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Vintage Bungalow - 1 Block to Beach Acesss

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Encinitas House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wendy Peterson or Paul Peterson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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


based on 27 traveler reviews

Vintage Bungalow - 1 Block to Beach Acesss
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Lake Oswego, OR

Excellent Stay at Mermaid Serenity Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many homes through vrbo and this was the best. The home was clean and well stocked with everything we needed and more. The decor is great with comfortable beds and seating plus beautiful art work throughout. The grounds are beautiful and the beach is nearby as well as restaurants and shopping in walking distance. Paul and Wendy were very friendly and made us feel right at home. We highly recommend this lovely bungalow and plan to return soon.

Dave and Sylvia

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Encinitas Experience at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this beautiful home. Great location to the beach and local Encinitas restaurants. Our favorite room was the dining area that had folding doors that opened to a outdoor patio overlooking a beautiful zen like yard. We loved the close access to the beach for morning walks and famous stone steps. The neighborhood was lovely and enjoyed looking at all the beautiful properties. Loved having the property owners close for any questions about the area. They were helpful and so accommodating to our every need. Perfect hosts! The house was stocked with everything you could ever want and also provided beach towels/chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards! Loved it! We highly recommend this for the ultimate Encinitas experience and we plan on coming back for sure! Thanks Wendy & Paul for one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mary Ann and Al, Such fun, loved your energy, Thank you for a beautiful review, we are thrilled you had a great time here and we hope to see you again. All the best, Wendy
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Just like being at home but with a beach

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful beach cottage. The home is filled with every amenity you could want or need. Wendy and Paul make you feel real comfortable. We have been spending summer vacations in Encinitas for the last four years and this is definitely the best house we have stayed in. The dining area that opens up to the deck was great for entertaining the guests we had over for dinner BBQ's. The only thing we can stay that we didn't have here was more time to spend.

Rick & Mary Anne Moses

8/17 - 8/31/2016

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and Mary Ann, Thank you for a beautiful review! It was a pleasure to meet you and we would love to see you back for a future vacation and personal reunion. All the best, Wendy and Paul
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Totally Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome home!! Very well stocked with everything you could ever want. The dining area opening onto the deck and the side yard was really cool. It really opened up the house. The side yard was so much fun for our 2 granddaughters and friend to play in. Great proximity to beach and stores. Wendy met us when we arrived and introduced us to the house and was very helpful with our questions about the area. I would highly recommend this property. Hope to return

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristine, Thank you for the Awesome review!!! It's all about a good family getaway and memories, I'm glad you all enjoyed the stay. Come back. Wendy
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Comfortable, Quiet Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at Wendy and Paul's lovely home with my grandchildren. We had a great time. Wendy and Paul were so pleasant and accommodating. They were available to answer questions about the area and help when I had a technical glitch with a DVD. The house is comfortable with a beautiful garden and is in a quiet neighborhood. It is only blocks away from both Moonlight Beach and Stone Steps. It was easy for us to walk to either beach. There also is a nice lookout area only a block away. We walked there in the mornings just to check out the waves. We saw dolphins off shore one morning. The outside shower with both hot and cold water was great for cleaning up the grandkids at the end of the day. We could also walk to a good sandwich shop, a pizzeria, and a great ice cream place. Sand toys, chairs, and boogie boards are all there as well as everything we needed in the kitchen. It was a wonderful vacation. We plan to go there again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny, Thank you for your kind review and thank those grandchildren of yours for their vote of "best vacation rental". We would love to see all of you next summer. Great kids! Wendy
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  • 5 of 5

This charming bungalow was exactly what we were looking for. So relaxing and comfortable. The garden was beautiful and we enjoyed the deck with the folding door from the dining area. The location was a pleasant short walk to restaurants and the beach. Everything we needed for cooking or grilling was at our fingertips. Wendy and Paul were so pleasant and unobtrusive. I would recommend this lovely property highly!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings from Encinitas, Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We are so pleased you enjoyed your vacation and found comfort here.That's what it's all about! We hope to see you all again soon. 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

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Sep 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Sep 21 2017
5 night minimum stay

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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Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 !!

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