About the property
- House1005 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
1947 Two-bedroom cottage on large lot of land and a short drive to the beach
Step back in time to the early days of Encinitas, where avocado grooves lined the coastal hills and no one knew what surfing was. Encinitas is a hidden gem in San Diego County, one of the last frontiers of laid-back, truly authentic beach towns. The beaches are pristine, the locals are joyful and friendly, and the vibe, we believe you will find, is exceptionally relaxing. Encinitas is recognized globally as one of the most quintessential surf towns in the world. Experience the culture of a sleepy surf town as you take off your shoes and put on your flip-flops.
This 1947 home is situated on over a half acre lot with open skies and canyon views. Beautiful and carefully updated and restored in 2011 to keep the old school charm and blend with the surrounding environment. Spacious two bedrooms and one full bathroom, large living space gives you enough room to relax and find your quiet space to enjoy your vacation time.
Outside patio area is perfect to enjoy a meal with the family. Fire pit and chairs in the canyon to relax at night and pretend you are at a bonfire on the beach. Fully fenced in lot with a gated entrance, provides peace of mind that the kids can play safely outside. The large grass area is great for a pick up game of soccer or to teach the kids how to play croquette.
The kitchen is fully stocked and ready to create your culinary masterpiece. Complete set of pots and pans, bake ware, cooking utensils, place setting for 8, oils and spices, tin foil and baggies. We wanted you to have everything you need, just like back home. Four-burner gas stove with large oven, big enough to handle a Thanksgiving dinner prep. Beautiful granite counter tops, hard-wood cabinetry with glass inlay, bring modern style to this retro kitchen.
The master bedroom has a king sized bed, with a firm but comfy new mattress. The 2nd bedroom features a queen sized bed. Both beds are outfitted with organic high-thread count sheets and pillow cases. Allergy-free pillow protects insures everyone will get a good night rest. Plenty of new bath and hand towels are included for your stay with us.
There is a clothes washer and dryer for our guests to use in the garage. Environmentally-safe laundry detergent and stain-removers are provided. Although there is not enough room to park in the garage, there is plenty of room in the driveway for safe off-street parking.
We know that the beach is the reason why people come to Encintas, so we provide everything you need. Two boogie boards, sand toys, two beach chairs and an umbrella are available. To take advantage of the large grass area, we have a soccer ball and goal, ladder golf, with more equipment getting added all the time.
Take a journey back in time to the world-renowned surf town of Encintas in our Sweet Alice Heritage House vacation home. Come stay with us, we would love to host your next family vacation.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
We just love the amazing surf town of Encintas. Travel and working takes up most of our time, but we love to go on hikes with our dog, Mika, spending time with family, watching sports and just enjoying each others company.
Dave purchased this House in 2010
Why Dave chose Encinitas
We have always wanted a beach home and knew it must be in the town of Encintas. We also wanted lots of land and to be away for the hustle of city life, and then we found our dream, Sweet Alice. We purchased this original 1947 home back in 2010 and together restored it with love. Work has brought us to other parts of the world, but we always come back for a few months out of the year. We couldn't imagine the house sitting alone so we decided to share it with other families when we are not there.
What makes this House unique
Just the absolute quietness in and around the home is incredible. It is so easy to relax and unplug from everything, read a book and enjoy the scenery of the surrounding yard. And then when we want to venture out, everything is just a few minutes away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was an amazing house, and the location was perfect. Plus Dave was a great host.
Cannot say enough about Sweet Alice. The house is adorable and very well kept, the yard is gorgeous and serene with plenty of room for my toddler to run around, and the location was perfect. Easy, quick access to beaches, shopping and eating. I highly recommend this wonderful property!!
Smallish but clean and nice.
General area is very convenient, immediate neighborhood, is little odd, but we would go back. Nice people, place as described.
Absolutely loved it!
Such a great place to vacation, especially with kids. Great yard, house and location. We’ll do it again for sure!
We booked this as a last minute get away and could not be more thrilled. The house is at the end of a quiet street and felt very private. The ‘soccer field’ was a great place for the kids to run around and play at various time. We used the outdoor fire pit twice to make s’mores and lit a fire inside every night to enjoy. The house is well stocked-gas for grill, dishes, towels, blankets, even a high chair and pack and play if you need that, as well as board games and toys for the kids. There’s plenty of chairs outside to sit around the table as well as seating inside on the couch and in the dining area. The kitchen is well stocked with a coffee maker, updated appliances and dishes for preparing meals. The icing on the cake for this visit was receiving a phone call from Dave checking in to make sure that our visit was going okay. It was a personal touch that just made us feel even better about renting the property. There are several shops and amenities nearby and the beach isn’t far either(there were beach toys and towels-we just use them because we didn’t plan to do a beach day-even though the weather was beautiful and we could have). The drive to LEGOLAND was quick as well! This is a great house with a great owner!
Although it was our first visit to Sweet Alice, it immediately felt very comfortable and familiar. We've visited this area many times, and have grown tired of chain hotels, despite their amenities. This was the perfect change -- relaxed, informal and spacious. One wishes to kick off his or her shoes, sit back and soak-in the pleasant surroundings.
Everything was provided, and the house was spotless. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there are dining tables indoor and out. There were only two of us, but the house would be great for a small family since the yard is large and fenced in (lots of room to run). The sunsets are gorgeous.
Sweet Alice is very convenient to Carlsbad, Encinitas, funky Leukadia and nearby beaches. Don't miss the San Diego Botanic Gardens (just a mile away). Anyone who likes coffee should go to Pannikins as often as possible. Enjoy.
Legoland is a 10 minute drive. Downtown San Diego, SD Zoo, Seaworld and SD International airport is within a 30 minute drive. Disneyland is about an hour drive, and LAX is about 2.5 hours.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee is $120. This will be paid directly to the maid and left in a provided envelope when you leave. Easy