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Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Encinitas

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)

This is an enchanted 1,000 square foot plantation style cottage situated within a 10,000 square foot lush tropical garden. The entire property has been designed with a high attention to detail. The house is fully furnished with Indonesian furniture and stocked with everything you would expect in your home. High ceilings, lots of light, great cookwares and luxurious linens!

What a place to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle in coastal Southern California. There are three outdoor living areas that provide amazing retreat and entrainment options. The outdoor wood fire is surrounded by deep seating to create the perfect evening garden lounge. The gas fireside dining deck provides a sunrise coffee venue or romantic fireside dining experience. Sink into to the Palapa spa for a cedar tub soak or surrender in the Palapa day bed for a siesta. Enjoy it all! These areas provide ample choices to fit your mood and really take you away from your daily life!

This is an ideal escape for 2-3 people (or 2 +/- 2 children) looking for a high quality resort property on a personal scale. Feel free to inquire about available services, activities and events. The house web site has additional links and activity details too! Grab the bikes and ride to and along the beach or try longboarding on one of the surfboards! Everything you need is waiting for you to walk in and immediately feel at home!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Eric Hutchison
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Eric Hutchison

A native Southern California coastal resident for 40+ years! I have spent the past 20 years in North San Diego County enjoying the coastal community and environment as I will always be drawn to a western sunset! I have a 20+ year commercial real estate background with broad geographic coverage with a Global firm before starting my own firm in 2011, Commercial West Realty Advisors. Love traveling and using VRBO/Homeaway properties all over! Spend lots of time in Baja enjoying the rugged country it offers In close proximity to San Diego. Trail running in local mountains occupies much of my time as well. Just love that southern CA lifestyle so much....

Eric Hutchison purchased this house in 1999

Why Eric Hutchison chose San Diego County

I looked into Encinitas since it is a great beach town with tremendous locational benefits! Coastal access for beach and surfing is awesome, trials for running, and great easy access to both downtown Encinitas and the greater road systems, etc! Love the quiet neighborhood of eclectic homes dating back to the 30's! Large lot sizes allow for more than typical land per house in comparison to any other coastal community!

What makes this house unique

There is a solar powered Level 2 Charge Station J1772 available with prior arrangement. We support electric cars powered by the sun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for everything. We loved our stay at the "Hutch" and will be back again for sure. Your place, landscaping, and generosity are amazing. If only everyone were as friendly, hospitable and laid back as you... we could all just enjoy life a little more.
Jul 2010
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based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.970588 based on 52 reviews

So fantastic.....we decided to move to the Encinitas area!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Plantation Beach Cottage and it was just as perfect as last year! Eric is so nice to work with and is available to help with any detail. We visited Carlsbad and Solana Beach this year and, if you're into design, Solana Beach has a great design district with shops, restaurants and a music venue. Carlsbad was a nice surprise! Plenty of shops and restaurants and the beach was great. Both cities are good for walking and biking. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a great 'Home away from Home'.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage for our summer vacation! Eric was the perfect host. Plenty of space both indoors & out. Located on a quiet & friendly street. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ravenshead, Nottingham, England

Excellent property and owner!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a most wonderful place to stay. It is just delightful. We enjoyed just being around the property, especially drinking cocktails on the warm evenings. There is so much room and everything you could need for a brilliant stay. The walk into Encintas itself is along very quiet streets and there is a good choice of places to eat and drink there. We enjoyed every minute of our time there and the owner is happy to chat about things to do, places to eat and anything else that springs to mind. I can't recommend Eric and his cottage highly enough. If we return to the area we would not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage home in a great location. We felt right at home. It was minutes from the beach and restaurants in town. It was clean and beautifully decorated. It also had all the amenities we needed for the beach (chairs, boogie boards, buckets, etc). My son especially enjoyed roasting marshmallows on the fire every evening. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

In love with this place

  • 5 of 5

Best ever accommodations. It's comfortable and cozy with plenty of room and lovely outdoor space. We had a great time and had everything we needed including great host that was only around as much as we needed. Perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Home away from home"

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was absolutely beautiful inside and out. We were very happy with the space overall and the view was amazing.. Not only we were 10 mins away from the beach, we were also close to convenience stores. I would definitely recommend this cottage to other couples or family traveling to San Diego!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Diego & Carlsbad
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Encintias Ranch
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Encinitas Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple walking distance
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

The beach is a 10 minute walk and the historic downtown Encinitas is two blocks! Hit the beach, farmers markets, street fairs or surf at one of the local spots. Legoland, Del Mar Track, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Cedros Design district, and Del mar are all close by and just the tip of available activities in San Diego. Encinitas is a great suf town with a popular coastal main street.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa,Racquetball, Basketball Court, Mini Golf, Hot Air Ballooning


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Encinitas, San Diego County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall Season
9 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Encinitas in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
    House bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 8' Glass wall and 12' Vaulted ceilings.... Large enclosure with lots of light from glass block windows and skylight... rain head.... Stereo and flat screen TV as well... Plush linens and robes included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Other than the King bed in the Bedroom, A futon can be pulled out, in addition to the single couch, for children use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of outdoor living space in a great neighborhood setting.... Everyone loves the friendliness and walking nature of the community as well as the close proximity to downtown, beaches, and general access roads! There is a Level 2 Electric Car Charge Station available on site. Inquire if interested in use.

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