Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property description

This is an enchanted 1,000 square foot plantation style cottage situated within a 10,000 square foot lush tropical garden. The entire property has been designed with a high attention to detail. The house is fully furnished with Indonesian furniture and stocked with everything you would expect in your home. High ceilings, lots of light, great cookwares and luxurious linens!

What a place to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle in coastal Southern California. There are three outdoor living areas that provide amazing retreat and entrainment options. The outdoor wood fire is surrounded by deep seating to create the perfect evening garden lounge. The gas fireside dining deck provides a sunrise coffee venue or romantic fireside dining experience. Sink into to the Palapa spa for a cedar tub soak or surrender in the Palapa day bed for a siesta. Enjoy it all! These areas provide ample choices to fit your mood and really take you away from your daily life!

This is an ideal escape for 2-3 people (or 2 +/- 2 children) looking for a high quality resort property on a personal scale. Feel free to inquire about available services, activities and events. The house web site had more links and details too! Grab the bikes and ride to and along the beach or try longboarding on one of the surfboards! Everything you need is waiting for you to walk in and immediately feel at home!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Pull out futon w linens and/or couch...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Futon can be pulled out for child use in addition to the single couch.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower


  • House bath: toilet, shower


  • 8' Glass wall and 12' Vaulted ceilings.... Large enclosure with lots of light from glass block windows and skylight... rain head.... Stereo and flat screen TV as well... Plush linens and robes included. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lots of outdoor living space in the best area.... Everyone loves the neighborhood and proximity to downtown, beaches, and general access roads! ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable. Apple TV available. Internet connected TV's...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Open room accommodates a larger dinner crowd!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wi-Fi on entire property. MacMini computer available in house....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:


  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    2 Wood and 1 gas on site....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    10 Mbps + High Speed Cox Cable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality bed, bath, and beach linens included....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Entire property interior and exterior covered with up to 5ghz Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Commercial kitchen opens into the living spaces for great social cooking environment!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large Kithen Aide 2 door....moreless

  • Stove:

    36' high output gas range and indoor BBQ top....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    (2) Schwinn relics in great restored condition....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front stone patio lounge area with gas tiki torches. Rear deck with gas fire pit And teak dining table...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Palapa with TV next to cedar hot tub....moreless

  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber BBQ...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach Gear: Surf boards, boogie board, fins, wet suits, coolers, chairs, umbrella...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 27 traveler reviews
Relaxing in the cool breezes under the palapa 05/06/2008

VRBO Bear stayed here:

The Plantation Cottage is a tropical oasis. The Encinitas, California, vacation property is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. You will feel as if you have escaped to Hawaii or a Fijian resort.

The interior of the cottage is luxurious with every modern convenience. The vaulted ceilings and wood beams create a large feel to this one-bedroom, one-bath cottage. The many windows and skylights also enhance the bright open feeling at this vacation rental. Entertainment and electronics are not lacking in any way with four plasma TVs and an integrated sound system. This cottage also provides the perfect place for business travelers with wireless internet, a fax machine, and copier all provided.

You can also enjoy a fire place and lounge in the front of the property, or a fire pit and additional seating area in the back. Perfect for enjoying good conversation and yummy food in the outdoors. The authentic cedar spa and jets made for wonderful evenings of relaxation, and we thoroughly enjoyed the flat screen TV and mood music provided in the outside hutch.

Let me tell you about the local scene in downtown Encinitas. We enjoyed a delightful breakfast at the 101 Diner on their outdoor patio, and downtown is filled with fun shops, boutiques, surf shops, cafés, and many unique restaurants. Fun at the beach was only a few minutes away.

The owner was very helpful and offered suggestions for local dining. His friendly black lab also made us feel welcome and right at home. The Plantation Cottage is an amazing get away. You will have to come and see for yourself. The tropical, lush landscaping, cedar barrel spa, palapa, and cool breezes are waiting for you!

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 2015
Dec 2 - Dec 20, 2015
4 night min stay
Xmas 2015
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay
New Years 2015-16
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay
Summer Season (2016)
May 28 - Sep 17, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$2,100 $7,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


Reservations are subject to owner confirmation of the requested booking. Sub-minimum stays are OK for infill dates. Please inquire.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/14/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego & Carlsbad
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Encintias Ranch
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Encinitas Coaster
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple walking distance
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baldy
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

The beach is a 10 minute walk and the historic downtown Encinitas is two blocks! Hit the beach, farmers markets, street fairs or surf at one of the local spots. Legoland, Del Mar Track, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Cedros Design district, and Del mar are all close by and just the tip of available activities in San Diego. Encinitas is a great suf town with a popular coastal main street.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa,Racquetball, Basketball Court, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: A native Southern California coastal resident for 40+ years! I have spent the past 20 years in North San Diego County enjoying the coastal community and environment as I will always be drawn to a western sunset! I have a 20+ year commercial real estate background with broad geographic coverage with a Global firm before starting my own firm in 2011, Commercial West Realty Advisors. Love traveling and using VRBO/Homeaway properties all over! Spend lots of time in Baja enjoying the rugged country it offers In close proximity to San Diego. Trail running in local mountains occupies much of my time as well. Just love that southern CA lifestyle so much....

Why the Owner Chose Encinitas:
I looked into Encinitas since it is a great beach town with tremendous locational benefits! Coastal access for beach and surfing is awesome, trials for running, and great easy access to both downtown Encinitas and the greater road systems, etc! Love the quiet neighborhood of eclectic homes dating back to the 30's! Large lot sizes allow for more than typical land per house in comparison to any other coastal community!

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome!


  • Garden Fireside Dining

    Garden Fireside Dining

  • Palapa Interior w TV

    Palapa Interior w TV

  • Bird of Paradise in Bloom

    Bird of Paradise in Bloom

  • Indonesian Fireside

    Indonesian Fireside

  • Kitchen w Commercial Appliances

    Kitchen w Commercial Appliances

  • H2O Suite - Make it Rain!

    H2O Suite - Make it Rain!

  • Big Tropical Palm Sky!

    Big Tropical Palm Sky!

  • Surf Shack

    Surf Shack

  • Staff Meeting - Tiki Tim & Ono

    Staff Meeting - Tiki Tim & Ono

  • Wildlife Crossing

    Wildlife Crossing

  • California Sunset at Swami's Point

    California Sunset at Swami's Point

  • Relax and Social: Fireside Lounge

    Relax and Social: Fireside Lounge

  • Palapa Day Bed and Cedar Barrel Spa

    Palapa Day Bed and Cedar Barrel Spa

  • Mood and deep relaxation

    Mood and deep relaxation

  • Dining


  • Kitchen & Lounge Social

    Kitchen & Lounge Social

  • Plush Feathery Retirement!

    Plush Feathery Retirement!

  • Indonesian Stone Flower Head

    Indonesian Stone Flower Head

  • Tall Palms in the Breeze

    Tall Palms in the Breeze

  • Tiki Tom on Duty

    Tiki Tom on Duty

  • Signature Plumeria

    Signature Plumeria

  • House Shopping Cart

    House Shopping Cart

  • Swami's Beach looking South to La Jolla!

    Swami's Beach looking South to La Jolla!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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