La Jolla Vacation Rental Cottage

Casa de las Olas - Historic beach cottage in the heart of the Village

  4 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 full bathrooms
  550 sq. ft.

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Managing Partner:
Bluewater Vacation Homes

Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed



  • Quaint beach cottage in the heart of La Jolla
  • Ocean views
  • Perfect for a couple or small family
  • Only one block from the beach
  • Walking distance to La Jolla Cove
  • Parking pass available in the Summer


  • Stairs required to access home
  • Only street parking available (parking pass in summer)
  • Equipped with air conditioning
  • Not equipped with a dishwasher
  • Smoking and Pets not permitted
  • Guest age requirement is 25+ unless accompanied by parents
  • Parties, excess noise or violating maximum occupancy will result in eviction
  • Please see the Notes section below for more information

Please note: A government-issued ID and the credit card used at booking must be presented at check-in. There is a $500 security deposit due at booking. The deposit can be withheld for violation of any of the terms and conditions, specifically the terms related to our noise and good neighbor policy. See our rental terms and conditions for further details.


Forget the rest, you've found the best! Very rare historic La Jolla Beach Cottage in an incredible location. Wonderful ocean views await and the beach is just steps away from this beautifully finished vacation home. The home is on Ocean Lane between Coast Boulevard and Prospect Street, right in the very heart of the Village of La Jolla.

Step inside this 1930's era beach cottage and prepare to be impressed. Some of the highlights include hardwood flooring, a wood-finished cathedral ceiling offset by remote-controlled skylights that open for a sunroof effect. Bay windows offer dramatic ocean views from the living room, dining area and master suite. Off the master suite is the bathroom with shower  The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cookware, appliances and dishes needed to prepare your favorite delicious meals, along with plenty of counter space and a period-inspired Northstar refrigerator and Convection oven. In the living room there is a gas fireplace to warm the evenings along with a comfy couch where you can relax and watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen HDTV, included with HBO.

Or if you'd like to spend a lazy day in bed, you have the choice to watch a show on the flat–screen in the master or be relaxed by the ocean views!

Guests at Casa de las Olas can take a brief stroll down to the ocean and La Jolla Cove. Extraordinarily beautiful, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed shorelines in Southern California. Because it is a protected Ecological Reserve, marine wildlife abounds. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet, making it a very popular spot for Scuba, snorkeling and kayaking.

Shopping in La Jolla tends toward the unusual and upscale; designer fashions, expensive jewelry, ethnic artifacts, priceless antiques, oriental rugs and exotic cars. Prospect Street is the spot for fine-dining, including many five-star options perched overlooking the ocean. The most popular offerings are fresh seafood and Mexican cuisine, but you can find anything from scrambled eggs to sushi among the many and varied eateries throughout La Jolla. Ask your Bluewater Concierge for suggestions. We'll find just the right place for your palette!

With its spectacular coastline, temperate climate and dramatic views, it's no wonder that La Jolla was one of the first San Diego neighborhoods to be settled, and has since become home to some of the most prized and expensive real estate in the nation. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla has a Mediterranean feel and enjoys a unique microclimate which rarely drops below 50 degrees or exceeds 90 degrees. We welcome you to experience all that La Jolla has to offer and be our guest at Casa de las Olas.

We have another cottage, Casa del Sol, in the same location in case you have more in your group. Call the Bluewater Vacation Homes team for help finding the perfect home for your group or for assistance planning your vacation to San Diego. Once you arrive, our guest services team is available 24/7 to ensure you have an exceptional experience.


Layout and Configuration

Sleeps a maximum of 4

Ground Level
  • Stairs lead up from the street to patio and front door
  • Open floor plan: main living area, kitchen, and dining area
  • Living room with pull out queen sofa bed (sleeps 2), flat-screen HDTV, bay window with water views, and remote-controlled skylights
  • Dining area with seating for 4
  • Full kitchen with breakfast bar seating for 2, vintage-style appliances, washer and dryer, and access to back patio
  • Bedroom 1 (master): queen bed (sleeps 2), with flat-screen HDTV, bay window with water views, and en suite bathroom with shower

Complimentary Amenities

  • Ready-made beds with freshly laundered linens
  • 1 bath towel, hand towel and washcloth per guest
  • 1 beach towel per guest
  • Kitchen sponge, hand soap, dish soap and dishwasher soap
  • 2 rolls of paper towels
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Bathroom starter kit (per bath): hotel-style set of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath soap
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom
  • Gas for BBQ grill (pot belly stove)
  • Laundry detergent

General Household Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • HDTV with expanded cable and HBO included
  • Equipped with air conditioning
  • Box fans for bedrooms
  • Stacked in-home washer and dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Gas BBQ grill

Please note: Bikes, beach chairs and toys are not included. Check out our partners for discounts on bike and beach rentals.

Kitchen Amenities

  • Refrigerator, oven/stovetop, microwave, water filtration system
  • Toaster oven, blender and coffee maker
  • Cookware, dishes, cups, mugs and utensils
  • BBQ grill utensils

Please note: Baggies, aluminum foil, etc. are not supplied.


  • Limited additional street parking.
  • Parking pass available in the summer months


La Jolla

La Jolla – known as “the Jewel of San Diego” – is one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Southern California. Featuring a mild climate, breathtaking views and spectacular scenery, it’s well-known for surfing and popular family beaches perfect for a relaxing vacation. You’ll immediately feel like a local as La Jolla’s quaint cafés, restaurants and corner shops welcome you!

Only steps away from The Village – a bustling business district offering world class dining, one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, jewelry shops and romantic, old world hotels. The surrounding residential community is a charming mix of turn-of-the-century Spanish architecture, eccentric modern designs and everything in-between.

Catch some waves on a surfboard in Windansea Beach or head north to La Jolla Shores offering plenty of water activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling and scuba diving along with guided kayak tours of the sea cliffs and caves at La Jolla Cove.

Things to Do in La Jolla
La Jolla Restaurants

Distance to Popular San Diego Attractions

Approximate driving distance

  • Balboa Park and Museums: 13 miles
  • Belmont Park: 6 miles
  • Gaslamp Quarter/Downtown San Diego: 14 miles
  • La Jolla Cove: 0.2 miles
  • LEGOLAND® California Resort: 26 miles
  • Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial: 3 miles
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park: 10 miles
  • San Diego Zoo®: 16 miles
  • San Diego Zoo® Safari Park: 32 miles
  • SeaWorld® San Diego: 8 miles
  • Seaport Village: 13 miles
  • Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: 7 miles
  • USS Midway Museum: 14 miles


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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Low Season $195     3
Mid Season $225     3
Peak Season $285     3
Holiday Season $250     3


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Reviewed: Oct 11, 2013
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2013
Property Manager
Review #6760429 Perfect Stay in Wonderful Cottage - The service with Bluewater Vacations was very good and check in was easy. Parking was diffucult on somedays however we always found a place close by. Cottage was just as pictures describe. Was just big enough for my wife and I will all the amenities one would need. The house was hot when we arrived but once we could open up all windows it cooled down and stayed pretty cool. You should note the bathroom is very small, not one that 2 people can fit in at the same time. We were closer to the ocean than expected and a quick walk up the public stairway on the side of the house took you right to the middle of La Jollo and all the shops. I wouldn't stay here with more than 3 people and for 2 it was absolutely perfect. Whenever we come down to visit my son I will look to see if this place is available. Make sure you go to Cody's (half block away) and the Cottage for breakfast. They were the best in town.
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2013
Property Manager
This was a great location, so convenient to the smaller beaches as well as the larger one at Scripps. The amenities were top-notch, as well. I would love to come back again! The only thing we regretted was coming from East Coast time, making us wide awake at 5am and so sleepy in the evenings. :) Thank you to you and the rest of the Bluewater staff, for making our stay so relaxing, easy, and fun. -Mayumi Reviewed on: 08/05/13 for their stay in 07/2013
Reviewed: Feb 19, 2013
Property Manager
Wonderful beach cottage! We did not want to leave. Casa de las Olas was a fantastic size for our family of 3 and the view of the ocean was outstanding. The bathtub/shower with 2-way glass was a really great way to always take advantage of the ocean view. Cottage furnishings, amenities and decor are very well done. You cannot ask for a better location as the beach and La Jolla Cove shops are just one block in either direction. We would highly recommend this property to friends and plan to return. Bluewater vacations offered great vacation planning tips and do a nice job of keeping the cottage very clean. By Manfers from Bentonville, Arkansas on 2/15/2013 for a stay on 2/1/2013
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2013
Property Manager
We spent Thanksgiving weekend at Casa de las Olas. The location was fabulous--a short block one way to La Jolla Cove and a short block the other way to the heart of downtown La Jolla. The cottage was clean, comfortable, fully equipped and quiet. The Service from Bluewater Vacation Homes was excellent. They regularly followed up with reminders and local information. The only "problem" I had, being a Luddite, was trying to figure out how to operate the tv's and dvd players. An instruction sheet would be useful and appreciated
Reviewed: Dec 5, 2012
Property Manager
390541 - Casa de las Olas - La Jolla Vacation Rental This is a small, cozy, beautiful cottage with everything you need to spend a vacation.From the living room and the bedroom you can see the waves in the ocean. The decoration is very nice with details in every corner. The location is great, close enough from the beach, the park, restaurants, shopping... I recommend it for two adults and two small children or three adults at most because it has only one small bathroom. We only spent three nights and wanted to stay longer. I definitely plan to come back. Reviewed by: Edna from Guatemala, Central America Reviewed on: 12/04/2012 for their stay in 11/2012
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2012
Property Manager
Wow - Central Location and Clean, Charming Cottage. We enjoyed the privacy of the cottage with the lovely updated kitchen, spacious living/dining area and comfortable bed. The shower was dreamy and high tech. We just loved the location, close to the beach (yes, views) and all the shops and restaurants a block away. Excellent remodel for an old cottage. Parking was not a problem, and we rarely used our car, anyway. I would definitely return and thank the management company for the helpful binder with all the necessary information to enjoy the area. The only thing that would make it better is a swimming pool. But it wouldn't be so private or close to the action. By Rachel P from Seattle, Washington on 11/2/2012 for a stay in 10/1/2012
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2012
Property Manager
Review #5231334 A family of four - The pictures tell it all! This property was clean, comfortable and beautiful with a great view. The location was perfect, we could walk to all the shops and restaurants. We did have a car which we used everyday. Much to our surprise, we never had a hard time finding an on street parking spot. We highly recommend this cottage!
Reviewed: May 28, 2012
Property Manager
"Fabulous getaway" Review Submitted May 15, 2012 Date of Stay March 9, 2012 I stayed here for a relaxing romantic birthday getaway and it was so wonderful! The location and views were amazing. We started with mimosas in the cottage with ocean views, then walked up the back steps to downtown La Jolla to enjoy the shops and restaurants and treats! (the gelato at the gelateria frizzante is amazing) Later that afternoon we enjoyed a stroll along the coast... all without driving anywhere!! It was wonderful to have the cottage in the middle of everything to pop back into. It was so relaxing :) This cottage is absolutely adorable. I loved the bright fun appliances and everything was so clean and new. There was everything we needed and more! We laughed at our curiosity when we pressed the button over the bedside table, and the steam shower started! This place has it all! I would definitely stay here again and again!! It is phenomenal! - Krystal SD
Reviewed: May 7, 2012
Property Manager
Looking for a weekend away from Los Angeles stress, a friend and I set out to La Jolla to find haven near the water. We expected the 8001 Ocean Lane property to be the ideal getaway but had no idea it was going to be as marvelous as it was. The listing photos and description do not do justice to the serene and charming atmosphere of the place. It was brilliantly clean with all the necessary amenities and left us beaming with delight at the door, fearing that if we walked too far in it would end up being a dream. The surrounding area has a variety of shops, cafes, and attractions that are just blocks away making exploring easily accessible. Yet, even with the town center being just up the street, there is little rowdy foot or vehicle traffic around the cottage providing the perfect feeling of comfortable seclusion. The area and shops are incredibly welcoming, relaxing, and fun look for smiling servers and delicious treats at Cups cupcakery! I highly recommend the cottage to any friend


Please note: A government-issued ID and the credit card used at booking must be presented at check-in. Guest age requirement is 25+ unless children accompanied by parents. Parties, excess noise or violating maximum occupancy are prohibited and will result in immediate eviction with no refunds.


  • 50% down; all balances are due 30 days prior to arrival
  • City Occupancy Tax: 10.5%
  • Departure Cleaning: $160
  • Vacation Rental Damage Protection: $99
  • Refundable security deposit amount dependent on number of occupants and length of stay

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

Please note: We are unable to accommodate early check ins or late check outs during peak periods.

Frequently Asked Questions
Rental Terms and Conditions

Furnishings and amenities are subject to change. No refunds given for any reason unless manager deems the home to be uninhabitable. All occupants and use of home must be approved by management, and reservations may be declined or canceled at management’s discretion. All rates are subject to change until finalization of reservation.