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Beach Village Bungalow in the heart of historic Encinitas - Walk to Beaches!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 85 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Just 4 blocks to beach this village "Jungalow" hides in tropical landscape.

Updated 1930's village bungalow sits in the heart of historic Encinitas, hidden in a jungle of 30 year old palms and lush tropical landscape - what a surprise! It's complete with stone patios, bamboo pavilion, koi pond with waterfalls, fountains, and fire pit. The house offers upscale comfort yet easy, fun vacation living space - just 4 blocks to beaches and steps away from shopping, award winning restaurants, and night life.

The house boasts hardwood floors throughout, a chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2 ovens, pot filler over stove, granite counters, a 20 bottle wine cooler, eat-at island, and separate dining area. Catered meals and event planning can be arranged and provided by the owner as an added service.

The 2 bedrooms provide King and Queen beds supplied with quality linens. Each bedroom opens to a patio by way of wooden french or sliding doors; each has a ceiling fan and ample closet space.

There is plenty of convenience with a laundry area, two baths - one with an outdoor shower equipped with both hot and cold water, making for easy post beach cleanup. All linen is included along with a stack of beach towels.

The living area is cozy and furnished with comfortable seating including a full size pull out sofa bed, 2 chairs, an ottoman and coffee table; SONOS wireless audio, a flat screen TV with full cable/HBO, and free WiFi.

Front stone patio is hidden in lush landscape encircled with copper tiki torches, fountain and small pond, furnished with teak dining table and 4 chairs and 2 wicker lounge chairs.

Back stone patio includes a koi pond with 3 pools & waterfalls, lush landscape, a bamboo pavilion, (enjoy morning yoga, happy hour cheer or even a campout experience); outdoor shower, gas grill, gas patio heater, gas fire pit, teak dining table and chairs, and cushioned teak lounge furniture.

Outdoor storage closet is stocked with surf & skim boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, and 4 bicycles. Parking includes a one car driveway, exclusive to the house, and street parking. An artist's workshop with its own back alley entrance sits on the south side of the property is occasionally used by owners.

The location of the house is prime as it sits in the heart of the village. Take a stroll through town, watch a movie at the historic La Paloma Theater, or sip coffee and people watch at an open-air cafe. "D Street Beach" is a wonderful place to watch sun sets from its benches above. It's known for its beach break, has an accessible stairway to the sand, and is just 4 blocks from the house. One more block north brings you to family friendly Moonlight Beach, which has a newly remodeled playground, sand volleyball courts, fire pits, and food concessions.

A few blocks south of the property you'll find yourself returning to the iconic Swami's Beach and gardens which offer breath taking ocean views, local music on its lawn, and a steep stairway down to its beaches and tide pools. It's known for its reef break and long rides - some of the best surfing in California!

Walk or bike the entire village and experience all the shopping and entertainment it offers. Never get in your car! Book & gift stores, trendy clothing shops, surfboard shops, home goods & hardware, outdoor restaurants, cafes, line historic Coast HWY 101, which runs straight through the center of town.

Whale watching, deep sea fishing excursions, kayaking, and surf lessons can all be arranged with local crew and organizations. A list of recommendations is included in the Welcome Packet upon your arrival.

The train depot, another iconic landmark, is a short walk away offering easy excursions to San Diego or Los Angeles and beach towns in between. Some tourist attraction pamphlets are provided in the house and train schedules are found on The Coaster and Amtrak websites.

Swim, board, boat, walk, bike, or train - there's never a need to get in your car on this vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Tamara Arnold-Werker
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Tamara Arnold-Werker

My husband, Scott, and I are both creative people, we appreciate nature, enjoy culture, the arts, and the fine design and functionality of living spaces. Scott is a California native and I'm a transplant from the east coast and while we live in Los Angeles we both have roots in North County San Diego. We will return here, in paradise, upon retirement.

Tamara Arnold-Werker purchased this house in 2013

Why Tamara Arnold-Werker chose San Diego County

The house is a perfect complement to the quality of life this little beach town provides. While it's within a lazy stroll to sand, surf, and sunsets, the property offers a contrasting peaceful, zen-like living space to the village buzz.

What makes this house unique

The 3 best benefits this property offers:

1) No car needed! Walk to everything: beaches, shopping, food, entertainment. The house sits in the heart of this historic and progressive SoCal beach village.

2) Lush tropical landscape, koi pond with waterfall and fountains provide peace and serenity.

3) Old charm bungalow with upscale detail, warmth, and modern amenities.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Encinitas, California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower has both hot & cold water
  • First full bath is centered between the bedrooms: Rain shower head plus hand held, tub/shower enclosure has original Mexican tile surround, tiled floor, pedestal sink, toilet, side counter shelving is packed full with towels and toiletries. Second full bath shares laundry room. It's accessible from both inside and outside the house, making for easy post beach cleanup. It includes toilet, sink, and outdoor shower with hot & cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Back Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 2 bedrooms: one with a king, the other with a queen. Living room sofa opens to a full size futon bed. A Pack-n-Play is provided for infants. Both bedrooms have closets, ceiling fans, and both bedrooms open to patios and all are provided with quality linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Event planning & hosting, chef services, yoga, and massage therapy can be arranged on site depending on availability. All of these services have additional fees. Contact owner to book these services.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Beach Village Bungalow in the heart of historic Encinitas - Walk to Beaches!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Lots of love for the Jungalow!

  • 5 of 5

There's not much to add to the rest of the reviews. We had a great time, it's really close to the beach, we loved the back patio/jungle. We had a couple of snafus that were totally out of Tamara's control and she was incredibly responsive in remedying them, we would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic bungalow getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property and great location. This rental feels like home and has just about everything you need to get away for a week long escape.

The beach and many local restauranta/bars are a short walk from the home. The owner is great and communicates frequently. If you're looking for a tropical getaway in the heart of a classic SoCal beach town, this is the home for you!

This is definitely on our short list for return vacation spots near San Diego!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, quaint, thoughtful details make you feel like home, but way better!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, in a great location with all the small touches.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little bungalow with a fantastic backyard. The pictures really don't do the backyard garden justice. The house itself is very nice and has a ton of small touches that make the house that much more comfortable. It's also in a great location. Blocks from Moonlight and in the middle of Encinitas. I would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Backyard Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful little property! Within walking distance to everything you need. Backyard is so relaxing and peaceful, we spent every morning and night out there enjoying the waterfall and koi pond. Owners are in the process of adding a second bath, which will make the property even better. Will definitely stay here again when we are in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Stay in Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four just had a wonderful vacation at this bungalow! The house itself was very comfortable and well laid out--everything you need is provided, including beach towels, boogie boards, and beach chairs! The kitchen was well-equipped, which was great considering Whole Foods was a mere block or so away. And of course the outdoor space was dreamy--we loved the outdoor shower for apres beach time, and enjoyed deck time with the koi. Location can't be beat--Encinitas is a laid back beach town, with several great beaches nearby and a plethora of yummy restaurants within a few blocks of the house. We won't hesitate to recommend this rental to any friends who want to visit the San Diego area. We had a really great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ferry to Coronado Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 5
Car: not necessary

Encinitas beach town has much to offer and no need for a car! Walk or ride bikes to everything. Explore the reefs at low tide, enjoy long beach walks for miles north and south, surf some of the best waves in Southern California, enjoy collecting shells, watching local shore birds, spying whales in the distance, and dolphins frolicking with the surfers. Shop, shop, shop the village faire which offers everything from home goods to clothing to souvenirs. Enjoy art galleries, the La Paloma historic theater, and special village events such as the Antique Car Show, Farmer's Market, triathlons, surfing competitions and the Encinitas Beach Festival at Moonlight Beach.

Along with causal food faire such as pizza, deli sandwiches, and tex mex, the village has an abundance of exquisite restaurants, wineries, and craft beer watering holes. Don't miss exploring the infamous Swami's Self Realization Gardens and Temple overlooking the ocean. Celebrate sun sets on the Swami's cliffs with the locals beating drums, singing, and strumming guitars. Hop on the train and explore other local villages such as Solana Beach, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.

Planning a destination wedding or special event? Book this property to stage your celebration! The outdoor patios provide workable, lovely space to accommodate gatherings of up to 45 guests. Catering and experienced event planning/management is required for gatherings of 15+ people. Get married on Moonlight Beach and celebrate at the "Jungalow". Contact owner for availability and rates.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Encinitas, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
16 Mar 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$428
From
A$462
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,997
A$10,916
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$448
From
A$462
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,043
A$11,739
 
 
Fall
11 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$428
From
A$441
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,997
A$10,916
 
 
Winter holiday
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$488
From
A$488
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$3,540
A$11,631
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$441
From
A$455
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$401.34
Cleaning A$301

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due immediately upon booking. The balance owed is due 30 days prior to check-in date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 30 days prior to the check-in date waives 100% of the balance due. Cancellations after 30 days and up to 15 days prior to the check-in date warrants a 50% refund of the balance paid. No refunds available for cancellations 15 days or less prior to the check-in date.
Traveler Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance.
Owners flexible with changeover days based on availability, and is flexible regarding minimum nights advertised depending on the season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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