check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Stylish & Spacious Family Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Wonderfully spacious, centrally located in quiet, safe neighborhood of Encinitas just 2 miles from Moonlight beach, freeway, shops/restaurants and nearby attractions.

Non-smoking, lovely 2400 sqft home featuring four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, beach theme. Enjoy coastal breezes but no A/C unfortunately :(

Firstly, a large but cosy living room with vaulted ceiling, gas fire and comfortable seating with patio doors leading to the garden which is perfect for outdoor entertaining : six person hot-tub, relaxing hammock made for two, a kids playhouse, an extensive sunning deck with ample loungers and dining set. Gas fire table with benches and also a BBQ grill for cooking enthusiasts.

The downstairs has distressed hardwood flooring throughout and also the stairs and landing. Master suite is also downstairs (which makes this wheelchair accessible) with a King Bed, flatscreen TV, ceiling fan and a window seat for relaxing or reading. There is a double vanity sink, walk-in spa shower and mirrored closet.

Kitchen is open plan with breakfast bar, white quartz countertops, butcher-block island for prepping, zinc top dining table with bench and 4 chairs. (Extra chairs are stored under the stairs cupboard.)

All appliances are stainless steel, 5 ring gas stove, walk-in pantry with microwave, toaster and coffee maker. TV room with chaise sofa for you to enjoy a DVD, Netflix or OnDemand TV. We have a 2 car garage with washer/dryer and many extras for you to enjoy while on vacation, including boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, sand toys, umbrella, cooler and even a treadmill incase you miss the gym.

Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms - 2 have Queen beds, and the extra large bedroom has 1 King and 2 twin bunkbeds to accommodate a whole family (it also has a TV). Each room has a ceiling fan, and plenty of closet space and neutral carpeting throughout. The upstairs bathroom has a shower/tub combo.

House has alot of amenitites for the kiddos including playhouse, bocce ball set, bean-bag toss, paddling pool, plenty of books and DVDs, and coloring kits etc.

And for babies we provide baby gates, pack n play, highchair, umbrella stroller, car seat and booster seat.

We are walking distance (or 2 minutes by car) to Trader Joes, Ralph's, CVS, Souplantation and many other shops and restaurants. "Happiness" Nail salon, "Headlines" hair salon, Bank Of America and Chase Bank for your convenience.

2 miles west straight down Encinitas Blvd. is one of the prettiest beaches of San Diego - Moonlight Beach which has an adjacent park, volley ball, board rental, refreshments, bathrooms and lifeguards! Take a stroll around downtown Encinitas and soak up the beach atmosphere in one of the many street cafes and restaurants offering sushi, Italian, Pizza, seafood - you name it, they got it!

10 miles north in Carlsbad is Legoland, 20 miles east in Escondido is Wild Animal Park, 20 miles south is Seaworld and 25 miles south is San Diego Zoo and airport.

25 miles soutjh

More Details

Helen Holloway
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Helen Holloway

We're fun-loving, house proud Brits with a real passion for D.I.Y and interior design.

David is from London and been here 25 years and Helen is from Cardiff, Wales and been here 19 years.

Helen Holloway purchased this house in 2006

Why Helen Holloway chose San Diego County

Its just so open and bright and beachy. You say 'Wow" the minute you walk through the door. We take real pride in the cleanliness and neatness of every room!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Stylish & Spacious Family Home
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

House ws great. Excellent location. Great for two families.

  • 5 of 5

The place was exceptional. We were able to go back and forth to the local attractions very easily. Beach is a 10 minute drive. LEGOLAND and SeaWorld 30minutes on either side. Maybe even closer. Hot tub was fun in the evenings with and without the kids. Good value.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Property

  • 4 of 5

We rented this property for five nights over the weekend of our daughter's wedding in Encinitas. Nine adults and three small children found the house to be spacious and inviting. The bedrooms are large, especially the master bedroom and the bedroom upstairs with the king bed. The kitchen is well equipped (pots, pans, dishes, silverware, utensils, condiments, dishwasher and full size refrigerator with large freezer). The dining table is large and there is a bar that seats three people easily. There is additional seating in the backyard for at least ten for meals. Living room and family room are large and inviting. The backyard is a great place to spend time too and our toddlers enjoyed the playhouse, while the adults enjoyed the jacuzzi.

The house is close to shopping and restaurants. Moonlight Beach is about a ten minute drive away. It was a great location for us and our family enjoyed our stay very much. We found the owner to be responsive to questions and she even got an extra portable crib for us to use during our stay. We definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely beach home for a family visit

  • 5 of 5

We had family coming to visit from England so we needed to find a place both large enough to accommodate the group and near to the beach for a nice visit. This property was perfect! The home is really spacious and all the decorative details made the such a nice place to stay. We cooked family dinners in the kitchen and often ate outside in the beautiful backyard. It's located close enough to Trade Joe's that it was easy to walk or drive over for groceries. Also, Moonlight Beach is a straight shot down Encinitas Blvd so it was easy for people not familiar with the area to find their way to and from the beach.

Everything was perfect for our family and Helen was wonderful to work with. We would definitely reserve this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great home for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Home was family friendly and clean; Numerous outdoor areas where you can congregate; Owner was easy to reach and communicate with; Private backyard; Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Helen and David were very easy to work with. Plenty of space, loved the back yard. Lots of things supplied especially for the baby. Not having to bring a high chair and pack and play was really nice. Loved having our meals on the picnic table out back. Everything was clean and maintained.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful, beachy, carefree Stay in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our grown kids and their significant others all stayed in Helen's house in Encinitas. My neice was getting married in Carlsbad and we wanted a place to hang out as a family and spend time together! This was certainly the place to relax and enjoy each other's company! The house was so spacious and private with big open rooms and striking decor! There were so many gathering areas that I'm not sure we got to enjoy every one - although we really tried! The jaccuzzi was a hit and naps were had outside on the upper deck! My elderly Mother had the bedroom on the main floor with her own bathroom. That was such a great space for her! The neighborhood is lovely and so close to Trader Joes and every store you can imagine! The beachy town of Encinitas was a straight shot and Carlsbad was just 10 minutes away! Now that I'm back home, I am buying a Capiz Shell windchime to remind us of our time at Helen's home with that wonderful Capiz shell chandelier that hung over the big kitchen table and clinked softly with the ocean breezes!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Moonlight Beach/downtown Encinitas
Car: necessary

Take a 10 minute stroll to the shopping plaza where you will find everything you need from:

Trader Joe's, Ralphs, CVS, 'Headlines' Hair salon, french bakery, Petes Coffee, Vogue Nail salon, Happiness Nail salon, pet shop, dentist, chiropractor, fashion boutique, Goodwill. Kohl's is also nearby. Chase Bank, Bank of America.

Restaurants - Taco Bell, Garcia's Mexican, Souplantation, Swami's, Bret's BBQ, Dairy Queen, Naked Cafe, Four Guys


Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Oct 26 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

The maximum number of guests is limited to 10. There are permanent beds for 10 guests ONLY. Exceptions for babies and toddlers only. This is within city code regulations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties