About the property
- Cottage750 sqft
- 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
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- 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.
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Wonderful place with terrific hosts
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.
Thank You Brad for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon'
Comfort, Quiet and Great Shower
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
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!!
So sorry we missed you when you left.
We really appreciate your comments. Thank you and come back!
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.
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
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.
Thank you Debbie.
Wonderful to have you at our casita. Hope to see you soon
Mac and Tricia
5 STAR! Exceeded all expectations- private, beautiful, well equipped, comfortable- great location
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.
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
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are for double occupancy plus damage deposit and City Tax & cleaning. Extra for additional guests and or pets