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Spanish Style Villa, Pool, Walk to Beach, a Dream Vacation!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 large sunny bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite.

ROMANTIC CHARM & STYLE, WALK TO BEACH, LARGE SUNNY BEDROOMS, POOL AND ENTERTAINMENT AREAS.

Beautiful architectural design and decor combine with a fabulous location for an ideal holiday with family and friends. There is nothing more romantic than strolling down to the beach to watch the sunset, and returning to enjoy drinks by the pool. The large rooms, garden, pool, and location near beach and village - make this the ideal holiday retreat.

Casasol is located near south Windansea Beach in an exclusive neighborhood. Unlike some La Jolla homes in the hills where there are no sidewalks and it is difficult to walk, the homes in this area are perfect for walking, jogging, or riding our bikes through the neighborhood to the beach or restaurants and coffee houses nearby.

Casasol is a designated historic property. Today it is restored and modernized, but filled with the same charm and character that the architect gave La Jolla's famous La Valencia Hotel: carved stone benches, leaded glass windows, hand-crafted tiles; high beamed ceilings; carved walnut paneled dining room, tile and wood floors throughout. (Click on the link below to see large scale images.)

Enjoy the romance and charm of the house, during dinners alongside the pool or in the large dining room with a table which seats up to 12, for a quiet dinner party. The modern kitchen with breakfast nook is designed for cooking together. The house is equipped with everything you need to play, picnic, and enjoy the beaches, from folding chairs, coolers, to toys and bikes. The family room with flat screen has an adjacent cabana bath for changing for the pool. Exquisitely furnished, with the best linens, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with travertine floors, granite and Corian surfaces, Casasol will provide a holiday in style and comfort. A wood burning fireplace is equipped with a gas starter, and a pile of firewood is available. We provide two additional folding beds, and a Graco crib for additional sleeping arrangements.

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House Layout:

The 4000 sq ft. home includes three large sun-filled bedrooms upstairs, each with their own bathrooms, and a bedroom/study downstairs with its own bathroom, and a family room (sofa couch) with its own bathroom.

Bed configuration:

Upstairs Beds:

Master Bedroom 1: California King -- sleeps 2

Master Bedroom 2: Cal King -- sleeps 2

Adjacent Study/Sleeping Porch: Folding Bed can be placed here. – sleeps 1

Twin or King Bedroom: Twin beds can be Joined for 2

All of the upstairs bedrooms are very large, and are furnished with down comforters in the winter, and excellent quality linens.

Downstairs

Bedroom/Study with double/full bed and an adjacent bathroom. -- sleeps 2

8 adults maximum, with 10 occupants maximum.

Quiet neighborhood, quiet get-togethers, only.

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Private Backyard:

Surrounded by a wall and 60’ tall trees and a garden, the pool is about 50 feet in length and is 9 feet deep at the deep end.

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Kid friendly beaches: Within a few minutes walk is a beach for wonderful tide pooling and exploration. A few minutes into the village, and any day you can watch the seals play at the Children’s Pool.

No smoking is permitted in the house.

Keywords: Charm, Romantic, Luxurious, Historic, Beach, Pool

More Details

Owner
Shona McArthur - Barry Bielinski
Member since: 1998
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Shona McArthur - Barry Bielinski

Your hosts are an art historian and a retired airline captain. They are international travelers. The home is a designated historic property. The home and garden were featured in the 2002 La Jolla Historical Society's Home and Garden Tour.

Shona McArthur - Barry Bielinski purchased this house in 1993

Why Shona McArthur - Barry Bielinski chose San Diego County

If you enjoy expansive, sunny, and the relaxing feel of a beautifully designed home - this is the place for you. The feeling is romantic early California-Spanish, with colorful Bougainvillea spilling over the walls, tiles, stone and leaded windows. Bring out lunch and drinks and enjoy them by the large pool; or pack up snacks and drinks and head a few minutes down to watch the ocean at the beach. We are minutes into the village and fine restaurants of La Jolla - and the bars and hot spots of Pacific Beach.

What makes this house unique

The home has been restored to its former beauty, and furnished with antiques and furniture that maximize comfort and enjoyment. You have a kitchen equipped for the gourmet cook. The kitchen is a cook's delight, with cozy table for eating across from a new LED flat screen... Picnic and beach gear for outings...Complete wireless WiFi access.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Jolla in San Diego

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Ouiet Hours - 10pm to 9:00am. This is a quiet neighborhood. (Outdoor patios - particularly around pool)
  • SPECIAL RESIDENCE: It's our pleasure to share a romantic, charming home that has taken much care to create. Thank you for treating it with care.
Location Type:
  • resort
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This Bathroom/Shower can be entered directly from pool/patio
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom off kitchen.
    Other (See Description) - 4 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep sofa is in family room.
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large room can fit crib and/ or folding bed
    Second Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Lg room; also, adjacent office can fit 1 folding bed or crib
    Twin Bedroom with bath - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can push together to be 1 King size bed
  • King size bed (2), Twin size beds (2) both upstairs, Full Size bed in downstairs study; 4 Portable folding beds for guests up to 18 years. One can fit in the upstairs porch or inside the large bedrooms. Also: 1 Baby Crib Graco Travel Crib; Sleep Sofa in Family Room. We comfortably sleep 7 adults in beds, 8-9 if you want to work with the sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casasol is a historically designated home, built in 1929-30.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Fun, family vacation with children and grandchildren.

  • 5 of 5

Shona and Barry's home worked perfectly for our two daughters, sons-in-law, and their two infants and one toddler. The bedrooms (each with it's own bath) were spacious and fully stocked. The kitchen had everything we could have wanted as we cooked in about half the time and ate outdoors. The outdoor space was the best part of the property for us as the 2.5 year old loved the pool. We also enjoyed walking through the lovely neighborhood to the beach and Bird Rock for coffee and the juice bar. There were plenty of nice eateries close by and other activities for the men to enjoy. A great time at a great property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy for your wonderful comments. Best wishes for your dear family. Shona
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Walnut Creek, CA
5

Historic oasis on the calm side of La Jolla

  • 5 of 5

This 1920's vintage mission style house has all the modern amenities anyone could wish for. Updated kitchen is fully stocked with spices, pots and pans, and dishes for any meal you would care to cook. Sub Zero refrigerator and Thermador ovens make cooking a breeze. The separate family room with a TV is off the pool and has its own full bath and has access to the pool. The formal dining room is wood paneled and evokes old world sensibilities. The spacious, vaulted ceiling living room opens on to the deck where a covered outdoor seating area is a gathering place late night conversations. The swimming pool is more than 50 feet long and slopes to a depth of over eight feet. There are four bedrooms. The downstairs doubles as a den with is a detached bathroom adjacent to the laundry room, which has a washer and dryer. Upstairs there are two master suites with bathrooms and a bedroom with two twins also has its own bathroom. The house is very quiet with the master bedrooms located in different wings upstairs.

The back yard is very spacious with lots of areas to hang out in when you are not in the pool.

While the house is situated off of La Jolla Blvd., the traffic noise is significantly blocked by the landscaping. Nighttime in La Jolla is pretty quiet. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful and upscale and the beach is about four blocks or ten minutes walk.

We were seven people staying in the house for 9 days. We could all eat breakfast in the kitchen. For dinner we had as many as 12 people in the dining room without being crowded.

This house is a wonderful place to stay if you want to escape the crowds in Pacific Beach or La Jolla. Convenient to shopping and downtown La Jolla. We were all sad when we had to leave for home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like staying in a luxury hotel with all the conveniences of a beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood, close to downtown and to walks along the seawall. Spacious home with every amenity for comfortable living and entertaining.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We fell in love with Casasol!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing! The owners Barry & Shona were wonderful and we could not have been happier with our stay. The house is perfectly located in La Jolla with simple access to the beach. Our kids enjoyed riding the bikes around the neighborhood and down to Windansea. This house has everything you could want or need while on vacation. I just can't say enough about the beauty of the home, and the kindness of the owners. You will miss this place the minute you leave it.

Jason & Virginia Manlove

Houston, TX

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Four generation vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Casasol!!!! Our family vacation with 7 of us ranging in age from 2 to 94 could not have been

better thanks to this wonderful property!!! Shona and Barry have thought of everything you could possibly want or

need for your stay! We enjoyed the pool everyday, went to the beaches nearby, ate at some of their recommended

restaurants, saw the fireworks at the cove, and easily navigated the nearby area! This property is a gem! We have

stayed at a number of VRBO's and would rank this one at the top of our list! Highly recommend and would definitely

stay here again! Many thanks Shona and Barry!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

It's been a year and we came back to this wonderful oasis! My family of 10 had a very comfortable stay as always. Shona and Barry are gracious hosts that think of everything to make our stay amazing. From the amenities to the thoughtful little gifts for our children, we couldn't ask for more. The house is really a gem. The pool was perfectly heated and the weather during our stay was fabulous. We will be back. Thank you thank you... Jorge & Lisa

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego (SAN)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
AmTrack
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Beaumont's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Windansea
Car: not necessary

San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, all nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Jolla, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,810
for 5 nights
From
£901
 
 
December Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£9,574
for 6 nights
From
£1,545
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
£6,226
for 6 nights
From
£987
£6,612
£20,904
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£3,393
for 4 nights
From
£773
£5,368
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £233.04
Damage Insurance £45.83
Damage Deposit £233.04

SUMMER RENTALS: TWO WEEK DISCOUNT IN SUMMER = Save $400 per week if you rent two weeks or more. Summer CLEANING is $300.
TIMING - Saturday to Saturday rentals preferred.
POOL is heated by a solar blanket; surcharge if gas heater is used (varies from $200 summer to $400 winter).
Please communicate directly with us at casasol.lj@gmail.com, or 858-922-5162, to confirm pricing and details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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