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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
La Jolla, San Diego, California

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fallfan54
Tahoe City, California
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend Stay”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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person found this review helpful

My wife and I make a yearly trip to the San Diego area in Jan/Feb to escape the cold and snow of home. In the past we've enjoyed excursions to La Jolla for dinner, shopping, and the Farmer's Market but have never stayed in the city. Our recent trip included celebrating Valentine's Day. This beautiful and comfortable cottage more than exceeded our expectations. We talked each day about how much we enjoyed staying at this cottage as opposed to any of the number of hotels we've previously stayed at in the area. First of all, the cottage is really attractive and very comfortable. It sits behind the owner's home and is very quiet. In fact, the entire neighborhood is quiet. The king bed was comfortable and we slept well. The kitchen had all you'd need to prepare meals. We never did prepare meals but did cut up fruit purchases and fresh bread. We enjoyed the ample living room every night by lighting up the gas fireplace, cuddled on the sofa, and watched a few Netflix movies. There's a small patio area with chairs and a table. You have access to a washer/dryer. That was handy. They have some smaller beach towels to borrow. Also a couple of beach chairs. The owners were great. It was easy to secure the reservation. They returned our deposit within 3 days of our departure. We talked briefly at check-in, acquainted ourselves, and asked a few questions. I highly recommend a stay here but, in saying so, realize that such positive comments might just make it more difficult for us to book a return trip. We will return next year. Thoroughly loved our stay.

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Liked best: Property was very comfortable and attractive
Liked least: We could not stay longer - Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Petaluma
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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david7sta...
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Just bring Yourselves”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

La Jolla was the end of our Road Trip holiday and we decided that we needed a week, therefore we wanted something different to the previous 7 hotels that we stayed at during the rest of our vacation.......And we got it.

The cottage is positioned well for La Jolla, and also in a quiet neighbourhood.

The facility is very clean it has a kitchen area, separate bathroom and separate bedroom. The owners have thought of everything....... It's not like a usual self-catering apartment where you need to bring everything....towels are provided even ones for the beach, chairs for the beach, Boogie Boards, toiletries and some basics for cooking.

To be honest I was a little unsure before I arrived as I thought that the accommodation would be smaller ( its big enough), I Thought it was a little bit expensive ...... It's worth it, and I wondered why no reviews in the last 12 months........my conclusion is that some of the visitors want to keep it a secret.

The owners are friendly and live on the adjoining property, I am confident that they would be more than happy to help their guests enjoy their stay.

Therefore if you are visiting La Jolla and need a base you won't go wrong with the Retreat.

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Liked best: The condition of the property and the thought that the owners had given to their guests.
Liked least: Nothing that I would mention.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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JakesFrie...
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 19 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Review title says it all. Great place for those who want a peaceful quiet location near good resturants and activities. Could not of been happier with it. Thanks

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Liked best: location, quiet, clean & cozy
Liked least: being back in a city - helicopters, sirens people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kathy713
Napa, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Perfect oasis”
Reviewed 3 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The cottage and its location to everything was just what we wanted. Walking distance to a wonderful beaches, to restaurants and shopping and easy access to the freeway to head to downtown San Diego. The owners Steve and Vicki were so warm and informative with anything we needed. The cottage has everything anyone would need, they really thought of every detail. We had just a wonderful time in La Jolla, beautiful town, beaches, food and people. Thanks again

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Liked best: Location and the beaches
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MLouiseD
King City, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A note-perfect home-away-from-home”
Reviewed 15 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We could not have been more delighted with the La Jolla Retreat - Steve and Vicki have thought of everything a vistor could wish for. The cottage is blissfully private and quiet, sparkling clean and roomy, comfortable and cozy, with beautiful gardens and the most perfect location in the village - just a short walk away from the waterfront and a wide variety of excellent stores and wonderful restaurants. We hope to return one day soon, and have happily recommended the Retreat to all of our family and friends!

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Liked best: Privacy, peace and quiet, cleanliness of cottage, central location, comfortable and cosy, wonderful bed, gorgeous gardens, nearby beach, stores, and restaurants, courteous and thoughtful hosts, even Netflix for our favourite BBC shows.
Liked least: No view of ocean, but it is an short and easy walk from the cottage
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MikeA0
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect for 2 People”
Reviewed 23 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Great, private location - can walk to anyplace in the village and to several beaches. The cottage is compact, but very comfortable and well provisioned with everything you could need - indoors and outdoors. Steve and Vicki are great hosts, next door but not obtrusive. Go the the market on Sundays - only 2 blocks away.

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Liked best: Location, comfort
Liked least: No bread knife in kitchen. (It says a lot that this is our only criticism.)
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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