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Pet Friendly Beach Cottage with Private Fenced in Yard & Jacuzzi / Spa

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House/Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

Note - This place can be rented with or without my other vacation rental home right next door at the same time (if desired and available) with property ID listing is #3720850. Please check it out here:

A gorgeous tropical Encinitas beach vacation rental cottage awaits you with a spectacular Pacific Ocean view. The home is just a couple blocks away from the famous Moonlight Beach and a few steps away from the Old Historic Downtown Encinitas California shopping, award winning restaurants & nightlife. Feel free to e contact owner directly via email at lancehetherington (at) g mail. com or call/text area code 7six0 four9two 3double eight then a 7...I may be able to save you some time and money or try booking directly thru airbnb ... and owner also knows other vacation rentals in the area like my friend's 3 bedroom place with great views (property ID# 671020 about a block south is my recommendation to owner to possibly receive a discount) and another 2 bedroom place four houses South of this property (it is Property ID# 3992767). Encinitas Public transportation bus & coaster station is just 2 blocks away. The nearest public beach access (at D-Street) is about 3 1/2 - 4 blocks away and is a very nice walk through Old Historic Downtown Encinitas. This house has an ocean view that is spectacular during sunsets!!! The Sunsets and close proximity to Old Historic Downtown Encinitas (1/2 block) is what brings back so many repeat clients.


This house is an old historic landmark and (I've been told) used to be an old Barber Shop...I'm still looking for the old photo that I've heard exists showing the horses tied up out The Barber Shop.

Encinitas CA is an ideal vacation rental destination for families, a private honeymoon getaway, golfing, surfing and water sports enthusiasts corporate relocation rentals or retreats.

Encinitas sits along the six-mile long Pacific Coast with flattish terrain dotted by steep California sea cliffs. Enjoy a vacation in the northern San Diego County on one of the unique and stunning southern Californian shorelines at Encinitas by reserving our relaxed vacation rental by owner.

This Encinitas vacation rental is not far from Dog Beach and is very close to Moonlight Beach and Swami’s Beach and not far from other well known beaches such as Stonesteps, Cardiff Reef, Seaside, Pipes, Ponto and Beacon’s Beach. A mile or so South you will find Georges Beach which allows dogs on leashes and another mile South is the famous Dog Beach at Del Mar Rivermouth (no leashes required). The world famous surfing spots 'Trestles' (Uppers and Lowers) and 'Blacks' is less than 30 minutes away. This house is also close to the Self-Realization Fellowship Center's Meditation Garden so it provides a promising, fun-filled and one-of-its-kind beach vacation experience.

We offer a spectacular Encinitas private vacation home rental along the California coast. Our Encinitas vacation rentals are located steps from the famous Old Historic Encinitas Downtown District of Award Winning Dinning and Nightlife and only a few blocks away from the ocean combining the best of both a Vacation home with a private yard and ocean views than some of the other more expensive Encinitas beachfront rentals in Encinitas, California.

Our vacation rental in Encinitas is a furnished 2 bedroom vacation rental cottage or house with 1 full bathroom (no bathtub; shower only). Enjoy Pacific Ocean views and relax from our luxury 5-6 person Jacuzzi spa hot tub (hot 24/7) surrounded by tropical plants to resemble being in Hawaii.

Our vacation rental beach cottage is fenced with a front porch and redwood deck and a grass front yard and separately fenced backyard. Enjoy the ocean then rinse off with our outdoor 'after beach, after surf' shower. A portable outdoor fireplace and gas BBQ grill enhances your beach vacation in Encinitas.

House is equipped with a new SUHD (Super Ultra High Definition 4K) 55" LCD UHDTV, it's Wi-Fi enabled (works great for streaming Netflix and HuluPlus), Blu-Ray/DVD player, Playstation2 and games for the kids, 2-3 beach chairs, beach towels and an option for 2-3 beach cruiser bicycles, 2-3 boogie boards and/or soft surfboards with advanced request notice. This cottage is also equipped with high speed wireless Wi-Fi Internet free of bring your Wi-Fi enabled laptops, smart phones and iPads. Main or larger bedroom includes queen-size bed and 27' wall mounted LCD HDTV with Wi-Fi enabled Blu-Ray/DVD & VCR. Second bedroom has bunk beds with a full size on bottom and twin on top, 21' TV with DVD & VCR and a door to the patio & medium size dog door is installed in this room. We are one of the few pet friendly vacation rentals in Encinitas, CA

If you are looking for an Encinitas golf, surf or relaxing vacation, reserve our well-furnished Encinitas California vacation rental home which is close to famous surf breaks as well as famous well-known golf courses...Encinitas Ranch Resort and La Costa Resort.

A little more about Encinitas, CA -

Flowers and Surf

Located in southern California, slightly to the north of San Diego, Encinitas is a coastal community known of all things for its vast fields of poinsettias and other ornamental flowers. The vast fields under cultivation are lovely in the fall, and each November the annual Poinsettia Festival takes place in the downtown area of the city.

Encinitas holiday homes also fill up during the Wavecrest Woodie Meet, which takes place each September on the third Saturday of the month at Moonlight State Beach. Free to both the public and all participants; the festival consists of a large rally of wooden bodied vehicles and is reputed to be the largest event of this type in the world. Another popular draw each fall is Oktoberfest, which is timed to parallel similar festivals being held across Germany.

Several important museums and other cultural amenities are located in Encinitas, including the Lux Art Institute and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Those who come to the city out of their interest in horticulture will want to visit the San Diego Botanic Garden, which is located not in San Diego but in Encinitas; the name derives from the fact that the city is located in San Diego County.

One of the most popular water sports in Encinitas is surfing, whose beaches have been rated among the top surfing locations on earth. So well known is Encinitas for its surf that the Beach Boys listed the city in their roll call of great beaches in their classic song, 'Surfin' USA.'

PET Rules:

I do charge the following pet fees:

$100 per pet for entire stay (3 pet max)

These fees may vary depending on the size/kind of your pet.

If pets are NOT disclosed, owner reserves the right to use tenants deposit to pay for it, if needed.

NO pets on the furniture unless furniture is covered by tenant. (Deposit will not be refunded if fur/hair covers furniture).

All Dogs must urinate and poop outside. All dog messes must be picked up prior to departing property.

House Rules:

1. NO smoking inside house.

2. NO pets on the furniture unless furniture is covered by tenant. (Deposit will not be refunded if fur/hair covers furniture).

3. For stays longer than 1 week, owner only gives a credit of $50 for Gas & Electric (since people tend to leave the plug-in space heaters on constantly causing the electricity bill to shoot up past $200 when it's normally $40-$60). Owner will also pay $50 towards the water bill (which is usually about $30-$50 with normal use).

4. Cable TV is NOT included but can be turned on instantly from Cox Cable, for a minimal price. Netflix use is FREE to all guests at anytime.

5. Trash day is Friday mornings. The big green can is for yard waste, the blue is for recycling (glass, plastic, paper, etc.) and the grey ones are for trash.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Lance

I've lived in Encinitas all my life and would never move away because it's truly the best place to live and visit (the awesome stable weather has a lot to do with it). I went to Park Dale Lane Elementary, Oak Crest Jr. High and San Dieguito High School. I played Little League Baseball at the old Ecke Fields and Soccer for about 7 years each and then settled for the high school surf team and surfing as a lifestyle. I enjoy snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, motorcross, etc. I have a 9 year old daughter and consider myself a family man, most of the time.

Lance purchased this house in 2000

Why Lance chose San Diego County

This location is great as it's a short walk to downtown Encinitas and to the great local surf breaks like Moonlight Beach, D Street, BoneYards and the famous Swamies which is a nice 1/4 mile walk South. The ocean views and sunsets from this home are awesome as well.

What makes this house unique

Ocean Views and close proximity to Downtown Encinitas which is home to award winning Restaurants and Bars with a Whole Foods a block away from the house. You will never need to drive since the Coaster station is 2 blocks away ready to take you anywhere.


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • Ask to see pictures of this one bathroom with Slate Tile tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main bedroom has a Queen, smaller bedroom has a bunkbed set with a full on the bottom and a twin on the top. The couch in the small living room folds out into a bed but it's not very comfortable so I have a foam pad you can add to it...this couch sofa also blocks the front door so it cannot be opened when the bed is out.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our Encinitas vacation rental is near the San Diego County’s biggest marshland, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. See 295 bird species and 300 plant varieties as you go hiking there. San Diego County’s only botanical garden, Quail Botanical Gardens that preserves endangered plants and has around 30 species of bamboos is another treat for nature lovers. Spend part of your vacation in nearby Carlsbad to witness the world-famous Lego Land and The Flower Fields®


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Pet Friendly Beach Cottage with Private Fenced in Yard & Jacuzzi / Spa
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Palm Desert

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
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My family and I fell in love with this beach cottage! Loved it having a spa and an outdoor shower was awesome! Being able to bring our dog was also a plus. Location was perfect close to everything you would possible need. Definitely a place we will rent again! Thank you again Lance for sharing your cute, cozy beach cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot and very easy. Lance was very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay and the outdoor shower was amazing. Great location too!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope to host your next stay and anyone else you recommend to me. Thanks!!!
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Glendale, AZ

Encinitas vacation paradise!

  • 5 of 5
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Our stay at this beach cottage was top notch! We had a lovely time vacationing with our dogs, lots of quality time spent outside on the patio area, and enjoying the Jacuzzi. Shops and pet friendly restaurants were close by, plus Wholefoods was right around the corner. We took advantage of Cardiff by the sea for our pups first beach visit, and they had a great time. Lance was very helpful with our last minute plans, we highly recommend this vacation spot, it worked out great for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon family

  • 5 of 5
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Great place. Perfect for family who likes the beach. This was an easy walk to the beach. Lots of surf boards available. Wagon to pile in everything we needed. Coolers available for sandwiches and we were off for the day the the wonderful Moonlight beach. Easy walk to catch the train to the zoo. Great place. Lance was easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!!! Hope you come again.
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Perfect for large families and dogs!

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything advertised and more! We had a great time, and the house worked perfectly with three kids, my mother, and two dogs. Our stay could not have been better!

The beach was just a short walk away, there were cute shops and good restaurants right nearby, and the house was clean and lovely.

The fenced in yard was perfect for privacy and making sure our dogs could run around safely.

We had a wonderful stay, and will definitely be coming back here the next time we're on the west coast!

(The only thing I would recommend would be a new couch! ;))

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Space and Location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great space and location. The spaces from front to back are comfortable so the house feels much larger than it is. Top that off with the location. It's intimidating to see the ocean….looks very far away from the street - but it's really only a couple of blocks to walk or a very short drive to find parking at moonlight beach. You are only about 1 block to the downtown area off 101. It's not the ritz, but perfect for a beach getaway. Really well stocked; towels, boogie boards, chairs galore. The kitchen is also well stocked - dishes and glasses to entertain an army. The bedrooms are comfortable - and if you need TV - it works great too.

A family of 4 could easily spread out here and be ultra comfortable.

Tips: Blue Ribbon Pizza is awesome (see my review on SCVFoodie; and the Solace Moonlight Lounge on the Corner just outside the door basically is really great too. A bit pricy but very creative menu and worth it. Tip: Sunday night is $1.50 Oyster night.

Darshan Bakery is a fantastic little french bakery off of 2nd street. Go. It's very authentic with great breakfast yummies.

Our favorite beach is Moonlight Beach - but you can't take the dog. Cardiff is a nice 2nd; unless you want to make your way to Ocean Beach Dog Beach - which is a riot.

Finally; Lance is very responsive and everything turned out great. Thanks Lance!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Old Town
Gaslamp Quarter
Little Italy District
San Diego Natural History Museum
Reuben H Fleet Science Center & Space Theater
Star of India
San Diego Air & Space Museum
House of Blues
San Diego Museum of Man
LEGOLAND California
The Flower Fields
Del Mar Dog Beach
The New Children's Museum
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Encinitas Coaster Station
San Diego Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum
Petco Park
Seaport Village
Downtown San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Spa, Basketball, Racquetball, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning

Golf: Encinitas Ranch is near by and so is the Rancho Sante Fe Executive course which is only $20 per person per game.


Rates & Availability

Encinitas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Super Peak Summer
Jul 19 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Del Mar Racing Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $100

It can be cheaper if you are not interested in the hottub ...and a little more if you have pet(s) ($100 pet cleaning fee per pet).If pets are not disclosed, owner reserves the right to deduct the pet fee from the deposit.

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.
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