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Cardiff Contemporary Beach Retreat Ocean View Walking District

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2BR/2BA condo with enormous 1200 sq. ft. deck and great ocean views

This is an upscale, amazing and relaxing beach retreat. Just 4 short blocks to the Pacific Ocean. Views are from La Jolla to Dana Point, and on a clear day see the offshore islands including Catalina. You can watch surfers and whales from the enormous deck and interior living space.

There are lots of restaurants, taverns and even a gourmet market in close walking distance.

This rental is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, corporate events or business travel.

Not suitable for children under 2. Children under 12 on a case by case basis (reach out to me).

This listing is for my home's downstairs apartment.

LGBT friendly.

More Details

Nora Middleton
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Nora Middleton

I am a native San Diegan and grew up right here in Cardiff by the Sea. I am a photographer and an intuitive masseuse and able to offer these resources to you. I am a relaxed person and I love meeting new people. I live in the upstairs unit and am available for assistance.

Nora Middleton purchased this condo in 1986

Why Nora Middleton chose Cardiff

The moment I saw this property I knew it was special. Cardiff is one of the nicest beach towns in the whole North San Diego region. This house is elevated on the hillside and offers dramatic coastline views. My home is in the walking district of Cardiff with lots of great restaurants, shopping and a fantastic gourmet grocery store nearby. The ocean is 4 short blocks away!

What makes this condo unique

Recently underwent a remodel. This is a very clean and contemporary space. Guests rave how peaceful and healing the energy is within my home, I strive to keep this balance.


Cardiff Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours after 10pm weeknights & 11pm weekends. This is a quiet neighborhood with owner occupied homes on either side. We need to respect them.
  • An outdoor shower is located at the alley level in addition to 2 hoses on either side of the home. All sand must be washed off before entering.
  • No sitting in damp or sandy clothing on beds or furniture. Do not leave wet towels on furniture or beds, wash immediately or hang outside to dry.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ceiling venting fan, heat lamp.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite to master bedroom. Small window & heat lamp.
  • Body wash, shampoo & conditioner provided. Hair dryers in each bathroom. Bathroom 1 has a large updated shower with grab bar.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen memory foam sleeper in the sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling fan
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom with shower. Ceiling fan.
    Living room - 1 twin/ single , Air mattress
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Cardiff Contemporary Beach Retreat Ocean View Walking District
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great place and great location! I would definitely recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

The House was very nice. It is a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to the beach and a great breakfast spot (Pipes). I would recommend it to anyone considering.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff, loved having your family here. Please come again.
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Wonderful Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

I rented Nora's home for a girls' getaway. It was a great location--quiet but walkable to the beach and shopping. The deck space and seating was fantastic. It made for a beautiful yoga practice with views of the ocean throughout my practice. The home was very clean, open and spacious. I will definitely return for another stay. :) Thanks Nora.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at this house and first time in Encinitas. We loved the town, the house and the location close to the beach. Perfect place for our family of five. We walked to lunch/dinner most days and could see the ocean from the deck. Zero complaints about the house and Nora was was available and very pleasant if anything was needed. Great vacation for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richards family! Loved having you, please come back again soon.
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Denver, Colorado

Thoughtfully appointed and clean in great location

  • 5 of 5

Nora’s place is situated in a pleasant neighborhood right where Cardiff begins to rise in altitude, nestled into the hill, so it has a great view of the coast without being too close to the beach. The best coffee in the area is less than 2 blocks away - Zumbar - and she’s provided a couple a great beach cruisers for riding further distances.

It is tastefully furnished, stocked with quality soaps and shampoo, and has all the basics for cooking and drinks service.

Nora is exceptionally friendly and helpful without being at all invasive.

If you are visiting for San Diego attractions, I highly recommend staying in North County: the beach access is awesome, there are a lot of great restaurants, and it’s got a pleasant buzz without being too hectic. This place is a North County gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, I enjoyed hosting your family. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego Int'l Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Solana Beach or Encinitas train station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Interstate 5 at Birmingham Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tratoria Positano
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cardiff State Beach
Car: recommended

The Self Realization Temple is a 1 mile walk, among many things it has a beautiful meditation garden.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Race track is 3 miles away.

San Diego (Quail) Botanic Gardens.

Too many great surf spots to list.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner'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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