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

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Monterey...
Salinas, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Anniversary Retreat”
Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Spent our 30th Anniversary at this great cottage. It was a very quiet, comfortable, well furnished and private retreat close to everything. Steve made us feel welcome from the beginning responding quickly to our questions before arrival and making sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable retreat in La Jolla. We'll definitely be back. Thanks Steve.

Date of stay: November 2016
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whichthat
Cheverly, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“magnificent honeymoon retreat”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I arrived in San Diego for our honeymoon needing a relaxing week in the worst way. We had high hopes for this vacation cottage, and it somehow exceeded them. It started at the very beginning of our visit when we noticed that "private patio" meant ALL OURS. No sharing with the main house. The lovely surprises continued all week long. Need a few kitchen utensils after shopping at La Jolla's farmers market? We had 'em. Need sunscreen? Got it. Need a beach umbrella and boogie boards? Of course! Steve had everything we needed to make our honeymoon perfect. We'll never forget it.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: We got lots of use out of the kitchen all week long.
Liked least: It's a little inconvenient that you have to walk outside to the back of the house for the washer and dryer, but it's understandable that Steve would want to keep sandy things out of the living area.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Thanks! Hope you come back again.

Steve
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harvo1
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Gas fireplace; Roku for the TV.
Liked least: Lighting the fire took getting used to
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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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.

Date of stay: April 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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
4
people found this review helpful

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.

Date of stay: August 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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davida412
Bourne End, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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fallfan54
Tahoe City, California
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend Stay”
Reviewed February 27, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: Property was very comfortable and attractive
Liked least: We could not stay longer - Everything was perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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