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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 - 5 nights


About the property

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 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

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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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Best beach cottage in Encinitas ( check our reviews) steps to the sand and surf
average rating of 4.9069767 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful house close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and set up very nicely. The owner is extremely professional and friendly and is quick to help with anything that is needed. My young kids had a blast at the beach that is walking distance from the house and Legoland was a quick 10 minute drive. We really loved our time at this rental property and will be back. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this rental. Galyn was so accommodating of our schedule and that really made all the difference for our family. The property is in a great location we just can't say enough. We loved feeling like locals for a few days! We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Memorial Weekend2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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
July 4 weekend
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving 17
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
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

cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
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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