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Beachfront Oceanfront Luxury Private Home Directly on Moonlight Beach Encinitas

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270 degree sweeping view of ocean from Master bedroom

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bed 2 Bath Luxury Private Home On Moonlight Beach, Patios, Deck, Restaurants

This one-of-a-kind luxurious beach and ocean-front property is NOT on a cliff. Perfect for family or romantic getaways (or for finishing that book!), this 2 bedroom 2 bath oasis lets you refresh your spirit and invigorate your soul with its lovely ocean views and walk-out access to a family-friendly beach. Comfortable patios and balconies complete this home filled with travertine and lovely decor. For stays for less or more than a week, please check with owner.

Life is a beach adventure at the Beach Retreat.  The Beach Retreat is located in the trendy and chic seaside village of Encinitas, California. Looking for something unusual?  Looking to stay in an authentic seaside home?  Built in the 1950s, The Beach Retreat was one of the original homes overlooking Moonlight Beach. This California-style beach bungalow was originally designed as a five bedroom home on two levels. Years ago, the beach level was remodeled and converted into "The Beach Retreat" and now, for the first time, both the Upper and Lower levels are available for rent! The Beach Retreat - Upper offers guests the pleasure of two bedrooms and two baths in a single level home that has been turn key furnished with a variety of comfortable furnishings. After a sun filled day, refresh yourself on the ocean view patio deck, grill your dinner on the outdoor BBQ and relax on the comfortable patio furniture.  Be prepared to enjoy the balmy breezes and spectacular coastal sunsets!

The Beach Retreat is a perfect place for:
- Honeymoons, Vow Renewals, Weddings
- Family Vacations 
- Romantic Getaways
- Friend & Family Reunions
- Small Business Retreats
A gift basket and bottle of wine await every guest's arrival. There is a fully supplied kitchen newly redone with stainless appliances, 3 dining areas with table and chairs including patio dining area, living room dining table, and a kitchen table for three.  There is also a fully equipped laundry area for those longer stays that might require it.  Something for everyone! Beaches, street bazaars, flowers, peace and love await you in the trendy seaside town of Encinitas.  Encinitas is a place where diversity rules and is celebrated daily. There is an established district with beaches and shady, tree-lined streets located on Historic 101. Locals welcome guests and give the impression of a happy, old-fashioned place where businesses such as Encinitas Surfboards have plied their craft since 1975. With an average annual temperature of 72 degrees and sunshine nearly every day, life is pleasant, no matter what you do in Encinitas. Enjoy one of the many fine restaurants, including sidewalk cafes on the main street of Encinitas or take a walk to the romantic overlook above Moonlight Beach and you will soon realize that life is better when spent on the beaches of Encinitas.

If you want to hit the waves, Swamis is a popular spot. It is located at the southern end of Encinitas and offers world-class surfing. If you want to put on your swim suit and soak up rays, The Boneyard at 4th and D Streets is a spot where you can do that. Activities for visitors include shopping, eating, sunbathing, swimming, surfing, museums and galleries, meditation and enlightenment and flower power. Once recognized as "the flower capital of the world," and spot where the renowned Ecke poinsettia was introduced in 1923, drop by one of the commercial nurseries open to the public and purchase a traditional poinsettia that grow rapidly in southern California. The Quail Botanical Garden claims it has the largest bamboo collection in the US. It is considered one of the best gardens in San Diego County and it is well worth the small admission fee charged.


When you have enjoyed all that Encinitas has to offer, don't forget that La Jolla and downtown San Diego are just a short drive away, along with Sea World, Seaport Village, Legoland, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, the Birch Aquarium, the island of Coronado and much more that San Diego has to offer. For an adventure across the border, bring your passport and the colorful musical coastal cities of Mexico await you, less than an hour's drive away.
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(760) 753-0746 (California, USA)

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Older children preferred because of valuable furniture, but smaller children welcome if supervised and care is taken to protect this fine property and its furnishings....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1 Master: 1 queen

    Walk out patio overlooking Moonlight Beach....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Guest: 1 king

    King or two twin beds - trundle bed....moreless

  • Master Bedroom overlooks the ocean with a 270 degree view with huge walk-out outside patio for romantic evenings under the stars. One-of-a kind view of Moonlight Beach and ocean from this property with is NOT on a cliff. First home home to the left (south) of Moonlight Beach. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Jacuzzi tub / grotto like decor and space...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - Guest: toilet, shower

    Lovely Italian travertine bathroom with satin fabrics....moreless

  • Grotto-like bathroom with tub jacuzzi with shower. 2nd bathroom has new travertine tile bathroom with full shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Car will be available in September and can be recharged at nearby electric car charging station two blocks away....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of beach from master bedroom, master balcony deck and living room with balcony....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Walk out to Moonlight Beach - immediate access....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sweeping views from master bedroom and living room as well as from deck and patio....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    This property is NOT on a cliff. Put on your bathing suit and walk out to the beach!...moreless

  • Village:

    Walking distance to numerous restaurants from four star to economical, boutiques, shopping, local museums and more....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Three dining areas! Including a) breakfast nook in kitchen seats 3 around travertine table b) glass table in living room with ocean view, seats four c) vast open air patio attached to kitchen seats 8 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No need for air conditioning in this location whose median temperature year round is 72 degrees F....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Covered....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms: a) main with sweeping views of ocean, glass table, comfortable couch and coffee table b) woodsy fireplace lounge living area perfect for watching TV and movies, plush drop carpets....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels as well as umbrellas and beach chairs provided. Plush designer home towels as well....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lovely dishes and specialty utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new stainless appliances....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Brand new stainless appliances....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new stainless appliances....moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new stainless appliances. Top of the line gas oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new stainless appliances....moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new stainless appliances. Top of the line gas range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two! a) Adjacent to master bedroom, this large balcony patio is perfect for dining & watching the stars - table, lounge chairs b) Smaller walk out patio adjacent to living room overlooking beach area....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats may be rented nearby....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three! a) Large master bed patio deck perfect for dining & watching the stars - table, lounge chairs b) Smaller walk out patio adjacent to living room overlooking beach c) huge kitchen patio seats 8+...moreless

  • Golf:

    Encinitas Ranch and 70 local golf courses near by including world renown Torrey Pines Golf Course only 15 mins away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Possible to rent nearby....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Roses and potted plants abound....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski and Snowboard at Big Bear, about an hour and a half's drive, or 150 miles away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis clubs nearby....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water sports gear may be rented nearby including surfboards, paddle boards and wetsuits....moreless

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2016
4 night min stay
$650
$5,400
Christmas
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$875
$6,125
January
Jan 1 - Feb 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$650
$5,400
Vanetine's Day
Feb 10 - Feb 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$725
Spring Season
Feb 16 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$650
$6,125
June, July & August
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,200
$8,400
September and October
Sep 1 - Nov 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$650
$6,125
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$775
$5,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $200

Notes:

For fewer or more than 7 nights, please check directly with property owner. Weekly reservations are on a First Come First Served basis. This is a unique one-of-a-kind beachfront home that is NOT on the cliffs. It is the very first home directly to the left (south) of Moonlight Beach (when looking towards the horizon). It is a lovely corner of the world to experience!

Need to call owner to arrange booking 1 760 753 0746, bank wire or cashier's check. Cleaning Fee required $200. This is my private residence that I am exceptionally renting out to exclusive guests and past clients. Potential new guests will be interviewed by phone, I love sharing my piece of paradise.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego Lindberg Field (SAN)
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Encinitas Ranch, Torrey Pines & 70 golf courses
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Encinitas Coaster Station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 restaurants within a few blocks
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
Encinitas, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Moonlight State Beach

Car: Recommended

This one-of-a-kind exquisite property is one of the few in San Diego County that has walk-out access to the beach within walking distance of chic boutiques and restaurants.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My name is Donna, I was raised in San Marino California and come from a warm and hard-working Italian/English/German family. My immigrant parents worked as educators, health practitioners, and law enforcement. I have spent my life as a middle school teacher of world civilizations and have nurtured thousands of students in the course of a busy lifetime. At one point in my life, it was time for me to find my Place of Peace, which I did. It is here, at my Beach Retreat, which I share with others so that, like myself, they may experience the soul-soothing qualities of life by the Ocean. There is something very special about being able to wake and doze to the distant sounds of the sea, be soothed by the fragrance of salt, and be invigorated by the brush of an ocean breeze as we gaze at myriad stars twinkling above. Everyone -- everyone -- told me that I could not afford this home on a teacher's salary, but I have made it a priority and invite you to join me in enjoying this special sliver of heaven. By staying here and becoming a trusted guest and client who will hopefully return year after year, together we can achieve this dream together: cultivating our souls by surrounding ourselves with peace, tranquility and beauty, so that we may bring peace to others. Did you know that 97% of our earth's water is in the Ocean and yet less than 1% of oceans are protected by law as ocean sanctuaries? Hopefully a stay here at the Beach Retreat will rekindle your love of nature and help you get all your priorities straight - like it has done for me - I hope you join us for special moments like writing a book, rekindling a marriage, having a wedding or family reunion, or enjoying a sports retreat full of yoga, ocean swimming and beach walking. California is a world capital of health and with our mild climate it is the perfect place to be and stay healthy in harmony with the planet!

Why the Owner Chose Encinitas, CA, USA:
If you are a world traveller and stay here you will quickly notice that the Beach Retreat is unlike anywhere you have been before. This unique beach and oceanfront property is quiet - there are no sounds from loud streets, we do not hear trains, and it is possible to put your suit on and walk straight out to the beach. In the other direction, it is just a couple of blocks from a myriad of restaurants including Italian, Peruvian, Continental, American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, cafés, boutiques, local museums, and more. If you have children, San Diego offers LegoLand (just a short drive away), San Diego Zoo, Sea World, SeaPort Village, Old Town, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Cave and Children's Cove, local hiking trails and so much more. We have held many weddings at this property because of its proximity to the ocean and special Outlook promontory covered with grass for ceremonies above the sea. If you plan to bring together a larger group, both levels of this home are available to rent - the Beach level below, as well as the Upper level. You will be comfortable surrounded by the travertine counters in the kitchen and bathroom, a special grotto style bathroom in the master bedroom, a jacuzzi tub and wrap-around bedroom window with 270 degree view of the ocean, a huge walk-out bedroom patio where you can sunbathe or stargaze depending on the time of day -- there is a glass table that seats four, outdoor couches as well as lounge chairs, a sparkling kitchen full of luxury stainless appliances including gas stove and range, and a special open air patio adjacent to the kitchen that has not only a table for 8 but other seating areas around an authentic bronze statue fountain imported from Italy. The charms of this home are so many: at the end of the day relax in the wood paneled inner family room as you take in a movie or watch some TV. The relaxing space is all yours to call home for the time you are with us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is the perfect place for a healthy and spiritually fulfilling getaway. Leave your cares behind, unplug, rejuvenate and celebrate life on your own, with friends, or loved ones. Or, for the worker bee, stay plugged in and work from paradise from your computer as you gaze over an expansive ocean instead of a cubicle or office wall. With all the benefits of an island retreat including toes-in-the-sand therapy, excellent food, meals under the parasol, and sunset soirées, the Beach Retreat is also only 30 mins from an international airport, walking distance from a train and coaster station, and ideal for professional meetings with film producers, real estate magnates, or solar energy production gurus. I fell in love with this property because I have spent my life in the fast lane professionally speaking and it was time to get back in touch with the me behind the round-the-clock educator me. By mixing so much beauty into a life that is still busy, I have achieved a certain amount of balance that was lacking in my life before. By sharing this property with others and making all our lives more abundant as a result, it nourishes my own spirit and I become a more complete person. I look forward to making a 100% electric vehicle available for your use in September 2015, it can be recharged just two blocks away, and is a no-emissions renewable clean energy vehicle that will be part of our making our world a more harmonious place when we all do our part to live in a sustainable manner by reducing waste and pollution. I will be honored to have you as my guest and hope you respect and protect my special property as much as I do. Once you are here, you will want to share it with your friends and family and I hope you do! I have had visitors from all four corners of the globe and many become return visitors, building a special relationship with this little slice of paradise where seagulls, sandpipers, and pelicans fly in unison above whales, dolphins, and sea lions.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • 270 degree sweeping view of ocean from Master bedroom

    270 degree sweeping view of ocean from Master bedroom

  • Travertine kitchen with top of the line stainless appliances, gas range & stove.

    Travertine kitchen with top of the line stainless appliances, gas range & stove.

  • This is your master bedroom patio! Stargaze, savor the sunset or al fresco meal.

    This is your master bedroom patio! Stargaze, savor the sunset or al fresco meal.

  • View of the Beach Retreat from 4th Street - quiet corner for this exquisite spot

    View of the Beach Retreat from 4th Street - quiet corner for this exquisite spot

  • Walk out to family-friendly Moonlight Beach wonderful for swimming and walking.

    Walk out to family-friendly Moonlight Beach wonderful for swimming and walking.

  • Vast open air patio attached to kitchen, table seats 8 with other seating areas.

    Vast open air patio attached to kitchen, table seats 8 with other seating areas.

  • This spacious kitchen is wonderful for care free cooking and entertaining.

    This spacious kitchen is wonderful for care free cooking and entertaining.

  • Shaded parking and view of luxurious upper patio attached to master bedroom.

    Shaded parking and view of luxurious upper patio attached to master bedroom.

  • Walk out to Moonlight Beach, this magnificent home is not on a cliff.

    Walk out to Moonlight Beach, this magnificent home is not on a cliff.

  • Views of sunrises and sunsets from this property are never to be forgotten.

    Views of sunrises and sunsets from this property are never to be forgotten.

  • Gorgeous ocean-view from comfy living room with both seating and dining areas.

    Gorgeous ocean-view from comfy living room with both seating and dining areas.

  • Breakfast nook in kitchen seats 3, large space with new cabinets and marble.

    Breakfast nook in kitchen seats 3, large space with new cabinets and marble.

  • A second living room! This woodsy interior space is perfect for watching movies.

    A second living room! This woodsy interior space is perfect for watching movies.

  • Front corner of home at 4th Street - welcoming front patio garden with arch.

    Front corner of home at 4th Street - welcoming front patio garden with arch.

  • View of front corner of home from 4th Street. Patio adorned with local plants.

    View of front corner of home from 4th Street. Patio adorned with local plants.

  • Sitting area on kitchen patio, this is an authentic bronze fountain from Italy.

    Sitting area on kitchen patio, this is an authentic bronze fountain from Italy.

  • This side of the Beach Retreat overlooks the ocean: both upper and lower levels.

    This side of the Beach Retreat overlooks the ocean: both upper and lower levels.

  • Master bedroom outdoor patio is above the waves and beach - always entertaining!

    Master bedroom outdoor patio is above the waves and beach - always entertaining!

  • Moonlight Beach has been recently refurbished with new concession stands.

    Moonlight Beach has been recently refurbished with new concession stands.

  • Roses greet you on the way into the Beach Retreat situated across from the beach

    Roses greet you on the way into the Beach Retreat situated across from the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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