Welcome to the Inn at Moonlight Beach!
I'm your hostess, Ann Dunham. My husband, Terry Hunefeld and I moved to this quiet beach town from Grand Rapids, Michigan (home of Gerald Ford and Amway) in 1998. Terry retired from his CEO position in 2007, and we purchased this Inn (formerly the SeaBreeze Inn) in April of 2008. We spent a year renovating it and welcome you to our quiet home in paradise.
Our rates: Guests often ask why - for so lovely an Inn so near the beach - our rates are so much lower than others. We prefer to offer reasonable prices and meet lots of great folks from around the world. We do offer some discounts.
Gift Certificates: A gift certificate to a night's stay at the Inn is the perfect gift for a loved one or that "hard to buy for" relative. In $100, $150 or $200 denominations - or call us for a custom order. Click here to be taken directly to the Gift Certificate screen.
~ Ann (760) 944-0318
Ann P. Dunham, your hostess at the
Inn at Moonlight Beach
Trains, Views and Ocean Breezes...
"PEEK-A-BOO" OCEAN VIEWS
We're perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 2 blocks from
Moonlight Beach. You can smell, feel and often hear the distant pounding surf of
the ocean from your room, especially at night if you leave your window cracked
open - but as you can see from the map, we're 3
blocks from the water's edge. The very best ocean views are from the Penthouse's private deck, offering a commmanding
panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean's horizon; you can even see the curvature of
the earth. No San Diego Bed and Breakfast is closer to the ocean than our Inn.
All of our main floor rooms and suites (Moonglow, SeaBreeze and Beach) have "peek-a-boo" views of the ocean between palm trees, landscaping and buildings. Many of our guests enjoy sitting on our front porch for sunsets with a glass of wine; others enjoy relaxing near our meditative waterfall. Still others enjoy a walk on the beach at sunset... after all, it's only a 4 minute walk to the beach.
SEA BREEZE AIR CONDITIONING: We have lived in Encinitas since 1998 and have never wanted air conditioning because of the usual pleasant sea breezes. Our owners quarters are upstairs and absorb the full brunt of the sun; on warm days our quarters are warmer than our shady suites. We enjoy having our windows open and being cooled by the fresh sea breezes 350 days a year (15 days a year during the warm "Santa Anna Winds" in August - October, outdoor temperatures can approach 80 degrees. Electric fans are provided in each room. If you prefer air conditioning, we recommend the Holiday Inn Express, Econolodge, or Days Inn for about the same price.
TRAINS: We are situated across Vulcan Ave from the Amtrak and Coaster lines (see the map). From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. we have commuter trains pass by every hour. After the commuter trains complete their day, a few freights rumble by on weeknights. Traffic is much reduced on weekends. We live here full time and rather enjoy the spectacle of the raw power of these trains and consider them a part of the landscape and living near the coast.
AMTRAK: The Amtrak commuter trains do not stop at Encinitas station and sail past us and through the station at 60 mph. If the engineer sees someone too close to the tracks, he will sound the train whistle, sometimes right in front of our Inn. The closer the violater to the tracks, the louder the whistle. The loudest whistles are usually during the day when surfers take shortcuts across the tracks with their surfboards and gear. We notice the trains and their whistles the same way we noticed the roar of the surf when we lived at our San Diego Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast on the bluff -- it's part of the background of living near the beach in a small town in California. Please be apprised of the trains and their whistles - you will hear them anywhere near the coast in San Diego and Orange County.
BEACH AND TRAIN VIDEO: The beach and trains are both featured in a 2-minute video on the Mike's Road Trips website: Inn At Moonlight Beach.
DRINKING WATER: Our tap water is fine for drinking, but you may prefer bottled water. You will find two complimentary 16-ounce bottles of drinking water in your refrigerator at check-in. Additional bottled water is available for purchase for $1.00 per bottle.
DISCOUNTS: Just like airlines discount unsold seats shortly before the flight, we waive single-night-stay fees and even allow single-night stays on the weekend for the upcoming week. Discount details.
Your Hosts: Ann Dunham & Terry Hunefeld
Terry Hunefeld and Ann Dunham moved from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Encinitas,
California in 1998. They have 2 daughters, MaryCatherine (graduate of Marquette
University in Milwaukee, now working for a real estate property management firm in Chicago) and Patrice (graduate of Regis University in Denver, working at The Lasik Center in San Diego).
Ann and Terry enjoy travel. When they're away, their good friend and inn manager, Greg Hollander, lives in the owner's quarters and will make your stay enjoyable.
~ Ann ~
While living on a bluff above the ocean, Ann started the San
Diego Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast when her daughters went away to
Ann is a member of, and served for five years as president of, the Seacoast Preservation Association and is very active in the preservation of our most valuable asset in Encinitas, our beaches. After preparing breakfast each morning for our guests, Ann enjoys taking her little dog Max, a Bichon Frise, for a long walk through downtown, to the beach and through the neighborhoods.
Ann's dog, Max
~ Terry ~
Terry serves as the coordinator/compiler for the annual Oceanside
Audubon Christmas Bird Count and is the administrator for Buena Vista
Audubon Society's SoCal Pelagic Birding
website, specializing in chartering boats into the Pacific Ocean to observe
Inn At Moonlight Beach was rated more intimate than La Jolla hotels, more quiet than Solana Beach hotels, and more romantic than Del Mar Bed and Breakfasts! Read what our guests have written while staying at our romantic San Diego Beach Bed & Breakfast. Here's a peek at actual Journal Comments. You can read more in our guest book in your suite.
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Inn at Moonlight Beach105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, California 92024
Telephone (760) 561-1755
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