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Gorgeous Cardiff Home, Private, Ocean Views, + Amazing Backyard

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living room with double french doors open to backyard

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Cardiff by the Sea house description

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.

FOR GUESTS STAYING 7 NIGHTS OR LONGER: The home has 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 for booking stays of 7 nights or longer.

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 3 '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.

2) 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.

3) 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.


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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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No minimum age but we reserve the right to refuse rent to anyone. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    All areas of the home (not including master bedroom suite)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in home or on property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Flat fee of $25-$50 / day / per pet. Or $250/month visits. We also include a $250 refundable pet deposit. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • We also provide a tri-fold foam mattress that can sleep 1. We also have had past guests that have successfully used the living room sofa for a makeshift 4th bed. (And hence how 8 can be slept on site) without additional brought in pads or beds. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Shower has 2 showerheads (rain & wall) & bench; 2x sinks...moreless

  • Guest bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off main room. Accessible for all guests...moreless

  • Guest bedroom bath: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower but no bathtub. Private to guest bedroom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    AT&T Uverse cable with full movie channel packages. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yamaha receiver with AUX hookup for iPod...moreless

  • Television:

    58' 3DHD TV Samsung. includes 4 pairs of 3D glasses. 32' flat screens in master and guest bedroom 2. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Nintendo Wii with games. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    With views as far north as Carlsbad and as far south as La Jolla - there is no better place to catch a sunset over the Pacific than from the master bedroom deck. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Bench seating on one side - (2) armed chairs at ends - (2) non armed chairs on other side...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    outdoors...moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage is made available for washer and dryer purposes. we also provide a fresh water standing cooler. There is not ample space for parking a vehicle. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Nest thermostat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Password protected high speed WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    (2) sets of French doors that opens to outdoor experience. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in driveway (2 cars) and ample street parking. This is a quiet and trust worthy neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New LG Washer & Dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    High end dishes and utensils. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    EVERYTHING Upgraded. Galley style. Pantry in cabinets. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new. with ice maker and pull out freezer drawer. Barn door opening. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Ocean views. Pub table. Couch seating. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Travertine tiled - includes outdoor teak dining set for 8. Outdoor wicker furniture for 8. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with 8 burners. 2 burner stop on BBQ island. Outdoor refrigerator. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Top of the line Jacuzzi with 7 seats and 38 jets ... ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March & April 15'
Mar 1 - Apr 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$349 $399
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $7,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Summer season
Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2015
5 night min stay
$499 $599
Fri, Sat
$3,500 $12,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2
5 night min stay
$400
$2,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$299 $399
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $7,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • SDG&E (30 day stays) $75
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Please note that the tax presented in the quote is the Transient Occupancy Tax ("TOT") of 10% commonly referred to as the Hotel Tax which also includes Encinitas municipality fees of 3.5%.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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Location

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

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Cardiff by the Sea:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • living room with double french doors open to backyard

    living room with double french doors open to backyard

  • Front of home - ocean views behind.

    Front of home - ocean views behind.

  • Master bedroom - (ocean views from La Jolla to Oceanside just off that balcony)

    Master bedroom - (ocean views from La Jolla to Oceanside just off that balcony)

  • living room (from dining room vantage)

    living room (from dining room vantage)

  • Living room arranged for evening entertainment

    Living room arranged for evening entertainment

  • Living room

    Living room

  • guest bedroom 3.

    guest bedroom 3.

  • Kitchen (door to garage to right)

    Kitchen (door to garage to right)

  • Master bath new tub (Pic 2)

    Master bath new tub (Pic 2)

  • Gas fireplace

    Gas fireplace

  • BBQ island in backyard. 8 burner Gas grill + 2 burner stove top. 3 bar stools.

    BBQ island in backyard. 8 burner Gas grill + 2 burner stove top. 3 bar stools.

  • The cooks kitchen.

    The cooks kitchen.

  • Partial shot of outdoor space including hot tub, fireplace, dining and seating

    Partial shot of outdoor space including hot tub, fireplace, dining and seating

  • guest bathroom off living room.

    guest bathroom off living room.

  • Dining room and kitchen area. Dining table seats 6 comfortably. Opens 2 backyard

    Dining room and kitchen area. Dining table seats 6 comfortably. Opens 2 backyard

  • Master bath w/ 2 head shower system & bench. Towel warmer. His&Her sinks (Pic 1)

    Master bath w/ 2 head shower system & bench. Towel warmer. His&Her sinks (Pic 1)

  • Guest bedroom bathroom (includes commode) 

Private bathroom in guest bedroom.

    Guest bedroom bathroom (includes commode) Private bathroom in guest bedroom.

  • Backyard including master bedroom deck - bbq island-outdoor seating 14. well lit

    Backyard including master bedroom deck - bbq island-outdoor seating 14. well lit

  • Hot tub in backyard - jets - seats 7 - temp at 103degrees. amazing stars @night

    Hot tub in backyard - jets - seats 7 - temp at 103degrees. amazing stars @night

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    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
    16
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/04/2015
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