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Ocean View Dream Getaway! Romantic Cardiff by the Sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Welcome to our beautiful attached home in the heart of the romantic surf town of Cardiff By The Sea. Our home is a spacious, one bedroom, one bath, newly remodeled bit of paradise. It is decorated with a tasteful mix of old Mexico and Aloha spirit.

There are Saltillo tiles through out, a roomy and fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and all the amenities. From your ocean view bedroom you can open double French doors and step out onto the tiled patio with adjoining lawn and breathe in the ocean air. You can enjoy your meals and sip wine in the ocean view sun room or on the deck overlooking the lush, colorful garden. Our lower garden includes an expansive lawn and a meditative koi pond. There is also a flat screen TV, stereo system, and overhead remote fans in every room and a gas BBQ on the deck.

Sunsets are incredible all year round and can be enjoyed wherever you are on the property. But better yet — why not walk to the beach and watch the sunset there? It will only take a few minutes to walk the two blocks to the beach where, besides sunsets, you can enjoy sunbathing, surfing, swimming, boogie boarding and scenic beach walks. There you can see dolphins, pelicans, various sea birds and even migrating whales — when in season. Our home overlooks some of the best surfing spots in California —Swami’s, Pipes and Cardiff Reef; all which are in walking distance.

The charming Cardiff by the Sea Downtown Village is only three blocks away. There you can visit the many restaurants, an upscale wine bar, Seaside gourmet market, boutiques, Iron Cross Surf Shop, the iconic Sunny Skys Bikinis and VG’S Doughnuts. One mike down the beach you can experience beachfront dining at the many varied restaurants.

Nearby attractions:

10 minutes – famous Del Mar Race Track, the village of Del Mar, the Belly Up Tavern, Legoland, the Flower Fields and strolling the San Elijo Lagoon Trails

20 minutes – Sea World, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Stephen Birch Aquarium, La Jolla, and hiking Torrey Pines State Park

30 minutes – San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, historic Balboa Park and Museums, USS Midway, Fisherman’s Landing Sport Fishing, Sea Port Village, the Gas Lamp District of downtown San Diego and Lindbergh International Airport

45 minutes to Old Mexico and 90 minutes to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm.

Keywords: Ocean view, romantic, lush tropical gardens, twin home

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin day bed in sun room (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach pass for all the local beaches and state parks, boogie boards and a soft top surfboard for learning


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Ocean View Dream Getaway! Romantic Cardiff by the Sea
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Collierville, TN (near Memphis)

Wonderful location, super cute & spacious place with ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our visit to this area of CA, and this nice, peaceful property was just perfect! We could watch sunset from lanai or deck, walk across street to beach, walk to Encinitas or Cardiff easily. Had fun exploring the nearby area plus close enough for day trip to La Jolla. Karen & Craig were very nice, accommodating and helpful. Oh, and sweet Pearl occasionally greeted us with a wagging tail to be sure we felt at home! We highly recommend this property and will be returning for longer stay!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a perfect little getaway in Cardiff by the Sea. The place was very serene, with great views and lovely gardens. Karen and Craig are so nice and close by if you need anything.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Co

Beautiful ocean views and amazing sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful fun vacation at Craig & Karen's place. We stayed for a week and packed so much in, visiting every beach up and down the road, walking to all the great shops close by, relaxing in the evenings in watching the sunset from our deck, oh and did I mention the race track in Del Mar? So much fun, what a treat to go for the first time with my daughter. All and all we had a fantastic time and so memorable. We loved everything about our place. So much character and charm! We loved all the sitting places in and outdoors. The beds were cozy and the furnishings very tasteful.

We would definitely return. Kraig and Karen made our stay especially nice because of their warmth and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs

Private, peaceful and very close to the beach and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this location and surprised that the proximity to Coast Highway and the railroad tracks was not a noise issue at all. The kitchen was great, furniture comfortable and the many seating areas nicely accommodated our family and friends who came to visit. I loved the sound of the koi pond fountain running during our usual afternoon naps. The blue water view and ocean breezes coming thru the many windows and doors kept us feeling the beach during our entire stay. The ramp walkway to the lower level was fine for my wife who has bad knees and can not make it up or down a full flight of stairs. Thanks for providing a clean, functional and comfortable property for our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time! Hope you can come back someday!!
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This Cardiff Beach house was clean, quiet and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how lovely this beach house was. It was better than the photos and very spacious. The owner was responsive for all of our questions and we could ask her any little thing to make our stay more comfortable. The rest of our family was camping at the state beach nearby and we were able to ride our bikes over to see them and ride all around town for shopping and dinners. It was a very relaxing week and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, clean and close to town

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 3 nights at this nice Encinitas beach house. We enjoyed our stay. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5:

1. No air conditioning (there are very nice ceiling fans with remotes in every room). We would have loved to just open all the windows, but there are no screens, so leaving them open all night wasn't really an option.

2. The backyard is shared by 1, maybe 2 other tenants of the same building. So, although it feels very private, we did get spied upon by a mom and her little girl. If you stay here, be sure not to walk around undressed, you might also get spied upon.

3. Parking. Luckily we decided last minute to only bring one car because when we got there, the drive way was taken up by an old RV for sale and what looked like a work truck. There is really only one true parking space for the unit.

There were many great things about this place, so it's hard not to give it 5 stars. The owners are very nice. The house is fully equipped for beach going: ice coolers, towels, umbrella, chairs, boogie boards, etc. They even include a beach parking pass, which is very cool because beach parking is about $15 a day. I would recommend renting this place, it just might not be for some folks who require certain amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed most of your stay. 1. We do not have air-conditioning because the average temperature at the beach is in the low 70's. We really don't know anyone that has air-conditioning around here. The sunroom is brand new and we do have screens. We don't us them until the summer because the ocean view is so much prettier without them. They are up right now. 2. We do not have other tenants and the backyard is for guests use only. The day you arrived we had to leave for a family emergency as there was a death of a close relative. We asked the next door neighbor to come once a day to feed the koi fish. She must have brought her toddler with her for the feeding. 3. Since it is a one bedroom, we provide parking for one car right next to the entrance to the rental. Driveway parking is the furthest away and not very convenient. Most guest really appreciate the close parking. There is also plenty of street parking for friends of our guests.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Cardiff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep. $250
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

This is a NO smoking home. Please NO smoking.

Cancellation policy:
Your deposit is refundable (minus a $100 cancellation fee) up until 60 days before your arrival. After this time it becomes non-refundable. Then, 60 days prior to your arrival the full amount is due and is non-refundable unless I can fill the space. We recommend purchasing travel insurance.
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. The monthly rate is based on 28 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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