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Just Steps to Moonlight Beach ~ Can't beat this location!

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 just steps to the beach....No need for a car- just park and walk a 2 minutes to Moonlight Beach & 5 minutes to the beautiful Hwy 101 and downtown Encinitas (see the video link) with a multitude of restaurants, shops & entertainment.

Sleeping for 5-6 with two bedrooms, sunroom & two full baths, 2 car garage. 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 dining table for 6 is fully equipped. Just off kitchen is a 2 car garage with laundry. Completely fenced and private courtyard patio. Additional separate deck, outdoor dining table, adirondack chairs and propane grill for those sunset BBQs for year-round outdoor entertaining.

We have supplied beach chairs, beach towels, sun umbrella, boogie boards & sand toys so you can stroll one block away to Moonlight Beach to enjoy the playground, swimming/surfing, new snack bar and picnic area with fire pits. (Moonlight Beach has undergone a $4.8 million dollar facelift which was completed June 2013. New concession stand, beach rentals, playground, restrooms & showers.) Two blocks away is Coast Highway 101 with a multitude of 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 the Padres) & 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 in 2012. 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 (1/2 hr. drive) 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!

Keywords: beach house, retreat, bungalow, Encinitas

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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 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 has to offer.

Renee purchased this house in 2000

Why Renee chose San Diego County

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

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
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle-best for kids
  • Queen size Bed (1) Twin or Single Beds (2) Daybed with trundle (2) ( best suited for kids) Pack & Play crib
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
full laundry in 2 car garage, sand toys, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella & beach towels provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Just Steps to Moonlight Beach ~ Can't beat this location!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
San Diego

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: Nov 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: Oct 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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Wonderful house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming, well appointed beach cottage. The location was proximate to both the many shops and restaurants as well as to beautiful Moonlight Beach. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review-glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you again sometime!
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Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Quality time with the family at a perfect location. Was lucky to find this house at the last minute. My wife, 2 kids(2 and 5), mom, and brother stayed at this property for 5 days and were not disappointed. It is an enclosed yard and the kids were able to play outside without worrying about them getting out of the yard. It had enough space for all of us to stay and relax. 4 min walk to the beach, to some nice restaurants, and 10 min walk to the coastal train. We took the coastal train into old town one night and was fun for the kids to ride the train. Had everything we needed just had to stock the frigde with food. Renee was great to work with. Would highly recommend this property and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for you review...Glad you got to spend some nice time at the beach with your family!
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Conveniently relaxing, clean and as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

- Access instructions and departure instructions were very clear and nice to have.

- One item that sets this property apart from others is that the courtyard is enclosed and private making for extra space.

- Property was clean and as advertised.

- Location was great for walking to the beach or to local shops.

- Once we arrived there was little reason to drive anywhere since everything was within walking distance.

- I would and have recommended this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Nathan and glad your family had an enjoyable stay in Encinitas
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 4 nights with 3 adults and 3 kids, ages 9, 12 and 16. It was the perfect size house for us and the absolute best location. We walked to beach and town as it was an easy walk either direction. Loved having beach towels provided and ability to do laundry on our stay. We used the beach toys and boogie boards also provided. Loved the outdoor area which was perfect for grilling and having coffee in the morning. The kids liked having some movies there as well. The house is nice and has plenty of fans if you want to cool off. We really enjoyed it and had perfect weather on our stay. Hope to be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We appreciate your review.
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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

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 18 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

4 night min. stay required. Additional 10% city tax for stays less than 31 days. 100% refund if cancelled within 30 days of stay.
June 17-Sept. 17, 2017 rented weekly only from Sunday-Sunday. Please contact owner for longer term availability and off season rates.
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 details and last minute discounts.

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.
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