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Seaside Italian Villa - 180 Degree Views! Spectacular Sunsets! Hear The Waves!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront; 3Br/3Ba; Luxury Furnished; Walk To Village; 2 M. To DelMar Racetrack

View is directly over Cardiff Reef - spanning La Jolla to Oceanside. Spectacular sunsets! Walk 50 yards to Cardiff Reef and Cardiff State Beach. Enjoy the fresh sea breeze by day and fall asleep to the sounds of breaking waves. Three bedroom, three bath, 2200 sq.ft. two-level townhome with 2-car garage. Enjoy the custom blend of old-world Tuscan charm and all-new EVERYTHING with luxury furnishings and 'abundanza' amenities for entertaining your family, friends, clients...or just yourself. Two blocks to Cardiff Village shopping, restaurants and shopping. Two miles to famous Del Mar racetrack. One mile to downtown Encinitas.

Features include:

** Huge great room, spacious 2nd master bedroom and large front patio...ALL overlooking the ocean

** Kitchen with designer cabinetry, limestone floors/walls, granite counters, leaded glass skylight, copper sink, oiled-bronze faucets and Dacor stainless steel appliances.

** Gaze at the ocean through a panoramic window while cooking over your stove!

** Third bedroom is designed to host multiple guests OR use as an office. Full size pull out couch with desk provides cozy office or easily converts to a bedroom. Loft area above has two twin beds for additional sleep space.

** Bathrooms with granite and marble floors and enclosures, glazed walls, custom fixtures, vanities and hardware...leaded glass windows!

** Premium, oil-rubbed, distressed hardware throughout entire home

** Hand-built bar with granite counter and Venetian pain finish enclosure

** Hand-built entertainment center w/marble top and 50' mounted Sony Plasma TV

** Marble full-wall fireplace with custom carved mantelpiece

** Dual pane windows and sliders with custom woodwork and marble window sills

** Built-in custom barbeque

** Slate patio, walkway and courtyard

** Old-world arched entry door with leaded glass surrounds

** Custom stone work with fountain on exterior entry

** Dramatic stencil and moulding on entry ceiling

** All recessed halogen lighting with dimmers

** Custom glazed and Venetian plaster paint treatment throughout entire home

** Custom wrought-iron stair railings

** Arches over walkthroughs throughout entire home

** 12' Crown moulding and 6' baseboards throughout entire home

** Mediterranean courtyard

......and more


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About John

My wife and I remodeled our “treasure overlooking the ocean” thinking we would live there for the rest of our lives. We spared no expense creating the old-world Tuscan home of our dreams. As our family grew, we decided to move into a larger home downtown knowing that someday we would return to our dream house. With that in mind, we selectively choose tenants that appreciate this exquisite home and will care for it as we would. We have taken great care to furnish and appoint the villa to ensure that all who spend time there can enjoy it as we do. It offers a serene, naturally beautiful 'away from it all' experience as well as the ability to richly entertain family and friends!

John purchased this townhome in 1999

Why John chose Cardiff

Living on the beach listening to the sounds of the ocean is truly a dream come true. Drawing upon our European backgrounds, we remodeled every square inch of the home to become our own special villa. Nature's beauty surrounds us always and liviing here is as though we are always on vacation. Dinner on the patio is accompanied by rolling waves and the sun making its way through another magical sunset. Surrounded by the ocean and the San Elijo Wildlife Preserve and Lagoon, you are truly in Nature's heaven. The Village is just two blocks away for local restaurants, shopping and services, with easy access to freeways and highways. Tennis, golf, and the Del Mar Racetrack are but minutes away.

What makes this townhome unique

Living across from the beach, listening to ocean waves, watching dramatic sunsets and living in your own villa makes every day seem like a vacation!


Cardiff Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Beautiful Bianca Carrera marble floor, shower and surrounds
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful marble shower surrounds and travertine floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Special effect paint; glass mosiac floor; granite shower
  • Bathroom three is on 1st floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Full ocean view; cath ceilings; walk-in closet; 2nd closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet; cath ceiling; large windows; courtyard view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Office/BR with pullout couch (sleeps 2) + 2 twin loft beds
  • Bedroom three is on first floor, as is third bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property. Kids enjoyed the loft beds downstairs. Adults enjoyed the spectacular ocean views and balcony off the master bedroom. Train tracks are definitely busy and can be loud, but it wasn't a huge deal for us. Location was awesome! Great restaurants nearby, and centrally located for all of our activities.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb location Excellent views

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Short walk to coffee and breakfast locations and importantly the beach. Tennis court just a couple blocks away. Outstanding views of ocean, surfers and sunset ! Ideally located between del mar and Encinitas. House very nicely maintained and fireplace useful w nite air chill.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't beat this ocean view and location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great ocean view where you can watch the surfers and sunsets, look no further. This home is in the perfect location, walking distance to everything Cardiff has to offer. The Master Suite shares the same amazing West views and you can wake up to the sound of the waves and sunrise color swirls from your bed. All three bedrooms were very comfortable and 3 full bathrooms makes it great for multiple families. Encinitas to the North and Solana Beach to the South are great places to check out as well (lots of great restaurants and shops), but being in Cardiff is the sweet spot! The front patio has a gas fireplace and BBQ which is perfect for relaxing throughout the day and during sunset. We cannot wait to come back! The owner is very attentive and you can tell takes great pride in his home. The attention to detail throughout the home is wonderful. This is luxury at the beach, in a casual atmosphere where you can kick back and relax. Heaven on Earth.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Beautifully appointed accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Not only is this property close to the beach and shops, it is very well decorated with a fully stocked kitchen. The stunning views, crisp ocean breeze and sound of the ocean set the perfect scene for a glass of wine on the terrace or lull you into a restful sleep.

If surfing is your forte, this spot is perfect. Some of the best breaks in San Diego are located steps or a short (less than a mile) drive away.

The owner is very kind as well. You will not regret any aspect of your stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the terrific review and for staying at the Cardiff property. We strive to be your home away from home and its gratifying to hear you had a terrific experience! Hope you stay again in the future!
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Perfect Getaway House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful home this past weekend and we had the best time. The pictures on site are great but it’s even better in person. We were all speechless when we walked in. Every detail of this home was gorgeous and the owner has kept this place up very nicely. Plenty of spaces to sleep and it was stocked up with all the essentials (towels, beach towels, blankets, soap, kitchenware, etc.). We loved sitting in the living room or out in the patio around the fire pit and enjoying the views. The beach is a short walk and there is a Starbucks and plenty of restaurants close by. John was very helpful and great to work with. We highly recommend staying here and would stay here again for the next getaway in San Diego.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Raquel! I'm very glad you enjoyed our property and your time in Cardiff on the occasion of your 40th wedding anniversary! Hope to see you again soon! John
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for Spring Break this year. We brought our 3 kids (ages 4,6 and 8) and they loved it too. We roasted smores every night on the outside fire pit and watched the sun go down. The beach was a short walk away and there are plenty of restaurants and a fabulous grocery store down the road. The house was stocked with all essentials. Legoland is a very short drive. Disneyland is a little over an hour away, and its easy to get to San Diego to see the zoo and other attractions. I would DEFINITELY stay again and would recommend to couples and families.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Solana Beach
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Cardiff State Beach
Car: recommended

The ocean (Cardiff State Beach and Cardiff Reef) are across the street. The San Elijo Lagoon and Wildlife Preserve is two blocks away. Cardiff by the Sea is rated by Surfer Magazine as one of the best beach and surf communities in the United States. Incredible climate year-round. Incredible surfing year-round. Launch your kayak or stand-up paddle-board and cruise the lazy river to the ocean!

There are several restaurants and boutiques within walking distance (Cardiff Village and 101 Highway -Wine Steals Rimels, Zenbu, Pipes, VG’s Doughnuts, Pacific Grill, and Beach House) and there are dozens more within a mile. Cardiff, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar restaurants host many types of food, wine bars, wonderful breakfast cafes and pubs. We have an amazing neighborhood market (Seaside market) within walking distance with a StarBucks coffeehouse next to it.

Nearby attractions include:

- Legoland, La Costa Resort and Spa, Del Mar Race Track, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach/Cedros district, all within 10-15 minutes

- Sea World, 20 min. south

- Famous La Jolla, Cove and Village 20 mins. south

- World famous San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, Old Town, 30 min. south

- Downtown San Diego (GasLamp District, Seaport Village, Embarcadero, USS Midway, Star of India sailing ship, Coronado island, historic Hotel Del Coronado), 40 mins. south

- Wild Animal Park, 45 mins. east

- Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, 1 hour north

- Temecula Winery region, 60 minutes northeast

- Los Angeles, 90 minutes north

The Coaster train runs from Oceanside to Downtown San Diego and the Solana Beach train station is 5 mins south

The Amtrak train runs all the way through Orange County, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $500

Off season rental requires 6 month lease.
Cancellation policy: cancellation request >60 days from start of scheduled stay, 50% of the total payment will be refunded. If request is less than 60 days from start of scheduled stay, no payment will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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