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Sun soaked beach vacation in prime location

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Experience beautiful autumn in Cardiff by the Sea. The best season to visit, when the weather is warm, and the tourists head back home. Guests are sure to enjoy a memorable vacation in this fully furnished, 2 bedroom/2 1/2 bath home. 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 downtown Encinitas, seaside shopping and restaurant row. Lots to do or just enjoy walking the neighborhood.

The main/master bedroom is not available.

More Details

Property Manager
Brooke Stjerne
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath on second level off of kitchen, living area.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Sun soaked beach vacation in prime location
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home

Very well prepared

Not far from activities

Quiet considering it was July 4 week

Beds were comfortable

Good location off interstate 5

I would stay there again

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for spending your holiday with us. We are so glad you had a fantastic time at our home. We would love to have you back in the future.
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Nice place, great location

  • 3 of 5

The location is amazing. The house could use some updating and decluttering to make it feel bigger and more comfortable. We found the home very warm as well even with doors and windows open, maybe ceiling fans or something would help. My kids were amazed at the non HD flat panel tv in the living room. There is really on bed thrown downstairs with furniture that doesn’t fit. The other room is just a pull out couch that I don’t think an adult would want to sleep on.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, and we appreciate your feedback. As noted in our home description, there is one pull-out couch and one queen size bed, and as is common in most homes at the coast, there is no central A/C. We are working on making some updates to our home, but the prime location, as you said, has made it a hot commodity during the summer, and we're booked solid until the fall. We'll definitely consider adding more floor fans for additional comfort in the meantime. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation!
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Beautiful house, great neighborhood and nice location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at our home! We appreciate your positive feedback and hope you will considering visiting again.
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Home was not as described.

  • 1 of 5

Location was great. House was not as described.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great location, quiet and immaculate

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Best Pizza & Brew, Zenbu Sushi, The Shanty
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf, Encintas Ranch Golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak station in Encinitas or Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Interstate 5 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Bestawan Pizza House, Pipes Cafe, Zenbu Sushi
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cardiff State Park
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Ask about discounts for longer stays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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