Beachfront California Cottage
Enchanting, single story beach cottage with about 1700 sq. ft. of beachfront living. From the front door, you can see all the way through the house to the ocean.
The large hallway and great room layout of the house make it feel openly large. At night, there is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves.
North County is a wonderful flash into the past of old beach cities but still very close to many San Diego attractions such a Legoland, Del Mar Track, Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Petco Padres Stadium, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Downtown Gaslamp District, and Old Town San Diego.
If you prefer to stay local, bike or walk to nearby restaurants and bars. Relax or dine on the back patio with views over the Leucadia/Encinitas bluff to the ocean below. Watch the surf, dolphins, whales or people. Take the 85 steps to the beach for your morning/evening surf, walk or stroll.
Enjoy many great cafes for dining, and go sightseeing at the stunning Hotel Del Coronado! Go biking along the bay or beach on the boardwalk.
***Please note that this property does not allow large parties of any kind.
Private Residence with 1 level
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1720 square feet, 160 square meters
King, Queen, Full + Twin, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
San Diego International Airport - SAN
40 minutes by car
Oceanfront views of the Pacific!
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Encinitas Ranch Golf Course (10 minute drive) - A golf course has never been so picturesque, with sweeping bluffs and fantastic ocean views!
- SeaWorld San Diego (35 minute drive) - Kids of all ages will love learning about marine life at SeaWorld!
- San Diego Zoo Safari Park (40 minute drive) - Hop on exciting safari that gets you up close and personal with exotic animals from around the world!
- Swami's Beach (10 minute drive) - This beach is particularly well-known for its amazing surfing!
Places of Interest
- LEGOLAND California (20 minute drive) - Despite its name, LEGOLAND promises fun for all ages!
- San Diego Botanic Garden (10 minute drive) Wander through these stunning and lush gardens.
- Solterra Winery (5 minute drive) - Watch and learn about the wine making process with a tour of the winery and then enjoy a delicious meal.
- The 3rd Corner Wine Shop (10 minute drive) - With over 600 bottles to choose from, wine enthusiasts will love this charming shop!
- Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse (10 minute drive)
Can't wait to be back!
The perfect house for a holiday in Encinitas. The view is stunning and the owners were really helpful when needed. All the features and equipment that you need in one place to enjoy with family and friends! thank you! We hope to visit again soon!”
Leaving the expansive deck was our greatest challenge!
Thank you Wendy & Matt for allowing us to stay in your incredible beach house. Your three tier deck was our absolute favorite. We found that we actually never wanted to leave to go out for dinner. The view was intoxicating and too difficult to pull away from. The house is so well equipped from the kitchen, to beach towels, to boogie boards/surf boards and wet suits. The beds were all so comfy, too. And we loved the decor as well. This was a vacation where new epic memories were made. Thank you.”
A surfer's dream!
We enjoyed a glorious week of fun and relaxation in this gorgeous beach home. The area directly in front of the home must’ve been the primo spot to catch perfect waves because from sun up to sundown there were plenty of surfers to watch. We tried our luck at the sport as the homeowner, Matt, had surfboards and wetsuits for us to use. Whether sipping on morning coffee or evening cocktails, the back deck was our favorite place to hang out. One evening we enjoyed watching a pod of dolphins make their way across our oceanfront view. They swam and flipped among the surfers, all waiting to catch that perfect wave. The cool summer evenings meant we could enjoy the outdoor fire pit. This home really had anything and everything we could want for that perfect beach getaway! Wendy and Matt were wonderful hosts and shared insider tips on the area. The city of Encinitas was such a laid-back beach town with an abundance of local food and drink spots to enjoy. San Diego was only a short drive south and could be easily reached taking the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. Can’t wait to return!”
Wonderful time in this terrific beach front home. Everything about it was perfect! ”
This charming beach cottage is pure delight with expansive ocean views from the living room, kitchen, dining and master bedroom. The entire house is tastefully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the surfers who seemed to be surfing directly in front of the house from morning until night. The home is well stocked with excellent cookware and dishes. The beds were all comfortable and there were ample linens and towels. Parking can be challenging in the area so having a garage was a big plus. Lots of great restaurants in the nearby towns. We hope to return again soon!”
A huge thank you for the opportunity to stay in this Clifftop bit of blue heaven. The sunsets and early morning light were magical. Comfortable, clean, well appointed and a great location. Can't say enough. It was a great spot to escape this winter in Boston!”
Great home and a beautiful location. I would highly recommend. ”
Best week EVER!!!
We recently visited Encinitas, California of the Matthew's beachfront home. The home was impeccable, recently renovated and no detail was overlooked. The Matthews did a phenomenal job and the home is equipped for a luxurious experience. The view is breath taking and the giant back cement deck and outdoor furniture encourages you to enjoy the outdoor living California is famous for. The Matthews have thought of everything, including detailed security that allows you to access the house keyless, yet fully secured. Direct access to the gorgeous beach and fun surf in front of the house was worth the trip alone!! We surfed every day and the kids enjoyed all of the sand toys that were stocked in the garage. Heading down the steps directly to the beach allowed us to leverage our beach time, avoiding cars/packing/parking and melt downs. We enjoyed the beach so much and appreciated the private access to no end! One of our friends is an avid cook, who maximized every opportunity to utilize the well designed and stocked kitchen. The open floor plan allows you to have family meals, relaxed great room comfort and panoramic views of the Pacific.....perfect, just perfect! The Matthews are very thoughtful and equipped us with detailed information prior to our arrival, allowing us to begin a fun vacation immediately. All of their advice was impeccable and we truly appreciated having all of our questions answered at our finger tips. A huge thank you to the Matthews and 3rd Home. We love this program and this home is a true gem! ”