|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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*******If you need more or less room at the same location,
see VRBO # 480169 or VACATIONTALS.com # 80450
for the other half of this duplex to have the option of 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 VRBO #499780 .
It is 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 Rentaso no smoking, not even outsidel******
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...
Our group rented the downstairs unit. I would give this place 5 stars except for one aspect. The beds were not great. I spoke with the owner following the rental and she is going to get them fixed up, just a couple bolts that need to be tightened and no more squeaking every time you move in bed. Adequate space for everyone (party of 4 adults) and you really don't want to be inside in Encinitas in April anyways. Play some ping pong (paddles are included but bring your own paddles/balls if you want to play with some good ones), walk to Stone Steps and surf the beach break, or take a quick cruise to the main strip in Encinitas for some food/shopping. Great location. Great piece of property.
My family rented this house and we had a wonderful time. The house was clean and we loved the outside area. It is in a great location, close to the beach and walking distance to shopping. Cant wait to book again. The owner was the best, kind and very accommodating. Thanks for make our spring break wonderful!
We had a wonderful stay, such a beatuful property and ideal location for our family. I enjoy taking our son or morning walks to Stone steps and evening walk to beach with husband. Loretta is an amazing host she above and beyond to made us welcome.
We had a great time, and enjoyed our stay at "Tuscany". It was as advertised and was very comfortable. Loretta was very accommodating, in that she went out of the norm to make sure we were comfortable and felt secure that our pet would be safe. Encinitas is a very pet friendly town and has many shops a and restaurants that will accommodate.
We will be back
Floors and some cooking utensils dirty when we arrived. Bathtub cracked and peeling from bad glaze job, cabinets damaged. Half bath is in an outside utility closet. The space is as pictured otherwise and outdoor space is the highlight. Owner unpredictable and difficult to work with, aggressive and demanding via text. Docked security deposit for rental of portable a/c that was in the unit and running when we arrived. No verbal or written notice that we were being charged until security deposit. Also charged us for missing outdoor equipment after owner's family members had used equipment and rearranged between two rentals. Our personal board was missing after they left.
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!
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
- Knotts Berry Farm
- Universal Studios
- Queen Mary
- Temecula Wineries
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 21 2015 - Sep 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000.00|
|Pet Fee||$100.00 + Tax|
|Notes||September 1 - May 30 $3995.00/month (With Two Month Stays)|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.