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Great Family Home, Walk to Swami's, Best Value in Town!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2BR - 1.5 BA Sleeps 5. 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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Mary

I've lived in Encinitas since 1990. Originally, from Mpls, I enjoy meeting my guests and many are repeat guests and have become dear friends.

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

This 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, and a large private lot. 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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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 and 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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Great Family Home, Walk to Swami's, Best Value in Town!
average rating of 4.804878 based on 83 reviews

Great property close to to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The beach bungalow was perfect. We wanted to spend a weekend surfing north of San Diego. Just a short distance to many good breaks and everything else you might need. Mary, the owner, was wonderful and super helpful making sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One of the BEST VRBOs we've ever stayed in. Mary is super cool, warm, and welcoming and knows all about the best things to do in the area. GREAT walking score, beautiful neighborhood with a very family friendly environment but also enough privacy to enjoy yourselves in a getaway fashion. We will definitely be back next time need to stay in the area. Also there's so much space!! The patio is awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Grear place for kids and family!

  • 5 of 5

It was a spacious, open, cozy cottage. My husband and i stayed here with 3 kids, 2 grandma's, and our dog and didn't feel cramped. It had a home away from home feel. The kids loved the playroom, especially the air hockey table. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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😍 Love it ♥️🐳🌴👙

  • 5 of 5

We will be back next year, again, for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this rental. The owner Mary, who lives in the adjacent property, could not have been nicer or more responsive. The rental house was exactly as pictured, and there was plenty of room for our family to relax and enjoy the space. The playroom is a lovely touch for families with children! The outdoor eating areas were perfect for enjoying a meal or playing one of the many available board games. The beach was within walking distance, as were the gorgeous library and charming Encinitas "downtown". We stayed a week and Mary even changed out towels and sheets mid-week! I've never had that happen at a rental before, it was lovely. If I needed anything, all I had to do was send Mary a text, it was fantastic. She was available without being invasive. Items that made our stay easier and more fun included: the outdoor shower for rinsing off sand; beach umbrella, cart, toys, and boogie boards; board games and toys downstairs; herbs and staples for cooking in the kitchen; the "book" that contained many suggestions for restaurants and things to do in the area. We will definitely be returning to this rental, as it was the perfect place for our vacation at a fair price. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 2nd Visit Was Just As Amazing As The First!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this property. We have four children and a dog and are all able to sleep and relax comfortably. The extra space found at this rental makes this place ideal for families or groups. Everything you could possibly need is there, from kitchen items, to beach things and even extras like aloe-vera for sunburns! The outdoor shower that is warm was an added plus so we could shower off after being at the beach all day and not bring as much sand into the house. The fully equipped kitchen saved us so much money because we were able to prepare most of our meals there. The house is clean and everything is in great shape!

The area feels so safe that my husband and I are able to sneak away for a run or dinner and know our kids are safe. Which brings me to the best part of the property: the owner Mary!! From even before we arrived she was checking in with me to see what we would need after our long drive. She is available at a moment's notice and goes above and beyond to make our vacation relaxing. If I asked if she had a bandaid she brought one over! She kept her eye out and was so kind and welcoming with our kids and dog! In fact one night my husband and I went out for dinner and came back and she had found batteries for our daughter's new toy and had helped get it set up. She is the most genuine and kind person. We didn't expect to make a friend at our VRBO but we did. We so enjoyed having drinks with her and Dave and coffee and chatting. Both of them were always helping us figure out how to get places, finding activities for kids, and where to eat!

She would frequently wash our towels, give us fresh sheets, and even cleaned our kitchen while she was taking care of our dog when we were gone for a long day! You just don't meet people like her very often. I often feel when we arrive places we are a burden since there are so many of us, and she never once made us feel that way. In fact, if one of the kids broke a toy, she was so laid back about it and never made us feel anything but welcome! We plan on returning again. Our kids were so sad to leave her as was were!! Thank you Mary! We love you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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