About the property
- House1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
Classic, single level So Cal beach cottage in the BEST location...Check our reviews! Just one block to famous Moonlight beach... Park in the brand new 2 car garage (much needed for summer months) and stroll a block to the beach & two blocks to beautiful Hwy 101/downtown Encinitas (see the video about the town) with a multitude of restaurants, shops & entertainment for all.
Sleeping for 5-6 with two bedrooms plus bonus sun room ( best suited for 1 adult or 2 kids), two full baths & new over-sized two car garage with full laundry. Spacious living room has plenty of seating, a work desk area & 55" state of the art Roku (streaming) flat screen TV with Netflix/ Cox cable /HBO, Blue Ray player + selection of DVD's for your use. Free Wi Fi internet access. We also have a variety of board games and a small library of books for family fun.
Kitchen with new dining table for 6 is fully equipped with all you need to cook in or order out! Just off kitchen is access to over-sized two car garage with laundry and additional patio with propane BBQ. Fully fenced and gated private courtyard patio/yard with new landscaping. Additional separate deck off bedrooms, outdoor dining table, adirondack chairs to enjoy the sunsets, read a book or BBQ. Encinitas offers year-round outdoor entertaining with coffee shops, restaurants, yoga studios, nightlife and so much more!
We have supplied all of the beach gear (chairs, towels, umbrella, surf/boogie boards, sand toys and two bikes) so you can stroll or ride one block away to Moonlight Beach to enjoy the playground, swimming/surfing, snack bar and picnic area with fire pits. (Moonlight Beach has recently undergone a $4.8 million dollar face lift with new concession stand, beach rentals, playground, restrooms & showers and life guard tower) Two blocks away is popular Coast Hwy 101 with gourmet restaurants/cafes, shopping, La Paloma movie theatre, yoga studios and day spas. With nearly perfect year-round temperatures the outdoors is what locals and vacationers alike relish. Ride bikes , swim, stroll the beach, play volleyball or read a book in the warm sand. For the kids, Legoland is 10 minute drive. San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Petco Park (Home of Padres baseball) & downtown is a 30 minute drive. Plan a day trip to Disneyland (1 hr drive) or just stay local and enjoy this lovely beach town. The new Crossroads Golf Course or Encinitas Ranch Golf Course are just a few minutes away.
The secret charm of this sleepy little beach town is out! Encinitas was voted one of the 'Worlds Best Surf Towns' by National Geographic. The magazine’s criteria included “consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat.” Moonlight Beach was voted 'Best Beach for Families in San Diego' (SD Union Tribune). There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Located with great Interstate 5 freeway and Coaster train access for trips up to Oceanside and points north, or south to the Cedros Design District of Solana Beach and on to beautiful Del Mar (racetrack), La Jolla (Scripps Aquarium) and downtown. San Diego offers the Gaslamp quarter, Seaport Village, Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres), Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Seaworld, World Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park and so much more. Laid back Southern California beach living at its best!
Note the following when considering for your vacation experience...This home is located in a residential neighborhood and you are requested to be respectful of quiet hours from 10 pm - 8 am. NO parties/group events, smoking or pets on property. Please check our guest reviews!
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- Apr 23, 2018
I am a 25+ year resident of Encinitas, owner/property manager of this home.( Licensed CA Realtor DRE #01095358.) I can assist you in planning your travels to San Diego. Just ask! There nothing better than feeling 'at home' when vacationing and that is what we aim to provide for our guests. We live locally and this is our private family residence in which we spend part of the year enjoying the beach and downtown. We make sure the house is clean, well stocked and comfortable just as you would like it. We are available to give you advice on planning your vacation to include all of the great things San Diego County and especially Encinitas has to offer. We really believe Moonlight Beach is the best beach town in San Diego!
Renee purchased this House in 2000
Why Renee chose Encinitas
North County San Diego is truly a special place to be. As locals, we love to spend time walking on the sand, surfing, playing in the waves & strolling the 101 with its great restaurants & shops. Encinitas is a charming beach community with pristine weather year-round. We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
This home is ideally located within walking distance to all local sights...1 block to Moonlight Beach, 2 blocks to downtown restaurants/shops, Amtrak train station, easy freeway access to points north (LA - 1 hour) or south (San Diego -30 minutes)
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay by the beach!
We were very happy with our stay. We loved that the beach was a quick stroll away. The beach gear was so nice to have, beach cruisers were an added bonus. Everything was well cared for and convenient. Would definitely come again!
Good for family
A nice older home,well maintained,with new double car garage/ laundry room. It’s very comfortable and spacious within minutes walking distance to beach and downtown Encinitas. Garage is a big perk here owing to parking near the beach being limited. Master bedroom has king bed and is separated from the other bedroom which has twin beds by a Jack and Jill bath. There is another twin bed on entry porch and another nice bath adjacent to the kitchen and great room. Great for family and we would certainly book it again. Not so good for couples seeking the privacy of two master suites
Thanks, John for your review of our beach bungalow. Glad you got to celebrate the holidays in sunny Calif. Hope to have you again. Renee
The property was perfect for what we needed. It was comfortable and close to the beach.
The location was great. You could walk to the beach and to downtown Encinitas. The beds were comfortand the kitchen was well stocked. We will return.
Thank you Linda for your review. I am glad you family got to celebrate the holidays in Encinitas. Hope to host you again.
Cute beach cottage
We enjoyed staying in the site beach cottage and walking to the beach and town for dinner. House clean and well stocked!
Thanks Kristie for your review. Glad it worked well for your family.
Renee: We have already talked with you about our wonderful stay for the week. It met our every expectation. We were grateful for all the amenities and loved the time at the beach. We plan to return next summer and will contact you. Brad and Jane
Brad and Jane- It was a pleasure to host your family and I am glad we got to meet! I thank you for the great communication we had during your stay. Looking forward to talking to you next year and would love to have you visit Encinitas again. Warm regards- Renee
Beautiful beach cottage very close to a great beach
We are just back from a week at this great property. The interior is very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable and the outdoor area is great for lounging. Our 18 month old especially enjoyed the fenced in yard. Renee has all of the things you need for a great time at the beach, chairs, umbrella, beach toys and boogie boards. Having a garage was a real bonus as the parking can get slim in the summer. Encinitas is a cool little town with some great dining choices within walking distance. The beach was super close and has a large playground that we visited daily. Love this place and we will return again hopefully soon! Had a minor issue with the hot water that Renee took care of immediately.
Thank you Grahame for your nice comments. The remodel with the addition of the much needed new 2 car garage/laundry for off street parking had a few snags but all good now. Thanks for again for your patience and hope to have you stay again!
North County San Diego premier Moonlight beach location near Del Mar Racetrack,San Diego Zoo/Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Carlsbad flower fields,Quail Botanical Gardens. 1 hour drive north to Disneyland/L.A. area attractions.
Additional information about rental rates
3 night minimum stay. 7 night minimum stay Summer 2018 (Sunday to Sunday) 100% refund if cancelled within 30 days of stay. Longer terms/special reduced rates are available in the off season months. Contact owner for last minute discounts or with any questions.