A great week, in La Jolla.
Guest: SaltLakeSteve (Salt lake City, Utah)
Date of Stay: 06/02/11 Review Submitted: 07/07/11
What a beautiful surprise. When my wife, two kids and three friends drove to the rental house we were a bit apprehensive. It looks small as we drove up, and I thought we would all have to sleep in one room. But once we opened the front entry door leading down to a private courtyard, we started to feel better about the house. Then opening the front door we knew things would be fine. The house is nice and big, it is on a hill with the two living floors below and behind the garage level. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, and this house fits in perfectly. It is not a crazy beach area so if you're looking for lots of drunk beach activity this may not be for you. It is a minimal walk to the village, where we had a few drinks at a couple of the bars, grabbed some food, and walked back to the house. The walk back to the house is uphill, and takes about 15 mines, but it sure beats having to deal with having a designated driver. La Jollavillage is a fun place with an upscale night life. My wife really enjoyed "La Valencia" where we passed the stuffy bar in front and had a casual drink in the piano lounge with a beautiful ocean view. Back to the house. The Master bedroom earns its name. It has an awesome view, private bath, TV, computer printer, its a great retreat. All the other bedrooms are downstairs. Two bedrooms have queens, one has two twins. One of the queen rooms has no ocean view, while the other two have ocean views with deck access. These rooms are smaller than the Master so we had to split the cost accordingly. But they were all clean, everything seemed new, and fresh. There is only the one bathroom downstairs, and with so many people, that required a little shower planning. But with the sinks on the outside of the toilet/bath and a 1/2 bath just upstairs, we did just fine. We never ran out of hot water with our large party, even while the kids did baths. Cleanliness: My wife is the type where if there is a hair in the sink she freaks out... She thought the place was immaculate. I only cared that the grill is big , got nice and hot and a searing burner was a juicy plus, YUM. Space: Plenty of space, nice entertainment room downstairs, with ocean view and access to deck. Location: Its in a very upscale neighborhood, with a great ocean view. Streets are a bit beat up oddly for the obvious real estate value. Traffic to the house from the freeway can be congested sometimes and add 10min to a pretty short drive.
View Property: B5103 La Jolla Serenity