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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:29 PM
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And LOL. I think I just about sold that building before it was converted from an Apt building to a Condo complex.

You have a nice sandwich shop/liquor store/small market about a half a block - west - toward the French Gourmet - and I think a grocery store beyond that - and then just around the corner is the fabled Tourmaline (surfing) beach - which Ken Kesey also wrote about in The Pump House Gang - although the actual suring shack was at Windandsea beach - up the road toward La Jolla.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pump_House_Gang

Here are some pics: http://tinyurl.com/82gw3xd
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Here is a pic of the palm lined drive down the short street to Tourmaline Beach. There is a shower and also rest rooms there so you could go to the beach there and also watch the surfers. http://tinyurl.com/78dgga4
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
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And you are close to where you could ride this Paddle Boat on Mission Bay. http://www.catamaranresort.com/dining3.html
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 01:47 PM
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You are also close enough to both Pacific Beach (the main part to the south) and La Jolla to try some of their places to dine and you can find some bargains - such as Filipi's pizza on Garnet. There are also other numerous places - from Mexican to Sushi - and there is also a Trader Joe's and a Sprouts/Farmer's Market a bit east of there on Garnet - which have good things to buy/cook at home. http://www.realcheesepizza.com/web/locations/PB.html

http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/index.asp

http://www.gatewaytobeauty.com/in_sa..._locations.htm
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Oh, wow, THANK YOU Tomsd and lcuy for your help. This is wonderful!!!! I think we will definitely go with this condo as your descriptions sound great and it looks lovely. Splitting the lodging with my mom will save us even more money.

Also, thanks for all of those links Tomsd, I will check out all of that!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Also the Woodstock's Pizza next to the Trader Joes in PB is pretty good. Heading east on Garnet you'll find a really good bread bakery, a great juice place and in the same plaza a nice Vietnamese restuarant. (It's the plaza with theBruegger's bagels)

Tom, thanks for the tip about the Thai place in Hillcrest. Also, I've driven by El Zarape, I'll try it next time I'm down there.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 03:49 PM
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meant to add that filipi's pizza is hard to beat.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
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840 Turquoise is just around the corner from me. I looked it up on Google maps and I know exactly which place it is. I drive past it everyday.

It is in an ok location. It is a busy street with a lot of businesses. There are a couple of auto repair shops, hardware store, bars, Albertson's, gas stations. It's not the greatest location. But you can walk from their down La Jolla Blvd. to Bird Rock (about a mile walk or drive) where there are cute local shops - it is where a lot of locals hang out with their families.

You are also near a popular surfing beach (so you can't really swim there safely) called Turmoline.

I would (if it was me) try to find something in Coronado. It is entirely (or 95%) residential with numerous family parks, a lovely public library with a fabulous children's section and activities for kids. The beach is beautiful and safe. The island is much safer for kids to bike, walk and hang out than La Jolla.

La Jolla is crowded and you are very dependent on a car to get around. Whereas in Coronado you can get everywhere by bike. You also have better access to Downtown SD from Coronado.

Believe me I grew up in Coronado and have lived in La Jolla for 35 years.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Some of our favorite restaurants on La Jolla Blvd in the Bird Rock neighborhood (which is just around the corner from Turquoise) are

Lupi's Italian
Beaumount's Family Restaurant

Then close to Turquoise on CAss Stree in Pacific Beach is my favorite: The Fishery.

A few other good restaurants in Pac Beach are
Athena Greek on Garnet
Costa Bravo on Garnet (fantastic Spanish food!!)
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:51 PM
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you might ask lcuy about Coronado, she just might agree with me

....although she left Coronado for of all places ... Hawaii. Will never understand that!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 06:56 PM
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when will you be in san diego?
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Thanks, I will look into Coronado although I suspect it will be more expensive. We will be there in early/mid August.
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Old Mar 24th, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Yes, I looked and there is nothing in Coronado in that same price range that also has a pool (most of those rentals are by the month only). We really want a pool for the kids as we will be at the beach in LA for 10 days before going to SD, so they are saying they would rather have a pool in SD than be at the beach.
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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 06:45 PM
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wow... walk down memory lane - I lived on Turquoise and right after on Tourmaline.. there use to be an apartment/condo building right on Turquoise. Charlie was the superintendent. Small world... I worked at a little party store right on Turquoise. It is pretty far North PB and was not really a party area... closer to bird rock/La Jolla as stated above.

I would 100 percent pick Coranado with kids over that area.
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Old Mar 27th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Have you thought about "home-swapping?". I am not sure where you are coming from, but this is a fantastic way to cut the cost to nearly nil.
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Old Mar 28th, 2012, 04:15 AM
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Coronado passed a zone requirement for monthly leases only so most Coronado places are for a month... I would reccommend staying at Hotel Del in one of their condo like Beach Village rentals where you can rent for the week and the beach is out the frontdoor. It is expensive but you might find a promotion right now.

http://www.beachvillageatthedel.com/
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Old Mar 28th, 2012, 04:53 AM
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For what you want to do - and the price point - I think the condo on Turquoise is great. If I recall - they even have two pools there? Coronado is beautiful - but harder to get out of/back into, although such a "commute" to have over that beautiful bridge, eh? If you have a chance - you should drive over, but avoid going over in the am or returning around the evening rush hour.

In any event - you have a pool for the kids, easy walking to markets and places to dine and even the beach at Tourmaline - where you can swim closer to shore - but further out - yes, the surfers will be whipping around. Think you might enjoy watching the surfers. It's a whole nother world with them. I love body surf (Boomers at La Jolla is fun - but not for rookies - http://www.placesonline.com/north_am...mers_beach.asp ) - and thought about board surfing, and even arranged lessons for my niece, but now - just seem to gratitate toward fishing.

And Lsky - if you try the Thai place in Hillcrest, let me know, ok? [email protected].
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