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Sarah Goncalves

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Luxury Home with Amazing Ocean Views! Walk to Beach!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13)

Cardiff Jewel: Indulge yourself by waking up to the sight and sound of the ocean. Step out from your private patio or deck and take in the beach life. Fall in love with Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a casual, romantic village with wonderful, unique beaches for swimming,surfing, walking, or running. Excellent restaurants, markets and local joints are all within walking distance. Enjoy magical sunsets, and see why this paradise is one of the most desired vacation areas of the world.

This stunningly decorated, remodeled 3,000 SF, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sits on a rare and spacious ¼ acre lot in the heart of the famous Cardiff Composer District, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located only a few blocks away, we are TRULY walking distance to the beach. It takes just minutes to walk down to Cardiff State Beach or the famous Swami’s and Pipes beaches that are also well known surf spots. It is also an easy walk to the well known Seaside Market, beachside restaurants, boutiques and shops. Less than a mile from Moonlight Beach and the revitalized downtown Encinitas.

Pedestrian underpass to the beach at the end of our block at Santa Fe to Swamis beach access. Less than half a mile. Walk to beach in 5 minutes without crossing over the train tracks.

Cardiff by the Sea is a local beach town which is part of the city of Encinitas, located at the Southern end of the City of Encinitas. The City of Solana Beach is just 3 miles South of Cardiff, filled with more great restaurants, the Cedros Design District, exciting nightlife, and a convenient Amtrak train station.

This classic and tastefully decorated home features a dramatic 16 ft wall of windows overlooking the ocean. The spacious gourmet kitchen has beautiful granite and lots of counter space. An open floor plan allows the main living areas to blend together comfortably, providing expansive ocean views from the many windows. The dining room has beautiful open beam ceilings, a dining table that seats up to 10, an elegant baby grand piano. The kitchen table and counter top bar seat up to 7 more for casual dining. The family room has a very large and cozy couch, a second couch and a love seat, providing plenty of seating space for the whole family. There is a brand new 55 inch high definition flat screen smart TV (11/2015), with Bose surround sound. Enjoy premium movie channels, DVR, Netflix, or watch your favorite DVD or BlueRay. Children and adults have fun together with the Wii gaming console. The large outdoor deck has a gas BBQ grill, and a large L shaped couch with plenty of seating. It is great for soaking in the sun or enjoying the cool evenings. The master bedroom has a beautiful California King size bed, a high definition flat screen TV and double French doors that open to a private patio with an ocean view. The master bath also has an ocean view from the oversized Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower with dual shower heads, and double vanity sinks. The second and third bedrooms have Queen size beds. The fourth bedroom is extra large and can sleep 4 with a comfortable Queen bed, and two single twin beds, double French doors that open to a private patio with an ocean view. There are hardwood floors throughout the main living areas, hardwood floors in two of the bedrooms and plush carpeting in the master and downstairs bedrooms. The second bathroom also has a Sauna. The laundry room is located just off the master bedroom.

We have added a Queen size sofa sleeper in the living room area to create a couple extra sleeping spots if needed. There are parking spaces on the property for up to 3 cars. Off street parking is also available.

Legoland, Sea World, The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are all great, well known attractions, wonderful for children, but equally enjoyed by adults. The quaint village of Del Mar, its famous beaches and the Fairgrounds are just 10 minutes away. Historic Balboa Park and Museums are fantastic. Stephen Birch Aquarium, Seaport Village downtown, San Diego Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Old Town are great! Carlsbad Outlet Shopping Center and the Flower Fields are just 10 minutes away. Also nearby, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim - 1 ½ hours away.

Amenities: Baby Grand Piano, Jacuzzi tub, Sauna, 3 Flat Screen High Definition TV's , Cable with premium channels, DVD, High-speed wireless internet, Fully furnished kitchen with Granite countertops, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Subzero Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Cooking Utensils and linens provided. Gas Grill(BBQ), Outdoor fireplace, games and books. Laundry room with Washer and Dryer. Parking. No smoking. Some pets allowed.

There are several local beachfront restaurants for fine dining and quaint coffee houses for reading and relaxing. Shopping is everywhere… local boutiques, outlet and outdoor malls. Amazing health and beauty spas surround you including the newly remodeled La Costa Resort. Plenty of great Yoga centers are also in the neighborhood. You can also enjoy live theater, cinemas, Padres and Charger games, Concerts, or the energized nightlife of the downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. The nearby Encinitas Coaster station conveniently runs back and forth from Oceanside to downtown San Diego, often shuttling Padres fans to Petco Park or sightseers to downtown … a hassle free way to travel.

This is the perfect place for a great vacation!

You will find everything you need in this area to enjoy a fabulous vacation. And when the weather is cool, sit in front of a crackling outdoor fireplace enjoying the peace and solitude of a quiet evening. Night time brings wonderful, relaxing sleep with the sound of the waves and the scent of the ocean. Whether your vacation is adventure and action packed or filled with relaxing days and evenings, you will leave Cardiff-by-the-Sea refreshed and renewed.

Maximum # of people 10 to 13

Please call or email for availability. Sometimes the online calendar is not accurate. Thank you.

(No weddings, receptions or parties are allowed to be hosted at our home)

Also note that the owner lives on the same lot at times in a private, partially attached 2 bedroom loft above the garage on the South side of the home. We are laid back and respectful of your privacy. There are no common areas or shared outdoor space.

**Avoid Scams - Be sure to speak with us in person. Never wire money!

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sarah Goncalves (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Sarah Goncalves

My boys and I have always been drawn to the ocean. San Diego natives, my father was a commercial fisherman in San Diego. We love the outdoors,riding bikes, playing sports and entertaining. We love looking at the ocean and the daily changes it takes on. The view is never the same. We purchased this home as our primary residence, but the boys are grown and away at college so we decided to share our gem with other people who might share our appreciation. We have always dreamed of being walking distance from the beach and seeing the ocean daily.

Sarah Goncalves purchased this house in 2006

Why Sarah Goncalves chose San Diego County

We purchased this home as our primary residence. But the big boys are grown and on their own, so we have decided to share it with other families by renting it. Since then our family grew again and we now have a 5 year old. We live in the private loft space above the garage when we are not away traveling, which is more often since he has started school. We really appreciate being so close to the beach an 8 minute walk. We can hear and smell the ocean.

What makes this house unique

We like to walk to 'downtown' Cardiff or 'downtown' Encinitas.The beaches are uncrowded and private, just an 8 minute walk. Everything you need is walking distance. We are situated right between two great beaches which are also well known surf spots (Swamis and Pipes)There are great restaurants and cafes. Many great spas, yoga, and shops. But mostly we enjoy just chilling at home, taking in the view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book 9/7/14

We sincerely thank you for having us at your beautiful home. It was the perfect "home away from home" We will never forget the memories we made celebrating my mother-in-laws birthday.
Sep 2014
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Luxury Home with Amazing Ocean Views! Walk to Beach!
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Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

We were VERY pleased with our week at this house. It had a wonderful back yard for our grandchildren to play in as well as beautiful views of the ocean on the upper deck. It was spacious and very clean. The owner was very kind and attentive to anything we requested. We love the Cardiff area and we could walk to the beach and to town easily. We would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very convenient for myself and 4 young adult children. Location is very close to everything (shops, restaurants, beach etc.) and we walked often to many spots. We stayed a week and it really felt like home :)

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Seaside Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful ocean view home with plenty of space for a large number of guests! Tastefully decorated with comfortable sleeping for all..... A fully equipped kitchen and backyard grill with outdoor seating for a large family cookout..... Our family welcomed our Soldier Son home for some R & R and we certainly did it in style with this incredible home! And what a blessing we were all able to stay together to maximize the weekend! Beautiful home Sarah! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. There was plenty of room to accommodate 8 adults. The house is beautiful. Spent a lot of time out on deck that has a great view of the ocean and it also has a very nice yard with patio that we used a lot too. Loved the open concept of kitchen, dining room and living room. It had everything we needed. It just a wonderful place to stay at. We look forward to renting it again in the future. Thank you Sarah for letting us rent the place.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to keep up our home and ensure our guests have a memorable experience.Thank you.
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Spectacular house in Cardiff by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

This house is quite spectacular and one of the best, if not the best, HomeAway accommodation that I have stayed in. The layout of the house was great for our party of 5 adults and one child. The location was perfect; it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and all of the grocery stores are within easy driving distance. The property was very clean and well maintained and we particularly enjoyed the top deck, the beautiful, well appointed kitchen and the wonderful backyard. Sarah provided great customer service. She was very friendly and it was easy to deal with her. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great Home! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Christmas holiday in CA, and can't say enough about the rental home. It's a beautiful home in a fantastic location. Just a short walk to the beach, into town, and to the grocery store. The house is comfortable, large, and clean. The decks (both upper and lower) are great; the view can't be beat from the upper deck.

San Diego is just a short drive away, and we did LA as a day trip.

Sarah was even kind enough to put up a Christmas tree for us to enjoy during our Christmas "away".

I would definitely recommend the home!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Diego (or Carlsbad - 10 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Union Station - Encinitas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Encinitas Ranch
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrack - Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Cardiff
Nearest Point of Interest
Pipes Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Swamis Beach and Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Encinitas
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery,Pharmacy, Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
Park/Tennis Courts/Basketball Courts
Nearest Point of Interest
Moonlight Beach
Car: recommended

Legoland, Sea World, The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are all great, well known attractions, wonderful for children, but equally enjoyed by adults. We personally have annual memberships to Sea World and the Zoo/Wild Animal Park because we enjoy visiting them often, year round. Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, Balboa Park and Museums, Stephen Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, Seaport Village downtown, San Diego Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Del Mar Villages, Old Town, Carlsbad Outlet Shopping Center and Flower Fields. Also nearby, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim - 1 ½ hours away.


Rates & Availability

Cardiff by the Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2016
Aug 18 2016 - Sep 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Special 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
December Special
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas New Years Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

If you have any questions about our rates or availability please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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San Diego County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath - Very Large - Also has entrance from Bedrm #2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Dry Sauna in this bathroom
  • Our sauna is located in Bathroom #2 Each of the bathrooms is situated between two bedrooms. The master bathroom is quite spacious with and entrance from Bedroom 2 a lockable door from each side. Works great for multi-generation family gatherings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 adults + child: CalKing + twin bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4 - Oversize room with Queen + 2 Twin
    Living Room Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2: Queen Sofa Sleeper - Main Living Room
  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (3) Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin child bed (1), Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room (1) Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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