#0542: USA, California

home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaGorgeous open plan space
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaBuilding - landscape
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaDining and kitchen
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaWell equipped kitchen
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaTV and surround sound
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaSunny balcony
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaSunny balcony
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaMaster suite
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaMaster bath
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaPrivate balcony off bedrooms
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaGuest bedroom
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaGuest bedroom
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaGuest bath
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaBuilding - entry
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaBuilding - pool
home exchange #0542: USA, CaliforniaLa Jolla Shores beach
home exchange #0542: USA, California
home exchange #0542: USA, California
home exchange #0542: USA, California

    Description

    Our vacation home: lovingly remodeled in 2008 with no expense spared. The 1400 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is a true luxury home, with the finest wood cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel kitchen appliances, large screen TV with a premium home theater system, beautiful custom tile work, blue granite countertops and soothing beach tone paint and color choices throughout. Original art and antiques true to the building's mid-century modern roots decorate the home. These include glamorous light fixtures, paintings on canvas, signed prints from the famed Torrey Pines golf course down the road, polished antique wood furniture with clean lines, and a stunning stainless steel four poster bed in the romantic master bedroom. Chrome barstools with clear seats line the kitchen island, where you or a personal chef can use the full array of spices and gourmet cookware to prepare a fine meal. The kitchen is fully stocked with cobalt blue dinnerware and unique serving pieces to serve large groups. (We have prepared Thanksgiving dinners and hosted Christmas parties here.)

    Sleeps nine: King bed in master bedroom, Queen bed and Twin trundle in second bedroom, two Double sofa beds in living room. Sofa beds are extremely comfortable with great back support and no springs to creak. Two accordion room dividers can be arranged around the sofa beds for privacy.

    Our home is a corner unit on the second floor with two large balconies that run the length of the unit, one glass enclosed and one open. The open balcony has racks for drying towels and beachwear. The home also has a washer and dryer. Fully stocked with laundry detergent, soap, shampoo, and a variety of cleaning products. Iron and ironing board. Luggage racks. Laundry baskets. Hair dryers. Magnifying mirrors. Fluffy white spa towels. His and hers robes in each bedroom. 1000 thread count fine linens on premium mattresses and pillows. Throws to keep you cozy in front of the TV. Leather recliner chairs. Digital piano. Board games, legos, children's books and toys. Dining table expands to seat 6-8, plus four barstools. Kids table seats four in kitchen. Fondue pot, ovenware, Riedel wine glasses, serving trays, tea sets, plastic kids plates, cups, sippers. Oils, salt, sugar, spices, coffee, cocoa, tea and condiments in fridge. Cable TV. Wireless broadband internet access. Printer. Collection of action and kids DVDs. Dozens of bestselling books for beach reading. Detached one car garage. Radio flyer wagon, stroller and beach toys in garage. Most children's items (high chair, crib, etc.) available on request.

    Our property is not rented out; only used by family and friends. 

    Our vacation home is even better equipped than our main home and we *love* spending time there. You will too!

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Our home is an easy walk away from the famed La Jolla Shores beach, with its shallow waves and miles of sand stretching out to Scripps pier. The beach has fire pits if you want to picnic there for dinner. Lifeguards are on duty at busy times. As you walk from our home to the beach along Avenida de La Playa, you will encounter little markets, fine restaurants, kayak, dive and surf shops. Note: Our home is located on a busy road, so you will hear traffic noise most hours, very muted with windows closed. This is not a quiet rural haven :)

    Downtown La Jolla is a mile away, and full of the finest shopping and dining. The town is truly a jewel, with its landscape reminiscent of the Amalfi coast of Italy. La Jolla hosts a wonderful year round farmer's market on Sundays. The La Jolla Playhouse puts on first quality stage productions. La Jolla has several other beaches including Windandsea, known for surfing, and a cove where hundreds of Harbor seals and their pups can be viewed. There is a world-class small aquarium at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla.

    Sea World is 8 miles away - see Shamu, the killer whale. Historic Old Town San Diego - experience authentic Mexican crafts, food and music. Downtown San Diego is 10 miles away, with its gaslamp quarter restaurants and human-powered rickshaws. Take a cruise on San Diego bay. Use the local trolley system. Hop over to Coronado Island on the jewel-like bridge. Visit the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park - maybe go on a night safari. Go to Legoland to play and see amazing miniature replicas of world landmarks. Visit the Carlsbad flower fields. Do a daytrip to Disneyland, only an hour away. Venture across to Mexico (be sure your auto insurance covers it, take your passport, and allow extra time for immigration checks on the drive back.)

    Please see http://www.yelp.com/list/my-la-jolla-neighborhood-la-jolla for a small list of restaurants and stores that's roughly ordered by distance from our condo (1-11 are an easy walk).

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double, 1 x 1 trundle

    living room 3: 2 x sofa bed

    Steel four poster bed in master bedroom. Queen sleigh bed and a twin trundle in second bedroom. Two extremely comfortable double sofa beds (solid back support and no creaky springs) in living room. There are two accordion room dividers you can arrange for privacy. 1000 thread count sheet sets on premium mattresses and pillows.

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet, pebble flooring

    Gorgeous tile work in bathrooms, premium bath fixtures with handheld massage spray, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, luxurious spa towels, robes, bath products.

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 12 to 30
    Standard rate of 12 credits per week applies during the cooler months. Note that La Jolla has great weather year round: the beach pictures on our listing were taken in January! Prime rate of 20 credits per week applies in June, July, August, Thanksgiving (Nov), Christmas, New Year weeks and during local holidays and special events. Premium rate of 30 credits per week applies during the following US holidays: Memorial Day (May), July 4, Labor Day (Sep) weeks and during special events at Torrey Pines golf course (see http://www.torreypinesgolfcourse.com and http://www.buickinvitational.com). Weekly stay is normally Saturday to Saturday, but other stays (minimum three nights) at owner's discretion and with prorated pricing.
    Cleaning included no
    $150 final cleaning fee. Additional cleaning during stay can be arranged at $20/hr. Cleaning fees payable directly to housekeeper.

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    No wheelchair access

    Gorgeous luxury condo, equipped to serve well-behaved children and their adults. Home is on 2nd floor. Access from garage involves ten steps with no ramp option. Elevator available from ground level, but three steps to elevator with no ramp option.

    Services

    Included - Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Laser Printer, Unlimited local and long-distance calls within US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and to land-lines in Italy, France, Spain, UK and Ireland.

    Housekeeper - $20/hr.

    Personal shopper/concierge - $25/hr.

    Chef - rates vary.

    Massage therapist - rates vary.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Fishing (15 minutes walk)

    Golf (5 minutes drive)

    Scuba diving (10 minutes walk)

    Tennis (5 minutes walk)

    Sailing (10 minutes walk)

    Water skiing (10 minutes walk)

    Snorkeling (10 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (5 minutes walk)

    Surfing (10 minutes walk)

    Windsurfing (10 minutes walk)

    Other

    Shops (2 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (5 minutes walk)

    Culture (5 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (2 minutes walk)

    Amusement Parks (8 minutes drive)

    Wildlife Viewing (8 minutes drive)

    Beach (10 minutes walk)

    Getting there

    San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the Amtrak rail station are both 11 miles away from our home. The Coast Starlight train provides an amazing journey to San Diego along the Pacific coast if you have time to spare - board it from Seattle, San Francisco or even Los Angeles.

    Luxury La Jolla Condo: walk to beach and dining, p...

    Glamorous mid-century decor and the finest amenities in La Jolla - "The Jewel" of Southern California. You won't want to leave!

    At a glance

    Property Apartment/Condo (vacation home)
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    Credits 12 to 30 per week
    Bedrooms 2
    Guests 9
    Min stay 3 days
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