Casa de las Olas - La Jolla Vacation Rental

Historic La Jolla Beach Cottage at Prospect and Coast Boulevard

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 bathrooms
  550 sq. ft.

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Property Features


  • Ocean Views
  • Walk to La Jolla Cove 
  • Walk to shopping and restaurants 
  • Equiped with air conditioning - Mini-split AC system recently installed

  • Sunday to Sunday stays required mid-June through mid-August unless otherwise listed
  • Perfect for a couple or small family
  • Stairs to access home
  • Equiped with air conditioning - Mini-split AC system recently installed
Forget the rest, you've found the best! Very rare historic La Jolla Beach Cottage in an incredible location. Wonderful ocean views await and the beach is just steps away from this beautifully finished vacation home. The home is on Ocean Lane between Coast Boulevard and Prospect Street, right in the very heart of the Village of La Jolla.

Step inside this 1930's era beach cottage and prepare to be impressed. The home underwent a floor to ceiling renovation in 2008 and then all new furnishings in 2012. Some of the highlights include hardwood flooring, a wood finished cathedral ceiling offset by remote controlled skylights that open for a sunroof effect. Bay windows offer dramatic ocean views from the living room, dining area and the master suite. Off the master suite is the bathroom with tub/shower combo that includes some special features: A steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and one- way privacy glass, so you can take a nice warm soak while gazing at the waves just off La Jolla Cove. The kitchen is something special as well; fully stocked with all the cookware, appliances and dishes needed to prepare your favorite delicious meals, along with plenty of counter-space and period inspired Northstar refrigerator and Convection oven.

In the living room there is a gas fireplace to warm the evenings along with a comfy couch where you can relax and watch your favorite shows, including HBO, on the flat screen HDTV. Or if you'd like to spend a lazy day in bed, there's a flat screen in the master as well, but the ocean views may be too distracting!

Guests at Casa de las Olas can take a brief stroll down to the ocean and La Jolla Cove. Extraordinarily beautiful, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed shorelines in Southern California. Because it is a protected Ecological Reserve, marine wildlife abounds. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet, making it a very popular spot for Scuba, snorkeling and kayaking.

Once you've had your fill of the spectacular sights and sounds of the coast, take a stroll through The Village. The Village is a bustling business district offering world class dining, one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, jewelry shops and romantic, old world hotels. The surrounding residential community is a charming mix of turn-of-the-century Spanish architecture, eccentric modern designs and everything in-between.

Shopping in La Jolla tends toward the unusual and upscale; designer fashions, expensive jewelry, ethnic artifacts, priceless antiques, oriental rugs and exotic cars. Prospect Street is ground zero for fine-dining, including many five star options perched overlooking the ocean. The most popular offerings are fresh seafood and Mexican cuisine, but you can find anything from scrambled eggs to sushi among the many and varied eateries throughout La Jolla. Ask your Bluewater Concierge for suggestions. We'lll find just the right place for your palette!

With its spectacular coastline, temperate climate and dramatic views, it's no wonder that La Jolla was one of the first San Diego neighborhoods to be settled, and has since become home to some of the most prized and expensive real estate in the nation. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla has a Mediterranean feel and enjoys a unique microclimate which rarely drops below 50 degrees or exceeds 90 degrees.

We have another cottage, Casa del Sol, in the same location in case you have more in your group. Contact us for more details! We welcome you to experience all that La Jolla has to offer and be our guest at Casa de las Olas.

Local attractions: (Driving distance - Times are approximate)
Seaworld: 15-20 minutes
Legoland: 25-30 minutes
Belmont Park: 15-20 minutes
Mission Beach: 15-20 minutes
Pacific Beach: 10-15 minutes
La Jolla Cove: Walk
La Jolla Shores: 5 minutes
Torrey Pines: 10 minutes
Downtown/Gaslamp: 15-20 minutes
San Diego Zoo: 15-20 minutes
Safari Park: 30-35 minutes
Balboa Park: 15-20 minutes
Old Town: 15-20 minutes
Coronado: 25-30 minutes
Mt. Soledad: 5-10 minutes

Please note: No pets and no smoking allowed. This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with Bluewater. Please see “NOTES” section for additional information.


Sleeping Accommodations:
Master: Queen Bed
Living Room: Pull-out Queen Sofa

Coffee Maker
Toaster Oven
Standard Oven and stove top
Perishables, spices, etc. not provided.
This home is not equipped with a dishwasher

Linens and towels provided
Beach Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
2 HDTV's and DVD players with expanded cable and HBO included.
Blueray Player in Living Room
Gas fireplace (pot belly stove)
Gas barbecue
Wireless High-Speed Internet
Whole House Water Filtration System
Jetted Tub
Steam Shower
Parking Pass available in summer months
This home is not equipped with a dishwasher



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Reviewed: Jan 22, 2019
Property Manager
Blue Water Vacation Homes handled our reservation expertly and were very responsive to our questions. The ability to have groceries left in the house prior to our arrival was a great touch. We'd definitely rent with them again.
This is the perfect little beach house. Wonderful view of the ocean (bright and airy) and exceptionally convenient to shops, restaurants etc. Although it doesn't come with parking, we had no problem finding off-street parking. We loved our stay and would recommend it for a couple.
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2018
Property Manager
Exceptional experience! The cottage is beautifully decorated and maintained. We had a little glitch with keypad but it was handled so well that it added to our experience. Can't beat the location. Great value!
x, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2018
Property Manager
Bluwater was attentive and easy to contact. Stephanie and Jolene were excellent hosts!
This is a lovely little well-built home from the thirties. Its a real little classic that is wel-maintained and updated. Wood floors, skylights and a modern retro kitchen made our stay so very enjoyable. The view for the price was superb. Wed love to stay here every year!
Southampton, GB
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2018
Property Manager
Lovely stay, only had four hangers when we arrived but within an hour we had plenty more. Thank you for your speedy response! Lovely property, perfect for two. Wonderful views, great to have a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Eugene, US
Reviewed: Jul 28, 2018
Property Manager
c, US
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2018
Property Manager
Cute little cottage and just steps from the ocean, restaurants and shops.
Peoria, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2018
Property Manager
Bluewater Vacation Homes was a great find. Though we didn't have a lot of contact with the staff, other than email, what contact we did have was professional and friendly.
We stayed in this property for two weeks. We really enjoyed being so close to the ocean. We spent one whole week on the beach swimming, sunbathing, and reading. Having the home so close by, we were able to have picnic lunches and daily evening walks to the Cove for beautiful sunsets. There are a million restaurants within walking distance and so much to see and do. A wonderful place to just unwind and relax. We will definitely book this home again in the future.
Kells, IE
Reviewed: Apr 6, 2018
Property Manager
Couldn't have asked for an easier rental experience. Thank you so much.
As above.
Reviewed: Mar 3, 2018
Property Manager
phoenix, US
Reviewed: Feb 4, 2018
Property Manager
Great experience ~ we would recommend and look forward to booking again!
Cute cozy and convenient ~
West Bloomfield, US
Reviewed: Jan 28, 2018
Property Manager
Very professional.Renters needs first and foremost.
Perfect. - Ideal for two people. Might be a little cramped with four.
Reviewed: May 21, 2017
Property Manager
Lovely little property and very central
Reviewed: Mar 30, 2017
Perfect place for really experiencing La Jolla!
Reviewed: Mar 6, 2017
Property Manager
x, US
Reviewed: Mar 1, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2017
Precious cottage that is perfect for two. Awesome location is steps from La Jolla Cove and downtown shops. Loved it! Parking in summer might be a challenge but there is a public lot a few doors down.
Reviewed: Jan 31, 2017
Wonderful location, great views, easy check-in and cute well equipped home. Thanks so much.
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Reviewer Location: Dallas, TX - Date of Arrival: February 23, 2016 - Review#: 14183069 - "Perfect Bungalow" - Review Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Review: "My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. It's absolutely perfect! Great location, high quality and cute decorations, more than necessary accommodations with the kitchen, and great amenities. We've already recommended it to all our friends and family and will definitely be back. Our only complaint was that the windows were dirty and it made our amazing view a little less great. However, that is such a small complaint. Great spot for a couple!" - BW reply: "Hello Whitney! Thank you so much for your kind words and know that it was such a pleasure hosting you both for your anniversary. It really is the perfect getaway cottage! In the future, let us know if you have any concerns, Bluewaters team is happy to schedule for you any unforeseen maintenance or a window cleaning after a rain (rare out here in sunny San Diego!). We all look forward to hearing from you for a repeat stay."
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Reviewer Location: Hawthorn Woods, IL - Date of Arrival: December 4, 2015 - Review#: 13728164 - "Beautiful cottage by the Sea" - Review Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Review: "Our first time coming to LaJolla. We celebrated our second honeymoon here. Great location. Beautiful water views and wonderful sea breeze. Quiet, which was important to us since we ran around all day. Very comfortable and cozy cottage. Loved watching the sunset, the seals, the seagulls and the surfers. Wonderful dining around the corner. I would highly recommend Cody's - their french toast was to die for!!. The management company was very responsive to any and all minor needs. Our enjoyment in this cottage was their priority. To find this cottage, Ocean Lane is a set of stairs. So when you drive over, look up the stairs and you will find the cute cottage. We would recommend this to our friends and family and hope to get to enjoy this again. December was the perfect time to go - all the popular attractions were available with no lines and no waiting. Street parking only, but it was very doable. Most of the time, we got a spot right in front of the cottage. You may not want to sleep too late, because city garbage trucks come by early. Perfect place if you want to have the water view and beauty without being surrounded by tons of people."
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
"Location location location in La Jolla" Quaint beach bungalow steps away from La Jolla cove, restaurants and shopping along Prospect street. Interior interesting mix of retro and more modern amenities. Pictures are very accurate but overall space is only good for a couple. Single bathroom is tiny and no counter space but sports a steam shower/tub combo. Kitchen and outdoor grill made cooking meals easy but lack of dishwasher tempered use. Parking can be a treasure hunt but owners thoughtfully offer off site parking garage pass for summertime use. Management company very easy to work with and very responsive to maintenance requests. Perfect spot for vacationing couple without kids! - By Retiredhokie from on 3/1/2014 for a stay in 1/1/2014
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Wow - Central Location and Clean, Charming Cottage. - We enjoyed the privacy of the cottage with the lovely updated kitchen, spacious living/dining area and comfortable bed. The shower was dreamy and high tech. We just loved the location, close to the beach (yes, views) and all the shops and restaurants a block away. Excellent remodel for an old cottage. Parking was not a problem, and we rarely used our car, anyway. I would definitely return and thank the management company for the helpful binder with all the necessary information to enjoy the area. The only thing that would make it better is a swimming pool. But it wouldn't be so private or close to the action. By Rachel P from Seattle, Washington on 11/2/2012 for a stay in 10/1/2012
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
We spent Thanksgiving weekend at Casa de las Olas. The location was fabulous--a short block one way to La Jolla Cove and a short block the other way to the heart of downtown La Jolla. The cottage was clean, comfortable, fully equipped and quiet. The Service from Bluewater Vacation Homes was excellent. They regularly followed up with reminders and local information. The only "problem" I had, being a Luddite, was trying to figure out how to operate the tv's and dvd players. An instruction sheet would be useful and appreciated. - R. Hesik
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Stunning! Perfect location one block from the ocean and one block from the village. Cottage is just as described and photos are an accurate representation. It was very clean, had beautiful near new towels and bed linen and a well equipped kitchen. The management company was great to deal with. To note, it is fairly small so best suited for a couple at the most (maybe with one small child). The bathroom is off the bedroom and the toilet is off that. So anyone sleeping on the sofa bed has to go through the bedroom. Bathroom is tiny but adequate. Also, this is the heart of the village so there is noise from people using the stairs/lanes down each side of the property, trash collection for commercial properties each morning, doof doof music noise from cars, construction from nearby renovations. At other times it was dead silent and we could hear the waves crashing on the shore. Parking was a nightmare. If you plan on exploring the village/cove you won't need to drive. But if you're heading to wider San Diego area each day be prepared to drive around looking for a park 1-2 blocks away. Overall we loved it and would thoroughly recommend it. We also recommend breakfast at Cody's around the corner. Don't be put off by the wait time. Reviewed by: MelbourneSkiGirl from Melbourne Reviewed on: 04/10/2014 for their stay in 04/2014
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
Wonderful beach cottage! We did not want to leave. Casa de las Olas was a fantastic size for our family of 3 and the view of the ocean was outstanding. The bathtub/shower with 2-way glass was a really great way to always take advantage of the ocean view. Cottage furnishings, amenities and decor are very well done. You cannot ask for a better location as the beach and La Jolla Cove shops are just one block in either direction. We would highly recommend this property to friends and plan to return. Bluewater vacations offered great vacation planning tips and do a nice job of keeping the cottage very clean. By Manfers from Bentonville, Arkansas on 2/15/2013 for a stay on 2/1/2013
Reviewed: Jan 19, 2017
"Fabulous getaway" Review Submitted May 15, 2012 Date of Stay March 9, 2012 I stayed here for a relaxing romantic birthday getaway and it was so wonderful! The location and views were amazing. We started with mimosas in the cottage with ocean views, then walked up the back steps to downtown La Jolla to enjoy the shops and restaurants and treats! (the gelato at the gelateria frizzante is amazing) Later that afternoon we enjoyed a stroll along the coast... all without driving anywhere!! It was wonderful to have the cottage in the middle of everything to pop back into. It was so relaxing :) This cottage is absolutely adorable. I loved the bright fun appliances and everything was so clean and new. There was everything we needed and more! We laughed at our curiosity when we pressed the button over the bedside table, and the steam shower started! This place has it all! I would definitely stay here again and again!! It is phenomenal! - Krystal SD


Please note: No pets and no smoking allowed. This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with Bluewater. Please see “NOTES” section for additional information.

City Occupancy Tax: 10.5%
Departure Cleaning: $160
Vacation Rental Damage Protection $59
Refundable Security Deposit May Apply

50% down
All balances due 60 days prior to arrival

Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 10:00 AM

All rates and amenities are subject to change until rental agreements are approved by management. Any bookings less than 7 nights are subject to rate surcharges. Certain affiliate properties may require direct booking with the owner. Please see our terms and conditions and contact a reservation agent for more details.

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