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Ocean View Tropical Cottage, Dog friendly with Large Fenced Yard

Bedrooms Studio
Space 410 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Cottage Close to the Beach

This spacious studio is light and bright, detached from main house with the best of everything. A fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, 4 burner stove, microwave and all appliances. The Queen Bed has fine Linens. A pack n' play with bassinet or an inflatable twin mattress is available if you are traveling with a child. Please note our license allows us to host two people maximum including your child.This 410 sq. foot studio is tiled with travertine, including the full bath. The spacious deck has some ocean view and overlooks a large, fenced private yard. A chiminea provides ambiance for relaxing outdoors in the evening. The t.v. screen is 48" and comes with netflix and amazon prime. Wifi is provided of course. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with off street parking. We are dog friendly. The studio property has peach, loquat, and lemon trees along with a passion fruit vine. A shared laundry is available for those staying for more than a few days. Only one mile from the beach it is close to everything yet set back enough from town to avoid summer crowds.

Karen Haskins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Karen Haskins

Mark is an acupuncturist and writer and I am an artist and mother of two. We enjoy hiking, walking on the beach and foreign films.Our children are 14 yr old Gabriel who studies Kung Fu with his Dad and is a computer enthusiast. Our 8 yr old daughter Mikaela loves to make new friends, care for her pets, and do anything active.

Mark and I both grew up in San Diego County, and feel lucky we are able to raise our family in this beautiful enriching area.

Karen Haskins purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Karen Haskins chose Encinitas

Mark and I found this this property shortly after we were married. We have enjoyed remodeling it to our tastes and turning the land into a lush garden. We love the fresh ocean breezes from the ocean, and the privacy our 1/2 acre affords us. We are happy to see our children being active outdoors for a healthy balance in this age of technology.

What makes this cottage unique

What made us fall in love with our home was the feeling of being surrounded by nature, while still being centrally located. It was originally built by an Italian who planted date palms, olive trees and grew his own grapes to make wine. He even built a wood- fired outdoor pizza oven, which was crumbling when we bought the house and had to be taken down. We remodeled the studio to be a home for my Father for three years toward the end of his life, and have enjoyed renting it out the past few years.We have only had good experiences renting, and enjoy meeting new people and making them feel welcome.


Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 410 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Full bath and Shoer, travertine tile
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean View Tropical Cottage, Dog friendly with Large Fenced Yard
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Clean, private, wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay was great. We loved the deck and the private yard. The proximity to moonlight beach and downtown Encinitas couldn’t be better. Karen was helpful and responsive!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved It .

  • 4 of 5

It ended up being chilly so we did lots of lovely walking . The ocean is about 1.5 mile walk , but not too bad of a walk . We loved the adorable outside , as it’s very private and has lovely trees and such a a sweet little sitting place . Enjoyed our stay .

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway property

  • 5 of 5

Cute,quiet, but still close to everything we wanted to do. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical ambience and privacy.

  • 5 of 5

Karen's cottage is tucked away with a private deck/patio and has a private, tropical ambience. Karen was very friendly and responsive through the texting arrangements. The location is a 10 minute drive to the center of Encinitas and Swami's Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Del Mar , California

Peaceful oasis and convenient to all

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at Karen's guest house. It's tucked away in a secluded location even though it's in a neighborhood. Parking is right outside the door for easy access. The property is very lush and private. Loved the deck with the ocean view for morning coffee and evening meals that you can cook in full kitchen. The location is centrally located with great access to all the beaches, shopping, and restaurants. Karen is very accessible for any needs and greeted me when I arrived.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yuma, Arizona

Great beach vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely guest house in a charming town. The house is well decorated, very clean, and equipped with everything you need! It has a spacious kitchen, a beautiful bathroom, a comfortable bed, and lots of closet space! The deck looks out onto a lush, tropical, fenced in yard and you get a sliver size view of the ocean to enjoy those gorgeous sunsets! It has plenty of windows and doors to let in the wonderful ocean breeze. There is so much to do and see in the area and it's close to everything, yet far enough away from the crowds. In just a 5 minute car ride you are at the beach or downtown. My dog and I enjoyed daily trips to the amazing town dog park just 5 minutes away and Del Mar Dog Beach just 15 minutes away!

The hosts live directly next door and are available anytime, yet give you all the privacy you want. Karen is a kind and friendly host. I enjoyed my stay very much and I wouldn't hesitate to plan another trip back here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Schooner Station Pizzeria & Sports Pub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Encinitas Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack or Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chin's Szechwan
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Our Guest house is located in a quiet neighborhood about 1 mile from the beach, known for some of the best surfing spots in Southern Ca. Enjoy paddle boarding, snorkeling or kayaking, gorgeous views hiking at Torrey Pines State Park, and Batiquitos Lagoon, or just a relaxing walk along the ocean. Just a short walk away are San Diego Botanical Gardens, off leash dog parks, tennis and playgrounds. Del Mar's dog beach is 10 minutes away by car.

Old Encinitas is a 15 minute walk or short drive away. Just 2-3 blocks from the ocean, It is a mix of old and new, funky and trendy.You will enjoy historic La Paloma Theater, boutique shopping, and fine dining, Encinitas is home to a beautiful library with specular ocean views, a Whole Foods grocery, as well as various live music venues, wine bars, sports bars, taco stands, bike, paddle board, surfboard and scuba rentals, and boutique shopping.

Balboa Park, a 20 minute drive to downtown San Diego, is a must see with numerous museums including the Natural History museum, Rueben H. Fleet Science Museum, Omnimax theater, as well as art, photography, model train and world cultural museums. For those who enjoy live performances Balboa Park is also home to the Tony award winning Old Globe which boasts three unique venues: the historic Old Globe Theatre, the intimate Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre; and the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Adjoining Balboa Park is the world famous San Diego Zoo. About the same distance as Balboa Park is Old town, where you can enjoy folklorico dance performances, mariachi bands, great mexican food and unique handicraft shopping. If you want to experience the real Mexico we are only an hour drive from the Tijuana boarder.

Also near downtown San Diego is Mission Bay where you can water-ski, sail, embark on a deep sea sports fishing and whale watching cruises, or just bike along the beach and fly a kite.

You will be close to many theme parks. It is only a 10 minute drive to Legoland which has an aquarium and water park in addition to the theme park. Or enjoy the more moderately priced Wave Water Park. San Diego Safari Park is 30 minutes inland, and Disneyland is a 50 minute drive north. Sea World is a 25 minute drive. A closer 1/2 day trip is Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.

In addition to many smaller playgrounds is the new two acre Encinitas Community Park, which includes large unusual play equipment, an off leash dog park, skateboarding park, ball fields and open play and picnic areas, all within walking distance. Both 5 minutes by car are the Ecke YMCA and Encinitas Community Center, which will round out all your recreation needs.

Local Golf Courses are Encinitas Golf Course, Lomas Santa Fe and Rancho Santa Fe courses. Many tournaments are held at famous Torrey Pines Golf course which boasts ocean views, just 15 minutes to the South.

For the nature enthusiast, enjoy visiting the nature centers and hike at Torrey Pines State park, San Diego Botanical Gardens, Olivenhain Reserve, and San Elijo and Batiquitos Lagoons. Both Lagoons attract bird watchers as well as offering water sports in select areas.

Within a five minute drive are a Trader Joe's, numerous supermarkets, Target and upscale shopping at the Forum mall. A costco and an outlet shopping mall are 10 minutes by car. Also 10 minutes north is is State Street in Carlsbad, where you can spend hours antique shopping.

Whether you are vegan, enjoy steak, seafood or international cuisine we can recommend many restaurants to suit your taste.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25

A $300 refundable damage deposit is required if dogs are staying
We have a 30 day cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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