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Redwood Hollow Cottages in La Jolla

The "ocean view" mural at Redwood Hollow Cottages in La Jolla.
The "ocean view" mural at Redwood Hollow Cottages in La Jolla.
Courtesy Adams / Hansen Stock Photos

One of San Diego’s best-kept secrets, this colony of historic cottages is perfect for families and anyone seeking that home-away-from home feel. While not on the beach, it’s just a five-minute walk to the coast and less than 10 minutes walk to La Jolla’s myriad shops and restaurants.

Two studios, three two-bedroom units, and two one-bedrooms come with kitchens stocked with popcorn, cookies, and other goodies. Just what the kids want, right? And there’s coffee and tea for Mom and Dad. Another studio lacks a kitchen, but sleeps up to four people. Two of the two-bedroom cottages come with two bathrooms.

Built between 1915 - 1948, half of the cottages have fireplaces, four offer private patios, and all are set in a garden bursting with plants.

Owner Martin Lizerbram goes out of his way to make sure that guests have what they need. He even painted a beach mural on one of the garden walls for those who wanted an “ocean view.” Laundry facilities are free of charge.

Redwood Hollow Cottages are located at 256 Prospect Street (858-459-8747). Rates are by day, week, or month and vary seasonally (approximately $129-$315).

Guest comments include:

“We stayed at Redwood Hollow and loved it. We stayed in a studio the first night - it was adorable and nicely furnished. Walking up to it and opening the door, made for a perfect start to our vacation. Since that was only available the first night, we moved to a 2 bedroom for the other 3 nights. Wow... much more room than we actually needed but it would sure be perfect for a family.”


“We walked down to the beach and sat on the rocks each evening to watch the sunset. The staff was so friendly and helpful. And it was nice to be able to doa load of laundry the night before we left for our stay downtown. I cannot say enough good things about La Jolla - it is just a beautiful, friendly and interesting place. I'm ready togo back - plan a family reunion and rent several of the cottages at Redwood Hollow. There is certainly something for everyone.”

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  • City: La Jolla
  • Phone: 858-459-8747
  • Name: Redwood Hollow Cottages
  • Address: 256 Prospect Street