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

(7 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Full ocean view; cath ceilings; walk-in closet; 2nd closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large closet; cath ceiling; large windows; courtyard view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Office/BR with pullout couch (sleeps 2) + 2 twin loft beds...moreless

  • Bedroom three is on first floor, as is third bathroom.

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Beautiful Bianca Carrera marble floor, shower and surrounds...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Beautiful marble shower surrounds and travertine floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Special effect paint; glass mosiac floor; granite shower...moreless

  • Bathroom three is on 1st floor


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

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


  • Dining:

    Beautiful paint finishes; hand-carved bar cabinetry with granite top....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Storage cabinets on three walls; sink; tiled floor; attic overhead; two countertops; washer/dryer; refrigerator....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large great room; custom paint finishes; all-wood flooring; 50' Sony flat screen television; fireplace; hand-carved entertainment unit; wine closet; full ocean view. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two cars in garage and two in driveway. Accessible street parking also available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Exquisite granite countertops; distressed cabinetry; limestone flooring; handcrafted leaded glass skylight; top-line appliances; pullout cabinets; cook at your stove overlooking the ocean! ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Two - one is in garage ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front patio with 180 degree ocean view; master bedroom patio overlooking ocean; courtyard patio....moreless

  • Golf:

    Courses available 5-15 minutes away: Torrey Pines; La Costa; Aviara... ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Apr 16 - May 25, 2017
6 night min stay
$2,800 $7,900
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
6 night min stay
$3,400 $9,400
Peak Summer and Racing Season
Jun 30 - Sep 9, 2017
6 night min stay
$3,700 $13,600
Fall Season
Sep 10 - Nov 12, 2017
6 night min stay
$2,500 $7,600
Holiday and Winter Race Season
Nov 13 - Jan 7, 2018
6 night min stay
$2,900 $7,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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:

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Diego
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Solana Beach
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 5
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Ski Resort
Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
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!

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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  • Unobstructed view with luxury style!

    Unobstructed view with luxury style!

  • Dramatic sunsets!

    Dramatic sunsets!

  • God's Canvas!

    God's Canvas!

  • Stunning Sunset!

    Stunning Sunset!

  • Stormy sunset!

    Stormy sunset!

  • Amen!


  • Upstairs second bedroom

    Upstairs second bedroom

  • Courtyard


  • Living Room Overlooking Ocean!

    Living Room Overlooking Ocean!

  • Patio Area and Firepit

    Patio Area and Firepit

  • Typical sunset

    Typical sunset

  • Living Room Overlooking Ocean

    Living Room Overlooking Ocean

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Rustic Kitchen

    Rustic Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Beautiful ending!

    Beautiful ending!

  • Sunset Halo!

    Sunset Halo!

  • Kick up your feet!

    Kick up your feet!

  • Hawaii or Cardiff?

    Hawaii or Cardiff?

  • Heaven on Earth

    Heaven on Earth

  • Day's End

    Day's End

VRBO #442902

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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