Relaxing SD getaway
Extremely quiet neighborhood. Studio cottage has more amenities than a hotel room without hearing or bumping into other guests and neighbors. I was on foot my entire stay, within a few blocks walk there is beach access for surfing, swimming, tanning, walking etc. also a few bars for the occasional libation or pool game as well as a 24 hour convenience store and 24 hour Mexican restaurant In any direction you travel from the cottage there are places to hike and explore. I visited Windandsea, La Jolla Shores, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach & LJHS football stadium to watch a few games...all individually charming and exciting. The owners of the property are wonderful people that absolutely made sure my stay was comfortable and full of enjoyment. I will definitely stay in the cottage on my next visit to SD!michael p.
Visited on "October - 2016
Beautiful, peaceful, perfect
Me and my family loved staying at this cottage. It was clean, beautiful décor, very homey. There was 5 of us staying there and there was always plenty of hot water. Liza had plenty of bedding, towels, anything we needed she was very accommodating and she made sure our stay was grand. I love the landscaping, the yard is beautiful. The beach is close, many restaurants to choose from. I will definitely recommend this darling cottage to everyone who wants to go to La JollaJill N.
Visited on "August - 2016
WALK TO BEST BEACH
We always wanted to live this close to a white sand beach and having been to hawaii and Tahiti surfing my wife and I can say this beach is SO BEAUTIFUL right here in USA at home. We live inland in the heat of summer 110 to 115 in Palm Desert and we just cant understand why some people have no CLUE about how nice the weather is at the beach at 75 degrees in summer! even if it gets to 80 the room fan is enough we barely used the AC as it made us cooler than needed. We love this place, travertine floors are beautiful and clean nice to sweep up beach sand and have a dog lay on a nice cool floor while we dont feel like dingy carpet. The colorful artwork by famous owner and the walls are foe painted make it beach baja upgraded. The owners gave us privacy but were very easy to work with. We walked only houses to eat the best mexican food around and a park is just a few houses away for our kids to swingset and play. The courtyard although not a yard has lots of plants and a bbq and nice table for us to dine out or inside their are all the appliances needed and a new cooktop they showed us to use called nu wave, has temperature settings. We stayed her twice before over the last few years to get the price price in town for a super nice cottage with quiet and peace. I wouldn't come here if you are noisy, we could here a pin drop at night and even the waves with the screen door open. Very Clean, pretty and peaceful. We had double sinks so my wife was happy to not have to share everything with me and the cable tv was a score along with nice wood furniture, lots of dressers and storage, added since we were last here so we are coming for a week during high surf in January again. The owners have taken some bad wrap for people who dont know the beach scene and we have rented some cottages around and this is its own little house, the motel down the street is double the price and 1/2 the size and no kitchen or yard, so we dont stay there anymore. Thanks Liza and Mike for a place you put your heart into. Dont let anyone knock it, they must be from New York if they do and not understand the beach and village vs skyscrapers and city life, this is a mix of Italy feeling and beach bungalow, tropical yet cooler and easy to get to anything without a car. Even a farmers market and fresh local fish. Enjoy if you come here, dont complain, its a nice tight neighborhood, you wont find a better price for a studio cottage walking distance to wind n sea beach and all.Anonymous
Visited on "July - 2016
Honeymoon at the cottage
Two years ago we moved out of state, so needless to say we really missed the beach. We decided to go home to get married and just stay out that way for our honeymoon and as close to the ocean as possible. BEST DECISION EVER!! Here's why: LIZA was wonderful, she always emailed me back right away. The only concern we had was check in because its at 3pm and are wedding started at 4pm in Rancho Cucamonga, 2 hours away. Liza told me to contact her a week before and we'll have a plan. That she did, can't tell you what it was for safety reason but just know she will make sure you are taken care of. THE COTTAGE; okay like most people I read the reviews an instantly went in looking for the issues ummm yeah didn't find any, okay maybe one the washcloths. I will agree with that, they really really need an upgrade. Luckily my new husband has issues with using others towels so no matter where we go, we bring our own. So beyond that everything was great. The pictures online does the cottage no justice. It's bigger then we expected, especially the bathroom. Its was clean and cozy. The first day we just stay inside and order in, which was a piece of cake. I think there was a family in the front house, the first two days we were at the cottage because we saw a car in the driveway every so often but it didn't disturb us. We had breakfast outside in the seats. We didn't use the bbq pit cause honestly neither one of us know how. The bed is so comfortable. The skylight above was actually great, to us. One afternoon we wanted to take a nap so we just put on the eye coverings provide in the top drawer. ALLERGIES: so without thinking I booked the place and later was concern about my allergies. Which I'm glad I did or we would've had stayed there out of fear. We brought medicine just in case and turns out I didnt need them. LOCATION: I was being lazy so we would drive by the store and walk around. We went to the art galleries, walk from Vons to the beach, flower shop, clothing stores, restaurants etc. We took pictures of the seals, gather sea shells and headed back to the car, got some groceries and back to the cottage. We went to San Diego zoo and the Westfield outdoor mall, that drive was about 30 minutes. We are not nitpicky people, We wanted a beautiful secluded place, near the beach and shops to enjoy each others time and that's exactly what we got. We already have decided to rent again, most likely on our 1 year anniversary. Thank you Liza!Kristen H.
Visited on "May - 2016