Cue the music "California Dreaming". Turn it up a bit so that you can hear it over the roar of the waves just past the tidepools directly in front of you. Stretch back in a comfy lounge chair from the vantage point of your balcony perched fifty feet above the Pacific Ocean, with the beverage of your choice, watching the pelicans sailing by, the surfers,swimmers, and beachcombers at play.
Welcome to the penthouse suite of 457 Coast Blvd. The trifold doors are pushed back and the panorama of the La Jolla coastline flows in, transforming as it goes. The silvery oak floors morph into driftwood, the sea-blue granite countertops become the wa...ves rolling in. Over the bar floats a school of jelly fish, unaware of their function as a source of light. Walls are covered in sea grass or mirror to reflect more ocean views. Should you fall asleep in the living room, in front of the warm glow of the faux fireplace, be assured the sofa bed is extremely comfortable. In the master bedroom a king bed awaits with adjoining spa inspired bathroom with aqua glass walls and a shower of green Esmeralda granite. The guest room sleeps two, in the twin bed / chair version of the living room sofa, also very comfortable. The bath, accessed across the hall through double pocket mirrored doors is a virtual seashell grotto, complete with all the conveniences and a tub enclosed shower.
The gourmet kitchen is a natural for preparing locally caught lobster, halibut, or yellowfin tuna while never taking your eyes off that gorgeous view, where you'll see the fishing boats that are reeling them in. You'll also see grey whales in season, pods of dolphin, harbor seals and sea lions, along with formations of pelicans, which who knows why, just have to be counted.
As for matters practical - there's a spot for one car in the underground garage, a large washer/dryer in the garage and a small one for dainties in our 1000 square foot condo. When the sun sets there's cable TV and wireless internet to entertain you. The perfect picnic spot sits right out front on our "little green lawn", where you can stretch out on the grass, glass of wine and camera in hand to catch the elusive green flash at sunset. And take note - the sunset lasts even longer from the height of the 5th floor balcony. It's all about the view!!
Out the front door the Coastwalk beckons, but you won't want to leave this beautiful spot. Right around the corner, the Village, Scripp's Park, and the seals at the Children's Pool beckon, as well as George's Restaurant, Warwick's Bookstore and gelato.
Still, you will not want to leave, but, rest assured, the anticipation and pleasure of seeing it all over again, make up for any absence. The song says it all - California Dreamin' - but when you wake up, it hasn't gone away - because it's real.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROPERTY HAS A 7 NIGHT MINIMUM RESTRICTION
This is our second stay at this property and we anticipate coming back again and again. The location is the best. The property has a lovely decor - beachy and pretty. The views are exquisite from almost every room. Windows in almost every room that open and let the ocean breeze intoxicate you. Well supplied kitchen for cooking, however you are in walking distance to the best La Jolla has to offer. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
The property location was nice and close to many restaurants, shops, etc. Comments from other guests is that the rental price was too high for a condo and was equivalent to renting an actual beach home.
Left on 07/15/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Alex T.
The location was stunning. Smack dab in the middle of a Marine Reserve. Amazing quantity of sea life! The condo decor and kitchen was top notch; kudo's to the decorator. This would have been our all time dream vacation if there was a table for our family to dine on, play cards, board games, etc...
Left on 06/25/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Dirk M.
We loved your condo - #501 - California Dreaming. The view was incredible! The condo was very clean and everything was in excellent condition. Our family was very comfortable there. We hated to leave! The condo is in walking distance to dining and shopping in La Jolla Village. The parking space in the garage was very nice as parking on the street is limited. The few times we did need our vehicle it was nice to be able to park in the garage and take a few steps to the elevator and go up to the condo. Since we have family in the San Diego area, we definitely plan to stay in #501 again!!
This is a very nice place. All was perfect except for a few very minor conditions. The second bedroom has pull out single beds, and 2 actual twin beds would be more comfortable. Also, the balcony has only one chair. Other than that, just a perfect place to relax. Some reviews complained about having only one key, but we had 2 which was great. We will return!
We enjoyed our rental - Beautiful location. The towels were lovely, but smelled mild dewed and we had to rewash them. Washing the towels is a chore. One is asked to go to the lower garage and use the washer/dryer there. Also, not enough closet space. The master bedroom closet is locked and the 2nd very small bedroom has a very small space, due to it also being a linen closet. Views are spectacular.
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 240,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.