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Tropical Paradise in quiet neighborhood of local beach town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1/2 acre, 3 bedroom, 3 full bath, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, tropical paradise

Our home is in the beautiful coastal community of Encinitas, California, 3 miles from the world famous surf spot “Swamis” the Beach Boys sang about in their song, 'We Wish They All Could Be California Girls'. We are 10 minutes from La Costa Resort and Spa, Legoland, Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds, Torrey Pines golf course, Cedros design and shopping district, Amtrak train station and world renowned golfing and surfing. A quick 25 minute drive to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village, Balboa Park and museums. Water sports are available on Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are only an hour and 15 minute drive. Hollywood and Universal Studios are a 2 hour drive. There is something for everyone.

We love the islands of Hawaii and have created our own tropical paradise on a ½ acre lot in a quiet neighborhood just 1 mile from the nearest beach. When you enter through our front gate you will be transported to a vacation wonderland. It is a Plantation/Nantucket style home surrounded by lush tropical gardens, pool, hot tub, 500 square foot covered lanai. Our home is a great place for family and friends to gather and enjoy the summer. Our spacious home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances. The family room and living room connect with a see through fireplace. Flat screen T.V.’s are throughout, in the family room, master, secondary bedrooms and outdoor covered lanai. The fully equipped office allows a quick fax or check in with the office. Relax outside in the resort style pool and hot tub with BBQ, bar and outdoor refrigerator. Sit by the outdoor fire place or fire pit and watch the evening go by. Surround sound stereo system supplies the outdoor lanai, pool, hot tub and yard with hours of fun filled memories.

Whether your vacation is filled with exploring and experiencing all that San Diego has to offer or with relaxing days and evenings, you will have everything you need to make your stay in Encinitas memorable.

More Details

Kim Stits
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2016

About Kim Stits

I am an interior designer who grew up in Del Mar and Solana Beach, California. Have raised a family here. Love to travel and collect Hawaiian and Tahitian art.

Why Kim Stits chose San Diego County

Very peaceful tropical home. Endless things to do or not do. Stay by the pool and BBQ or spend the day at the beach or go golfing, sight seeing at Lego land, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal park.

Go the the world famous race track where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar.

What makes this house unique

Can see all the reasons in the pictures.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Tropical Paradise in quiet neighborhood of local beach town
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Memorable Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a special location to spend time together before our son left for college. We found this house and we could not have been happier. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and wonderfully appointed. The outdoor living space is like having your own private 5 star resort. The location was convenient to beaches, restaurants, and shops. It was a vacation that we will always remember.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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What a fabulous place to stay in San Diego Area!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my folks, (70+), my brother, sister and 4 teenage boys stayed at Kim's Phenomenal home in Encinitas for a great extended family vacation in San Diego/Encinitas.

While we were impressed with Kim's posting of her home on VRBO, the pictures don't do it justice. It's evident that Kim has a fantastic eye for home decor and fashion, it was just drop dead gorgeous.

The three main bedrooms served as a base for my folks, my sister and my wife, the teenage boys slept on the covered lanai and enjoyed the use of the wifi and pandora on the entertainment system. There is an additional office that could be used with an inflatable double bed for additional two individuals, but given the layout of the home there was also adequate couches and floor space to further extend the number of folks who could comfortably stay.

The best part of Kim's oasis is the feeling that you're at a private resort on your favorite island. Her use of impeccable landscaping; palms, ferns, waterfalls, fireplaces, gated yard and covered lanai create the illusion that your secluded from it all.

Yet, her location is only 15m walk to the beach or downtown shops and restaurants. Although we chose to stay mostly at Kim's and cook within her gourmet kitchen and enjoy the pool spa and fireplace as well as firepit most nights, it was great to have both options.

Was close to Del Mar and La Jolla and where we enjoyed dinner and beach activities; boogie boarding, sunbathing and the like.

We had one of the most memorable vacations ever and expect to use Kim's place again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feel like home, away from home....

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Kim's home over 4th of July weekend (2013). I believe we were her first rental :) Their home is very nicely decorated and comfortable. What I have to rave about, is the outdoor space. We spent the majority of our time in the pool and hot tub and eating our dinners on the patio. The pictures are good but we were even more impressed when we arrived. Kim met us there and walked through everything with us. We plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
San Diego Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Encinitas Coaster Station
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
101 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
There are Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese.....
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beacons State Beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful coastal community of Encinitas, CA. 3 miles from the world famous surf spot 'Swaims' the Beach Boy's sang about. We are 10 minutes from La Costa Resort and Spa, Del Mar race track, Lego Land and Torrey Pines golf course. We are 5 minutes from the Amtrak Train train station to downtown San Diego or Los Angeles, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Of course swimming and surfing are minutes away.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Leucadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Tempura Pedic mattess and topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with 3'' foam topper
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With Temura Pedic matress with topper
  • Office: Working office with fax, scanner, 20'' dell monator and computer. Also Has a deluxe queen size air mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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