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Villa Tranquila ~ 2 Bocks to Beach ~ Discounted Monthly Rentals

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 60 nights


About the property

Charming Craftsman Cottage nearly 100 years of history and charm. Private yard.

Villa Tranquila is one of three 1920's cottages located about 1.5 blocks from Windansea Beach. Villa Tranquila retains much of it's classic charm. Big family? Rent 2-3 of our adjacent villas or utilize the hotel across the street (it has a lovely pool and spa) for extra family members.

We will book brief stays if we have a gap to fill between monthly reservations. If your visit would be for fewer than 4 nights or is more than a month away, please inquire before requesting your dates.

- Repeat guests and sponsors of our pet sanctuary can save 10-20%*

- 3-minute walk to beach

- Master bedroom and guest-room/office

- Small, private side yard with gas grill and outdoor table

- Rent alone or together with the villa(s) next door

- Walk to restaurants, shopping, coffee, bakery, trails, dog-friendly park

- Convenient parking

Our lovely Villas are close enough to the beach that one can relax on the patio and hear the waves crashing at night. This property offers ample street parking. Our Villas are in a residential area and within 2-3 blocks of restaurants, stores, wellness spas, urgent care, and just about anything else one could want nearby during a vacation.

~~ Friends and family discount 10-20%* (discount is factored on HomeAway rates with fees/tax). If you were referred by Luckydog Sanctuary please ask them for details of the discount program. ~~

Villa Tranquila is most comfortable for a family of up to four, but can comfortably sleep 6 on a queen bed (master bedroom), a full bed (guest room), and queen sofa-bed (living room). It is not an ideal setup for roommates, unless you are very close because the bathroom is off the main bedroom.

Villa Tranquila is located two doors down from the beautifully updated Villa Serena: and both can be rented for families with up to 12 members. We also have a 3rd cottage available which can accommodate a family of 3.

Thank you for choosing Villa Tranquila as your La Jolla Vacation Home!

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why The Owner chose Beach Barber Tract

Choose Villa Tranquila if you just want a cute, clean place to rest peacefully between trips to the beach.

What makes this house unique

It's super charming! It's very close to the beach, but just far enough away to have plenty of parking. You can walk to everything you need and the farmer's market on Sunday is amazing. The city bus stop is right around the corner so one can easily get around without a personal vehicle. You can also rent one, two, or three cottages for your family.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nikki was great about showing me around and responding to questions promptly throughout my stay, but otherwise left me to enjoy my deliberate solitude in this warm, comfortable, and adorable home. Within a few hours of check-in I realized "Tranquila" is the perfect name for this home. The neighborhood was silent at night. During the day, the area felt peaceful, ye lively. I felt like I was on the set of the movie The Truman Show. I met several friendly walkers and a few happy-go-lucky neighbors. Now I am certain, I must move to this neighborhood.

My dog and I walked to restaurants, the barber shop and three different coffee spots. I took a short drive to try arial yoga and enjoy a raw, vegan meal at Trilogy. As for standard fare, I enjoyed some of the bar and grill eats of "The Shack" just 3 blocks away, and my dog was welcome on the shaded patio. The folks and dogs at the dog park welcomed me and my dog as if we were old friends. The beach at sunset had a few well-behaved dogs romping and enjoying the water. My pup was eager to join in. He was in his happy place and I was delighted by that.

I have never been to Heaven, but I imagine it to be a lot like this happy neighborhood. We've no regrets about choosing this spot, aside from one. We should have booked a longer stay.

May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Beach Barber Tract in La Jolla

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room Queen Sofa Bed - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Nest/Office - 1 Double Bed , The office/guest room has a full size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing


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Villa Tranquila ~ 2 Bocks to Beach ~ Discounted Monthly Rentals
average rating of 4.571429 based on 15 reviews

Charming, affordable, clean, convenient, walkable!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tranquila is cozy and comfy. The beds are very comfortable, the sheets were soft and the towels were fluffy. The decor was perfect for a beach cottage. The neighborhood is perfect- clean, friendly, and everything you need within walking distance. The hosts and their helpers were very accommodating. The hosts foster special-needs pets and we got to meet their pack of sweet doggies. We are definitely going to take advantage of the 15% discount for Luckydog Sanctuary sponsors, the next time we book . We can't wait to return to The Villas at Windansea!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrible Odor Throughout the cottage

  • 1 of 5

We checked into the cottage at 5PM and immediately noticed an overwhelming odor as soon as we walked in. The couch had a strong musty smell like it had not been cleaned in a very long time. The bedding also had a strong musty smell as well. We tried to air the unit out for a couple hours it did no good. I actually became physically sick from being inside the unit and had to sit outside for 15 minutes.

We left the unit at 7PM and reserved a hotel room in San Diego. We immediately tried to contact the owner- Nikki to let her know that we had to vacate the premises and that we wanted a full refund. The owner refused to oblige us and now we are forced to take more aggressive action with VRBO and our financial institution to get a refund.

This unit allows dogs and we brought our 12 lb havanese. There is a notice posted on the wall warning that there are some vicious dogs on the street and to be very careful when walking your dog.

In summary, the unit was disgusting and uninhabitable and the owner was totally unwilling to accomodate our request for a refund after stating that we simply could not stay there for basic health/hygiene reasons.


  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Dog Friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights at Villa Tranquila with our two English Bulldogs. I appreciated Nikki allowing us to use two of her large dog crates so we didn’t have to bring ours. The house is plenty roomy for a small family. The beds are full/queen, but we knew that before we booked. It literally is a super short walk to a very nice beach and a short drive to La Jolla Cove and maybe 20 mins to Pacific and Mission Beach. We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! We are glad you enjoyed the home and made good use of the doggy amenities.
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Cozy and Comfortable La Jolla Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our dog just spent 2 1/2 weeks at Villa Tranquila as Nikki's guests, and we were so happy! We walked to the beach and the park and along the trail every day and ended up at one of the many dog friendly restaurants for coffee and breakfast. The shower is strong and hot and the bed very comfortable, so we slept hard every night and woke up for another round of walking. The Smart TV is big and excellent for watching football games. The WiFi is fast and reliable. The little yard is private and big enough to sit outside and have dinner or just catch a little sun in the afternoon. We found parking within one or two houses away every day. But most importantly, the hostess is wonderful, friendly and attentive, but never in an intrusive manner. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Tranquila is a wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and comfortable. I had a super time here with my three sons. The host is very nice and accommodating. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Little Cottage by the Beach

  • 4 of 5

This is a charming little house, with a super charming manager. We loved that we could bring our Dingo! Comfortable bed, and plenty of room in the kitchen for preparing meals. I could walk to everything, and every night at 6, Gizmo and I were at the beach!. Top of the street there is a nice park, that has lots of happy people and their pooches. Comfortable bed, a bit loud of an air conditioner in this room. The manager showed us how to hook up the window fans to cool off the place and that helped with the daytime summer heat. We ended up using the add on room for our dressing area, as the bedroom is on the small side. Great TV and Movie selection, too!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Beach Barber Tract, San Diego County

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Comi Con
19 Jul 2018 - 24 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
25 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
4 Sep 2018 - 24 May 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.14 + Tax
Cleaning £76.14 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,142.1
Cleaning/Brief-stay fee £34.26 + Tax

This home is not childproof, but closely supervised and well-behaved kids are welcomed and appreciated.

Cleaning fee $50 plus $10/night plus $25 per load of laundry after the 1st. If the quoted fee is higher, the additional amount is a "brief stay fee". Weekly or mid-stay cleaning will be provided at renter's expense (approx $100 each time) for stays over 9 days.

Pet fees is $30 plus $10/night/pet or as defined by the rental agreement, however, the minimum fee is that which is quoted. If you have an exempt animal, please consider paying the pet fee anyway. This way, we don't have to raise rent/fees for everyone due to increased housekeeping costs and lost rent due to allergies. The risk of allergic guests will be minimized by a more thorough cleaning which a pet fee helps to cover.

For rentals of less than one month, Holiday rate is 25% above the normal weekend rate for that period. The rate applies to all major holidays and holiday eves and the day after Christmas as well as all of the "non-school-nights" of a holiday weekend e.g. Friday-Sunday of memorial day weekend and Wed-Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. If booking a week which includes a holiday, we add 20% to weekly fee. If check out occurs on a holiday, the cleaning fee will have a 50% increase for our team to be fairly compensated. Fees not paid during booking are due upon check in.

EXTENDED STAYS: Stays of more than 30 days are not taxed. Summer monthly rate is $8,800 and Off-season $4,400 with 5% off additional months after the first. Monthly leases are exempt from HomeAway cancellation policies and have a $5,000 deposit. Leases require basic screening, a lease agreement, and payment by legal tender.

All prices and conditions are subject to adjustment until a lease agreement is executed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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