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Best Modern House at Beach! Spectacular Ocean Views!

Encinitas, CA, USA
  • Villa3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Perfect Family or Corporate Rental w/2 Family Rooms & Kitchens, Steps to Beach!

Luxury! Designer Decor, Prime Beach & Ocean Views, Best Walking Location, A/C! This gorgeous, contemporary beach house is ideal for walking steps to the famous Moonlight Beach and shops of the most iconic Southern California beach town, Encinitas in Northern San Diego. The house is across a cul-de-sac from this very popular, renovated beach area that looks like a scene from a movie. The playground, volleyball courts, beach bonfires, snack bar, and rental area are just a few yards away. Fantastic beach and ocean views are from the large living/dining/kitchen area and master and 2nd bedroom.

Most beach houses in San Diego are on a very high bluff but ours is easy access to the beach on a sidewalk and two blocks from the main shopping street and train station. Truly an ideal spot for a vacation and close to the highway for the short drive to the Del Mar Racetrack, Lego Land, San Diego Zoos, Sea World, and downtown.

This home is furnished it with mostly Pottery Barn and William Sonoma furnishings in a Modern/Beachy decor. Everything is new. All our rooms have brand new, high quality bedding and big murals on the walls. The bathrooms are all stainless steel and glass tile with high end fixtures. There are two main living areas with full kitchens and top of the line appliances. The TV room has a huge sofa that can fit 6-8 people can lay down in front of the 70 inch TV. There is also a large 55 inch TV in the living room and master bedroom and free WiFi. All the rooms have air conditioning and heat (rare in beach houses). There are two patios with ocean views. One on bottom the floor has lots of palm trees a grassy area, a hot outdoor shower, a large circular sofa set and a double daybed from Pottery Barn, a dining set for 10 and a barbecue and you can walk right out to the beach. The other is on the second, living room level and includes a counter height bar/dining set for 12 people perfect for sunset viewing. There is garage parking for 2 cars and 2-3 cars in the driveway.

This is a great house for large families of all ages! Little kids will love the park and older kids will love the volleyball and beach access and everyone will have a great time at the bonfires. Older adults have easy access. Everyone can gather on the beautiful patio and enjoy the view of all the activities on the beach and surfers in the ocean waves. So close you can see and call in your kids on the beach from the patio! The house is often used for Corporate and Wellness Retreats. There are also tons of activities at the beach: yoga, drum circles, tennis courts, restaurant, surf rentals, concerts, street festivals, surf lessons and day camps. A car is not needed. You can walk 2 blocks to the main street shopping and hip restaurants or take the train straight to downtown San Diego or LA and don't worry about driving home. This home truly has everything you need for a memorable vacation.

This property is also very popular for corporate off-sites and retreats. There is plenty of room and seating for group presentations, Free Wifi and unique group activities nearby to make your trip unforgettable. We can even plan your retreat agenda, book speakers or office space two blocks away.

You will love it!

Please note - This Listing was transferred from a previous account and we could not carry over our many fantastic reviews. All our reviews have been 5 stars!


Estee Gubbay

Member Since 2015
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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english, Can have someone call who speaks Hebrew or Spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Estee Gubbay

We live 20 minutes away in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. I manage this property as well as a long term luxury rental and facilitate women's workshops and retreats at our Moonlight property, our Rancho Santa Fe property and around San Diego. I am easily available for your questions or any help you need with your stay.

Estee Gubbay purchased this Villa in 2014

Why Estee Gubbay chose Encinitas

It has the perfect location and it is very new and modern with lots of bedrooms and baths! It is the only house with an additional family room with full kitchen and large patio with BBQ. You can have the kids hang out there or hire a cook in the separate kitchen! The view is fantastic. The house is where all the action is and its an easy walk to and from the beach. No stairs like the bluff homes! Dont be fooled by their ocean views because you'll have a hard time getting to the beach and it will be black at night. Our view has EVERYTHING going on at the beach plus whitewater views and accessibility. The lifeguards, first aid, concession stand, and rental stand are all right across the street. The best coffee, pizza, sandwich shop and ice cream in town is 2 short blocks away or .2 miles. The Historic 101 highway and shopping "main street" are also two blocks away.

What makes this Villa unique

I am a luxury traveler and know what is needed for an exquisite experience. I also have kids and have decorated the home to appeal to kids through executives. My business is producing and facilitating workshops and retreats, so if you need help with your corporate or self development retreat, I am available to you! Concierge services, private tours, massage, private chef/catering, workshop leaders, group events and activities, excursions, transportation (such as airport transfers/mini bus rental with driver), pre-supermarket shopping and extra housekeeping. etc, can also be arranged, at a rate of $50 an hour.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Upstairs Master
        1 king, Large with Modern Ensuite Bath, Ocean Views, Access to Patio
      • Upstairs 2nd King Bedroom
        1 king, Ensuite Bathroom, Ocean Views and Patio Access
      • Upstairs Queen Bedroom
        1 queen, Shared Bathroom right in front
      • First Floor Master
        1 queen, Ocean Views, Ensuite Bath w/ Shower and Access to Patio
      • Upstairs Office or 7th Bedroom with Sleeper Sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Shades close for total privacy, with closet and dresser
      • First Floor Queen
        1 queen, Shared Bathroom and outdoor access
      • First Floor 2 Twin Bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Shared Bathroom
      • Also, Master Bedroom has 50 inch TV


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1 Master
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Ocean Views
      • First Floor Shared Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Attached to 2nd King
      • Upstairs Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Shared with Office and Queen Bedroom
      • First Floor Bathroom 6 Ensuite to Master
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower
      • Frist Floor Guest
      • All Bathrooms feature high end sinks, vanity mirrors, toilets, fixtures and glass tile.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          From Large Bay Windows in Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. Also from Master Bedroom, Master Bath, 2nd King Bedroom and Bath
        • Beachfront
          A few foot steps across the street to beach.
        • Downtown
          Just 2 blocks or .2 miles from the Downtown, Highway 101 district full of shops and restaurants.
        • Ocean View
          From Large Bay Windows in Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. Also from Master Bedroom, Master Bath, 2nd King Bedroom and Bath
        • Oceanfront
          A few foot steps across the street to beach and ocean.
        • Village
          Just 2 blocks or .2 miles from the Downtown, Highway 101 district full of shops and restaurants.


            • Adventure
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      New Linens
                    • Air Conditioning
                      New, European style in each room.
                    • Garage
                      One or two car in attached garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      New, European style in each room.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      full size high end washer and dryer in laundry room
                    • Living Room
                      Two living/family rooms each with a full kitchen and dining area and outdoor patio access.
                    • Parking
                      Spots for 3 in private driveway, street parking, extra spots in alley and handicap parking two doors down.
                    • Telephone
                      Outgoing local calls
                    • Towels Provided
                      2 sets per bathroom
                    • Washing Machine
                      full size high end washer and dryer in laundry room
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          One large upstairs and one small on first floor
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          sets for 14 +
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Top of the line appliances. TWO kitchens! One on each floor.
                        • Microwave
                          2 Dacor Brand
                        • Oven
                          2 Dacor Brand
                        • Pantry Items
                          some coffee and sugar items, possibly salt and pepper, laundry and dish detergent, cleaning products
                        • Refrigerator
                          2 Thermador Brand
                        • Stove
                          One Induction Dacor Brand and one Electric
                        • Toaster
                          One on the upstairs floor


                            • Dining
                              Two dining areas inside and two outside Upstairs glass table seats 6 with 4 at counter as well. Downstairs White Table expands to 8. Patio upstairs seats 10 Patio on first floor seats 10
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Games
                                  Board games in cabinet in first floor family room
                                • Music Library
                                  Through TV Units
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Through TV Units
                                • Television
                                  70 inch flatscreen on First Floor at Blue Sofa 60 inch flatscreen Upstairs 50 inch flatscreen in Master
                                • Toys
                                  Beach Toys, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs and Umbrella in the garage.


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Upstairs covered lanai/patio with beach, ocean and sunset views
                                    • Balcony
                                      Fantastic Ocean View Covered Balcony outside of Upstairs Living Room with beautiful sunsets.
                                    • Boat
                                      Rentals at Carlsbad Lagoon
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Very large patio with grassy area, street and alley access, outdoor shower, BBQ, Table for 10, large circular sofa, double lounge bed and new wooden fence. (not enclosed)
                                    • Golf
                                      short drive away
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals at beach
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Can be rented two blocks away.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Small lawn in front of house with lots of palm trees and tropical landscaping
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New Propane Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      2-3 hours away in Big Bear There is a Ski Carpet ski school in Encinitas which is a lot of fun.
                                    • Tennis
                                      2 blocks away
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Some Boogie Boards in Garage, other rentals at Beach


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          It does not have ramps leading into the house, but with a little help wheelchairs can be used and there is a bedroom with its own bath and on the first floor.

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef
                                            • Staff


                                                • museums
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Moonlight Beach, which is directly across the street has the most amenities of any San Diego Beach. It is one of only two that have large in-ground fire pits in the sand. It has a fantastic rental center with surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks and anything else you need for the beach. The playground is across the street and is brand new. There are also 3 volleyball courts and a beach restaurant/snack bar that serves coffee, fantastic hamburgers, sandwiches and Acai Berry Bowls. Directly on the beach are surf lessons, camps, yoga classes, drum circles, community concerts, street festivals, beach runs and more.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  25 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Amazing property in an awesome SoCal spot!

                                                                  Jeff K.

                                                                  We used this home for a family reunion for people coming from distant places. First and foremost, its SoCal destination speaks volumes for its attractiveness. Moonlight Beach couldn't be more darling, or more fun. A really nice place to vacation, and the house is just so close.

                                                                  The house itself is wonderful for large groups: so many bedrooms/sleeping arrangements, with enough bathrooms to accommodate. We comfortably used every space offered: the decks, the dining spaces, both kitchens (cooked an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for 14!), and even the outdoor seating spaces. The house was wonderfully appointed, and the owner very responsive to our questions and needs. While I do not have much VRBO experience, I loved this house and give it, the location and the owner very high marks.

                                                                  Great location, Wonderful house

                                                                  Cindi B.Bloomfield Hill, Michigan

                                                                  My family of 7 adults snd 4 children spent a great week here. The house is spacious and well appointed. We enjoyed eating many meals out on the upper deck.

                                                                  The location is perfect for walking to the beach, restaurants and coffee shops.

                                                                  A perfectly elegant vacation

                                                                  Bob R.Kansas City

                                                                  This is our third VRBO experience with a California beach home. This looked like a very nice place and we were not disappointed. The unit is finished and decorated in a very European style. Fixtures, flooring, and furnishings were all as nice as the pictures in the VRBO catalog. One of the pictures is the view from the upstairs dining room area of the beach and that view we enjoyed every daylight minute. It is 3-4 minutes and you are on the beach. We had 4 families and 4 cars and for once we didn't have to search the streets for a parking space. the garage (1) and drive (3) accommodated our transportation. It is a short walk to a coffee shop with great pastries. An equally short walk to the famous Handel's ice cream shop. (40 flavors!) It was also close walk to downtown Encinitas which has a number of shops and restaurants (Great Pizza). We had several small grandchildren and there was a nice park with playground equipment 2 minutes from the home. Our host Estee was accommodating and very responsive. Every element was 5 star. We will stay here again if we return to the Southern California coast. Thank you for accommodating our 2017 family reunion.

                                                                  FANTASTIC BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY! GREAT OWNER! GREAT FAMILY REUNION!

                                                                  judy b.

                                                                  We stayed here for 4 days in June for a family reunion. The home is immaculate and beautiful.The bedrooms were spacious and really comfortable. There are 3 beautiful masters with en-suite bathrooms and the other bedrooms are super spacious, pretty and comfortable. There are 2 huge fully equipped kitchens so we only had to make one grocery store run as there was plenty of space to keep everything refrigerated. The floor plan is nice and open so you can cook and visit at the same time. The decor is very modern beachy and there are so many spaces upstairs and down to gather and hang out. We loved the balconies where we could see the whole of Moonlight Beach and catch the cool breezes.

                                                                  The location is as good as it gets being just steps to the beach and the town. The garage is filled with beach chairs, boogie boards and anything else you would want for a day at Moonlight beach which is such a fun beach. It has 3 volleyball courts, a snack bar with bathrooms, great waves for boogie boarding and the beaches are great for walking with the ocean on one side and the bluffs on the other. The hone is also so convenient to the town and you can walk to any restaurant or shop easily.

                                                                  Estee, the owner was great to work with and so responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend this property and will stay here again if lucky enough to have the opportunity!

                                                                  Pretty much as advertised

                                                                  Steve T.Los Angeles

                                                                  Beautiful house, great location and owner was very accommodating and helpful. Owner was quick to answer questions via text and it was just a really nice stay. Just make sure that when you book the place, to read all of the instructions the owner provides...that will help your stay. Lovely house and when we are back in Encinitas and if the house is available, will definitely love to book it!

                                                                  Great home away from home close to the beach!

                                                                  Tiffany G.

                                                                  Our family of 5 plus two additional children recently stayed at this property for 5 nights. We chose this home because it was very close to our friends whom live locally, but it really turned out to be the perfect space for our spring break getaway.

                                                                  This home was the perfect layout for multiple families, but in our scenario it was equally great, giving the older children their own kitchen and spacious hangout area (family room) separate from ours on the upper level. With so many rooms, it's a great option for a very large group, but also for those that don't enjoy being cooped up together in tight quarters while traveling. It was a close walk to the nearby Moonlight Beach and with lots of local shops and great dining options, you don't have to go far unless you want to. The home was clean and seemingly well maintained with no major issues. Estee, the homeowner, was wonderful to deal with and super prompt to respond, though fortunately we didn't need her during our stay, except to add an additional night and extend our trip. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely suggest this home for your next trip to Encinitas!


                                                                  Encinitas, CA, USA

                                                                  All the great San Diego Theme Parks and Zoos! Lego Land, San Diego Safari Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Aquatica San Diego Water Park Encinitas is known as the yoga capital of the U.S. Some of the biggest yoga movements in the country got their start in this laid-back coastal town. Paramahansa Yogananda completed his Autobiography of a Yogi on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean here in 1945, giving birth to a spiritual legacy that continues to thrive through the Self-Realization Fellowship. And in 1975, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff brought Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to this beach town in San Diego County on his first trip to the United States, essentially anointing Encinitas as the birthplace of Ashtanga in America. Jois returned many times over the course of two decades and called Encinitas his American home. Opportunities to find sanctuary here are many. Tim Miller, the first American to be certified by Jois, runs the Ashtanga Yoga Center in neighboring Carlsbad, where students can choose from a variety of classes or do an independent Mysore-style practice. This year, the Jois family opened Jois Yoga, a studio that aims to become the Western counterpart of the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore. Just down the highway is the internationally known Chopra Center for Wellbeing, which offers workshops on meditation and holistic health. Fun Fact: There’s a surfing spot in Encinitas known to surfers around the world as “Swami’s,” after Paramahansa Yogananda, whose Self-Realization Fellowship Temple sits on the cliff above.

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                                                                  Please speak with the owner for further details. Call 858-381-7713 or email esteegubbay@me.com. Thank you!

                                                                  25 Reviews
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