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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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. If you have any questions about this great cottage please email us by clicking on "ask owner a question".

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. Lazy Acres has a new store nearby on Encinitas Blvd. 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!

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Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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Encinitas Cottage - Eco-friendly 1 Bed/1 Bath, Kitchen/Laundry, Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Really great cottage. Wonderful hosts. Terrific location. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, super clean and well stocked casita with great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and efficiency of this casita. It is an easy walk to Swami's or downtown Encinitas. We had a car, but you could walk to the Coaster/bus station if you wanted to venture north or south. The unit is very clean with all of the toys and comforts anyone could want. The hosts were there when we checked in and were available if we needed anything (we didn't). We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookfield, WI

Lovely stay near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Brenda and Steve’s casita was perfect for our week in Encinitas. It is exactly as described and meticulously maintained. We stayed over Thanksgiving and prepared several dishes to take to our family holiday dinner. The beach and town are a short walk down the hill. The hosts were friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Business Trip to Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

Staying in a hotel on business trips can be a bit alienating, particularly for a frequent business traveler like me. Thus, I sought out a VRBO experience in Encinitas to avert such feelings while also looking for a nice convenient stay. I was successful on both fronts! The cottage was quite comfortable, easily accessed, convenient to both restaurants and grocery stores, and functional for a business stay... or for a social visit had that been the backdrop of the trip. The hosts were warm, accommodating and welcoming... setting a very nice friendly and helpful tone throughout. Would most assuredly stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would return again and again!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property in an amazing location. Steve and Brenda were wonderful hosts. This casitas is on their property in a quiet neighborhood with wonderful coastal views. It is a short 5 min stroll/walk to downtown Encinitas where there are tons of shops, yoga, restaurants and the beach. We had an excellent meal everywhere we went. Everyone in this sleepy town is friendly and warm. We spent hours visiting with the locals and enjoying the coast. It's easy to get to, less than a mile from the freeway, grocery and 24 hour pharmacy. We spent our days hiking and biking in the area combined with relaxing downtown, at the beach or at the casitas. The casitas itself is beautiful and modern with all the conveniences. Brenda and Steve had bikes and beach chairs and toys, whatever we wanted to use they were so generous. Relax outside on the gorgeous patio in the evening and morning hours. For those who need to stay connected TV and wifi are excellent. You are minutes away by car on foot or bike from several nearby beaches and beach towns. Again I can't recommend this property enough...made wonderful by the host and hostess.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florida, Washington, DC and Arkansas

Immaculate, well-provisioned and fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks, Steve and Brenda, for creating and sharing such a healthful, lovely space. You have anticipated everything we might possibly need and more! Beautifully done, we loved our stay and now have yet another favorite in "Sweet Home Encinitas". With gratitude, best wishes and continued blessings!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brenda and Steve Reeder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Brenda and 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.

Brenda and Steve Reeder purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Brenda and Steve Reeder chose Encinitas

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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