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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
La Jolla, San Diego, California

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harvo1
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful getaway near the beach”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed here with my wife as a anniversary retreat. Really enjoyed being within walking distance to the beach and being able to rent a bike and get to La Jolla Cove. Also close to "downtown" La Jolla with shops, eateries, and galleries.

The cottage was cozy and had everything you could need in the kitchen. Gas fireplace was great for ambience and actual warmth in the cool evenings (it was actually overcast and misty most of the time we were there....apparently that is the case in June).

The bed was very comfortable...maybe the best I've slept on in lodging away from home in a long time.

We enjoyed Steve's art in the cottage and he gave us a tour of more of his work in his studio, most of which is available for sale.

Highly recommended...good price...we'd stay here again if in the area.

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Liked best: Gas fireplace; Roku for the TV.
Liked least: Lighting the fire took getting used to
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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DML2011
Dallas, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful beach escape”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a wonderful experience in this rental. Steve manages with the professionalism of a hotel but feeling of a home. The Rental was even nicer than pictures show, well equipped and located. Home has a washer and dryer as well and close to many wonderful restaurants, beaches and close to attractions. Loved having windows open and sitting on patio. Highly recommend and would stay again.

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twocats21...
New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“birthday getaway”
Reviewed September 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The cottage is located close to some great restaurants and the beach. Short drive to other local beaches. Clean, comfortable. Parking in back was a huge plus. Outdoor shower convenient, as well, so as to not have to bring sand in the house after a walk on the beach. Nice patio with bbq. Steve is a very nice and thoughtful host. He left us a bottle of wine and chocolates as a birthday gift. Internet access was fine.

The cottage is in a neighborhood that is fun to walk around at night. See the "Globe House". Pretty cool. Very close to Prospect Street (high end stores and restaurants with superb views of La Jolla Cove).

Have dinner at Eddie V's on Prospect Street. Please ask for Max and tell him Cynthia sent you. He will take great care of you.

Check out Ocean Beach. Funky, lots of antique stores and places to eat. Went to Newport Beach for whale watching. To be honest, traffic was pretty heavy on the way up (coming from NM), but the trip to Balboa Island, even if you don't take a whale watching tour, is a must! Who knew it was actually inhabited with great restaurants, fun shopping, quaint stores and gift shops.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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david a
Bourne End, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Even better than expected”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had some expectations from the cottage we booked, but Google Earth made it look a little suburban. The cottage was superb, nice size and well equipped. It was a great location and as described it was walkable to beaches, and to restaurants and town centre of La Jolla. It was perfect! being in a "suburban" road it was so easy to access routes for exploring by car, although I think that San Diego is matching Los Angeles for Traffic jams! Highly recommended; and owner Steve was very helpful without being intrusive.

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fallfan54
Tahoe City, California
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend Stay”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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My wife and I make a yearly trip to the San Diego area in Jan/Feb to escape the cold and snow of home. In the past we've enjoyed excursions to La Jolla for dinner, shopping, and the Farmer's Market but have never stayed in the city. Our recent trip included celebrating Valentine's Day. This beautiful and comfortable cottage more than exceeded our expectations. We talked each day about how much we enjoyed staying at this cottage as opposed to any of the number of hotels we've previously stayed at in the area. First of all, the cottage is really attractive and very comfortable. It sits behind the owner's home and is very quiet. In fact, the entire neighborhood is quiet. The king bed was comfortable and we slept well. The kitchen had all you'd need to prepare meals. We never did prepare meals but did cut up fruit purchases and fresh bread. We enjoyed the ample living room every night by lighting up the gas fireplace, cuddled on the sofa, and watched a few Netflix movies. There's a small patio area with chairs and a table. You have access to a washer/dryer. That was handy. They have some smaller beach towels to borrow. Also a couple of beach chairs. The owners were great. It was easy to secure the reservation. They returned our deposit within 3 days of our departure. We talked briefly at check-in, acquainted ourselves, and asked a few questions. I highly recommend a stay here but, in saying so, realize that such positive comments might just make it more difficult for us to book a return trip. We will return next year. Thoroughly loved our stay.

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Liked best: Property was very comfortable and attractive
Liked least: We could not stay longer - Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Petaluma
Reviewed September 10, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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david7sta...
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Just bring Yourselves”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

La Jolla was the end of our Road Trip holiday and we decided that we needed a week, therefore we wanted something different to the previous 7 hotels that we stayed at during the rest of our vacation.......And we got it.

The cottage is positioned well for La Jolla, and also in a quiet neighbourhood.

The facility is very clean it has a kitchen area, separate bathroom and separate bedroom. The owners have thought of everything....... It's not like a usual self-catering apartment where you need to bring everything....towels are provided even ones for the beach, chairs for the beach, Boogie Boards, toiletries and some basics for cooking.

To be honest I was a little unsure before I arrived as I thought that the accommodation would be smaller ( its big enough), I Thought it was a little bit expensive ...... It's worth it, and I wondered why no reviews in the last 12 months........my conclusion is that some of the visitors want to keep it a secret.

The owners are friendly and live on the adjoining property, I am confident that they would be more than happy to help their guests enjoy their stay.

Therefore if you are visiting La Jolla and need a base you won't go wrong with the Retreat.

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Liked best: The condition of the property and the thought that the owners had given to their guests.
Liked least: Nothing that I would mention.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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