I grew up in this house! Mom since built a terrace on the roof with view of La Jolla worth more than the $15k you'd pay for renting August. (Monthly stays only). September onward, $10k. Usually rents for $25,000 in July and $20,000 in August.
From my age 5 summer viewpoint: Endless hours at the beach and backyard pool, outdoor showers for in between, early morning runs at the Shores, surfing, such elegant comfort you find in Architectural Digest, this family home will provide yours with the summer of a lifetime. You'll have the place to yourself, perhaps invite friends or family from afar to join you, walk a few blocks to the lively downtown Shores, bike on up to La Jolla Cove, or you may want to just stay inside, it's so wonderful.
You'll have the entire house to yourself. For one person, it would be Utopia. The house was full of artists since 1964. For several families, you could split the cost.
Interaction with guests
You'll have phone access to my elderly mom for your questions and concerns, and my very helpful brother can help you out from a native's perspective. Or, we can leave you alone entirely.
Other things to note
No pets will be allowed, very sorry. But there are San Diego boarding options not far. On rare occasions, mom will make an exception with a pet, but a hefty pet deposit will be required, and returned if no sign of a pet can be detected at your departure.
The Golden Rule.
(And a series of guidelines you'll be sent).
When you're not visiting my desert home, I use it myself for retreats and workshops. Topics include journal writing, writing meditation, support for divorced parenting called Soul Custody, earthquake lore, movie marathons, early rising, hiking and hot waters. As the resident coach for my own vacation property, I can help you make those part of your vacation as well. I'm a big fan of the secrets of summertime in the desert. I love to write, and I find the desert the ideal location for creative inspiration. The Cove Oasis Retreat is my early retirement. Hopefully I'll retire early after publishing my first book last October. I write about the house in it! Search Amazon for The Resting Place, A Graveside Diary, by Pamela Little.