2 Blks to Beach, Total Remodel, Private Yard, Classy, Affordable
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Encinitas condo description
After your first visit, you will want to come back year after year. This totally remodeled unit is located just 2 short blocks from famous Moonlight Beach, and 4 blocks to downtown Encinitas. Encinitas is considered by many as one of the true gem beach areas in the county, providing many niche eating and shopping options and multi-million dollar upgrade to it's beach facilities. The 1 bedroom unit that has a totally landscaped private backyard, and a large dedicated parking spot right in-front.
The remodeled retreat has wonderful decorations and includes queen sized bed, beautifully tiled shower, stone floor, and granite counter tops. The entertainment system includes a 42 inch flat screen TV with the ability to stream most Netflix movies directly to the TV at no additional charge. Bring your MP3s and play the music thru the sound system as you sit in your private backyard which is lushly landscaped and includes a gas barbecue.
We have had great feedback, just check out the comments left by our guests.
Moonlight is one of the most popular beaches in North County San Diego, with facilities that include restrooms, showers, volleyball courts, fire pits, barbecues, beach rentals , children’s playground, and even a great snack bar! If you want a more secluded beach, just walk about 100 yards north or south on the beach.
Walk into downtown Old Encinitas which is just 4 short blocks away and eat at one of the many great restaurants or shop at the small unique shops.
The unit has complete set of dishes, linens, towels, beach chairs, umbrella, and wifi. Also has private washer and dryer.
There is a beautiful walk-in shower but no bath tub, so for small children, it may not be a great place.
We are dog-friendly. The unit is best suited for small to mid-size dogs.
Keywords: Private Unit, duplex
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Close to a great beach. Best area around.
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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My husband and I hoped to rent a place in the San Diego area where I could work, but we'd be close to the beach. Warren and Meryl's place was more than we could have hoped for! They have equipped their hideaway with everything you could possibly want, or need, for a beach vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped for staying in, and only eating out for special meals (for which they made excellent recommendations). Sitting out on the patio, smelling the ocean air, listening to the sounds of the community.... awesome! The beach is close and provides excellent walking, along with bird and people watching! I was so happy we chose their place instead of a hotel. No comparison! In fact, as I walked on the beach each day, I made multiple plans in my head for return trips ----- what a joy!
- Guest Cello Girl (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 12/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, people with disabilities.
The best value in Encinitas.
The best value in Encinitas.
We had a great time in this adorable one bedroom place. The location is really quiet and close to the beach.Warren responded to all of our questions within minutes. I believe this is the best value in Encinitas.You can't go wrong staying here. Thank you Warren for such amazing time. My doggy is already missing the sun bathing on the amazing patio. Will be back next year:)
- Guest Pavlinka S.
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/08/13
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Really Classy VRBO, One of the Best I've seen, A Gorgeous Beach retreat!
Really Classy VRBO, One of the Best I've seen, A Gorgeous Beach retreat!
We loved our time at the Encinitas Hideaway! Everything was top notch and the attention to detail really nice. Beautiful appliances, tile work, mosaic in shower, excellent bed, quiet, and private outdoor patio & yard. We walked or rode bikes everywhere in town. The beach is so beautiful and close to the unit. We loved the Lumberyard bar and had fun shopping in all the funky shops downtown. I'd highly recommend this place and it's truly one of the best I've rented on VRBO in the last 7 years of using it for both domestic and international lodging! The owners were great to work with and very helpful onsite. We will return again and again! We love Encinitas and think of it as the perfect California beach town to visit..,we close our eyes and pretend to live in paradise for a few days!
- Guest Amy (Seattle)
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
This is a hidden gem! Perfect location, just a few blocks from Moonlight beach (which is fantastic) and walking-distance to shops and restaurants. I spent a week here and quickly felt right at home. It is small, but perfect for 1-3 people (my daughter and her friend spent three nights); great features and upgrades make this a very nice stay and a great value. I typically stay in a hotel, but never again. With the proximity to the beach, full kitchen, parking space, and washing machine/dryer, I will definitely be back!
- Guest Steven J (United States)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children.
My wife and I and our Westie had a fabulous vacation at Warren & Meryl's rental. The photos do not do justice to the wonderful finishes in the remodel and the well kept back yard. The kitchen was well stocked and the TV and internet were first rate. The back yard was totally fenced-in and very private for our dog and the off-street parking spot was a bonus. The rental is in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk from a very popular beach. Encinitas was very quaint with many boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops within easy walking distance. Warren was also quite helpful recommending restaurants in the nearby communities. The rental is a short walk from the train station and we rode the Coaster to Old Town in San Diego. I brought a bicycle with me which I rode every day to the nearby communities of Oceanside and Del Mar, and appreciated the use of the garage to keep my bike secure. The washer & dryer for our use was also convenient and appreciated. This is a fabulous rental and we have already made a reservation to return.
- Guest Ken (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
This was a great hideaway. It was beautifully decorated & very well stocked with very nice supplies. Patio had a gas grill, nice table/chairs which was perfect for outside dining &/or quiet time. Personal washer/dryer in garage was such a convenience, bikes & beach cart/toys available. The yard was beautifully manicured and very private. Warren & Meryl were very pleasant and responded very quickly to any questions or concerns we had. Warren was very conscientious in fixing technology issues (which did not impact us too much) but he wanted everything to be right. Everything was so convenient-shops, groceries, eateries--all within walking distance. Moonlight Beach conveniently located & newly renovated as well Would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone. So much better than a hotel !!!
- Guest Mary Ellen & Rod (Webster, NY)
- Date of stay 04/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, adventure seekers.
This vacation rental was perfect for us! We are a single mom and preteen son and felt comfortable, safe, and at home. The apartment is furnished with everything we needed - everything is in great condition, great lighting, comfy bed and pillows, nice configuration, beautiful shower, and lovely (and stocked) kitchen cabinets. The furnishings, decor and fixtures were all tasteful, comfortable, beautiful - we just loved it. The private yard and patio is sweet! The kitchen and bbq are all very user friendly - we cooked many of our meals there and packed a lot of lunches. The washer and dryer came in quite handy, they are very accessible and easy to use. Has an upscale feel with a very affordable price. Warren and Meryl have beach bikes and beach chairs for you to use - and beach towels too! Warren even offered to let my son borrow a boogie board (had it just been a bit warmer!). We felt lucky to have such gracious hosts, and just knowing they are right there on site and available is part of the charm. My son called it "home" while we were there, and said he could live there forever....that says a lot for a boy who loves his home! Moonlight beach is beautiful and a short 2-block walk, we went there several evenings to enjoy the ocean, beach, and watch the surfers. We walked through downtown Encinitas a couple of times and loved it. Only visited one restaurant in Encinitas (son is a picky eater) - again only about 2 or 3 blocks away - Hapi Fish, we loved it. Where else in the world could mom have sushi and son have a cheese quisadilla and french fries in a very beachy atmosphere! Would have loved to dine at Roxy. Wished we had one more week to keep exploring the area! Check out what's available in the apartment before you go shopping. Great centralized location for our outings to SeaWorld, Legoland, and the Zoo.
- Guest Machele J.
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers.
We visited from New England and this cozy retreat was, quiet, clean, comfortable, and full of everything you could need and more! The parking space was quite a bonus and the backyard was beautiful, very relaxing and private. The kitchen area had all we needed and was perfect for us. It includes WiFi and a TV in the living area and bedroom with every channel you can imagine. The bathroom/shower – water closet area was really nice with plenty of counter space and plenty of clean towels. The bedroom was spacious with a great closet area for luggage and to hang clothes. We even had use of the washer & dryer which is a plus. There were many quaint restaurants and a Whole Foods market within walking distance as well as a short distance to the beach. Warren and Meryl were great - easygoing and helpful. Merryl’s art was found hanging on the walls. I would highly recommend this rental and hope to visit again in the future.
- Guest Diane & Joe (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 11/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Best Beach Vacation
Best Beach Vacation
This Encinitas Hideaway is perfectly located in a quiet neighborhood one block from the beach and in walking distance to all kind of fun shops and restaurants. You enter through a beautifully maintained, private little garden with palm trees, lawn and bougainvillea. The apartment is very clean and furnished with a lot of love and care and attention to detail. The owners, Warren and Meryl, really thought of everything you could wish for, including free Netflix streaming, WiFi, a full kitchen, beach chairs, bikes, washer, dryer and a great parking spot right outside the entrance... We were so grateful that we could bring our dogs, they loved the fenced yard and had a ball at the Del Mar dog beach. The owner, Warren, was very kind, respectful of our privacy and very helpful with restaurant recommendations and other questions. We loved Ki's restaurant and Bull Taco (inside the Cardiff Elijo campground) and Fish 101 in Leucadia. We will return!
- Guest Christiane (Sedona)
- Date of stay 12/04/12
- Review Submitted 12/09/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children.
BEST in the WEST
BEST in the WEST
I needed to find a place for my brother and sister-in-law close to me in Encinitas…and Wow what a find I made with this great rental. The location was the best. It's is very quiet, attractive, and peaceful area, with shopping, restaurants, and all other necessities just a walk away…5 minutes, literally. The beach being two blocks away and Dog beach in Del Mar just 5 miles away…the dogs were in heaven everyday. The house was very clean, well maintained, very well equipped. My brother wants to come back every year now. The owners of this property were so good about renting it to them and always getting back to us when we had any questions regarding the electronics or just everyday things. Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach apartment! It was so beautiful and such a great location. We just loved hanging out on the back patio and the weather couldn’t have been better for them visiting from AZ, in November. The best part was how quiet it was. Thank you Warren for providing everything we would needed for a great week at the beach. See you next year. You have the best in the West…..Chris, Shannon and Kathy
- Guest kkraft81255 (-)
- Date of stay 11/22/12
- Review Submitted 12/02/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
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Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2014
4 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
- Cleaning: $60
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: san diego international Airport (SAN) at 25 Miles
- Nearest Train: Encinitas Coaster and Amtrak at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 5 at 0.6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Moonlight Beach (just 2 short blocks) at 0.2 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: D Street Bar & Grill (many others within walking) at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Bear Mountain (Big Bear) at 134 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Encinitas Ranch Golf Course at 2.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1991
About the owner: I have lived in the San Diego area for over 30 years and in Encinitas for over 20 years. My wife and I grew up back in NY/NJ. I first visited the San Diego area while at Arizona State and immediatly knew I found the place I wanted to live. I worked as an engineer
Why the Owner Chose Encinitas:
Encinitas has a small beach town atmosphere, people are very friendly, and it has the best beach around. The rental unit is very private with its own entrance and typically I don't see our renters for days on end. But if you need something..I am close.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Take our beach bikes for a ride on the beach during low tide, it is a great experience. Also stream hundreds of Netflix movies at no charge.
- Primary: + (760) 483-3369
- Secondary: + 760 436 6304
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Private backyard and entrance. Great for diner and has gas barbecue
Couch in Livingroom area, entrance to private backyard with barbeque and parking
Bedroom with new Queen bed, small LCD TV, and celling fan
Moonlight Beach is just 2 short blocks away...best beach in North County
New tile in shower with seat, security handle and removable shower head
Another view of main living areas showing large 40 inch flat screen.
Main living area.
View of back yard from main living area. Gas barbeque on left
2nd view of bedroom
Bathroom with granite counter top
Downtown Encinitas is just 4 short blocks away...great restuarants and shopping
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