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7753 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA    
(888) 988-8481, (858) 456-2066
 
 

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Description

Circa 1913. This historic gem truly is a treasure, surrounded by the coastal beauty of La Jolla. The home was designed for George Kautz and was built by Irving Gill in his Cubist style. John Philip Sousa and his family lived in the house for several years during the 1920s. The guest rooms and suites offer beautiful furnishings and romantic décor. The Holiday room includes a massive four-poster, canopy bed, hardwood floors accented with antique Oriental rugs and a fireplace. Other rooms include amenities such as clawfoot tubs and fireplaces; some rooms offer ocean and sunset views. The gourmet breakfasts are a treat, rivaled only by the setting. Guests partake of their morning meal either in the dining room by candlelight or in the high garden. Californians have long enjoyed the splendor of La Jolla, a charming village with a spectacular coastline. Guests can walk to the many unique shops or take a stroll along the beach and enjoy an unforgettable sunset. A short drive out of La Jolla will take guests to the myriad of sites in San Diego. After a day exploring the area, guests return to the inn and enjoy a sampling of wine and cheese.

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Rates

$199 to $479

Off Season: $199 to $479

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Discover, Travelers Checks, American Express, Master Card and Personal Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Wine
    • Hors d'oeuvres

Amenities

This property has 15 total guest accommodations, 13 with private bath, 8 with fireplaces, 2 suites and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Limited free parking, complimentary local phone calls, an early morning breakfast baggie to take on the road and if traveling solo you may invite a business associate for a power breakfast with our compliments. Free Wifi. Lap desk and regular desk for your comfort and convenience.
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Limited Free Parking
  • Complimentary Local Phone Calls
  • An Early Morning Breakfast Baggie To Take On The Road
  • If Traveling Solo You May Invite A Business Associate For A Power Breakfast With Our Compliments. Free Wifi. Lap Desk
  • Regular Desk For Your Comfort
  • Convenience

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Retreats / Corporate
    • Religious

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

Parking

Free parking limited space. First come basis. Free limited and unlimited time street parking

Inns Of Interest

    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • Unusual Architecture
    • National Historic Register

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine

Romantic Interest

Ideally located 1 block from the beach for romantic coastal strolls and sunset picnics on the cliffs as well as only a few blocks from the village and candlelit gourmet dinners. The inn itself offers rooms with cozy fireplaces and fine sherry for snuggling and relaxing on those rare chilly nights. Sun drenched patios and lush gardens are perfect for lounging about and enjoying the romantic ambiance of the Inn.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, CHCI, ABBA, CABBI, CIAA, Select Registry and Unique Inns.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Filled with lush greenery and flowers the gardens are a paradise for humming birds. The sound of the fountain adds a lyrical note to the peacful surroundings. An Australian tea tree holds a place of prominence. Magnificent pink camillas boarder the entrance to the inn and bouganvilla drape the arches and patios in brilliant color.


 
Kate Sessions

Delightfully, cozy room with period style built-in tub and pedestal wash basin. Ideal location in historical section of the home near 2nd floor Sun Deck and Library/Den. A suite without the price of a suite. Perfect for one and cozy for two.

Rates: $209 - $248

Type of bed: Queen

 
Ocean Breeze

Kissed by calming breezes with a view of the garden, this classically French Provencial room is decorated in blues, white and creamy lace and is one of the favorite among guests. Perfect for one cozy for two

Rates: $209 - $248

Type of bed: Queen

 
John Philip Sousa

Colorfully decorated room in yellow floral prints featuring comfy chairs for reading and pine antique accents. Very private location.

Rates: $209 - $248

Type of bed: Queen

 
The Shores

English Country style in floral and white fabrics with hunter green and burgundy plaid accents. Cozy antique table and comfy chairs for reading or relaxing. Also ideally located in proximity to the 2nd floor patio and library/den. Feels like home.

Rates: $219 - $259

Type of bed: (2) , Twin

 
Ellen Browning Scripps

Quiet elegant bedroom furnished in traditional Queen Anne style antiques including a four-poster Queen bed. Color scheme is peach and cool mint with white accents. Comfortable seating and cozy fireplace.

Rates: $220 - $259

Type of bed: Queen

 
The Cove

Light, bright room with a view. Four-poster iron bed and white wicker furniture. Contrasting peach walls and lovely garden prints. Fireplace. Patio and garden views.

Rates: $220 - $259

Type of bed: Queen

 
Peacock Salon

Cozy, brightly decorated room with private balcony and garden views. Furnished in a blend of Art Deco and Victorian antiques.

Rates: $220 - $259

Type of bed: Queen

 
Country Village

Bird Rock Cottage has its own private entrance off the garden. A large room with large comfy chairs for reading and relaxing, it is done in a Laura Ashley style with mini prints, white accents and antique pine furniture. TV and fireplace.

Rates: $220 - $259

Type of bed: King

 
Bird Rock Cottage

Spacious French Country style bedroom done in blue mini prints and bright floral fabrics. Delightful sitting area with TV, antique pine armoire, fireplace and marvelous antique bed. Light and bright and cheerful.

Rates: $229 - $289

Type of bed: King(2) , Twin

 
Windansea

Oriental/Victorian flavor with tortoise shell bamboo antique accents and soft colors. This special guestroom offers sunset and horizon ocean views and a fireplace to set a romantic mood.

Rates: $239 - $299

Type of bed: Queen

 
Garden

Secluded with its own entrance off the garden, this cottage-style guest room has a wood-burning fireplace and an original clawfoot tub. Mini prints mixed with a flourish of floral.

Rates: $229 - $289

Type of bed: King

 
Pacific View

Pacific View is one of the most requested guestrooms with its sunset and horizon ocean views. In addition to its lovely views, it offers a wood-burning fireplace and two very comfy wing back chairs and desk. Keeping to a nautical theme, the room is decorated in brilliant blues and whites.

Rates: $239 - $299

Type of bed: Queen

 
Fiesta

Elegantly appointed with marvelous antiques, this large bedroom has a Latin flavor and a comfortable sitting area with garden views, TV and fireplace. Private bath.

Rates: $229 - $289

Type of bed: King

 
Holiday Suite

The decor is white on white with cream and beige accents. The Holiday Suite offers a large wood-burning fireplace, TV, seating area with sofa and wing back chair, as well as an antique four-poster canopy bed and armoir. Truly an exceptional room.

Rates: $269 - $369

Type of bed: King

 
Gill Penthouse

The penthouse has its own large rooftop patio with some ocean view along with a separate den/library equipped with cable TV. This is by far the most elegant and spacious of all the guestrooms and the largest of the two suites with fireplace, relaxing sitting area and one-of-a-kind European antique bed and armoire.

Rates: $379 - $510

Type of bed: King

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

2 nights on weekends. 3-6 for special events and holidays. Call Inn for specifics.

Children Restrictions

Can accommodate 12 years and older.

Cancellation

Cancellations/Changes are subject to a $50 processing fee per room or 3% of total charged to credit card, which ever is greater. 14 days prior notice is required for stays totaling 4 room nights or less, 30 days prior notice for stays totaling 5-8 room nights, 60 days prior notice for stays totaling more than 8 room nights. No-shows and early check-outs are non-refundable. Cancellations received less than the appropriate days notice are non-refundable. Reservations made for Special Events, Holidays and their minimum stay requirements as well as stays in June, July & August are non refundable. Discounted stays are also non refundable.

Check-in/Check-out

3 pm / 11 am


Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Sea World
    • Del Mar Race Track
    • Stephen Birch Aquarium
    • Downtown San Diego
    • Balboa Park
    • Zoo
    • Temecula Wine Country
    • Wild Animal Park
    • Hot Air Ballooning

Historic Interest

One of the best examples of Irving Gill's "cubist style" architecture from the early 1900s, Home to Johh Philip Sousa familly in the 1920s, and the gardens were created originally by Kate Sessions, famous for directing the landscaping of Balboa park at its inception.

Historic Awards:

  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Bishop's School, The Woman's Club, The Cole's Book Store - now the Historic Society's Offices- are all in the village. Old Town (5 miles), Balboa Park (5 miles)

Other Awards:

Awarded "Best Location" by Inn Magazine several years in a row. Also received " "San Diego's Best" award over the past years.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Michaels at The Cove, Santas, The Cottage...

Nearby College/University

UCSD

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25 Years Together

The celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary was everything we had hoped for… The room was wonderful, the weather was perfect, the companionship was great. Thanks for the wonderful time!
Cathy P
6/1/2014

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Best place in San Diego

Couldn't have found a better place to spend our last night in San Diego. Wish we could have spent them all here.
Sarah and Jim M
1/3/2015

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Wonderful Stay

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery, an exquisite room and excellent service. We hope to return again.
Ken and Judy J
12/28/2014

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Wonderful Stay

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery, an exquisite room and excellent service. We hope to return again.
Ken and Judy J
12/28/2014

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Fireworks

After one year together, this was the perfect way to celebrate the year to come. Fireworks by the sea and the glow of fireworks from our bay window, we leave here with memories and anticipation for the year to come. This was the a great place to celebrate our anniversary.
Mike and Jamie F
7/4/2014

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Fireworks

After one year together, this was the perfect way to celebrate the year to come. Fireworks by the sea and the glow of fireworks from our bay window we leave here with memories and anticipation for the year to come. This was the a great place to celebrate our anniversary.
Mike and Jamie F
7/4/2014

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Great Escape

It has been wonderful to leave behind all the daily stresses and just be with my sweetheart and feel my growing love for her. I am grateful.
Chuck E
9/7/2014

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A great experience!!!

My boyfriend and I stayed at the ‘Ellen Browning Scripps’ room on our first night and the ‘Holiday suite’ for the next three nights. The Ellen Browning Scripps’ room was small, but quaint; however, this room does not offer any type of view so if you desire a lot of space and views, you may want to consider another room such as the ‘Holiday suite.’ The Bed & Breakfast Inn had a great comfortable and cozy feel with picturesque windows yielding plenty of light. The holiday suite was perfect and offered nice views of the courtyard and park across the street. It boasts original wood floors, nice bright windows, and white linens to emphasize cleanliness. The bathroom of the holiday suite was large with an oval-sized tub. If you desire 'space' or the possibility of entertaining a few guests while in La Jolla, this is a perfect suite for that. The beach is right behind the Museum of Modern Arts, which is right across the street from the bed and breakfast. The courtyard is quiet and tranquil with one small fountain and plenty of local plants (e.g., hostas, lilies, hydrangeas, and etc.). However the biggest assets to the bed and breakfast are; Margaret and Steve who are remarkable at entertaining and making all guests feel at home. They are down to Earth, personable, and quite frankly they made it feel like we were staying with extended family members. The breakfast was delightful and home-made by Margaret, an Ireland native during the week and by a different gourmet chef during the weekend. To be honest, I could not tell them apart because all the breakfasts were excellent. Each breakfast commenced with a fruit of sorts, followed by a gourmet egg dish (e.g. Frittata, quiche, etc.). The egg dish featured a side dish of sausage and one or more vegetables with a fruit-based salsa/compote. The finale to breakfast featured some light dessert (e.g., sorbet, Italian cream, and etc.). Homemade cookies and coffee cakes are available in the lobby throughout the day, in which are usually contributed by Steve. The Calabria Coffee and European hot teas are served with milk or cream throughout the day, in which is great. Finally wine and cheese are available around dinner (4 or 5pm), in which features a good red and white wine. The cheeses include; brie, blue gorgonzola, and Swiss. The cheese is served with fruit, mixed nuts, bruschetta, and other items that vary. In summary, we are well traveled and this bed and breakfast is a steal for the quality, service, and food provided!!! I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone and I would rather stay there than any other hotel in the area. Further the breakfast provided cannot be beat by any of the surrounding area restaurants and hotels.
Tammy Brisbois

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Perfect First B&B Experience

My boyfriend and I decided to stay at a B&B for the first time and we could not have had a better experience. The room was spotless and clean, the bed was extremely comfortable, the breakfast was absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed having a private balcony connected to our room. The innkeeper was very friendly and hospitable and was able to recommend a great restaurant for us to go to dinner. We plan on coming back very soon!
Rachel Reid

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Comfortable and Pleasant

Innkeeper was personable and delightful. Breakfasts were delicious and creative. Common table inspired visiting with other guests. Great Father's Day.
Chris R

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Showcased in Elegant Living Magazine 2013, Victoria Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Country Inns, Travel & Leisure, Voted "San Diego's Best"., ABC.

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