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Plantation Beach Cottage

Encinitas, CA, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This is an enchanted 1,000 square foot tropical plantation beach cottage situated in a 10,000 sq. ft. lush tropical palm forest and has a rare verification by the original VRBO Bear as a Top 1% Listing! There are over 200 palm trunks offering filtered shade and tropical ambience accentuated by the light ocean breezes! The entire property has been designed with excellent attention to detail and is furnished with 100% Bali imported Indonesian furniture. The PBC is stocked with everything you would expect in your home! High-beam exposed ceilings, incredible modern but subtle indirect illumination, lots of natural day lighting from the six sky lights, great professional cookware and luxurious linens!

What a fantastic coastal community and home to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle in coastal Southern California! There are three outdoor living areas that provide amazing retreat and entrainment options. The outdoor wood fire is surrounded by deep seating which creates the perfect evening garden fire lounge. The fireside dining deck provides a peaceful sunrise coffee venue or romantic fireside dining experience. Sink into the deep all natural cedar wooden barrel hot tub or surrender into the authentic hand made palm leaf Palapa bed area for a siesta. Enjoy it all! These areas provide ample choices to fit your mood and take you away from your daily life!

This is an ideal escape for 2-3 people (or 2 +/- 2 children) looking for a high quality resort property on a personal non-hotel scale in the best of locations! The house web site has many links and local activity details too! Walk to all local restaurants and beaches or grab the original 1970's Schwinn beach cruiser bikes for a local spin along the beach or to a local spot. Try long boarding on one of the surfboards or grab the beach gear and hit the sand! Everything you need is waiting for you to walk in and feel immediately at home! You are a local native!

We have many friends who love visiting repeatedly! We sometimes have small vacancy/availability windows between bookings on our calendar, please feel free to inquire via mail about last minute & sub minimum stay occupancy opportunities!



Eric Hutchison

Member Since 2007
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Eric Hutchison

A native Southern California coastal resident for 40+ years! I have spent the past 20 years in North San Diego County enjoying the coastal community and environment as I will always be drawn to a western sunset! I have a 20+ year commercial real estate background with broad geographic coverage with a Global firm before starting my own firm in 2011, Commercial West Realty Advisors. Love traveling and using VRBO/Homeaway properties all over! Spend lots of time in Baja enjoying the rugged country it offers In close proximity to San Diego. Trail running in local mountains occupies much of my time as well. Just love that southern CA lifestyle so much....

Eric Hutchison purchased this House in 1999

Why Eric Hutchison chose Encinitas

I looked into Encinitas since it is a great beach town with tremendous locational benefits! Coastal access for beach and surfing is awesome, trials for running, and great easy access to both downtown Encinitas and the greater road systems, etc! Love the quiet neighborhood of eclectic homes dating back to the 30's! Large lot sizes allow for more than typical land per house in comparison to any other coastal community!

What makes this House unique

There is a solar powered Level 2 Charge Station J1772 available with prior arrangement. We support electric cars powered by the sun!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Other than the King bed in the Bedroom, A futon can be pulled out, in addition to the single couch, for children use.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Outdoor Shower
        outdoor shower
      • House bath
        toilet, shower
      • 8' Glass wall and 12' Vaulted ceilings.... Large enclosure with lots of light from glass block windows and skylight... rain head.... Stereo and flat screen TV as well... Plush linens and robes included.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Town
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                      Wi-Fi on entire property. MacMini computer available in house.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Computer Available
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      2 Wood and 1 gas on site.
                    • Firewood
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air gas furnace
                    • Internet
                      10 Mbps + High Speed Cox Cable
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality bed, bath, and beach linens included.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Entire property interior and exterior covered with up to 5ghz Wi-Fi.
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Gold screen for course ground
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Commercial Grade caphalon.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          White porcelin
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Commercial kitchen opens into the living spaces for great social cooking environment!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large Kithen Aid 2 door.
                        • Stove
                          36' high output gas range and gas burners w an indoor gas BBQ Grill .
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Open room accommodates a larger dinner crowd!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Cable. Apple TV available. Internet connected TV's
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                      (2) Schwinn relics in great restored condition.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Front stone patio lounge area with gas tiki torches. Rear deck with gas fire pit And teak dining table
                                    • Gazebo
                                      Palapa with TV next to cedar hot tub.
                                    • Golf
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber BBQ
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Beach Gear: Surf boards, boogie board, fins, wet suits, coolers, chairs, umbrella
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available


                                                    • museums
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Lots of outdoor living space in a great neighborhood setting.... Everyone loves the friendliness and walking nature of the community as well as the close proximity to downtown, beaches, and general access roads! There is a Level 2 Electric Car Charge Station available on site. Inquire if interested in use.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      57 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews


                                                                      Julie D.

                                                                      We spend 4 glorious days at this wonderful property. The grounds are impeccable, lush and tropical. We relaxed/drank/ate while lounging in front of the outdoor wood burning fireplace or by the outdoor gas fire pit in the back. We started and ended each day in the hot tub/palapa and all showers were taken outside. The grounds are very private. Gas torches and the up-lighting on the palm trees felt like a tropical paradise. The house itself it bright, airy, spotless and well-appointed with just about every amenity you could need. This property is in a great location close to shops and beaches. Eric was an amazing host and we can't wait to come back again.

                                                                      A perfect oasis!

                                                                      Susan B.

                                                                      This is such a lovely place to stay, so perfect we hung out here as much as we went out to enjoy all Encinitas has to offer! The cottage is bright, open and beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need to self-cater, lots of outside seating areas with fireplaces for hanging out, and a hot tub for stargazing in at night time. We took the two bikes and explored the area and rode along the coast - great juice bars, we'd recommend one called O, and places to eat by the beach, we'd a great meal on the outside terrace at the Pacific Coast restaurant. We also barbecued at the cottage. A great place for a couple to stay, though there is a futon mattress if you are bringing kids. Eric, the landlord, is wonderful - ask him about his electric car conversions!

                                                                      Just perfect!

                                                                      David S.Bluffton, SC

                                                                      We agree with prior reviews that this is a wonderful oasis. It is in a perfect location and all the amenities are fantastic. The house is well equipped with everything you need, the appliances are high end, bed very comfortable, great furniture and Eric the owner is terrific with great recommendations for dining etc, and there if you need him. Grounds are private and beautiful--very well done!! Hope to return!

                                                                      Paradise in Encinitas. The yard is beautiful with a great fireplace & jacuzzi. The inside is perfect

                                                                      Tom L.

                                                                      Eric’s place is perfect in every way. Do not look else where to stay in Encinitas. Book a stay here! Great outdoor wood fireplace and jacucci were used every day. The inside is gourgous with an awesome kitchen and a very comfy bed. Eric was in touch if we had any questions and his recommendations for Reaturaunts were spot on. My wife and I had a fantastic time in the area hiking and sightseeing and Eric’s place was the perfect place to come back to for relaxing late afternoons and evenings. Thank you Eric.

                                                                      Beautiful Property

                                                                      Patrick W.

                                                                      The property is just the right size for a couple spending the week in Encinitas. The house was clean, modern, and well appointed. The kitchen was really outstanding and was stocked with all of the utensils needed to cook at home. The outdoor areas were perfect for relaxing and enjoying the weather. I would definitely stay here again on future trips.

                                                                      Convenient location, great cottage for two, very accommodating owner

                                                                      Craig T.

                                                                      Stayed at the Plantation Beach Cottage for two weeks in January 2018. The location is just a ten minute walk from the beach, restaurants and other Encinitas attractions. Very nice great room with large kitchen, dining table, cable TV and plenty of sitting room for visiting guests. Grounds are nicely themed in surf/Hawaiin motif, with two outdoor fireplaces and sitting areas, also a hot tub. Would heartily recommend to anyone looking for some sun and warm weather during the winter months. Eric, the owner, was very helpful and always near at hand.


                                                                      Encinitas, CA, USA

                                                                      The beach is a 10 minute walk and the historic downtown Encinitas is two blocks! Hit the beach, farmers markets, street fairs or surf at one of the local spots. Legoland, Del Mar Track, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Cedros Design district, and Del mar are all close by and just the tip of available activities in San Diego. Encinitas is a great suf town with a popular coastal main street. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa,Racquetball, Basketball Court, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning


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                                                                      Sub-minimum stays will be considered for infill dates. Please inquire.

                                                                      57 Reviews
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