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'TUSCANY ON THE BEACH' WINTER HOLIDAY WEEKS JUST BECAME AVAILABLE

Loretta Marie

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Loretta Marie

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014
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'TUSCANY ON THE BEACH' WINTER HOLIDAY WEEKS JUST BECAME AVAILABLE

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

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 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******

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Loretta Marie (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2014

About Loretta Marie

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

Why Loretta Marie chose Encinitas

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.

What makes this house unique

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...

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

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'Tuscany on the Beach' Winter Holiday Weeks Just Became Available
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
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'Tuscany on the Beach' Winter Holiday Weeks Just Became Available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479554vb
+1 -(760) 525-5060
Encinitas San Diego County
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Tuscany on the Beach

  • 4 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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'Tuscany on the Beach' Winter Holiday Weeks Just Became Available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479554vb
+1 -(760) 525-5060
Encinitas San Diego County
California
2

great location, owner difficult, could use a spruce up.

  • 2 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you for your review. Upon arrival, for your one month stay, you were excited at how great "Tuscany on the Beach" was and also was aware that this rental did not come with A/C as listed. Because it was an unusually hot and humid summer for coastal San Diego, you were happy to know that a portable A/C was new and being offered as an option at an additional cost but could only be used sparingly as it is not designed for 24/7 use.
You requested to have the portable A/C and went ahead and used it 24/7 even when not home. It was brought to your attention that the power company informed me that the use had gone up over four times the norm for this time of year for over 30 years. The bill went from less than $200.00 a month to over $700.00. You were informed that not only the daily use charge would apply, but also a possibility of an additional amount. No additional amount was charged and the owner ended up with a loss of over $500.00 for this unauthorized 24/7 use of the optional, portable A/C.

It was also unfortunate that there was no dog paid for on your agreement and then a few weeks later, a dog arrived on the property. No payment was paid after numerous promises by you to do so. The dog barked non stop upon coming and going through the court yard and other times that became a problem.
It was requested, yes by text messaging, for you to pay for your pet the $100.00 weekly fee before your departure and after numerous promises, you did not do so. Your pet stayed for several weeks with out any payment made prior to your departure.

Unfortunately, there were complaints by the guests in other rental that you kept the rental a mess and all the beach equipment and personal belongings all over the common area and at times with the gate open. Upon visiting the property, it was true. It was requested that you tidy up in the common area for a pleasant stay for all guests and no attempts were ever made. The owners had to clean up common area almost daily and decided to cancel and give a "Rain Check" on another reservation that was a return guest of other unit because of the untidiness and the constant barking that was undesirable for this return guest who comes for peace and quiet.

Additional long board surfboards were for the other units use only and your children kept asking if they could use them anyway. I allowed you to use them at no additional cost. No complaints of utensils or tub were ever received for your entire month stay.
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'Tuscany on the Beach' Winter Holiday Weeks Just Became Available
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p479554vb
+1 -(760) 525-5060
Encinitas San Diego County
Marina Del Rey, CA
5

Fam Reunion

  • 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+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

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
LEGOLAND California
The Flower Fields
Gaslamp Quarter
Moonlight Beach
Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
San Diego Harbor Excursion
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Swami's State Beach
D Street Bar & Grill
Disneyland
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
Improv
Comedy Store
Solana Beach Coaster Station
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Forum Shopping Center
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 Barpub
1 Miles
E Street Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Coaster
Nearest Restaurant
The Paniken Reataurant
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Mountain High in Wrightwood Ca.
Nearest Beach
Stone Steps only 5 houses away
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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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
Summer
May 21 2015 - Sep 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$375
$1,950
$6,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,395
$5,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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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Amenities

Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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