Top 9 Airbnb Tiny House In Encinitas, California

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For plant lovers, Encinitas is the “Flower Capital of the World” and one of the top cultivators of poinsettias across the globe. In fact, it is where you can find San Diego Botanic Garden, home to a wide variety of plants including cacti, bamboo, palms, and flowering trees. There is, however, more to the city than its foliage. While it is associated with ornamental plants most for the holidays and winter, Encinitas is actually a quintessential California attraction, complete with surf spots and gorgeous beaches. Another place worth checking out in the city is San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, one of the few remaining coastal wetlands in the area. If you want to stay at a rental that is as cute and quirky as the city, check out our list of the top 10 Airbnb tiny houses in Encinitas, California.

1. Luxurious studio close to the beach (from USD 168)

This rental may be tiny but it makes up for its location and furnishings. The studio, which is just right for two people, features several luxurious touches, including quartz countertops and a Nespresso machine in the kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a queen-sized bed, and even its very own patio. The rental is also equipped with laundry facilities and an outdoor shower. If these aren’t enough, it’s also within walking distance from a beach and some shops. Botanic Gardens is just a short walk away.

LUX Studio - Encinitas - Coastal, San Diego
Encinitas, California, United States
74 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
at 7 months pregnant the bed was incredibly comfortable
you'll love the peaceful quiet setting of this adorable cottage with cozy patio
i especially love the private patio and outdoor shower
even the patio and outside shower were completely private and nicely landscaped
cute “little” house with a patio and outdoor shower
Cleanliness:
it was also so clean and just smelled very nice and fresh
it's very modern and clean and comfortable
it’s clean has a gorgeous modern yet cozy feel to it and we loved the outdoor shower experience
great place really enjoyed the clean stylish space
clean well-designed perfect space for a quick trip
Host:
tina & bill were excellent hosts
tina & bill were wonderful hosts
tina and bill were excellent hosts
tina and bill were fantastic hosts
tina & bill are the quintessential super hosts
Location:
the location is right near the middle of town and near a beautiful public park
cute place walking distance to the beach
also the location was great as it was about 10 minute walk to the shops and beach
within walking distance to a great beach too
best spot ever very close to all the shops + restaurants
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2. Custom-built tiny house for three (from USD 135)

Tiny houses are usually bigger on the inside than it appears from outside, and this rental certainly delivers on that front. Able to accommodate up to three people, this rental is actually furnished with all the necessities, including a loft-style bedroom, a kitchen, hot water in the shower, and WiFi. Hammocks can also be set up, in case you want a different way of chilling out during your stay here. While the property doesn’t have laundry facilities, there’s a nearby laundromat if you need to wash your clothes.

The Tiniest House
Encinitas, California, United States
19 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
ian is a perfect host
he was responsive from the moment we booked his tiny home until even after we checked out
stylish setup and a great host would definitely recommend this place
ian is a great host and provided us with detailed explanations of how the space works (e
ian was a great host and offered lots of yummy snack options in the kitchen
Location:
loved the tucked away location
would recommend if you are considering great location and host
location is decent - the property itself is cool and like a tiny oasis with goats etc
lots of charm and the location is wonderful
the location was amazing you have access to some of the land around his tiny home
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3. Cozy abode near the beach (from USD 98)

Don’t let its size fool you: this tiny house has everything that you can expect from a larger home, including a kitchen, laundry facilities, and even a patio. Both the beach and Legoland are just 15 minutes away from the property. Check with the host first if you’re planning to bring your pet with you to Encinitas. Do be aware that the stairs leading to the loft are pretty steep, so those who have mobility issues may have trouble getting to and from there.

ℂome & Enjoy a Tiny Retreat @ Vista/San Marcos
Vista, California, United States
33 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outside table and chairs were a nice touch
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and comfortable
it was very clean and had everything that i needed to enjoy my stay
super clean designed so well and has everything you could need
super clean and lexi responds quickly if you ever need anything
Host:
the host was super responsive and kind
lexie is very nice and a super host
the host was also super friendly & helpful with answering any questions i had upon arrival
the host is welcoming and check in is smooth
what an amazing host everything was better than imagined
Location:
the location was perfect
cute tiny house with privacy in a good location
easy to find really quiet at night and has a space to park right out front
this place is truly amazing
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4. Mini-chateau with access to a pool and hot tub (from USD 99)

Think of this rental as a compact home that comes with the amenities that you can expect from a hotel. Staying here will allow you to have access to a gorgeous infinity pool with a spa as well as a hot tub. The house itself has a kitchenette and a barbecue grill that you are welcome to use during your stay. There are also dining options nearby if you want to grab a bite. Other essentials, such as towels, umbrellas, blankets, and snorkeling equipment, are made available for those who want to hit the beach.

Sunrise View Chateauette
Escondido, California, United States
111 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and jacuzzi was the perfect temperature with a beautiful view
the jacuzzi and pool were perfect and the view from the property is stunning
btw you get amazing views from the pool area
the view was the best part along with the pool lol
the value for the space provided and resort-like pool/view was also phenomenal recommend 100%
Cleanliness:
the place was sparkling clean and nicely decorated
everything was provided from clean towels to chips and snacks
everything is super clean and organized
super clean everywhere the bed and comforter were heavenly and the coffee delicious
guest house was super clean and cute
Host:
ranu and zia were wonderful hosts
ranu is a great host
our host was very hospitable accommodating and friendly
fabulous host & place
the owner is so friendly and offers amazing advice about the local area and experiences
Location:
a gorgeous location that makes for dreamy mornings watching birds by the pool
this place was really cute and welcoming
wonderful place to get away for the weekend
it's a perfect jem of a location
really comfortable cute place
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5. Private studio suite close to San Diego's attractions (from USD 70)

Travelers who value their privacy should consider booking this rental. Spacious enough for two, this unit comes with its own private entrance and features a self-check-in lock so you can go as you please. The property is furnished with guests’ comfort in mind; it is equipped with new furniture and mattresses, a kitchenette, and a designated work area. The house is in a central location; it is not only close to a number of shops and dining options but also provides guests with easy access to San Diego’s attractions, including La Jolla and the downtown area.

WOW!!!Private Studio Minutes To Shopping & Freeway
San Diego, California, United States
107 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heater was a great touch for the chilly mornings
travel with a fan it was very hot during the day
only thing that could’ve made the stay better is a/c
the bed is pretty comfortable and things like shampoo body wash q-tips etc were provided
the bed was extremely comfortable
Cleanliness:
very clean and simple
very clean and quiet place
very clean small as expected
clean with everything you need
very quiet and clean studio
Host:
owner was friendly and responded quickly every time
jay and his wife are always great hosts
thank you for hosting us
jay and the cohost were very helpful and provided immediate response when we reached out to them
he and his wife are great hosts very friendly
Location:
the location was in a safe neighborhood
perfect location to get around san diego area
the location is great because it’s not far from an abundance of restaurants and activities
easy check in great location overall great stay :)
wifi is fast too location: great suburb location close to freeways
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6. Cute casita in downtown Carlsbad (from USD 91)

This cute and cozy casita is close to Carlsbad. It has just about everything that you need for that dream California holiday. It is just a short walk from the beach, and the host even provides you with beach chairs. The house comes with a private yard where you can spend time resting and relaxing. The house, which sleeps three, also has a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

The Casita at Downtown Carlsbad
Carlsbad, California, United States
5 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
sabine was a very responsive host in general
sabine was a great host sing this was a very cute casita
Location:
very small but in good shape and great location would definitely recommend
sabine's place is a great place to stay if you want to go to the beach
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7. Beach house with resort-like amenities (from USD 126)

This property is more than your usual tiny house. It isn’t just located just a few steps from the beach but also loaded with amenities. Apart from the usual kitchenette and bathroom, it also comes with a hot tub, a barbecue grill, and even beach equipment such as surfboards, boogie boards, and beach cruiser bikes. If you’re traveling with small children, be sure to ask the host for babysitter recommendations. A travel crib may also be provided if needed.

Beach Guest House + Bikes, Jacuzzi & Parking!
San Diego, California, United States
383 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were so comfortable and i stayed cozy at night with the heater on
the hide-a-bed was super comfy too
negatives-shower super small (i am a big guy)jacuzzi was meh
Cleanliness:
very clean and organized
the house was very clean and comfortable
it is clean and cozy and the area is very nice
great hosts the place is clean and just as advertised
otherwise it is very clean and the room has a lot of nice personal touches
Host:
hosts were pleasant and informative
hosts were super nice and helpful
hosts are amazing and very helpful
the hosts were very accessible kind and thoughtful
they were extremely responsive and provided us with everything we needed
Location:
great location - close to everything you need
great location too :)
great location and a very convenient guest house
perfect location super cute and the induction stove was a bonus
i also loved the location and being just a short walk away from the beach
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8. Modern rental in a beautiful ranch setting (from USD 139)

Want to feel as though you’re staying in the countryside? Look no further than this rental. Able to accommodate up to four guests, this rental sits right on a farm. Animal lovers can have the opportunity to bond with four cute dogs and meet other adorable animals such as pigs, horses, chickens, and tortoises. Dogs can also be brought here for a fee. Besides the countryside vibe, the house is also just a short distance from the beach and across from Guajome Regional Park.

Modern Farm House Retreat Near The Lake
Oceanside, California, United States
141 reviews
Tiny house 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would've been five stars if the tv and wifi worked better
the backyard/patio was a lovely cozy sanctuary with the relaxing scent of lavender and rosemary
it has all the amenities needed and the bed was nice and comfy
we appreciated that the ac was on and fans blowing on the hot day we arrived
comfortable bed and pillows nice ac cute private patio and friendly owners
Cleanliness:
it is clean quiet and cozy
place was very clean and detailed when we arrived
my boyfriend dog and i had a lovely time sparkling clean and very comfortable
it was clean comfortable and decorated really well
the tiny house was great clean and stylish
Host:
the host was sweet and easy to chat with
the host was also very nice and answer so quickly
the perfect host couldn’t have asked for a better one
danielle is a wonderful host and her farm is a little slice of heaven
the dogs will bark at first but are very sweet and friendly
Location:
beautiful location near guajome park
great spot peaceful yet close to everything
great park next door
location was great had a great park across the street and not too far from the beach
awesome place located on a farm with animals walking around (so awesome being away from the city life )
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9. Modern tiny home near downtown San Diego (from USD 70)

This rental has proven that great things come in small packages. The space is just right for one person and a pet. Even so, it comes with its own kitchen and there’s even a dedicated workspace. Right outside the house is an outdoor seating area where you can kick back and relax, or even have fun using the grill. The property is also in a fantastic location, being just a short distance from the beach and the downtown area of San Diego.

Entire Modern Tiny Home • Minutes from Downtown
Vista, California, United States
16 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfy the ac/heater worked great
Host:
awesome hosts and stay
the hosts were kind responsive and great communicators
the home was cute and daniel was very responsive and accommodating
great hosts and a wonderful space with attention to every detail
these features made it absolutely evident that the hosts genuinely care about guests’ privacy safety and personal convenience
Location:
easy acess and just nearby to the places she was going in oceanside
this tiny house was a great place to stay in socal
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10. Tiny tree house for two (from USD 75)

Relive your childhood when you stay at this rental. Even though its structure is a treehouse, it’s not really connected to a tree. Sitting beside a huge tree, this rental has wooden interiors that give off that laid-back, woodsy vibe. The property is furnished with the basics and located just a short driving distance from San Diego’s downtown area.

How about a Treehouse?
San Diego, California, United States
245 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved reading my book and working on my online course in the beautiful mosaic table under the tree
great bathroom space with quality products (toothbrush dove shampoo/conditioner & body wash) for forgetful travelers =)
nice and cozy good value bring your own coffee
we appreciated the wonderful little touches such as dishes an ironing board an folding chairs
would def come back just for the cool cozy vibes
Cleanliness:
great room very clean and tidy
very clean with everything you need
it was very clean and the backyard area was nice and quiet
the shower though was sparkling white and clean and hot with great water pressure
other than that it was clean cute and comfortable
Host:
super friendly hosts as well
the hosts are very nice and communicative
jen and vlad were very welcoming and helpful
check in process was super easy and two friendly dogs greeted me at the gate
the treehouse was great jen and vlad are amazing hosts and are extremely nice and communicative
Location:
great location right in north park
a very unique and cute place to stay
beautiful place in the heart of san diego
such a cute place we wish we had more time to just spend relaxing in the beautiful backyard area
this place is absolutely beautiful so cute and comfortable
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Enjoy your time in Encinitas

With its sand, sea, and surf, it’s easy to see why tourists flock to Encinitas every year. Even a fantastic holiday in sunny California can be spoiled with uncomfortable accommodations. To avoid that issue, consider booking one of these Airbnb rentals so you can focus on having a good time in this surf town instead.

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