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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 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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 San Diego County

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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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.


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: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 8
  • 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 4.840909 based on 45 reviews

Fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Great loacation

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coralville, Iowa

Incredible views - best property yet!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing!!! I love Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The view is incredible to wake up to and relax to at night. We have been visiting San Diego for 7 years now and this property is by far our best rental. These owners have worked hard to give you all the little extra details you need and that's what made this stay the best we've had yet. The patio is covered and incredibly comfortable with outdoor dining, comfortable couches and a superb hot tub. The owners keep the place stocked with extras like high-quality beach towels, beach toys, a surfboard, boogie boards, a foosball table, games, a brand-new grill, hoses to rinse off sand, beach bags and coolers. Even the cable subscription is top-notch. The washer and dryer are high quality. The beach is close and as convenient as it gets in Cardiff. This is a great family rental. We stayed here with a family of five plus grandma. The kids were ages 6, 6 and 9. There was never a dull moment. Incredible property!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing location, lovely view.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Santa Rosa

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great stay in Cardiff. I have 3 boys that are 11, 9, and 9 who love the beach. I love to surf and was not disappointed.

House - The house was great. The outdoor patio was a great place to hang out, watch movies, and go in the hot tub. We did not eat one meal inside. The three bedrooms were perfect for our family.

We had one minor issue with electrical going out in the Refrigerator when we were using the toaster and microwave at the same time. We could not find the electrical box on our property. We were leaving for the day so we did not want the food we had just bought to spoil. Sarah was there within 30 minutes to flip the fuse and we were all set.

Beach access- The home is a little further from the beach than we thought. There really is no easy way to walk to the beach but it was not a problem. We left the car loaded with all the beach equipment from the house and parked at Cardiff State beach. It's $15 each day but well worth it when you can pull up to the sand and unload your stuff. The beach was great for boogie boarding and beach fun for the boys. I was there at a great time with a nice swell and got many waves at Cardiff reef.

Restaurants - We loved Bestawan Pizza house which was recommended by the owner. Go to Pipes Cafe for breakfast. VG donut is a hit for the kids. We also did takeout burritos from teh mexican place next to iron cross surfboards and it was very good.

Stuff to do - We ended going to the Sea World Aquatica Water park twice because it was so much fun. If you go, bite the bullet and by the Quick Queue pass as you will get many more rides. The best ride is Tassie's Twister. I was keeping track of people and with the quick queue, we went down the slide 4 times for every one for the regular line.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and beautiful ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, walk to Cardiff or Encenitas, enjoy the beautiful views. Very nice place to stay, first class.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The location was perfect. Everything was clean and neat. The patio view and ambience was perfect. We would recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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.

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