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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 2 - 3 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

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View Dream Getaway! Romantic Cardiff by the Sea
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
Yorba Linda California

weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice home, well kept which has everything you need. Karen and Craig are very nice and there most of the time if you need something. The location is perfect if you want to walk the Beaches. One day we did the southern side from San Elijo State Beach to Solona Beach, ending the day doing the trails at San Elijo Lagoon Annie's trail. Next day we parked at Swami's Beach and walked pass Moonlight Beach, lunch in encinatas and visiting the Self-Realization Fellowship Encinatas garden on the way back. Great for weekends or long stays based on other guests reviews.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our visit to beautiful Cardiff by the Sea..........

  • 4 of 5

From the first day that we received a nice welcome note form the owners, until the day we left, we were very happy we were able to spend our vacation there. The home was comfortable and spacious. The view was beautiful. There were nice restaurants and stores within easy driving distance. The weather was very cooperative - nice sunny days, but still mild temperatures. We would definitely recommend this home to family members and friends, and we hope to return sometime in the future.

Thank you for sharing your home!

Thank you for the "Ocean View Dream Getaway"!

Sincerely, John and Donna Skouse

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to beach and plenty of great places to eat close by

  • 3 of 5

There were only two of us but this unit could sleep two adults and two kids. The bathroom was very clean (always important too us) and the kitchen was great. The out area has plenty of places to relax. If air conditioning is important for you you might not like this unit. There are plenty of ceiling fans and we had no issues with sleeping as the temperature drops at night. Parking is limited at the unit so if you have more than one vehicle talk to the owner about where to park. We were also able to drop off our bags early while the house was being cleaned and picked up our beach pass and had a great time at the beach the day we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely property. Karen made a point to drop by and introduce herself the first day, and she was most gracious. Her and her husband live on the upper level of the home. It is peaceful and serene. Great getaway!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable Security Dep. $250
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

  • 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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