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Cardiff Beach Cottage - Walk to the Beach, Relax in Comfort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Come and vacation in beautiful Cardiff By The Sea. You'll love your stay in this wonderful beach cottage. We are just 2 blocks from the beach and 1 block from restaurants and stores. Grab your surf or boogie board and enjoy every spectacular day in this wonderful seaside village.

This property is unique as it sits along side Rossini creek that has very lush vegatation making it very private as well. The back patio was designed to take advantage of this unique setting. Enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor firepit, dinner from the BBQ at either of the outdoor tables or shower off after surfing in the outdoor shower. Catch the beautiful sunset on the rooftop deck.

The Living Room/Kitchen is one large light and airy space. You'll love sitting back, relaxing in the comfortable living room while chatting with your friends and or family who are preparing dinner in the Kitchen or enjoying a drink at the Kitchen island. The Kitchen has everything you need to create anything you like right down to the cupcake pan.

Each bedroom has a it's own set of French Double doors that open out onto the deck. Enjoy the breeze and view of the lush back patio from your bed.

Restaurants within walking/biking distance - Rimels (Rotissiere), Zenbu (Sushi), Chart House (American), Bull Taco (Mex - at the Cardiff Campground), Wine Steals (Specialty Wines/Cheese Platter), Pipes (Breakfast), Las Olas (Mex), Ki's (Organic), Yogi's Sports Bar (Drinks/Burgers). Further down the road in Downtown Encinitas a short bike or drive, Q'ero (Peruvian), Trattoria Trulli (Italian), El Callejon (Mex - over 100 different tequilas), Sushi Do (Sushi), Potato Shack (Breakfast/Lunch), Lotus Cafe (Organic), so many more.......

Enjoy all the nearby attractions - Legoland (15 min), Del Mar Race Track (10 min), Sea World (20 min), San Diego Zoo (20 min), Wild Animal Park (25 min), Gaslamp District Downtown (25 min), Cedros Design District in Solana Beach Shopping (5 min), Belly Up Tavern (Food/Live Music - 5 min), La Jolla Dining/Shopping (20 min), La Costa Resort/Spa (10 min), Torrey Pines Golf/Hiking (15 min). Train Depot close by in downtown Encinitas. Take a ride downtown to the Gaslamp District, catch a Padres Baseball or Chargers Football game or see a live concert any of the great venues.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Dawn

Cardiff is just one of those places you fall in love with. Easy living at it's best. From the wonderful sunsets, beautiful beaches & great community. Having been here for over 20 years it's just a fabulous place to enjoy life. We speak German, Swiss German and Spanish. *Man spricht Deutsch

*Und Schwiizer Duetsch

*Se' Habla Espanol

Why Dawn chose San Diego County

We love Cardiff! We live and work here.

What makes this cottage unique

Lush, private location. Walk to the Beach, Restaurants, Shops, detached 1 bedroom/bathroom garden suite.


Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time! I love your bungalow. Both of my daughters were with me, both out of college, and so you know that between the 3 of us we had so much fun looking at everything you have done and how charming it was and we loved how it had such good and postive energy. Also, my daughter's boyfriend was there and his wish is to start up his

own landscaping business someday and so he spent hours just looking at all your plants and how meticulously you have planned out your garden. The only thing is that we were so snug and cozy in your house that sometimes half the day would pass and we never bothered to get around to leaving! (grin) So we would have to start putting limits on ourselves,

saying things like "ok, so tomorrow, let's all get up and plan to leave by 10 am" or else we realized we might spend the entire day just whiling away our time sitting in the garden. We had a marvelous time.
Sep 2011
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Cardiff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 1 King Bed, Queen size Beds (2) One of the 3 bedrooms is in a detached garden suite with Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lush Landscaping Front & Back, Outdoor Surfers Shower, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Patio Heaters, Indoor/Outdoor speakers, Swivel 42' Flat Screen Plasma TV in Living Room, Rooftop Deck with Peak Ocean View, Ample on site Parking (RV , Horse Trailer-Racing Season). One the 3 bedrooms is in a detached garden suite. All bathrooms have beautiful glass and travertine walk in showers there are no bathtubs.


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Cardiff Beach Cottage - Walk to the Beach, Relax in Comfort
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Green Valley, AZ

Cardiff Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at this Cardiff Beach Cottage, and would have loved to spend the whole year. Everything about it was just perfect--from how charming it is to how wonderfully equipped it is! The location is great for walking everywhere and the backyard is amazing! Could not have been more pleased!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So delightful!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and 2 dogs, with occasional overnight guests had an absolutely wonderful experience at this charming home. It was everything we expected and more. Dawn and Bruno could not have been more accommodating to our needs. Their lovely home was extremely clean and very well equipped. It was a great space both inside and outside. We used the outdoor living space regularly congregating around the fire pit or catching a little sun on the rooftop deck, which is sheltered and 60 degrees felt like 75. Inside we had all the amenities you could ask for and more, including their guide book of the area with great suggestions of things to do. It was a short walk to a neat town on the ocean with coffee shops, restaurants, and a fabulous Seaside Market that we still miss not having access to their gourmet products. Their photos and descriptions are very accurate and they could not be nicer people to deal with. It was really a treat to be there and we will be back again

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Amazing place - felt at home & pampered all at once

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and stayed at Don & Dawn's place. It was PERFECT. Owners were there and ready to help if we needed but never intrusive. Listing was accurate but the house was even more wonderful. Home was so clean, so tasteful, so well-equipped. We used the heaters & fire pit on the patio while playing games in the evening. The landscaping was so lush - it felt like a very private oasis! The grill was great. The location couldn't be better. I want to live in this home forever. My adult children asked if we could make it an annual vacation! I could not have asked for more. Be sure to say hello to the hysterical surprise in the master bathroom. LOVED LOVED LOVED EVERYTHING! Thank you so much Dawn.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, OK


  • 5 of 5

The goal of the trip was to relax and slow down. The trip provided just that, and the cottage was the perfect place to stay. I spent a good amount of time reading reviews for places to stay, if you are doing the same, stop have found your place. We walked to the beach in Cardiff, we walked to dinner in Encinitas, we walked to Swami's beach and Solana beach. Each morning we enjoyed running the hills of the neighborhood, grabbing a coffee and hot muffin from Pipe's and retreating to the cottage for a morning of peace. Thank you a beautiful place that helped in making for a perfect trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA

Cardiff-By-The Sea Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned (sadly) from our vacation home in Cardiff-By-The-Sea. Everyone (including the dog) had a wonderful time. Dawn and Bruno provided us with everything and more that we would need during our stay. The house was tranquil and well stocked. We could have stayed a month and not needed anything! Bruno met us at the house and gave us the tour... he described all the local places of interest and most everything was in walking distance. Dawn had also put together a binder with all the information on local beaches, restaurants and activities. We had a great time exploring the neighborhood, we even found a dog park that was 2 blocks from the house! We highly recommend this very comfortable house. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sierra Vista, AZ

Cozy wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We took two small dogs and our three older children with us to stay at this cottage. The owners are wonderful and the cottage is beautiful. We loved that we could walk to the local market and Starbucks in less than two minutes. We were also able to walk to the beach. We loved staying here plus it is in the middle of other house but because of the design you feel very secluded. We can't wait to go back. Which may be very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Rimels/Zenbu/Shanti/Bestawan/Wine Steals
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lomas Sante Fe
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rimels/Zenbu/Bestawan/Wine Steals
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: not necessary

Surf Board, 2 Boogie Boards, 6 Beach Chairs, Beach Towels & Cooler available on property for your use. There is also a Surf board and Bike rental shop just 2 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

We are a Monthly ONLY rental. For stays longer than 3 months the rate is $5,500 per month and the tenant pays all utilities. For stays less than 3 months (1, 2 or 3 months) the rate is $8,500 per month and includes all utilities. No pets and No smoking please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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