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Charming & Spacious Cardiff Home - walking distance to beach, restaurants, shops

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two Story, 5 Bedroom/4 Bath, Sleeps 10, 3,700 sq. ft., Elegant Coastal Home

Welcome to beautiful Cardiff-by-the-Sea. This is a first-time rental as our family has decided to travel this summer. Our home is located in a quiet, family neighborhood and our street dead ends at a walking/biking trail that leads into town. Relax and enjoy an authentic beach town experience at your vacation-inspired home away from home!

Downstairs: Kitchen, Counter seating and Breakfast Nook, Family room, Dining room (seats 10), (1) Bedroom w/queen bed and french doors to patio, full bath, laundry room, pool table area and bonus room.

*(Garage not included)

Upstairs: Master bedroom w/king bed, office and private bath w/jacuzzi tub and custom walk-in shower. (1) Bedroom w/queen bed and full bath, (1) Bedroom w/queen bed, (1) Bedroom w/(2) twin beds, and additional full bath.

Kitchen is spacious and well equipped with upscale stainless steel appliances and includes bar seating great for entertaining. First floor has an open flow from the kitchen to living spaces, and multiple french doors that open out to the backyard and ocean breezes. Home is bright and airy with natural lighting throughout.

Private Backyard w/grass area, Gas BBQ and Outdoor Dining for (6)

Driveway accommodates (6) Cars

Location, Location, Location:

Less than one mile to some of the best local beaches/surf spots and tide pools including San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff Reef.

*Annual CA State Beach Parking Pass included with rental. (Summer daily rates for beach parking cost $15-$20/day.)

Half mile into town to the local gourmet market, restaurants, cafes, craft beer tasting room, and specialty shops including surfboard/bike rentals.

Quarter mile to Encinitas Community Park with walking/bike paths and trails, large playground, skate park and picnic/BBQ areas.

Four miles to Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds; 10 miles to Legoland; 25 miles to San Diego Zoo & Downtown and Airport

One mile to San Elijo Lagoon, a 1,000 acre wetland with over 1,000 species of plants and animals, hiking/running trails, museum and nature center.

Encinitas and Solana Beach Train Stations are minutes away to catch the Coaster or Amtrak

Contact Owner for more photos and information.

More Details

Sue Misner
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Sue Misner

I'm from San Francisco and my husband was born and raised here in Cardiff, and is a devout surfer. When he brought me here 12 years ago, the city girl in me instantly fell in love with the beach-oriented lifestyle of the Cardiff area. We have 9-year old twins and love to travel. This summer we look forward to sharing our home with vacationers while we're also away experiencing the world.

Sue Misner purchased this house in 2012


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs with double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
  • Master bath with two other full bathrooms are located upstairs. One full bathroom is located on the first floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Upstairs, with private master bathroom and office
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , with french doors leading to patio
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with attached bathroom
  • Master Bedroom plus three additional bedrooms are located upstairs. One bedroom with patio access is located on the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Charming & Spacious Cardiff Home - walking distance to beach, restaurants, shops
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family of 8 adults 2 kids. Large dining room table that fit us all. Pool table was great; beach towels, chairs, umbrella supplied for the beach. Very private backyard. I would book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. We're glad our home worked out well for you and your family and that you enjoyed your stay!
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Great experience !

  • 5 of 5

Overall, a very nice experience to have spent a week in Cardiff by the Sea; lovely house in a quiet street amongst very nice neighbors. The house was clean and nicely prepared in all manners for my family’s stay.

From the moment we arrived we noticed The owners tough of everything, they welcomed us with delicious treats from the local market. The kitchen was well equipped for all types of cooking; very functional and well supplied with spices and cooking oils.

Bedrooms and bathrooms were all clean and stocked with towels and bed linens, and basic supplies.

Backyard was an extra pleasant setting for a backyard breakfast or dinner. Also nicely equipped with a gas grill.

We thank the owners for thinking of everything ahead of time. And we would seriously consider doing this again next year.


The Jordan Family

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cynthia, Thanks for the kind and thoughtful comments regarding your stay. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our home and would love to have you return again next year! Sincerely, Sue
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Not enough usual household supplies. Dishwasher tabs, trash bags etc. very nice bedroom furnishings.

  • 4 of 5

The den seating furniture was uncomfortable and for a home that sleeps ten not nearly enough seating in main living space. Room for 4 only.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Johanna, Thanks for the feedback. Since it's our first time renting out our home, we really appreciate the comments regarding the household goods and will make adjustments accordingly. Glad we were able to accommodate your short-term request to stay and hope to have you back in the future. Sincerely, Sue
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning fee $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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