About the property
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
This charming beach bungalow was built in 1942 and it resides in a soulful tropical yard in the best neighborhood of Encinitas. The yard and home speak of relaxation but the ocean beckons. The living and dining areas are open and accommodate a family gathering comfortably. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed with closet and plenty of storage. There is also a third bdrm. with a comfy queen sleeper sofa.
The remodeled galley kitchen is a chef's dream with granite counters, stainless appliances, six burner gas stove and complete drawer of spices for gourmets. The dining area seats 8 comfortably and a trifold door opens onto the deck overlooking a large tropical yard which is incorporated into the living area. There is a BBQ and outdoor shower on the side patio, and parking is on the street. The property is shared with the constant gardener and hubby who live in the cottage at the back of the large yard, they are very friendly and helpful if needed.
Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson
Three generations have grown up and prospered here, all are water enthusiasts. We all have enjoyed many a fine meal, celebrations, yard games, cards, and countless casual get-togethers, this is a gathering spot. We are retired and enjoy a bit of travel, touring this great nation via camper. When not on the road, we reside in the small cottage on the back of this property making sure the gardens and rental are maintained. It is our pleasure to share this home with vacationers seeking relaxation and a memorable experience.
Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson purchased this House in 1956
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful Home in Lovely Encinitas
Wendy and Paul are gracious hosts and have created a beautiful and welcoming home. Every need is thoughtfully met. The yard is expertly landscaped and a true haven. We loved the location where we were able to walk to the beach in a matter of minutes. This was simply a lovely vacation.
Our great stay at 250 la Mesa
Super location-easy walk to beach,restaurants and shops! Pretty grounds, well equipped, clean and comfy home. You can’t go wrong here!
a magical and private botanical orasis
Our stay with Wendy and Paul was perhaps our most perfect experience with VRBO. The house and grounds are wonderful. The beds were beyond comfortable and the kitchen stocked with everything any gourmet cook would want or need. The location was perfect, close to everything but a very quiet neighborhood. I miss it daily...Thank you Wendy and Paul
Beautiful neighborhood!! Charming well-kept house, remodeled - worth every penny!
Spring Break Gem! Gardens to die for, kitchen table area glass doors open all the way 8’ wide to a quaint deck with gorgeous views of the side yard with palm trees galore and flowers everywhere!! Beach access is really a couple blocks away, so we ended up driving over mostly but those who walked got there same time after loading and unloading, so it’s about the same either way, Stone Steps beach access is a lot of stairs (100+) but well worth the privacy compared to busy Moonlight beach 10 min walk down the beach, with same waves and sand. Owners were super nice, and had many extras available like outdoor shower for rinsing off (hot & cold), boogie boards and sand castle making toys for the kids, towel dry line out back, and Weber BBQ to use. The neighborhood is super nice, great beach town feel as well! We lloved driving into the downtown area and there are tons and tons of restaurants do many great options! The Taco Stand and Napizza were favorites, as well as the homemade ice cream place on corner of Encinitas Blvd downtown. Leucadia Donut Shop which was excellent as well 3 min drive north from here. We’re sad to leave this place, had such a great time!! Peaceful and quiet, with great proximity to beach - perfect for our family of 5.
Jim, Thank you for a beautiful review.We hope to see you and family again. Be well and have a fun summer. Wendy
This property is perfect! Roomy, wonderful yard, well-stocked kitchen and walking distance to everything. We had a great time - it is quiet and relaxing.
Hi Lisa, Happy Valentines Day! Thank you for the positive review, we want all who stay here to enjoy the area and the relaxation of house and yard. That is what a vacation is all about! Please come back, there's always more to see and do.
Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!!
Our family stayed in the beautiful Mermaid Serenity for the first time!
We celebrated Thanksgiving with our entire family, and it was an absolutely wonderful experience!
Wendy & Paul’s home is warm and comfortable, just like being at home!
The best vacation rental EVER!!!!
Hey Denise, Thanks for the great review, can't top "best vacation rental ever"!!
We're happy you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving week. Please come back .
It's all about the beautiful ocean here but for variety you can take an early morn walk to the Pannikin for a cup of coffee and danish,then take the train north to Disneyland or south to the Del Mar race track and downtown San Diego. If you don't want to cook, a short walk to Vigiluccis fine Italian is nice or go downtown Encinitas for a wide variety of restaurants, night life, shopping and you can take in a movie at the classic La Paloma theater. Encinitas has an awesome botanical garden and the zoo, wild animal park, Sea World, Balboa Park and museums are all great day trips.
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Reservations confirmed upon receipt of confirmation by owner which is provided after payment of total fees. Cancellation Policy: 100 % refund if cancellation notification received 60 days prior to occupancy !!!