We purchased this craftsman (“arts and crafts” style) home in May 2013, because we loved its unique character, serene feel, and unobstructed eastern view. We have furnished it with top quality pieces and every amenity, paying close attention to details.
The outdoor space features a solar heated pool with a cascading water feature and large jacuzzi. There is a gas BBQ with a granite counter, a gas fire pit for smores, and huge dining table with seating for 10, plus additional seating in a love seat, comfy chairs, lounge chairs, and hammock. On the side of the yard are various fruit trees, including lemon, guava, cl...ementine and kumquat. The unobstructed view stretches past the Cuyamaca Mountains to the desert.
Indoor Living Spaces
This property is unique in that it offers many living spaces, including two living/family rooms, a game room, a bedroom/living room, and seating at the kitchen island. All living spaces are tastefully decorated with solid wood, hand crafted 'arts and crafts' style pieces. All rooms (including bedrooms) have fabulous lighting, with dimmers so that you can adjust the light for perfect atmosphere. The abundance of living spaces is a wonderful feature for extended family vacations, as the entire family will be able to spend time together, yet also break into smaller groups in different spaces.
There are two separate living rooms, each with its own stone fireplace. One living room (the “Great Room”) has wood flooring, a high vaulted ceiling, a great leather U-shaped sectional, Noguchi glass coffee table, huge flat screen TV, solid cherry dining table with seating for 12 and caucasian rug. The other living room is smaller, with new carpeting. The game room has a tournament sized (9’) pool table and foosball table. The fifth bedroom is set up with a flat screen TV and a day bed that converts to a king bed, such that this room can be used as a bedroom and/or a living space. The large kitchen is equipped for a chef and is perfect for entertaining. It has custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Your chef will appreciate the Cuisinart food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, real knives, pot filler, second bar area with sink, etc. To accommodate our family’s habit of spending time in the kitchen, we have comfortable leather chairs positioned on the bar side of the huge kitchen island.
This is a five bedroom home. We want our guests to sleep well, and do our best provide the ideal sleep environment. We have both light weight summer and warm hungarian goose down duvets. We have over three dozen pillows in the house, from soft to firm, including goose down pillows. We even have a full body pillow.
Three of the bedrooms are upstairs; two are downstairs. The upstairs bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings and huge windows on two or three walls. There is tremendous natural lighting and fabulous cross breezes.
The master bedroom is huge, 27’ long, with a view over the pool, past the mountains and to the desert. It features a king sized bed, flatscreen TV, and two seating areas, one with a Corbusier pony lounge chair, the other with Wassily black leather chairs and a gorgeous thick glass coffee table. The master bedroom has its own private bath, with jacuzzi tub, granite counters and two sinks, and separate toilet area. The walk-in closet is big enough for a bed, and has two air mattresses.
One of the upstairs bedrooms is furnished as a children’s room, with a twin over full bunk bed and small red sofa. There is no TV in the children’s room. The children's bedroom overlooks the water feature in the front yard. The other upstairs bedroom has a queen bed, a flatscreen TV, and a unobstructed easterly view over the pool.
Downstairs, there are two bedrooms. The front bedroom has built-in cabinets, and a cozy window seat with fabulous cushions and pillows. Behind the queen bed, there is a custom designed, hand made head board that is nearly 8’ high. This front bedroom has a view of the water feature in the front of the house. The second downstairs bedroom backs onto the pool area, and has french doors that open onto the pool area. For a cross breeze, it also has a large window to the right of the bed. It has a daybed that converts to a king and a flatscreen TV.
The house has a variety of amenities, incl. solar heated pool, jacuzzi, outdoor gas BBQ, gas fire pit, two water features, decent sized backyard, outdoor seating for 18, hammock chair, pool table, foosball table, many flatscreen TVs, free wifi, tons of books (children’s books, cook books, novels, biographies, etc.), board games, children’s toys, and beach toys (surf board, boogie boards, sand toys, etc.) We hope to have everything that you may want in a vacation home.
Location, Location, Location!!!!!
This property is convenient to everything. It is not in downtown La Jolla, where there is only one road, in and out, with lots of traffic.Read more
Luxurious Home w/ Pool & View, Great Location!! La Jolla, California
Additional Location Information
Great location!! Quiet neighborhood at the top of Mount Soledad, La Jolla. It is not in downtown La Jolla, which offers a few huge advantages, and a few disadvantages:
1. Our property is located at the top of Mount Soledad, so it is much more convenient than most areas of La Jolla. A couple mins drive and you are on I-5, which takes you anywhere. 10 mins in your car will get you to the San Diego zoo, a few beaches, Sea World, Balboa Park with tons of museums, downtown San Diego, the airport, Old Towne, Little Italy, the Convention Center, etc. This is a huge advantage over most areas of La Jolla, particularly the downtown and surrounding areas. There is only one road in/out of downtown La Jolla, and it gets tons of traffic. During rush hour and at any time during the summer, it can take over an hour to get from any highway to/from downtown La Jolla.
2. Unlimited parking. 4 small cars can fit in the driveway, and there is unlimited parking on the street. Even in the winter, it is difficult to find parking in most areas of La Jolla.
3. While you cannot walk to any restaurants or shops, you will be able to sleep soundly without any noise from bars or similar.
4. Nice quiet family neighborhood. Very safe for young children.
5. There is very limited public transportation. But this is true of most of the west coast. You will need a car.
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Last updated on April 20, 2014
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Left on 12/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Amanda P.
Great view, Great house, Great owners. The owner's daughter babysat for my 6 months, 2, and 5 year old. The kids loved her. If I ever come back to La Jolla I will be staying here again.
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