Quaint Beach House Minutes from Famed Cardiff Reef. Family Friendly.

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View of the Estuary from our front deck


Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require at least one adult over the age of 25 be renting/staying at the property during rental period....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children friendly home. Short walk to Glenn Park. Pac and Play...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We do not have a problem with smoking outside. No inside smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    One small brick lip to the front door. All inside areas of the house are flat pavers....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • The Master bedroom is spacious and has a king size bed with memory foam. There is a master bathroom. The queen size bedroom has a flat screen television. The futon/double bedroom is roomy and has a shelf with kids toys. The second bathroom is close to both these rooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Tiled bathroom with a side door....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


  • Both bathrooms are tiled and very cool. The outside shower is private with running hot or cold water. A great way to rinse off after the beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This beach house is in a quiet neighborhood in walking distances to many amenities. The three minute walk to the top of the bluff has a 180 degree ocean view. Unobstructed...beautiful. Sunset with a glass of wine is a must. ...moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    AT&T Channels and Movie Channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two flat screen televisions. Bedroom television set up for movies. We have lots of DVD's to choose from. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Legos, puzzles, games etc...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have lots of DVD movies to pick from....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From our front deck you can see the Cardiff Estuary...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Roller Blading
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Lovely open dinning room with lots of light....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Internet:

    WiFi available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillow cases and pillows for all beds ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Nice open room....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee and cream for the first couple of days. Large Keurig...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both inside and outside dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Open convenient kitchen. Nice butcher bloc counters. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    KitchenAid great oven....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    two beach cruisers...moreless

  • Boat:

    Carlsbad Lagoon rents boats and jet skis. 10 minute drive...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Charming front deck, one of the best views....moreless

  • Golf:

    La Costa and Lomas Sante Fe 3 par Golf courses are within 15 minutes of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice tropical gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Big Bear less than 3 hours away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free at Glenn Park....two blocks away...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool is not heated in winter months. Solar cover spring and summer....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$265 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,795 $7,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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11.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palomar Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Shanty Cocktail Lounge
3.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lomas Sante Fe Country Club
2.6 Miles
Nearest Train
Encinitas Coaster
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Fwy 5
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
135 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cardiff Reef

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: 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:)

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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of the Estuary from our front deck

    View of the Estuary from our front deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Second Bathroom

    Second Bathroom

  • Futon Bedroom

    Futon Bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Dinning room with view to the front yard

    Dinning room with view to the front yard

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Glenn Park down the street

    Glenn Park down the street

  • Goodbye and thanks for looking!

    Goodbye and thanks for looking!

  • Welcome


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Dinning room

    Dinning room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom Shower

    Master Bedroom Shower

  • Front Yard, dinning room window

    Front Yard, dinning room window

  • Back yard pool area

    Back yard pool area

  • Cardiff Reef

    Cardiff Reef

VRBO #499742

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Quaint Beach House Minutes From Famed Cardiff Reef. Family Friendly.

Cardiff, San Diego County, CA, USA #499742

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