|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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!
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
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!
There is a solar powered Level 2 Charge Station J1772 available with prior arrangement. We support electric cars powered by the sun!
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.
This was the perfect place for our vacation. Great home great town and close to everything. We walked to dinner most nights, had wine and beers by the fire for a night cap. The cottage was perfectly decorated and landscaped. We will for sure come back. Thank you
We have used vrbo rentals for many years and this is one of the very best that we have stayed at (if not the best). Eric has done a fantastic job with creating a slice of tropical paradise with his attention to detail and amenities. He is a great resource for the local hangouts and activities.
The property is in a quiet neighborhood but is also close to the beach and the downtown part of Encinitas. It's nicely decorated, and there are also several nice places to read or relax outside. I like to cook and really appreciated the high quality appliances, pots and pans, and knives. We also enjoyed getting out and doing some surfing with the boards that Eric keeps for guests to use. Eric was very helpful and responsive, and we would definitely stay here again.
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!!
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.
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.
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
Reservations are subject to owner confirmation of the requested booking. Sub-minimum stays are OK for infill dates. Please inquire.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.