GORGEOUS CARDIFF HOME, PRIVATE, OCEAN VIEWS, + AMAZING BACKYARD

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Ryan Danz

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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GORGEOUS CARDIFF HOME, PRIVATE, OCEAN VIEWS, + AMAZING BACKYARD

Cardiff by the Sea House Rental Photos and Description

3BR; 3Bath; Ocean Views; Beautifully designed & decorated

Most important for any home rental is the reviews. We are honored and pleased to show that our reviews are ALL 5 star. Most folks have stated the pictures do not the home justice. We think you'll feel the same.

This is a fabulous home perfectly suited if you're looking to escape to the hidden coastal gem of Cardiff by the Sea. With breathtaking OCEAN VIEWS, an amazing outdoor space for entertaining complete with gas BBQ island, outdoor fireplace and seating, and luxurious Jaccuzzi hot tub this home is perfect for you.

Before I go further about the home's description, I wanted to address one of the most repeated questions that most out of towners seem to ask -- 'Are you walking distance to the beach?'

Here's what I tell folks from out of the area inquiring about walking to the beach... Simply, 'dont.' And here's why: In addition to Cardiff being somewhat of a charming coastal town, it is on a hill. Hills, are generally easy to walk down, but the homes that are 'walking distance to the beach' are a steep walk back up.

More importantly (and in my opin.) is that there's 2 'danger' issues w/ walking -- 1) you have to cross over railroad tracks (along the pacific coast highway) so with pets or children or grandma/grandpa, it might be a bit leery/worrisome. More than that, the Pacific Coast Hwy is a fast paced highway where cars can travel 40-50mph - that too can be troubling for a group made up of little people, furry people and older people. And finally, regardless of where you stay, lugging coolers and blankets and towels and umbrellas, etc is a hassle especially in the warm summer months. Thus, better to drive and park in a dedicated lot and save the hassle of the above.

All that being said, this home is just 1 mile from beach. It's literally a right turn, a stop sign and 2 stop lights down the hill.

The other nuance to being 'closer' to the beach is the homes are 'stacked' - where there's a) no yard and b) your neighbors home is literally less than 4-6' away from yours. It can feel a bit claustrophobic. The trade off however, is generally white water ocean views. In addition, the homes close to the beach are on streets that are more narrow (no true sidewalk) and thus at night walking can be dangerous as many are very poorly lit, in addition to being on a steep grade. Compare w/ the neighborhood where this home is located, the streets are well lit, have dedicated sidewalks on both sides and are 'flat'.

Back to the description. This home features an authentic Spanish stucco exterior (Santa Barbara finish) and Mediterranean tiled roof and all of the contemporary and modern furnishings inside for you to help you 'get away from it all'. In short, this home is fully loaded.

With magnificent views of the Pacific from the master bedroom, you are less than a mile away from the best beaches San Diego has to offer ... Cardiff Reef, Georges, Swamis and Pipes (to name just a few)...

This home has a full kitchen with all the amenities, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher) gas cook top, oven and even a stainless steel pot filler. The cupboards are stocked with the highest end dishware (Denby) and stemware (Villaroy & Bach) and feature down-lighting. Additionally all necessary cooking and eating utensils and dishware are provided.

The living room features a 58' Samsung 3DHDTV (4 glasses) with surround sound, Samsung BluRay DVD, AT&T U-verse with complete movie and sport channel packages, Nintendo Wii and couch seating for 4. The Logitech Harmony Touch remote is your all-in-one remote that powers the entire unit. A user guide is available for those unfamiliar with this state of the art remote system.

With recessed lighting and hardwood floors throughout, upgraded bathrooms, classic furniture and collectors pieces, in addition to one of the best backyards for entertaining in the entire area this home is complete from inside out.

While the inside of the home is wonderfully appointed, the backyard is this property's featured attraction according to past guests. As mentioned above, couch and lounge chair seating, dedicated teak outdoor dining table, natural gas fireplace, jacuzzi (maintained professionally on a weekly basis) and a natural gas bbq island make the backyard a truly exception extension of this home. A large modern umbrella provides shade during warm sunny days, and a trellis offers the same above the dining area. Two chaise lounge chairs are shaded by the overhang of the master bedroom deck, but there's plenty of room to move them into direct sunlight.

From the master suite enjoy sunset and ocean views. The master bedroom also has his/her bathroom sinks, double shower heads in a recently remodeled bathroom, bathtub and 32' HD TV with AT&T U-verse and full movie channels. The king size bed is situated so you can wake up with views of the ocean. There is an industrial clothes rack and a chest of drawers for your clothing storage. Finally, enjoy evenings on the private deck off the master with spectacular ocean and sunset views. Recently updated with tumbled travertine tile and a hardwood pub table with pub chairs for two, your evenings will be complete while sipping wine or coffee while taking in the amazing San Diego sunsets.

The 2BR features a queen size bed, 32' flat screen HDTV and wireless cable box and has its own private bathroom with pedestal sink, tiled shower and toilet. There's also ample closet space with shelving and hanging space.

The 3BR doubles as an office with fully remodeled floors, paint and furniture including a replica Charles Eames chair and ottoman. This room has a full size platform bed.

This location is a dream, just east of the freeway (I-5) you are within 3 minutes (less than 1 mile drive) to local parks and beaches and some of the best north county coastal shopping, restaurants, lounges, and surfing the area has to offer. Also world class golf awaits at the infamous Torrey Pines resort. For most families world famous Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Legoland and Seaworld are all a short drive away. In fact, Disneyland too is just an hour away! If it's an adult getaway then venture to Temecula wine country and check out the best wine region in southern California. Indian casinos are abound in San Diego. For the outdoor types hike Torrey Pines state park, or run/bike the coastline, bird watch at the local lagoons, or get ripped at one of the many crossfit, pilates, or yoga studios.

Take a two minute drive to the famous Cardiff Reef surf spot and gorgeous crystal blue beaches. Relax after a day at the beach in the outdoor spa that seats up to 8 people or warm yourselves next to the outdoor (natural gas) fireplace. At night enjoy wonderful restaurants and night life in Cardiff or nearby Encinitas. Great markets and small beach cafes in nearby town to enjoy.

The home has password protected high speed WiFi.

The home has touch heating system.

The home has an alarm system.

All linens and towels provided. Back ups provided as well.

FOR GUESTS STAYING 7 NIGHTS OR LONGER: The home has brand new LG washer & dryers in the garage. The garage has space for 1 car. You will have access to both the garage and the washer/dryer.

Minimum stay: 3 days

We require that at least 1 adult over the age of 25 required to be renting/staying at property during rental period.

Upon booking, you will be provided with local information and the property manager will be available for in depth discussion regarding the lay of the land and the home.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Ryan Danz

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This home's owner has lived in the San Diego area for more than 13 years, having attended graduate school in downtown SD. Having moved to Cardiff in 2003 where he first rented a beach bungalow and knew then he'd never leave. In his personal time he enjoys surfing local beaches and getting as much exercise outdoors as possible. He also was a recent finalist on the Emmy award winning show The Amazing Race (season 21) and continues world adventures in his free time.

Ryan Danz purchased this house in 2005

As you will find the beach enclave of Cardiff is unlike most other towns you will come across. A mix of high end homes with that laid back beach feel is the best way to describe the ambiance. The home itself has been totally remodeled over the past few years and its signature trait is the double french doors that open from the house to the exquisite backyard.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452489vbi
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Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
5

Most enjoyable stay away from home! You'll love this place - AMAZING!!

Most enjoyable stay away from home! You'll love this place - AMAZING!!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable place to stay. We felt right at home the minute we entered the property. Every comfort of home was made available and even more. From the living room, bedrooms, back yard, kitchen - all wonderfully equipped - you could not have asked for more.
A lovely place to spend time with family/friends. I'd certainly recommend it to my family and friends and hope to have an opportunity to visit Cardiff again in the near future. The homeowner is a wonderful, caring person that will make your experience/stay even that much nicer. Always eager to offer his assistance with any questions you might have. This was our first time renting a home during a short trip and will certainly advise those looking to rent that this is one property you'll want to try. An experience we'll always remember with fond memories. Thank you for your hospitality.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's an absolute pleasure being able to host you and work with you. Your family seems terrific and i'm so glad this home was able to serve you so well. Please visit again.
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Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452489vbi
8583549111
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
5

San Diego trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a wonderful time and were impressed with the accommodations and would return if our vacation plans include the San Diego/Carlsbad/Cardiff-By the Sea area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeanne! Great having you here as well and hopefully you'll be back to enjoy the seaside coastal lifestyle and living!
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Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452489vbi
8583549111
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
5

Perfect vacation house!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Travelled with another family, both with small children. The house was perfect for us all, lots of space. The kids AND the adults especially enjoyed the back yard!!! We would love to stay again!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452489vbi
8583549111
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
5

Perfect vacation house!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Travelled with another family, both with small children. The house was perfect for us all, lots of space. The kids AND the adults especially enjoyed the back yard!!! We would love to stay again!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Nicole, can't thank you enough for the very nice words in your review. Of course the feelings are mutual. We'd love to have you back at the property and you're always welcome.
business
Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + AMAZING backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452489vbi
8583549111
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
5

The perfect staycation for a picky local

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
While waiting for escrow to close on my new home I ended up without a place to stay for 11 days. I saw this property accepted dogs and contacted the owner Ryan to verify terms. Ryan was quick to reply, friendly and very accommodating to my needs. Being a local (been in San Diego for over 45 years) I know the beach communities well and am pretty selective as far as location. Cardiff is as close to perfection as it gets and this property did not disappoint. Easy freeway access, minutes from the beach, safe neighborhood, speedy internet, huge flat screen, tons of books and games, beautifully designed (and very clean) rooms, well-stocked kitchen and a lovely, secure backyard for the doggies to play in are only a few of the many pluses of this property. The cherry on top was the incredible view of the sunsets over the ocean that can be seen from the master bedroom balcony. Wow! Ryan is a great host. If ever a question arises he is an excellent communicator and will make you feel well taken care of. So whether you're single, traveling with your best four-legged buddies, on your honeymoon or have your entire family in tow, I highly recommend staying here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Elle thank you for taking the time to draft such kind words. I am so glad we were able to make the connection given you were not a 'typical vacation renter' and yet it went so smoothly. I hope the new home is everything and more! -Ryan
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Solana Beach Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I5
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cardiff Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Wine Steals
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Torrey Pines Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Zenbu Sushi
Car: necessary

This location is a dream, just east of the freeway (I-5) you are nearby to local parks and beaches and some of the best north county coastal shopping, restaurants, lounges, and surfing the area has to offer. Also world class golf awaits at the infamous Torrey Pines resort. For most families world famous Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Legoland and Seaworld are all a short drive away. In fact, Disneyland too is just an hour away! If it's an adult getaway then venture to Temecula wine country and check out the best wine region in southern California. Indian casinos are abound in San Diego. For the outdoor types hike Torrey Pines state park, or run/bike the coastline, bird watch at the local lagoons, or get ripped at one of the many crossfit, pilates, or yoga studios.

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Availability & Rates

Cardiff by the Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Month of April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$329
$2,500
$8,000
3 nights
 
 
Month of May
May 1 2014 - May 30 2014
$329
$2,500
$9,000
3 nights
 
 
Month of June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
$399
$2,500
$9,500
3 nights
 
 
Month of July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$499
$529
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
$12,000
3 nights
 
 
Month of August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$499
$509
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,500
$12,000
5 nights
 
 
Month of September
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$349
$2,275
$9,000
3 nights
 
 
Month of October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$349
$2,000
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Month of November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$349
$2,275
$7,000
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 30
$449
$2,793
4 nights
 
 
Month of December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$349
$2,303
$8,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$400
$2,800
5 nights
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2
$400
$2,800
5 nights
 
 
Month of February
Feb 1 - Feb 28
$399
$1,995
$10,714
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$399
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
$7,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200.00
Pet Fee $250.00
Property Damage Protection $89.00
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Cardiff by the Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Shower has 2 showerheads (rain & wall) & bench; 2x sinks
    Guest bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off main room. Accessible for all guests
    Guest bedroom bath - toilet , shower , Tiled shower but no bathtub. Private to guest bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Games ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
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