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OCEANFRONT PARADISE - Private Beach Access!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House on the beach, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths


Breathtaking views from livingroom, diningroom. kitchen and master! Charming Leucadia Beach Town is eclectic - the perfect place to totally relax and unwind. Walk to tons of great restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, galleries and surf shops.

Our gorgeous home is cliffside overlooking the ocean with private beach access - yes steps ON OUR PROPERTY to the sand - a RARE find! It's a very family friendly house and perfect for the eager young surfers.

This house is a real treasure, colorfully decorated with high ceilings and wood floors throughout. The floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights create an open & light atmosphere. The living area is downstairs with flatscreen TV, DVD and wood burning fireplace. There's also a beautiful long wooden dining table overlooking the ocean that easily seats 10-12 guests. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and everything you could possibly need! There's an ice maker, regular coffee pot, Kruerig coffee machine, blender, toaster, electric kettle, etc...

UPSTAIRS master bedroom is a grand and enormous room with plush down king bed, cozy sitting area, desk, card table, TV/DVD and shower with an ocean view! There are two huge private decks off the master suite for the ultimate in relaxation and seclusion. The other two upstairs bedrooms also have vaulted ceilings with 2 twin beds (comfy new pillowtop mattresses) in each room, and shared bathroom between. These are light bright rooms with skylights, french doors and decks.

DOWNSTAIRS is a second master with king duvet bed and attached bath with outside access. Across the hall is a cozy cheerful bedroom with 2 new twin beds and french doors leading to the tropical lanai patio pictured.

Enjoy the glorious Southern California sunshine on one of the many decks or patios! There are also a number of outside dining areas so you can really enjoy dining under the stars to the sound of crashing waves!

It's mezmerizing just hanging out on the patio and watching the surfers. But if you want some exercise, go for a run on the sand or grab one of our many surfboards. You could also challenge the family to bocceball, horsehoes or a number of other games we have onsite. The house is stocked with 4-5 beach cruiser bikes (and helmets), countless wetsuits, boogie boards, surfboards, board games, bocceball game, firepit - it is definitely ready for family fun. Our favorite feature is the HOT outside shower which feels awesome after playing in the waves.

For the active guests, there's an endless list of possibilities and we are more than happy to assist. Our favorite restaurant is only a 5 minute walk - and we have loads of recommendations to help make your stay as wonderful as possible!

Keywords: villa, beach, ocean, coastal, resort, home, estate, vacation rental, luxury, oceanfront, view, sand, waves

More Details

Pia Lucey
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, danish
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Pia Lucey

My name is Hank Johns. This is my family's beach home. My Dad, Sister and our families enjoy it whenever possible. We know you will too!

Pia Lucey purchased this house in 1978

Why Pia Lucey chose Encinitas

It's an amazing location in my favorite part of San Diego. It is 45 mins from downtown San Diego and 45 mins from Orange County. Legoland and all the surrounding attractions are only 10 minutes away. San Diego in general has so much to offer visitors and I think we are fairly well-versed in them all, so please ask!

What makes this house unique






Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Pia,

I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to stay in your rental home this year.

My family always has a wonderful time and this year was no exception. The view, the weather, the closeness to the beach are high points as well as the availability of boogie boards and wet suits. We even spotted dolphins on three occasions!

I hope we gave the maids a good start on the wash. We did get all the beach towels done and put away. I think the last load of towels were in the dryer when we left. I did want to let you know that the fan in the downstairs master bedroom was not working. Everyone did stay cool, however, since the weather was so cool.

There was one experience which was unusual, though, that I thought I would share with you. We found a snake slithering its way through the downstairs living area. There was lots of screaming, running, jumping on furniture but my brother in law kept his wits about him and managed to pick it up and put it in a bucket. Made for lively conversation the next day.

Thanks again! Keep us in mind for next year...second week of July....we would love to return. Let me know when you think I should start booking.

Thanks for all,


PS..Loved the new stove and the ice maker was a big hit!
Jul 2015
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Leucadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , attached to downstairs king room
    Bathroom 4 - Main Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in main hallway with outside access
    Bathroom 1 - Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , shower has view of ocean -yes! and great wtaer pressure!
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs Shared - toilet , shower , Situated between the 'Jack' & 'Jill' twin rooms
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Upstairs - 1 king , Huge Main Master Upstairs with exceptional views
    Bedroom 2 - Master Downstairs - 1 king , Downstairs master with attached 3/4 bath and outside access
    Bedroom 3 - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , 'Lanai' room with french doors to private patio
    Bedroom 4- upstairs twins (shared 3/4 bath) - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs 'Jill' Room with frenchdoors to private deck
    Bedroom 5 - upstairs twin (shared 3/4 bath) - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs 'Jack' room with skylights
  • King size beds (2) Two Masters with king beds and attached baths; one upstairs and one downstairs, Twin or Single Beds (6) 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each; two bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs for a total of 6 twin beds. The beds are movable and can easily be pushed together. We can add a few inflatable mattresses if needed., Baby Cribs (1) Pack -n- Play, plus baby gate and high chair are available
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
7 Balconies/Patios/Decks for Perfect Outdoor Relaxing, Private Sandpit near Water's Edge, Outdoor Hot Shower, Bocce Court & Balls, Firepit, Amazing Surf Break right out front, Private Direct Beach Access, Hardwood Floors throughout, Fireplaces, HUGE MASTER with Oceanview in Shower


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT PARADISE - Private Beach Access!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 50 reviews

Classic Southern California Beach House, perfect for any occasion!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home 3 times and love it. It's hard to say what's best-- the sound of the ocean, the best sunsets you'll ever see or the fantastic master suite.

The house is perched over the ocean above a lovely, long beach. You can walk to the public beach areas or enjoy the serenity of its own quiet beach. Great surf is right off shore and the beach is fantastic for kids. The sunsets have been incredible every night we've stayed.

The master bedroom is large, with its own sitting area and king-sized bed. A wall of windows faces out over the ocean. It's so relaxing!

The house has enough bedrooms and bathrooms for a family or group of friends-- we've done both during our stays. It's great for dinner parties (indoors or outdoors), all overlooking the ocean. We've also had more quiet family get togethers at the house and it's worked perfectly and provided a wonderful, memorable setting for our gatherings.

If you get tired of the ocean or the nearby shops and restaurants, there's a bocce court, surf boards, boogie boards and wetsuits you can use. When you're done, you can rinse in the outdoor shower. I can't think of anything else I wanted while I was there!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vail, CO, USA

Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and I celebrated my wife's 40th at this Classic waterfront family compound. It is packed with history, incredible views, proximity to the water and location near town is hard to beat and handled us all very comfortably in very low key relaxing fashion. Our host made us feel right at home. Thank you for an amazing weekend! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location, layout and views!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for five nights to celebrate my 50th birthday with friends and family, and can't say enough what a wonderful home and location it is!

The House

The view is amazing! And if you know the area, having a home with steps to the beach is a huge plus. We spent a lot of time outdoors using the home's surfboards, boogie boards and wetsuits, and enjoyed the bocce ball court as well. Great walks on the beach everyday. We even enjoyed a sunset dinner outdoors (in February!).

The layout of the house is perfect for families and the rooms are nicely decorated. If you are lucky enough to stay in the master bedroom, you will feel like a VIP.

The Location

We hardly left the house as we had everything we needed. That said, we enjoyed walking to a great coffee shop two blocks away. There are also a lot of great restaurants in the neighborhood. Don't forget to head over to Seaside Market in Cardiff and get their famous tri trip to BBQ at the house - delicious!

I actually live in San Diego, so I can confidently say that this place is a rare find as far as beach houses go. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Five female family members ranging in age from 35 to 80 shared this home for a week and I can't begin to tell you how much we loved it. Our time was so peaceful. The view and the home are so beyond description except to say that they touched each of our souls deeply. Although there are many stairs down to the beach my aunt and mother who are in their 70's and 80's had no trouble getting down to the beach, and enjoyed beachcombing for agates and special shells. We all enjoyed the close proximity to shops and restaurants and, except for never wanting to leave the house, walked for our meals and shopping. The house is furnished with comfortable furniture and beds and we spent many hours curled up on the couch or outside in one of the many places to read and engage in conversation. The manager is a pleasure to work with, and one more time, THE HOUSE AND VIEW ARE AMAZING!!! I want to go back and I just got home!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the glowing review my favorite part of renting our home is the amazing feedback we get and all the wonderful memories being shared with other families! Hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week of 2016 with family from WI and CA. We could not have had a better time. The house is wonderful, comfortable for adults and children both. The views are spectacular and we could not recommend it more highly. We saw lots of surfers, several dolphins, pounding surf, and spectacular sunsets. We will definitely be considering a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The house is open, spacious and casual enough that there are no worries about having children in it. Everything was comfortable and the house is AMAZINGLY well appointed with absolutely everything you could need right there. The kitchen was full of every tool and appliance you could ask for. The house sports boogie boards, surf boards, bikes, wet name it. And the beach, which is in view from the living area and patio and master bedroom, is clean, uncrowded and a mecca for surfers. You can walk to good restaurants and shops. We had 11 of us for a week in the house and enjoyed every second of it. Everyone got to do what they wanted and then we all gathered in the evening for dinner and time on the patio. This was a real piece of heaven for all of us, two from Washington state, three from Denver and the rest from Tucson. The option to take kids to Sea World or Legoland or the zoo is easily available if you can drag them from the sand pits, bocce court and beach/surf at the house. The property owner was extremely solicitous and helpful when we needed her. Can't recommend this enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
encinitas ranch
Nearest Train
8 Miles
solana beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 5
Car: recommended

Legoland, SeaLife, Water Park, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Temecula Wine Tasting, Indian Reservation Casinos, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Aquariums, Playgrounds, Parks, Bike Trails, Beach Jogging, Outlet Shopping, Del Mar Horse Racing, beach, ocean, Carlsbad, Encinitas, leucadia, Cardiff, Solana beach train station, Golf,


Rates & Availability

Leucadia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates vary from those listed above based on Holiday Weekends, Winter Break, Spring Break, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and based on number of guests

1/2 payment as security deposit + $1000 fully refundable damage deposit
balance due 3 weeks before rental period

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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