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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 925 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 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.

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, flat screen TV, and ample closet space.

There is plenty of convenience with a laundry area, two full baths, and a bonus 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, free WiFi, a flat screen TV with AppleTV.

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

Back stone patio includes a koi pond with 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 and is occasionally used by owners.

Location, location, location!

The proximity of the house is prime as it's 4 blocks from the beach AND it sits in the heart of the village, giving easy access to essentials while exploring the beach village lifestyle and the excitement of its fun nightlife - all without calling Uber or needing your car.

Take a stroll through town, watch a movie at the historic La Paloma Theater, or grab a taco in your swim suit, sip coffee and people watch at an open-air cafe. Spend a few hours shopping, sample a craft beer, and have dinner at the many fine establishments.

"D Street Beach" is a wonderful place to watch sun sets from its benches above. Take a moonlight stroll - it 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 with all the perks. It has lifeguards, a newly remodeled playground, sand volleyball courts, fire pits, showers, restrooms, board rentals, and food concessions.

Encinitas Beaches range from big family friendly beaches like Moonlight to secluded local surf breaks like D Street. This north county San Diego region is known for good surf, small mellow beaches lined with sea cliffs, friendly locals, and is home to famous athletes like surfer Rob Machado and skate boarder Tony Hawk.

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, live drum circles 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. 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. Don’t forget your passport as Mexico is just a 45 minute car ride to its border! Book a chauffeured day tour and discover the beauty of Mexico.

The Southern California vacation experience in Encinitas - swim, board, boat, walk, bike, or catch a train!

More Details

Property Manager
Tamara Arnold-Werker
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

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 Encinitas

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.


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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
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.


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We highly recommend this beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect space for my family to spend the week playing at the beach. The house is just blocks away from the beach and around the corner from delicious restaurants and cafes. Tamara thought of every detail to make our stay easy, comfortable and relaxing. The home is beautifully furnished inside and out. We especially enjoyed hanging out in the backyard by the Koi Pond and fire pit. We hope to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and clean paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just loved it, felt like a little Hawai in Encinitas. We enjoyed our stay, would come back here!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Encinitas

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but in this case I just can't help myself! This is the second time we have stayed there and it's just delicious! 2 bedrooms with super comfortable beds and pillows and tv's in each make for a very comfortable night sleep after all the adventures in the area. I really like the newly added 2nd bathroom...really makes a difference when you have 14 and 16 year olds with you. The kitchen is large and very new appliances with everything you need to cook in or just relax with take out. Speaking of food...there are so many cool restaurants within walking distance and fun little bars. Markets, large and small, very close. A movie theatre and the most beautiful beach a mere 5 minute walk. Rental shops with all the toys and just around the corner. The house has a fire pit and plenty of patio lounging furniture for evening relaxation and a bar-b-que that is very nice. Almost forgot...when you're in the back yard and patio, it's hard not to think you might be somewhere in the Caribbean. So many palm trees and a KOY fish pond with the cutest fish I've ever seen. My kids loved them. Also when coming in from a fun day on the beach there is a really nice outdoor shower to rinse off before coming it...very nice and warm. I only have two things that were not bad, just a little difficult. The palms around the driveway are pretty tight and I finally figured out to let everyone out of the truck before pulling in...made things much easier. Just a small thing...such a beautiful place. The other thing is that the TV system is new and took me an hour or two to get comfortable with it. Plus the bedrooms had all kinds of options but really missed having the local network channels in there. Another day and I'd be a pro with it. I'm pretty sure the next time I'm there I'll find a TV/Apple TV instruction manual. This place is a must if you're looking for a nice, very quiet neighborhood that is close to everything and that has everything you need...this is it! Almost forgot, Scott and Tamara, the owners are class people. They are very willing and responded quickly to my tv issue. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Southern California spot!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect getaway space for couples, friends, or families. Its location is great, so close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. We recently went on a resort vacation, but found ourselves coming back again to Tamara's house and loving it so much more than a resort! It's definitely on our favorites list! Tamara is easy to get in touch with if any questions come up during your stay and responds very quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

The house was welcoming from the start. Plenty of lounging area in the front and back porch aeea. Nice appliances and televisions. The back porch area has room for 10-12 people to enjoy the koi pool and shaded area.

The beds were very comfortable and a new bathroom has recently been added. Restaurants and nightlife are within walking distance.

We loved our 4 days and would return.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungalow paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed here and had a fabulous time! Reviews were absolutely true! Perfect location to main Encinitas strip, close proximity to beach & perfect running location to meditation gardens for a cool down! We will definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$302.38
Damage Deposit AU$403.17

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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.