Retired MD/Pharmaceutical Executive - widely traveled and interested in European history and art. Balloon and light aircraft pilot.
It was our pleasure staying at Simon's beach house in La Jolla, CA.
The house was clean, very comfortable and relaxing.
The sound of ocean waves crashing ashore, down below our bedroom window, and the scent of sea salt in the air brought me back to childhood in summer time, when my family and I used to camp along the Mediterranean coast...
...By the dining room windows, a breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean, flying seagulls and pelicans, surfers swimming with seals were the best HDTV I've ever seen on the California coast... accompanied by tasty tea + bagels, cream cheese, jam, courtesy of Simon.
Perfect starters before hiking along the beach in the morning.
Simon could definitely join the Monty Python's group and entertain all sort of guests with his sense of humor :-). His stories of adventure travels across the world are out of a Jules Verne's diary.
Thank you for your hospitality and for making our short weekend stay a very pleasurable one.
The host canceled my reservation 12 days before arrival.
Simon offers a moderately sized bedroom in his condo that is located on the 3rd floor of an ocean front residence building. We had a lovely view of the ocean front from the bedroom windows. He was a pleasant and accommodating host. We found the room to be clean and comfortable.
I stayed 6 nights in this room.
Simon is a great, interesting, funny and caring host.
The condo has an amazingly gorgeous view on the ocean and the room is spacious and comfortable.
I'm definitely considering this if I go back to San Diego.
Where to stay...another trip to La Jolla, this one a 4-day business conference for my husband held outside the city and my penchant to complete a micro-exploration of the city proper led to our conclusion to look to stay in town. Along came Simon's coastal offering and a happy result. We found his spacious condo perfectly situated in front of a privately accessed beach to the ocean, a few steps out and down the sand. We never encountered street parking problems in this lovely neighborhood, however there was garage space available. With a hint of an accent, Simon is a terrific , thoughtful host with impeccable manners and tastes, helpful suggestions and guidance, a wonderful library, cable Internet and many seating areas to choose from for lounging.. The lodging offering we used is a huge bedroom with a queen-sized bed or was it a King? and Temperpedic- mattress, sounds of the waves streaming in off the ocean upon opening a window, and an adjacent private bathroom. As if taking breakfast seated in front of a wall of glass looking down onto the water were not enough, Simon endearingly surprised me by placing a fresh chocolate bagel before me once he apparently learned of my fondness, plus good coffee etc. We fell into a routine of my dropping off my hubby after breakfast, easily exploring the city and its famous cove on foot by day, joining up for the evening's planned group venue and returning together to Simon's place, via elevator access, each evening. To use a term favored in the UK: "splendid", whereas stateside we simply say: "awesome". Thank you Simon, for a lovely stay. Don & Barbara
We had a great time at Simon's condo.
The view is extreamely gorgeous.
We stayed only one night this time and missed the great sunset because of the weather. We would like to stay longer next time.
My sister and I enjoyed staying at Simon's. The view and easy access to the beachfront were fantastic. Simon was a good host and we enjoyed chatting with him during our morning coffees. The place was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely consider staying there again on our trip back to La Jolla!
Huge room with its ensuite bathroom and the ocean's view from the appartment is just amazing!!! We had as well some very interesting talks with Simon, who gave us some great tips to better discover the city.
We stayed for 2 nights at Simon's place. The view from the dinning table is unbelievable! The bedroom is clean, quiet, and filled with the gentle sound of the ocean. Simon is a fantastic host, always ready to help, yet gave us enough privacy. Will definitely stay at his place again in the future.
i had great time in this placce, calm , clean, face to beautiful sea. Simon helped me a lot and teach me how can i reach downtown by bus#30 in 30 minuitss its easy to go anywhere by bus and tram. i had been walking on the beach every morning it healed me a lot and San Diego is such a nice city. he is kind person. i am really satisfied with this accomodation.
Simon and the other guests were tidy and ordely. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you all, but maybe another time. Welcome back!
SImon was a great host, very nice and very kind. Je n'ai pas eu assez de temps pour discuter avec lui car je travaillais beaucoup pendant son séjour, mais il est le bienvenu.