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American Riveria Oceanview apt. big deck retro rattan retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Susan Schein
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 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!


Cardiff Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • One child is allowed recommended over 7 years old as the deck has no gate (safety reasons) and is on the second floor; or very young (1 years old)
  • When checking in I need to see a photo ID (passport/drivers license) to verify occupancy.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • No bathtub shower only
  • 1 Bedroom, 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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American Riveria Oceanview apt. big deck retro rattan retreat!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Being by the ocean was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you😁
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Great location, epic view, well appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had to chance to meet these lovely guests ~ and they were AAAA+++ highly recommended!!!
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Comfort in Cardiff by the Sea

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cardiff town center 5 blocks
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Solana beach station Amtrak & Coaster commuter
Nearest Ski
135 Miles
big bear or wrightwood
Nearest Point of Interest
vacation rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Cardiff lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach & restaurants
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $300

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

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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