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Magnificent Beachfront Home, Luxury Decor, Directly on Moonlight Beach

(7 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/17/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

BeachFront Home, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Patio, (Sleeps 6)

A unique and lovely beachfront home on Moonlight Beach is waiting for your arrival. Situated in a beachfront community just minutes from the quaint village of Encinitas (two blocks walking), the retreat is conveniently located. It is half hour to downtown San Diego to the south, and Carlsbad/LaCosta to the north. A Hollywood movie, 'The Champagne Gang', was filmed for one week at this site because of this unique location. Special events were held at this home, 22 weddings were also performed at this site as well as family/class reunions. This was a family estate for 45 years and is now open to the public as a unique beachfront home on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

San Diego offers entertainment activities and cultural sites for the entire family.

Keywords: Duplex/Beach Level

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/17/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Only for beach level...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Beautiful king canopy bed...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    2 additional rollaways for the house...moreless

  • Lower Level: King size bed (1), Trundle Bed, (2) Twins convert into possible king (2) rollaways Additional people can be added at the Upper Level, (Call Donna for more information)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • A lovely fruit basket is provided upon arrival A massage can be order nearby....private...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining is the the living room overlooking the patio....many sitting tables and chairs, couches in patio...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Many linens, blankets, throws, pillows at home...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for one and outside parking in front of house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Many beach towels as well as bathtowels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Includes several coffees and teas...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Many utensils including BBQ set...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A mulititude of dishes and untensils.... often used for parties and gatherings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full -equipped kitchen with many supplies for often used for events. BBQ equipment...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely patio with glass table and several chairs, couches and pillows....overlooks entire ocean...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    with a set of BBQ equipment...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring I
Feb 18 - Apr 8, 2017
1 night min stay
Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Spring II
Apr 24 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2017
4 night min stay
Fall II
Nov 29 - Dec 16, 2017
1 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%


Security Deposit covers all terms including pet.

Fruit basket upon arrival.


Preferably rented weekly but for lesser days please call Donna at (760) 753-0746

Be payed in full upon booking

Cash, Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Bank Transfers Only

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My name is Donna, I was raised in San Marino California and come from a warm and hard-working Italian/English/German family. My immigrant parents worked as educators, health practitioners, and law enforcement. I have spent my life as a middle school teacher of world civilizations and have nurtured thousands of students in the course of a busy lifetime. At one point in my life, it was time for me to find my Place of Peace, which I did. It is here, at my Beach Retreat, which I share with others so that, like myself, they may experience the soul-soothing qualities of life by the Ocean. There is something very special about being able to wake and doze to the distant sounds of the sea, be soothed by the fragrance of salt, and be invigorated by the brush of an ocean breeze as we gaze at myriad stars twinkling above. Everyone -- everyone -- told me that I could not afford this home on a teacher's salary, but I have made it a priority and invite you to join me in enjoying this special sliver of heaven. By staying here and becoming a trusted guest and client who will hopefully return year after year, together we can achieve this dream together: cultivating our souls by surrounding ourselves with peace, tranquility and beauty, so that we may bring peace to others. Did you know that 97% of our earth's water is in the Ocean and yet less than 1% of oceans are protected by law as ocean sanctuaries? Hopefully a stay here at the Beach Retreat will rekindle your love of nature and help you get all your priorities straight - like it has done for me - I hope you join us for special moments like writing a book, rekindling a marriage, having a wedding or family reunion, or enjoying a sports retreat full of yoga, ocean swimming and beach walking. California is a world capital of health and with our mild climate it is the perfect place to be and stay healthy in harmony with the planet!

Why the Owner Chose Encinitas, CA, USA:
This estate is a unique one of a kind beachfront home directly on Moonlight Beach. This newly renovated beach has a lovely lookout, walkways, concession stand, fire pits, bathroom/showers and a landscape that would entice any beach goer. It is known for surfing, and the best swimming beach in North county. Our little corner of the world is a destination for those who want peace and tranquility. If you are a world traveller and stay here you will quickly notice that the Beach Retreat is unlike anywhere you have been before. This unique beach and oceanfront property is quiet - there are no sounds from loud streets, we do not hear trains, and it is possible to put your suit on and walk straight out to the beach. In the other direction, it is just a couple of blocks from a myriad of restaurants including Italian, Peruvian, Continental, American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, cafés, boutiques, local museums, and more. If you have children, San Diego offers LegoLand (just a short drive away), San Diego Zoo, Sea World, SeaPort Village, Old Town, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Cave and Children's Cove, local hiking trails and so much more. We have held many weddings at this property because of its proximity to the ocean and special Outlook promontory covered with grass for ceremonies above the sea. If you plan to bring together a larger group, both levels of this home (upper and lower) are available to rent - this Beach level below, as well as the luxury Upper level above. You will be comfortable surrounded by the bright counters in the kitchen and bathroom, a special marine style bathroom, an outdoor bbq, a huge walk-out patio for having dinner or gazing at the beach and ocean horizon depending on the time of day. The charms of this Beach Retreat are so many: at the end of the day relax in this beachfront environment as you leisurely dine, read or write a book, take in a movie or watch some TV. This relaxing space is all yours to call home for the time you are with us!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This Beach Retreat is the perfect place for a healthy and spiritually fulfilling getaway. Leave your cares behind, unplug, rejuvenate and celebrate life on your own, with friends, or loved ones. Or, for the worker bee, stay plugged in and work from paradise from your computer as you gaze out towards the beach instead of a cubicle or office wall. With all the benefits of an island retreat including toes-in-the-sand therapy, excellent food, meals on the patio outdoors, and sunset soirées, the Beach Retreat is also only 30 mins from an international airport, walking distance from a train and coaster station. I fell in love with this property because I have spent my life in the fast lane professionally speaking and it was time to get back in touch with the me behind the round-the-clock educator me. By mixing so much beauty into a life that is still busy, I have achieved a certain amount of balance that was lacking in my life before. By sharing this property with others and making all our lives more abundant as a result, it nourishes my own spirit and I become a more complete person. I look forward to hopefully making a 100% electric vehicle available for your use in September 2015, it can be recharged just two blocks away, and is a no-emissions renewable clean energy vehicle that will be part of our making our world a more harmonious place when we all do our part to live in a sustainable manner by reducing waste and pollution. I will be honored to have you as my guest and hope you respect and protect my special property as much as I do. Once you are here, you will want to share it with your friends and family and I hope you do! I have had visitors from all four corners of the globe and many become return visitors, building a special relationship with this little slice of paradise where seagulls, sandpipers, and pelicans fly in unison above whales, dolphins, and sea lions.

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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 12/17/2016

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  • View of Moonlight Beach

    View of Moonlight Beach

  • Patio Area of the Beach Retreat

    Patio Area of the Beach Retreat

  • Living Room Area

    Living Room Area

  • Kitchen


  • Patio to beach at night

    Patio to beach at night

  • Nautical Bathroom

    Nautical Bathroom

  • Year round Beach Retreat!

    Year round Beach Retreat!

  • Seaside park in front of Beach Retreat... great for weddings!

    Seaside park in front of Beach Retreat... great for weddings!

  • Front of the Beach Retreat

    Front of the Beach Retreat

  • Living Room & Dining Area of Beach Retreat

    Living Room & Dining Area of Beach Retreat

  • Exterior of home

    Exterior of home

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • View of Moonlight Beach from Patio

    View of Moonlight Beach from Patio

  • Endless sunsets!

    Endless sunsets!

  • Enjoy walks along the beach of Encinitas!

    Enjoy walks along the beach of Encinitas!

VRBO #198369

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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