Between the Pacific Coast Highway and Stone Steps beach, Encinitas and Leucadia, walking distance to restaurants ranging from taqueria's to formal dining and everything in between, and a 10 minute walk to the beach, a cute solar-powered cottage where life is relaxed.
Although the cottage is small, it's heart is big - living in Encinitas is all about the outdoors and the beach. There are outside tables in the front patio hidden behind cactus, birds of paradise, tangerines palms and native plants. Stone Steps beach is 500 steps away, somewhat hidden from the masses, with very limited parking, it draws principally from those living close enough to walk. Moonlight beach is almost as close if you prefer a more crowded scene.
The house is yours to enjoy, but don't miss the beach and the many great local restaurants.
Since powered by solar, I switched out the natural gas water heater for an electrical "air source heat pump" water heater. It is 3x as "efficient" as a standard electrical water heater, extracting 3 units of heat from the air for every one unit of electricity. It cools the air, which in the summer cools the house as a bonus. When it is operating you hear the sound of the air being "pumped", so don't be surprised after you take a hot shower. You can quiet it by switching the mode (which will increase electricity use), or you could switch to vacation mode until you leave the house (switching it back to hybrid or heat pump so it will heat while your gone).
If you tire of relaxing at home or playing on the beach, there's a great YMCA nearby, and the San Diego Botanical Garden, and Cottonwood Creek Park for hiking nearby, and San Elijo Lagoon. Farther afield is the Wild Animal Park near Escondido, and Lake Cuyamaca, Julian and Palomar Mountain.
Trash cans can be put on the street after sunset on Thursday, and must be taken in prior to Midnight on Friday. Trash and refuse shall not be left or stored within public view except for those times. Do not put trash out except in the approved receptacles. Store any excess in plastic bags to be put in the trash cans after they are emptied.
Please, only one car.
I design solar energy systems, and teach solar to dis-advantaged youth. My on-site manager lives a few houses away, and is available if needed.