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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Mac and Tricia Clarke
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Encinitas

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.

Amenities

Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in the shower stall
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) In family room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Covered porch facing East for Sunrise and afternoon hot air balloon viewing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Incredible Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We can’t say enough wonderful things about this special casita sitting at the edge of a box canyon with an incredible view of the mountainous landscape. The canyon was teeming w life and we woke to the sounds of birdsong every morning. Gardens on the property are remarkable and Mac was very responsive - answered my call on the second ring. Simply Lovely!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin So sorry we missed you when you left. We really appreciate your comments. Thank you and come back! Mac
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5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The casita was a great option for a stay in Encinitas. Quick drive to "downtown" and beaches and the house itself was just as it appears in the pictures. Clean, comfortable, homey and very quiet. Mac was helpful when we asked to borrow a cooler for the beach. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place with terrific hosts

  • 5 of 5

La Casita is a little gem tucked away on a hillside in Encinitas. Breath-taking views of the sunrise enjoyed on the wrap-around porch over coffee. Very comfortable bed, great shower, and a kitchen that is very workable for some home cooking.

Easy access to the I-5 to get to Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, downtown San Diego, etc...

Mac is a terrific host, very flexible, helpful, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Brad for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon' Mac
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West Deptford, NJ
5

Comfort, Quiet and Great Shower

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the casita from March 4 to March 11, 2018 and enjoyed every minute. It is a sophisticated, attractive and warm house with comfortable seating in the living room, a very comfortable bed and large shower - great pressure and temperature. We enjoyed the privacy of wrap-around porch and outside patio area on the bedroom side of the house. While we didn't do a large amount of cooking the kitchen had more than adequate pans, coffee maker, tea kettle, utensils, etc. We typically pack light greatly appreciated the washer, dryer, iron and ironing board provided. The owners live on the property and were very gracious, kind and unobstrusive. However, if you need something all you have to do is ask. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. I would add that any noise from the pet resort is minimal, sporadic and of limited duration.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas
5

Good find!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the same location as the owners. So, you are neighbors! Tricia and Mac were very sweet and helpful with local recommendations. They also leave you alone to enjoy the quiet of this location. The fireplace is gas but puts out a lot of heat and ambiance. Kitchen is full service, although it is lacking in some (good) cooking pans. I am tall and the bed was fine for me. Plenty of windows and a view. It was a great choice for my girlfriends birthday weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. Hope your trip home was easy. Best wishes to you both. Mac & Tricia
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just wonderful. The casita is the perfect hideaway we were looking for. The view of canyon and mountains in the distance gives you a feeling of privacy. The yard area has a fountain with the beautiful sound of water running. The casita is complete with everything we needed and having the washer and dryer made packing to come home so simple. We will return to this restful retreat.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie. Wonderful to have you at our casita. Hope to see you soon Best Regards Mac and Tricia
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Map

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
I-5
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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Additional Guest Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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