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Cozy Beach Cottage - Family-friendly, Close to Beach and 101


Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Cozy Beach Cottage - Family-friendly, Close to Beach and 101

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

MAY SPECIAL! $154/night 2BR - 1.5 BA Sleeps 4-6. Close to Ocean

Many of my guests comment on how reasonable my rates are and that they're below market for the accommodations.

Quiet Neighborhood

What a find! Cozy, yet, spacious home in an awesome, quiet neighborhood. Sleep like a baby, grab a cup of coffee and go for a walk on the beach. What a wonderful way to start the day. Sit on the vast outdoor living room deck with the fire pit on and watch the sun go down.


Walking distance to the famous Swami's beach for families and those who want to surf this iconic break. Moonlight Beach is at the end of Encinitas Blvd so just a few minute drive.


Located five streets west of Hwy 5 and 1 block east of 101 and walking distance to Swami's Beach, a few minute drive to Moonlight Beach, 4 minutes to the San Diego Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes to Legoland, 20 minutes to Sea World and 23 miles to the airport.

Dining & Shopping

Coast Hwy 101 has more than 25 restaurants with an impressive variety of cuisines to tempt any palette. The stores and boutiques are wonderful and you can spend hours just walking from shop to shop. Also, enjoy the Meditation Gardens on the bluff, breathtaking!

Spectacular Sunsets

The sunsets are spectacular so bring your camera. I still take pictures of the vibrant colors and my daughter said, 'Mom, I never get tired of this view.' Come and enjoy it, too.


Families love the large yard and swing set. This cute 1950's beach cottage sits on a large lot in the Highlands area of Encinitas. It's a 2-story house with a master bedroom (which is lovely), living room (with queen sleeper sofa), dining area, kitchen and two wonderful decks. It has new flooring, light fixtures and fans, a new stainless steel refrigerator, stove and chopping block. Of course, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, plates and bowls, wine glasses, sippy cups, infant spoons and bowls, paper plates, cooking utensils, microwave, toaster, chopping block and coffee maker are provided. Beach towels and bath towels as well. I provide paper towels, toilet paper and tissues. You also have access to a washer and dryer, detergent included. There is a BBQ on the deck off the kitchen for you to use.

Free WiFi

I have kid movies on VHS and DVD plus AT&T U-Verse, HBO, Showtime, etc...and free WiFi. Lots of family board games, card decks, coloring books and crayons. Bed linens, pillows and blankets, beach towels and toys & boogie boards, too.


The downstairs has a bedroom with a brand new queen sleigh bed and mattress, TV, closet, full-length mirror, futon/sofa, chair and nightstand. There is a 1/2 bath next to that bedroom. The front room is the entrance from the street. The space is large and comfortable, great for teenagers, too. This is a great family house.

Great Location

This is an adorable house in a great location to Downtown 101 and the beach. It is quiet and located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in coastal Encinitas. Come and relax with family and friends.

Outdoor Fireplace

There is an outdoor fireplace and swing set. The yard is great for the kids to run around and play. Take another look at the photos.

Enjoy BBQ'ing, gathering at the outdoor fireplace in the evening and a walk to town to shop or enjoy a drink at one of the great restaurants.

You can enjoy this cute beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood and still be close enough to the action at the beaches and 101.

This vacation rental is priced under the competition so take advantage of this opportunity and book your getaway now.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Mary

I've lived in Encinitas sine 1990. I have two homes on the same large lot and always rented this home on a lease basis and this year decided to offer it as a vacation rental. I hope you enjoy the house and neighborhood as much as I and my neighbors do.

Mary purchased this house in 1990

Why Mary chose Encinitas

This is a cute beach cottage with new appliances, flooring, 2 decks to enjoy the outdoors, walking distance to Coast Hwy 101 to visit the shops and restaurants, and the beach. It's a great property!

What makes this house unique

The location can't be beat plus you have a lot of space and privacy in this 2-story home. It has an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, large private lot, and a swing set for the kids. Lots of amenities, I tried to think of everything you might need and enjoy. :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your beach house!

We so enjoyed all of the extras - beach chairs, games, boogie boards. You

thought of it all!

Thanks again!

Tina and James
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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based on 29 traveler reviews

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Cozy Beach Cottage - Family-friendly, Close to Beach and 101
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
Tucson Arizona

Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cozy cottage [ guest house]for 10 days. The owner, whose home is on the property, was absolutely wonderful. She was a wealth of information, kind, and responsive! We left some items and she overnighted them the next day! We can understand why she is a successful real estate agent! The house was conveniently located; just a short distance to the beach and downtown Encinitas. The large back yard was enclosed which made it easy to bring our dog. We look forward to the next stay in this lovely neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

Super location! We stayed here for a week while we were visiting family in Encinitas and it was perfect for us (two adults and a teenager). It is an easy walk to the beach, downtown Encinitas, Swami's, and the meditation gardens. There was plenty of room and privacy for all of us and our daughter loved having her own floor! The decks were fabulous and we enjoyed grilling and watching the sunsets in the evening. Mary was a perfect host and was extremely helpful and accommodating. We will definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it so anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic - great host great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place in North County - lived up to expectations and more. Charming and delightful host - I will definitely come back if I can.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for a week . We - my husband and I from Vancouver BC and my sister and brother-in-law from Ireland- were there for my son's wedding.

The place is clean and comfortable. It is not "fancy" but has everything you need. The location is excellent. Very easy access to the town and walkable to the beach.

We visited other family members who were staying right at the beach on Leukadia and discovered that our location was much quieter. The train is very loud when it whistles as it crosses the main road. In our location,we hardly heard it.

Although we were 4 seniors and had an excellent stay, I would also recommend the cottage for young families as it is very well equipped for babies and children.

Mary is a great host and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect spot in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Mary's place. It was perfect for two couples: we each had our own sitting area and bedroom: one upstairs/one downstairs. It was clean and comfortable and she was a gracious host. It's SO close to walk into town - just a block north of the Lumberyard center.... VERY convenient! We will be back! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really nice to have you all. You were great guests! Mary

1700 Delightful Steps from the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

I'm sure that staying at a place right on the beach sounds amazing, especially to anyone from a land-locked hometown. And it is nice. But with San Diego's crazy weather patterns it could be overcast on the beach, yet sunny on the hill overlooking the beach.

This vacation rental is on a hill overlooking the beach and just 1700 delightful steps from it. (I counted them on my pedometer.) When you step out of the cozy guest house, the Pacific is below you, and not just a glimpse of it, but the full ocean in its glory. On a sunny day, and it is almost always a sunny day here, I would rather be on that hill preparing for a saunter downhill to the beach. Scents of eucalyptus and other floral finery accompany you on your walk. While you are on the beach you have your choice of pubs, restaurants, coffee houses and stores all within a few minutes away.

When you return to your lodging, walking up hill this time, you get a chance to get some good aerobic exercise without breaking a sweat.

The neighborhood is quiet and pretty. Everything you want is right there, and you can always walk down to the Whole Foods to bring back something to eat.

Up a few stairs, the guesthouse is bright and cheery, and the view from the living room and kitchen is of swaying palm trees and greenery. The bed is super comfortable as is the living room couch with 4 million cable stations just a click away.

When you step out on the patio, you get closer to the greenery and look out at a most relaxing view. Lunch on the patio is always fun. Mary, the owner is really nice and wants you to have a great stay, and you will.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rich, You are a great guest! So nice to hear how much you like our wonderful town of Encinitas. Always great to have you as a repeat guest. Fun to see how many people you have met in town and how much you interact with the music scene and run your day job from the house - so cool! Best, Mary


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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch, La Costa Resort, Torrey Pines
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear, Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walk to Swami's, D Street, Moonlight
Car: recommended

Close to Legoland, drive to SeaWorld, two parks down the street, beach close within walking distance. Must see the renovation of Moonlight Beach.

Swami's Beach is within a five minute walk. Rent beach cruisers, surfboards and boogie boards. Great shops and restaurants. Quail Botanical Gardens a two-minute drive and a must-see is the Swami's Meditation Gardens on the bluff!


Rates & Availability

From $154 Per night

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates subject to change and negotiation
More than 4 guests add $25 a night per guest
Babysitting available, contact owner to arrange
Extended stay can be negotiated please contact the owner
See Encinitas Report . com for more information about the area.
Long-term lease possibility, contact owner

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Private bath on lower floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New flooring, paint, and new toilet
  • Full bath off master bedroom with new toilet and flooring, 1/2 bath downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Nice, spacious and private, bed linens provided. TV/cable
    Bedroom 2 downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , New queen sleigh bed and new TV and Cable
  • Cozy and private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, new linens and a view to the yard. A new TV was added and the bathroom upgraded nicely. Downstairs bedroom has a brand new queen sleigh bed, new TV/cable, closet, nightstand, lamp and chair. Note: Queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a TV There is another sofa downstairs and 2 kid-size futons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
This is a private and quiet area and you can walk to 101 to the beach, shops and restaurants. I provide a lot of amenities so you don't have to lug a lot of stuff. There is: Small cooler 2 beach chairs 2 boogie boards Brand new beach toys Bocce Ball set Bean Bag toss Family board games Playing cards Coloring books, crayons, flash cards 4 Sippy cups 2 bibs Pack n' Play Highchair Spoons for toddlers Bowls for kids Paper plates Napkins Paper towels Toilet paper Tissues Beach towels Plastic wrap and foil Filtered water pitcher in the fridge Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Body wash, shampoo and conditioner

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