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Charming Casita in Sleepy Beach Community

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Beautifully furnished romantic casita, located on gated grounds, just a short walk (6 blocks) to downtown Encinitas, Moonlight Beach and train station.

After a day of enjoying surf and sand indulge in the diverse restaurants, coffee houses, and shopping Encinitas has to offer. Legoland, Del Mar Track, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Petco Padres Ballpark, Gaslamp District, Old Town, Cedros Design district, and Del mar Racetrack are also just a short drive away. Bicycles available for cruising Encinitas.

Onsite parking. 1 bedroom with walk-in closet, beautiful bathroom w/shower, fully appointed modern kitchen (stainless steel appliances, blender, coffee maker, iron, toaster) living room with large TV, WiFi, breakfast bar, and very large deck overlooking grounds and partial oceanview. Ideal for barbequing or or just relaxing. Fully equipped with teak eating and lounge furniture. Ceiling fans in both living and bedrooms.

As of 1/1/2009 the City of Encinitas has added a 10% tax to all rentals less than 31 days for the purpose of restoring the beach sand. All proceeds go to this effort and we appreciate your support. The tax will be added to the rental rate.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Doris Arterburn and son, Eric Arterburn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Doris Arterburn and son, Eric Arterburn

We bought the property when our Grandson was born in Encinitas and fell in love with the prospect of our son living in the main house and having a place for us to stay when we visit.

Doris Arterburn and son, Eric Arterburn purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Doris Arterburn and son, Eric Arterburn chose Encinitas

We loved the 1940's villa main house with the unique private 1 bedroom casita over the garage. The grounds are beautiful and the area is somewhat secluded in a residential neighborhood.

What makes this bungalow unique

Beautiful second story Casita setting overlooking Encinitas Beach community with endless sunsets and large deck for outside activity and and a 'peak a boo' view of the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your warm hospitality. We had a fabulous time at your quaint casita in Encinitas! It was everything and more than we dreamed about! It was lovely, spacious, and serenity personified! My favorites were the fantastic windows! We basked in the bright light and fresh air. Lastly, the succulent gardens inspired us and we found one for our house at the nursery. Indeed, the casita is a very special place! We hope to return one day!
Dec 2014
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Encinitas Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower, toilet and sink with excellent lighting, &medicine cabinet. Basic amenities provided are shower gel, soap & shampoo, plus disposable make-up removers & hair dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Casita in Sleepy Beach Community
average rating of 4.875 based on 65 reviews

Lovely little place

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 5 nights at this lovely little Casita. Had a relaxing time and loved the location! Walking distance to downtown Encinitas, Moonlight Beach and some amazing restaurants. The Casita is located at the end of very private street, was fully equipped with everything that you could need.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you enjoyed charming Encinitas and staying at our Casita. Truly a hidden Gem in Southern California.
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Fargo, ND

Comfortable stay in Encinitas!

  • 5 of 5

We spent six days at this beautiful Casita in Encinitas! Excellent accommodations with lovely CA sunshine warming our afternoon on the patio! We found this property to be close to the ocean, to downtown and to many excellent restaurants in the area. Thank you for your hospitality Doris and Eric!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy we could share our wonderful sunshine with such delightful guests. Keep warm in North Dakota the rest of the winter and hope to see you again.
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A very sweet little casita

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 4 nights in Eric's casita in Encinitas. The apartment is extremely well equipped with everything that you could possibly need and is very comfortably furnished. The TV has been upgraded with a wide selection of programs available.

Although it's situated close to the I-5, the Freeway didn't disturb us at all.

The main street and Moonlight beach are an easy 10 minute walk away where a large variety of shops and restaurants can be found.

Eric was a very welcoming and helpful host. We would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The casita was perfect! Close proximity to everything and gorgeous ocean views.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice , comfortable, charming

  • 5 of 5

We have been starting our holidays at the casita for several years ..

Relaxing, before the hectic days ahead.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Clean, comfy Casita. Our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cozy property. Clean, comfortable, and close to the train station, Encinitas restaurants, shopping, and Moonlight Beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Daley Double Cocktail Lounge
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
San Diego Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Moonlight Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

The Encinitas short term tax of 10% applies to stays of 30 days or less.
The refundable security deposit of $250.00 is due at booking along with a signed contract to hold dates. The deposit is fully refundable after check-out if the Casita is left in good condition and it not part of the rental fees. The rental fees are due 15 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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