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VERY west of 101 walk to beach in minutes cutest cleanest beach cottage

Galyn Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Galyn Thompson

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VERY west of 101 walk to beach in minutes cutest cleanest beach cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, bunk beds, Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

One of the best neighborhoods in San Diego,

Our cottage is ideally located west of Highway 101, in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic, one block away from Stone Steps Beach in Encinitas. It is walking distance to coffee shops, many local restaurants ranging from fine dining to bistros and ethnic foods. In addition to its many eateries and shopping, Encinitas is famous for its surf breaks. Beacons Beach, Swamis, and Pontos surf breaks are within a couple miles. The local Farmers Market is held only two blocks away.

Our cottage is cute, clean, and comfortably sleeps 4-6 people. There are 2 bedrooms, one with twin over full bunk, a sleeper sofa, 1 bath, plus a hot water outside shower, and lovely tropical patio. Wifi and flat screen tv in living room. The garage is stocked with beach toys, boogie boards and beach chairs. Several of the local kids are available for impromptu surf lessons.

Our cottage is an easy commute to many local attractions:

Del Mar Fairgrounds: 6 miles

Legoland: 8 miles

Sea World: 24 miles

Wild Animal Park: 25 miles

San Diego Zoo: 34 miles

Knott’s Soak City: 39 miles

Disneyland: 68 miles

Knott’s Berry Farm: 75 miles

Beacons Beach: .7 miles

Moonlight Beach: .7 miles

Swamis: 1.8 miles

Pontos: 3.2 miles

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: 2.5 miles

Torrey Pines Golf Course: 15 miles

San Diego Botanical Gardens: 2.1 miles

Cottonwood Creek Park: .9 miles

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Galyn Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2015

About Galyn Thompson

We have lived in this neighborhood for 25 years, of all the places I have lived this is the best! My wife and I came here for college and never left. We now have 3 generations living within a 10 mile radius, that is how great this beach town is. Friendly, healthy, safe and so much to do. We would love to share Encinitas with you!

Galyn Thompson purchased this house in 2012

Why Galyn Thompson chose Encinitas

This cottage is one block away from the beach and every single house a block away is a multimillion dollar property. Our street is not a through street so there is almost no traffic, except for the surfers of course! The cottage is stocked with beach toys, ping pong table available on request, and you won't even need your car, everything is walking distance. If you want to strike out farther you can take the train anywhere North or South, the station is just about a mile away. Take a look at a map and see how ideally central coastal Encinitas is to everything.

What makes this house unique

Not only can you have the best vacation ever! But we would love to partner with you to help the families of critically ill children staying at our local hospitals. Many of the kids are going through chemo and serious surgeries. Their families stay sometimes months while the kids heal.

A dear friend of ours, Andy Albrecht, started a charity to supply breakfast 7 days a week for these families. He supplies fresh organic fruit, eggs, fresh squeezed orange juice, avocados and the best waffles, pancakes and ham. This requires an enormous amount of work, but Andy is passionate about bringing comfort to these families.

To quote an article about Andy from this months ' From the Heart' Ronald McDonald charity magazine:

' Ten years ago, Andy and his wife experienced the loss of their ten-month-old daughter, Hattie. Out of this dark time, he and his family created H3O,' Help Hattie Help Others.' Andy's guiding motivation is the New Testament message of comforting those experiencing times of trouble. Andy will pray with those who wish, or simply listen with the understanding of one who has experienced the worry and and anxiety that comes with a child's serious medical condition.'

Andy is no longer able to serve at Ronald Mcdonald house due to pressure from a few vocal opponents of Christianity who were offended observing Andy praying with families at the hospital.

His charity H3O is still serving in the same capacity but now partners with several smaller homes for families of hospitalized children. In addition Andy delivers food to mexico twice a month.

If this is something you would like to support we will partner with you and match your donation by lowering your rent 50% of your donation. For example, a $100 donation lowers your rent $50 and you get the full $100 tax write off which makes this almost free!!

You just write a check directly to H3O foundation ( 501c) and i personally hand it to Andy when i go to serve with him.

One of those rare win/win situations!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you from the Sabin family - Montana. We loved our short stay in Encinitas - we will be back!!
Apr 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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VERY west of 101 walk to beach in minutes cutest cleanest beach cottage
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews
Alberta, Canada
5

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We returned for our second stay at this great little cottage. Once again, everything was clean and exactly how it is presented on the website. The owner is exceptionally accommodating. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped and the patio was the perfect place to relax. Being in a residential neighborhood was exactly what we were looking for, a chance to catch our breath and unwind.

The beach is still beautiful and if you get tired of the beach the area is very central to a large variety of entertainment. We drove up to Newport to rent kayaks from Southwind kayak and sup center and tour the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. There is also a huge variety of restaurants that are within walking distance and if you venture a little further up the road we found Cancun Mexican and Seafood to be very good.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix, AZ
5

A perfect home for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I took our son here for his 6th birthday. We only stayed for four nights here, but we wish we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect little vacation for our family; we will definitely be back! The house was cute, clean and VERY accommodating. The patio was beautiful and the neighborhood is very quiet; everyone is super friendly! The beach is right around the corner... it's gorgeous and quiet, which we loved! Tons of restaurants nearby that had fresh, organic food! Our son is gluten-free and every restaurant that we went to catered to his needs (which is a struggle in AZ). We took our son to Disneyland, and it was only an hour away... to me it's worth the drive! The owner, Gayln, is very kind and responds to your questions right away! We really loved staying here and already can't wait to come back! :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cute and clean, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a birthday weekend. Our oldest turned 18 and had a beach party planned at nearby Moonlight Beach but the family wanted a home base. The house was very clean, well equipped, COMFY bed and super cute. The beach party day was cold, windy and cloudy but we carried on with the plans. We had about 7 teens at the beach plus our family of 5. By the late afternoon, the rain was coming down and the wind was whipping our pit fire around. It was not fun. We called the owner and he graciously allowed us to move the kids to the house (after cleaning their sandy feet) and we stayed in the house, playing card games and talking. He was very kind and accommodating to allow us to do that. This house was a great beach stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great home away from home in Encinitas, CA

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our stay in Encinitas! Well equipped, clean and tidy and great enclosed outdoor area for the children. So close to Stonesteps (amazing beach and sunsets) and walking distance to some great places to eat and drink on the 101. The host was also very helpful and made travel arrangements simple.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect home for the family!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time visiting north of San Diego and I don't think we'll ever stay south of Encinitas again. This are is absolutely wonderful and this house makes it even better. We thought the house was very clean and comfortable upon arrival. Galyn (owner) is very nice and helpful throughout the process. He returned all phone calls and emails immediately, exactly what you want on VRBO. The outdoor shower was very nice to have with the little ones (10 and 6) and the bunk bed was great too. We just had a wonderful relaxing time in the house and will definitely return someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Medford, NJ
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a month at this adorable private cottage and felt very relaxed and comfortable. The decor was beachy and very tasteful and the amenities were top notch- plenty of quality towels and bedding. The mattress in the master bedroom was perfect but the second bedroom bunk bed is more suited to kids. The kitchen is well stocked and it's easy to prepare meals there and entertain. The owners take pride to guarantee that the home is spotless and everything is in perfect working order.

The best part of this home is the outdoor space that is completely secluded and filled with lush plants, comfortable furniture and a large umbrella for shade. We spent many hours on this lovely patio sipping our coffee or wine and having meals. We also enjoyed entertaining our guests in this setting. The friendly owner lives next door but never intruded however he responded almost immediately if there were questions. We appreciated how respectful he was of our privacy.

We are older but active retired teachers and we absolutely loved exploring the towns (Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach) in this locale and experiencing the flavor of each one. We walked to everything nearby- many wonderful restaurants, unique shops and gardens. And the beach- amazingly beautiful. There were several accesses but our favorite was a block away - stone steps beach. Watch the gorgeous sunsets from the top or descend the 120 steps to sit on the lovely beach. We actually saw whales pass by! Stroll the beach to the north and pass Beacons and Grandview beach but our most memorable walks were to head south pass Moonlight and Swami beaches. On the way we met up with a charming seal basking on the sand!

We highly recommend staying at this little gem- it's a kick back, stress free, fun filled vacation in an ideal location.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 weekend 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Spring break 2016
Mar 4 2016 - Apr 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,260
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Mar 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
cleaning $125.00
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Echeck is preferred and is free and secure, if you would still like to use a credit card please contact me as there is a 2.5% fee ( 4% for international) i will update that amount for you on the payment request.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), bunk with full on bottom twin on top(1), Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib, easy fold out sofa bed, sleeps 2 Also small stroller., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size air bed available on request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private outside hot/cold shower, Tropical paradise and outside living room expertly designed, Friendly neighborhood ambience. Young families love this home as kids can play in private patio just outside living room windows. Just a short walk to local beach access Stone Steps and 1/2 mile approximately to main city Moonlight Beach close to downtown with many shops, stores, restaurants and sports bistros.

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