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San Diego Vacation Rental with Ocean View

This La Jolla vacation rental has a panoramic ocean view.
This La Jolla vacation rental has a panoramic ocean view.
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Vacation rentals are popular because they are good value and can accommodate families in a home-away-from-home environment.

The drawback is that picking the right one can be tricky. When I travel, I spend days online looking at pictures and trying to make the right decision. I never know if I should believe the glowing description written by the home owner.

Here's one San Diego vacation rental worth looking into. It is in the Muirlands area on Mt. Soledad and has an unobstructed view down to the ocean and the coastline sweeping south to Pacific Beach and beyond. The beach people-watching is wonderful -- lots of people sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing in the waves.

A quarry tile patio faces the view; guests sit here by the hour watching the action. A canyon, immediately in front of the patio, provides privacy.

The four bedrooms and a den sleep up to ten people, and there are three bathrooms. Built in 1956, the two-story house is 2,600 square feet. It has hardwood floors, open-beam ceilings, a big fireplace, laundry facilities, and a fully-equipped kitchen with dishes, flatware, and glasses for about 18. The rooms are somewhat sparsely furnished, which is perfect for travelers who don’t want to feel like they’re living on top of someone else’s things.

The rent ranges from $2,500 - $3,500 a week, depending on the time of year, and includes cable and wi-fi. The owners, who live nearby, are very helpful and welcome families and pets.

The central shopping and dining area of La Jolla ("the village") is a five-minute drive down the hill. La Jolla Shores Beach is about ten minutes from the house, but Windansea Beach is closer (maybe five minutes).

Email the owners at [email protected] or call 858-945-0896.

Click here to see a video of the house.