Bright and airy retreat in the Mendocino community of Encinitas Ranch! This light-filled home is nestled in the heart of the Mendocino neighborhood, boasting a prime location and one of the largest yards in the community. This home is located on a tree-lined street with no through traffic. The floor plan features vaulted ceilings and a spacious living room, ideal for entertaining. The heart of the home is its fireplace family room and open-concept, upgraded kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances, a central hub which flows effortlessly through sliding glass doors to the backyard paver patio and extensive lawn. The peaceful backyard features mature trees creating privacy and an ideal space for indoor/outdoor living. Perfect for remote or hybrid work schedules, an adjoining downstairs office with full en-suite bath easily doubles as an additional bedroom or nursery. Upstairs, a full hall bathroom caters to two secondary bedrooms, each offering generous storage with one with a walk-in closet. The primary suite features a large bedroom with serene treetop views, a walk-in closet with built-in organizers, and a double sink vanity, soaking tub and separate shower. Central A/C will keep you cool all Summer long and is not standard in the homes in the community. A two-car attached garage facilitates even easier access to all the nearby amenities, including the idyllic Moonlight Beach, highly-ranked San Dieguito Unified schools, Encinitas Ranch Town Center, golf courses, trails, and so much more. This stunning home only awaits its new owners!