Inn at Moonlight Beach

San Diego's Pacific Coast Bed & Breakfast Inn

Walk one of the many Encinitas beaches when staying at the Inn Moonlight Beach

Welcome to the Inn at Moonlight Beach!


I'm your hostess, Mitra Sohrabi. My husband, Mac Sohrabi and I moved to the San Diego area in 1997 and have enjoyed living in beach-side Encinitas since 2002. Mac grows avacodos on a ranch in nearby Escondido, and we purchased this Inn (formerly owned by Ann Dunham and Terry Hunefeld) in January of 2013. We are originally from Iran and have lived in the United States since 1988.

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.

~ Mitra (760) 944-0318

Mitra Sohrabi
Mitra Sohrabi, your hostess at the
Inn at Moonlight Beach

Trains, Views and Ocean Breezes...

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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: Since living near Downtown Encinitas, we 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: Mitra Sohrabi & Mac Sohrabi

Mitra and Mac Sohrabi moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan to North County San Diego, California in 1997. They have a son and daughter, Nima (graduate of UC Berkeley) and Nina (graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, now attending University of Michigan).

Mitra and Mac enjoy travel. When they're away, one of our good friends, Helen Scholnick or Greg Hollander, live in the owner's quarters and will make your stay enjoyable.

We think you will like it here. - Mitra & Helen
"We think you will like it here." - Mitra & Helen

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 Beach

105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, California 92024

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