La Playa

Dude, where’s my yacht?

Current Owner: Varasano Family Trust Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5 List Price: $10,998,000 “Bring your yacht home,” invites a listing pitch for the waterfront estate at 979 Scott Street in Point Loma’s La Playa neighborhood. In ...

They wanted to rent this joint for $25,000 a month

Current Owners: Daly Family Trust Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 9 Price: $15,750,000 Prospective buyers of the waterfront mansion on San Diego Bay at 2905 Nichols Street in the La Playa neighborhood of Point Loma are invited ...

Villa V

Pick up this Requa gem and park the yacht in the front yard.

Current Owner: Veronica Engel Listing Price: $4,595,000 Beds (main house): 4 Baths (main house): 4 This vintage villa was designed and built in 1930 by renowned local architect Richard Requa. He is known for works ...

A few blocks from the bay

This one comes with the Point Loma Hope Garden.

Current owner: Sharon Zell Listing Price: $5,000,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 7 This week’s estate is perched atop a hill, just a few blocks from the San Diego Bay in the Point Loma neighborhood of La ...

Yachtsmen Are Mindful of Ladies

The story of the San Diego Yacht Club, as Iris Engstrand’s illustrated history shows, also tells the story of San Diego. Along with Dennis Conners, commodores of the club include Jessops, Treptes, Goulds, Frosts. Driscolls, ...

Gangsters’ New Paradise in Point Loma?

Some colorful, detailed graffiti that was painted on a retaining wall overlooking Kellogg Beach in La Playa earlier in July has been painted away. Concerned neighbors called police gang units to come out and take ...

Average Easy Comforts of La Playa Bistro

La Playa is a sweet little neighborhood spot that its neighborhood obviously embraces — it was packed on a Thursday night. The Lynnester (slim, chic, and currently very blond) arrived early and seemed to be ...

High-Income Housing

Superintendent Alan Bersin has finally sold his Point Loma house and moved into a manse down the hill in La Playa overlooking San Diego Bay. The controversial school honcho got $1,250,000 in September, when he ...

Walk on a wild side of San Diego Bay and up onto the Point Loma peninsula

Here's how you can experience some of San Diego's finest views of bay and city, get away from crowds, and enjoy a little exercise at the same time. Give yourself an hour or a bit ...

Scurvy slays sixty

The first time he sailed to San Diego, William Heath Davis was nine. He stayed in a large building at the Presidio, which he called a “miniature: city: “What is now called Old Town was ...

The Mudhens Move to Talbot Street

For the San Diego Yacht Club, there’s been no year like 1934. Founded in 1886, the club expanded its racing schedule in ’34, admitted its first woman “flag” member, Viola Sommermeyer, and watched the dredging ...

As We Round Point Loma

When Richard Henry Dana returned to Point Loma

On the 22nd of August, 1859, the little steamer Senator called at San Diego with passengers from Los Angeles. It rounded the point under the lighthouse and entered the harbor’s narrow channel at about 8:00 ...

Access in Moderation

On the bayside shore of Point Loma, directly across from Shelter Island, is a secluded and very pretty beach named La Playa/Kellogg. The beach has four private piers owned by residents whose backyards extend almost ...

Tunaville Times

The Portuguese fishing families of Point Loma

Thousands of dollars’ worth of floral arrangements filled the sanctuary of St. Agnes Church in Point Loma. Below the statue of Our Lady of Fatima were anchors and nautical wheels made of blue and white ...

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