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Great Family Home, Walk to Swami's, Best Value in Town!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2BR - 1.5 BA Sleeps 5. Two Decks plus Bonus Ocean View Deck, Large Fenced Yard

The Best Value in Encinitas!

Escape to Encinitas for a wonderful time at the beach. There is plenty of room for mom, dad, and the kids. Walk to the beach or stay home and BBQ. We provide beach towels, chairs, cooler, sand toys, and sunscreen. Plus, plenty of amenities in the house.

Many of my guests comment on how reasonable and below market the rate is for the accommodations. New improvements; paint, crisp, white bedding in both rooms.

Quiet Neighborhood

What a find! Cozy, yet, spacious home in an awesome, quiet neighborhood. Sleep like a baby, grab a cup of coffee and go for a walk on the beach. What a wonderful way to start the day. Sit on the vast outdoor living room deck with the fire pit on and watch the sun go down.


Walking distance to the famous Swami's beach for families and those who want to surf this iconic break. Moonlight Beach is at the end of Encinitas Blvd so just a few minute drive.


Located five streets west of Hwy 5 and 1 block east of 101 and walking distance to Swami's Beach, a few minute drive to Moonlight Beach, 4 minutes to the San Diego Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes to Legoland, 20 minutes to Sea World and 23 miles to the airport.

Dining & Shopping

Coast Hwy 101 has more than 30 restaurants with an impressive variety of cuisines to tempt any palette. The stores and boutiques are wonderful and you can spend hours just walking from shop to shop. Also, enjoy the Meditation Gardens on the bluff, breathtaking!

Spectacular Sunsets

The sunsets are spectacular so bring your camera. I still take pictures of the vibrant colors and my daughter said, 'Mom, I never get tired of this view.' Come and enjoy it, too.


This cute 1940's beach cottage sits on a large lot in the Highlands area of Encinitas. It's a 2-story house with a master bedroom (which is lovely), living room (with queen sleeper sofa), dining area, kitchen and two wonderful decks. It has new flooring, light fixtures and fans, a new stainless steel refrigerator, stove and chopping block. Of course, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, plates and bowls, wine glasses, sippy cups, infant spoons and bowls, paper plates, cooking utensils, microwave, toaster, chopping block and coffee maker are provided. Beach towels and bath towels as well. I provide paper towels, toilet paper and tissues. You also have access to a washer and dryer, detergent included. There is a BBQ on the deck off the kitchen for you to use.

Free WiFi

I have kid movies on VHS and DVD plus AT&T U-Verse, etc...and free WiFi. Lots of family board games, card decks, coloring books and crayons. Bed linens, pillows and blankets, beach towels and toys & boogie boards, too.


The downstairs has a bedroom with a brand new queen sleigh bed and mattress, TV, closet, full-length mirror, futon/sofa, chair and nightstand. There is a 1/2 bath next to that bedroom. The front room is the entrance from the street. The space is large and comfortable, great for teenagers, too. This is a great family house.

Great Location

This is an adorable house in a great location to Downtown 101 and the beach. It is quiet and located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in coastal Encinitas. Come and relax with family and friends.

Outdoor Fireplace

There is an outdoor fireplace and the yard is great for the kids to run around and play. Take another look at the photos.

Enjoy BBQ'ing, gathering at the outdoor fireplace in the evening and a walk to town to shop or enjoy a drink at one of the great restaurants.

You can enjoy this cute beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood and still be close enough to the action at the beaches and 101.

This vacation rental is priced under the competition so take advantage of this opportunity and book your getaway now.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Mary

I've lived in Encinitas since 1990. Originally, from Mpls, I enjoy meeting my guests and many are repeat guests and have become dear friends.

Mary purchased this house in 1990

Why Mary chose Encinitas

This is a cute beach house with new appliances, flooring, 2 decks to enjoy the outdoors, walking distance to Coast Hwy 101 to visit the shops and restaurants, and the beach. It's a great property!

What makes this house unique

This location can't be beat, plus, you have a lot of space and privacy in this 2-story home. It has an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and a large private lot. Lots of amenities, I tried to think of everything you might need and enjoy. :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your beach house!

We so enjoyed all of the extras - beach chairs, games, boogie boards. You

thought of it all!

Thanks again!

Tina and James
Jul 2013
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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Private bath on lower floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New flooring, paint, and new toilet
  • Full bath off master bedroom with new toilet and flooring, 1/2 bath downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Nice, spacious and private, bed linens provided. TV/cable
    Bedroom 2 downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , New queen sleigh bed and new TV and Cable
  • Cozy and private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, new linens and a view to the yard. A new TV was added and the bathroom upgraded nicely. Downstairs bedroom has a brand new queen sleigh bed, new TV/cable, closet, nightstand, lamp and chair. Note: Queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a TV There is another sofa downstairs and 2 kid-size futons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
This is a private and quiet area and you can walk to 101 and to the beach, shops and restaurants. I provide a lot of amenities so you don't have to lug a lot of stuff. There is: Small cooler 2 beach chairs 2 boogie boards Brand new beach toys Bocce Ball set Bean Bag toss Family board games Playing cards Coloring books, crayons, flash cards 4 Sippy cups 2 bibs Pack n' Play Highchair Spoons for toddlers Bowls for kids Paper plates Napkins Paper towels Toilet paper Tissues Beach towels Plastic wrap and foil Filtered water pitcher in the fridge Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Body wash, shampoo and conditioner


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Great Family Home, Walk to Swami's, Best Value in Town!
average rating of 4.824176 based on 92 reviews

Excellent location, accommodating host and well appointed home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect spot for our stay in Encinitas for the Encinitas Half Marathon weekend. Great access to the beautiful beaches, shops, and restaurants along the 101. Mary was a very enthusiastic helpful host and we had a very comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We traveled with our 2 young children (2 and 5). I was a bit worried because we didn't bring all of our amenities that we're used to having with kids, but Mary had everything there! (High chairs, kids play room, crib) It really made traveling with kids easy. We will definitely be staying again the next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder location and layout for travel with extended family.

  • 5 of 5

Great place with extended family. Layout offered lots of privacy with the living spaces nicely separated. Wonderful location with quick walk to downtown. Great for pets, too, with large yard for dog. Mary was very accomodating and readily available.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and walking distance to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this unit. It's very spacious and had everything that we needed. The kitchen was well stocked. Mary thought of everything. She even happily did laundry for us - thank you, Mary! We had family from LA over for dinner one night and 15 of us altogether fit comfortably in the living and dining areas. Best of all, it is a 15 minute walk to the beach and a meditation center with beautiful gardens overlooking the beach. I would highly recommend Mary's place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach getaway for our little family!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us, plenty of room for the kids to play and the adults to relax. Great location, we enjoyed the beach, shopping and eating out at local spots. Mary was wonderful and very accommodating! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Encinitas Family Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for a week over Thanksgiving 2017 and our family of 5 had a blast. Mary was a great owner and always nearby. The place is stocked with a ton of games and toys for the kids making it perfect for our 8, 5 and 2 year old. The kitchen was perfect and had everything we needed. Two big thumbs up and we would definitely book again and recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch, La Costa Resort, Torrey Pines
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear, Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walk to Swami's, D Street, Moonlight
Car: recommended

Close to Legoland, drive to SeaWorld, two parks down the street, beach close within walking distance. Must see the renovation of Moonlight Beach.

Swami's Beach is within a five minute walk. Rent beach cruisers, surfboards and boogie boards. Great shops and restaurants. Quail Botanical Gardens a two-minute drive and a must-see is the Swami's Meditation Gardens on the bluff!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50

Rates subject to change and negotiation
More than 4 guests add $25 a night per guest
Check-in 3:00pm
Check-out 10:30am
Owner must be notified immediately and reserves the right to remedy any situation a guest may have during their stay.
No subletting
Babysitting available, contact owner to arrange

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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