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Perfect Beach House -Walking Distance to Beach and Town and Everything!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Two story house 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms with 2 additional living areas.

This home is perfect for 2 families because there are two stories. First floor master bedroom has a king

bed and an attached sunroom which has a full brand new futon couch/bed. The bottom floor has the second master bedroom with new queen bed and and family room which has a very comfortable 10 inch futon couch/bed.

There is a full bath on each floor.

* Master Bedroom has new luxury king bed and new bamboo floor. Lots of closet spaces, linens and high quality down pillows.

* Second Bedroom has new luxury queen bed and 42 inch LG LCD TV with new Samsung BluRay DVD player streaming Netflix, WiFi, and etc...

Also has new travertine flooring. Lots of closet space, high quality down pillows, and linens. This room opens out to a private side yard.

* Upstair Sunroom which is attached to Master bedroom has a new foldout full futon. This is great for 2 small children or one adult.

There are sliding doors with darkening honeycombed shade to separate the master bedroom from the sunroom.

* Downstairs family room has a full 10' futon, a working desk and Sony TV.This room is great for 2 small children or 1 adult. This room leads out to a private side yard.

* Master bath upstairs has jacuzzi tub, shampoo, conditioner, men and women shower gels, Edge shaving cream, bath salts, soaps, toilet paper, Qtips, cottonballs, blow dryer, straightener hair iron, vanity makeup mirror.

* Downstairs bath has a shower, shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, soap, toilet paper, bath salts, shaving cream, Q tips, hairspray,cotton balls, and blow dryer.

* Brand new top of line washer, dryer and Trader Joe's lavender organic laundry detergent are located downstairs.

*There are lots of storage space

*Has front yard with patio furniture, umbrella and a barbeque. In addition, there is another privately enclosed side yard with additional patio furniture.

*Side yard has outdoor rain shower with soap, shampoo and conditioner.

* Two car garage and additional two carport parking spaces in front of garage. This is a total of 4 car parking spaces especially very valuable in the beach areas.

* Livingroom has 52' LCD flat screen with Samsung Blu-Ray DVD streaming Net Flix, WF, YouTube ....

* Kitchen has everything you can think of. There are cooking utensils, pots, pans, salad spinner, colanders, Jack La Lanne Juicer, coffee machine, knife set, oyster shucking knife, clams shucking knife, cheese grater, wine aerator, coffee grinder, blenders, toasters, George Foreman grill, egg cooker, martini shaker, wine glasses, champagne glasses, coffee cups, placemats, cutting boards, ice maker, BBQ utensils set, flower vases, Saran Wrap, foil paper, ziplock bags, paper plates, plastic cups, plastic knives, plastic spoons, picnic wine set for two.

*There are full seasonings set, soy sauce, sugar, coffee, salt, pepper, and etc....

* 2 brand new Schwinn beach cruisers, 2 surfboards, 3 boogie boards, 3 umbrellas, 6 new beach chairs, beach towels, and 3 different sizes of ice chests

* There are 2 baby strollers, baby feeding chair, and Pack and Play unit, 2 bouncers, and 2 baby life jackets.

There are Bus station and the Coaster only a block away. You can take the Coaster all the way downtown San Diego or take it north to Oceanside and board onto the Amtrak train to Los Angeles or Santa Barbara. The train to Los Angeles has beautiful coastal view.

Local mountains are 2-3 hours away... Big Bear, Bear Summit, Snow Valley are great for families. You can be at the beach surfing, playing volleyball or sunbathing and then be skiing or snowboarding the next day.

So what are you waiting for?

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Raised in Glendale Calif and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU. I love living in San Diego.

I have travelled extensively all over the world but I always love to come back to Encinitas. I spent most of my time in Manhattan Beach , Hawaii and Italy.

I was very fortunate to have purchased this house. I have live in La Jolla and Del Mar in the past but I have to say that Encinitas is my favorite town. While living in Del Mar, I would drive up to Encinitas after work and on the weekends to find a home. It took me 2 1/2 years until I found this home.

This is my private residence when I come back to Encinitas. I'm very happy to be able to share with you my home. I would want you to experience my life in Encinitas.

Living in this house, I don't need to drive once I'm home. I can walk to Whole Foods for groceries, dine at Il Truli, 3rd Corner, Solace, Union, Encinitas Ale House, D St Bar and Grill, Qero, Roxy, Encinitas Cafe, and many more.

For music and dancing my friends and I would walk to The Saloon, The Shelter, First St Bar and Grill, Union, or Le Papagayo.

My friends love to visit and stay over for the weekends because it's such a fun and quaint town.

I operate with this philosophy in mind, 'do unto others as you would do to thyself.' purchased this house in 2010

Why chose Encinitas

Encinitas is a very quaint town. There are so many choices of restaurants, bars and beaches within walking distance.

I love the beaches and spend a lot of time running, walking and biking along the beach.

If you love to surf, this is the place to stay. I have surfboards and boogie boards in the garage.

You can walk to Whole Foods, Smart and Finals, YMCA, Cross Fit, Yoga studios, hair/nail salons, restaurants, bars, library, parks, beach, movie theater, and Self Realization Center.

Your neighbors on both sides of the house are very friendly and have been living there for decades.

Most great restaurant chefs have discover Encinitas as their next venture. So I hope by the time you get here to vacation, there will be few new restaurants opening up within walking distance to my house.

What makes this house unique

The house has so many big windows and it's so cheery and bright. But the best part is that even with all the windows, you can choose to be very private and pull down the honeycombed shades. Because the house has high vaulted ceilings, you will feel very spacious as you enter the front door.

Since the house sits very high from street level, you can be home and people can't see in. I love this privacy.

You can relax reading in the front yard or the private side yard. I practice yoga in the sunroom and you can too.

The cool part about this house is that it sits across from the two famous boathouses. Many tourists come to take pictures of these boathouses.

If you exit throughout the front door, you reach the beach. But if you exit through the garage then you reach the town in less than 30 second walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You asked about our 6 weeks visit and we did enjoy being here.

Great location and lovely light filled home with greenery surrounding.

You are right, the bed is very comfy, like sleeping on a marshmellow cloud.

The kitchen is easy to work in, nicely equipped and I love the window and luncheon counter. You have been a great hostess: thank you.
Jan 2014
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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Has shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, Dove bar soap
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, and Dove bar soap
  • Master bathroom has jacuzzi tub, shower head, shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, toothbrushes, and Dove bar soap
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , new ortho mattress,dressers, phone, clothes steamer
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , new queen mattress, Sony TV, dressers, phone, heater
    Sunroom Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps one adult or 2 small children
    Family room futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1 adult or 2 small children
  • Every bedroom has a cordless phone with unlimited calling within U.S. There are 4 beds total so comfortably fit 6 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Perfect Beach House -Walking Distance to Beach and Town and Everything!!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews
West Des Moines, IA

Fantastic location and very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the patio since it is private and spacious! Set up perfectly for 2 families since 2 bedrooms were on separate floors! It was way warmer than expected so we did miss air conditioning!! Haha The owner was a pleasure & super easy to work & communicate with. Would definitely stay here again but longer next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice-Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property in a convenient location to beach, restaurants, shopping, etc. The parking situation is ideal-I was able to stay in the garage the whole weekend and my husbands truck fit nicely in the driveway. Parking at the beach is important in So-Cal and makes this property a plus for us. Beds were comfortable and plenty of towels and linens are provided. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes and pots/pans etc. Overall great experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wrightsville beach, NC

The positives of this VRBO is that the location is great and the surfboards were useful.

  • 3 of 5

The negatives include the house was roasting 80% of the time. The wifi never worked and the owner asked us to meet with the technician to get it fixed. We were only there three days so we really didn't want to change our schedule for the technician. It was a work trip so wifi was important. In the past the owners will work with the repair people and schedule it when the renters are out and about. I'm also pretty much done with the extra fees posted by VRBO. I'm not sure why I have to pay a significant cleaning fee and an outrageous deposit. The service fee is part of VRBO but when the owner adds the rest it more than the cost of a nights stay. The owner gave us a $50 discount for the wifi but the food and coffee we had to buy to use outside cafe's wifi was more than that. I won't stay there again and I won't recommend it

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott Arizona

Property was as outlined, well cared for and located perfectly in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, everything was 5 stars. It was a short notice vacation and Thule was great to work with and easy to communicate with. She made sure we got situated on the first day, and it was great that baby gates, high chairs and beach toys were already at the house, which allowed us to travel lighter with a two year old! I'd highly recommend the home based on location, ease of dealing, and access with parking etc. looking forward to booking this home again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Thule was very flexible and had everything ready when we arrived. The house was super convenient to the downtown Encinitas area. The two floors worked great with our group and gave us enough privacy, but the big living room and kitchen were perfect for hanging out together. Plenty of amenities, beds were comfy – overall a great place to stay for the holidays!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very convenient and great layout

  • 5 of 5

We stayed four nights at this great townhouse a couple blocks from the beach and Whole Foods. We have two elementary aged kids and we were able to see the sights (Legoland, the Zoo and Sea World) -and have this great place to come back to. We cooked dinners most nights in the well-stocked kitchen and had everything we needed for beach treks, too. Good location for getting around San Diego. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27.13 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beachside Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
3.79 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.79 Miles
Freeway 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Il Truli
Nearest Ski
135 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Car: not necessary

This house is 2 1/2 blocks to the beach and very centrally located in beach town. You won't need a car staying here. All restaurants, bars, movie theater, and Whole Foods are only a short block away. It's super convenient.

You can play on the beach and surf at Swamis or at Moonlight beach.

The library and the YMCA is also walkable to.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

Holiday Rates: $350-$400
* Discounted Monthly Rates & Special rates for extended stays.
* Minimum Stay: 4 night
* Refundable Security & Damage Deposit $1000
* Cleaning Fee: $150
* California Bed Tax: 10%
* 50% of Total for Deposit; Balance Due 30days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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