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Cardiff Ocean View Home 5 minutes to all local Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3Br, 2Bath Beach Cottage, Great Views, Excellent Area

Welcome to our Cardiff Vacation Retreat.

Remodeled with wood , stone hardwood and tile. Pine gray Hardwood floors throughout. Master Bedroom, King size bed, private bath and French Doors. 2 Secondary Bedrooms. Queen Bed in 2nd BR , and Full Bed with twin bunk beds in 3 rd BR.

High wood ceilings. Beachy Open loft kitchen.large Viking stove. French door to outdoor living area complete with large dining table, seating area, BBQ and the beautiful Encinitas sunny weather.

We use Pottery Barn bedding, organic sheets. Our kitchen is stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. All amenities. Eat in kitchen table for casual dining or long dining tale and church pew to accommodate a large dining party. BBQ located off kitchen on patio with some ocean views.

Dine alfresco at the super size outdoor living table under the stars. Outdoor living is gated and accessible from the kitchen

Remodel just completed on this home. The first bathroom has a tub/shower combo.. 2nd bathroom is in master bedroom and has a walk in shower.

Highly coveted Cardiff by the Sea is part of Encinitas and is the quintessential, Southern California Beach town. With some of the most popular local beaches in the San Diego coast – Cardiff State Beach, Leucadia State Beach, Swami’s, and Steps, you will find a beach for anything.

Encinitas also boasts one of the prettiest public golf courses around – Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, with magnificent ocean views and breezes.

La Costa Resort and Del Mar Race track are moments away. This area has more to see then you can find time to squeeze in. But you may just want to stay at the beach everyday or hang out in the yard :)

This is a family home, built by our great uncle. We have made many memories in this home and want to continue to do so. Come make your own memories.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Angie

We are third generation owners! We are excited to keep it in the family. This home has been a gathering place for Holidays for many decades.

Angie purchased this house in 1970

Why Angie chose San Diego County

Our great Uncle built it. Our grandfather retired here in 1976 and we spent Holidays here every year. Our mother and uncle lived here. We hope to keep it in the family forever. It's a magical place to be.

What makes this house unique

Neighborhood and views. We Have a lovely view of the ocean, sunset etc.

Cardiff is a special area.


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hall bathroom stocked with luxary towels
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled as well.
  • Master bathroom has walk in waterfall shower. Hall bathroom has tub shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed. Gray hardwood floors.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Full size iron bed & twin bunk beds. White wash pine floors
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , White Pine Walls and White washed pine flooring. King bed.
  • We use pottery barn and organic bedding. Duvets with down comforters in each room. Master has large closet and private bath with shower. All newly remodeled!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We strive to make this the most comfortable, well maintained vacation rental in the area. We have 10 years experience.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cardiff Ocean View Home 5 minutes to all local Beaches
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Wonderful, spacious home with great views

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this lovely home in Cardiff. It is wonderful and perfect for families. We stayed there with two little kids and had a lot of space. We could easily leave the doors open for them to play outside in the fenced yard. The garage was a nice surprise because it had extra couches and table/chairs there to watch the sunset.

Great, large couch so that everyone had a seat. Well stocked kitchen. Great beds with extra bedding! TV with cable and a DVD library.

Easy to walk to Seaside Market, Pipes Beach for breakfast or lunch, a pizza place...5 min drive to the beach. Easy access to the highway.

Host was super friendly and easy to get in touch with. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for our family vacation over Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in Cardiff. Beautiful property. Perfect for our family of 5. Fun walk to the beach and shops. Easy drive to lots of sightseeing and area beaches.

Owner was super friendly and quick to respond. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family w/ 4 little ones

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six who relocated to CA from the northeast for work. This house was such a lovely introduction to the super family-friendly area of Cardiff. Incredibly comfortable, well-maintained and spacious. The location is ideal for taking advantage of the amenities in the area while also providing a reasonable daily commute to San Diego should you be relocating for work. There is a terrific walkable park if you have young ones and are in need of more outdoor space. And, in addition to walkable Cardiff State Beach, Moonlight Beach- which has a wonderful playground- is just a couple miles up 101. The single-story layout, sizable bedrooms, and inviting living space (and double washer and double dryer!!!) will make you wish this was your forever home.

The owner is delightful; quick to answer questions regarding the home and our stay and was willing to help us navigate our new town.

Whether short-term or long-term, you will be hard-pressed to find a better rental in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There were good and not so good aspects of the rental in Cardiff by the Sea.

  • 3 of 5


Very spacious

Nicely decorated

Washer and dryer

Video library

Multiple tv's



Drain in bathtub almost completely clogged on arrival.

No grass in yard.

Some bedding and towels in need of replacement.

Outdoor courtyard and furniture not clean on arrival. We didn't sit outside our entire stay.

Some pots and pans need replacing.

Dishwasher not getting dishes clean even with pr-rinsing.

Ocean view pretty but only visible from garage/Rec room or outside.

We concluded that this rental is overpriced for the quality.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda We are so sorry to hear that your stay was not as good as it should of been. We strive to be a 5 ***** stay every time. I'm am making arrangements to get to our property immediataly to see why you feel this way After 4 visits from Roto rooter we we're able to find out that a lot of sand and a toy object were blocking the pipe in that bathroom shower was the culprit and it's been resolved. We had a busy summer lots of families and we had an illness here so wasn't there as often! We know this makes a difference After correct these issues we would like to offer you stay on us to give us a new rating. The views are at the mercy of our neighbor who normally keeps them trimmed. Thank you again for choosing our home. We like to offer our home not only as an alternative to a hotel with limited amenities but also as a sanctuary. So we will dial it in again.
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Cardiff Property

  • 3 of 5

The property was nice but had a few things that would compel me to look elsewhere in the future. The master bed is too soft for my taste (and back). The pillow top covering didn't help much. The house was clean upon arrival and the numerous doors and windows made keeping the house pretty cool on the few warm days we had, although I would personally never rent a house without a/c again! I must say, however, this would be a great house for families because of the extra room in the garage.

I had my small dog with me and was cautioned by the owner to make sure she doesn't bark and disturb the neighbor's. This is not a problem for me because she's pretty quiet and I rarely left her alone in the house. Ironically, every neighbor has a dog and they ALL barked! In fact, at night, since the property is so close to the street, you could hear cars coming and going, dogs barking, people arguing, etc. all in all, not such a quiet neighborhood. Although I enjoyed the town of Cardiff, the stay was not worth the substantial price I paid.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful time at this property. Most were from out of state and were very happy with the proximity to the beach and all of Cardiff by the Sea's "coolness." The house has lots of open space and enough rooms for everyone to feel like there is a spot for them to relax, or get together for a meal, a game or just conversation. Plus, the kids appreciated the wifi and game room! Loved this place and recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Solana Beach Amtrak Station, Surfliner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cardiff by the sea. Or chart house
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Cardiff State Beaches.

Enjoy several of North San Diego County areas for the finest in beaches, shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities. Highly desirable Del Mar Race track is 5 minutes away. LegoLand, SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo or all located a short car ride from our home. Walk to coffee shops, restaurants and the beach in 10 minutes or drive to a local beach 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Cardiff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 8 2016 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
June 2016
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekly to monthly in Winter.
We have a holiday rate of 1800 per week that includes thanksgiving and spring break. Christmas is 2100.
Monthly Rates in Winter are 4500. Plus deposit. Weekly winter rates are 1500.00. or 300 per night
300 deposit to book the rental. This is part of the rate and not in addition to it.
Monthly winter rates include electric, and gas. We also provide water, trash, wireless and directv.
We charge a fee for any use of gas or electricity over our average bills. T
his information is available to use through our utility companies.
A dog or two small dogs are welcome. Pet fee applies and is not a deposit.
We do not allow parties. Family gatherings etc are welcome. But we do not want to disturb our neighbors with parties and late night noise. Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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