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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach

Encinitas, CA, USA
  • Cottage750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Spanish Casita Guest House on an acre of a private estate

Awake to beautiful sunrises, to the call of quail and dine watching hot air balloons in the evening. The Sedona like grounds are beautifully maintained with a stocked pond with a waterfall and several secluded areas for peaceful relaxation.

The newly and tastefully decorated custom built casita has one very private bedroom, one bath and a queen sized sleeper in the family room complete with 48' smart flat screen entertainment center, cable TV and 50 MB internet that enables you to watch your favorite shows on Netflix and listen to 1000's of artists on Pandora at no additional charge. There is a 30' smart flat screen in the bedroom with access to Pandora, Netflix and your favorite channels.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, gas stove, microwave and toaster oven, dish washer, clothes washer and dryer.

The easterly facing porch is large usable veranda complete with outdoor plantation like ceiling fans that overlooks a canyon meadow abundant with quail, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.

DelMar Racetrack and LaCosta Spa are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California. It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.

Encinitas enjoys some of the best weather in the continental US. fall average daytime high 68 degrees, low 60 degrees with cool sea breeze. When it is foggy at the beach it is typically clear here in the canyon.


Mac and Tricia Clarke

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Mac and Tricia Clarke

Tricia and Mac Clarke are REALTORs with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and partners with Tricia selling Real Estate in the beautiful North Coastal San Diego Area. Additionally Mac is a principal, Chairman of the Board, co/owner and EX CEO of Salient Networks for over 25 years. Mac serves on several boards of San Diego companies.

Mac and Tricia Clarke purchased this Cottage in 1995

Why Mac and Tricia Clarke chose Encinitas

The casita was completed in 2003 with highest quality of materials and has been available for family and friends over the years. Furnishings have been updated to accomodate out of town guests.

What makes this Cottage unique

Mac and Tricia sought out property on Crest. Crest has some of the last remaining property that have acreage close to the coast allowing privacy, rural feel, yet close proximity to beach and amenities. Situated on over an acre, the property is perched over a six acre parcel. Owls, Bobcats, coyotes, rabbits, hawks soar. The main house has been remodeled over the years and landscaping is drought tolerant. Prior animals included miniature donkeys, and as many as seven peacocks.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Beds (2), (1) In family room


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in the shower stall

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Gorgeous sunrises and hot air balloons in the evening


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Freshly Ironed
                        • Broadband Access
                          50MB Broadband
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          Leather couch and leather lounge chair
                        • Parking
                          Off street parking for two vehicles
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Two Car off street parking
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Boat Only not over 18'
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Washer and Dryer in casita
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Secures WIFI


                            • Microwave
                            • Catering Available
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              granite counters
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              Convection Toaster oven


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cox Basic with ROKU for Music and Netflix (Free), Pay For View please use your personal account
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      48' Smart Flat Screen in Family Room. There is a 30' Smart flat screen in bedroom


                                        • Balcony
                                          Awsome wildlife viewing. Morning sunrise and evening hot air baloons
                                        • Bicycles
                                          Please feel free to bring your own or we can put you in touch with rental companies
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Canyon and mountain view from. Private adobe block patio for sunning reading or private dining
                                        • Golf
                                          Encinitas Ranch, La Costa, Avaria and Torrey Pines
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Newly landscaped perfect for lounging or walking the dog
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Infrared Gas
                                        • Tennis
                                          There are several tennis courts at the new Encinitas Sports facility about a mile distant and at oak Creek Park


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility
                                              Single Level with handicapped bathroom


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Covered porch facing East for Sunrise and afternoon hot air balloon viewing

                                                                  56 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Wonderful place with terrific hosts

                                                                  brad k.

                                                                  La Casita is a little gem tucked away on a hillside in Encinitas. Breath-taking views of the sunrise enjoyed on the wrap-around porch over coffee. Very comfortable bed, great shower, and a kitchen that is very workable for some home cooking.

                                                                  Easy access to the I-5 to get to Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, downtown San Diego, etc...

                                                                  Mac is a terrific host, very flexible, helpful, and accommodating.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank You Brad for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon'


                                                                  Comfort, Quiet and Great Shower

                                                                  Deborah T.West Deptford, NJ

                                                                  We stayed in the casita from March 4 to March 11, 2018 and enjoyed every minute. It is a sophisticated, attractive and warm house with comfortable seating in the living room, a very comfortable bed and large shower - great pressure and temperature. We enjoyed the privacy of wrap-around porch and outside patio area on the bedroom side of the house. While we didn't do a large amount of cooking the kitchen had more than adequate pans, coffee maker, tea kettle, utensils, etc. We typically pack light greatly appreciated the washer, dryer, iron and ironing board provided. The owners live on the property and were very gracious, kind and unobstrusive. However, if you need something all you have to do is ask. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. I would add that any noise from the pet resort is minimal, sporadic and of limited duration.

                                                                  Incredible Romantic Retreat

                                                                  Robin L.Austin, Texas

                                                                  We can’t say enough wonderful things about this special casita sitting at the edge of a box canyon with an incredible view of the mountainous landscape. The canyon was teeming w life and we woke to the sounds of birdsong every morning. Gardens on the property are remarkable and Mac was very responsive - answered my call on the second ring. Simply Lovely!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  So sorry we missed you when you left.

                                                                  We really appreciate your comments. Thank you and come back!


                                                                  Good find!

                                                                  Marc M.Dallas, Texas

                                                                  This property is in the same location as the owners. So, you are neighbors! Tricia and Mac were very sweet and helpful with local recommendations. They also leave you alone to enjoy the quiet of this location. The fireplace is gas but puts out a lot of heat and ambiance. Kitchen is full service, although it is lacking in some (good) cooking pans. I am tall and the bed was fine for me. Plenty of windows and a view. It was a great choice for my girlfriends birthday weekend.

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Hope your trip home was easy. Best wishes to you both.

                                                                  Mac & Tricia

                                                                  Exceeded our expectations

                                                                  Debbie D.

                                                                  Our stay was just wonderful. The casita is the perfect hideaway we were looking for. The view of canyon and mountains in the distance gives you a feeling of privacy. The yard area has a fountain with the beautiful sound of water running. The casita is complete with everything we needed and having the washer and dryer made packing to come home so simple. We will return to this restful retreat.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Debbie.

                                                                  Wonderful to have you at our casita. Hope to see you soon

                                                                  Best Regards

                                                                  Mac and Tricia

                                                                  5 STAR! Exceeded all expectations- private, beautiful, well equipped, comfortable- great location

                                                                  trish m.Las Vegas nevada

                                                                  Can't say enough good things about this one. Windows/doors/deck overlooks a canyon so you get great views especially at sunrise and sunset or you can close the curtains for sleeping in. They have several outdoor seating areas that overlook the canyon and provide outdoor viewing of sunrise and sunset as well. Owners respect your privacy but are very quick to respond if you need anything or have any questions. Bed is very comfy, linens and towels are all luxurious, kitchen is well equipped, there is a grill on the large wrap around deck and the deck has seating. Deck has gates if you have small dogs, plenty of dog walking and roaming area. Located within 3 miles or so short drive to the beach, even closer to trader joes, sprouts, and anything you might need. This Casita was built with thought, several touches such as skylight, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, amazing huge shower, shower head adjust vertically and as a hand held wand, shower has a great seat built in with a private window and a light in the shower, the medicine cabinet has mirrored door on both sides (great for putting on make-up for those of us that need to see close up), double oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee pot, dishwasher, coffee bean grinder, books galore, netflix, pandora, roku, TV in bedroom and living room, it even has a washer and dryer if you are staying for awhile. House is very peaceful and grounds are lovely. We spent 4 days over Christmas there and would book this one again without hesitation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Trish for the thought and time in writing this review. Trisha and I try to make our guests stay a special stay. Reviews such as this make it worth the extra effort.

                                                                  Hope your trip home was a good one. Happy New year


                                                                  Encinitas, CA, USA

                                                                  We are located 1.5 miles from the Swami’s beach in highly desirable and walkable Crest Drive Encinitas. DelMar Racetrack, Legoland and LaCosta Spa and Quail Botanical Gardnens are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California. Encinitas has world class surfing and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.

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                                                                  Rates are for double occupancy plus damage deposit and City Tax & cleaning. Extra for additional guests and or pets

                                                                  56 Reviews
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