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Oceanfront w/Private Moonlight Beach Access & Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Spacious 3/3, Oceanfront on Moonlight Beach, walk to breakfast lunch & dinner

Gated condo community located in Encinitas on the bluff above Moonlight Beach with private stairs to beach access, just steps from breakfast and dinner restaurants, as well as shopping at a range of stores from local boutiques to chic coffee shop and bars.

The condo is a 3 bedroom 3 full bath, sleeps up to 8 people and is comfortable, clean, and cozy. The condo is on the lower level looking out to the pool / Jacuzzi and ocean. There is a one car garage with the unit as well as one extra parking spot inside the gate. The condo is stocked with a full size washer/dryer, 2 flat screen smart HDTV’s, quality furnishings and linens, all the cookware, dinnerware and flatware needed to make a gourmet meal, WIFI, cable, 5 beach chairs and other amenities.

The front master suite has a king size bed, flat screen HDTV with cable, in-suite bathroom with a separate Jacuzzi tub and shower and a huge closet. It faces the pool with a full wall of windows. This room can sleep up to 2 people.

The back master suite has a beautiful king size bed and chaise lounge chair, in-suite bathroom with a shower, a huge closet and faces 5th Street. This room can sleep up to 2 people.

The third bedroom has a queen bed, bunk beds and a huge closet. The full bathroom is located just outside the bedroom in the hallway. This room can sleep up to 4 people and it faces 5th Street.

The living room has a 50” HDTV, cable, wifi and comfortable furniture to lounge and relax after a day in the sun and it faces the pool.

Relax by the pool or on the beach to watch the most spectacular sunsets.

Moonlight Beach recently revamped the entire beach area with a new concession stand, showers/bathrooms, a great park for kids complete with grassy play area, three great volleyball courts, and a rental shop with boards, wet-suits, kayaks and more. In the summer there is a summer concert series on occasional weekends.

More Details

Cheryl Renna
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Cheryl Renna

We live in Austin, TX, love to travel and love anything Italian, especially food and wine.

Cheryl Renna purchased this condo in 2013

Why Cheryl Renna chose Encinitas

We chose this property because of it's perfect location, weather and access to the beach. It's oceanfront, beautiful sunsets, walking to town for breakfast, lunch and dinner is exactly what we want when we travel.

What makes this condo unique

Oceanfront, walking distance to dining and shopping, private access to the beach, pool, gated community, on site parking with garage.


Encinitas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom #2 - toilet , shower , in-suite
    Front Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , in-suite & Jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Used as bedroom #3 and guest bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom #2 - 1 king , in-suite full bathroom and luxury chaise lounge
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4, bathroom just across the hall
    Front Master Suite - 1 king , in-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub & separate shower
  • All bedding and beds are cozy and high end.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
5 Beach chairs available, gated community, private stair access to beach


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront w/Private Moonlight Beach Access & Gated Community
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Relaxing beach vacation close to town

  • 5 of 5

This location would be tough to beat - just a block off the beach. The pool and hot tub area was great, and we had it to ourselves our whole stay. The bedrooms and living area were nice and comfortable for our group of 7. There were great restaurants within walking distance and a freezer stocked with frozen entrees from the couple's own company.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lindsay for your 5 star review and wonderful comments. We take great pride in our happy place on the beach. Hope to have you back some day. Thank you!
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Wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

We love it so much we keep coming back every year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jaime! We love having you all back each year. Glad our happy place is your happy place too. All the best until next year.
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Great space, even better location!

  • 4 of 5

Easy check in. There are plenty of towels and linens. Pretty much everything we needed in the kitchen except for a couple of spices.

The pool and hot tub were fine, but we were there for the beach. This place did not disappoint! They had some beach toys to use and the stairs came down to the beach in an area where the crowds were thinn d and right by the life guard tower, which was reassuring with our kids. It was also helpful when I got stung by stingray while I was attempting to surf. There were plenty of surf lesson options in the area. We were easy walking distance from shops and restaurants.

We had a great time and would definitely pick Bella Fortuna again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jake, thank you for your review, we look forward to having you back again. I am terribly sorry to hear about the stingray though, glad the life guards were right there for you. We will look for you to rebook. Thanks again!
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Clean Condo in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, clean, as advertised condo in the perfect location! The pool and spa were an added bonus that our kids used a lot and loved! Private, gated complex made the stay even better as we never heard any neighbors or noise. Very peaceful, thanks for sharing :)

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you loved our happy place. Hope to have you back again.
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Menlo Park

Great value on the beach that exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Bella Fortuna Encinitas is a perfect rental for a family with 4-5 kids or other large group. The location is perfect, just a few hundred feet from one of San Diego’s top beaches, Moonlight Beach. The condo itself has large entertainment and eating areas, is well equipped and has comfortable beds. This is not a “luxury” rental but rather a nicely equipped and very comfortable place for families with children. The complex itself is well maintained and has a great hot tub. The pool is not heated but should fine during the summer months. The onsite manager, Demetrio, was professional, punctual and took care of every need. We look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martin, thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our home. Thank you also, for giving a shout out to Demi, he is an incredible property manager and we are lucky to have him. Hope to see you back again.
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Great location and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and definitely will be back as soon as life permits. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, thank you for your 5 star review. We would love to have you back for your next trip to Encinitas. Cheers Cheryl
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $200

Cancellation: Once your reservation is confirmed with a deposit. If canceled more than 30 days before check-in, 100% refund LESS $250. If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days of the arrival date, no refund will be issued unless we can rebook the condo. If successfully rebooked for same period cancellation fee of $250 will be applied.
Check-in 3:00pm Check-out 10am PST

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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