Guest: D (San Jose, CA)Date of Stay: 07/25/11 Review Submitted: 08/11/11 As those who have rented vacation properties from websites know, you're putting a great deal of faith in the descriptions and photos that are attached to every property listing. Happy to say that, in this case, the descriptions/photos actually don't go far enough to describe how nice this house is. First, the house was impeccably clean and felt very inviting. The house is built on a hillside, so the first floor at grade level is the garage. From the curb (as you drive up), this feature effectively hides the house from view. However, once you walk from the garage down the interior stairs to the kitchen, the house avails itself and, at that point, you know you've made a great choice. I could go on and on about describing the house. But, as I noted above, the owner's descriptions are accurate, just very understated. Suffice it to say that it's a great, relaxing, comfortable house, that has an upscale feel, but isn't pretentious (even though LaJolla Country Club's golf course is literally at the end of the street). La Jolla Village is a leisurely stroll down the hill (15 mins?), and an even quicker drive. The Village is a great place to walk around, grab a drink at an open-air bar, and just enjoy the mojo. It has great dining as well. When you've had enough, you get to leave all of that behind and go back to the tranquil neighborhood. Communication with the owner was easy, clear and precise; no misunderstandings or misrepresentations of any kind. Everything was as advertised; from the house itself, the rental agreement, the key location, the security deposit refund, etc. Finally, the owners have provided everything you need; all kitchen utensils, linens, towels, silverware, glassware, flatware, dishwashing soap, laundry soap, beach towels, beach chairs, even boogie boards! If you can't relax and have fun here, you're just grumpy.
View Property: B5103 La Jolla Serenity