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Beach Bungalow Beauty~Just steps to Moonlight Beach & town!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Classic, single level beach bungalow. Easy 3 minute walk to famous Moonlight beach.... Just park in the brand new 2 car garage with laundry and walk 1 block to the beach & 2 blocks to the beautiful Hwy 101/downtown Encinitas (see the video about the town) with a multitude of restaurants, shops & entertainment.

Sleeping for 5-6 with two bedrooms, sunroom, two full baths & new 2 car garage with laundry. Spacious living room has plenty of seating, a work desk area & new 55" state of the art Roku (streaming) flat screen TV with cable TV+HBO, Blue Ray player + selection of DVD's for your use. Free Wi Fi computer access. We also have a variety of board games for family fun.

Kitchen with new dining table for 6 is fully equipped with all you need to eat in or order out! Just off kitchen is access to 2 car garage with laundry and additional patio with propane BBQ. Fully fenced and gated private courtyard patio/yard with all new landscaping. Additional separate deck off bedroom, outdoor dining table, adirondack chairs to enjoy the sunsets, read a book or BBQ Encinitas offers year-round outdoor entertaining!

We have supplied beach chairs and towels, sun umbrella, boogie boards & sand toys so you can stroll 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 Coast Highway 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 25 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 4/13). 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!

Please 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.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Renee

There is 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 vacation residence in which we spend part of the year enjoying the beach and downtown. We make sure the house is super 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 think It 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. 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)


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Home is located in a residential neighborhood. Please respect quiet hours from 10pm to 8 am
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , double vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bath 1 - shower & single sink Bath 2 - shower/tub combo & double sink vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle-best for kids
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , new queen bed 2017
  • NEW! Queen size Bed (1) Twin or Single Beds (2) Daybed with trundle (2) ( located in sunroom-best suited for kids) Pack & Play crib if needed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other notes about the property...There is an separate apartment over the garage which is not part of the vrbo rental. It has its own private entrance, patio & parking spot. This is a non-smoking, no pets, no parties property. Home is in a residential neighborhood and guests are asked to be respectful of quiet hours from 10pm-8am. Thank you!


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Beach Bungalow Beauty~Just steps to Moonlight Beach & town!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Cute beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the site beach cottage and walking to the beach and town for dinner. House clean and well stocked!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristie for your review. Glad it worked well for your family.
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Beautiful beach cottage very close to a great beach

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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so close to Moonlight Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Very private and lovely home with all of the things we needed to enjoy our beach vacation. What a find! Great communication with the owner...would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convienent Location, Lovely Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Renee's beach house is only two blocks away from moonlight beach, it was the perfect location for someone vacationing from the East Coast. Lofty Cafe is just down the street. And we had no trouble finding street parking. Renee was incredibly helpful from the beginning during the booking process. Everything was simple and in order when we arrived. The house itself is gorgeous - a front patio, outdoor shower, grill, nice cleaning living room, bedrooms, and baths. The decro is lovely and tasteful. Everything was calming, comfortable, and convenient. Thank you so much Renee for a lovely stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you review. Hope to have you back again!
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Excellent Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was wonderful. We arrived late at night and Renee took extra time to assure our 2.5 year old grandson had a mattress in the master bedroom awaiting his arrival, along with leaving the lights on for us. The home was immaculate and fully stocked. The beach was close enough to walk and we had a great time. Only issue was shower head in second bedroom did not work but we managed fine. We definitely will return next fall. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna- I am glad you enjoyed your stay and happy to accommodate your needs for sleeping arrangements. I appreciate you letting me know about the shower head in the second bath (it helps me when our guests point out things that need to be addressed) and it has been repaired! Best- Renee
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San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park
La Jolla Shores
Downtown San Diego
Seaport Village
Petco Park
Mission Beach
Coronado Island
Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds
San Diego County Fair
Mount Soledad & Korean War Veterans Memorial
Torrey Pines State Beach
Mission Bay Beach
Moonlight Beach
"A block away from my beach house! Awesome!"
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
LEGOLAND California
San Diego Padres
"we are season ticket holders and love this park"
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
USS Midway Museum
House of Blues San Diego
In-N-Out Burger
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
"great views & hiking trails"
Hansen Surfboards & Surf Shop
101 Diner
"California eggs Benedict!!"
Leucadia Pizzeria
Le Papagayo
El Callejon -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International , Carlsbad Palomar Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Lots on 101!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Amtrak, Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I- 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Plenty of restaurants on 101... 2 blocks away
Nearest Beach
Moonlight Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 night min. stay required. 7 night minimum stay Summer 2018 (Sunday to Sunday) 100% refund if cancelled within 30 days of stay.
Payment methods: Free E checks (safe & secure) 2.5% US, 3% Canada, 4% international incur additional credit card surcharge deducted from security deposit at end of stay. Longer terms/special reduced rates are available in the off season months. Contact owner for last minute discounts or with any questions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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