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Downtown Encinitas, beach house, romantic, charming

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 bath, 1 full and 1 queen bed. Queen sofa bed. Sleeps up to 6.

Cozy cottage with a pleasant deck off of the kitchen perfect for outdoor dining. Located west of Coast Highway. Great surf at all local beaches within easy walking distance. Walk to restaurants, train station, yoga studios, health spas, alternative health modalities, and Whole Foods. Only 3 blocks from Self Realization ashram and gardens. Sunset and Pacific Ocean viewing just 1 1/2 blocks away. Something for everyone. Car not necessary... Beautiful for walking or bicycling. One of California's last authentic beach/surf cities located on Old Historic Highway 101.

Old downtown Encinitas is a charming village located close to many naturally beautiful outdoor recreation sites. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are as close as two hours into the mountains north east of the city. Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds is a pleasant 20 minute drive south and the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course is just another 10 minutes down the coast.

Major tourist areas abound within short driving distance. San Elijo and Bataquitos Lagoons, Legoland, Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Gaslamp District, Seaworld, Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla Shores and Cove, Mission Beach and Bay, the beautiful San Diego Harbor, and Coronado Island. Disneyland is a 1 1/2 hour drive. Located 25 miles north of San Diego, 95 miles south of Los Angeles, and 40 miles north of Mexico.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018


Encinitas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • Full bathroom for each bedroom. Blow up queen bed available with advance notice.
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
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Downtown Encinitas, beach house, romantic, charming
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Close to Ocean, Shops and Restaurants

  • 5 of 5

The first thing we noticed was how clean the home was kept. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The location is fantastic; within walking distance to the ocean, shops and restaurants. The hospitality was very warm and friendly. We would highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a relaxed local Downtown Encinitas experience.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you as a guest. I am glad you enjoyed the cottage. Welcome back if you return to Encinitas in the future.
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Crystal Lake, IL

Best Christmas Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I flew in from IL to visit my son and his wife who live in an apartment in Encinitas. My daughter and her husband joined us at this perfect cottage for us! We spent a wonderful Christmas there with my entire family. My son and daughter in law cooked us dinner in Roberta's perfect open bright kitchen and dining area. The beds were to die for! All our comfort needs available. We biked, got some surfing in and took in local sites. The only down side is we did not need anything and only got to speak to Roberta once and I missed the opportunity in person to tell her what a find this was for us. Faithful IA (Roberta's dog) was always available for a warm welcome while we were able to pick lemon/limes in Roberta's yard fresh off the tree! Perfect spot for walking a short distance to see awesome sunsets. Highly recommend renting and the owner is very available prior when setting up days, etc. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible week. The cottage is beautifully maintained, and the kitchen in particular was more than I expected, a state-of-the-art gas range and cabinets fully equipped with pots and pans, and even a wok--I cooked every meal. Loved the comfortable bed and the beautiful stained-glass window which floods the kitchen with light every afternoon. I didn't have a car and I never missed it: the train station is an easy walk away and a comfortable ride to all that San Diego has to offer. Grocery stores, great restaurants and bars, bike/surf rentals, and most importantly, the beach, are all within half a mile--the overlook to watch the sunset while the surfers do their thing is just 5-minute walk. Beach was always quiet and peaceful, as was the neighborhood itself. Roberta herself is a very gracious hostess, and IA, her sweet dog, is a great ambassador, too--whenever I was on the deck he would always come up to the fence to see how I was doing.

This was the perfect retreat. I only hope I can come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 4 of 5

This was perfect! It was more than we hoped for! We brought the kids to do all the major attractions and it was perfectly situated not too far from downtown or the zoo safari park. A great neighborhood so we could let the teenagers roam on their own, good proximity to the beach and the seaside shopping and dining strip. The cottage is adorable and very comfortable with a great kitchen and beautiful grounds.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the cottage and our Encinitas village. This authentic beach town experience is fun for visitors of all ages and, as you said, we are close to many points of interest. In a hectic world the Encinitas village is a gem for everyone. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Namaste Retreat. You are always welcome to return.
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Great place in great location

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed twice in this residency for about a month with my husband, coming from France for vacation. For the price we loved the place. The house is spacious, clean with all the facilities. The flowered patio gives a very nice private access to outside. It is most of the time sunny as it has a great exposure ! The location is perfect, it is walkable distance from everything in Encinitas : beach, restaurants, groceries, and I loved specially the organic "whole food" supermarket. You won't need a car for anything. The owner is a friendly lady who will make your stay comfortable and easy, so you will for sure enjoy your trip.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the cottage. My husband and I lived there for over 30 years and loved it. It is a special place... so close to everything. You can be private or enjoy the village and beaches. It is a true retreat. I am glad I have this opportunity to share it.
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  • 4 of 5

Ein sauberes, ruhig gelegenes und gut ausgestattetes Häuschen

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
North County Transit Station
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many Pacific Coast Highway restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Swami's and Moonlight Beaches
Car: not necessary

200 feet from the Pacific Ocean.

***In the heart of Downtown Encinitas. Walk to beaches, restuarants, yoga studios, health spas, alternative health modalities, Self Realization Fellowship temple and gardens. The perfect restorative getaway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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