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Awesome Dog Friendly BEACH Home in Beautiful Coastal Encinitas

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,510 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Bath Beach Home walking distance to Beaches, Restaurants and more!

We invite you to come and enjoy our home as you would your own. Our fully furnished dog friendly, sleeps 6-7 beach home has everything you'll need to have the vacation of a lifetime in beautiful Encinitas, California. The highlights of the property and surrounding area include:

✪ Spacious kitchen with new appliances to make preparing and serving any meal a pleasure.

✪ Comfortable living room with ceiling fan, great natural lighting, 56" TV with DVR, BluRay/DVD, WiFi, and Nintendo Wii.

✪ Private master suite with California king bed, TV, ceiling fan, and a gorgeous, spa like bathroom with romantic two person dual shower-head enclosure.

✪ Two additional comfortable bedrooms with queen beds and ceiling fans.

✪ Gorgeous outdoor kitchen complete with Barbecue, Side Burner, and Refrigerator. Patio and bar area with 6 cushioned bar chairs, heat lamps, umbrellas, hot tub, waterfall, and custom gas fire-pit with 9-person U-shaped seating. The perfect setting for hosting romantic meals, entertaining friends, or simply curling up and reading a good book by the fire.

✪ Walking distance to two world class beaches! There is the iconic Moonlight Beach with on location access to beach rental gear, food and snacks, bathrooms, year round lifeguards and public volleyball courts. Or for those the wanting a more secluded beach adventure, sink your toes into the sand at beautiful Stone Steps beach (also walking distance), seasonal lifeguards.

✪ Surfboard, boogie boards, chairs, umbrella and beach games provided by the homeowner.

✪ Walking distance to the Encinitas coaster station (.8 mi); your gateway to all things San Diego. This acts as a great launching pad for a trip South to Downtown San Diego, or North to the beaches and bars of Oceanside, without the hassle of driving and parking.

✪ Over twenty bar and restaurant dining options within a one mile radius of the house. Our local favorites include Juanita's Taco Shop (.2 mi), Pannikin Coffee shop (.4 mi), Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana (.4 mi) and HapiFish Sushi (.2 mi).

✪ Easy access to many other Encinitas and San Diego attractions including: Legoland (8.2 mi), Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds (6.9 mi), Torrey Pines Golf Course and hiking destination (12.5 mi), Disneyland Theme Park (70.1 mi), The San Diego Zoo (27.4 mi), The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (23.8 mi), SeaWorld (22.5 mi), the US - Mexico border (40.7 mi).

✪ Golfers Rejoice. There are over 90 Golf Courses within the county, our local favorites include Torrey Pines (12.5 mi) and Encinitas Ranch (3.0 mi).

✪ Attached Apartment. Potential renters should be aware that the onsite manager (Sean and wife Halsey) live in an attached apartment above the back part of the house. Footsteps may be heard from above at times throughout your stay. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please give us a call.

More Details

Anne & Mark O'Connor
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Anne & Mark O'Connor

Property owners are Mark and Anne O'Connor. This is the house that Mark was born in. Anne and Mark moved back in 2009 and fully renovated it.

Anne & Mark O'Connor purchased this house in 2009

Why Anne & Mark O'Connor chose Encinitas

This property has been in the family since it was built in 1955. Recently updated with a new back yard, kitchen, and landscaping, this is the perfect place for your next family vacation!

What makes this house unique

The back patio is a true retreat.

The sound and smell of the waves are so serene.

Great place to walk or run.

Lots of pubs and grubs to walk to.

The beaches can't be beat.

You just have to come and experience it for yourself!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual shower heads in luxury spa like bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have Ceiling Fans, and easy access to nearby Bathrooms. We also have a queen size inflatable bed and the sofa is so comfy you could sleep on it!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sean is always available to answer questions, give directions, or help with anything at all. He'll even do you grocery shopping for your arrival if you would like.


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Awesome Dog Friendly BEACH Home in Beautiful Coastal Encinitas
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews

Close to Beach Fun

  • 4 of 5

We really liked Encinitas. The front and backyard here are so pretty and a short walk to the beach (even with kids). We appreciated the beach toys and could walk to Moonlight Beach, Lofty Coffee (great) and heavenly ice cream. The Taco Stand had the best tacos! If you hear goats next door, that's just Pepper and Jet saying hello (they are adorable, we got to meet them). The kitchen was well stocked so we could grill most nights. The only downside to our stay was the hottub was yucky, so we spent a day cleaning it out so we could use it, and the couch was stuck in recline mode (they have a repair order on the way). I might recommend adding hairdryers to the bathrooms because I never bring one anymore!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely neighborhood and home

  • 5 of 5

Encinitas is a great little beach town. This house had everything we needed for our spring break trip. Walking distance to the beach and great restaurants. Kitchen was well stocked. Everything was spotless when we arrived, the manager was easy to communicate with and even let us check in early. The fire pit and the hot tub were the perfect way to end the day at the beach. Earlier reviewers do mention some noise from upstairs, but that is only over the master bedroom and we only heard it in the mornings. Thanks for letting us and our dog stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again. Has everything.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Working distance to the beach and restaurants. Nice back patio. Plenty of room for our family.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Great family beach home and great location; walk to beaches, and downtown for shops and restaurants. Backyard perfect for entertaining.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location but somewhat disappointing for the price.

  • 2 of 5

The biggest thing we weren't prepared for was that there is an upstairs tenant that is literally 8 feet above you while you're on the back patio. Their patio is directly above yours. In addition to that their kitchen is directly above the master suite. They were very great neighbors to have and were quiet and friendly but the floor is so thin that whenever they wake up you will be up as well.

Several things around the house were in disrepair and not functioning properly. The blind to the back patio in the master suite was broken and several blinds throughout the house didn't operate properly either. Many of the ceiling fan and light switches would not operate correctly. No air conditioning. The tv wouldn't function due to the remote being broken. The BBQ was next to impossible to light and even once lit didn't get very hot. It also has a gas leak and you have to reach back under the counter to turn the gas off when not in use.

Overall it was a good stay and the house in general was pretty nice except for the above listed details. We're just disappointed with the condition of the house considering the price for the week. Overall a good stay, but we'll find a different place next time.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Josh, We are so sorry your stay was less than perfect. Had we known about these issues while you were here, we certainly would have remedied what we could. Regarding your surprise about the onsite property manager, I might point you to the property description stating, "Attached Apartment. Potential renters should be aware that the onsite manager (Sean and wife Halsey) live in an attached apartment above the back part of the house. Footsteps may be heard from above at times throughout your stay. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please give us a call." We never received a call nor did we receive any feedback during our multiple face-to-face interactions. In fact, our interactions seemed nothing but pleasant. We were very concerned about the stated “disrepair” of our property and did a thorough walk-through to address your noted issues. The blinds worked well for us as did the fans and lights in the bedrooms. If you had trouble operating them, our on-site property manager would have been happy to walk you through it. We did note one of the fans had a burnt out bulb and we promptly replaced it. The Universal Remote for the TV died just before your stay and is now being fixed. You may remember that we gave you the password to our ATT Uverse iPhone App so that you could use your phone as a remote during your stay. I lit the BBQ, it took 20 seconds, and after 10 minutes with the burners on and the lid closed the temperature reads 400 degrees and rising. You are correct that there is a gas leak and we ask tenants to shut of the gas valve when not in use which involves bending down and turning a knob. Again, our property manager would have been happy to help you with that. Unfortunately, few homes in this area have air conditioning. The marine layer normally keeps the temperatures quite moderate and open windows generally suffice. It was admittedly warm during your weeks stay and if there was any issue with the fans, we would have been happy to help had we known. Thank you for your thorough feedback. Again, we are sorry you and your family had so many issues with the property.
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Nearest Airport
26.7 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Captain Keno's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Encinitas Coaster Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Juanita's Taco Shop
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Moonlight Beach

Located in the heart of coastal Encinitas, your vacation desires are a quick walk or short drive away! Walk to two of the most beautiful beaches in California. As for relaxation-We are close to the La Costa Spa, The Park Hyatt Aviara, multiple wellness centers and yoga studios. Join the locals and walk to bluff every evening for gathering with your favorite sunset beverage.

Must do's:

Walk to Juanita's Taco shop on the corner for your favorite taco or burrito.

Sit in the back yard by the fire and reminisce about your beautiful day. Our weather is fabulous all year long!

Visit the Botanical Gardens right here in Encinitas.

Walk to the multiple restaurants and bars in Beautiful downtown Encinitas.

Hike Torrey Pines State Beach.

Have a picnic or buy your lunch at beautiful Moonlight Beach while watching world class beach volleyball players and crashing waves..

Experience the World Famous Safari Park.

Wander Balboa Park Museums and the San Diego Zoo.

Get wet and wild at Sea World or Legoland.

Take a 2 hour drive to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm.

Golf: too many courses to list. Encinitas Ranch is our favorite. Torrey Pines Golf Course is a short 15 minute drive.

If you are a fitness buff, we have a professional elliptical trainer, weights and a weight bench. This area is great for walking and running. If it's hills you want, we have them. If you prefer flat routes, we have that too.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.15
Pet Fee £71.43
Damage Insurance £56.43
Damage Deposit £178.58

Renters staying more than 14 days are required to pay for cleaning every 2 weeks. Cleaning fee: $125.00 payable directly to cleaning crew.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.