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Cardiff Bliss - Panoramic Ocean Views - Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with amazing white water views!

Wake-up to a breathtaking ocean view from your private patio and garden and take in the beautiful sights, sounds and smell of life at the beach.

Fall in love with Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a romantic, surfing village with wonderful, unique beaches for walking, surfing and swimming. Quaint markets, restaurants, local joints and spas are all within walking distance for dining, shopping, exploring and relaxing. Enjoy the magical sunsets each night, and see why this cool town is fast becoming one of the most desired vacation areas of the world.

This 3 Bedroom,(TWO Kings, 1 Queen) 2 Bath home is on the ground level, single story, part of a newly remodeled home located at the end of a private driveway in the heart of the famous Cardiff Composer District. This cozy and private oasis looks out over the Pacific ocean and is located only a block from the famous Pipes surf spot, and an easy walk to Swamis Beach, Seaside Market, beach side restaurants, boutiques, spas, shops. Approximately 3/4 mile to Cardiff State Beach or Moonlight Beach, and the revitalized downtown Encinitas.

This beautiful and comfortable contemporary gem features granite counters, maple cabinets, stone tile, built in media niche with flat panel TV, gas log fireplace in the family room, a kitchen and dining nook area with a stove top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker and pantry.

Enter through the expansive sliding glass door which opens two panels wide to truly bring the outdoors in. A huge outdoor private patio and garden is the highlight of this home. Enjoy the soothing spa jacuzzi , gas BBQ, deep seating couch and dining area. Watch TV outdoors on the 50' flats screen. Two built in overhead outdoor heaters keep you warm with the touch of a button on a cool night. Perfect for entertaining, enjoying barbecue, cocktails, reading, relaxing and viewing the incredible sunsets.

This warm and inviting unit can sleep up to 6 people comfortably with 3 bedrooms. One bedroom has a brand new California King size bed, the other two bedrooms each have a Queen size bed.

Parking includes 2 parking spaces.

Amenities: Jacuzzi spa, gas log fireplace, flat-screen High Definition TV, Outdoor flat screen TV, cable with premium channels, DVD player, high-speed wireless internet, fully furnished kitchen with granite counter tops, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, ice maker, oven, stove top. All cooking utensils and linens provided.

Additional amenities include a gas grill (BBQ), outdoor dining seating, games and books. No smoking and no pets.

Conveniently located for easy access to both the coast highway and the Interstate 5 freeway, you are 10 minutes from the famous Torrey Pines golf course, the quaint village of Del Mar and famous Del Mar Racetrack, and only three miles from the beautiful and eclectic Solana Beach, with boutiques, shops, restaurants, and fantastic nightlife (Belly-Up Tavern for live music) all located in the revitalized Cedros District. You can also walk to the Coaster train station to catch the Coaster downtown or to Petco Park to catch a Padres game.

Only a 25 minute ride from the airport and the downtown Gas lamp quarter, world famous zoo and historic Balboa Park and museums. 35 minutes to beautiful Coronado and famous Hotel Del Coronado.

Sightseeing and Highlights: Buick Open Golf Tourney (January), Del Mar Racetrack (July – August), and Fairgrounds (June), San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park and Museums, Sea World, Lego land, Stephen Birch Aquarium, Seaport Village, San Diego Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Del Mar Villages, Old Town, Carlsbad Outlet Center and Flower Fields. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Anaheim are only 1 ½ hours away.

There are several local beachfront restaurants for sushi, fine dining and quaint coffee houses for reading and relaxing. Shopping is everywhere, at local boutiques, outlet and outdoor malls. Amazing health and beauty spas are plentiful including the newly remodeled La Costa Resort. Sometimes known as the Yoga capital of the world, there are so many studios to choose from. You can also enjoy live theater, cinemas, Padres and Charger games, Concerts, live music, or the energized nightlife of the downtown San Diego Gas lamp Quarter.

Also available, but not described above: 4 bed/2 bath home with ocean views on the same street! (VRBO 168942) Reserve either...or both. Great for multi-family vacations! Please inquire.)

***NEW - Just completed 2013 - pedestrian underpass to beach just 3 blocks from our home at Santa Fe to Swamis. Walk to beach in about 8 minutes without crossing over the train tracks. We are so excited!

More Details

Sarah Goncalves
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Sarah Goncalves

We are down to earth, fortunate, San Diego natives who love the laid back lifestyle and the hip new vibe in Cardiff by-the-Sea. We are proud to have a home here. We love to get away to the mountains in winter and enjoy an active lifestyle of sports and travel. Family, good friends, and good health are our highest priorities.

Sarah Goncalves purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Sarah Goncalves chose Cardiff

Our dream was always to own a home by the beach – to enjoy those stunning sunsets, wild surf, runs at low tide, and the hot sand between your toes….I was fortunate enough to make that a reality in 2006. The views are stunning and are never the same- i never get tired of seeing the dolphins cruise by or hearing the surfers each morning!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had such a wonderful time. Enjoyed incredible sunsets. The home looks even better than the pictures. It is huge and cozy at the same time. It worked out perfect for our family. Sarah is such a gracious owner. Everything was just perfect! So much attention to detail! We will most definitely be back!
Feb 2013
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Cardiff Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Pack and Play
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cardiff Bliss - Panoramic Ocean Views - Walk to Beach!
average rating of 4.84 based on 51 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay. The patio was awesome and we all enjoyed every inch of the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for my family. I have both a 4yo and a teenager and this place had all we needed! My little one loved the basketball hoop and foosball table and my teen was thrilled with the outdoor TV. We were all of course loving the hot tub looking over the ocean. How special! The manager was so accommodating with our coming and going schedule (we travelled a looong way) and that really made the traveling so much less stressful. The location is great - close to the wonderful Seaside Market, Pipes for Breakfast, and a great place to get yummy tacos to-go for the beach. I walked the lovely neighborhood each morning (a historic ‘Composers’ district— who knew?) and it was wonderful. We had a great time and would recommend this property for anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house with a perfect Ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us with 3 bedroom & 2 baths. The ocean view from the living room & front bedroom is wonderful & the covered outside area is so cozy & has just a perfect ocean view. The house was very well appointed & I even made candy with my grandkids one evening. We brought our 2 dogs & it was also a big plus for us to be all on the ground level as we also had my 86 year old Mother with us. We would absolutely stay here again & highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as pictured this is a lovely home I would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Convenient location. Advertised as walk to the beach. It’s a hike!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable beds. Beautiful ocean views/sunsets. Advertised for 8 people, but we were cramped with only 5 adults in kitchen/dining areas.

Outside dining and sitting areas were roomy. Nice and clean hot tub.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. To clarify, we allow a maximum of 6 in our home. That includes any children (unless you have an infant). We have a total of 3 beds. 2 Cal King and 1 Queen.
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and rental. It had everything we needed. Loved the outdoor space, spent lots of family time relaxing, playing games and sitting in the Jacuzzi. You can't beat the views, exactly as the photos show. I loved waking up each morning looking out over the ocean. At times we could even watch the surfers catching waves from the comfort of our cozy couch. East walk to the beach if not carrying a lot or quick easy drive with you are loaded down with gear. Perfect central location and stocked with games, boogie boards, surfboard, chairs etc....just bring your bags!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encintias Ranch
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

Legoland (10 minues away), Sea World (20 minutes away) the San Diego Zoo (25 minutes away) and Wild Animal Park are awesome attractions enjoyed by children and adults. We hold annual memberships to Sea World and Zoo/Wild Animal Park because we enjoy them so much! We are also 5-10 Minutes from Del Mar Horse Track, fairgrounds and Torrey Pines Golf Course. There are several golf courses within 15 minutes from our home. Stephen Birch Aquarium is great. La Jolla, Downtown San Diego and historic Gaslamp district are also popular. Balboa Park, museums! Hiking trails on the coast at Torrey pines. There are so many activities and attractions to choose from, picking is the most difficult part. Also, Disneyland/California Adventure Park and Knotts Berry Farm are only a 1.5 hour drive North.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100

We collect a REFUNDABLE Security deposit of $500 on your arrival date.
If you have any rate questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.