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Pet Friendly Ocean View House / Cottage With Private Yard

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bathroom (Sleeps 5-8)

Note - This place can be rented with the pet friendly house with Jacuzzi right next door at the same time if available...the property ID listing is #900191.

Currently, someone has booked this place through the 10th of April but my 2-bedroom house next door is available so...Please check it out at:

homeaway #900191

A gorgeous tropical Encinitas beach vacation rental cottage awaits you with a spectacular Pacific Ocean view. The home is just a few blocks away from the famous Moonlight Beach and a few steps away from the Old Historic Downtown Encinitas California shopping, award winning restaurants & nightlife. Please contact owner directly via email at lancehetherington (at) g mail. com or call/text area code 7six0 four9two 3double eight he may be able to save you some money. Owner also knows other vacation rentals in the area like my friend's 3 bedroom place with great views (property ID# 671020 about a block south is awesome...mention my recommendation to owner to possibly receive a discount) and another 2 bedroom place four houses South of this property (it is Property ID# 3992767). Encinitas Public transportation bus & coaster station is just 2 blocks away. The nearest public beach access (at D-Street) is about 3 1/2 - 4 blocks away and is a very nice walk through Old Historic Downtown Encinitas. This house has an ocean view that is spectacular during sunsets!!! The Sunsets and close proximity to the Old Historic Downtown Encinitas (1/2 block) is what brings back so many repeat clients.

This old historic house has been recently furnished and decorated with a Shabby Chic style in mind. Newer furnishings including furniture (New Gas Stove/Range, Microwave, bed, blinds, kitchen utensils, TV, couch, etc.)…

Pets are considered on a case by case basis and for an extra cost.

More photos available upon request.

Encinitas, CA is an ideal vacation rental destination for families, a private honeymoon getaway, golfing, surfing and water sports enthusiasts’ corporate relocation rentals or retreats.

Encinitas sits along the six-mile long Pacific Coast with flattish terrain dotted by steep California sea cliffs. Enjoy a vacation in the northern San Diego County on one of the unique and stunning southern Californian shorelines at Encinitas by reserving our relaxed vacation rental by owner.

This Encinitas vacation rental is not far from Del Mar or Carlsbad and is very close to Moonlight Beach and Swami’s Beach and not far from other well-known beaches such as Stonesteps, Cardiff Reef, Seaside, Pipes, Ponto and Beacon’s Beach. The world famous surfing spots 'Trestles' (Uppers and Lowers) and 'Blacks' is less than 30 minutes away. This house is also close to the Self-Realization Fellowship Center's Meditation Garden so it provides a promising, fun-filled and one-of-its-kind beach vacation experience.

We offer a spectacular Encinitas private vacation home rental along the California coast. Our Encinitas vacation rentals are located steps from the famous Old Historic Encinitas Downtown District of Award Winning Dinning and Nightlife and only a few blocks away from the ocean combining the best of both a Vacation home with a private yard and ocean views than some of the other more expensive Encinitas beachfront rentals in Encinitas, California.

Our vacation rental in Encinitas is a newly furnished 2 bedroom vacation rental cottage or house with 1 full bath. Enjoy Pacific Ocean views and relax on our redwood deck surrounded by tropical plants to resemble being in Hawaii.

Enjoy the ocean views while grilling on our new gas BBQ grill which enhances your beach vacation in Encinitas.

House is equipped with a high definition 50' HD SmartTV (works great for streaming NetFlix), Blu-Ray/DVD, Playstation2 and games for the kids, 2-3 beach chairs, beach towels and with an option for 2-3 beach cruiser bicycles, 2-3 boogie boards and/or soft surfboards with advanced request notice. This beach cottage is also equipped with high speed wireless Wi-Fi (high-speed Internet) free of charge…so bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptops, smart phones and iPads. Main bedroom includes a brand new comfortable queen-size bed. Second bedroom has bunk beds with a full size on bottom and twin on top. We are one of the few places that offer a combo (2 houses next to each other) rental with one being a pet friendly vacation rental in Encinitas, CA.

This is the place for you, especially if you're looking for an Encinitas golf, surf or relaxing vacation, reserve our well-furnished Encinitas California vacation rental home which is close to famous surf breaks as well as famous well-known golf courses...Encinitas Ranch Resort and La Costa Resort.

A little more about Encinitas, CA -

Flowers and Surf

Located in southern California, slightly to the north of San Diego, Encinitas is a coastal community known of all things for its vast fields of poinsettias and other ornamental flowers. The vast fields under cultivation are lovely in the fall, and each November the annual Poinsettia Festival takes place in the downtown area of the city.

Encinitas holiday homes also fill up during the Wavecrest Woodie Meet, which takes place each September on the third Saturday of the month at Moonlight State Beach. Free to both the public and all participants; the festival consists of a large rally of wooden bodied vehicles and is reputed to be the largest event of this type in the world. Another popular draw each fall is Oktoberfest, which is timed to parallel similar festivals being held across Germany.

Several important museums and other cultural amenities are located in Encinitas, including the Lux Art Institute and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Those who come to the city out of their interest in horticulture will want to visit the San Diego Botanic Garden, which is located not in San Diego but in Encinitas; the name derives from the fact that the city is located in San Diego County.

One of the most popular water sports in Encinitas is surfing, whose beaches have been rated among the top surfing locations on earth. So well known is Encinitas for its surf that the Beach Boys listed the city in their roll call of great beaches in their classic song, 'Surfin' USA.'

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lance Hetherington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Lance Hetherington

I've lived in Encinitas all my life and would never move away because it's truly the best place to live and visit (the awesome stable weather has a lot to do with it). I went to Park Dale Lane Elementary, Oak Crest Jr. High and San Dieguito High School. I played Little League Baseball at the old Ecke Fields and Soccer for about 7 years each and then settled for the high school surf team and surfing as a lifestyle. I enjoy snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, motorcross, etc. I have a 9 year old daughter and consider myself a family man, most of the time.

Lance Hetherington purchased this house in 2000

Why Lance Hetherington chose San Diego County

This location is great as it's a short walk to downtown Encinitas and to the great local surf breaks like Moonlight Beach, D Street, BoneYards and the famous Swamies which is a nice 1/4 mile walk South. The ocean views and sunsets from this home are awesome as well.

What makes this house unique

Ocean Views and close proximity to Downtown Encinitas which is home to award winning Restaurants and Bars with a Whole Foods a block away from the house. You will never need to drive anywhere...especially since the Coaster station is 2 blocks away ready to take you anywhere.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Pet Friendly Ocean View House / Cottage With Private Yard
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Great spot, great house with a great host

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a number of our wedding guests who were flying in from overseas for our wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better place - clean, awesome location (right next to "down town" Encinitas and walkable to Moonlight Beach. Lance was very accommodating and even even arranged for an extended stay last minute with no hassles.

Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - fun beach house with view

  • 4 of 5

Great location, walking distance to town and beach. No need for a car if you are looking for a relaxing getaway in Encinitas.

Fun firepit in the front yard. Could use a bar stool set in the front for 24/7 ocean views but the 2 lifeguard chairs are a cool touch and great way to catch a beautiful sunset. Great layout, basic kitchen, nice wraparound deck although the trees need some trimming to really catch a good ocean view from there. With a little TLC this place would be a 5 star but I found it to be totally comfortable and a great place to hang out. Lance is super cool and easy to work with. I would definitely return !

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the response and I'm glad you had a great stay. I hope to have you back someday. I'll get those trees trimmed and start looking for a set of bar stools as you recommended (great idea)!!!
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  • 5 of 5

fantastic place to relax and hit the beach.

lance is a true gentlemen and would reccomend his place big time!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect for our stay.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean, conveniently located and just the right size. Walk to downtown and the farmer's market is just across the street. We will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Comfortable cottage experience for two + pet

  • 4 of 5

We found the Cottage just as advertised. Met our expectations in all regards. Owner/neighbor seen one time in passing-very unobtrusive. We definitely would repeat. Especially enjoyed the quaint atmosphere of Encinitas, street festival, farmer's market, and the frozen yogurt shop- we walked every where. We visited nearby botanical gardens, numerous beach side parks, we aquarium, and a visit to Poway CA where we rode an old steam train. Just sitting out on the front lawn of an evening was so relaxing. If you are looking for a short get a way or an extended stay, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks!!! Can't wait to have you stay again.
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Encinitas gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Encinitas cottage last week! We arrived on a Wednesday, which was fortuitous, as we were able to walk one block(!) to the lovely Encinitas Station Farmers Market ( to stock up on gorgeous California produce for our stay. For everything else, we walked just a bit further to the local Whole Foods and any number of lovely restaurants and breweries within easy walking distance.

The house was comfortable, quiet, and well-stocked with beach essentials (toys, umbrellas, beach towels), which was great for our visits to the gorgeous, family-friendly Moonlight State Beach ( The host was very helpful, and we had a great stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
First Street or Solace or Beir Garden
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
0.05 Miles
Amtrak and the Coaster
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Solace (1 to Whole Foods)
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Mountain High or Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
D Street and Moonlight Beach
Car: not necessary

Brand new appliances, bedding, etc.


Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of Summer Sep5_Nov10
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Del Mar Racing Season
Nov 11 2016 - Dec 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
2016 Dec4_16
Dec 4 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
2016 Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Pre-High Season (Summer)
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
2016 Peak High Season (Summer)
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jul 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Late High Season
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $100

Smoking is permitted outside the house only (front porch and back deck areas ok). All wet towels, clothes, shoes, etc. must be hung up to dry. If clothes washer and dryer are used, small loads are permitted only (no overloading). The grey trash can, blue recycling and green yard waste bins must be put out on the street before the Friday morning pickup. Pets are NOT allowed on any furniture, especially the couch and beds. If pets are not disclosed as staying at the rental, owner reserves the right to deduct the pet fee from the deposit.

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
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand New Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with a Full on bottom and twin on top
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I'm very easy going and flexible and do my best to make your stay comfortable and relaxing...which includes rounding up bikes, surfboard, boogie boards, swim fins, fishing poles, golf clubs, etc...basically anything needed for fun beach activities.

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