Lovey studio above garage
Hubby and I stayed here for 4 nights and loved it! Location: It is in a quiet neighborhood, on the border of Carlsbad and Encinitas, walking distance to S. Ponto Beach and only 15 minutes drive to the other more popular beaches and various towns. Access to I-5 as well as the 101 and Vulcan Ave were very convenient to access other towns along the coast (Cardiff by the Sea, Oceanside, etc) and we used each depending on time of day, with minimal traffic issues. Studio: spacious feel for a studio apartment, "beachy" theme to the room and immaculate; loads of closet space but no dresser so we just stacked our things on the tops of the closet shelves; kitchen area has a small fridge and while there is no stove/oven, there is a plug-in counter top burner and pots available if interested in cooking a one dish meal; there were plenty of dishes for the two of us. The bed was very comfortable and had quality linens, as were the towels. Nice to have both beach and regular towels for use as well. There were boogie boards, beach chairs and an umbrella for use as well. I liked that there were lots of little touches like a carton of cream for the coffee in the fridge, a vase for our flowers from the farmers market, popcorn, spices, a variety of teas, coffee and hot cocoa- that sort of thing. The Wi-fi is lightening fast and we enjoyed Netflix to wind down the day. You can't see the beach from the apartment but we enjoyed the sunset every night from room when we didn't walk over to the beach to see it instead. Hosts: Laura is the kind of person you dream of having as a neighbor, and so were her neighbors! Every interaction we had before arrival was timely and helpful, and then when we got there she made us feel welcome in so many ways, and responded immediately to any of our questions/needs. I honestly just enjoyed chatting with her.... like a friend away from home. Their home and yard are gorgeous, and when you walk into the courtyard you are greeted with a lovely fountain, and if you are lucky, by a sweet little pup who loves to have her belly rubbed. I would come back here in a heartbeat. We stayed in 3 different places on this last trip- here in Encinitas, Rancho Bernado Inn, and another VRBO in Temecula and this was hands down our favorite

April 2017
Beach Guesthouse Available for Weekly/nightly Rental
Beach Guesthouse Available for Weekly/nightly Rental
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