|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Hi and welcome to our charming beach house in Cardiff by the Sea. Located in the middle of Cardiff's walking district, and super close to the Pacific Ocean. We are centrally located in San Diego. Our home is 25 minutes from Downtown San Diego, The Zoo, Sea World and the San Diego Airport. Legoland and Palomar Airport are 15 minutes away.
Our home has easy direct access to world class surfing and beaches, the Seaside Market, Starbucks, VG Donuts, shopping, and great restaurants and bars.
Restaurant Row on the Pacific Coast highway is within minutes from our house.
Enjoy also the nightlife of our area and nearby downtown Encinitas.
Our Beach House is artsy and colorful. We have three bedrooms and two baths, and sleep 5-6. We have a front and back deck that look onto the Cardiff Estuary (which has a field station and open walkways). Our front yard is a gem.
Before my husband and I retired we owned a local Pizza Restaurant for twenty years. We have been married for 40 years and have two sons, two daughter in laws and four grandchildren. With one more on the way. We want to travel more:)
Susan Olson, owner purchased this house in 1978
We bought this property because we love the beach. It's a piece of land my whole family hopes stays in the family for generations.
I fell in love with my home the minute I saw the estuary from the front deck. One of our favorite things to still do is walk down and swim or surf. I love the proximity to the beach.
Thank you so much for the kind words. You were great guests. If you ever need a recommendation please do not hesitate to ask.
Glad you liked the area, Cardiff is a wonderful place.
Take care and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
This was more than a beach place. It was an oasis.
It is clear the owners have put heart and soul into
creating a welcoming home.
The tropical landscape, the bird feeders (complete with birdseed for
your stay!), the pool and the many choices of sitting areas made for a
The house itself was warm, spacious and welcoming with lovely sitting spaces
especially the kitchen area surrounded by windows.
The location was great. You can walk to the beach, restaurants, stores
lagoon. And if you like rocks this is the place!!!(I'm a rock lover!)
Joni who lived upstairs was great.
We would stay again in a heartbeat!
Four of us all enjoyed our stay so much. It is such a welcoming place, and there must be a thousand amazing, beautiful plants. I think we vacationed in the Garden of Eden. It seems that the owners must be extremely thoughtful people. The pictures do not do justice to the convenience and comfort of the property. We would love to return here.
The home is quaint as described and definitely artsy and colorful, an enjoyable place to explore. The beds and furniture are comfortable and the kitchen serviceable. The baths are dated but clean (if a tub is needed for small children it really doesn't work for them). The outdoor shower is great for rinsing off after the beach and hiking. The TV is great along with its channel selections and numerous movies. The toys for the kiddos and books for all are nice pluses. The pool is good for cooling off (not heated; not sure we would have used it much if the weather had been cooler). The view of the Estuary is limited. My husband and I were able to walk to the beach, the Estuary, restaurants and a small market but our daughter and her 2 children (a preschooler and kindergartner) didn't feel comfortable walking in the narrow streets without sidewalks. Parking at the beach is a challenge so walking is recommended. The tenant is friendly but unlike other reviewers, we did notice she was there (can hear walking above in the master bedroom as well as talking, music, TV coming from the open windows and doors). The biggest negative: the house does not get any cross breeze and there is only one small fan in the master bedroom. The house was stuffy and hot our entire stay (we realize our stay was in July and told by locals that it was unusually hot and muggy, however, a few fans would have helped a great deal - we knew the house was not air conditioned before our arrival but expected cross ventilation for cooling). One other issue - lack of storage for our personal belongings. We utilize vacation rentals quite frequently (we've rented 9 places in the past 5 years) and this is the first time we have had most of the closets and drawers filled with the owners belongings. This made us feel a little uncomfortable. Overall, our stay was fine and the location worked for a day trips to Balboa Park, LEGOLAND, Coronado, the Safari Park and other places. I would recommend the house but probably won't consider renting it again for our family (although we travel to San Diego about once a year).
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this precious home. The grounds were just beautiful and i loved sitting outside in the morning watching the birds come to the bird feeder. The rooms were comfy and there was such a huge selection of DVDs that we always had something to watch at night. There was a nice park 2 blocks away and the beach was within waking distance. We would definitely stay again.
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your home for four nights in July. We absolutely loved all of the artsy touches around the houses along with the beautiful gardens. There were plenty of communal areas to gather, we loved the view, and the house definitely felt warm and cozy like a "home" should be. We will definitely try to rent this house again!
We are extremely close to the beach, and are at the south end of Cardiff's flat walking district. We are also close to many restaurants, bars, gym, yoga, Spa, new Library, cleaners, and Starbucks. Four of the top surfing beaches are 5 minute away in both directions. Legoland is 15 minutes from our home. The San Diego Zoo and Sea World and the Downtown Gas Lamp District are about 25 minutes from us. One of the Beach gems of our area, Moonlight Beach, is a 10 minute drive. Moonlight has a brand new kids playing area, Sand Beach courts for volleyball and a new very cool concession stand. Plus to the right is another great surf spot. Glenn park is 0.2 miles from our home.
The Del Mar Race track is 4.7 miles....a 10 minute drive along a beautiful coast.
Valley View Casino is 50 minutes away. Fun place.
Tenant on premises.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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