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Pet friendly beach cottage close to everything in Old Encinitas

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our craftsman cottage is a short walk to the beach, Old Town Encinitas restaurants and shops, parks (including a dog park), and the 'Coaster' commuter train station.

The cottage has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is very comfortable with a queen bed, closet, large shower in the bathroom, and french doors to the deck. The second bedroom is an office with a futon. The futon will sleep kids nicely, but is a little small (but works) for two adults. The second bath has a tub/shower combination. We have a large, nicely landscaped, fenced backyard, with a deck, gas BBQ, fire pit and Jacuzzi hot tub. The deck gets sunshine all day and is a great place to relax after a day at the beach. The cottage has a very open feel with a full kitchen, dining area, and living room. The living area has a wide screen TV, Bose docking station/am/fm radio, wireless internet, and french doors to the back deck.

You can walk to the 'D' Street beach stairway, Moonlight Beach (great for families), or the famous Swami's surf spot. Many nice beaches/surf spots just a short drive away. Two blocks to Coast Highway with it's many restaurants and shops. One block to a great new library or the Coaster train station. Daily commuter trains to Solana Beach, Old Town, and the Santa Fe Station in downtown San Diego.

The cottage is a great place for a couple or small family. Four adults would work if one couple was comfortable with the futon or large air mattress.

The cottage is in a nice residential neighborhood two blocks up the hill from Coast Highway. We have very nice neighbors with young families. It is a quiet area where folks walk with their kids and dogs in the evening. Well behaved dogs are welcome, and there is an off leash dog park at the end of our street.

We live in the house and rent it when we travel, or travel when we rent it. We keep the calendar up to date and it indicates when the house is available for rental. We are able to put things away so that you have full use of the house except for two closets.

Keywords: beach house, bungalow,

More Details

Vince Jewell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2018

About Vince Jewell

Vince and Gail are retired educators. We travel extensively with our Golden Retriever, "Blue",

and rent our house while we travel.

Vince Jewell purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Vince Jewell chose Encinitas

The house is in a great location. Great beaches/surf spots nearby, and Old Town Encinitas just down the hill. Easy freeway access and a commuter train to San Diego. An easy drive to Legoland, Balboa Park, Petco Park (for baseball fans), Old Town, The Gaslamp area, and Little Italy.

What makes this cottage unique

We seldomly use our car on the weekend, choosing to BBQ on the deck, or walk to one of the nearby restaurants for dinner. We walk, run, or bike at the beach almost every day.


Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Pet friendly beach cottage close to everything in Old Encinitas
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

this rental would be listed as premium!

  • 5 of 5

This house is truly a home away from home. Every amenity, wonderful quiet neighborhood, and very close to all the entertainment in Encinitas and beyond. The hosts had everything ready down to cushions and tablecloths on the outside picnic table. They shared great info about the house and the area. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great stay for family with young kids and dog

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Vince's place in Encinitas! We were there for a few weeks scoping out the area ahead of an upcoming move with our 2 young kids and our dog. It was a great place for them - the yard is fenced in and safe, we spent tons of time at the dog park / playground combo right around the corner, and we loved having so many restaurants and the beach within easy walking distance. The neighbors were all friendly, and Vince was accessible throughout our stay and very personable and helpful! We would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nature nature everywhere

  • 5 of 5

We went for many walks in this beautifully quiet, green Encinitas neighbourhood. This area has an incredible variety of amazing trees and plants. The house has so many windows you feel like you have a bit of nature inside all the time. The kitchen is well equipped, with an efficient island in the middle. The deck is accessible from three different rooms, making it a great layout for access to outdoor cooking and sitting, and the furniture and decor are arranged for maximum enjoyment. Moonlight and Swami Beaches are close by and provided pleasant walks, although the storms of spring 2017 seem to have dragged quite a few rocks up. This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home

  • 5 of 5

House was well stocked and well furnished. We are a family of 5 with 3 young daughters. Decided to bring our border collie on his first trip to the beach. There's a dog park a short distance down the street. Plenty of areas around that allow dogs on the patio when dining out. We frequented the dog beach in Del Mar and Cardiff. Back yard is large and secure. Plenty of great dining options and shopping within walking distance. We had a very relaxing stay even with 3 kids under 10 and a dog! Owners were very welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our 2 young kids (4 and 2) and had an absolutely amazing time. The house is beautiful and has an awesome backyard. The house also has a truly great location. We were able to walk into town for dinners and frozen yogurt, walk to the playground right around the corner and walk to the awesome Encinitas library, again right around the corner. Moonlight Beach is really close and is a great family beach. The owners take great care of their property, everything was immaculate and user-friendly. Communication with the owners was prompt, clear and welcoming. In short, we loved our stay and hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Commuter train to San Diego, public library, dog park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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