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Family-Friendly, Lots of Amenities, Walk to Swami's & 101

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

2BR - 1.5 BA Sleeps 4-6. Two Decks plus Bonus Ocean View Deck, Large Fenced Yard

The Best Value in Encinitas! /

Escape to Encinitas for a wonderful time at the beach. There is plenty of room for mom, dad, and the kids. Walk to the beach or stay home and BBQ. We provide beach towels, chairs, cooler, sand toys, and sunscreen. Plus, plenty of amenities in the house.

Many of my guests comment on how reasonable and below market the rate is for the accommodations. New improvements; paint, crisp, white bedding in both rooms.

Quiet Neighborhood

What a find! Cozy, yet, spacious home in an awesome, quiet neighborhood. Sleep like a baby, grab a cup of coffee and go for a walk on the beach. What a wonderful way to start the day. Sit on the vast outdoor living room deck with the fire pit on and watch the sun go down.


Walking distance to the famous Swami's beach for families and those who want to surf this iconic break. Moonlight Beach is at the end of Encinitas Blvd so just a few minute drive.


Located five streets west of Hwy 5 and 1 block east of 101 and walking distance to Swami's Beach, a few minute drive to Moonlight Beach, 4 minutes to the San Diego Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes to Legoland, 20 minutes to Sea World and 23 miles to the airport.

Dining & Shopping

Coast Hwy 101 has more than 30 restaurants with an impressive variety of cuisines to tempt any palette. The stores and boutiques are wonderful and you can spend hours just walking from shop to shop. Also, enjoy the Meditation Gardens on the bluff, breathtaking!

Spectacular Sunsets

The sunsets are spectacular so bring your camera. I still take pictures of the vibrant colors and my daughter said, 'Mom, I never get tired of this view.' Come and enjoy it, too.


This cute 1940's beach cottage sits on a large lot in the Highlands area of Encinitas. It's a 2-story house with a master bedroom (which is lovely), living room (with queen sleeper sofa), dining area, kitchen and two wonderful decks. It has new flooring, light fixtures and fans, a new stainless steel refrigerator, stove and chopping block. Of course, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, plates and bowls, wine glasses, sippy cups, infant spoons and bowls, paper plates, cooking utensils, microwave, toaster, chopping block and coffee maker are provided. Beach towels and bath towels as well. I provide paper towels, toilet paper and tissues. You also have access to a washer and dryer, detergent included. There is a BBQ on the deck off the kitchen for you to use.

Free WiFi

I have kid movies on VHS and DVD plus AT&T U-Verse, etc...and free WiFi. Lots of family board games, card decks, coloring books and crayons. Bed linens, pillows and blankets, beach towels and toys & boogie boards, too.


The downstairs has a bedroom with a brand new queen sleigh bed and mattress, TV, closet, full-length mirror, futon/sofa, chair and nightstand. There is a 1/2 bath next to that bedroom. The front room is the entrance from the street. The space is large and comfortable, great for teenagers, too. This is a great family house.

Great Location

This is an adorable house in a great location to Downtown 101 and the beach. It is quiet and located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in coastal Encinitas. Come and relax with family and friends.

Outdoor Fireplace

There is an outdoor fireplace and the yard is great for the kids to run around and play. Take another look at the photos.

Enjoy BBQ'ing, gathering at the outdoor fireplace in the evening and a walk to town to shop or enjoy a drink at one of the great restaurants.

You can enjoy this cute beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood and still be close enough to the action at the beaches and 101.

This vacation rental is priced under the competition so take advantage of this opportunity and book your getaway now.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Mary

I've lived in Encinitas sine 1990. Originally, from Mpls, I enjoy meeting my guests and some have become dear friends and many are repeat guests. I have two homes on the same large lot and several large decks to enjoy our beautiful outdoor living and views of the ocean.

Mary purchased this house in 1990

Why Mary chose San Diego County

This is a cute beach house with new appliances, flooring, 2 decks to enjoy the outdoors, walking distance to Coast Hwy 101 to visit the shops and restaurants, and the beach. It's a great property!

What makes this house unique

The location can't be beat plus you have a lot of space and privacy in this 2-story home. It has an outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, large private lot, and a swing set for the kids. Lots of amenities, I tried to think of everything you might need and enjoy. :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at your beach house!

We so enjoyed all of the extras - beach chairs, games, boogie boards. You

thought of it all!

Thanks again!

Tina and James
Jul 2013
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Family-Friendly, Lots of Amenities, Walk to Swami's & 101
average rating of 4.75 based on 61 reviews

Very cool space ...

  • 4 of 5

My hubby and I enjoyed our stay here. Mary and family live next door, and she's very helpful. Love the decks ... from the upper deck you can see the town of Encinitas and the ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased with our stay at the house. It was cozy and had everything we needed. The kids playroom was a big bonus for my son. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great environment, great location, great host and great value! What more to say?

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very nice place,

  • 5 of 5

We spend four nights in this property. Nice cozy place, very affordable. Friendly ovners, Beautiful view of ocean from the Second level deck. Beautiful high-end grill if you enjoy grilling . We will definitely go back .

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Mary and Dave were very helpful and friendly. When it warmed up a bit the a/c was appreciated. Lodging was clean and had everything we required. Close to beach and town for those who prefer walking. The view from the deck and the cool breezes along with a cool drink can't be beat. All and all it worked out 5 star. This is not a paid advertisement.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (we have 3 boys ages 16, 13, and 9), absolutely loved our stay! Mary is perhaps the nicest person you will meet and considers it her job to make sure your vacation is everything you could want. The boys loved having their own space downstairs and having a yard big enough to throw baseballs and practice pitching. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed. It's very close to Moonlight Beach which turned out to be our favorite beach. Having the use of the boogie boards, coolers, and chairs made going to the beach easy. Just a perfect place for a family!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Diego Lindbergh Field
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch, La Costa Resort, Torrey Pines
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear, Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walk to Swami's, D Street, Moonlight
Car: recommended

Close to Legoland, drive to SeaWorld, two parks down the street, beach close within walking distance. Must see the renovation of Moonlight Beach.

Swami's Beach is within a five minute walk. Rent beach cruisers, surfboards and boogie boards. Great shops and restaurants. Quail Botanical Gardens a two-minute drive and a must-see is the Swami's Meditation Gardens on the bluff!


Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter/Spring Break 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates subject to change and negotiation
More than 4 guests add $25 a night per guest
Check-in 3:00pm
Check-out 10:30am
Owner must be notified immediately and reserves the right to remedy any situation a guest may have during their stay.
No subletting
Babysitting available, contact owner to arrange

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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Private bath on lower floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New flooring, paint, and new toilet
  • Full bath off master bedroom with new toilet and flooring, 1/2 bath downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Nice, spacious and private, bed linens provided. TV/cable
    Bedroom 2 downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , New queen sleigh bed and new TV and Cable
  • Cozy and private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, new linens and a view to the yard. A new TV was added and the bathroom upgraded nicely. Downstairs bedroom has a brand new queen sleigh bed, new TV/cable, closet, nightstand, lamp and chair. Note: Queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a TV There is another sofa downstairs and 2 kid-size futons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
This is a private and quiet area and you can walk to 101 to the beach, shops and restaurants. I provide a lot of amenities so you don't have to lug a lot of stuff. There is: Small cooler 2 beach chairs 2 boogie boards Brand new beach toys Bocce Ball set Bean Bag toss Family board games Playing cards Coloring books, crayons, flash cards 4 Sippy cups 2 bibs Pack n' Play Highchair Spoons for toddlers Bowls for kids Paper plates Napkins Paper towels Toilet paper Tissues Beach towels Plastic wrap and foil Filtered water pitcher in the fridge Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Body wash, shampoo and conditioner

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