Windnsea Beach Studio Spanish Cottage


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Enjoy NEW $3000 Temperpedic Queen mattress! in our Historic Conversion of an r2 garage to demanded granny flats in years past for La Jolla Playhouse. for the beach houses walking distance to beach were houses owned for summer by the wealthier residents on top of the hill in the Muirlands LJ. We were close to the La jolla playhouse and they asked the original owners in 1956 to covert the garage to a studio cottage/granny flat. Since then its historic original property date with the house and cottage combination original structure built in 1926 and later owned by Famous La Jolla light writers of local newspaper. Liza and Mike bought this in 1996 and in 2000 upgraded the cottage studio here that had had work done several time over the decade to the cute funky beach art deco historic cottage it is now. The main attractor of this cottage is LOCATION and ease of walking to all. It is not large and is an efficient unit and not luxury but more a beach feeling with lots of spanish flair and color with newer furnishings the owner bought over the last few years to make it homey and continue to rent it as a vacant rental since 2001. It is Blue Adobe Spanish Stand Alone Guest House or 4th bedroom to house. converted garage before 1956 with its own Fenced and private tropical yard patio lot- Studio Cottage. Most studios do not have their own stand alone house, this does! cottage has skylight and french door and windows allowing you to look out into the garden
and or dine and bbq outside, One side of the property has a four foot adobe wall next to my other larger vacation rental property, its on a double r 2 lot, separated and farther away from my second house than neighors are to each other. It is a courtyard entrance with lots of plants entering from a shared access driveway. The east side of the courtyard has some bamboo and plants now drought resistant. Close to the beach in the beach but is not fenced in except on two sides. The village space is at a premium yet this cottage is quiet for being two blocks to the top ten beach in the US, Parking is out street front at the end of a triple long driveway so you are set back a ways from main street and the second house is street front. Any pets must be registered paid for and accepted by owner with approval confirmation of pet polices and conditions. There are owner occupied neighors with dogs so it must be compatible to neighborhood conditions to be accepted. We are pet animal lovers and bring out two yorkies when we vacation here in our own home, but we do not leave inside unattended for hours and there is no yard, if you want a yard rent my house next door,. Barking is not permitted in close beach patio owner occupied homes are around you amongst also several vacation rentals on each side. Therefore please meet other great travelers and can enjoy a similar atmosphere yet the privacy and peace of a family neighborhood at large please be kind to our professional neighbors.. Ammenities: Wood stove fireplace, Kitchennette with granite counter, multiple cabinets, 2 burner stove top, microwave, appliances, blender, coffee maker, hot pot,toaster oven, nu wave cooktop with pots and pans designed for it..


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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!

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 Jolla

Visited on "August - 2016


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.

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!

Visited on "May - 2016

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