About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay31 nights
Afordable 3 br. 2 1/2 ba. w/ large living, family, & dining area near beach.
To Reserve Your Stay:
Text Owner (760) 525-5060
This beautiful Spanish style home with Barcelona theme is just a few minutes by car to some of the best family beaches in all of Southern California. Surfers will enjoy world class surf breaks at Swami's, Pipes, "D" St., and Grandview to name a few.
Your stay includes an assortment of beach accessories including two soft long surfboards, boogie boards, huge beach towels, beach chairs, an umbrella, a cooler, volleyball, Frisbee, and lots of beach toys with a sand bucket and shovel.
After a great day at the beach, Legoland, SeaWorld, the Zoo, or even Disneyland, the fun never ends as your family and friends will absolutely enjoy coming home to an outdoor area that boasts extensive decking, a comfortable patio, and lots of seating that is sure to relax you. This large backyard area comes complete with an outdoor kitchen, built in trampoline, and ping pong table. Also available is a large community pool, lighted tennis court, and playground only seven houses away.
"Barcelona by the Beach" has 3 bedrooms plus a convenient bonus/family room. The three bedrooms include comfortable beds and all linens for a good night's sleep.
One of the three bedrooms now includes a huge MASTER SUITE with a DOUBLE SINK, TOILET, AND LARGE SHOWER.(Originally owner's storage)
If you are bringing a friend or two, there are also two full sofa/futon pull out beds plus a twin ottoman pullout bed in the bonus family room to accommodate additional family and friends. (See additional per person nightly rate over 4 guests)
Also enjoy a full size bathroom with tub/shower combo upstairs plus a 1/2 bathroom down stairs. For your convenience, all three bathrooms include large, fluffy towels, hand soap, air freshener, and two rolls of toilet paper to get you started before your trip to the nearby grocery store.
Your family and friends will truly enjoy the spacious living room with beautiful piano for all the musicians among you. The home also boasts five large flat screen TVs, three DVD players, an AM/FM/Stereo tuner, a CD player, and an Ipod charger/player.
Also included is wireless internet for your own laptop, Ipad, and other internet devises
The kids can also choose from plenty of board games. Your family and friends will have a blast playing cards using the custom poker table that also includes Craps and Roulette for some playful casino fun, complete with Las Vegas style gaming chips.
For the serious chess and backgammon players, there is also a new, custom, chess/backgammon table.
If all these games aren't enough, grab the four tennis racquets and new can of balls and play doubles only seven houses away at the community lighted tennis court..
Swim and lounge at the huge community pool only seven houses away . There is also a tot lot playground and park all open until 10:00 PM and included in your stay.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 12, 2017
About Loretta Marie
Hello, my name is Loretta Marie and I am so happy you found my home on VRBO and have chosen to consider "Barcelona by the Beach" for your next vacation. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles with a wonderful, huge family. At the age of 16, I was fortunate to have come across Encinitas when tagging along on a surfing trip with my older brothers. After seeing the wonders of this amazing coastal community with it's fabulous family beaches and great surfing, I immediately knew I wanted to live here some day. The coast boasted huge bluffs and lagoons, beautiful botanical gardens, was close to amazing harbors and boating, SeaWorld, World famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Balboa Park and Museums, Belmont Park with the Giant Dipper (Old wooden roller coaster), the Del Mar Race Track and best County Fair location in all of California. Now, there is even LEGOLAND super close by. Luckily, I was able to spend my college years in the San Diego area and my dream came true to live in this beautiful coastal town, called Encinitas. In 1985, I purchased my first property with two small rental homes on it and located only five houses to the beach. As my family began to grow, we moved to our "Barcelona by the Beach'" home and lived at this beautiful property for many years. Because my husband grew up in Spain as a child and we were eventually able to live there for six months while touring the country, the Spanish way of life became a tremendous influence on our lives and so I am happy to share this culture with you as my newest guest in our home. We feel so blessed to have raised our three, wonderful children in this home and all of them have expressed how grateful they were to have lived in such a beautiful setting where they truly felt like they were always on vacation.
Loretta Marie purchased this House in 1991
Why Loretta Marie chose Encinitas
Because my husband and I continued to be in love with Encinitas, which we have always described as "Home Town USA on the Beach" and because we wanted to find a larger home to raise our growing family, we spent an entire year searching for the perfect family home and luckily found this wonderful property. We loved it's Spanish architecture with it's arches and red tiled roof. We chose to purchase this home mostly because it had the most amazing back yard with an enormous wooden deck. We also loved that there was an available community pool, lighted tennis court, and playground only seven houses away. The close proximity made it so accessible and safer for our kids as it gave us peace of mind knowing that when it was time to swim, we could thoroughly enjoy it, and when it was not time to swim, there would be no chance of an accident with our young children falling in the water when we were busy doing other activities around the house.
What makes this House unique
This beautiful, Spanish style home offers a large living area with soaring vaulted ceilings, a dining room, an eat in kitchen area, a large bonus/family room, and tile flooring throughout. After a great day at the beach and after rinsing off at the pool, you can also enjoy your very own outdoor area that is especially great for family fun. It boasts extensive decking, patio furniture with plenty of seating, an outdoor kitchen, and an outdoor ping pong table. You're sure to create many wonderful memories at "Barcelona at the Beach" and will enjoy that it is only about 5 to 10 minutes by car to the ever popular, Moonlight Beach and an array of terrific surf breaks. It is also close to all shopping, including major grocery stores, restaurants, a hospital, a US Post Office, a huge pool, a lighted tennis court, and a tot lot playground and park that's located only seven houses away. Thank you for considering my "Barcelona by the Beach' home and I look forward to assisting you in reserving your next vacation. Warm regards from Encinitas, Loretta
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The positives of the property are its location in Encinitas, close to the beach and close to stores and restaurants. It also has access to a community pool and tennis courts. The back yard is spacious and was the main attraction for sure with a hot tub, ping pong table, grill and trampoline.
The master bedroom of the house is not accessible, which means that all occupants will share one shower. There is no air conditioning in the house, so it will be warm if you are there in the summer. The fixtures are dated - there were issues with the kitchen faucet and the shower, the washer and dryer were not fully functional during our trip - very tough when you're at the beach, need to do wash. If you are expecting a fully functional luxury property as it has been marketed and priced, you may be disappointed.
Thank you for your review in letting me know how much you liked the huge backyard deck with all the inviting amenities like hot tub, outdoor kitchen,, new ping pong table, and new trampoline built into the deck. These are most certainly the highlight of the home and why we purchase it and why it is the main photo on the listing. As you said, the house is also quite spacious with a huge family/bonus room in addition to the large living room and formal dining room that was not even in the listing's photos and of course is a pleasant surprise to all my guests. Like you, everyone loves how close it is to the beach and also the convenience of the home being equipped with so many included beach amenities like the new boogie boards, new beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, volleyball, and beach towels. I'm so glad you enjoyed the large community pool and lighted tennis court only seven houses away for more fun after a day at the beach with the provided tennis racquets and new balls.
What shouldn't be a disappointment to you or anyone else that rents my home is the fact that there is only one shower since the listing advertises the home as only having one shower available as a one and a half bath.
Constantly requesting to have use of the property owners personal master bedroom with separate entrance so that you could have a second shower was simply not a possibility and should not have even been requested and insisted upon. it was shocking to find out that you managed to enter the owners private master bedroom with separate entrance when owner went out of town on a trip. The home does not have air conditioning as you mentioned however it is not advertised with air conditioning. When guests are searching for a home to rent and air conditioning is important to them, then they should only rent a home that advertises air conditioning. Most homes do not have a washer and dryer available however "Barcelona by the Beach" does and both work perfectly. The day you arrived, the San Diego area got hit with one of the heaviest down pours of rain with an incredible amount of unusual thunder and lightening as well. As a result, the GFCI receptacle that the washer and dryer was plugged into did it's job to protect your safety as well as the washer and dryer itself by automatically shutting off the power during the storm. The owner reset the simple to push in reset button immediately when notified. The shower and kitchen sink work perfectly once you figured them out
Peaceful, beautiful retreat for the whole family
This is a beautiful, beautiful home with so many amenities and wonderful things for the whole famiily. Excellent location, close to restaurants and shopping, few minutes away from the beach.
We've enjoyed a beautiful and spacious backyard with a brand new ping pong table, trampoline, and hot tub. Of course, there is a huge grill/kitchen/ set and full size fridge that we've enjoyed very much!
Enjoy a spacious, open living area with full kitchen, dining area and entertainment room. Bedroom have queen size beds with tv and lots of closet space.
Loretta, the host was so nice, helpful and welcoming. She made us feel like at home:)
There is a pool and tennis court few houses away.
We will definitely return for another visit!!
Thank you for taking the opportunity to let me know what you liked best about my home. I'm so glad you had a great time and were able to go to the beach close by and then return to a wonderful home experience with so many amenities for you and your family to enjoy. The outdoor amenities are certainly a highlight and I am so happy to have surprised you and so many other guests with a new trampoline built into the deck and of course the ever popular, new, outdoor ping pong table and hot tub.
I'm also happy you enjoyed the spaciousness of the home, especially the large family room and office area with included wireless internet for your husband to keep up with his some of his work. You are welcome back any time as I appreciated that you took good care of "Barcelona by the Beach" and followed the easy check out procedures listed in the rental agreement and then courtesy text provided prior to check out. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family and I so look forward to your return to "Barcelona by the Beach' as well as to any of my other homes offered through VRBO. Warm regards always,
Comfortable, Spacious Home with Incredible Resortlike Back Yard
We couldn't have asked for a better home for our stay near the beach. We didn't need to bring any beach supplies as our host provided so many items like boogie boards, large beach towels, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, cooler, and even a volleyball. After the beach each day, we stopped at the community pool only a few houses away from the house and took a quick swim while my son and his friend played tennis with the tennis racquets and balls that were provided by our host. We loved showering off at the duel showers next to the pool with plenty of hot water to help rinse off all the sand from the beach.
Most nights we BBQ'd in the large outdoor kitchen. We loved keeping condiments and drinks in the full outdoor fridge for easy access while enjoying outdoors. The brand new ping pong table and trampoline were awesome and kept the kids entertained for hours while the adults relaxed in the hot tub.
Each night we played board games and had fun pretending we were in a casino with the really nice poker/roulette and craps table. There were more flat screen TV's provided then advertised and the huge family room off the kitchen and breakfast area was great for us all to watch a good DVD or a show from the many Satellite TV channels. The kitchen was clean and well equipped with a double oven, built in microwave, toaster oven, crock pot and so much more. We made brownies every night with the mixer and special brownie pan plus fruit smoothies with the blender. One night we dinned in the formal dining room with the beautiful lit up china cabinet and fine china. I even played the pianThe bedrooms were comfortable and well appointed. There were also two full size futons and a twin pull out ottoman in the family room that could have easily fit five more guests comfortably. It was also convenient to have a full size washing machine and gas dryer for our wet bathing suits and beach towels from each day at the beach. The bathrooms were clean and recently updated and there were tons of huge, soft, white towels for showering in the upstairs full bathroom. The kids also enjoyed playing chess and backgammon on the quaint gaming table late at night as a quiet activity when the rest of us retired to the bedrooms for the evening. This home was so much better then the photos showed. I can't wait to return next year, especially when we found out from our super friendly and helpful host, Loretta, that we will get to use a sports court scheduled to open up.