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Galyn Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

SUMMER SPECIAL!! 25% OFF Normal rate, any days in Sept. Walk to beach in minutes

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, bunk beds, large sectional couch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

One of the best neighborhoods in San Diego,

Our cottage is ideally located west of Highway 101, in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic, one block away from Stone Steps Beach in Encinitas. It is walking distance to coffee shops, many local restaurants ranging from fine dining to bistros and ethnic foods. In addition to its many eateries and shopping, Encinitas is famous for its surf breaks. Beacons Beach, Swamis, and Pontos surf breaks are within a couple miles. The local Farmers Market is held only two blocks away.

Our cottage is cute, clean, and comfortably sleeps 4-6 people. There are 2 bedrooms, one with twin over full bunk, large sectional sofa, 1 bath, plus a hot water outside shower, and lovely tropical patio. Wifi and flat screen tv in living room. The garage is stocked with beach toys, boogie boards and beach chairs. Several of the local kids are available for impromptu surf lessons.

Our cottage is an easy commute to many local attractions:

Del Mar Fairgrounds: 6 miles

Legoland: 8 miles

Sea World: 24 miles

Wild Animal Park: 25 miles

San Diego Zoo: 34 miles

Knott’s Soak City: 39 miles

Disneyland: 68 miles

Knott’s Berry Farm: 75 miles

Beacons Beach: .7 miles

Moonlight Beach: .7 miles

Swamis: 1.8 miles

Pontos: 3.2 miles

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: 2.5 miles

Torrey Pines Golf Course: 15 miles

San Diego Botanical Gardens: 2.1 miles

Cottonwood Creek Park: .9 miles

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Galyn Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Galyn Thompson

We have lived in this neighborhood for 25 years, of all the places I have lived this is the best! My wife and I came here for college and never left. We now have 3 generations living within a 10 mile radius, that is how great this beach town is. Friendly, healthy, safe and so much to do. We would love to share Encinitas with you!

Galyn Thompson purchased this house in 2012

Why Galyn Thompson chose San Diego County

This cottage is one block away from the beach and every single house a block away is a multimillion dollar property. Our street is not a through street so there is almost no traffic, except for the surfers of course! The cottage is stocked with beach toys, ping pong table available on request, and you won't even need your car, everything is walking distance. If you want to strike out farther you can take the train anywhere North or South, the station is just about a mile away. Take a look at a map and see how ideally central coastal Encinitas is to everything.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you from the Sabin family - Montana. We loved our short stay in Encinitas - we will be back!!
Apr 2012
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based on 41 traveler reviews

SUMMER SPECIAL!! 25% OFF Normal rate, any days in Sept. Walk to beach in minutes
average rating of 4.902439 based on 42 reviews

Walk to stone steps

  • 5 of 5

Great location just down street from stone steps and restaurants and shops on 101. Clean and comfortable house. Esp liked the gated front patio. Made for a lot of additional seating and outside which is where you want to be. Management was excellent. Great place and will be back.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and updated property, perfectly located. Galyn was a pleasure to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Once Again

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this charming beach house. Great host, easy to work with. Great location, everything you need for a perfect beach vacation! Looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location, Cozy Cute, and Pet Friendly!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Galyn for sharing your home with us & our furry kids. We had a wonderful time. Place is super clean & cozy. Had everything we needed. Best part is the location. Walking distance to the beach & the best coffee house in all of Encinitas. What a great town. I can see why people visit there & never leave. I had to drag myself home kicking & screaming. We are already planning our next trip back. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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property as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cozy beach cottage, Owners are close and very helpful. Everything worked and close to beach, eating out and shopping. Would go again to this location.

Our two grandsons, age 7 and 5 loved the bunk bed and great place for grandparents to take two grandchildren.

Quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Private Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quaint cottage...comfortable size. Loved the sunny, fenced private front courtyard...had everything you needed! Beds were comfortable...location was PRIME..just a short walk up the road to Stonestep beach. Close to downtown and easy freeway access. Owners were WONDERFUL hosts and answered any questions we had regarding booking or the our stay in general almost immediately! I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sept 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Echeck is preferred and is free and secure, if you would still like to use a credit card please contact me as there is a 2.5% fee ( 4% for international) i will update that amount for you on the payment request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), bunk with full on bottom twin on top(1), Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib, easy fold out sofa bed, sleeps 2 Also small stroller., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full size air bed available on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private outside hot/cold shower, Tropical paradise and outside living room expertly designed, Friendly neighborhood ambience. Young families love this home as kids can play in private patio just outside living room windows. Just a short walk to local beach access Stone Steps and 1/2 mile approximately to main city Moonlight Beach close to downtown with many shops, stores, restaurants and sports bistros.

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