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Encinitas Cottage - Eco-friendly 1 Bed/1 Bath, Kitchen/Laundry, Close to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Tranquil, Charming Cottage Retreat offering low allergen environment

We recently finished building a state-of-the-art home with a private, separate cottage on our property. Our all concrete, eco-friendly construction offers polished concrete floors with radiant heat floors (think warm feet), and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, cooking and dining supplies. Gas cooktop and double ovens. Healthy water purification system means you can drink right out of the tap with peace of mind and includes toxin-free showering and bathing. We use only organic, biodegradable cleaning products. If you need a clean, non-toxic environment you found the right place. Our lovely little cottage is bright, quiet, offers coastal breezes, and a space where you can retreat, read, and write. Private outdoor area for reading, eating and soaking up sun. Please email us (see "Send email" in blue letters to right or "Send email" (in box below) or CALL ME DIRECTLY. If you select "Request to book" in yellow box to right to use your credit card online, you will be charged an online booking fee by VRBO.

We are located a short walk (three blocks) from Swami's State Beach. Downtown Encinitas offers shops, art galleries, over 30 restaurants, boutiques, and gourmet coffee cafes within walking distance. Whole Foods has a store in downtown Encinitas on HWY 101. The Coaster stops in downtown Encinitas. For hikers we have San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and the Torrey Pines State Reserve nearby. For shoppers the Cedros Avenue Design District is to the south in Solana Beach and to the north, is the Carlsbad Premium Outlet stores. There are many attractions in San Diego County. Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Wild Animal Park, Downtown San Diego Gas Lamp District, Seaport Village and Coronado Island. Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm is located about one hour north on I-5. We are three blocks from Scripps Memorial Hospital and right off Santa Fe Drive (border between Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea).

Cottage is limited to two persons. We have bikes, beach chairs, beach towels and beach mats for our guests to use. We would like to offer you a warm welcome to Encinitas and a healthy, happy stay with us!

More Details

Steve Reeder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Steve Reeder

Our family moved to Encinitas, California from Nebraska in 2008. The weather here is absolutely fantastic! There is something to do for everyone here.

Steve Reeder purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Steve Reeder chose San Diego County

This property is perfect for an individual or couple that desire a quiet space to retreat after a day exploring the many beaches, parks, restaurants, art museums, horse racing, and theme park attractions. Farmers market down the street in Encinitas every Wednesday.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to the beach for surfing or simply, long beach walks. From down the street you get sweeping ocean views, palm trees, and gorgeous sunsets. Encinitas is your sweet Southern California coastal town that is very laid back and full of vibrant charm. We have water purification system for both drinking and shower. Enjoy our infra-red BBQ grill for outside grilling. Private entrance to the cottage.


Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large casita bathroom -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Guests are provided with freshly laundered bed linens (i.e. sheets, mattress pad, pillow cases, pillow protectors, blankets and quilt).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Encinitas Cottage - Eco-friendly 1 Bed/1 Bath, Kitchen/Laundry, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Easy walk to Swami's Beach, SRF and town

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house. Classy casita. Great hosts. They made my first VRBO a wonderful experience. It was so easy to walk the underpass and access Swami's Beach, SRF, restaurants, shops, yoga studios. I rode the fat tire pink beach cruiser bike one morning which was way fun. Got great advice on a yoga studio from the hostess. I loved the sheets on the bed so much I purchased the same ones, and am looking into buying a latex mattress like in the casita because it was perfection! I did not use the washer/dryer, but what a thoughtful feature. I had some trouble checking in to my flight on my phone and the host took a lot of time and patience and problem solving to help me get that straightened out. It was a spring break made in heaven. I hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Casita!

  • 5 of 5

This is a spotlessly clean, modern, comfortable casita, located just blocks from downtown Encinitas and the beach. Steve and Brenda are the perfect hosts, friendly and accommodating. They made certain everything was perfect for our stay. We had a wonderful time there, and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location- new and clean!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful guest cottage in a great location. I rented this for my dad while he was in town (he is 82) and it was perfect. Clean, comfortable with all of the amenities. It is located at the top of a hill from downtown so for him it was not necessarily walkable but very quick drive to the shops and restaurants. A more fit/younger person could easily do this walk. Only two blocks from railroad crossing which takes you to 101 and swami beach access. He loved his stay there- said it was quiet and comfortable, new and clean. We would definitely recommend this place and would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, bright hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time in this spotlessly clean, bright and spacious space. The casita is in the back and feels private and cozy. Appreciated the full kitchen and the tea, coffee and olive oil provided. Brenda was friendly and warm (Steve was away) and fun to talk to. Easy walk to downtown Encinitas and beaches. You will enjoy it here!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean and great location in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter and I were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our stay at Brenda and Steve's pristine cottage! We especially enjoyed the location, which was a short, and beautifully scenic walk down the hill to Swami's Beach ( lots of surfers) and charming downtown Encinitas!. While the entrance to the cottage is directly on the back of their large, beautiful home, we found it to be very quiet, comfortable and private. Brenda and Steve have provided everything you need and much more, including lots of information about local restaurants, etc. We look forward to returning and will also recommend to family. Just hope to stay longer next time and take advantage of the beach chairs and bikes that were offered!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Steve & Brenda's beach casita is Amazing!! Super nice & comfortable. They are so very hospitable and have created a lovely place to stay for guests that are looking for the ultimate beach getaway. They live in the best location too if you're beach people like us. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Union Kitchen and Tap
Nearest Golf
11.4 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Encinitas Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Whole Foods Organic Grocery
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Swami's Beach
Car: not necessary

Watch beautiful sunsets, walk three blocks to one of San Diego's most famous surf breaks. Downtown Encinitas offers great restaurants, day spas, yoga studios, surf lessons and bike rentals.


Rates & Availability

Encinitas Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer, 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2017 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $115
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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