Excellent

3 reviews

1 / 29 As soon as you arrive, you\'ll know this is going to be a great vacation.

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Overview

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
6
Sleeps:
14
Type:
House
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

-- WE ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR SUMMER 2017 --

About the Home

The Sunset Lodge is a gracious 6,000 square foot, recently built home in La Jolla California. The house was custom built from the ground up in 2010 with attention to detail and thoughtfulness throughout. It features 2 living areas, 9ft ceilings, lots of bright sunny windows so you can enjoy the Ocean Views from almost every room, a HUGE Chef's kitchen with walk in pantry, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a 2,000 square foot game room complete with Air Hockey table, Ping Pong table and a spinning Disco Ball. There are 3 outdoor deck/patios with Ocean Views, kid's Play Structure, large grassy, fully enclosed yard, plus outdoor hot/cold shower. The home sits right on the La Jolla bike path that runs from Birdrock to Windansea, making getting out for a run or a family bike ride as easy as stepping out the front door. World famous Windansea beach and the shops and restaurants of Birdrock are just a few blocks walk away. Everything is provided including linens, beach towels/toys and bicycles. Our professional concierge service is available to you 24 hours a day.

Kitchen & Dining

The huge kitchen with granite counters includes a large farmhouse sink, large center island with seating and second sink, Bosch five burner cooktop, Bosch double oven, two full size refrigerators, a Bosch dishwasher, walk in pantry, plus computer work station with cat 5 cable and wireless internet connections.

The dining room is open to the kitchen and living room, plus offers French doors that open up to the backyard patio area and ocean views. The dining table offers seating for the entire group and is a great place for family dinners.

Relaxing

The tranquil first floor living room includes 3 overstuffed couches with ottomans, working gas fireplace and gorgeous sunset views. Its part of the huge open space design that includes the dining area and kitchen. At the top of the stairs on the second floor is a family room with two couches, an ottoman, a 55 inch flat screen television, double French doors that open up to the large second level patio with dining area and ocean views.

Sleeping

At the top of the stairs adjacent to the family room is the large master bedroom (king-size bed) with windows facing the sunrise and sunset with en suite master bath including two person jetted bath tub, separate walk in shower with dual showerheads, and a dual vanity. Down the hall, opposite the master bedroom, are three additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The first and third bedrooms have a queen bed; the second bedroom has a full bed and a twin. Each bedroom includes a large mirrored closet, and French doors leading out to the ocean view deck.

Back on the first floor, a second master suite holds a Queen bed, television, private bathroom, walk in closet, and French doors that open up to a separate and private outdoor patio with bistro set. In all, there are 5 large bedrooms in the Sunset Lodge, four full baths, and two half baths.

Playing

The large grassy yard has a playstructure and plenty of space for fun. Two upper level decks provide large amounts of additional space to sit, dine, and enjoy the ocean views and sunsets. The 2,000 square foot basement level of the home is one large open space that is the perfect game room and play area for kids of all ages. This room includes Air Hockey table, Ping Pong table, dress-up area with costumes, hats and play clothes, a large assortment of toy, books, cars, games and a spinning Disco Ball with strobe light for dance parties and more. There are also two couches, a television where you can hook up your game system with room to move and dance if you have a Wii. This room can be provisioned with extra beds for large groups and also has a half bath. The kids can have a great time in the playroom while you enjoy a peaceful and quiet dinner upstairs.

High speed Internet access is available in several locations as well as wireless connections. In addition, there are four televisions with cable channels and DVD players. bring your portable music/MP3 players to plug into the multiple room sound system.

A roof top deck with 180 degree ocean views from Point Loma to the mountains north of Los Angeles completes the outdoor living space. The Sunset Lodge is adjacent to the La Jolla Bike Path, a 3-mile dirt used by runners and bike riders daily

Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 5 Twin Beds

About the area

The Sunset Lodge is located at the boundary between three classic La Jolla neighborhoods. We have Bird Rock to the South, the Lower Hermosa area to the West, and the Beach Barber Tract to the North. This provides our guests with perfect opportunities to explore in all directions. A few blocks to the south are the coffee shops, stores, and restaurants of Bird Rock. To the North there are some of La Jolla's best quick bites. The ocean and world famous Windansea beach lie just to the west, a 5 block walk. The La Jolla bike path runs past the back gate, providing a car free route to the north and south for walking, running, or biking. Despite being close to so much, our neighborhood is a quiet one, full of beautiful homes and many families. During the summer, kids are often playing on our street up and down the blocks through Bird Rock. One mile to the North lies the village of La Jolla where you will find world class dining, shopping and, of course, the famous La Jolla Cove and its seal lion colony. While Windansea beach lives up to its reputation as an amazing place to view the sites, enjoy the ocean, and enjoy sun filled days, 2 miles to the North is the La Jolla Shores beach with ample parking and its beautiful seaside park, and 2 miles to the south is Pacific Beach with its younger crowd, beach volleyball, and fun nightlife.

Owner profile

Devin B

Amenities

Features

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Bikes
  • Cycling Trips
  • Games room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“Space For Both Family Time Together & Private Time”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2016

Fourteen of our family get together every summer, now ages 12-80's. I take the lead on finding a location near a beach. Sunset Lodge lived up to everything Devin listed for the property. We would love to stay there again next summer. If you do stay at Sunset Lodge, please treat it well. It's rare to find a newer rental home and one so nice to stay in. Everyone liked the comfortable indoor spaces and the outdoor decks, to both get together for family time and to have some private time at the house. We used the four twin beds in the basement playroom, so everyone had a bed. There were plenty of bathrooms. The whole layout was great (no funky bedrooms accessed through another bedroom and no "sleeps 14" - if you expect half the people to sleep on the floor). My brother-in law liked that he didn't feel stacked on top of others. My mother-in-law was impressed that everyone could easily eat together at the dining room table. We cooked dinner almost every night for our crew, using a combination of the spacious kitchen and the backyard grill. The walk to the closest beach is more like 10-15 minutes, not 5 minutes as some say. It's worth the walk. Our active family members used the bikes, boogie boards and beach towels provided. Very nice! As I write this review, I have a snapshot in my head of my view as I stood in the great room one evening - of a grandpa and 19 year-old grandson talking together while sitting on a couch, an uncle and 14 year-old nephew lounging and talking on another nearby couch, adult siblings and their mother sitting together talking at the nearby dining room table and three cousins and a father/uncle talking while sitting together on couches on the nearby deck (with french doors open from the great room) - all at the same time. It looked like a staged scene in a movie, but the spaces allowed it to happen naturally. This happened repeatedly. Wow!

Owner's reply: It's wonderful to hear that our efforts to provide the perfect, multi-generational, family vacation are paying off. Thank you!

“Great vacation home for families”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2015

My children and grand children just returned from our special time in this great vacation home. The location is in walking distance to the beach and a few minutes to La Jolla. We are all from San Diego and expect to stay in the same comfort as in our homes or better. Sunset Lodge was exactly as described, perfect for a large family and ideal with children. We could choose having our own space, or being together as a family.in the great family room/kitchen, sitting around a large table or relaxing on the sitting groups in our outside. The children loved the play room. We didn't cook, instead we catered in from the nearby restaurants but the kitchen has everything cooks would like to have. Also, the house is so nice quiet, no traffic noise, and from the second and third balcony is ocean view. I can only recommend this vacation home.

“Great vacation!”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2015

Perfect property for a single or multi-family vacation with lots of room. Did not feel you were in anyone's way and had enough space to spread out. Outside view and activity areas were a big bonus! Our family loved the house and immensely enjoyed our vacation!

Owner's reply: Glad to hear it! We aim to please at the Sunset Lodge!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Fantastic home. Well stocked. Immaculately clean. House exactly as pictured and described. Great layout for multiple families (i.e. all rooms not on top of one another). Basement and yard are heaven for little kids. [Staff] was extremely responsive whenever any minor issues came up. Great rental, will definitely do again next time we are in S.D."

- D.A. , New York, New York

"Dear Sunset Lodge, You are my ultimate dream future home. I really enjoyed my stay here. It really felt like home and more. It pretty much gave me the warm and fuzzies. My favorite part of the house was the Master Bedroom and the two shower heads in the bathroom - really cool. Thank you for having me, it was an amazing stay and I hope to return again one day!"

- Emily , Australia

"Everything was clean. The location was fantastic. We really liked being in a residential neighborhood. The beaches within walking distance were lovely. It was a really nice place to stay - perfect for big families.

- Susan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Fantastic cleaning job! House was spotless. Great house! Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to San Diego. Perfect for families with young kids! Staff was very responsive to any of the minor issues that popped up."

- Scott, New York

"We spent a week here and enjoyed it very much. The house has everything we needed to feel like we were staying at a home rather than a hotel. Located so close to everything but in such a quiet spot. Our kids LOVED playing on the bike path and in the yard. Thank you!"

- Jennifer K, Josh, Tim, Julie, Sarah, Megan, Katie, Mike, and Rosey , Tucson, Arizona