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Redwood Hollow Cottages

May 4, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More


One of La Jolla’s best-kept secrets, this colony of historic cottages is perfect for families and anyone seeking that home-away-from home feel. While not on the beach, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the coast and less than 10 minutes walk to La Jolla’s myriad shops and restaurants.

Two studios, 3 two-bedroom units, and 2 one-bedrooms come with kitchens stocked with popcorn, cookies, and microwave popcorn. Just what the kids want, right? And there’s coffee and tea for Mom and Dad. Another studio lacks a kitchen, but sleeps up to four people. Two of the two-bedroom cottages come with two bathrooms.

Built between 1915 – 1948, four of the 8 cottages have fireplaces, 4 offer private patios, and all are set in a garden bursting with plants.

Owner Martin Lizerbram goes out of his way to make sure that guests have what they need. He even painted a beach mural on one of the garden walls for those who wanted an “ocean view.” Laundry facilities are free of charge.

Redwood Hollow Cottages are located at 256 Prospect Street (tel. 858-459-8747; email lejolla@aol.com) Rates are by day, week, or month and vary seasonally.

A recent guest had this to say:

“I’ve been meaning to e-mail you back since my daughter and I returned from our trip to California. We had an absolutely fantastic time and we LOVED LaJolla. I am so very glad we stayed there for part of our trip. It was just perfect. We ended up staying at Redwood Hollow. We loved our stay there. We stayed in a studio the first night – it was adorable and nicely furnished. Walking up to it and opening the door, made for a perfect start to our vacation. Since that was only available the first night, we moved to a 2 bedroom for the other 3 nights. Wow… much more room than we actually needed but it would sure be perfect for a family. We enjoyed the patio areas at both places and my daughter enjoyed taking some beautiful photos of the grounds. We walked down to the beach and sat on the rocks each evening to watch the sunset. The staff – Michele was so friendly and helpful. And it was nice to be able to do a load of laundry the night before we left for our stay downtown. I cannot say enough good things about LaJolla – it is just a beautiful, friendly and interesting place. I’m ready to go back – plan a family reunion and rent several of the cottages at Redwood Hollow. There is certainly something for everyone.”

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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  2. Lori,

    Thank you so much for this information. I had no idea you had lived in one of the Redwood Hollow Cottages. When I visited there, Dr. Lizerbram showed me around, and I loved his enthusiasm for the place and his interest in making sure his guests had everything they need (like the free laundry facilities).

    I also didn’t know the Back-story on the “Storybook Homes,” and I’ve walked past them many, many times.

    Please keep commenting on my posts. It really helps to have the input of another “local.”

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