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Comfortable Private Beach Villa

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A view of the kitchen/diningroom.


Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Specifically designed to join the interior with the private outdoor decks.

This is an attached private two story home with two bedrooms/two bathrooms en suite.
There are queen beds in both, one up / one down, allowing for extra privacy;
The large fully equipped kitchen; and light, airy family/dining room lead onto a large deck that looks over Neptune Ave. It sports a natural gas barbecue (no propane cans to deal with), comfortable lounging furniture and a dining table for outdoor entertaining;
A separate but open TV room upstairs has an L shaped couch.
The upstairs bedroom opens onto a separate private deck through french doors. There is another table and chairs on this deck which receives the morning sun. There is also a 2 person hot tub/spa that is always ready for use. Included on this deck is a rather wild garden in the built in planter box, for those who like fresh tomatoes and an occasional artichoke, etc.

The entry hall is stocked with books floor to ceiling, has a comfortable old reading chair and good light.
The downstairs bedroom is best for those who are light sensitive as it is on the north side of the house and away from most of the household activities..
A laundry room downstairs has washer/dryer, built in iron and board, work sink, and a fully stocked linen cupboard;
There are two off street parking spaces and a private
outside hot water shower (for showering after the beach).
In the storage room (garage) there is Beach equipment including chairs, umbrellas, ice chests, a surfboard, two boogie boards, towels and a buggy designed to haul all you need for a day on the beach or an evening concert on the grass.
In addition there are three beach bikes, and an air compressor for those tires or beach toys that need to be air filled.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults only...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The house includes art objects and is definitely more interesting to the adult guest....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    To the main quarters upstairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • En suite bathroom connected to each bedroom. Showers only (for soaking there is the spa). There is an additional hot water shower outside for those returning from the beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The deck is full of old comfortable furniture for truly relaxed lounging. Two umbrellas and an electric drop screen can provide shade as needed....moreless


  • Books:

    A full library meant to be read and left for the next people....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Downstairs closet...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Three flat screen HD's....One small in each bedroom. AT&T offers Netflix and Amazon...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Across the street you can check out the surf and the beach to see if the tide is high or low. It's also a great place to sit and simply enjoy....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Across from the house, beach access is one and one half blocks in either direction....moreless

  • Downtown:

    San Diego is a 20 minute ride on the coaster to the main station or Old Town and surrounding areas. But our little village of Encinitas with its many shops and restaurants, is less than a mile walk....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    A short hop across the street finds you at an ocean lookout with a park bench for spending a quiet moment. A great spot for whale and dolphin watching and enjoying the sunset. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Across the street and you could fall in....moreless

  • Village:

    Walk or bike to the village where there are shops and restaurants and Whole Foods for your groceries. Head the other way and you will find little markets featuring south of the border eats....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large table called a "conversational" with 6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer. Runs extra warm....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Piles of beach equipment stored in the garage....moreless

  • Garage:

    storage for beach and bikes...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    gas fireplace with an attached fan. Both go on with the click of a switch. Nice on a chilly morning....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Force air heat that is pre set to go on at 6AM and off at 9PM as needed....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra sheets, pillows and blankets. Extra bath towels and in the beach storage there are stacks of beach towels to use....moreless

  • Living Room:

    L shaped couch and many extra chairs as needed....moreless

  • Parking:

    More street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    two spaces off street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized front loading....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Works everywhere, and out on the decks as well....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty of dishes and silverware for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This should have everything you need and probably more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven: large and one small....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    A complete collection of herbs and spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator: tiny one under the sink on the deck for cold drinks and the large French door in the kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:

    Double ovens, with the main one a convection oven. Gas for the topside five burners, and electric for the oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    two private decks with access only from inside the house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Can rent. Easy access early morning at Moonlight....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    This natural gass grill includes a side burner....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts at Moonlight Beach and more across the street....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Three boogie boards, one surfboard...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The ocean just across the street....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    This is a private two person jetted spa that is kept at a steamy 102 degrees. Wonderful for sore backs....moreless

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 15 - Aug 15, 2017
31 night min stay
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • 5 to 6 people $60
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Pet Fee $100


Maximum limit 4 people

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Diego
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Torry Pines,Carlsbad,La Costa
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Happy Fish, Pannikan, and many more. 2 blocks
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
water skiing in Carlsbad

Car: Recommended

Only 1 ½ blocks from “home”, Moonlight Beach is full of activities for everyone. This is a family beach that offers volleyball courts, recreational rentals, and a snack bar. It also has picnic tables on grass or sand, fire pits, barbecues, and a well equipped children’s playground. You can even find a tennis court near coast highway in the park area. There are restrooms and outdoor showers on this beach as well as the main lifeguard station for Encinitas. From Moonlight, going North or South, you will find quiet spots to read and relax where one can enjoy the sea breezes, the sun, and the warm water (these beaches have lifeguards as well).

This wonderful beach is only two blocks west of the village of downtown Encinitas. There you are offered a multitude of diverse restaurants from Jamaican, Italian, Pizzerias, Mexican, Thai and vegetarian. There are coffee houses and, after a day in the sun, nightspots with live band venues all within an easy walk. During the weekend there is the Seaside Bazaar (flea market), and Farmers Market. There is a recently opened Wholefoods Market and just north of the village along Coast Hwy, is an area called Leucadia where you can find more small ethnic food stores and restaurants as well as little shops that would love to share their artistic wares. Also in Leucadia, housed in the old train station, is the Pannikin, a popular coffee house, good for relaxing and people-watching. Downstairs it has locally-produced works of art as well. The Pannikin is three blocks from the 'home'.

Once you arrive and park your car you won’t need to start it again until you leave except to visit the more distant attractions.

If you do want to sight see, we are located in north San Diego County, and centrally located to many popular attractions in San Diego, Orange County, and Mexico. Amongst other activities you’ll find the Del Mar Horse Races/Fair, Legoland, the Wild Animal Park, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Disneyland, and also La Jolla with its famous shops and Cove. You will also find the Birch Aquarium, and The San Diego Botanical Garden, which claims the largest bamboo collection in the USA , among its many attractions. For nature walks and bird-watching, San Elijo and Batiquitas lagoons, Torrey Pines State Park, and Daley Ranch are worth a visit. You may get to see the endangered California Gnatcatcher or the White-footed Clapper Rail. For quiet meditation the Self-realization Gardens and Ashram are on the south end of the Village.

If you would like to take the train, the Coaster picks up at the station in Encinitas village and runs between Oceanside and the Mexican border (you have to jump on a trolley to go to the border). This inexpensive travel makes stops in Old Town San Diego as well as the main Santa Fe Station downtown near the Gaslamp District, Seaport Village and the San Diego Harbor Walk with its old ships and harbor tours etc.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I lived in Encinitas as a young mother, with my children and enjoyed riding our horses bareback along the beach or exploring the open countryside with its wildlife and animal trails. I’ve watched dusty alleys and open land give way to custom homes. Though I’m a seasoned world traveler, I will forever love the little coastal village of Encinitas. It's California at its best! After 10 wonderful years of enjoying my home, I am now traveling for months instead of days in the year. It seems like this is a perfect opportunity to welcome others to share this magical spot. I hope that you feel the same.

Why the Owner Chose Encinitas, CA, USA:
Built in 2003, this unique and artistic home incorporates great flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Custom designed, the Casa De'ak is situated on a beautiful street filled with lush, tropical flowers and plants and surrounded by palm trees – a walker’s paradise that is just steps from Moonlight Beach and two excellent surfing locations (Stone Steps and Beacons). A healthy start to the day is to walk, run or bike the eclectic and interesting 2 miles of Neptune Ave. This is a one way street that is famous in these parts as a great place to exercise and socialize. Three beach bikes are provided….perfect for a trip up Neptune. You can also grab your surfboard and head one block north to Stone Steps for an early morning dip, or a little farther to the south or north to the famous Swami’s beach or Beacons. Both offer world class surfing. An alternative morning plan is to take a short walk north to the Panniken coffee house on Coast Hwy where you can sit outdoors and munch buns and drink lattes or special teas. Or if you’d rather just watch the others as they skate board, walk, run and bike, you can simply take your morning cup of preference and step out onto your private deck that looks over this diverse street. There, as the sun rises, you can throw the doors open wide (I leave them open all night when it is warm) to smell the ocean and hear the waves throughout the house. You can safely leave them open to capture the sea breezes since both the front and back decks are upstairs with private indoor access only.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
On busy weekends when there is a surf contest or a concert at Moonlight Beach, I step out on my deck and think how lucky I am to be able to enjoy all the benefits that so many people come from miles away to be a part of. An early morning beach walk can often turn into breakfast with friends at a great local cafe. Even when the weather is 'not good', it is still great (average yearly temperature is 73 degrees). Where else can you find such a terrific environment and such friendly people? Maybe it's the outside living that makes everyone so friendly. Take an umbrella, beach chair and towel along with your favorite book and head for the sand. Watch the people, take a swim, a nap, another walk, and then head home feeling like the world is your oyster! To finish off grab a fresh towel and head for the outdoor hot water shower. It’s under the palm trees, private and fun. Enjoy the barbecue, or pick out a nearby eatery, and listen to some live music. At the end of your day, you will feel exercised (all that walking, swimming and biking etc), rested, fulfilled, and ready to do it all again after a good rest. This is what I would like to share with you.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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  • A view of the kitchen/diningroom.

    A view of the kitchen/diningroom.

  • The bench across the street for whale watching etc.

    The bench across the street for whale watching etc.

  • Living room with the corner couch that converts into two guest beds.

    Living room with the corner couch that converts into two guest beds.

  • Looking through the family room to the deck.

    Looking through the family room to the deck.

  • Artwork displayed from the living room.

    Artwork displayed from the living room.

  • The hot tub beyond.

    The hot tub beyond.

  • Upstairs bath with large open shower.

    Upstairs bath with large open shower.

  • The entry/library

    The entry/library

  • Stain glass privacy in the TV room.

    Stain glass privacy in the TV room.

  • Beach side of the house showing the upstairs deck.

    Beach side of the house showing the upstairs deck.

  • The view from the benches where you can also watch the surfers.

    The view from the benches where you can also watch the surfers.

  • The deck with sink and small fridge.

    The deck with sink and small fridge.

  • Upstairs bedroom looking out to the deck through double french doors.

    Upstairs bedroom looking out to the deck through double french doors.

  • Looking through from the upstairs bedroom to the bathroom.

    Looking through from the upstairs bedroom to the bathroom.

  • Looking through the family area to the stairwell.

    Looking through the family area to the stairwell.

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Looking down to the library from the TV room.

    Looking down to the library from the TV room.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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