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Cardiff Bliss - Panoramic Ocean Views - Walk to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 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 - 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.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 4.862069 based on 59 reviews

Amazing views of the pacific, great location in Cardiff

  • 5 of 5

We booked Cardiff Bliss as a place to stay for my wife's son's wedding. It was a great choice. Plenty of room, great location and an amazing outdoor space with sweeping views of the pacific. We really enjoyed our stay the owner was very friendly and the home has plenty of amenities; a hot tub, surf board, beach chairs, boogie boards, all u need to enjoy the coast and beaches along the pacific.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City, OK

Cozy and Beautiful in the heart of it all.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took our 6 and 3 year old to stay for a week in our favorite beach town, Cardiff by the Sea. It's perfectly situated between Solana and Encinitas...our other favorite beach towns! The house was stocked with everything we could possibly need for the kitchen, the beach, and living. Bonus, was the air conditioning! The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We spent most of our time on the absolutely beautiful back porch! Watching the sunrises and sunsets were our favorite. Plus, the hot tub was the best after a long morning at the beach. We look forward to many more family vacations to this beautiful little slice of paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Tucson Arizona

Great location and awesome view

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at Cardiff Bliss. Everything was exactly as pictured. The house was perfect for the four of us, with everything we needed for the beach and the hot tub. The proximity to great beaches is fantastic. A short drive but nothing onerous. The downtown of Encinitas causes flashbacks to the beach days of my youth. What a great little town. Thanks Sarah, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great View

  • 5 of 5

Great view!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful Cardiff Location

  • 5 of 5

The home is situated overlooking the ocean. We had 2 adults, 2 teens and an 8yr old and the condo was perfectly laid out and could have accommodations up to 6 people! The outside patio that overlooked the ocean was another living space that we used for outdoor dining and reading etc (the big hot tub that was on the patio is amazing).

The beds were so comfortable and everyone had ample room to relax! The kitchen was well stocked and had everything needed if you wanted to cook full meals! It was also stocked with all the linens, towels, plus more! We loved that the toiletries we needed were also included.

The home was clean and inviting. The photos of the rental is exactly as the actual home.It was easy to work with the owners and check in/check out process was smooth and easy!

There were beach supplies (toys umbrella beach chairs and towels) plus 2 boogie boards that came in handy for beach days!

Grocery stores, shopping, restaurants were all within 2-3 miles of the home! Cardiff is a great mid-point for San Diego and Los Angeles sightseeing also! Easy access to all the freeways (just time it to try to avoid the traffic!)

It was one of our best vacations, and I already contacted the owner to reserve for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing property. Amazing location. The views are incredible and the vibe is casual and relaxed. Great, friendly owner and extremely accommodating. If you want a property at the beach with an incredible view and clean, comfortable accommodations, this is the place. Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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.

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