10 Vacation Rentals In Encinitas, California - Updated 2021

vacation rentals in encinitas ca

Located in northern San Diego County in the Southern part of California, the sunny city of Encinitas is undoubtedly one of the world’s best surfer towns. This laid-back beach city is renowned for its vast and meandering sand stretches in the sparkling Pacific beachfront, and is also home to some of the most serene parklands and botanical gardens. Encinitas is a delight to adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers where you can enjoy both the beauty and excitement that nature has to offer for a chilled-out stay with your family and friends. Read on to discover the best vacation rentals in Encinitas, California, USA fitting your criteria.

1. Lovely carriage house for a couple (from USD 248)

This one-bedroom isolated casita is as spacious as it is stylish. There’s room for up to two guests in this apartment and is, therefore, best suited for a couple who would like to spend some quiet time together. Within the studio, you have a spacious kitchen that has a microwave, a washing machine, fridge, coffee maker and a dishwasher. It is a really pleasant accommodation and the hosts are very helpful too. It features one cozy bedroom, flat-screen cable TV, wireless internet access, swimming pool and a big outdoor patio overlooking the beautiful garden and tennis court. The classic white walls and tasteful French decor add up to create a feeling of calm throughout the home.

Dive into the Pool of this Secluded Casita in Encinitas
Encinitas, California, United States
291 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cooking amenities comfortable bed attractive furnishings and two gas fireplaces
the pool is fantastic equipped with a diving board we cooked both nights the grill is fantastic
the place was comfortable with 2 fireplaces and a window air conditioner
comfy bed great amenities
it was nicely decorated had all the amenities and swimming pool and tennis court
the place is clean and aesthetically pleasing
place is so clean
it is clean very stylish roomy and so warm and inviting
the apartment was stylish and very clean
clean and comfortable it was a nice escape to unplug and decompress
the host was very friend and available to answer questions
molly was a wonderful host and was quick to respond with any questions we had
molly’s is a wonderful host
great space and host we really enjoyed our trip
very sweet host and absolutely beautiful place
it is a great location
a beautiful secluded location but so close to an incredible variety of restaurants markets and stores
beautiful property in sweet encinitas location
this venue is truly a 5-star location
it was just the perfect place to get away to
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2. Charming accommodation for a group of five (from USD 295)

If you’re traveling as a family, this is a perfect rental for you. There’s room for up to five guests, with a double bed in each of the two bedrooms, and a sofa in the living room. The house even has a pool, separate dining area, a huge patio and is fully fenced. It provides for amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen cable TV in each room, free WiFi, washer and dryer and a private balcony. The house is conveniently located in an easy-going residential neighborhood and grocery stores, cafes and street surf shops are within walking distance. You can prepare your meals and enjoy them at the outdoor picnic table overlooking the beautiful garden or choose to have a mini-barbecue party in the backyard. Pets are not allowed at the premises.

Encinitas Mod Sea Glass fabulous deck massive yard sunsets galore and pet-friendly
Encinitas, California, United States
115 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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Amenities & Room:
the toilet clogs easily
this is a comfortable place with a pretty amazing yard and nice view
the backyard is perfect for relaxing and eating breakfast
the beds are amazing and washer and dryer works great
the king bed was also extra comfortable
it was very clean
the house was clean bright and vibrant
the space was clean and had everything we needed
it was extremely clean and i loved the decoration
quiet clean well-run space? check
owner was very attentive and responsive
brenda is a great host
brenda was a fantastic host
i can only recommend this host and this place
brenda and her crew are super efficient and responsive to all your questions and needs
very very cute spot with good location
location is ideal you can reach everything with a short walk
on the positive side it's close to the beach and stores
loved this house and the location was perfect
brenda's place is a great location for walking to the beach restaurants and stores
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3. Modern rental with a private patio (from USD 125)

This pleasant craftsman studio offers a bedroom with a bathroom and a spacious living room. The rental is just a mile (1.6 km) away from the popular Swami’s beach and is best suited for singles, couples or couples with a small child. The studio is small but features vaulted wood ceilings and a huge skylight that offers lots of natural light and promotes that laid back relaxation you are looking for when you visit this part of California. The kitchen provides access to a fridge, a four-burner gas stove, microwave and cabinets that are stocked with coffee, tea, and useful spices. You also have shared access to the private entrance and ample parking space. Additional amenities include internet access, cable TV, private patio, beach towels, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella. If after your day at the beach, you feel washed out, you can cook up a yummy meal with organic produce sourced from nearby farmers markets or go to one of the many great local restaurants in the vicinity.

Soothing Surf Studio in Encinitas
Encinitas, California, United States
203 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch and bedding is awesome
the wifi is super fast & reliable - and easy to connect
the bed was very comfortable and there was a heater for the cooler nights
we really appreciated the beach towels parasol and super light aluminum deck chairs provided with the apartment
the sheets were outstanding on the cool nights which made for a very comfortable sleeping arrangement
very clean as pictured quiet and easy
their linens were soft and clean (love the plush comforter and duvet cover ) and the bathroom was spotless
beautiful clean and sweet
quite clean and a great place to stay in encinitas
it was quiet clean and relaxing
whitney and johnny were amazing hosts
whitney and johnny were very welcoming and relaxed hosts
hosts were helpful and accommodating & communications were simple & quick
they were kind accommodating and quick to respond to our questions
the hosts themselves are super friendly and welcoming
super cute and cozy bungalow location is really close to the beach shopping and dining
perfect location to explore the area
quaint and cute place
great place with an amazing location super close to the beach
a wonderful place in encinitas walking distance to beach and downtown
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4. Romantic holiday for a couple (from USD 150)

Located beautifully in the lap of nature, this romantic casita is conveniently located from downtown Encinitas, Moonlight Beach, and train station. It features one bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom and a modern kitchenette linked to an open-plan living room. Other amenities like cable TV, washer, dryer, air conditioning, hot tub, outside barbecue, and free parking are provided for your comfort. Sheets, towels and ironing facility is provided to each guest. After a tiring day of enjoying the various water activities on the beach, indulge in the diverse restaurants, cafes and street shops in the vicinity. Bicycles are available for cruising Encinitas.

Charming Casita in Sleepy Beach Community
129 reviews
bungalow 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
The property is beautiful and you have your own little apartment
this charming casita was close to everything we like to do in town
Lovely casita close to all that you will need to have a great time in Encinitas
Eric was a great host
Eric was a great host
Eric was a wonderful host and very responsive to any request
Hank was also very friendly and came to visit us every morning giving us our daily loving
You don't often find a beach rental this reasonable and so well appointed
The location is close to great restaurants and the Lazy Acres Natural Food Market
It's tucked away on a quiet street but
just minutes from the beach and all the local spots in Encinitas
Enjoyed another beautiful and peaceful stay at the casita
My daughter and I stayed The Casita this past weekend and we loved everything about it
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5. Comfortable house for two adults (from USD 175)

Enjoy this beautiful cozy house that offers a private bedroom with a bathroom and a spacious balcony. The nearest beach is just two blocks away perfect for you to take a leisure stroll on the sandy beach or play a game of volleyball, while old-town Encinitas with nice eateries and shopping options is only four blocks away. Amenities include free WiFi, cable TV that allows you to stream most Netflix movies directly at no additional charge, well-equipped kitchen, beach towels for shower, air conditioning, a washer, and large dedicated parking space. Awake yourself to a beautiful sunrise or sip your cappuccino in the landscaped private backyard. If you have a small- or mid-size dog, you are more than welcome to bring him along. Children are not allowed without prior approval at the premises.

2-blocks to Moonlight Beach, Private Yard, AC, bikes, Over 150 5-star reveiws
200 reviews
bungalow 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of room for the three of us
Booked this location as part of a short trip out of town for a little R&R The accommodations and town of Encinitas exceeded our expectations
By far the cleanest and nicest VRBO/AirB&B we have ever stayed at Private enclosed yard great for our little dog; plenty of closet and dresser space; parking at the unit; new and modern kitchen & ...
We LOVED the beach cruisers and had a great time riding to the fantastic coffee shops in town and down to the beach Warren and Meryl - the owners - were wonderful gracious and accomodating -- I ...
I suggest borrowing/renting bikes to ride up and down the various scenic lookouts
The place was immaculately clean
Warren was most helpful with everything
Warren was a great host
Warren & Meryl are wonderful
They provided helpful relevant information about places to eat the ocean tides for running on the beach
The property and the area totally met our expectations
The beach is only two blocks away and several restaurants were within a 10 minute walk
The PERFECT location if you want easy access to the beach and the Encinitas and Leucadia shops and restaurants
the short 45 min Coaster (also scenic) train ride up to Encinitas
Location was amazing with our own little yard and just a couple blocks from moonlight beach and walking distance to downtown
The location is very nice
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6. Converted garage studio close to the beach (from USD 78)

Feel at home in this modern cozy country studio that offers a bedroom with a bathroom. Amenities include free WiFI access, well-equipped kitchenette, towels for shower, bed sheets, washer, a flat-screen TV and a small living area. The nearest beach is just a mile away perfect for you to take a leisure stroll on its sandy terrain or enjoy a quick little surf. The hosts are good people and can give you any suggestions for places to visit during your stay. You can also play with the host’s family-friendly dog. It is conveniently located a short walk from the beach as well as nearby restaurants, small street shops, art galleries, yoga studios, and brewpubs.

Cardiff surfers retreat near Swamis
Encinitas, California, United States
111 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are a lot of extra amenities very comfortable bed and plenty of street parking
it is spacious modern light and comfortable
there were snacks left for us extra blankets a fan clean towels and linens
positives: the space itself is like a studio apartment in a converted garage
the bed was cozy and the bathroom was a good size for a studio
impeccably clean and set
very clean as well
overall it was clean and tidy
it was clean and super cute
steve and amanda do an amazing job at keeping their rental clean and tidy
hosts are very nice and accommodating
hosts were friendly and the place itself was great
great place to stay hosts were great
the hosts were incredibly nice and friendly as well
it’s connected to the host’s home but it felt super private
a perfectly sized and comfortable place near the beach
the location was easy to find and very centrally located
good place and perfect location
the location is very easy to access
the location is wonderful and the neighborhood is quiet
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7. Lovely little cottage for a couple (from USD 128)

If you’re traveling with your loved one, this is the place for you! The cottage has one private bedroom, with a spacious living room opening into the kitchen. The recently finished rental is a short walk to Swami’s beach and also to shops, art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and gourmet cafes in downtown Encinitas. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and basic cooking and dining supplies. There is also a private outdoor area for a quick retreat or to read, eat and soak up in the sun. The host also provides bikes, beach chairs, beach towels and beach mats for the guests to use. Children are not allowed at the premises.

Encinitas Cottage - Eco-friendly 1 Bed/1 Bath, Kitchen/Laundry, Walk to Beach
91 reviews
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable
super clean and everything you need
property was clean quiet and comfortable
the property is very nice modern and clean
this is a gem bright spacious spotlessly clean and very well appointed
steve and brenda are lovely hosts
steve and brenda were perfect hosts
great location brenda was a wonderful host and went above and beyond to make our stay memmorable
steve & brenda made my stay enjoyable and they were very helpful
brenda and steve are friendly and helpful without ever being intrusive
the location is great - just a short walk to swami’s and downtown encinitas
very quiet location great for sleeping
great location; walk to the beach and downtown encinitas
very clean easy access to property and perfect location for anyone visiting the area
we enjoyed our walks to swami's and encinitas revising places we knew and loved in the 70"s
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8. Private studio on the ground floor

This cozy little studio is situated in the heart of Encinitas and features a bedroom with a bathroom which can sleep up to three guests at a time. It boasts a shared swimming pool, a mini-barbecue and a hammock in the beautiful private garden. You will also find amenities such as beach towels, bed sheets, cable TV, DVD player and a washer at your disposal. Apart from that, you can use the well-equipped kitchenette with a coffeemaker, a microwave, a fridge, and a dishwasher. Patrons are required to book for a minimum of three nights.

45% off stays longer than 30 days for the next two months !
54 reviews
studio 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It was quiet and secluded enough that we felt like we had plenty of privacy
a mini fridge & microwave Bed was comfy
well equipped kitchen and large functional bathroom
but the portable heater and cozy blankets in the studio kept us toasty warm
Really enjoyed the outdoor space
Your property was clean and close to everything we needed
It was clean and the owners were great to work with
When the sun is shining and you can sit outside and enjoy the wildlife
and I can't wait to get back
The property is neat and well maintained
Everyone I met was friendly and welcoming
Great accommodations and weather Lovely hosts
Such an amazing property with even more amazing people
Lisa and Greg could not be more helpful and accommodating
The owners were so kind and quick to help out and make sure we were satisfied with every aspect of our stay
location is close to Encinitas village
It was quick and easy to get anywhere
It was just perfect for me and my girlfriend to get away and soak in some sun in California
The location was very close to the beach and many stores
you can reach many of the best beaches in central and northern San Diego county within 10 to 15 minutes All in all a very pleasant stay
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9. Cozy condo away from the beach

Best recommended for a family of four, this accommodation comes with a bedroom which has a private bathroom and a comfortable queen-size bed. The living room has a pull-out bed so each of the four guests can have a place to rest. The serene green walls and chic wooden furniture are welcoming enough to give this place a chance. The Moonlight beach is within walking distance and you can enjoy various water activities like diving, jet skiing, and sailing or indulge in a yoga session, sunbathe and build sandcastles. In the house, you will have access to the dining room, free WiFi, and a kitchen which provides for major appliances like a fridge, a stove, a microwave, coffeemaker, blender, and toaster, to make your stay as comfortable as possible. After spending the day at the beach, watch a movie on the flat-screen TV or watch your favorite shows on Netflix, soak up some sunshine in the private backyard or unwind by playing with the host’s dogs.

Festive, dog-friendly condo just steps from Moonlight Beach
86 reviews
bungalow 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Artistic casita in a countryside landscape

This modern and functional accommodation is ideal for nature lovers. Situated close to many hiking trails in the heart of California, the rental overlooks a beautiful canyon meadow where you can spot quail, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. The custom built house has a bedroom with a bathroom which can sleep up to three guests and also boasts a living room, a beautiful private garden with a beautiful pond and a waterfall. You will also find several secluded areas for peaceful relaxation. Amenities such as cable TV, washer, free WiFi, heating, parking facility and well-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave, oven, toaster and a dishwasher are at your disposal. Watch the quiet picturesque sunrise from your private balcony or dine watching hot air balloons in the evening.

Custom Estate Casita at the Beach
1243 Crest Dr
cottage 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Make the most of this relaxing vacation

Encinitas has a lot more to offer than just surfing at its sprawling pristine beaches. The city’s eclectic downtown offers a rich cultural heritage, top surf shops, coffeehouses, and record stores. It is one of those places you can count on for a relaxing and rewarding time with your family. Experience the classic Southern California beach lifestyle with a trip to this beach city!

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