeeping has the carpets scheduled for cleaning, and maintenance is actively working on any maintenance repairs needed. Thank you!
Rhonda M. Jan 2018
I found this cottage to be a quaint place to stay. The beach is within walking distance and even with the windows closed I could still hear the waves crashing, The furnishings and decorations were perfect for the beach. It was a very clean cottage. There was very little noise from any one in the area. I would most definitely stay there again, and highly recommend it for a short stay!
Jeremy F. Jan 2018
Very nice quaint area. Steps from the beach and minutes to shops and restaurants.
DAWN G. Dec 2017
The cottage was amazing! I absolutely loved it!
Patricia C. Dec 2017
When I booked our stay at the La Jolla Cottage my husband kept telling me there was no way I could find a place in La Jolla for the price I paid. He speculated all the way over on the condition, location, existence, etc. Well, the look on his face when we got there said it all! He couldn’t believe how perfect the place was! ...and it was immaculately clean. We will definitely use Vacasa again and again!! Thank you Vacasa for making our stay in La Jolla so special and affordable
Sadie K. Sep 2017
We spent a weekend here and this place was exactly what we needed: affordable, CLEAN, comfortable, and in a great location. Ana was super responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
Lisa K. Aug 2017
This place was in the perfect place. Near the beach, close to shops and the place was great.
Autumn S. Jul 2017
Very close beach. Not to far from anthing you want to do
Tracy M. Jul 2017
We truly enjoyed out visit . The cottage was amazing and had all the amenities that we needed. The town is quaint and most things are within walking distance.
Stefania C. Jun 2017
Un cottage accogliente a due passi dalla spiaggia Wind & Sea. Il parcheggio privato è una grande comodità in quella zona. La pulizia è impeccabile. Check in e check out facili senza dipendere da nessuno. Le indicazioni che abbianoi ricevuto sono state perfette.
Bridget Y. Jun 2017
Really lovely little cottage spot. Very close to the beach, and also plenty of food options nearby. I'd definitely stay again if I had the chance.
Glenn B. May 2017
Excellent crash pad to get to the beach, rest of La Jolla
Audrey P. May 2017
Loved staying here, easy to walk to beach & eateries. Can't wait to come back.
Kate Y. Apr 2017
The beach that we walked to was so gorgeous, the best beach we found, can't beat the location. The rental is small, perfect for a couple. We had our son and he slept on the pull out couch and it was tight. Very small bathroom. Cute patio but we had noisy neighbors for a couple of the nights.
Shamile T. Apr 2017
Awesome little place near everything!
Sonja & Rick H. Dec 2016
This property is very small.
Jeffrey T. Nov 2016
Perfect location. Not as grand a property as the others in the street but reasonably priced for the area.
It had everything we needed.
The manager of the property was very helpful and communicated well.
I would come back again. Thanks
Mark D. Oct 2016
If you're reading this, you're on an internet connection, which was the biggest challenge for us with this stay. The wi-fi connection was very balky.
If you want to be near Windansea beach in La Jolla, this is your place. It's private -- tucked behind the main house with a tight, dedicated parking space off a narrow alley. That's nice to have, since street parking this near the beach can be a daunting challenge. The cottage itself is very small. I would not recommend it for four people if you plan to spend any time there. It's clean with a comfortable bed.
Nancy L. Sep 2016
We stayed here for a long weekend over the Labor Day holiday and really enjoyed our experience. We would definitely stay here again if we were visiting the La Jolla area.

Location
The cottage is a 5 minute walk to the beach and was close enough that we could easily carry our chairs, umbrella, and beach supplies to be there for the day. The beach directly at the end of the road is has quite a few rocky areas, but a two minute further walk to the north was a much larger (slightly more crowded) beach area that was great to set up for the day. The cottage is a 5 - 10 minute drive to almost any restaurant in the La Jolla area, a 15 minute drive to some great restaurants in Pacific Beach, and about 20 min. to Mission Beach. We thought the location was perfect to explore the entire area but loved how quite the street and area right around the cottage are. Perfect for a romantic weekend.

Cottage
The cottage is pretty much exactly as it's advertised, it looks like it may have been a garage at one point that's been converted into a guest house. In the ad it says it can accommodate up to four people but it really should accommodate no more than two to be comfortable. The inside has been decorated very cute with a sea / beach theme and was comfortable for myself and my husband, but would have been very crowded had it been more than the two of us. The inside was clean, towels and bedding all looked new and we were good quality for a rental unit, and we liked that the small courtyard and entry areas were private and not shared with the main house. Two recommendations that we had for the owners were 1) the inside is ready for a fresh coat of paint to cover some of the wear / tear of having renters in every week and 2) the living room needs a small occasional chair added so that there is somewhere else to sit in addition to the couch.

Overall we were quite happy with our stay, we wanted somewhere that was close enough to walk to the beach, affordable, and more personal than a hotel, and we felt it delivered on all of those.
James C. Aug 2016
We spent two nights at this cottage and enjoyed the accessibility to the beach. Any further and we'd have had to drive the car. The unit is simple and clean, but not much to enjoy outside the unit. No privacy with the other unit overlooking the patio. You'll want to drive to the shops further north up the beach but once there, there's plenty to look at and lots of fine dining.
Michael M. Aug 2016
It was great to come home to a cozy place and be able to go to the beach at any time of the day or night. The convenience of having a 24 hour 7-11 nearby was also appreciated.
Rebecca S. Jul 2016
Location is wonderful, a block or so from the Beach it was a quick walk to a wonderful beach. We had 4 people (my husband, me and our 2 boys - 10 and 13), this cottage really was too small for that many of us. We were disappointed to find no air conditioning -- just a fan in the window. During our time there it was hot and never comfortable inside.

Although the building is old, the cottage was furnished nicely. But truly only provided the bare necessities - other rentals I've had have been much better stocked. But if you are 2 people and want to spend your time at the beach -- it's a great location and would work nicely.
Heather K. Jul 2016
This guest house is very small, but gave us just what we needed, no more, no less. Great price for the location. Small kitchen (with small fridge, like a large dorm fridge). Small bathroom (small shower, pedestal sink, no tub). Decent bedroom/living area, dining table for two. We had two adults and two small children who, thankfully, were okay with the pullout sleeper sofa. The location was amazing. We walked two short blocks to an incredible beach. Shops and restaurants are also within walking distance. Parking was a little tricky to find, specifically finding the alley access to get to parking behind the main property. Follow the driving directions very carefully, having to access the alley to get to parking is not mentioned in the parking section of your instructions. Overall, we were very satisfied and would definitely go back, that is, until our children get bigger. Two would definitely be more comfortable than four.
Brandi A. Jun 2016
The location of this little cottage was fantastic--less than a block to the beach. Clean, cute cottage with enough space for 4. The cottage is close to great restaurants, fun shops and tourist stops. I would definitely stay here again.
Scott M. Mar 2016
Construction next door started every morning at 7:00 am. Very loud.
Manager response:
There is currently construction next door to the property; their working hours are Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. We are sorry to see that this was such a nuisance during this guest's stay.
Sharon P. Mar 2016
This cottage is located in a nice area of La Jolla close to the beaches and waterfront. It is pleasant to hear the ocean outside your door. The property is difficult to find and at first glance looks unimpressive. However, the inside accommodations are comfortable for two people. The wireless signal is weak and inconsistent, but we were able to use it most of the week. It was a fair price for the good location.
Jason B. Dec 2015
Very close to great shoreline, close to La Jolla Cove; tide-pools, snorkeling, diving, etc.. I would definitely stay here again. Fantastic place for a quiet romantic getaway!
Heather J. Oct 2015
This vacation rental is a structure someone built in their backyard. Moldy, rusty, dirty dishes in cupboard. Other than the location i would stear clear of this rental.
Manager response:
We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us and want to apologize that the home was not as clean as it should have been. Housekeeping will address the issues you have mentioned so that the cottage can be sparkling for our guests! We are glad to see that you enjoyed the great location!
Vanessa B. Aug 2015
This was our second time here!!! Doing a third in September! Doesn't that say it all?!!
Marlene A. May 2015
The cottage is perfect if you want total quiet relaxing space! Decor is updated, clean and fresh. space for 2 people , not more.,cottage is stocked with supplies but bring storage supplies if you plan on cooking and having leftovers. The beach is 2 minutes away where a morning walk was delightful.
Methaq A. May 2015
I stayed here with my family was a cute cozy place right next to the beach. Can't beat the price for what you get and owners do not bother you. I really enjoyed my stay here, property was clean and great for a small family. Grocery store and restaurants are within walking distance. I would love to stay here again some time in the future.
Areic B. Apr 2015
My only complaint is the WIFi. can't get a signal at all, network shows up only half the time and can't connect. It's a shame as a $40 router set up as a repeater from the main house would solve the problem.

Now for the good, I can tether to my phone! but seriously. Typical beach cottage, a bit damp but well kept and the perfect size for 2. small refrigerator but all else is great. MOST IMPORTANTLY..you are a 1-2 minute walk from a GREAT shore-line and beach. We went to La-Jolla main beach and it was crowded, Blacks beach is the best, but a drive and not for everyone ;) The beach directly in front of the rental had a great break, a constant flow of 10-20 surfers further out, and a great shore-line with just enough people. We will ABSOLUTELY stay here again
Leeann M. Apr 2015
The proximity is great to La Jolla, the beach, great neighborhood & felt safe. Guests should understand this is just a converted garage on an alley. The wifi is terrible so do not expect to use it unless you sit outside. The parking spot off the alley is very small, but you can park on the street in front of the Main house and walk thru the gate to the "cottage".
Manager response:
We will see if there is anything we can do to get a better WiFi signal in the cottage for our guests. We appreciate your patience with us as we work on this. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Sheryl T. Mar 2015
This cottage is clean with basic fixings. So close to the beach. Walk to wonderful Windansea beach and cafe vahik coffee shop. Close drive to everything else in quiet La Jolla. Wifi is mediocre. Sofa bed is not comfortable, but queen is very nice. Soft bed linens, extra sheets and blankets, thick bath towels. Cottage is good size, lots of windows, nice kitchen stocked with the basics, plenty of hot water, good water pressure, great outdoor patio with green california plants and flowers. Parking spot is california -style tight, but you get used to it. Great to have an off-street spot. I recommend the cottage if wifi is not super important to you and you don't mind a cot-style sofa bed if you need it. Can't beat this location and price.
Krista B. Jan 2015
This cottage by the sea is a great find!

We were traveling with our 8-month old daughter and this home was perfect for our family. There was great value in having separate living/sleeping areas and we paid a fraction of the price for a suite in nearby hotels.

The quick walk down the hill to the water is far easier than struggling to find parking near the bigger beaches or the cove. Having a parking stall is really beneficial (neighbours make it a tight squeeze, so take your time!). The cottage is within a half-hour drive of the Gaslamp district, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and the airport; making the location super convenient!

The property was a welcome reprieve at the end of each day - we were sad to leave and hope to be back!