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Eric Hutchison

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, Spanish

Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in San Diego County

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 (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

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!

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 27 holidaymaker reviews

Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Happy couple

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five days, and completely enjoyed our stay. The place was clean and very comfortable. The out-door seating areas were a definite plus. Will stay there whenever I need to be in the San Diego area!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better property the place was amazing, great attention to detail

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Reality meets fantasy

  • 5 of 5

I was looking to escape the Boston cold last winter and Encinitas seemed like a great place for a month-long business relocation and mind relocation. My wife researched 3 places on VRBO that looked promising. When I looked at the first one, the Tropical Plantation Beach Cottage, I decided that was the one. My wife pleaded with me to look at the other two because she had spent so much time talking with the owners, but my mind was made up.

Rarely does reality match expectations but when I arrived the cottage exceeded my already high expectations. If you were passing by it looks like a very nice house in a very nice quiet neighborhood. When you enter you are transported to a serene, amazing fantasy. From the huge palm trees lit at night, to the multiple fireplaces, to the comfortable canopied cushioned lounge in the back (with HI DEF TV and music) next to the private hot tub, this is the place dreams are made of.

When he is not off on some amazing adventure, Eric is like having a friendly, handy neighbor living close by along with his trusted companion Ono the dog. If you need him he is there, if you are fine on your own you will not see him.

I decided not to rent a car for my time in Encinitas and it was a great decision. I was able to walk just about anywhere I needed, which included the beach, a number of restaurants on Highway 101, the meditation gardens and the hardware store. Anytime I did not feel like walking I just used an Uber taxi, usually available within 2 minutes.

I could go on, but I think the best thing that I can say in a few words is that I booked up 2 months for the following year when I was checking out. Those two months happen to be coming real soon, as I will be checking in this year on January 1. My only fear in writing this review is that someone else might try to rent for January and February next year. Please do not do that or I will throw small rocks at your window. But feel free to inquire about the other 10 months. Enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Plantation Beach House for a long anniversary weekend getaway in Encinitas. Upon arrival we found the home and property not only met the description from the website but actually exceeded, this is hard to believe because of how beautiful the photos are but it is true. The home is well equipped with high quality linens, audio video equipment and small gourmet kitchen. The property, though in a quiet subdivision is extremely private and secluded thanks to exquisite long term planting vision of the owner. The placement of palms and hedges makes one feels like they have stepped onto the grounds of a tropical resort. Night time is the biggest treat as the entire property is illuminated with accent lighting. Relaxing by the outdoor fireplace in evenings was most enjoyable. The street in front of the house is very quiet with few cars passing. The neighborhood in general is very quiet, we really heard nothing day or night even with the doors and windows open. The owner Eric was great to work with and is truly one of those owners who makes you feel like the home and property was "ours" during our stay. We have rented many VRBO homes and the Plantation Beach Cottage is one of if not the best we have stayed. We highly recommend this property and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a special place!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited with our 3 yr old daughter and this was the perfect get-away! Everything was as described and pictured on the website and the amenities were wonderful. The grounds, palapa, soaking tub and deck were beautiful and provided so many options for a spot to relax and just hang out. We loved having breakfast on the deck each morning and lounging on the palapa each night. Our daughter loved seeing Ono, the owner's super friendly black lab, which made us feel right at home. Eric was so helpful with local recommendations which offered us more of a local flavor. We will definitely be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Encinitas get-away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at the beach cottage. The grounds are amazing, you feel like you are in Hawaii or Fiji. It's a perfect get-away spot.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • 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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Summer
30 May 2016 - 15 Jun 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Season (2016)
1 Jul 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservations are subject to owner confirmation of the requested booking. Sub-minimum stays are OK for infill dates. Please inquire.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Diego County in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • 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
  • Futon can be pulled out for child use in addition to the single couch.
  • 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
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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 the best area.... Everyone loves the neighborhood and proximity to downtown, beaches, and general access roads!

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