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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Encinitas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spanish Casita Guest House on an acre of a private estate

Awake to beautiful sunrises, to the call of quail and dine watching hot air balloons in the evening. The Sedona like grounds are beautifully maintained with a stocked pond with a waterfall and several secluded areas for peaceful relaxation.

The newly and tastefully decorated custom built casita has one very private bedroom, one bath and a queen sized sleeper in the family room complete with 48' smart flat screen entertainment center, cable TV and 50 MB internet that enables you to watch your favorite shows on Netflix and listen to 1000's of artists on Pandora at no additional charge. There is a 30' smart flat screen in the bedroom with access to Pandora, Netflix and your favorite channels.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, gas stove, microwave and toaster oven, dish washer, clothes washer and dryer.

The easterly facing porch is large usable veranda complete with outdoor plantation like ceiling fans that overlooks a canyon meadow abundant with quail, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.

DelMar Racetrack and LaCosta Spa are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California. It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.

Encinitas enjoys some of the best weather in the continental US. fall average daytime high 68 degrees, low 60 degrees with cool sea breeze. When it is foggy at the beach it is typically clear here in the canyon.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mac and Tricia Clarke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Mac and Tricia Clarke

Tricia and Mac Clarke are REALTORs with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and partners with Tricia selling Real Estate in the beautiful North Coastal San Diego Area. Additionally Mac is a principal, Chairman of the Board, co/owner and EX CEO of Salient Networks for over 25 years. Mac serves on several boards of San Diego companies.

Mac and Tricia Clarke purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mac and Tricia Clarke chose San Diego County

The casita was completed in 2003 with highest quality of materials and has been available for family and friends over the years. Furnishings have been updated to accomodate out of town guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Mac and Tricia sought out property on Crest. Crest has some of the last remaining property that have acreage close to the coast allowing privacy, rural feel, yet close proximity to beach and amenities. Situated on over an acre, the property is perched over a six acre parcel. Owls, Bobcats, coyotes, rabbits, hawks soar. The main house has been remodeled over the years and landscaping is drought tolerant. Prior animals included miniature donkeys, and as many as seven peacocks.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Custom Estate Casita at the Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
Los Altos

Perfect place for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Great spot with great hosts. Casita is very comfortable and has everything you need.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pattie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We miss you both and are glad your stay was enjoyable. We thought about you on your drive North, We hope it was OK Hope to see you both soon Mac and Tricia
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This property is fantastic, super quiet and well decorated! This is an Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this Casita for a wedding at Barrels and Branches, which is .25 miles away! Upon arrival the owners greeted us and gave us a quick tour! Wow! What a view to the east, with a wrap around porch with plants and bird feeders, within a few minutes hummingbirds were giving us a show. The inside was well decorated with wood flooring and leather furniture and a very comfortable bed. Large walk in shower with super hot water. The kitchen was well stocked and had a large refrigerator! Washer and dryer was super handy.

Just can't say enough about the owners, super nice and they definitely love there property! Everything is well maintained.

Great place for two or three with a great electric inflatable bed. I would recommend this unit to anyone, book it fast! Thanks Mac and Tricia...

John P from Oklahoma.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cordova, TN

Carefree Stay in a Charming California Casita

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from 5 wonderful days in beautiful Encinitas. My daughter, and teenage grandson accompanied me, and we all enjoyed the casita immensely. If you are looking for a peaceful setting with great uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and still a 5 minute drive from the beach, this is the place to stay. Waking up to coffee on the porch, with bird calls as the only sound, is such a great way to start the day. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal, as well as a very nice grill on the porch, so we ate a couple of meals at the casita each day. There are many great restaurants nearby, and it is just a few minutes drive to several supermarkets. The towels and bedding are excellent, and the shower is amazing!! Mac and Trish have thought of everything you may need re toiletries and basic kitchen staples. They are wonderful hosts who are there to assist you in any way they can, but they are not intrusive. We all loved the laid back lifestyle of this great little town, and would recommend it to anyone who needs to unwind and just enjoy the peace; however, It is just a 30 minute drive to San Diego Zoo and another 10 minutes to downtown, so there is really something for everyone's choice of vacation.

Thanks for a great visit Mac and Trish, and we hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, beautiful views and wonderful, friendly owners. It's clear that Tricia and Mac put tons of effort and work into this Casita. Comfortable stay with with all amenities. This felt like a home away from home and we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

Total privacy right in the middle of everything. The Casita was perfect. Completely private and fully equipped with everything you could need. Great views of the canyon and central to North County. Too many good restaurants to try in a week but a great reason to return.

Mac and Tricia were perfect hosts. A great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jack.... Thank You for the great review! We owe you several free nights for the trouble of the leaky shower. You are the ideal guest. Best Regards, Mac & Tricia
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Beautiful, peaceful, ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay that was not the usual hotel experience. The casita is beautiful, spacious and completely stocked with all supplies needed to make for a wonderful stay. The view is beautiful and the setting is serene and quiet. We hated to leave after our 3 day stay. Mac was so kind and accommodating. We highly recommend this beautiful piece of heaven. We hope to stay again during our next trip to San Diego.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SD Linberg Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Restaurant Row
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
1.25 Miles
Amtrack and Coster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garsia's, Miyabi's Japanese Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Swami's Beach
Car: recommended

We are located 1.5 miles from the Swami’s beach in highly desirable and walkable Crest Drive Encinitas.

DelMar Racetrack, Legoland and LaCosta Spa and Quail Botanical Gardnens are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California.

Encinitas has world class surfing and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.


Rates & Availability

Encinitas Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning @ end of stay $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are for double occupancy plus damage deposit and City Tax & cleaning. Extra for additional guests and or pets

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Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in the shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) In family room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Covered porch facing East for Sunrise and afternoon hot air balloon viewing

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