|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
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.
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
We had our four year old and one year old with us and the house was perfect for us. Plenty of room for everyone and it had everything we needed. The owners are incredibly nice and accommodating. The beach was convenient and there was plenty nearby to walk to (restaurants/coffee/yoga/etc). Quick drive to Legoland and not too far from the safari park either. But our kids loved the yard at the house and my husband and I loved the deck. Overall a wonderful rental property that we hope to visit again. Thanks Paul and Wendy!
I can't rate Mermaid Cottage highly enough; here's a few reasons why we loved it here. Extremely welcoming owners Wendy and Paul who are on site for all your needs. Lovely place to hang out for the whole family. Access to garden which is great for the kids. Nice deck and huge sliding doors mean you have tons of flexibility for dining. House was equipped with everything you can think of in the kitchen and elsewhere including beach gear (chairs, umbrellas, toys, boogie boards). And it is in a quiet spot but only a short stroll to the beach. Lots of good dining options nearby that Wendy will walk you through. Definitely one of my favorite ever holiday rentals.
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
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!
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
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
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter / Spring
Jan 1 2017 - May 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 19 2017 - Sep 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
|Refundable 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 !!!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.