Luxury La Jolla OCEAN SUNSET Views!

House - Entire home/apt · Skylark Dr, San Diego, CA 92037, United States
Laura

Entertain friends and family in your Remodeled OCEAN VIEW La Jolla Vacation Home!

- Enjoy the ocean views of Pacific Beach, La Jolla sunsets and summer nightly SeaWorld fireworks!

- Close to the beaches, in La Jolla, over looking Pacific Beach, Bird Rock, near Soladad Mountain, restaurants, bars, kayaking, etc.

- Let the whole family play. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, One-Level, Open Concept, Entertainment pad with plenty of outdoor enclosed space and a game room/ (wo)man cave/gym! Sleeps 14.

- Enjoy the company and space. Approx. 2600 sq ft. including fitness and game room plus outdoor dinning, bar, gas bbq, gas fire pit, fireplace, three bars and sun lounge areas with views!

- Soak in views from main living areas with two DOUBLE French doors that slide all the way open from living room and main living areas of the house to enjoy the views from every room in the front of the house. (not just a roof top deck)

- Have a drink with friends on large patio wrap around the house patios (front and back) with glass surround fence and gas fire pit overlooking the Ocean VIEW

- Entertain in a place with hardwood floors, lots of exposed beams, granite, stainless steel, new appliances, Viking stove and oven.

- Cook up a storm in a kitchen with granite counter tops in gourmet stocked kitchen

- Soak in a bath or take a steam shower in two spa inspired large bathrooms, with soaking tub, steam shower, skylights, granite, glass tile

- BBQ or play ladder balls (backyard games) in backyard garden off master and main living areas via French doors

- Enjoy quite neighborhood with plenty of parking, grocery store and restaurants blocks away

- Enjoy sunsets, fireworks and friends via large living room with views & two glass rock fireplaces in living room and on the ocean view patio

- Save hotel and dining expense by cooking up your own meals and enjoy for hours via the dining areas:
- Dining room seats 9 = 6 at dining table + (email hidden)
- Backyard seats 4+ at dining table and (email hidden)
- Front patio seats 4 at dining table

Lounge outdoors, read a good book or just nap:
- Front view patio - 4 Adirondack chairs, two lounge chairs
- Back yard - two out door benches

- Take in a movie, catch up on your shows or enjoy sports via WiFi, wireless internet, Direct TV, hook ups for iPhone or MP3 player stereo music, no phone, three flat screen TVs in living room, master, and gym/game room.

- Workout in large fitness studio in in finished garage with roll up garage door for air and the view including treadmill, weights, bench, Pilates Total Gym, yoga ball, bands, etc.

- No need to bring all your sports equipment we've got a surf board, three boogie boards, fins, volleyballs, tennis rackets, balls, bike, etc.

- Newly top of the line remodel; see video but doesn't do the view justice! (website hidden)

Nearby beaches - closest beach, bike ride, blocks, less than a mile
· Wind n' Sea
· Bird Rock
· La Jolla Shores
· Pacific Beach
· Mission Beach
· Del Mar Beach

San Diego Attractions/Landmarks
· Torrey Pines Reserve Park
· Mt. Soledad
· Sea World - 5.2 miles
· Downtown San Diego
· Sports Arena
· Qualcomm Stadium
· La Jolla Farmer's Market
and more
Parking spaces
plenty of street parking...never a problem
Rental Feature
- Bonus/Rec room
- Breakfast bar
- Dining room
- Family room
- Den
- Walk-in closet
- Workshop
- Stainless Steel Bosch Dishwasher
- Dryer
- Freezer
- Garbage disposal
- New Large Microwave
- New Stainless Steel Ice Dispenser Refrigerator
- Stainless steel appliances
- Viking Stove/Oven
- New Washer
- View Patio and Back Enclosed Patio/Garden, Bar
- Fenced Enclosed Yard
- Garden, Lawn, Sprinkler System, Yard, Night Lights
- Central heat
- Double pane Anderson windows
- Direct TV with movie channels
- High-speed Wireless Internet
- Free and Plenty of Guest Parking
- Garage - Attached
- Off-street parking
- On-street parking
- Two Glass Fireplaces in living room and front patio to enjoy the view and nights
- Granite Kitchen and Bathrooms
- Hardwood floor (Tile Bathrooms)
- High Ceiling with Beams in almost every room
- Skylight over Claw foot Tub
- Barbecue Area in Backyard with Bar, Stainless Steel Gas Grill
- Fitness and Game Room in Double Car Garage with View

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Entertain friends and family in your Remodeled OCEAN VIEW La Jolla Vacation Home!

- Enjoy the ocean views of Pacific Beach, La Jolla sunsets and summer nightly SeaWorld fireworks!

- Close to the beaches, in La Jolla, over looking Pacific Beach, Bird Rock, near Soladad Mountain, restaurants, bars, kayaking, etc.

- Let the whole family play. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, One-Level, Open Concept, Entertainment pad with plenty of outdoor enclosed space and a game room/ (wo)man cave/gym! Sleeps 14.

- Enjoy the company and space. Approx. 2600 sq ft. including fitness and game room plus outdoor dinning, bar, gas bbq, gas fire pit, fireplace, three bars and sun lounge areas with views!

- Soak in views from main living areas with two DOUBLE French doors that slide all the way open from living room and main living areas of the house to enjoy the views from every room in the front of the house. (not just a roof top deck)

- Have a drink with friends on large patio wrap around the house patios (front and back) with glass surround fence and gas fire pit overlooking the Ocean VIEW

- Entertain in a place with hardwood floors, lots of exposed beams, granite, stainless steel, new appliances, Viking stove and oven.

- Cook up a storm in a kitchen with granite counter tops in gourmet stocked kitchen

- Soak in a bath or take a steam shower in two spa inspired large bathrooms, with soaking tub, steam shower, skylights, granite, glass tile

- BBQ or play ladder balls (backyard games) in backyard garden off master and main living areas via French doors

- Enjoy quite neighborhood with plenty of parking, grocery store and restaurants blocks away

- Enjoy sunsets, fireworks and friends via large living room with views & two glass rock fireplaces in living room and on the ocean view patio

- Save hotel and dining expense by cooking up your own meals and enjoy for hours via the dining areas:
- Dining room seats 9 = 6 at dining table + (email hidden)
- Backyard seats 4+ at dining table and (email hidden)
- Front patio seats 4 at dining table

Lounge outdoors, read a good book or just nap:
- Front view patio - 4 Adirondack chairs, two lounge chairs
- Back yard - two out door benches

- Take in a movie, catch up on your shows or enjoy sports via WiFi, wireless internet, Direct TV, hook ups for iPhone or MP3 player stereo music, no phone, three flat screen TVs in living room, master, and gym/game room.

- Workout in large fitness studio in in finished garage with roll up garage door for air and the view including treadmill, weights, bench, Pilates Total Gym, yoga ball, bands, etc.

- No need to bring all your sports equipment we've got a surf board, three boogie boards, fins, volleyballs, tennis rackets, balls, bike, etc.

- Newly top of the line remodel; see video but doesn't do the view justice! (website hidden)

Nearby beaches - closest beach, bike ride, blocks, less than a mile
· Wind n' Sea
· Bird Rock
· La Jolla Shores
· Pacific Beach
· Mission Beach
· Del Mar Beach

San Diego Attractions/Landmarks
· Torrey Pines Reserve Park
· Mt. Soledad
· Sea World - 5.2 miles
· Downtown San Diego
· Sports Arena
· Qualcomm Stadium
· La Jolla Farmer's Market
and more
Parking spaces
plenty of street parking...never a problem
Rental Feature
- Bonus/Rec room
- Breakfast bar
- Dining room
- Family room
- Den
- Walk-in closet
- Workshop
- Stainless Steel Bosch Dishwasher
- Dryer
- Freezer
- Garbage disposal
- New Large Microwave
- New Stainless Steel Ice Dispenser Refrigerator
- Stainless steel appliances
- Viking Stove/Oven
- New Washer
- View Patio and Back Enclosed Patio/Garden, Bar
- Fenced Enclosed Yard
- Garden, Lawn, Sprinkler System, Yard, Night Lights
- Central heat
- Double pane Anderson windows
- Direct TV with movie channels
- High-speed Wireless Internet
- Free and Plenty of Guest Parking
- Garage - Attached
- Off-street parking
- On-street parking
- Two Glass Fireplaces in living room and front patio to enjoy the view and nights
- Granite Kitchen and Bathrooms
- Hardwood floor (Tile Bathrooms)
- High Ceiling with Beams in almost every room
- Skylight over Claw foot Tub
- Barbecue Area in Backyard with Bar, Stainless Steel Gas Grill
- Fitness and Game Room in Double Car Garage with View

The Space

Entertain friends and family in your Remodeled OCEAN VIEW La Jolla Vacation Home!
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- Enjoy the ocean views of Pacific Beach, La Jolla sunsets and summer nightly SeaWorld fireworks!

- Close to the beaches, in La Jolla, over looking Pacific Beach, Bird Rock, near Soladad Mountain, restaurants, bars, kayaking, etc.

- Let the whole family play. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, One-Level, Open Concept, Entertainment pad with plenty of outdoor enclosed space and a game room/ (wo)man cave/gym! Sleeps 14.

- Enjoy the company and space. Approx. 2600 sq ft. including fitness and game room plus outdoor dinning, bar, gas bbq, gas firepit, fireplace, three bars and sun lounge areas with views!

- Soak in views from main living areas with two DOUBLE French doors that slide all the way open from living room and main living areas of the house to enjoy the views from every room in the front of the house. (not just a roof top deck)

- Have a drink with friends on large patio wrap around the house patios (front and back) with glass surround fence and gas fire pit overlooking the Ocean VIEW

- Entertain in a place with hardwood floors, lots of exposed beams, granite, stainless steel, new appliances, Viking stove and oven.

- Cook up a storm in a kitchen with granite counter tops in gourmet stocked kitchen

- Soak in a bath or take a steam shower in two spa inspired large bathrooms, with soaking tub, steam shower, skylights, granite, glass tile

- BBQ or play ladder balls (backyard games) in backyard garden off master and main living areas via French doors

- Enjoy quite neighborhood with plenty of parking, grocery store and restaurants blocks away

- Enjoy sunsets, fireworks and friends via large living room with views & two glass rock fireplaces in living room and on the ocean view patio

- Save hotel and dining expense by cooking up your own meals and enjoy for hours via the dining areas:
- Dining room seats 9 = 6 at dining table + (email hidden)
- Backyard seats 4+ at dining table and (email hidden)
- Front patio seats 4 at dining table

Lounge outdoors, read a good book or just nap:
- Front view patio - 4 Adirondack chairs, two lounge chairs
- Back yard - two out door benches

- Take in a movie, catch up on your shows or enjoy sports via WiFi, wireless internet, Direct TV, hook ups for iPhone or MP3 player stereo music, no phone, three flat screen TVs in living room, master, and gym/game room.

- Workout in large fitness studio in in finished garage with roll up garage door for air and the view including treadmill, weights, bench, Pilates Total Gym, yoga ball, bands, etc.

- No need to bring all your sports equipment we've got a surf board, three boogie boards, fins, volleyballs, tennis rackets, balls, bike, etc.

- Newly top of the line remodel; see video but doesn't do the view justice! (website hidden)

Bedrooms – Bed Type – Sleeps 14 total
•Bedroom 1 – Master Suite with Spa Bathroom - 1 California KING! (Sleeps 2)
•Bedroom 2 - Middle Bedroom, 1 Queen (Sleeps 2)
•Bedroom 3 - W/ Ocean View (Pacific Beach) - 1 Queen (Sleeps 2)
•Den Family Suite – 2 Trundle Beds/ 4 Twin Beds - Barn Sliding Industrial Doors! (Sleeps 4)
•Finished Garage, Den and Gym – 1 Queen Murphy Bed and 1 Double Futon (Sleeps 4)

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Nearby beaches - closest beach, bike ride, blocks, less than a mile
· Wind n' Sea
· Bird Rock
· La Jolla Shores
· Pacific Beach
· Mission Beach
· Del Mar Beach

San Diego Attractions/Landmarks
· Torrey Pines Reserve Park
· Mt. Soledad
· Sea World - 5.2 miles
· Downtown San Diego
· Seaport Village
· Sports Arena
· Qualcomm Stadium
· La Jolla Farmer's Market
· Seal Beach
· Birch Aquarium
· La Jolla Playhouse
and more

Newly top of the line remodel; see video but doesn't do the view justice!
(website hidden)
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Parking spaces
plenty of street parking...never a problem

Pet Policy
Cats, Dogs ok; just let us know and we'll supply the beds, bowls and toys

Rental Features
- Bonus/Rec room

- Breakfast bar

- Dining room

- Family room

- Free Laundry / Room

- Living room

- Master bath

- Office/Den

- Walk-in closet

- Workshop

- Stainless Steel Bosch Dishwasher

- Dryer

- Freezer

- Garbage disposal

- New Large Microwave

- New Stainless Steel Ice Dispenser Refrigerator

- Stainless steel appliances

- Viking Stove/Oven

- New Washer

- View Patio and Back Enclosed Patio/Garden, Bar

- Fenced Enclosed Yard

- Garden, Lawn, Sprinkler System, Yard, Night Lights

- Central heat

- Double pane Anderson windows

- Direct TV with movie channels, PlayStation,

- High-speed Wireless Internet

- Free and Plenty of Guest Parking

- Garage - Attached

- Off-street parking

- On-street parking

- Two Glass Fireplaces in living room and front patio to enjoy the view and nights.

- Granite Kitchen and Bathrooms Counter Tops

- Hardwood floor (Tile Bathrooms)

- High Ceiling with Beams in almost every room

- Skylight over Claw Foot Tub

- Barbecue Area in Backyard with Bar, Stainless Steel Gas Grill

- Fitness and Game Room in Double Car Garage with View

- Near transportation

Laura Christine (phone number hidden)

Guest Access

Guests will have access to all the amenities including:
- In Beautiful La Jolla
- OCEAN, SUNSET & Sea World Fireworks Views
- Close to beaches, restaurants, shopping yet and secluded
- Open, luxury, fully stocked kitchen, mult-media entertaining
- 2 outdoor / indoor entertainment areas with 2 fireplaces, 3 bars, 2 BBQs, gym, play room, den, 3 flat screen TVS, 3 dining areas, multiple lounging areas
- Gym, play room, sports equipment
- Spa bathrooms with steam shower, claw foot tub, glass rain showers, granite, skylight, etc.
- Comfy couches and beds
- Spaces to get away

Interaction with Guests

I love to give recommendations and help guests navigate their holiday. Text is the fastest and easiest way to ask a questions...super responsive. (phone number hidden). I'm also available to meet the guests to show you the amenities (only takes 10 minutes) or I'm hear to help.

The Neighborhood

Beautiful La Jolla:
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see La Jolla (disambiguation).
La Jolla
Community of San Diego

Panoramic view of La Jolla from above
Nickname(s): Jewel City
La Jolla is located in California

La Jolla
Location within California
La Jolla is located in Northwestern San Diego

La Jolla
Location within Northwestern San Diego
Coordinates: 32°50′24″N 117°16′37″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyCounty of San Diego
CityCity of San Diego
Population (2004)[1]
• Total42,808
ZIP Code(phone number hidden)
Area code(s)858
Website(website hidden)
La Jolla (/ləˈhɔɪ.ə/ lə-hoy-ə) is an affluent[2][3] neighborhood in San Diego, California. It is a hilly seaside community, occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean within the northern city limits. La Jolla had the highest home prices in the nation in 2008 and 2009; the average price of a standardized four-bedroom home in La Jolla was reported as US $1.842 million in 2008 and US $2.125 million in 2009.[citation needed] The 2004 estimated population of the 92037 ZIP code was 42,808 [1] while the La Jolla community planning area had an estimated population of 31,746 in 2010.[1] La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches[4] and is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego, and 40 miles (64 km) south of Orange County California,[5][6] The climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F (21.4 °C)[7][8][9] La Jolla is home to a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, dining, shopping, software, finance, real estate, bio-engineering, medical practice and scientific research.[4][10][11]

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute, and the headquarters of National University (though its academic campuses are elsewhere).

Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Origin of the name
1.2 Early history
1.3 Ellen Browning Scripps
1.4 Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1.5 Camp Matthews
1.6 University of California
1.7 Antisemitism
1.8 Mount Soledad cross
1.9 Arts
2 Geography
2.1 Demarcation
2.2 Geology
3 Demographics
4 Neighborhoods
5 Community groups
6 Attractions and activities
6.1 Landmarks
7 Education
7.1 Higher education
7.2 Other schools
8 Religious institutions
9 Business and media
10 Notable people
11 See also
12 References
13 Further reading
14 External links
History[edit]

La Jolla
Origin of the name[edit]
Local Native Americans, the Kumeyaay, called this location mat kulaaxuuy [mat kəlaːxuːj], lit. "land of holes" (mat = "land").[12] The topographic feature that gave rise to the name "holes" is uncertain; it probably refers to sea-level caves located on the north-facing bluffs, which are visible from La Jolla Shores. It is suggested that the Kumeyaay name for the area was transcribed by the Spanish settlers as "La Jolla". An alternative suggestion for the origin of the name is that it is a corruption of the Spanish word "la joya", which means "the jewel". Despite being disputed by scholars, this origin of the name La Jolla has been widely cited in popular culture.[13] That supposed origin gave rise to the nickname "Jewel City", which was once commonly used but now exists mainly in commercial references.(phone number hidden)]

Early history[edit]
See also: List of San Diego Historical Landmarks in La Jolla
During the Mexican period of San Diego's history, La Jolla was mapped as pueblo land and contained about 60 lots. When California became a state in 1850, the La Jolla area was incorporated as part of the chartered City of San Diego. In 1870 Charles Dean acquired several of the pueblo lots and subdivided them into an area that became known as La Jolla Park. Dean was unable to develop the land and left San Diego in 1881. A real estate boom in the 1880s led speculators Frank T. Botsford and George W. Heald to further develop the sparsely settled area.

In the 1890s the San Diego, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla Railway was built, connecting La Jolla to the rest of San Diego. La Jolla became known as a resort area. To attract visitors to the beach, the railway built facilities such as a bath house and a dance pavilion. Visitors were housed in small cottages and bungalows above La Jolla Cove, as well as a temporary "tent city" erected every summer. Two of the cottages built in 1894 still exist: the Red Roost and the Red Rest, also known as the Neptune and Cove Tea Room, vacant since the 1980s. The La Jolla Park Hotel opened in 1893. The Hotel Cabrillo was built in 1908 by "Squire" James A. Wilson and was later incorporated into the La Valencia Hotel.[18]

By 1900 La Jolla included 100 buildings and 350 residents. The first reading room (library) was built in 1898.[18] A volunteer fire brigade was organized in 1907; the city of San Diego established a regular fire house in 1914. Livery stable owner Nathan Rannells served successively as La Jolla's volunteer fire captain, first police officer (the only San Diego police officer north of Mission Valley), and first postmaster.[19]

The Bishop's School opened in 1909. La Jolla High School was established in 1922. The La Jolla Beach and Yacht Club (later the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club) was built in 1927.[18]

Ellen Browning Scripps[edit]

La Jolla Recreational Center
In 1896 journalist and publisher Ellen Browning Scripps settled in La Jolla, where she lived for the last 35 years of her life. She was wealthy in her own right from her investments and writing, and she inherited a large sum from her brother George H. Scripps in 1900. Unmarried and childless, she devoted herself to philanthropic endeavors, particularly those benefiting her adopted home of La Jolla. She commissioned many of La Jolla's most notable buildings, usually designed by Irving Gill or his nephew and partner Louis Gill. Many of these buildings are now on the National Register of Historic Places or are listed as historic by the city of San Diego; these include the La Jolla Woman's Club (1914), the La Jolla Recreational Center (1915), the earliest buildings of The Bishop's School, and the Old Scripps Building at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as well as her own residence, built in 1915 and now housing the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Her donations also launched the Scripps Memorial Hospital in 1924 (originally located on Prospect Street in La Jolla until it moved to its present site in 1964), the Scripps Metabolic Clinic (now the Scripps Research Institute), and the Children's Pool.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography[edit]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography pier
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the nation's oldest oceanographic institutes, was founded in 1903 by William Emerson Ritter, chair of the zoology (email hidden) of California, with financial support from Scripps and her brother E. W. Scripps. At first the institution operated out of a boathouse in Coronado. In 1905 they purchased a 170-acre (0.69 km2) site in La Jolla where the Institution still stands today. The first laboratory buildings there opened in 1907. The institution became part of the University of California in 1912. Ultimately it became the nucleus for the establishment of the University of California, San Diego.

Camp Matthews[edit]
From 1917 through 1964 the U.S. Marine Corps maintained a military base in La Jolla. The base was used for marksmanship training and was known as Camp Calvin B. Matthews. During and after World War II the population of La Jolla grew, causing residential development to draw close to the base, so that it became less and less suitable as a firing range because of risk to the adjacent civilian population.[20] Meanwhile the site was being eyed as a location for a proposed new campus of the University of California. In 1962 Camp Matthews was declared surplus by the Marine Corps. The base formally closed in 1964, and that same year the first class of undergraduates enrolled in the University of California, San (website hidden) of California[edit]
Local civic leaders had long toyed with the idea of a San Diego campus of the University of California, and the quest became more definite following World War II. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, under its director Roger Revelle, had become an important defense contractor, and local aerospace companies like Convair were pressing for local training for their scientists and engineers. The state legislature proposed the idea in 1955, and the Regents of the University formally approved it in 1960.[21] The campus was originally named "University of California, La Jolla", but the name was changed to "University of California, San Diego" in 1960.[22] The founding chancellor was Herbert York, named in 1961; the second chancellor was John Semple Galbraith, named in 1964. The university was designed to have a "college" system; there are now six colleges. The first college was established in 1965 and was named Revelle College after Roger Revelle, who is regarded as the "father" of the university.[22] A medical school was established in 1968. The landmark Geisel Library opened in 1970.

Antisemitism[edit]
The Camp Matthews site for the University was selected with some hesitation; one of the concerns was "whether La Jollans in particular would lay aside old prejudices in order to welcome a culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse professoriate into their midst".[21] La Jolla had a history of restrictive housing policies, often specified in deeds and ownership documents. In La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Hermosa, only people with "pure" European ancestry could own property; this excluded Jews, who were not considered white. Such "restrictive covenants" were once fairly common throughout the United States; the 1948 Supreme Court case Shelley v. Kraemer ruled them to be unenforceable, and Congress outlawed them twenty years later.[23] However, realtors and property owners in La Jolla continued to use more subtle ways of preventing or discouraging Jews from owning property there.[24] Revelle stated the issue bluntly: "You can't have a university without having Jewish professors. The Real Estate Broker's Association and their supporters in La Jolla had to make up their minds whether they wanted a university or an anti-Semitic covenant. You couldn't have both."[25] The issue was overcome; La Jolla now boasts a thriving Jewish population,[26] and there are four synagogues in La Jolla.[27]

Mount Soledad cross[edit]

The Christian cross on Mount Soledad
Main article: Mount Soledad cross controversy
Mount Soledad is a 822-foot (251 m) tall hill on the eastern edge of La Jolla, one of the highest points in San Diego. A large Christian cross was placed at the top in 1913 as a prominent landmark. It has been replaced twice, most recently in 1954 with a 29-foot-tall (8.8 m) cross (43 feet tall, including the base). Originally known as the "Mount Soledad Easter Cross", its presence on publicly owned land was challenged in the 1980s as a violation of the separation of church and state. Since then the cross has had a war memorial built around it and was renamed "Mount Soledad Veterans War Memorial".[28] The issue has been in almost continual litigation ever since, with the city attempting to sell or give away the land under the cross. By an act of Congress, the federal government took possession of it under eminent domain in 2006. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declared the cross unconstitutional in 2011, and the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear an appeal.[29] In December 2013, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered that the cross be removed within 90 days, but stayed the order pending a forthcoming appeal by the government.[30][31]

Arts[edit]
La Jolla became an art colony in 1894 when Anna Held (also known as Anna Held Heinrich) established the Green Dragon Colony. This was a cluster of twelve cottages designed by Irving Gill, who had moved to San Diego only a year earlier and later became San Diego's best-known architect.[32]

The La Jolla Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer.[33] It became inactive in 1959, but was revived in 1983 on the University of California campus under the leadership of Des McAnuff. It now incorporates three theaters: the Mandell Weiss Theatre (1983), the Mandell Weiss Forum (1991) and the Potiker Theater (2005).

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego was founded in 1941 in La Jolla, in the former home of Ellen Browning Scripps (designed by Irving J. Gill). The museum has undergone several renovations and expansions, the most recent in 1996 by Robert Venturi of Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates. [34]

Geography[edit]

View from Horseshoe

Wipeout Beach
Demarcation[edit]
The community's border starts at Pacific Beach to the south and extends along the Pacific Ocean shoreline north to include Torrey Pines State Reserve ending at Del Mar, California. La Jolla encompasses the neighborhoods[35] of Bird Rock, Windansea Beach, the commercial center known as the Village of La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Muirlands, Torrey Pines, and Mount Soledad to name a few.

The City of San Diego defines the community's eastern boundary as Gilman Drive and the Interstate 5 freeway [36] and the northern boundary as the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).[37]

The U.S. Postal Service defines a somewhat larger area, assigning the community the 92037 ZIP code, recognizing it as a historically and geographically distinct area. This unique ZIP code allows addresses to read La Jolla, CA and is the only community within the City of San Diego so recognized. Additionally, it is in the 919xx/920xx sequence used for suburban and rural ZIP codes in San Diego County, rather than the 921xx sequence used for the remainder of the City of San Diego itself. These conditions sometimes lead to the erroneous impression that La Jolla is a separate city rather than a part of San Diego. The 92037 ZIP code extends the northeasterly boundary to Genesee Avenue and the northerly boundary to Del Mar, California. The UCSD campus, although it is part of La Jolla, has ZIP codes 92092 and 92093.

Geology[edit]
La Jolla is an area of mixed geology, including sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. The area is occasionally susceptible to flooding and ocean storms, as occurred in January and December 2010.[38]

Mount Soledad is covered with the narrow roads that follow its contours and hundreds of homes overlooking the ocean on its slopes. It is the home of the large concrete Mount Soledad Easter Cross built in 1954, later designated a Korean War Memorial, that became the center of a controversy over the display of religious symbols on government property.

The most compelling geographical highlight of La Jolla is its ocean front, with alternating rugged and sandy coast line and wild seal congregations. Popular sandy beaches, dotting the coastline from the south to the north, are:

Windansea Beach
Marine Street
Horse Shoes
Wipeout Beach
Children's Pool Beach
Shell Beach (La Jolla)
La Jolla Cove
Boomers Beach
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
La Jolla Shores
Scripps
Black's Beach (a de facto nude beach leading up to Torrey Pines State Reserve)
Demographics[edit]

According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, the ethnic/racial makeup of La Jolla is 82.5% White, 0.8% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 11.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.0% some other race, and 3.1% two or more races. Latinos, who may be of any race, form 7.2% of La Jolla's population.

La Jolla had the highest home prices in the nation in 2008[39] and 2009,[40] according to a survey by Coldwell Banker. The survey compares the cost of a standardized four-bedroom home in communities across the country. The average price for such a home in La Jolla was reported as US$ 1.842 million in 2008 and US$ 2.125 million in 2009.

Neighborhoods[edit]

Skyline of the Village, La Jolla's downtown district
La Jolla Farms – This northern La Jolla neighborhood is just west of UCSD. It includes the Torrey Pines Gliderport, the Salk Institute, and a group of expensive homes on the cliffs above Black's Beach.
La Jolla Shores – The residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores Beach and east up the hillside. Also includes a small business district of shops and restaurants along Avenida de la Playa.
La Jolla Heights – The homes on the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores. No businesses.
Hidden Valley – Lower portion of Mount Soledad on the northern slopes. No (website hidden) Club – Lower Mt. Soledad on the northwest side, including the La Jolla Country Club golf course.
Village – Also called Village of La Jolla (not to be confused with La Jolla Village) the "downtown" business district area, including most of La Jolla's shops and restaurants, and the immediately surrounding higher density and single family residential areas.
Beach-Barber Tract – The coastal section from Windansea Beach to the Village. A few shops and restaurants along La Jolla Boulevard.
Lower Hermosa – Coastal strip south of Beach-Barber Tract. No businesses.
Bird Rock – Southern coastal La Jolla, and the very lowest slopes of Mt. Soledad in the area. Notable for shops and restaurants along La Jolla Boulevard, five traffic roundabouts on La Jolla Boulevard, coastal bluffs, and surfing areas just two blocks off the main drag.
Muirlands – Relatively large area on western middle slope of Mt. Soledad. No businesses.
La Jolla Mesa – A strip on the lower southern side of Mt. Soledad, bordering Pacific Beach. No businesses.
La Jolla Alta – A master planned development east of La Jolla Mesa. No businesses.
Soledad South – Southeastern slopes of Mt. Soledad, all the way up to the top, east of La Jolla Alta.
Muirlands West – The small neighborhood between Muirlands to the south, and Country Club to the north. No businesses.
Upper Hermosa – Southwestern La Jolla, north of Bird Rock and east of La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla Village - Not to be confused with the Village (of La Jolla). In northeast La Jolla, east of La Jolla Heights, west of I-5 and south of UCSD. The neighborhood's namesake is the La Jolla Village Square shopping and residential mall, which includes two movie theaters.
Community groups[edit]

The La Jolla Community Planning Association [41] advises the City Council, Planning Commission, City Planning Department as well as other Governmental agency as appropriate in the initial preparation, adoption of, implementation of, or amendment to the General or Community Plan as it pertains to the La Jolla area as well as review specific development proposals.[42] The nonprofit La Jolla Town Council[43] represents the interests of La Jolla businesses and residents that belong to the Council. The Bird Rock Community Council[44] serves the Bird Rock neighborhood, while the La Jolla Shores Association[45] serves the La Jolla Shores neighborhood.

Community organizations include Independent La Jolla,[46] a membership-based citizens group seeking to secede from the city of San Diego. Service clubs in La Jolla include Kiwanis, Rotary, La Jolla Woman's Club[47] and the Social Service League of La Jolla[48] to name a few.

Attractions and activities[edit]

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Museum of Contemporary Art - La Jolla
La Jolla is the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, site each January or February of a PGA Tour event formerly known as the Buick Invitational and now (since 2010) called the Farmers Insurance Open.[49] In 2008, Torrey Pines also hosted the 2008 U.S. Open. Nearby are the de facto nude beach, Black's Beach, and the Torrey Pines Gliderport.[50]

Downtown La Jolla is noted for jewelry stores, boutiques, upmarket restaurants and hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue are also shopping and dining districts.[citation needed] The Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1941, is located just above the waterfront in what was originally the 1915 residence of philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. The museum has a permanent collection with more than 3,500 post-1950 American and European works, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographic art, design objects and video works.[51] The museum was renamed Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 1990 to recognize its regional significance.

Beaches and ocean access include Windansea Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool Beach. For many years, La Jolla has been the host of a rough water swim at La Jolla Cove.[52]

In 2011, the La Jolla Community Foundation commissioned various artists to contribute to the scenery of the town, through various murals. Some of the artists that are featured in the series are John Baldessari, Julian Opie, and Kim MacConnell. There are 11 murals in the series, all of which will be on display for 2 years.[53] [54]

Landmarks[edit]
Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
The Bishop's School
Grande Colonial Hotel
La Jolla Women's Club
KGTV Tower
Mt. Soledad Memorial
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Ellen Browning Scripps residence)
The 12 Green Dragon Buildings
La Valencia (Cabrillo) Hotel
Wisteria Cottage, home of the La Jolla Historical Society
Higher education[edit]
The University of California, San Diego is the center of higher education in La Jolla. The campus' original name was UC La Jolla before it was changed to UC San Diego. UCSD includes the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

National University is also headquartered in La Jolla, with several academic campuses located throughout the county and the state. Among the several research institutes near UCSD and in the nearby Torrey Pines Science Park are The Scripps Research Institute, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (formerly called the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation), La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI) and the Salk Institute.

Other schools[edit]
La Jolla is served by the San Diego Unified School District. Public schools include La Jolla High School, La Jolla Elementary[55] (which was the first public school, built in 1896 with the first classes in the Heald Store at the corner of Herschel Avenue and Wall Street, later moving to its present location on Girard Avenue), Torrey Pines Elementary, [56] and Bird Rock Elementary,[57]as well as The Preuss School UCSD, a public charter school. The community's prep schools are The Bishop's School, which was the first private school opened in 1909, The Children's School,[58] Integral Elementary School of La Jolla, Delphi Academy, Stella Maris Academy,[59] The Gillispie School, and the Evans School. La Jolla Country Day School is located in the nearby community of University City.

Religious institutions[edit]

All Hallows Catholic Church[51]
Assembly of God[51]
Christian Science Church[51]
Congregational Church (the first church built, which burned down in 1915 and was re-built in 1916 on 1216 Cave Street)[51]
Barabbas Road Church[60]
First Baptist Church
La Jolla Christian Fellowship
La Jolla Lutheran Church[51]
La Jolla Presbyterian Church[51]
La Jolla Religious Society of Friends[51]
La Jolla United Methodist Church[51]
Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic church[51]
Prince Chapel By The Sea AME Church[51]
St. James By-The-Sea Episcopal[51]
St. John Church of God in Christ[51]
Torrey Pines Christian Church[51]
University Lutheran Church[51]
Congregation Beth El[51]
Congregation Adat Yeshurun[51]
Chabad Jewish Center of La Jolla
Business and media[edit]

La Jolla was home to the comic book publisher Wildstorm Productions, from its founding by Jim Lee in 1993, until its closing in 2010 when DC Comics, which had purchased the publisher as an imprint in 1998, ceased its operations.(phone number hidden)]

La Jolla is the setting for the 2011 season of The Real World: San Diego, the twenty-sixth season of the long-running MTV reality television series.[65][66]

La Jolla is the base for the Sundt Memorial Foundation, a national organisation aimed at discouraging youth from getting involved in drugs.

Notable people[edit]

Main article: List of people from La Jolla
La Jolla has been the home to many notable people, including prominent scientists, business people, artists, writers and performers.

See also[edit]

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San Diego Historical Landmarks in La Jolla, California

Getting around

La Jolla: Public Transportation

Travelers driving north on Interstate 5 from downtown San Diego should exit on La Jolla Parkway, which becomes Torrey Pines Road and runs into the "village" area of La Jolla. This is where the majority of shops and restaurants are located. Prospect Street is the main restaurant area and Girard Avenue is the main shopping street. La Jolla lacks a taxi stand, so call one if it's needed. Fares from San Diego Airport to the village of La Jolla (about 14 miles) will cost around $50 plus tip one way. It will cost about the same to UCSD.

Drivers headed south on Interstate 5 should exit La Jolla Village Drive and take Torrey Pines Road into the village or La Jolla Shores Drive to La Jolla Shores.

The number 30 MTS bus connects downtown San Diego with La Jolla. To visit the village of La Jolla, get off at the bus at the Silverado and Herschel stop. You can walk from there to the restaurants and shops on Girard and Prospect. For UCSD, the stop is either N. Torrey Pines & La Jolla Shores or the V.A. Medical Center. If arriving on Amtrack, La Jolla is between to the Santa Fe Station in San Diego and the station in Solana Beach. Taxis are available at both train stations and, of course, at the airport.

It's helpful to have GPS when driving, walking or cycling around any city, including San Diego. Several private car services are available, including Coastal Transportation (phone number hidden), La Jolla Star Transportation (tel. (phone number hidden)), Lifestyle Transportation (tel. (phone number hidden)), Village Transportation (tel. (phone number hidden)), and Harbor Airport Transportation (tel. (phone number hidden)). The latter services the Los Angeles Airport as well as places within San Diego. La Jolla Star and Lifestyle Transportation both provide children's car seats.

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San Diego offers many modes of public transportation providing travelers with economical and eco-friendly options to explore the region.

Buses

Another economical way to navigate through San Diego is by bus. There are plenty of lines and routes that are serviced throughout San Diego. Be sure to check timetables and schedules, and plan your routes in advance.

For bus schedules and information, visit Metropolitan Transit System.
For bus schedules and information for San Diego's North County, visit Breeze.

Big Bay Shuttle

Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, for only $3, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for a eight-stop ride along San Diego’s bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The $3 ticket price allows riders on and off privileges for the entire day. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For a map and more information, see San Diego's Summer Shuttle along the Embarcadero.

Pedicabs & Carriages

Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are popular forms of transportation along downtown’s waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter. There are tours available as well, providing a unique way to explore San Diego’s downtown communities.

San Diego Trolley

If you’re staying in and around downtown San Diego, the iconic bright red trolley will take you in and around the city. The San Diego Trolley provides convenient services from key locations downtown, including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to various locations like Old Town and Mission Valley.

Find more information about the San Diego Trolley here.

Trains

The train is a relaxing and convenient way to get beyond San Diego, to Los Angeles, with connections to Santa Barbara and the northern Pacific Coast.

Find more information on trains running in San Diego county here.

Browse the articles and listings below to learn more about public options for getting to and around San Diego during your next trip.

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Accommodates: 14
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 9
Extra people: $25 / night after 5 guests
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  • Clean, very nice house, a lot of space. Laura is very nice and responsive. She texted us in the morning to make sure everything is fine and if we need anything from her. She provides everything in the house. We wish we stayed longer so we can enjoy the house and do BBQ. We'll definitely stay there again on our next trip to San Diego. Thank you so much Laura.

    June 2014
  • Wonderful home! Our group had a great time and there was plenty of room for everyone! Laura was very quick to respond when we had questions. The home itself was fully equipped with everything we needed! I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thanks Gina, I'm glad you enjoyed the big house to entertain your group. Yes, the layout is very open with places to hide too!

    I have followed up with the neighbors and cleaning services! THANK YOU!

    May 2014
  • This house was amazing, and our group had a great time. Plenty of space for our big group with beds for everyone. Very convenient with a fully stocked kitchen, BBQ, and other amenities. We were able to grill and cook dinner while eating outside in front of a fire pit and the ocean view. I loved how open concept the house is, allowing everyone to easily flow through the home. Laura is also very responsive and uses a lock box for the key to make it so easy to check in and check out. I also left something behind in the house, and Laura was so gracious about getting it for me and allowing me to pick it up. Thanks, Laura, for a great stay!

    May 2014
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    April 2014
  • House ir really confortable and just like posted. I just wish we could had have more time to enjoy it more. I'd love to have a BBQ over there! Great place to spent time with your family and/or friends

    Laura was very understanding and always in communication to solve any doubt and make things easy.

    April 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thanks Alfonso. Yes, we would like for you to spend more time too! Come visit soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the BBQ, family and friends! We're always trying to improve the La Jolla OCEAN, SUNSET VIEW holiday experience!

    April 2014
  • My family of 12 stayed at the LA Jolla. It was a great experience. Laura was very helpful and was available to answer any questions quickly and without any problems. The LA Jolla home is a very spacious and beautiful home all 12 of us had plenty of room. Are only regret was we did not spend enough time at the home and would have enjoyed more time there. We will defiently come back.

    April 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    THANK YOU BRENDA! I'm glad you enjoyed my home! We'll have to have you come back to enjoy the sunsets and ocean views!

    April 2014
  • Stayed at Laura's place with some friends on a short visit to San Diego. The pictures don't do it justice, it's a beautiful home. Laura was really helpful and quick to respond to questions. Would definitely recommend!

    April 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thanks Ekow! We'd love to have you back! You were a perfect guest.

    April 2014
  • Laura's home was just what my family needed for our La Jolla getaway. Located near so close to shops, restaurants, and Pacific Beach! The home was very spacious and comfortable. My whole family of 14 had a nice comfortable space to sleep, with plenty of blankets, pillows, and bath towels. Kitchen came fully stocked with high end appliances and plenty of cups, plates, and silverware. Bathrooms were big, spacious, and clean PLUS a steam shower in the master bath!! Made us feel like movie stars! I would say the best feature at Laura's home that my family loved the most was the fire pit! After our adventures in San Diego we always seemed to rush back to the home just so we can relax by the fire pit! We will book Laura's home again the next time we return to La Jolla!

    April 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you for letting us know what you loved about the house! I will make sure we keep doing what you loved. Please come back anytime!

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing 5 day stay at this beautiful home. Laura was great to work with and the photos do not begin to reflect how very spacious and nice the home is. Our family was well accommodated for my daughter's wedding in La Jolla. We hope to return again for a family vacation!

    March 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you for your stay for your daughters wedding! We are honored to be apart of some fabulous memories! Yes, let's plan on a family vacation soon.

    March 2014
  • Laura's house in La Jolla was gorgeous and my group of 10 had a great time. Everyone was impressed with the space, and we all slept in our own beds! The kitchen was well stocked with all necessary tools and dishes and there were lots of great areas for hanging out inside and out. I would highly recommend this house for medium or large groups looking to spend time in San Diego.

    March 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you for your stay in my ocean view La Jolla home! Please come visit us again.

    Thanks for your review as we always trying to make the experience better!

    March 2014
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