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OCEANFRONT PARADISE - Private Beach Access!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House on the beach, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths


Breathtaking views from livingroom, diningroom. kitchen and master! Charming Leucadia Beach Town is eclectic - the perfect place to totally relax and unwind. Walk to tons of great restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, galleries and surf shops.

Our gorgeous home is cliffside overlooking the ocean with private beach access - yes steps ON OUR PROPERTY to the sand - a RARE find! It's a very family friendly house and perfect for the eager young surfers.

This house is a real treasure, colorfully decorated with high ceilings and wood floors throughout. The floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights create an open & light atmosphere. The living area is downstairs with flatscreen TV, DVD and wood burning fireplace. There's also a beautiful long wooden dining table overlooking the ocean that easily seats 10-12 guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and everything you could possibly need! There's an ice maker, regular coffee pot, Kruerig coffee machine, blender, toaster, electric kettle, etc...

UPSTAIRS master bedroom is a grand and enormous room with plush down king bed, cozy sitting area, desk, card table, TV/DVD and shower with an ocean view! There are two huge private decks off the master suite for the ultimate in relaxation and seclusion. The other two upstairs bedrooms also have vaulted ceilings with 2 twin beds (comfy new pillowtop mattresses) in each room, and shared bathroom between. These are light bright rooms with skylights, french doors and decks.

DOWNSTAIRS is a second master with king duvet bed and attached bath with outside access. Across the hall is a cozy cheerful bedroom with 2 new twin beds and french doors leading to the tropical lanai patio pictured.

Enjoy the glorious Southern California sunshine on one of the many decks or patios! There are also a number of outside dining areas so you can really enjoy dining under the stars to the sound of crashing waves!

It's mezmerizing just hanging out on the patio and watching the surfers. But if you want some exercise, go for a run on the sand or grab one of our many surfboards. You could also challenge the family to bocceball, horsehoes or a number of other games we have onsite. The house is stocked with 4-5 beach cruiser bikes (and helmets), countless wetsuits, boogie boards, surfboards, board games, bocceball game, firepit - it is definitely ready for family fun. Our favorite feature is the HOT outside shower which feels awesome after playing in the waves.

For the active guests, there's an endless list of possibilities and we are more than happy to assist. Our favorite restaurant is only a 5 minute walk - and we have loads of recommendations to help make your stay as wonderful as possible!

Keywords: villa, beach, ocean, coastal, resort, home, estate, vacation rental, luxury, oceanfront, view, sand, waves

More Details

Pia Lucey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Pia Lucey

My name is Hank Johns. This is my family's beach home. My Dad, Sister and our families enjoy it whenever possible. We know you will too!

Pia Lucey purchased this house in 1978

Why Pia Lucey chose Leucadia

It's an amazing location in my favorite part of San Diego. It is 45 mins from downtown San Diego and 45 mins from Orange County. Legoland and all the surrounding attractions are only 10 minutes away. San Diego in general has so much to offer visitors and I think we are fairly well-versed in them all, so please ask!

What makes this house unique






Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Pia,

I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to stay in your rental home this year.

My family always has a wonderful time and this year was no exception. The view, the weather, the closeness to the beach are high points as well as the availability of boogie boards and wet suits. We even spotted dolphins on three occasions!

I hope we gave the maids a good start on the wash. We did get all the beach towels done and put away. I think the last load of towels were in the dryer when we left. I did want to let you know that the fan in the downstairs master bedroom was not working. Everyone did stay cool, however, since the weather was so cool.

There was one experience which was unusual, though, that I thought I would share with you. We found a snake slithering its way through the downstairs living area. There was lots of screaming, running, jumping on furniture but my brother in law kept his wits about him and managed to pick it up and put it in a bucket. Made for lively conversation the next day.

Thanks again! Keep us in mind for next year...second week of July....we would love to return. Let me know when you think I should start booking.

Thanks for all,


PS..Loved the new stove and the ice maker was a big hit!
Jul 2015
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Leucadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , attached to downstairs king room
    Bathroom 4 - Main Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in main hallway with outside access
    Bathroom 1 - Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , shower has view of ocean -yes! and great wtaer pressure!
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs Shared - toilet , shower , Situated between the 'Jack' & 'Jill' twin rooms
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Upstairs - 1 king , Huge Main Master Upstairs with exceptional views
    Bedroom 2 - Master Downstairs - 1 king , Downstairs master with attached 3/4 bath and outside access
    Bedroom 3 - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , 'Lanai' room with french doors to private patio
    Bedroom 4- upstairs twins (shared 3/4 bath) - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs 'Jill' Room with frenchdoors to private deck
    Bedroom 5 - upstairs twin (shared 3/4 bath) - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs 'Jack' room with skylights
  • King size beds (2) Two Masters with king beds and attached baths; one upstairs and one downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each; two bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs for a total of 6 twin beds. The beds are movable and can easily be pushed together. We can add a few inflatable mattresses if needed., Baby Cribs (1) Pack -n- Play, plus baby gate and high chair are available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
7 Balconies/Patios/Decks for Perfect Outdoor Relaxing, Private Sandpit near Water's Edge, Outdoor Hot Shower, Bocce Court & Balls, Firepit, Amazing Surf Break right out front, Private Direct Beach Access, Hardwood Floors throughout, Fireplaces, HUGE MASTER with Oceanview in Shower


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OCEANFRONT PARADISE - Private Beach Access!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 53 reviews

Amazing house, amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house during early August for 5 years in a row. It is the highlight of the entire year! The views are absolutely breathtaking, the layout of the house works great for our group of 9, the decor is charming, the various decks provide places to escape for sunbathing and reading, the surfboards and beach equipment offer endless fun, and the lower sand pit provides a terrific spot to watch the surfers and make s'mores at night! We can't recommend this house enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome everything and wonderful service

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, spectacular views, and a wonderful owner/manager to deal with adds up to perfect experience. Look forward to bringing my family back again soon!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic, not Mundane

  • 5 of 5

Looking for mundane or mediocre? Do NOT book this house. There's a Holiday Inn Express a few miles away with your name on it. But, if you want a truly special experience, this place delivers.

The whole house seems to open out toward the ocean and the master suite would be worth the price of admission alone. Add in the large terrace with its outdoor dining and sitting areas, the secluded nooks that you discover as you wend your way down the stairs toward the waves, a rack of ready-to-ride boogie and surf boards, the sand bocce court, a private beach area (that's elevated from the public beach and remains dry and wonderful at high tide), several non-threatening lineups to surf and you have a what was for us a most magical stay that we wished would never end. Really. I seems like I'm gushing a bit here, and maybe I am, but I travel a lot and am generally very critical. However, I and my entire family were completely charmed by our stay here. Even the host, Pia, was lovely, gracious, and welcoming. This place is truly very special.

Oh, and one other thing: my kids had a great experience taking surf lessons from Kahuna Bob, who teaches right in front of the house. I'd recommend him and his surf school too!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Southern California Beach House, perfect for any occasion!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home 3 times and love it. It's hard to say what's best-- the sound of the ocean, the best sunsets you'll ever see or the fantastic master suite.

The house is perched over the ocean above a lovely, long beach. You can walk to the public beach areas or enjoy the serenity of its own quiet beach. Great surf is right off shore and the beach is fantastic for kids. The sunsets have been incredible every night we've stayed.

The master bedroom is large, with its own sitting area and king-sized bed. A wall of windows faces out over the ocean. It's so relaxing!

The house has enough bedrooms and bathrooms for a family or group of friends-- we've done both during our stays. It's great for dinner parties (indoors or outdoors), all overlooking the ocean. We've also had more quiet family get togethers at the house and it's worked perfectly and provided a wonderful, memorable setting for our gatherings.

If you get tired of the ocean or the nearby shops and restaurants, there's a bocce court, surf boards, boogie boards and wetsuits you can use. When you're done, you can rinse in the outdoor shower. I can't think of anything else I wanted while I was there!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail, CO, USA

Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and I celebrated my wife's 40th at this Classic waterfront family compound. It is packed with history, incredible views, proximity to the water and location near town is hard to beat and handled us all very comfortably in very low key relaxing fashion. Our host made us feel right at home. Thank you for an amazing weekend! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location, layout and views!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for five nights to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family, and can't say enough what a wonderful home and location it is!

The House

The view is amazing! And if you know the area, having a home with steps to the beach is a huge plus. We spent a lot of time outdoors using the home's surfboards, boogie boards and wetsuits, and enjoyed the bocce ball court as well. Great walks on the beach everyday. We even enjoyed a sunset dinner outdoors (in February!).

The layout of the house is perfect for families and the rooms are nicely decorated. If you are lucky enough to stay in the master bedroom, you will feel like a VIP.

The Location

We hardly left the house as we had everything we needed. That said, we enjoyed walking to a great coffee shop two blocks away. There are also a lot of great restaurants in the neighborhood. Don't forget to head over to Seaside Market in Cardiff and get their famous tri trip to BBQ at the house - delicious!

I actually live in San Diego, so I can confidently say that this place is a rare find as far as beach houses go. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
encinitas ranch
Nearest Train
8 Miles
solana beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 5
Car: recommended

Legoland, SeaLife, Water Park, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Temecula Wine Tasting, Indian Reservation Casinos, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Aquariums, Playgrounds, Parks, Bike Trails, Beach Jogging, Outlet Shopping, Del Mar Horse Racing, beach, ocean, Carlsbad, Encinitas, leucadia, Cardiff, Solana beach train station, Golf,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates vary from those listed above based on Holiday Weekends, Winter Break, Spring Break, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and based on number of guests

1/2 payment as security deposit + $1000 fully refundable damage deposit
balance due 3 weeks before rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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