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American Riveria Oceanview apt. big deck retro rattan retreat!

Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA
  • Apartment900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay29 nights

Apartment, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) close to the beach

Step back in time & relax in a slower era with new vintage retro rattan furniture with modern accents. Ocean view from every room except the bedroom ~ quiet, serene sunny environment to work, relax, read, Practice Yoga, meditate, or lounge on the deck. With big surf you can hear the ocean! Step out to the giant deck including patio furniture & gas char-broil big barbeque. Enter through your own entrance through the carved palm tree security door. Assigned safe parking one spot. Apt. has a wood-burning/gas log starting fireplace inside. We use & supply the apt. with environmental friendly cleaning products ~ shower has tile pebble floor like bathing in a brook. Very sunny apt. ~ Flat screen TV 32" with expanded TV channels & on demand free movies, Netflix, & apps. High speed internet & DVD player.

Includes beach equipment: towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, fins, mats, & cooler. 2 bikes. Washer/dryer located in the utility room along with space to store bikes & boards etc., horse tack in a locked storage room. Available as long/short term rental, 30 nights minimum, monthly, and corporate rental short/long term including transition moves. Perfect rental for the Del Mar Race track! (Close Manchester off-ramp)

Bedroom: Comfortable Queen size bed lots of pillows & blankets. Futon & airbed available ~ View the white water & surfers taking off on waves ~ walk out directly to a giant deck with lounge chairs, table/chairs/umbrella, gas barbeque. Located in a triplex 7 blocks from the beach high on a hill in south Cardiff. Close to the beach, restaurants, Lagoon, shopping, Del Mar Race track (fairgrounds), bus, train, shopping areas, 30 minutes to the SD zoo, Sea world, & 45 minutes to the SD Safari Park. One mile from Self Realization Fellowship.


Susan Schein

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Susan Schein

I am a professional landlord on the premises and I have a license from the city of San Diego to operate a vacation rental & apts. I graduated college with a degree in Travel/Tourism giving me a wonderful backround to assist visiting guests. For true relaxtion a vacation rental should look different from your own envrionment. I love big band partner swing dancing, enjoy the beach, reading, cruising in my vintage convertible, and walking around my unique neighborhood ~ no track housing here! I enjoy 'yard art' as I am the gardener! I also practice gentle yoga, pilates and a healthy lifestyle & positive outlook on life!

Susan Schein purchased this Apartment in 1979

Why Susan Schein chose Cardiff

Stunning ocean view, giant deck, and serene environment and quiet neighborhood. I I have owned the building for 36 years. Perfect Del Mar Race Track rental ~ Located West of the freeway and close to the beach, bus stop, Coaster & AMtrak train stations & centrally located with starbucks, Seaside specialty market, & restaurants in the Cardiff Town Center. Ideal for people with a quiet lifestyle ~ Ideal for work, corporate, relocation, vacation rental.

What makes this Apartment unique

This is the American Riviera ~ lovely simple sunny unit close to the beach but not near any traffic. Cardiff village with charming restaurants, market & starbucks is near by. Ride the waves or watch the surfers ride waves when the surf is up; located near major surf spots (storage to store your surfboard). Or just lounging & reading, watching the sea, sky & tropical foliage change throughout the day. Practice yoga (mats included in the unit), Pilates, meditation, sleep. Close to The beach, Self Realization Fellowship, the Del Mar racetrack... Super giant over-sized deck ~ barbeque ~ patio furniture. Walk the neighborhood to the lagoon. A Nice glass of wine at Sunset or enjoy the a.m. with coffee & newspaper ~ great start of the day! With the deck attached to the unit step right out directly to the deck! Chill vacation rental!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • Queen size Beds (1) Removeable pillow top bed
          If you like a very firm bed pillow top can be removed; if you prefer a softer bed pillow top left on. Night stand & chest of drawers & lamp in the bedroom Extra bed: Futon & queen size air bed can be set up in the living room easily folds up.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • No bathtub shower only

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Part of the deck view is surfers taking off on wave,: white water & sand. If the surf is big enough you can hear waves crashing! Great Sunsets!
            • Downtown
              Downtown Cardiff Seaside Market (speciality) Starbucks, Restaurants
            • Ocean View
              On a hill nice ocean view & beach & fabulous sunsets see pictures
            • Oceanfront
              Seven Blocks from the beach with front/side ocean view and can see surfers taking off on waves when the surf is big.
            • Rural
              Take a walk to the nearby Cardiff Lagoon
            • Village
              Friendly Cardiff town center is close by 8 blocks walking distance: Great Italian restuarnat 7 blocks, bars, VG Donuts, Craft Beer restaurant.
            • Water View
              You can see the beach & white water with waves crashing!


                • Adventure
                • Budget
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Fireplace
                          wood burning gas log starting fireplace.
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          two yoga mats!
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          gas log starter but a wood burning regular fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          electric wall heaters
                        • Internet
                          high speed
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          in the storage room
                        • Linens Provided
                          bedding blankets electric blanket, pillows, comforters, sheets
                        • Living Room
                          coffee table, couch, lamp, two big easy rattan chairs, ottoman, TV, fireplace ~ lots of light
                        • Parking
                          1 assigned off-street parking spot on the premises
                        • Parking Off Street
                          safe with low lights
                        • Towels Provided
                          Beach towels, deck towels, full bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes
                        • Washing Machine
                          located in the storage room (new he machine)
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          gas log starter so you do not have to build a fire.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Small Expresso coffee maker, grinder, Braun 10 cup coffee maker ~ coffee in the unit along with coffee mugs
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Pryex casserole dish, spatulas, baking, stir sticks,
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              cutting knives, steak knives, cutting board, barbeque set, ice scream scooper, wisk, coffee mugs, wine glasses, wine opener, measuring spoons, cups, baking utensils, cutting boards, wine glasses
                            • Kitchen
                              Britia water filter, blender, microwave, pots/pans, baking/pans, mixing bowl, Dishes, slow-cook crock pot, blender, carrot juicer, cookie sheets, wok, wine cooler, Salad spinner,
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              full stove
                            • Pantry Items
                              paper towels, napkins, dish towels, dish wash cloths, dish soap, salad dryer, garlic, salt & pepper & spices. Foil, storage containers, dish racks, cloth shopping bags
                            • Refrigerator
                              full refrigerator/ freezer no ice maker
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Place mats ~ 4 chairs & round table
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      part of the TV
                                    • Game Room
                                      chess set
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      high speed internet basic cable TV
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen & DVD player
                                    • Video Library
                                      Some DVDs in the unit


                                        • Balcony
                                          see giant deck
                                        • Bicycles
                                          one is brand new the other is a Schwinn beach cruiser. 1 new helmet and a bike pump & lock
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Giant deck with two lounge chairs ~ patio table 4 chairs & umbrella along with the barbeque grill & potted plants. Stairs Access down to your parked car.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Char-broil gas barbeque


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              stairs leading up to the apt. or stairs leading down to the apt.


                                                • live theater
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • If you enjoy the ocean want to relax or work and be in a quiet affordable place this is it! Back massager in the unit

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  11 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great location, epic view, well appointed apartment

                                                                  Jennifer B.

                                                                  My family of three stayed for two weeks recently and enjoyed our stay immensely. Susan was flexible with our arrival time and so welcoming! The apartment was very clean and well stocked. We appreciated the off-street parking and on premises clothes washer/dryer. Everything you will need for a day at the beach was available as was all tools needed to prepare and serve dinner out on the patio.

                                                                  The patio is the jewel in this rental's crown. Don't miss the sunsets - the view is even more lovely in person! It's also worth noting how lovely all the flowers and foliage surrounding the house are.

                                                                  Susan's home is in nice, quiet residential neighbourhood but shopping, bars and restaurants are a short walk as are a market and coffee shops. (Don't miss VG Donuts and Wednesday "pint night" at Best Pizza & Brew. )

                                                                  During our two week stay my husband needed to work remotely a few days and found the Internet connection fine to use a VPN client from.

                                                                  Cardiff beach had fairly consistent surf and there was plenty of nearby street parking. Susan's apartment is also less than 10 minutes drive to Encinitas Skate Plaza.

                                                                  We look forward to staying at Susan's again next summer.

                                                                  Being by the ocean was wonderful.

                                                                  Gail F.

                                                                  Most of the time it was quiet and one could hear the ocean come in the go out. It was spacious and relaxing.The neighborhood felt very safe.

                                                                  The kitchen was equipped with most basic necessities.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you😁

                                                                  Wonderful stay

                                                                  Meghan P.

                                                                  Great view, great stay! The place is spacious and clean with all the amenities we needed for the week. Susan is a very considerate and pleasant hostess. My family will definitely stay here again when they look for a place in Cardiff

                                                                  Great view!!

                                                                  Chris M.Allen, TX

                                                                  We had a wonderful time in Cardiff and this VRBO worked out great for us. The view is wonderful to see the sunsets over the ocean. The apartment is nice. Susan has tried to have everything that you might need while visiting. Everything was very clean. When we go back to Cardiff, we will use this VRBO whenever it is available.

                                                                  Very comfortable and convenient

                                                                  Andrew B.

                                                                  Had a fabulous time in SoCal based out of Susan's very well appointed place. Big private deck with soul satisfying view of the ocean and comfy loungers and patio set. Nicely retro Hawaiian theme and rattan makes it feel homey and laid back. Lots of room. Very clean. Close enough to everything you want but far from bustle and noise. Susan is a welcoming host who knows how to take care of people and has gone out of her way to provide whatever she thinks guests might need, including beach towels and bicycles. We'll happily go back whenever we are in the area.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I had to chance to meet these lovely guests ~ and they were AAAA+++ highly recommended!!!

                                                                  Comfort in Cardiff by the Sea

                                                                  Jan C.

                                                                  Although the decor is quite dated the apartment was spotlessly clean, had a great shower and very comfortable bed. Location is great, a short walk to Cardiff Seaside Market and the beach. Susan was a wonderful hostess, very friendly and nothing was a bother. A bonus having the off street park also. Thanks Susan, we really enjoyed our stay


                                                                  Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA

                                                                  Centrally located ~ Cardiff Lagoon is a few block away ~ nature center and walking trails ~ beach is 7 blocks away ~ library is 5 blocks away, Glen Park (tennis courts & picnicing) & kids play area 4 blocks away ~ Chart House & other restuarants (KI's health food restaurant) are straight down the hill on the water; Cardiff Market specialty food store in the Cardiff town center. Self-Realization Fellowship is 2 miles away. Post office nearby along with a Vons, Sprouts, whole foods and drugs stores within 1 fwy. off-ramp. Bike scenic Hwy. 101 up/down the coast

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                                                                  Upon check-in I need to see ID (drivers license or passport) to verify the occupant Stairs to the apt.; not wheel chair friendly Property not suitable for children under 6. (Deck does not have a gate) However, I do take children No Loud Parties or loud noise 2/3 people occupancy

                                                                  11 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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