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The Ideal Relaxing Beach Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bathroom 5 1/2 blocks from the beach

Very comfortable & cozy 1 bedroom 1 bath Beach flat. Property is just 5 1/2 blocks from Cardiff state beach and a little further to our wonderful local grocery store (Seaside Market) & restaurants. Walk through the front gate and you are welcomed with a beautiful cascading water feature/fish pond, lush tropical landscape, small fire-pit, outdoor deep seated sofa, seated eating area for 4 and stainless steel natural gas BBQ. Step inside the 8 ft. tall French doors into the super comfortable living room with plush sofa (pulls out into a full size bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress for guest(s), 42' flat screen TV, surround sound, huge selection of free Netflix movies, Wi-Fi and several fun board games. Kitchen is fully loaded with all you need for cooking/dining and includes all stainless steel appliances. The bedroom has a queen size bed with a gel foam memory topper for added comfort, TV and corner desk area. French doors off the bedroom open onto the side deck with an outdoor surfers shower. Bathroom includes a tub & shower with glass door and granite walls, granite topped sink and soft cotton towels. There is a stacked washer & dryer available in the unit. Included is a private parking spot that fits a compact or mid size car. Larger cars or RV's will have to park on the street. Included with this space are 2 bikes, 2 boogie boards, 1 surf board, beach umbrella, beach towels and beach cooler.

Restaurants within walking/biking distance - Rimels (Rotissiere), Zenbu (Sushi), Chart House (American), Pacific Coast Grill (Great Ocean View), Bull Taco (Mex - at the Cardiff Campground), Wine Steals (Specialty Wines/Cheese Platter), Pipes (Breakfast), Las Olas (Mex), Ki's (Organic), Tower 13 (Drinks/Burgers). Further down the road in Downtown Encinitas a short bike or drive, Q'ero (Peruvian), Trattoria Trulli (Italian), El Callejon (Mex - over 100 different tequilas), Sushi Do (Sushi), Potato Shack (Breakfast/Lunch), Lotus Cafe (Organic), so many more.......

Enjoy all the nearby attractions - Legoland (15 min), Del Mar Race Track (10 min), Sea World (20 min), San Diego Zoo (20 min), Wild Animal Park (25 min), Gaslamp District Downtown (25 min), Cedros Design District in Solana Beach Shopping (5 min), Belly Up Tavern (Food/Live Music - 5 min), La Jolla Dining/Shopping (20 min), La Costa Resort/Spa (10 min), Torrey Pines Golf/Hiking (15 min). Train Depot close by in downtown Encinitas. Take a ride downtown to the Gaslamp District, catch a Padres Baseball or Chargers Football game or see a live concert any of the great venues.

Enjoy our wonderful San Diego weather and all that San Diego has to offer! **Need something larger? See our other property on VRBO #347201

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017


Cardiff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Soft cotton towels included, storage on side and under sink, shower walls sink top are in granite and shower door glass. Aggregate stone floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Gel foam memory topper, linens included, large dresser, closet, TV, desk, French door, berber carpet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Need something larger? Check out our other properties on VRBO #347201 and #469512


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

The Ideal Relaxing Beach Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property had impressive attention to detail. Dawn had the rental stocked with any amenities we would have needed. They have created a peaceful, tropical escape out of this one bedroom rental. They were quick to respond to all questions I had. We will definitely stay at this location again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nicest, most caring Hosts you will probably ever meet!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for three months from 2/6/16 through 4/30/16. Every single detail was as described. The location was really perfect for anyone wanting to be in a quiet neighborhood close to the ocean. It has off street parking and every kind of Beach equipment I needed.

One feature stood out the most and that was the owners, Dawn and Bruno, who were so helpful. They helped with any questions I had. They were also very fun and enjoyable to be around. I would highly recommend staying there and I will never forget my stay there.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, NJ

Outstanding accommodation!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything mentioned in the description is precise and accurate - this place is better than you could possibly imagine! Beautifully designed and decorated, every possible convenience, clean, modern appliances, a walk to the wonderful resources Cardiff has to offer. And the business-end is beautifully handled by Dawn - she responds within 24 hours, is very flexible and willing to attempt to meet requests, she provides plenty of information to make your arrival seamless. There are absolutely no suggestions I could offer to improve on this rental - it is just lovely! I definitely will book again with Bruno and Dawn as this spot!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was the PERFECT place to stay! Cozy, secluded and private with easy access to the beach and the Cardiff area, I could not have asked for a better location. Dawn was wonderful to interact with - always quick to respond via email and truly cared about making this a great experience. The amenities provided and the care with which they have decorated/stocked the cottage is superb. The off street parking was great - I rarely moved my car since everything in Cardiff and Encinitas was close enough to walk. The surfer shower was such a great addition - especially coming back from walks on the beach. Sitting outside in the mornings and evenings, with the fountain, was a great way to start and end my day. Oh, and the bed was extremely comfortable.

Dawn and Bruno also provide a book of area things to do, see and which was so helpful. I tried many of the restaurants, most within walking distance. The Cardiff area is SO cute and definitely a place I will return to visit. There are hiking trails close by and you can almost always see surfers in the water as you walk down towards Seaside Market (which is a MUST visit) and the beach.

All in all, this cottage was everything I hoped for, and more. I can't wait to come back and stay again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in Dawn and Bruno's apartment. It was a perfect location to explore Cardiff and the environs. Dawn responded to all our emails within minutes and was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. The apartment was superbly organized, immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly want. We cooked dinner most nights and I wish our own kitchen at home was as well equipped. The bed was extremely comfortable, the water pressure in the shower was great. The apartment even came with Netflix! My only hesitation in recommending the place is that it might mean it won't be available the next time we want to come visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cambridge, MA

Exceptional hideaway with the most delightful hosts

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to know what to add to other guests' enthusiastic endorsements other than to agree with all of them and to underscore the effort that Dawn & Bruno make to ensure their guests enjoy the cottage, all its amenities, and everything Cardiff and Encinitas have to offer. Dawn is simply amazing in her decorating skill (the cottage and garden look even better in real life than in the pictures here), the thoroughness with which she provides for everything you could possibly need (kitchen, bath and washer/dryer supplies) and the extreme cleanliness of the place upon arrival. This is the perfect spot if you like to merge the indoors and outdoors. You simply throw open all the doors and the garden and the living room are one. The outdoor shower is a great addition. The parking spot is a very helpful addition in this neighborhood. 8 minute walk to the beach. Perfect. I stayed for six weeks, and I've already reserved my return.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Rimels, Zenbu, Office, Kraken, Wine Steals
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lomas Sante Fe - Solana Beach
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Coaster Downtown Encinitas
Nearest Motorway
101 and 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cardiff State Beach
Car: recommended

Come enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather in this wonderful property. Very comfortable space to relax and enjoy after a day of checking out the area, spending time at our many beaches or touring San Diego. We are just 5 1/2 blocks from the Cardiff State Beach and about a mile away from Downtown Encinitas. Cardiff is central to everything you'll want to see and do!!


Rates & Availability

Cardiff Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 8 2017 - Oct 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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