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Best beach cottage in Encinitas ( check our reviews) steps to the sand and surf

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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

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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 1-6 people. There are 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sleigh bed and one with twin over full bunk. There is also a large sectional sofa that is also comfortable to sleep on. The bathroom is recently remodeled , 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

More Details

Galyn Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Encinitas

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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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • 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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Best beach cottage in Encinitas ( check our reviews) steps to the sand and surf
average rating of 4.901961 based on 52 reviews

Great location within walking distance to the beach, coffee house and restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. Galyn was very helpful and considerate about noise during our stay. The front patio was a favorite hang out and the kitchen had an amazing set of cookware. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect beach rental

  • 5 of 5

You can’t beat this location! Walk to the beach and countless restaurants. Having a fenced in patio area was a major bonus when traveling with little kids. We always worry about comfortable beds at rentals and these were great. Nice bedding, soft towels, stocked kitchen, comfy and clean. Felt like home, and we will be back! No reason for us to ever stay anywhere else. Very nice owners live nearby so if there was an issue we know they would solve it quickly. We used the bikes and appreciated the outdoor shower for rinsing off after beach. Lights on the patio made it beautiful at night and the plants provided total privacy and that California feeling we wanted! We didn’t want to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Cottage very clean and a block from beach. Patio was wonderful , and owner very attentive .

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always perfect for us...

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here several times now, and it's always perfect for us. Great location. Cozy. Walk to beach. Our dogs love it, and so do we!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho

A pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this well kept beach cottage was a wonderful respite. The cottage was well furnished, well maintained, just a block of the beautiful Encinitas beach...everything one could want while visiting Southern California.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Southern California

  • 5 of 5

Located two blocks from one of the most stunning beaches I have ever been too, the beach cottage provided a perfect base to explore the area. My family had a great time and Galyn was a gracious host who was easy to contact for any questions or requests. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $125
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. Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property at anytime. IF there is any smoking on property entire deposit will be forfeited. This includes all forms of smoking, legal and illegal substances

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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