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Casa Colibri- Stunning Views, Saltwater Pool & Spa
Welcome to our picturesque 2-acre lot home, where you will experience complete privacy, tranquility, and stunning views in a spectacular, resort-style, 4 bedroom home. We have spared no expense to accommodate your every need, from a gorgeous lush landscape that welcomes you, complete with a waterfall and koi pond, and the ultimate outdoor entertainment space, with a built-in BBQ, firepit, pizza oven, and salt water pool and spa, to the heated Saltillo tiled bathroom floors and towel warmers in each en-suite bathroom, you’ll experience every comfort of luxury living, with the convenience of home. Situated behind a gated entryway, at the end of a cul-de-sac, in the very private and charming equestrian neighborhood, you will enjoy west facing views, magical breezes from the Pacific Ocean, and picture perfect sunsets in this Spanish Hacienda style home, with thoughtful and eclectic Mediterranean and rustic touches throughout BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with spa-steam shower • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo Additional Bedding • Upstairs Master Loft: Twin - Pull Out Bed in oversized chair • Upstairs Playroom/Loft : Queen size sofa bed, Double Fold down couch, 2 Blow up mattresses INDOOR AMENITIES • 4 comfortable bedrooms, with 100% cotton, percale and linen bedding, and featuring ensuite bathrooms with heated Saltillo tiled floors, towel warmers, and bidet toilets • All Bedrooms Ensuite with Tub & Shower • Luxurious steam spa in Master, with essential oils provided for an elevated experience • Gourmet kitchen, with plenty of space for food prep and every cooking need accounted for, including instant hot water, reverse osmosis mineral enhanced water, and a Keurig coffee maker, with coffee and tea selections • Instant Hot Water for Tea, Oatmeal, Noodles [Insinkerator] + Reverse Osmosis Mineral Enhanced Water • Soft Water with Carbon Filter throughout the home • Large dining table, with seating for 8-10, and dishes and linen to make your meals feel extra special • Fabulous living room, with plenty of comfortable seating, for when you need to bring the party inside • An indoor bar area, and dedicated ice maker, with a great vibe and seating for 3 • Game Room/Loft area, with Ping Pong/Air Hockey table, Foosbal, and an old school Dual Player Ms. Pac Man game console(!), not to mention a great selection of board/card games • Washer and dryer, with laundry essentials, to keep things fresh for extended stays OUTDOOR AMENITIES • Gated private entrance, with lush landscaping and lighting to make evenings feel even more magical • 2 acres with 360 views, fruit trees (feel free to enjoy fresh lemons, apples, oranges, avocados and more–in season, of course) • Salt water pool, with waterfall feature, and saltwater hot tub, with plenty of lounge chairs and outdoor seating • Gas powered outdoor fire pit, to be enjoyed with the flip of a switch • Outdoor fridge, authentic pizza oven, and Gas Viking BBQ, for the ultimate in outdoor grilling and entertaining • Outdoor alfresco dining space, with sun shade for your comfort • Outdoor Speakers - 3 Speakers ‘Zones’ inside/outside the home - download the Sonos app or connect through Spotify and enjoy! • Hammock & sand beach area, for the young ones–and the young at heart • Outdoor ping pong table, for funsies • Koi Pond • Note: This part of San Diego has light restrictions so you can fully appreciate the night sky SERVICES INCLUDED • Light cleaning - Monday & Tuesday [Cleaners will arrive (approximately 3-5pm) to empty garbage cans inside the home, take cans to curb/bring back onto property, freshen up the home with light cleaning (may include dusting, mopping, dishes, beds, laundry, pool area etc.. as needed)] SERVICES AT EXTRA COST • Massage • Sound Healing • Jewelry Making classes • Tie Dye classes • Paint & Sip & More [please inquire]
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Villa in La Jolla
Modern Escape
Located in a peaceful residential area close to all La Jolla beaches, you’ll enjoy one of the city’s premier luxury properties. Modern Escape is a contemporary, four-bedroom villa, plus a dedicated office that offers a strong connection between the indoor and the charming Californian outdoor. The entrance through a glass door gives on a large, uncluttered living space fit for entertaining that opens up to a private backyard with a large pool, hot tub, fire pit and terrace. Multiple outdoor sitting areas, equipped with patio heaters and a BBQ will allow for plenty of open-air entertainment and a pleasant outdoor dining experience. The six lounge chairs overlooking the pool are perfect for sunbathing while enjoying a book, listening to your favorite music, or simply relaxing while your children have good time. The hammock located on the upper grass-terrace will be a prime spot for a soothing “siesta” during the hottest hours of the day or even at night for some stargazing in the backyard. This spacious 3,460 square feet newly built architectural residence truly offers a unique experience. It combines close proximity to everything you'd want to visit; the beaches, downtown, museums, numerous art galleries and artist studios, recreational facilities and great shopping, with the tranquility of a residential area. Five minutes away from La Jolla Shores, Windansea beach or Pacific Beach. This modern house is also just twenty minutes away from many easy day trips: Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Legoland. Not to mention the infamous Torrey Pines Golf Course just ten minutes away. Modern Escape is ideally located to enjoy the ultimate Southern California living experience. Everyone who comes here loves it! Just look at the pictures and start dreaming! Your southern California family escape or retreat with friends will undoubtedly be charming and memorable. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone steam shower & bathtub • Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, Twin size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, one twin bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo • Bedroom 4: Double bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower • Additional Bedding: Sleeper sofa FEATURES & AMENITIES • More under “What this place offers” below Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Activities and excursions • Daily pool heating fee • Additional housekeeping • More under “Add-on services” below
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Villa in Escondido
Rancho Sante Fe Private Resort
Experience a legendary Escondido getaway with this innovative property, which offers all the fun of a resort at a private home. A playground for adults and kids alike, the pirate ship pool, home theater, and tennis court are among the home’s features, plus great indoor comfort, spacious bedrooms, and eye-catching hilltop view. Excellent golf, wild trailheads and beach access are all close by. Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1- Primary: King size bed, Twin size day bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower & bathtub, Dual vanity, Television, Walk-in closet, Access to the terrace • Bedroom 2 - Primary: 2 Queen size beds, Queen size sofa bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Television • Bedroom 3: Queen size bed, Twin size bed, Jack and Jill bathroom shared with bedroom 4, Rain shower/bathtub combo, Dual vanity, Access to children's media room • Bedroom 4: King size bed, Twin size bunk bed, Jack and Jill bathroom shared with bedroom 3, Rain shower/bathtub combo, Dual vanity, Walk-in closet, Access to children's media room • Bedroom 5: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Walk-in closet, Television Guest House: • Bedroom 6: Queen size bed, Access to shared hallway bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Air conditioning • Bedroom 7: King size bed, Access to shared hallway bathroom with shower/bathtub combo, Air conditioning Additional Bedding: • Theater: Queen size sofa bed, Shared bathroom access • Guest house living room: Queen size sofa bed, Shared bathroom access FEATURES & AMENITIES • Home theater • Shuffleboard • More under “What this place offers” below OUTDOOR FEATURES • Terrace • Outdoor living area • Trampoline • Putting green • Tesla charging station
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All about La Jolla, San Diego

Planning a La Jolla vacation? We’re here to help!

As far as beach towns go, you can’t do much better than La Jolla, a chic seaside community perched on a picturesque bluff a few miles north of San Diego. You get that same bright Cali sunshine and the same laidback lifestyle but in a more bitesize package. The center of town is easily walkable which means you can stroll down to the beach (or even better, stay right on the beach) instead of loading up your car and sitting in traffic. There are restaurants a-plenty, wildlife for kids to spot and world-class golfing just a stone’s throw away. All, this and beautiful beaches with excellent surf make La Jolla the kind of vacation spot that you return to year after year.

A day in town

With several excellent fine art galleries in town, a morning spent browsing for a unique painting to take home as a La Jolla souvenir is time well spent. Most of the galleries are centered along Prospect Street which also glimpses of blue ocean in between buildings. You’ll find photography at Aaron Goulding, contemporary art at the Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, and wildlife paintings and photos at the National Geographic gallery. There’s also the bigger San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, found just along the seafront.

When you feel like a break from your cultural excursion, drop into one of the charming coffee shops for an iced coffee and a little something sweet. There’s great shopping to be found on Prospect and surrounding streets too, everything from Cartier jewelry to small fashion boutiques showcasing unusual clothing lines.

For lunch, George’s at the Cove is a California Modern bistro that’s a favorite with locals. The downstairs room with floor-to-ceiling windows is ideal for lunch, while sunset cocktails take place at Level 2 (one floor up), with an unbeatable sunset view.

A day on the golf course

If you like a round of golf while on vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Torrey Pines, one of the most well-loved public golf courses in the US, is just 6 miles outside of La Jolla. It has been a permanent spot on the PGA Tour since the 1960s and is famous for its spectacular cliffside views. It also plays host to the World Juniors competition. Boasting two 18-hole courses (known as the North and South courses), for many golfers, it’s a real bucket list spot. The club is public, owned by the city of San Diego, and to keep it that way they hand out tee times on a first-come, first served basis. Non-residents can apply online for tee times up to three days in advance. Your Luxury Retreats concierge can help with organizing tee times and equipment rental.

Learn how to surf

Look out of your window early any morning in La Jolla and you’re likely to be confronted with a view of wetsuited locals striding down to the water’s edge, surfboard in hand. For many SoCal residents, surfing is more than just a hobby – it’s a way of life. La Jolla Shores is a great beach for beginners looking for their first taste of the sport – the break here is a consistent and non-threatening, making it easy to get your sea legs. Luxury Retreats can organize experienced surf instructors to help you ride those first few waves.

If you’re a more experienced surfer, Black’s Beach is considered one of San Diego’s best breaks by those in the know. The beach is only accessible on foot so you’ll have to carry all your gear with you, but with the right conditions, the waves are totally worth it.

Exploring La Jolla with kids

If you’re traveling with your children, there are plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities in town to keep kids entertained. Children of all ages will love seeing the seals that lounge on Children’s pool beach. Created in the 1930s to create a safe cove for kids to swim in, the beach has been somewhat taken over by seals, who come in large numbers daily to loll around on the sand in a way that many children find very amusing. If you visit, remember not to approach the seals directly – the animals are best enjoyed from a respectful distance.

If you have teenagers, take them to snorkel at the Underwater Park, just off La Jolla Shores beach. In summer the area is home to shoals of leopard sharks, and swimming alongside them is quite unforgettable.

Another great kids adventure is walking down the rickety wooden staircase inside a stone tunnel to the Sunny Jim Sea Cave, which wouldn’t look out of place in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie. There’s a resident sea lion population nearby that you can watch from inside the cave. To find the staircase, head into The Cave souvenir store on Coast Boulevard.

Experience the luxury of our La Jolla vacation rentals

Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot or a home right on the beachfront, we’ve got some great options in La Jolla.

Beachfront rentals

For many, a trip to California is not complete without staying right on the beach. Choosing a La Jolla beachfront rental means waking up just steps away from the ocean – ideal for keen surfers or those traveling in groups who might have different activities on the agenda. Our beachfront homes sleep up to 20 people, and are spacious, stylish and come with all the modern amenities you expect to have at home. Good up some fresh fish tacos on the BBQ, then serve them outside as you watch the sunset over the water, or take your morning coffee for a stroll along the sand, then refresh yourself with a dip in your private pool before heading into town for some window shopping.

Planning a honeymoon in La Jolla

For a wedding destination that your entire extended family will enjoy, La Jolla is hard to beat. There are incredible venues for the actual ceremony and reception – such as the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art – and plenty of cozy spots for morning-after brunch. When your guests have left and it’s just the two of you, you’ll be very glad you chose a La Jolla honeymoon . Our chic two-bedroom villas have sea views, beach access, and plenty of privacy.

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