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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

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 are 2 full baths and 3 shower areas! The first full bath sits in between the bedrooms and has a tub/shower with original Mexican tile. The second full bath, sits off the laundry room and is easily accessible from both inside and outside the house - a plus when hosting an event. The outdoor shower is heaven! It provides both hot and cold water and is located off the second bath - both locations allow for easy beach cleanup.

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/studio with its own back alley entrance sits on the south side of the property occasionally used by owners, however the workshop is never used while guests are present allowing for peaceful, private stays.

The location of house is prime. Just a block away is Whole Foods Market, and a couple more blocks north sits the historic fully operating La Paloma Movie Theater.

"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 from above, 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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beach Village Bungalow in the heart of historic Encinitas - Walk to Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Relaxing Stay in Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5
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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
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Really enjoyed our time at your home...

  • 5 of 5
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The property is close to everything and very comfortable ...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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A Little Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
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Even though you had houses right next store, you certainly didn't feel like it! My kids kept saying how much it reminded them of Hawaii! The beautiful sound of the waterfall in the back was so calming! Tamara was very kind and accommodating to our needs! Very responsive and checked in to make sure everything was provided that was needed. We adored the little town, and loved our beach time. It was such a relaxing vacation, I think we have found a new Memorial Day tradition!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5
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My family had a wonderful trip to Encinitas and the Jungalow retreat made it even better. Here is a list of all the reasons why this rental is a fantastic five stars:

- great location! We walked to d street beach and moonlight beach everyday to hang out at the beach and play in the waves. Close to Swamis and Cardiff surf breaks. Walking distance to whole foods and awesome restaurants!

- beautiful landscaping throughout truly makes it feel like your own oasis

- beds were incredibly comfortable

- gourmet kitchen and Bbq in the back made for memorable family breakfasts and dinners together

- koi pond in the backyard with waterfalls was so relaxing.

- we used the bikes, boogie boards and beach umbrella every day, all provided by the owner

- the outdoor shower is heaven!

- pack n play crib and high chair provided by owner were so convienient

This rental was absolutely perfect for our family get together and surf trip. So many wonderful memories! Look forward to our next trip back to the Jungalow!


  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Awesome location

  • 5 of 5
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This home was in a great location! Everything we wanted within blocks-restaurants, coffee shops, bakery, grocery store and the beach. No need for a car for us. House was very clean and well-equipped, including a bottle of wine. Landscaping was amazing! We really did feel like we were our own private oasis. Perfect vacation for us. Would most definitely rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Patricia! It was lovely meeting you and your husband. And thank you for being wonderful guests - please come back soon.
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5
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Our family rents a house in the San Diego area for a week every summer. This is by far the best rental we have ever gotten. From the moment you arrive you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. Lush plants, tall palm trees and water falls welcome you to this property.

When you walk in to the house you are surrounded by comfort. The beds are the most comfortable you will ever lay on! The bath towels are premium, the kitchen is gourmet and the living room is cozy. The amenities are too plentiful to list!

The most amazing part of the property is the back yard. There is the most wonderful koi pond and waterwall, a fire pit, great outdoor furniture and "hideout" as my boys called it.

We walked to the beach every day (sometimes more than once) because it was so close. It is also right in town so restaurants, coffee and stores are right there. You wouldn't have to drive anywhere unless you wanted to.

I know it sounds minor, but this property also has a driveway, which means a parking spot. Being this close to the beach, parking is at a premium. Knowing that we would not have to drive around looking for a spot was a relief.

We did not want to leave! If this property is available, we will always rent it. Could not recommend it more.

The owners are great and there is you have any questions (which you probably won't because they have thought of everything).

If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Encinitas, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
6 Jan 2017 - 15 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
16 Mar 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
16 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$294
Refundable Damage Deposit A$392

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 925 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Accessible from both inside and outside!
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower has both hot and 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, sits off laundry room. It is accessible from both inside and outside the house, making for easy event hosting & post beach cleanup. It includes toilet, sink, and walk-in shower. Outdoor shower has hot & cold water, is semi enclosed, located opposite side wall of second bath. Another easy post beach cleanup station.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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.