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New Year special 10% off for all dates in January!! Walk to beach in minutes

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Lounge in one of the private outdoor nooks and listen to the whisper of the palms. The rest we'll leave to your imagination as Ernest would do. Arriving at your cottage in the Quiet palm-laden neighborhood, you will find your Nostalgic hideaway.

Parking for 2 cars in driveway.

You'll be greeted by carpets of green, pretty garden areas, assorted fruit trees: onward into a large encircled patio and into your private domain.

A nostalgic, cozy 3 bedroom cottage 2 blocks from beautiful Moonlight Beach and the quaint beach town of Encinitas, California. Myriad activities and events offer a super time for everyone. Located between Del Mar and Oceanside. Enjoy the outside bath. On your Hemingway safari gather, stretch out, see the sunrise from one of the two cozy decks off the dining room or the bedroom.

Hemingway's adventures at your doorstep: fishing; surfing; Golf- Encinitas Range, La Costa, Torrey Pines, Aviara (Four Seasons). Legoland; Sea World; San Diego Zoo; Wild Animal Park. All Close!

Keywords: Beach area, Secluded Cottage

More Details

Galyn Thompson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Galyn Thompson

It was love at first sight! All three generations of our family agreed that this cottage was perfect for not just our family but others coming to this wonderful vacation spot. The kids run down to the beach barefoot with surf boards or boogie boards to ride the waves and swim. The rest of the family joins in and soaks up the carefree atmosphere of the beach community with friends and family. Memories are being created every day.

We want to share the fun with everyone and our cottage reflects how much we take pride in our special spot!

Galyn Thompson purchased this house in 2006


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read contract regarding noise policy. More cities are banning short term rentals due to this problem. We want to keep this business model going
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1.5+- exotic outdoor shower,antique tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 2 Queen size Beds, quality linens , Double Bed (1), Sleeper Sofa (1), Stretch out on large comfy chaise or chairs in outdoor conversation area completely private.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Friendly neighbors live on this street with single family beach homes. Great for 3 generation family, girls' getaway, different nooks for quiet space , seniors, tourists without a car, romantic retreat, adventure seekers, pets welcome.


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New Year special 10% off for all dates in January!! Walk to beach in minutes
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

The property is a short walk to a beautiful beach with solid surfing. The downtown area is a longer walk or short car ride for night life/food. The house and backyard felt comfortable, like home. The neighborhood was beautiful and peaceful. I feel like I am coming off a little sappy here, but this place was reasonably priced, so I lowered my expectations going into the weekend because every place around this was much more expensive. Needless to say, we were blown away. My group loved the place and we had an amazing time. Can't wait to rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Enci. Near beach and entertainment. Clean, tons of personality! Comfortable. Lots of outdoor spaces for lounging. Quiet area. I will be back for a staycation!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Special home in a special place

  • 5 of 5

Hemingway's Hideaway was the perfect place for us in Encinitas. The location was ideal for visiting our daughter and we could walk to three beaches with our grandchildren. The home was very welcoming and well equipped. We loved the outdoor spaces, especially the tub/shower. The neighborhood was quiet and very friendly. We are already looking forward to "hiding away" there again the next time we visit Encinitas, one of our favorite places.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This vacation house was a perfect find for our group (3 adults & 3 small children). Plenty of indoor space and even more outdoor living space. Easy walk to the beach. Owner was always in contact with us & available to answer questions. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this property, easy walking to restaurants, bars, shops and most importantly the beach! Lots of cosy places in the house to relax and socialise and a wonderful outside shower and everything you might need provided - Joan was incredibly generous with her hospitality, time and advice and booking was incredibly easy too - we were very lucky to find a slot as this property clearly gets booked up in advance - can't recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this house. The front yard, nicely landscaped, was the main hangout place for us. Bedrooms were nice and comfy. Moonlight beach was short distance distance away for a walk on the beach. The house had everything you wanted including a full stocked kitchen. Outside bathroom and shower was used very often by everyone. Joan and the owner are so nice. We are coming back for sure next year for an extended stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palomar Airport
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Amtrak Coaster
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Moonlight - 2 blocks-facilities
Car: recommended

Moonlight Beach renovation is now complete with a wider, deeper beach, great concession stand, boards and bikes to rent !!

Great beach community activities abound! large tot lot keeps little ones entertained!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

***7 Night minimum stay required for the Summer Season***
Payment by check only. Security check due upon signing agreement. Balance due two months in advance of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.