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Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate at Ocean View Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Twinhome, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cardiff is a beautiful and intimate community between La Jolla and Carlsbad. Relax and Reconnect with yourself and family in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, one of the last little Californian beach towns, away from the tourist areas, but close to entertainment and world-class surfing. A great get away for reunions with friends and family, or rejuvenate with nature.

Centrally located within walking distance of everything. You don't have to drudge up the hill to get around. A few steps to shops and a few blocks from the beach. Enjoy white water views and breath-taking sunsets from the sun deck clear to La Jolla. Interior design includes beautiful hardwood floors, local art, soaring ceilings and skylight throughout. Amenities include premium cable television, audio and WiFi in each room.

A printer is available for those who just can't tear themselves away from work. The unit is a short walk to the beach with easy access to prime surfing areas and tide pools. Explore one of San Diego’s last estuaries, the San Elijo Lagoon, just down the street. The Lagoon has more than 7 miles of trails and is an excellent way of getting to know the wildlife of the area. Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds, World-Class golfing courses within minutes drive. Close to amusement parks and attractions.

Surfboard, bike and boogie board rental available nearby. Walk to Star Bucks, gourmet market, shops and excellent beach front restaurants without the inconvenience of dredging up-hill. Five minutes drive to the train station-South to San Diego or North to Los Angeles. Walking distance to dining, shopping, yoga studios and spas.

Within 15 minutes of Scenic Attractions, Amusement Parks and up-scale discount shopping outlets.

Area Eateries Include:

Rimels (Rotissiere), Zenbu (Sushi), Star Bucks,

Seaside Market (Deli and Speciality market), Chart House (American), East Coast Pizza, Bull Taco (Mex - at the Cardiff Campground), Wine Steals (Specialty Wines/Cheese Platter), Pipes (Breakfast), VG's Bakery, Las Olas (Mex), Ki's (Organic), Encinitas Ale House (Drinks/Burgers)

Available Year Round - Book Early Summer and Holidays dates fill up quickly.

Keywords: Luxury Twin Home, Walk to the Beach and to Cardiff Shops

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About The Owner

Most residents in Cardiff-by-the-sea can't believe their luck living here. Some feel that there is a spiritual quality to Cardiff. Some cite the number of spas, yoga and meditation institutions in the area. Others talk of returning and feeling stress completely leave. Most agree that after a week you'll find yourself wondering why you have to go back. You're never far from good music, food, or a relaxing ocean breeze.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2005

Why The Owner chose Cardiff

Locals regularly congratulate each other for being lucky enough to live here. This doesn't just take place, as one might expect, during the Winter months, but surprisingly during the Summer as well! This house has a great view, is spacious and is a convenient walk to everything

What makes this townhome unique

As I child I remember going to the beach, it was always a hassle. It took hours getting there, everywhere was crowded, finding parking was expensive (if you could find it at all) and just about the time that you started enjoying yourself, it was time to go. I hated the hassle. The experience made me beach phobic.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a completely different experience. It's relaxing, family-friendly, the perfect little southern California beach town. There is always ample parking and the weather's perfect year around. It only gets better when you walk around the area. Everything's within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful accommodations. It really helped to make our trip even more memorable. The location was fantastic and we loved the view from the deck. You were not kidding when you said all we needed to bring were our swim suits and smiles!
Jun 2011
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Cardiff Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $25 grill cleaning deposit
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Double sink
    Guest Bath - toilet
  • Roman shower-two massage heads
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Downstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Master bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Comfortable Cal-King bed is located in the upstairs master suite, Queen size Beds (2) There are two queen beds in the downstairs master suite, Twin or Single Beds (2) There is a trundle bed (2 twins that can form a queen) and a fold-out couch in the downstairs smaller bedroom, Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) carry and play and 2 high chairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) fold-out sofa in downstairs bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Several Bikes and sports equipment are available. Library within 100 yards of the house. Both master bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with double sinks in each


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Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate at Ocean View Beach House
average rating of 4.571429 based on 22 reviews
Rhode Island

Amazing town! Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Cardiff by the Sea is a great place to have a family vacation. This home is close to everything.

The owner was flexible with arrival dates which we really appreciated and was great with communication.The roof deck is stunning however the stairs can be a challenge to navigate they are spiral & narrow for some this could pose an issue- we did not have a problem. We had everything we needed and more. The beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys all came in handy.

The pictures and description are a true representation of the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

This home was an awkward stay, first, the home itself and furnishings are nice, and the owner helpful. The house location is awkward, too far to walk with anything like coolers, chairs, etc. not far enough to drive, I would stay higher up the hill and drive down the the beach early with my gear, you can always get a space. The rooftop terrace seems like a good idea, but it's not, little kids are a danger of falling, and if you want food, drink, or bathroom, up and down the stairs you go. There is also a post office right behind and between house and ocean so your scenery is a long way off, it is not at all what we expected from pictures

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cardiff-by-the-Sea was a true treasure. Beautifully furnished with amply space. The location was close to everything, and the roof patio had a spectacular view. The amenities included a well stocked kitchen, a bbq, a laundry room, and sports equipment for use if desired. The value of not having to order out or leave to have a great meal was priceless. The experience was so much better than being in a traditional hotel! I would absolutely choose this spot again. My overall experience with the value provided by this property is a 10!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient Location With a Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

We just had a family reunion of sorts and were fortunate enough to find this Townhouse. The location was convenient to just about everything you would need for a relaxing vacation. Our family grew up in the San Diego area and we learned a new term "Cardiff Crack", which is a must have if you are ever in the area. Thank you Carey for providing excellent accommodations for our family visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamden, CT

Great Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of spending some time at this lovely beach house. We found it to be spacious, clean and well appointed. The area is perfect..near the beach, shopping and good food. Looking forward to our next stay in beautiful Cardiff by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm in love with this condo

  • 5 of 5

My view from the top deck of the condo. 'The positive image of things blown together and then blown apart.' The clouds entwined with the sky. The sky entangled with the water. And everything else created and placed strategically and naturally in it's individual place come together to make a whole. I could wake up to this every morning. I absolutely love this condo. Comfortable, cozy, deliciously decorated with gorgeous artifacts and paintings from all over the world. Nostalgia at it's finest. Best sleep i have had in weeks. Good morning Cardiff, San Diego!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego Interntional
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encinitas Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
US 5

World-Class surfing, San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center (birdwatching) and Hiking Trails within minutes walk. Buick Open Golf Tournament, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park and Museums, Sea World, Legoland, Stephen Birch Aquarium, Seaport Village, San Diego Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Del Mar Villages, Old Town, Gaslight District, Carlsbad Outlet Center and Flower Fields. Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim - 1 ½ hours away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Additional guest above 8 $25
Cleaning fee $150

Contact us for pet requests, fees apply
Rates subject to change until reservations are confirmed

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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