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Sun soaked beach vacation in prime location

Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

5 minutes to surf, shops and restaurants in SD's most unpretentious beach town

Guests are sure to enjoy a memorable vacation in this fully furnished, 2 bedroom/2 1/2 bath home in Cardiff by the Sea. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining area. Situated blocks from the beach, it’s all about location! Guests can enjoy an afternoon of beach activities, then wind down with a sunset view from the outdoor patio off the family room.

Spend the day in coastal North County, enjoying attractions minutes away such as the racetrack in Del Mar, seaside shopping and restaurant row. Lots to do or just enjoy walking the neighborhood.

The main/master bedroom is not available.

Property Manager

Brooke Stjerne

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Brooke Stjerne

My husband and I purchased this home for our family when our daughters were in high school. Now we enjoy sharing our home with them and our grandkids as we ease into retirement. When you visit our home, we get to visit them!

Brooke Stjerne purchased this House in 1996

Why Brooke Stjerne chose Cardiff

Cardiff is an unspoiled beach town in the heart of Coastal North County. Central to everything, and with easy freeway and even train access.

What makes this House unique

This home is right in the heart of things. So close to parks, beach, nature, restaurants, fairgrounds and shopping. Parking is easy and convenient, with so many things to do within walking distance.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Large bedroom with closet, chaise, tv and living space
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Comfortable pull-out sofa sleeps two.


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Half bath on second level off of kitchen, living area.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Steps from quaint downtown Cardiff, and a beautiful walk to downtown Encinitas
            • Near The Ocean
              Surf, SUP (stand up paddleboard) and outdoor watersports rental shops within walking distance, lagoon trails within blocks, including San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
            • Ocean View
              Peekaboo ocean view from the patio, amazing ocean view from nearby shops and restaurants


                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood burning fireplace. Nice for ambiance, but rarely needed.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Front street parking bountiful.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Please be mindful of the step outside of the laundry room in the hallway. It can be hard to see, especially in the dark.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Gas stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Open kitchen, dining, living area with 4-6 seats available at the dining table, and two more seats available at the counter.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      A small library in the large guestroom is available with some classics and children's books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Some games are available underneath the television in the living room.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          With table and patio for great sunset and peekaboo ocean view
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Small front garden.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane tank


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              Tri level home with stairs between floors. Stairway is open on one side and the home is not recommended for toddlers.


                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • Location, location, location. Just a short walk to Cardiff State beach for fun in the sand and surf, with several surf rental shops along the way. A grocery store, shops (including Patagonia), bars and restaurants are within two blocks, as well as a post office, gym and several coffee shops. There's no need to drive, unless you want to! The comfortable kitchen is perfect for preparing drinks and snacks to eat on ocean-facing patio. This is the perfect location to rest your head while checking out everything San Diego has to offer. Cardiff is a three minute drive from the I-5 freeway, and less than ten minutes to two different Coaster stops, where you can ride a train south to Petco Park, or north to Oceanside. If you love to run or bike, a more than 4 mile pedestrian and bicycle friendly route awaits, with spectacular ocean views along the way! Check out Moonlight Beach, Fletcher's Cove, or dozens of other popular beach spots, all within another 10 minute drive.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  3 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful house, great neighborhood and nice location

                                                                  Stephan S.

                                                                  Our family really enjoyed staying here. Cardiff is a quant town located close to both Solana Beach and Encinitas. Loved having walking distance access to VG Donuts, Seaside Market, Pipes Cafe and San Elijo Beach. The house was very clean, comfortable and nicely furnished with everything that our family of four needed during our visit.

                                                                  Home was not as described.

                                                                  cindy w.

                                                                  Location was great. House was not as described.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are sorry that the home did not meet your expectations. This is our family home, which we absolutely love, and keep in immaculate condition when it is rented to others. Those who want a great location near the beach and plan to spend their time enjoying coastal north county will absolutely love the proximity to local restaurants, stores and of course, the beach and lagoon. Any disputes about the home can and (would be) promptly addressed as they arise, but cannot be addressed after the fact. We are new to the short term vacation rental game, and welcome feedback to improve the property for others. Thank you again for staying here, and hope you will reconsider your review of one out of five stars.

                                                                  Great location, quiet and immaculate

                                                                  Christine B.

                                                                  An easy walk to Cardiff Seaside Market and the surrounding restaurants. A short drive to Moonlight Beach and all the restaurants there. The bedrooms were cool even without a/c, and

                                                                  we never heard the train.


                                                                  Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA

                                                                  Less than 10 minutes from the Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fairgrounds. Free shuttles often run from a nearby church to avoid parking problems. Very easy freeway access gets you to Legoland within 15 minutes. 10 minutes from the San Diego Botanical Gardens. The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park is within 25 minutes, and the San Diego Safari Park is inland about 35 minutes.


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