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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Mac and Tricia Clarke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 San Diego County

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.


Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in the shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) In family room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Comfortable, Clean and Scenic

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience it was to spend a week at this lovely cottage. We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful landscape and the lovely elements of nature. From the interesting and beautiful flowering plants to and fruit trees to the cute little animals such as rabbits and squirrels running around and birds of every kind happily chirping in the trees. It was fun to lay in bed in the mornings and watch the sunrise and the wild life prancing around outside. The cottage is tucked away and feels very private, but it's within close proximity of a wide variety of eating areas and shopping centers, but you would need a car. We felt very safe with the owners living on the grounds. They were quite friendly and professional, however they completely respected our privacy, and we appreciated that. All amenities were available along with very reliable wifi and access to Netflix, which was a treat for us. If you'd like to experience something unique and different, this is the place! I can't say enough about it! Thanks Mac and Tricia for just a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Wonderful review. We really try to make our guests stay perfect. Your comments are important to us.
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Oasis of Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We originally had reservations at a hotel near the beach for Wavecrest Woodie Meet weekend. There was some sort of mix-up at hotel for the original planned weekend. When the dates for the meet were changed, our reservation was cancelled. No rooms were available on the new weekend, so we decided to go a totally different direction for lodging. The casita looked beautiful in the pictures and was everything it's description promised. Waking up to look out the window to sunrise in the canyon and quail walking around below the deck was amazing. The gardens were especially beautiful. Getting away from the traffic and beach noise made for a perfect weekend. The casita seems isolated, but is actually only minutes away from shopping and the beach. It was MUCH better than staying in a hotel, plus we were able to have a different view of Southern California. Thanks for helping us to have a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Altos


  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the casita. As usual it was relaxing and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Handsome canyon setting with amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The casita's situated a short distance from the Cardiff or the Encinitas beach areas, but also set a ways back from the busiest commercial zones along PCH or the I5 corridor. The property looks eastward out over Camino Real (where Trader Joe's is conveniently located), which lends it a bucolic country feel. Rancho Santa Fe's a short distance inland and affords wonderful trails for walks when the beaches are overcast. The property's well cared for and exquisitely appointed. Handsome kitchen and bathroom complete the package. Really enjoyed afternoons at the casita surrounded by sandstone cliffs, indigenous chaparral, as June marine flow often does not penetrate east-facing canyons. Would gladly return in any season.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The casita is peaceful, cozy & well kept. Beautiful landscape & canyon views!

  • 5 of 5

Located in a canyon lush with cactus, many other large desert plants & flowers, we found the casita a tranquil place to unwind. The property is beautifully arranged with patios, decks & small alcoves for contemplating the natural scenery and catching (or escaping) the warm sunshine. Tho the owner's main house is nearby, the casita feels very private. The property is lovingly cared for.

The casita itself is nicely designed with good space and high ceilings. Big sliding glass doors provide wide open views to the east and make for pleasant, sunny mornings. The inside pictures on the VRBO site are entirely accurate. The leather couch & chair in the living room are big & comfy. All appliances & electronics were in working order. The bed was truly wonderful and the lavender scented linens pure heaven. We especially liked the big walk-in shower.

Grocery stores, coffee shops & restaurants are relatively close, but not walkable. We were looking for a peaceful spot, not a beach scene, so the casita was perfect. We drove where we needed to go and enjoyed exploring a few of the beaches and beach towns up & down highway 101. The San Diego Botanic Gardens are very close and not to be missed. Amazing! The Swami meditation gardens overlooking the Pacific are also wonderful.

Thanks to Mac & Tricia. We enjoyed our time at your casita and will be back... in November!

- Mike & Jackie

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie and Mike for the thoughtful and complementary review. Tricia and I enjoyed meeting you both. We are looking forward to your return visit over Thanksgiving.
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Beautiful, quiet, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The casita was EXACTLY what we needed. Beautiful sunrises and Encinitas has it all! It was our first time in California and we are enchanted. Thank you Mac & Tricia..the casita, the view..everything exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SD Linberg Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Restaurant Row
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
1.25 Miles
Amtrack and Coster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garsia's, Miyabi's Japanese Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Swami's Beach
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Extra Guest $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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