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Vintage Bungalow - 1 Block to Beach Acesss

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This charming beach bungalow was built in 1942 and it resides in a soulful tropical yard in the best neighborhood of Encinitas. The yard and home speak of relaxation but the ocean beckons. The living and dining areas are open and accommodate a family gathering comfortably. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed with closet and plenty of storage. There is also a third bdrm. with a comfy queen sleeper sofa.

The remodeled galley kitchen is a chef's dream with granite counters, stainless appliances, six burner gas stove and complete drawer of spices for gourmets. The dining area seats 8 comfortably and a trifold door opens onto the deck overlooking a large tropical yard which is incorporated into the living area. There is a BBQ and outdoor shower on the side patio, and parking is on the street. The property is shared with the constant gardener and hubby who live in the cottage at the back of the large yard, they are very friendly and helpful if needed.

More Details

Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson

Three generations have grown up and prospered here, all are water enthusiasts. We all have enjoyed many a fine meal, celebrations, yard games, cards, and countless casual get-togethers, this is a gathering spot.

We are retired and enjoy a bit of travel, touring this great nation via camper. When not on the road, we reside in the small cottage on the back of this property making sure the gardens and rental are maintained.

It is our pleasure to share this home with vacationers seeking relaxation and a memorable experience.

Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson purchased this house in 1956


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Short walk to 'Stone Steps' the local beach access, Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels provided. Boogie boards, coolers and Tote bags, too !! A high chair, stroller and pak n play are provided for those traveling with small children.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

A vacation paradise in Encinitas, CA

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent in the Mermaid bungalow was spectacular. The house is beautifully decorated with beachy touches which meld with the ocean air constantly reminding you that you are only one block from the beach, in a beautiful neighborhood, and having the best vacation ever. The cottage is equipped with all the pots, pans, utensils, seasonings, etc., as well as games, beach towels and toys that anyone could ever want. Wendy and Paul, who turned out to be the nicest neighbors ever, are close by and willing to answer whatever questions you may have about the area including wonderful recommendations as to delicious restaurants within walking distance. This beautiful home so exceeded our expectations that we can hardly wait until we have an opportunity to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rita and Greg, Thank you for the favorable review. We are pleased you had a relaxing stay, it is our intent that vacationers have a memorable time with all needs met. Glad the purse episode went so smooth. Please do return if the opportunity arises. Wendy
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Fun Times In Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Wendy's house. It was very comfortable and welcoming. The garden area is beautiful and very relaxing. We had no complaints and would recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice review. I hope the car behaved on the journey home. All the best, Wendy
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phoenix, az

Wonderful home. Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Paul were great. The home has everything you need for a beach vacation. So hard to leave and can't wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ

This house was very well equipped, comfortable and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This adorable beach house provided our party of five with everything we needed for a fantastic vacation week in San Diego. With a fully equipped kitchen, ample sheets and towels, and all the beach gear you could possibly want, we found ourselves needing nothing in order to start relaxing and having fun. The owner/hostess is an absolute pleasure and was available in case any need arose. The deck off the dining room and overlooking the garden and yard was the icing on the cake: beautiful, private, and serene. Next time we will make it a two-week stay because none of us was ready to leave. I have rented four houses in the Leucadia-Encinitas area over the last five years and this one was the nicest in every way. Thank you !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, Thank you for your review , it is so important to other travelers to hear these great reviews and know that they will experience a quality vacation, no worries! Your input was beautiful and we appreciate you taking time to express it. Hope we do see you for 2 weeks next year! All the best Wendy
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We will continue to return summer after summer as long as we can get a booking. Paul and Wendy continue to insure our visit is nothing short of stellar. The home is immaculate yet has all of the necessary kitchen amenities for entertaining. Our beloved Pacific Ocean is only a relaxing walk around the block and the thriving garden that surrounds the house is a lovely place to gather new energy. We don't feel complete until we have our annual stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi All, Thank you for the stellar review, love that adjective! Loved seeing you again, it's always so comfortable to reconnect. Have a beautiful time in the mountains. Till next time, be well. Wendy
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Great House! Great Location! Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second year staying at the beautiful mermaid bungalow with my grandchildren. The side yard is beautiful and a great space for the kids when we are not at the beach. Stone Steps is a quick walk away. Moonlight beach is just a few blocks in the other directions. There is great food nearby, including Handel's Ice Cream which is a must for the grandkids. Wendy, the owner, is so friendly and accommodating. We're looking forward to staying there again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you kicked off the summer season at mermaid bungalow. What a fun family! Have an awesome summer and the kitties and I will look for you next year. Wendy
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palomar Airport, Carlsbad
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Encinitas Coaster/ Solana Beach Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stone Steps
Car: necessary

It's all about the beautiful ocean here but for variety you can take an early morn walk to the Pannikin for a cup of coffee and danish,then take the train north to Disneyland or south to the Del Mar race track and downtown San Diego. If you don't want to cook, a short walk to Vigiluccis fine Italian is nice or go downtown Encinitas for a wide variety of restaurants, night life, shopping and you can take in a movie at the classic La Paloma theater. Encinitas has an awesome botanical garden and the zoo, wild animal park, Sea World, Balboa Park and museums are all great day trips.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Reservations confirmed upon receipt of confirmation by owner which is provided after payment of total fees.
Cancellation Policy: 100 % refund if cancellation notification received 60 days prior to occupancy !!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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