Are you looking for a La Jolla vacation rental? Then you have come to the right spot. As a San Diego local, I know La Jolla very well and have curated a list of amazing vacation rentals in La Jolla that are in a great location, affordable, or splurge-worthy (depending on your travel style), and absolutely gorgeous. Let’s plan your trip to La Jolla, starting with these stunning vacation rentals in La Jolla.
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Vacation Rentals La Jolla – Splurge-Worthy
These splurge-worthy vacation rentals in La Jolla are close to shopping and restaurants and are within walking distance to La Jolla Village, La Jolla Cove, or La Jolla Shores.
These are some of the top-rated vacation rentals in La Jolla, from cute beach houses with stunning ocean views to cute apartments in the heart of La Jolla. Don’t miss out on these amazing La Jolla vacation rentals.
Here are our top 3 splurge-worthy La Jolla vacation rentals for a romantic getaway.
Historic La Jolla Cottage – Fully upgraded and in the heart of The Village
Enjoy the upscale beach town vibe This colorful craftsman cottage will put a smile on your face as soon as you step inside. The 1 bed 1 bath cottage is centrally located with easy walkable access to the La Jolla Tide Pools and La Jolla Village with all its restaurants and shops. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Mike A. from October 2020:
“The location, the amenities and extra personal touch of the Preseco was wonderful. Access to the beach, restaurants & Shops outstanding.”
Oceanfront Cottage, World Class Views & Jacuzzi
This beach-front property is truly worth the splurge. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, you have enough place to spread out, but with this location, you probably won’t spend much time inside. The views from the patio are absolutely mesmerizing. Just imagine, sitting there, with a nice glass of wine, or a cold beer, or even a cup of tea, watching the sunset as you hear the crashing of the waves. Pure bliss! Check for prices and availability here>>
Review by William Y. June 2020:
“Excellent home with the most amazing view of the Pacific!
Everything you need and the absolute perfect beach spot to relax with ocean sounds and breeze.
You’ll feel transported back in time sitting on the front porch, surrounded by a white picket fence…enjoy that beautiful La Jolla coast.”
Elegant Oceanfront Home in La Jolla Village w/ Spa
Talk about luxury. This elegant oceanfront home is directly on the beach and offers amazing ocean views. It is perfect for a little beach getaway. Located right between Children’s Pool Beach (the perfect spot to watch the sea lions) and La Jolla Cove, this is the perfect spot to enjoy your La Jolla getaway. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Jacqueline N. May 2020:
“Clean, comfortable home, oceanfront, and location can’t be beat!! We very much enjoyed our stay here in La Jolla Cove. It was walking distance to the beach and all the shops and restaurants. Loved sitting upstairs with the window open and watching the waves and all the sea life. The place was fully equipped with everything we needed too. ThIs was the perfect beach getaway and we hope to be back soon!”
La Jolla Family-Friendly Vacation Rentals
La Jolla is a great family vacation spot. You got amazing beaches, parks for playing and hiking, outdoor activities like kayaking, and more. And then there are all the things to do in San Diego that are family-friendly, including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, the USS Midway or the Maritime Museum, and much more. You could keep yourself and the kids entertained for weeks here.
Now all you have to do is find some family-friendly vacation rentals in La Jolla and you are good to go. The vacation homes we selected are single-family homes with a yard, a minimum of 2 bedrooms, and lots of room to spread out as a family.
Here are our top 3 family-friendly La Jolla vacation rentals for a perfect family vacation:
Updated La Jolla Shores home w/ ocean view, hot tub, patio, & gas grill!
Just across the street from La Jolla shores, this amazing 3 bedrooms 2 bathroom house is perfect for your family getaway. The outdoor space is perfect if you plan some fun family nights, BBQs, and relaxing nights in the hot tub after your fun adventures during the day. Just look at that gorgeous home! Check for prices and availability here>>
Review by Amy K. September 2020:
“This is our second time staying here. We were not disappointed selecting this place again. Perfect location, lots of room to hang out with our children. We hope to stay there again.”
Brand New Beach House – Walk to Ocean
This 3 story home features 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is perfect if your family wants the amenities and space of the suburbs but within walking distance to La Jolla Shores, as well as shops and restaurants. This place is right in the heart of La Jolla Shores and within walking distance to multiple beaches and attractions. The kitchen is fully equipped to whip up a meal for a crowd. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Kara E. December 2020:
“This vacation rental is spectacular, just like advertised it’s all new. I loved how beautifully decorated it was and asked the host who decorated it! Convenient market and coffee shop just 1 block away and easy walk to La Jolla Shores beach (I recommend kayak rental to La Jolla Cove). Can’t say enough positive things!!!”
VIEWS VIEWS! Completely Refurbished Ocean Front Penthouse
This stunning penthouse has views that make you feel like you are onboard a cruise ship – all you see is water in front of you. This large 3 bedroom, 3 bath apartment on the top floor (no elevator) has everything you might want or need to relax. Only downside: It doesn’t have a yard, but since it literally separated from the sand by nothing but a bike path, who needs a yard anyway. Check for prices and availability here>>
Review by Sharon W. November 2020:
“Had a fabulous time at this well-appointed, beautiful, clean condo right on the beach. Much enjoyed watching the surfers all day from our balcony. Safe for kids, perfect cute little bedroom for them. 3br and everyone had their own bathroom which was super nice. Great kitchen with everything we needed. Great location with plenty to see and do.”
Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in La Jolla
Taking your fur friend on vacation? Finding a pet-friendly hotel or vacation rental is not always easy, so we made a list of the best pet-friendly vacation rentals in La Jolla that allow you to bring your pooch on your getaway.
Here are our top 3 pet-friendly La Jolla vacation rentals for a perfect for your vacation that includes your fur baby:
La Jolla Cottage, cutest cottage at Windansea Beach!
Just steps away from picturesque Windandsea beach and within walking distance to the main attractions and restaurants in La Jolla, this spot is perfect for you and your pet. A spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with yard access is perfect. They also have 1 more small apartment on the property, which makes it perfect if you travel with a group or extended family. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Stephanie A. December 2018:
“Such a cute house, very clean and so close to the beach. This is the first time I’ve stayed in a house that provides every type of kitchen supplies. We were able to cook some meals and enjoyed our stay. It was pet friendly and a dog park up the street and the beach was about a 5-7 min walk. The patio was great with a grill. It was perfect for a quiet and relaxing vacation with the pups. Thank you.”
Ocean View ‘Tree House’ – 1 Block to the Beach
This spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath townhome is perfect for larger groups or families with pets. Windandsea beach is just one block away and the restaurants and shops in La Jolla Village are within easy walking distance as well. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Mara A. February 2021:
“Terrific stay. The unit was very much as pictured online. It was very clean when we arrived. The unit is pretty bright. Couch was quite comfortable. You can see a peek of the ocean from the dining room window. The enclosed deck is great for dinner outside – sheltered from the wind! The location can’t be beat – a block to the beach, short walk to a handful of restaurants and a decent (but manageable walk) to a few more. Can’t wait to come back.”
Gorgeous Zen Cottage with Ocean Views
Located right next to one of the top luxury resorts in La Jolla, this historic cottage has some of the most stunning views in La Jolla. This cottage offers two Master suites, perfect if you are traveling with kids or another couple. And of course, it is pet-friendly. You and your pooch will enjoy the views from the hot tub and the back patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Ricky B. on January 2021:
Home was very nice and comfortable with a great view. The location was central to everything in La Jolla. Highly recommend staying here.
Budget-friendly vacation homes in La Jolla
La Jolla is not really a budget-friendly destination, so if you are really on a tight budget, I recommend checking out one of the hostels in Ocean Beach or Downtown San Diego.
With that in mind, the budget-friendly vacations homes La Jolla including cleaning and service fees and taxes are still close to or upwards of $120+/night. Just a word of warning, so you don’t get sticker shock.
Here are our top 3 budget La Jolla vacation rentals for a perfect for your vacation that will not break the bank (too much):
Private “man cave/lady loft” in La Jolla home; A+ location!
This small studio casita shares a stunning backyard with the main house and features a pool and jacuzzi. Champagne taste on a beer budget is all I can say to that. This is perfect if you want a cute, simple place to stay and rather spend your money on other fun things while in La Jolla. Check for prices and availability here>>
Review by James G. August 2020:
“Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at this lovely property. Great communication with owner, just as advertised, lovely neighborhood if you are not familiar with the area. Pool and Jacuzzi were superb.”
Sea Glass Hideaway, Designer Studio, Dog Friendly, Private Patio and Parking!
This cute studio with a private patio gives you amazing value. The average price is just over $100/night and you are only 2.5 blocks from the beach. The location is great and you even have a small market nearby to stock up on food. The perfect budget find for La Jolla! Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Becca P. August 2020:
“My husband, our dog and I had a great stay in La Jolla! The studio has all the essentials for everything you need. A desk, which was great as we were working remote during our stay, everything needed to cook, bbq grill, outdoor patio table. It’s a small space, but well designed. You cannot beat the location, we walked to the beach every day as its only 3 blocks away! The bed is comfy and everything was clean when we arrived. Definitely recommend!”
Affordable La Jolla Village Living
This 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment gives you amazing value for just about $113/night+tax (average). The location is absolutely perfect. You are right in the heart of La Jolla Village. Sounds pretty perfect, right. A short walk to the beach and to La Jolla makes this vacation rental perfect for car-less travelers. Check for availability and prices here>>
Review by Anonymous August 2017:
“Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Bella Capri in La Jolla. The location was excellent for us. We walked into town every day for breakfast or dinner, shopping and movies. We like to walk, so we loved learning our way to dining and local sights. Many good restaurants were right out our front door. The few times we drove, we were close to everything. The unit was very comfortable, with lots of room to spread out. It had plenty of space. It had two nice flat screen TVs. There was a learning curve for them, but we managed well. It was nice having a washer and dryer in the unit. We were near a grocery store and a pharmacy, which was really convenient. I think this rental was perfect for us for walking, sightseeing, shopping, and other entertainment. We are considering renting it again. Nicole, the rental agent, was most helpful.”
No matter what your travel style or budget, these vacation rentals in La Jolla are a great choice for your next trip to Southern California.
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Last Updated on April 15, 2023 by Maria Haase
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