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Ocean views, pool, walk to beach, restaurants, and more!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A quaint beach cottage with a ocean views and a pool! Easy walk to beach!

Welcome to Sunset Cottage!

Tucked away on a quiet little cul-de-sac, this beautiful home sits atop a small hill and offers gorgeous views of La Jolla Shores and the La Jolla Cove. This quiet street allows you to enjoy the beauty of the sand and surf all from the serenity of your private home! When you're ready, just walk a few short blocks to the beach and/or local restaurants and shops...all on flat ground. No hills, except the short driveway, to climb!

When you walk into Sunset Cottage, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time....the kitchen cabinets, wood paneling and bathroom tile are all charmingly vintage! That said, all the amenities are brand new. Beautiful 400 thread count, 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets grace every bed with 100% cotton bath towels in each bath. The furniture, including all bedding, is brand new and designed to help you and your friends and family sit back, relax and enjoy each other's company.

There is a large dining area with fireplace and extra seating for relaxing meals at home. The dining area opens into the large living room with sectional couch. There is a large, 65" TV to enjoy your favorite shows or movies – or just curl up on the couch and play a board game or enjoy a good book!

Inside the house, there are 3 bedrooms - all with older, vintage ensuite bathrooms, AND a separate, detached 1BR studio guest house with a queen bed, walk-in closet and a private vintage bathroom. (PLEASE NOTE: The detached guest studio is only suitable for adults as it is outside near the pool and is not attached to the house.)

There are two master suites with California King Beds and brand new bedding. The front suite offers beautiful views of La Jolla Shores from the bed. The second Master Suite also has a California King bed and window seat and ensuite bathroom. The middle bedroom has two queen beds and is great for two teens or four young kids (that don't mind sharing a bed). The separate guest studio is out by the pool and offers in-laws or teenagers a little bit of privacy!

All 4.5 bathrooms are older and have vintage pink, yellow and/or blue tile. The shower/tub configuration is a little smaller than many modern bathrooms and requires a step over the side of the tub to get into the shower.

The kitchen is well stocked and offers everything you might need to make meals at your home away from home, including; a coffeemaker, microwave, toaster oven and pots and pans. Featuring a built-in banquette, you can sit comfortably while in the kitchen talking to the chef! There is a small desk in the kitchen if you need a place to set up and work! That said, we highly recommend sitting at the dining room table with your laptop as the view is better from in there!

There is wonderful space outside by the pool where you are protected from the breeze, but can still look through the house to see the beautiful ocean views! This is a wonderful spot to just sit back and read a book! There are 2 chaise lounge chairs (with umbrella) and a dining table for 4 people. There are also lots of extra chairs for those that just want to sit and enjoy an afternoon glass of wine with family and friends. For most rentals, we have a pool-safe fence around the pool to protect children from falling in. If your rental is for adults only and you would like the fencing removed before your stay, just let us know and we will make sure it is taken down before your arrival.

There is a small yard in the front of the house where you can throw a football or just set up some beach chairs and watch the sunset!

The laundry room is located just off the kitchen outside the main house next to the garage. There is an ironing board and iron and all laundry supplies available for your use.

Once you’ve stayed here once, we’re sure you’ll come back again! Sunset cottage is truly a wonderful place to relax and recharge your batteries.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Jennifer at 858-232-2522!

We hope to hear from you and welcome you to La Jolla soon!

More Details

Jennifer M.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Jennifer M.

We are a local La Jolla family who loves the beach and all that La Jolla and Greater San Diego has to offer. We live in town and are here to answer any questions about your stay. Please feel free to call Jennifer for vacation planning ideas.

Jennifer M. purchased this house in 2010

Why Jennifer M. chose La Jolla Shores

Relax, slow down and enjoy! This is a perfect home to sit and enjoy the views, read a book by the pool, or take a walk to the beach! Short driving distance to Scripps Birch Aquarium, Del Mar Racetrack, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, the Natural History Museum, Legoland, The Wild Animal Park and all the biking, kayaking surfing you can imagine! There's something for everyone here!

What makes this house unique

Sunset Cottage is a very special home that harkens back to a more relaxed place in time. With vintage kitchen cabinets and original wood paneling, you can truly enjoy the history of this beautiful home. Located at the end of a quiet cup-de-sac, Sunset Cottage offers a quiet, peaceful place to get away from it all - yet you are just minutes from the beach, golf, town and wonderful shops and restaurants.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Jolla Shores in La Jolla

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom located in detached pool house studio.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Located off dining room/main living area!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large closet, view, ensuite bath, dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite bath, window seat, large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , ensuite bath, large dresser with mirror, closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in detached pool house. Great for teens or in-laws!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Charleston, SC

Excellent family gathering spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is an older home, but it is clean attractive, and spacious. Spectacular view and location!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Host, Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year in Jennifer's house and once again, we enjoyed a fabulous week. The house is in a great location within walking distance to the beach. Our kids loved the pool and going to surf camp at Surf Diva in La Jolla Shores. The house itself is perfect for two families with children. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in La Jolla

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent a week in La Jolla at this property and all I can saw is wow and perfect. The owner was very easy to work with. (Thanks Jen for everything). The house was large enough for the 10 of us (6 adults, and 4 kids). Everything that we could think of that is needed for a week's stay is available including beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, etc. The walk to the beach is a very pleasant stroll. We spent time at Point Loma, Del Mar Race track, the zoo, Old Town, USS Midway, Coronado Island, wheel watching, Padres game and more. All are within a reasonable drive from this home. The house is very comfortable with great views of the beach from most rooms. Pool sice were a number of chaise lounges and tables and chairs. One surprise found in the garage is a game called bucketball. We discovered this the last day we were there. We had loads of fun playing. In all, maybe the most perfect place in the San Diego area to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, comfortable, well supplied home with beautiful views of the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week with our children and grandchildren. The home provided generous space for multiple families and is well equipped. The ocean views are spectacular and available from many parts of the home. The ocean is within an easy walk, and we had fun boogie boarding and playing on the beach. We made day trips to some of San Diego's many offerings, like Sea World and Coronado Island. Our grandchildren loved the onsite pool. We had a great week and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Place with Great Views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week in Sunset Cottage to explore the San Diego area. It was our fourth stay in the area but the first one in this property. The location is great, being so close to Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. The view is superb, looking out over the beach and bay and the pool is lovely to cool down in. Jennifer is a lovely host who is really helpful. We asked whether our TV channel choice could be upgraded and she arranged it in no time. The property does have the feel of a beach house. What keeps it from 5 stars for us is that it is a slightly older property, which you mainly notice in the somewhat dated bathrooms and slightly cumbersome air conditioning. However, that doesn't detract from the fact that this is a great vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our multi-generational family returns to this property year after year!

  • 5 of 5

This is a joyful repeat of our visit to your beautiful Sunset Cottage during July of last year. Just like last summer, it was totally clean and well-appointed with all the necessities one would ever need. The large picture windows afforded us lovely views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets. It couldn't be nicer, as it was only a short walk to the beach for the adults and children alike. The cool breezes wafting throughout the cottage make for a very comfortable and pleasant vacation. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool immensely, as did the grown-ups! Also, thank you for the welcoming bottle of wine and the delicious cheese; it was most thoughtful of you. We are already looking forward to our stay next summer! --- The Parry/D'Onofrio/Slack Family

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Piatti or Barbarella
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Piatti, Barbarella, Cusp, Carolines
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
La Jolla Shores Beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to the beautiful beach town of La Jolla Shores, California! You can wake up and walk to the Scripps Pier along the beach, have breakfast at the Beautiful Caroline's Cafe and spend the day surfing, kayaking, or just relaxing along the long stretch of La Jolla Shores Beach. Walk to the beach, playground, park area, neighborhood restaurants (Piattis, Barbarellas, Shore house Kitchen, Caroline's, etc..) , surf/kayak shops, ATM, beauty shop, post office, and local convenience store. Rent kayaks, bikes, scuba gear and snorkeling gear - all within walking distance. Just a short drive to the beautiful La Jolla Village, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo,Wild Animal Park, Legoland and all the wonderful San Diego Museums.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Jolla Shores, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holiday 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £80 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
$100pp/nt. over 10 guests £0
Cleaning Fee £252.73
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Low Season

Labor Day- Memorial Day....$3700.00 a WEEK

High Season-Memorial Day- Labor Day....$4500.00 a WEEK

Christmas/New Years Weeks...$4500.00 a WEEK

Holiday weeks year round......$4500.00 a WEEK

Weekly, Monthly or Seasonal Rental

Please email Manager to confirm availability before booking, and to get contact info.

Sorry, NO pets and NO events.

We will set up a payment plan before check-in date if suitable. Details to be discussed with Manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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