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Vintage Bungalow - 1 Block to Beach Acesss

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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

Amenities

Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Quiet, Friendly, and Well-stocked Craftsmen

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Mermaid Serenity. It was perfect for our family of 4 (Myself, Wife, 6yo, 21mo).

The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and has a gorgeous garden/side yard where our kids spend most their time playing. Large glass doors open the dining room up to the patio. We kept them opened them as much as we could.

The kitchen has high-end appliances and is the most well-stocked I've ever seen in a rental. Any spice, pan, utensil or small kitchen appliance you need is there.

The house also has a good selection of beach toys and folding chairs. It also has cable and Netflix available.

The beach is short walk away, accessible through stairs, which some people may not like. It was no problem for us though. I think they are some of the better beaches in SD. Moonlight beach is less than a half mile away.

Wendy and Paul are friendly and extremely hospitable. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debby and Jon, You're a great family and it was a pleasure to meet you. When it gets too hot there's a cool spot waiting for you, it might have been a little too cool. We's love to see you again! Wendy
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5

ideal home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property ... I would stay here again if in Encinitas! Owners were lovely and very accommodating! Easy walk to town and to the beach which are both a must on vacation - 'park it and walk' is our motto! The garden/yard was a sanctuary in of its own!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy and Bingson, Thank you for the nice review. What a great family you have! I was happy you got some sun, it's been a bit gray since you left. You need to come back so I can sing the national anthem with Alexi, we ran out of time! Have a beautiful summer. Wendy
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5

Lovely property, great location, beautiful attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This is beautiful, cozy home. Wendy's attention to detail, inside and outside, makes this home extra special! The kitchen is also the best equipped I have experienced with VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Val. If you find yourself in Encinitas for a visit, please get in touch, we would love to accommodate you. Good Luck in your move and new job. All the best Wendy
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Palomar Airport, Carlsbad
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Vigilucci's
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
Vigilucci's
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.

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Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
$8,800
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$260
$1,700
 
 
Winter-Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 17 2018
4 night minimum stay
$260
$1,700
 
 
Summer 2018
May 18 2018 - Sep 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
$8,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,300
$8,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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