With deluxe rooms in Southern California’s five-star resort hotels approaching $1,000 per night, ocean front rooms executive suites can typically reach $1,500 per night. I’ve been looking into luxury vacation home rentals, where you get a complete home for that same nightly budget. In beautiful La Jolla, I had a chance to stay at a beautiful four-bedroom, three-bath oceanfront property called The Sea Ridge House. It has what I think is the best ocean view in all of San Diego. The backyard of this house, which includes a patio, pool, jacuzzi and little beachfront surf viewing platform, overlooks a wide corner of La Jolla cove, offering an almost 180 degree view of the curving coastline. The house sits on the curve of the coastline in front of the surf break called Tourmaline. The best part is, you get all that space and luxury to yourself, with no other guests to share it with.
The Sea Ridge House
The home, which sleeps up to ten people comfortably, rents for $900 – $1,500 per night, depending on the season. This makes it a great option for those who want the space of a complete house, or those with a family for whom it makes economic sense over renting multiple hotel rooms.This is a real beachfront luxury home with all the amenities. There’s a full kitchen, dining room, the beautiful backyard and a full entertainment system. Visitors even get the use of a washer and dryer. It’s in a nice residential neighborhood.
La Jolla is a great little town to explore and has a business district with shops, restaurants and stores only minutes away. The house is about 10 miles from San Diego airport and 15 miles from downtown San Diego. It’s within about 20 minutes of the 5 freeway and I drove down from Los Angeles in about three hours.
Vacation home rental
This property owner uses the VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) which offers some protection for both parties. Insurance is mandatory and is offered as part of the rental process. Online booking is possible through the VRBO website. Luxury vacation home rentals like this really represent a good value for travelers seeking that high-end experience. This home offers a very central location in La Jolla, beautiful beautiful beachfront setting, with enough room to host ten people. Having a large, usable kitchen and a backyard BBQ can also add to the value if they are used to replace expensive restaurant meals.
Freddy Sherman is a world traveler and editor of the travel blog luxuryfred.com. You can follow him on Twitter -@luxuryfred and check out his travel photos on Instagram – @luxuryfred.
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