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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Spanish Casita Guest House on an acre of a private estate

Awake to beautiful sunrises, to the call of quail and dine watching hot air balloons in the evening. The Sedona like grounds are beautifully maintained with a stocked pond with a waterfall and several secluded areas for peaceful relaxation.

The newly and tastefully decorated custom built casita has one very private bedroom, one bath compete with 48' smart flat screen entertainment center, cable TV and 100 MB internet that enables you to watch your favorite shows on Netflix and listen to 1000's of artists on Pandora at no additional charge. There is a 30' smart flat screen in the bedroom with access to Pandora, Netflix and your favorite channels.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, gas stove, microwave and toaster oven, dish washer, clothes washer and dryer.

The reverse osmoses water purifier makes the drinking water delicious and safe from the tap as well for spa like showering

The easterly facing porch is large usable veranda complete with outdoor plantation like ceiling fans that overlooks a canyon meadow abundant with quail, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. We are located just a mile from the beach, downtown, Quail Gardens Botanical Gardens and dozens of restaurants.

DelMar Racetrack and LaCosta Spa are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California. It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.

Encinitas enjoys some of the best weather in the continental US. fall average daytime high 68 degrees, low 60 degrees with cool sea breeze. When it is foggy at the beach it is typically clear here in the canyon.

More Details

Mac and Tricia Clarke
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Mac and Tricia Clarke

Tricia and Mac Clarke are REALTORs with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty and partners with Tricia selling Real Estate in the beautiful North Coastal San Diego Area. Additionally Mac is a principal, Chairman of the Board, co/owner and EX CEO of Salient Networks for over 25 years. Mac serves on several boards of San Diego companies.

Mac and Tricia Clarke purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Mac and Tricia Clarke chose Encinitas

The casita was completed in 2003 with highest quality of materials and has been available for family and friends over the years. Furnishings have been updated to accomodate out of town guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Mac and Tricia sought out property on Crest. Crest has some of the last remaining property that have acreage close to the coast allowing privacy, rural feel, yet close proximity to beach and amenities. Situated on over an acre, the property is perched over a six acre parcel. Owls, Bobcats, coyotes, rabbits, hawks soar. The main house has been remodeled over the years and landscaping is drought tolerant. Prior animals included miniature donkeys, and as many as seven peacocks.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Encinitas, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in the shower stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (2), (1) In family room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Covered porch facing East for Sunrise and afternoon hot air balloon viewing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

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Custom Estate Casita at the Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews
Boston, MA

Perfect and peaceful house

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casita was great! The view, the house, and most importantly the peaceful atmosphere of the place was exactly what we were looking for.

We were a little bit worried about the kennel nearby but we barely noticed the barking of the dogs.

All in all, a great place to rent.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this elegant and charming casita perched on a dreamlike overlook of an canyon 15 minutes from the ocean. It was large and comfortable well furnished and spotless, a real jewel!

  • Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Inside was ok almost like the pictures online

outside was nothing like the pictures online

parking was terrible, narrow driveway RV parking Really??

Being honest and truthful matters, using old 4 or 5 yrs old pictures is not ok, Calling it Casita at the Beach is embellishment, I knew because I lived in Carlsbad for 30 yrs, but other out of state people don't. and by all means do not park your car in the wrong direction on Mac driveway, condescending and rudeness will be coming your way by Mac.

I have more too say but limited by character count.

It needs a lot of outside work mainly cleaning.

A couple of the reviews here in my opinion are suspect!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donald, I am sorry your stay was not satisfactory. We take our reviews seriously and have taken your comments as useful. Although your guests were polite when I asked them to please not block our private turnaround. They did not get that by parking as they did blocked the drive for us and our guests. We are licensed by the city for three guests. Your asking for additional guests staying overnight at the last moment was accomidated but tight in 750 sq ft. In response to some of our 58 positive 5 star reviews being suspect, they were written by guests that were verified by Home Away as previous guests. It is not possible for the owners to fudge or embellis reviews. Please check with Home Away on this. We take our guest reviews and critiques seriously. During your stay there were just two many people on the property. Thanks Mac
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The casita was a great option for a stay in Encinitas. Quick drive to "downtown" and beaches and the house itself was just as it appears in the pictures. Clean, comfortable, homey and very quiet. Mac was helpful when we asked to borrow a cooler for the beach. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place with terrific hosts

  • 5 of 5

La Casita is a little gem tucked away on a hillside in Encinitas. Breath-taking views of the sunrise enjoyed on the wrap-around porch over coffee. Very comfortable bed, great shower, and a kitchen that is very workable for some home cooking.

Easy access to the I-5 to get to Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, downtown San Diego, etc...

Mac is a terrific host, very flexible, helpful, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Brad for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon' Mac
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West Deptford, NJ

Comfort, Quiet and Great Shower

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the casita from March 4 to March 11, 2018 and enjoyed every minute. It is a sophisticated, attractive and warm house with comfortable seating in the living room, a very comfortable bed and large shower - great pressure and temperature. We enjoyed the privacy of wrap-around porch and outside patio area on the bedroom side of the house. While we didn't do a large amount of cooking the kitchen had more than adequate pans, coffee maker, tea kettle, utensils, etc. We typically pack light greatly appreciated the washer, dryer, iron and ironing board provided. The owners live on the property and were very gracious, kind and unobstrusive. However, if you need something all you have to do is ask. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. I would add that any noise from the pet resort is minimal, sporadic and of limited duration.

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SD Linberg Field
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Restaurant Row
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
1.25 Miles
Amtrack and Coster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Garsia's, Miyabi's Japanese Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Swami's Beach
Car: recommended

We are located 1.5 miles from the Swami’s beach in highly desirable and walkable Crest Drive Encinitas.

DelMar Racetrack, Legoland and LaCosta Spa and Quail Botanical Gardnens are just a 5 minute drive away. Close to multiple hiking trails and some of the best bicycling in California.

Encinitas has world class surfing and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

It is a half hour drive to the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Encinitas, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$109.46
Additional Guest Fee C$128.78
Pet Fee C$64.39
Damage Insurance C$75.98

Rates are for double occupancy plus damage deposit and City Tax & cleaning. Extra for additional guests and or pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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