Loretta Marie

Speaks english, spanish
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Charming Beach Duplex Only 5 Houses to the Pacific Ocean

All rates and fees throughout the year are listed at the bottom of site under VACATION RENTAL RATES.' For your convenience, please click on the rates tab to review all seasonal and week end rates.

*******If you need more or less room at the same location,

see VRBO # 480169 and VACATIONTALS # 80450

for the other half of this duplex to have another exceptional vacation rental experience all together.

Or...If you change your mind and want to go to the mountains in Big Bear Lake, Ca., check out my newest, Swiss Chalet vacation rental #499780 . Right

next door to Snow Summit ski and snowboard Mountain Resort

This charming beach duplex is located only 5 houses from Stone Steps Beach and is just a short walk to the ever popular, Moonlight Beach. After years in the making, Moonlight Beach just competed construction on new bathrooms, a restaurant, and a rental equipment and expanded life guard facility to main tower in addition to existing fire pits, volleyball, a play ground, and even a tennis court just a short walk away.

As you enter the gate, you will be delighted to see that your world has just transformed as you begin your vacation at the beautiful 'Tuscany on the Beach'. A true secret unknown to those passing by at the street.

Your vacation home has been recently remodeled with granite and travertine tiles throughout. It is beautifully furnished and decorated and boasts a Tuscan-like feel. The kitchen is well equipped complete with modern appliances, dishes, glassware, and utensils. All linens, bedding, and beach towels are also provided for your convenience. Your Tuscan vacation home has a beautiful patio area with plenty of seating, and an amazing outdoor kitchen. You can either eat in or dine 'Alfresco Style' in the outdoor dining area that overlooks a beautiful garden and play yard. For the young at heart, bring nothing as your stay includes most beach equipment needs and there are plenty of board games, lawn games, tennis racquets, and an out door ping-pong table.

Whether you're a family looking for the ultimate beach vacation or surfers looking for awesome waves, this is the place for you. Couples looking for a romantic honeymoon or anniversary, golfers looking to play world class courses, or Thoroughbred Racing regulars who disire an alternative to Del Mar... all will discover that 'Tuscany on the Beach' is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a well desrved vacation.

Note: Enjoy a day trip of watersking/wakeboarding and tubing.

You can book a family sized ski/deck boat with crew on beautiful Mission Bay for an additional fee. Inquire at time of reservation.

*****This is a No-Smoking Vacation Rental******

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered

Loretta Marie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, spanish
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Welcome to 'Tuscany on the Beach.'

I'm Loretta Marie and so happy you found me on VRBO. Ever since I was a small child growing up in Southern California amongst a wonderful, large family, I always loved going to the beach. Unfortunately many of those beaches were the flat, heavily populated type like Santa Monica in L.A. and Huntington and Newport Beach in Orange County.

But at the age of 16, the crowded, flat beaches of LA and Orange County would become a thing of the past.

I luckily came across Encinitas with my older brothers during a small surfing trip. When we drove up the hill on Old Highway 101 near La Costa Ave., I immediately fell in love as we entered Encinitas and knew right then that I would some day live in this beautiful town.

It felt like 'Hometown USA on the Beach with towering eucaliptus trees, unique shops and reataurants, and with a laid back, Hawian, North Shore kind of feel. The beaches were amazingly beautiful with large bluffs, two large lagoons, and of course boasted incredible waves. I knew right then and there that someday soon, I would return to live here.

So a few years later, I came back to start my college years and have stayed here in the Encinitas area ever since; enjoying all the water activities, restaurants, and it's terrific, small town beach atmoshphere.

Loretta Marie purchased this house in 1985

I chose to purchase this wonderful duplex property because it was located only 5 houses to Stone Steps Beach and near the ever popular, Moonlight Beach. It was the most charming beach home I had ever seen with each home having it's own unique style and amazing outdoor living spaces that make beach living so wonderful.

When I first entered the property, I was taken by the amazing yard that was virtually hidden from the street. The secured entrance gate and fenced in yard allowed tremendous privacy and a tranquil setting that made me immediately feel like I was on a relaxing vacation.

The large, beautiful coral tree, grass, and charming alcove patio area made me never want to leave.

I became even more surprised when I realized the property had another completely separate home with another private yard that was equally impressive and each with it's own unique style that felt like home in each their own way.

I immediately put in an offer and ultimately became a homeowner for the first time making my beach front living dream come true. To this day, it is my favorite place to be and is where I spent the rest of my years with my husband while raising our three beautiful children.

Recently, we made both homes of the duplex vacation rentals so that they could be enjoyed throughout the year by family and friends as we began to travel and do home exchanges with friends in Europe. Recently, I came to realize that this wonderful beach property should be shared with even more wonderful folks who could also use a well desrved vacation at the beach. I felt it was implortant to provide all our favorite games and beach equipment so that travelers and friends would only need to pack their clothes and a bathing suit.

Although my family has traveled to many far away places throughout the world including the real Tuscany area of Italy, our favorite place has always been right here at our very own, 'Tuscany on the Beach.'

I can not tell you how happy it makes me feel to share this wonderful home with you, my next guest, at the beautiful, 'Tuscany on the Beach.' Enjoy...

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'Tuscany on the Beach' Now Booking for September
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
'Tuscany on the Beach' Now Booking for September
+1 (760) 942-9200
Encinitas San Diego County
Redondo Beach


  • 5 of 5
This property served as an overflow of guests from main house, but after seeing it we could have all stayed here if we rented upstairs unit as well...soo close to stone steps where we surfed and nice cozy beach feel and huge private yard with games that was a plus...we will definitely look at renting the whole duplex next time!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park
Seaport Village
Gaslamp Quarter
Petco Park
USS Midway Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Old Town Trolley
Belmont Park
San Diego County Fair
Del Mar Racetrack
Flower Fields, The
Gas Lamp District
Moonlight Beach
Humphrey's By the Bay
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Swami's State Beach
D Street Bar & Grill
Knott's Soak City U.S.A.
Knott's Berry Farm
Universal Studios
The Queen Mary
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
The Beach House
Juanita's Taco Shop
Pannikin Coffee & Tea
Honeys Bistro & Bakery
Quail Botanical Gardens
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Seaside Bazaar
Comedy Store
Solana Beach Coaster Station
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Forum Shopping Center, La Costa
Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
McClellan-Palomar Airport
St Germains Cafe
Leucadia Pizzeria
Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association
Little More Coffee Shop
El Callejon
Tuscany Restaurant
Tomiko Japanese Cuisine
Hansen Surfboards & Surf Shop
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palamar Airport and San Diego International Airpor
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stone Steps only 5 houses away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
E Street Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Mountain High in Wrightwood Ca.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Restaurant
The Paniken Reataurant
Car: not necessary

San Diego Botanical Garden is located right here in Encinitas and is one of the worlds best in addition to the beautiful San Elijo Lagoon with exceptional bird watching and hicking activities.

* Sea Side Bazar weekends on Mian St.

* La Paloma Theater Theater

* Farmers Market every Sunday just down the street

* World Class surf spots nearby;

Cardiff Reef, Swami's, Pipes,'D' Street,

Stone Steps, Beacons, and Grand View

* Embarcadero Waterfront

* Mission Bay Boating and Fishing Excursions

* Amusement and Attraction Parks

- Lego Land

- Sea World

- San Diego Zoo

- Safari Animal Park

- Belmont Park (roller coaster)

- Water Parks

* Other Attractions

- Disneyland

- Knotts Berry Farm

- Universal Studios

- Queen Mary

- Hollywood

- Temecula Wineries

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Availability & Rates


Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 23 2014 - Sep 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
Fall Savings
Sep 19 2014 - Nov 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2014 - Dec 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Cleaning Fee $95.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes September 1 - May 30 $3995.00/month (With Two Month Stays)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Travertine dream bathroom with large soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and large sink in laundry/storage area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful Tuscan queen sleigh bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , roll away twin bed, Pack and Play/Go bed
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
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