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Moonlight Beach Family Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Located on the south side of family friendly Moonlight Beach, this two story custom home was newly renovated in 2009 and features custom natural stone, hardwood decks and teakwood floors. The location provides stunning views of Moonlight Beach with it's volleyball courts, toddler playground, snack bar, bon-fire pits and lifeguard tower. It's an easy walk to the beach with kids and gear. The 'D' street beach access is one block to the south where the locals go to get away from the crowds. The famous Coast Highway is only three blocks east where you will find a variety of restaurants, bars and beach boutiques. The vintage La Paloma Theater is also 3 blocks away and is known for featuring intriguing, recently released movies. The coaster train station is just four blocks away, where you can take a ride to downtown San Diego and Petco Park.

This house has a magnificent roof top deck with a 360 degree view. The hot tub is perched on the edge of the roof top deck to take advantage of the ocean views and sunsets. The enclosed backyard is tropically landscaped and features a custom made fire pit with seating to enjoy the night sky.

The gourmet kitchen is located on the first floor off the front deck that looks towards Moonlight Beach. The dining table seats 10, the outdoor table seats 6 and the kitchen bar seats 4. The family room is adjacent to the kitchen and contains a huge couch that faces the wood burning fireplace and a 55' LG flat screen TV. The outdoor Bar B Q is just outside the door next to the kitchen. Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms are also located on the first floor, along with full size washer and dryer. The second floor contains the master bedroom with private bath, a sitting room and a family room with bar, where you can watch your favorite game on the 48' flat screen TV.

The house comes fully furnished with bedding, utensils dishes, etc - you just need to show up and start enjoying the beach along with Downtown Encinitas.


More Details

Bill Gibney
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Why Bill Gibney chose San Diego County

Location, location, location!!! You are able to park your car and never drive the rest of your stay. The house is located between 2 beach access points. The famous Coast Hwy is 3 blocks away. The coaster train is 4 blocks away. Whole Foods is about 5 blocks away. A great sports bar is 3 blocks away!

What makes this house unique

Not having to drive anywhere!!


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in one guestroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen hide-a-bed downstairs, king hide-a-bed upstairs, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed with single on top, double on bottom, plus pull out trundle underneath
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Moonlight Beach Family Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Total Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This place is total perfection. Location, accommodations, view, warmth. The owners of this home have thought of everything. And everything is top notch. Whole Foods is walkable for groceries. The beautiful outdoor grill is a dream as is the Chef’s gourmet kitchen; the outdoor shower is perfectly located to be private and convenient. The deck overlooks beautiful Moonlight Beach, which is lively during the day and perfectly peaceful at night and is gorgeous for margarita sunsets. The Eagles played in the background on the LCD TV next to the beautiful gas fireplace with limestone mantel on the chilly beach evenings, “You can check out but you may never leave….” We will be California dreaming until we are back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our stay in this fabulous home! It was so well equipped and all first class-kitchen, bedrooms, beach chairs and toys, amazing tv's, stereo system and so much more! There are so many areas to hang out in this home. We loved the rooftop hot tub-amazing views and also really enjoyed having meals on the front patio. We loved walking to the many coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and shops. The owner is wonderful to work with-very responsive. Encinitas has so much to offer. We loved the low key feel of the area. Our family of 5-including 3 teenagers, is very particular when it come to staying in hotels and rentals. We don't like to slum it. We all said we'd love to return to this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

To say this home is idyllic is an understatement. The location couldn't be beat, with full ocean views and Moonlight beach a half block away. The home has everything you could think to need and more. My stay with four adults, one tween, and two teenagers was so perfect that they are still talking about it and want to know when we are going back. Everything from surf lessons, movies, restaurants, and shopping is three short blocks away. The Gibney's are wonderful hosts and we all hope to be back soon. Thanks for a perfect retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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