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Encinitas Cottage Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Separate Cottage, 2 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4), close to beach

The cottage is a seperate unit, a backyard 'granny-flat' that's about 750sq. feet . You have two seperate bedrooms, a kitchenette/living area plus bathroom. Freshly remodeled, this 'beach close' charmer looks out upon a secluded garden and lawn with badminton and loads of flowers. Eclectic is the feeling. Attention to 'creature comforts' and simplicity was the intention when renovating[Italian and Mexican tile accents, hardwood floors...] . An ajoining [but completely private] second bedroom is generously sized and includes a double bed. The kitchenette and living area overlooks the lawn and garden area.. . NO SMOKING in house or on the grounds.

We see the situation as most attractive to couples, or couples with children, looking for a peaceful setting within a short walk to our little beach town and our great beaches-, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Leucadia, a sample of Southern California beach living.

We are located in one of north San Diego County's oldest neighborhoods, the Highlands of Encinitas. A 10 to 15 min. walk and you will find yourself in the quaint seaside town. Ethnic dining is big; great Italian, Peruvain, Thai, Indian, Japanese, etc.- Encinitas seems to be on the cutting edge of the 'conscious life-style' movement so health minded options abound. Whole Foods is close by. While the beach and ocean remain the main attractions, the beautiful gardens of the Self Realization Fellowship are a short walk into town, a resource for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our town is 'coming of age' you might say and it's all just a short walk away.

Return to the tranquility of your secluded and cozy garden cottage. If it feels like a fit, drop in and give us a try, maybe you'll become a regular.

Keywords: casita

More Details

Owner
Carol and Tony Hyde
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Carol and Tony Hyde

Your hosts Carol and Tony Hyde have resided in the local community since the early seventies. Carol, a nurse and psychotherapist, is an avid ocean kayaker and hiking enthusiast. Tony has worked in the surfing industry and in property development, but his passion and main focus is riding waves. He is happy to share his local knowledge with those who ask, as is Carol.

Carol and Tony Hyde purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Carol and Tony Hyde chose Encinitas

We both were drawn to Encinitas for the same reason- its' laid back Southern California charm. Through the years we have enjoyed sharing the many attributes of our location with our friends and family and have recently decided we would like to expand that pool to include guests through VRBO.

What makes this cottage unique

Primarily we offer a quiet space for our guests that is within comfortable walking distance from the beach and town. We enjoy maintaining our cottages' gardenlike setting and look forward to offering a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere to those who are drawn to come. For the more adventuresome, the local surfshops provide rentals and equipment to indulge your passion. Surf Camps and Surf Lessons are offered close to Moonlight Beach, right down the way. The sidewalks down roll up at 8:00 pm anymore, Encinitas has it's share of nightlife, music and drinking establishments 'pepper' the Coast Highway.

Amenities

Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
spacious backyard opens up from your cottage and patio area[where outside cooking area is], fountains and lots of plants and flowers, peaceful setting and feeling. there is badminton set up in the yard-room for fun and games.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

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Encinitas Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 88 reviews
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, great hosts. My two kids loved the yard. Everything is very well kept.

Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cotrage. Hope to see you and your family again sometime! Warm regards, Carol and Tony
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5

Warm and welcoming Casita

  • 5 of 5

Separate sleeping rooms and plenty of living space make this cottage casita work for many. All the comforts of home are found within walking distance to the beach and the town of Encinitas. Everything has been thought of and taken care of for your stay to ensure your comfort. And host, Carol and Tony are truly delightful and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really adorable and homey

  • 5 of 5

This casita was roomy and pleasant. Quiet and close to town and the spectacular beaches. (not within walking distance). Hosts were friendly and welcoming. I’d definitely be inclined to stay again. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was good to have you . Regards to walking to the beaches, we walk down to Swami's Beach for beachvwalks or for sunsets. Yet if you want to take beach gear ( chairs etc) , you do have to drive...!
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5

Quiet Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Great location to explore Encinitas. Tony and Carol made us feel so welcome. Well appointed

cottage with a homey touch. AND a peaceful backyard with the sound of chimes gently swaying with the breeze. We will be back. Thank You

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our cottage, and for your kind words...we surely hope you will be back! May 2018 bring you many memorable moments. With appreciation, Carol and Tony
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5

Lovely Quiet Haven

  • 5 of 5

Charming, nice people provided an attractive, well furnished, comfortable spot in a great location. Everything we wanted and more! Close to beach and restaurants but far enough away to allow walking and jogging without the hassle of traffic. Nice furnishings, great bed, usable kitchen-- can't say enough! Amenities abound-- our hosts have really thought ahead! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sure loved having you stay...and wish you the best holiday and 2018!!!! Thank you for staying at our cottage, and we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves..we sure hope you come back ! All the best always, Tony and Carol
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4

It was a cute little place. We really enjoyed it.

  • 4 of 5

Good location.

Everything was provided and it was neat and clean.

Loved the backyard dining area.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Encinitas
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Swami's, and Moonlight

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

This is a no smoking cottage.
Also if you want to have a dinner with family or friends, please double check with owners.
thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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