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Beach Front Getaway Waiting For You! 5 minute walk to sandy beaches

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

Description

Cardiff House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect location to enjoy the beach and the Del Mar Fair and Del Mar Racetrack

If you are looking for a vacation home where from the comfort of the deck or living area you can enjoy the view of waves breaking, then look no further. Unlike other vacation places where the ocean view is over roof tops and looking through power lines, the only view in front of this home is the Pacific Ocean. Reasonably priced, this vacation home is only a few minute walk to the beach. The upstairs living area's floor is covered with beautiful imported teak from Brazil. The small unit has been sound proofed from the main home to provide privacy to both parts of the home. It is on two levels and can be privately entered from the exterior of both the top and bottom floors. Cardiff by the Sea is perfectly located in the north county of San Diego, California, to enjoy most any type of outdoor activity imaginable! Because you will be living at an ocean front property the logical first choice for an outdoor activity will be the beach. Cardiff by the Sea is widely known for its surfing, body surfing, sun bathing, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding, bicycle riding, fantastic sunsets and, of course, leisurely walks along the beach. If you are a golfer, then you will find many beautiful courses close by. Fine restaurants are an easy walk to Pacific Coast Highway including the world famous Chart House, which is literally located right on the sand! Many interesting shops are in Old Downtown Encinitas, just a 10 minute walk away. 2015 San Diego County Fair (in the seaside community of Del Mar, just 3 miles south of Cardiff) will run from June 5th thru July 5th. This is a favorite for both young and old with live music every afternoon and evening. Most evening band shows are free. This years lineup includes KC and the Sunshine Band, an ultimate tribute to the Beatles, Tony Orlando, World Tour-Legends of Rock, Three Dog Night, Gospel Festival, Tanya Tucker, Blues Band and closing night "Eliminator", just to name a few. If you enjoy watching great horse races, then the Del Mar Racetrack is a must see! The 2015 meet dates are Summer: July 16th thru Sept. 7th and Fall: October 29th thru November 29th. Once again, Del Mar is only 5 minutes away by car or a short 10 minute bus ride. Sea World, Lego Land, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park (formerly called Wild Animal Park), downtown San Diego and the waterfront, are all within a 30-40 minute drive.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Rich Kelso
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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About Rich Kelso

This is the section where the owner informs the traveler all about himself!

I was born in Glendale, California, way back in 1947 and I'll be celebrating my 68th birthday this month. I feel very lucky to have been raised in the late 40's, 50's and 60's when life was less rushed, for lack of a better word. I was the second born, and have an older sister and a younger brother and sister. Our parents were "outdoor" people and very active into their late 80's! I was crawling in the sand at Huntington Beach, California, during my first year and have been close to the beach my entire life. One can still find me in the ocean 12 months of the year, mostly surfing on my longboard. The Sierra Nevada mountain range in the middle of California is also a place my parents took all four kids camping at an early age and I return there a number of times every year. Mammoth Mountain is my favorite place to ski. I just love that "white stuff" falling down from the sky! Another important part of my life that our parents instilled in us is a love for music. I grew up singing in a church choir, then a barber shop quartet and toward the end of my 35 years of teaching high school I sang and played guitar in a teacher rock n roll band. That was a major highlight of my music life. In addition to skiing and riding waves, my family also enjoyed tennis, basketball, volleyball and golf. Therefore, I am a weekly golfer, with competition every Wednesday morning! For daily exercise I ride a bike along the coast, enjoying the view and keeping in shape!

I hope that this told you a little bit about "who I am"! Now, I hope that I get a chance to know "you" and become a great host for you and your family!

Thanks for reading!

Rich

Rich Kelso purchased this house in 2002

Why Rich Kelso chose San Diego County

This part of the "owner story" will be an easy one for me to answer! Since my family camped on the beach every summer, I just knew that somehow, somewhere, I would end up living close to the ocean. In 2002 my dream was fulfilled when I bought this home in Cardiff. Prior to making this purchase, I had lived in nearby Leucadia for 18 years, only 2 miles from Cardiff. During that time period I saw my future home as I rode along coast highway and would dream about someday owning this beautiful home. I have now lived here 13 years and still feel very lucky and fortunate to be so close to the beach!

What makes this house unique

Breathing the clean air coming off of the ocean is a huge, health benefit. Also, watching the sun sink into the ocean on the horizon most every night and occasionally (sometimes twice a week) get a peek at a "green flash", is simply awe inspiring! Another amazing nature occurrence is once a month with a full moon, I sometimes awaken and see the full moon working its way toward the horizon. Super cool! I find myself whispering, "thank you mother nature"!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Getaway Waiting For You! 5 minute walk to sandy beaches
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Rich was a great host! The property was very clean and comfortable, great location - close to Encinitas and Cardiff, and the ocean! Rich was super responsive and helpful, a real host. We would return here for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Libby and her two friends from the great State of Michigan were perfect guests! Quiet and responsible, they left my home super clean! I would highly recommend them to stay in anyone's home and hope that they return someday to sunny Cardiff by the Sea.
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5

Amaseballs! FanFUNtastic Awesome Sause!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned form an AMAZING trip to San Diego (what a great city)! We chose Cardiff by the Sea as it was just outside the city proper, could see AND hear the ocean from the condo, accommodate our family (2 kids 11 & 8) and provide a 'home base' to explore the city. Our trip was a huge success in large part to our host who is not only a fantastic 'landlord' but an AMAZING person that we all got to know personally. Rich, you went above and beyond and if you ever make to land locked Ottawa make sure to email us!

If you are reading the reviews- don't hesitate! Book NOW, you wont regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful place, location and view! more than competitive with other Vrbo's we viewed and B&B's!

  • 5 of 5

This little get away is a perfect location! The guest rental is spacious and well equipped. The location is excellent and the view of the ocean and sunsets spectacular. Quick and easy access to numerous beaches as well as quick jaunts into Encinitas or to Cardiff. Close to many restaurants, shopping, markets, and beaches!!! Everything you need, beautiful stay! Rich went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. His knowledge of the area was a tremendous asset! We greatly appreciated everything he did to make our stay fantastic, we definitely will be returning! We do recommend a vehicle however we did not find it absolutely necessary. Sherri and Fred, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherri and Fred are excellent travelers and I felt fortunate to have opened my home to them. I found out right away that Fred wanted to surf. But they had no car! The first morning, Fred and I used my truck to bring back a rented surfboard. Later that day, the 3 of us walked to the beach and I attempted to give Fred a lesson. Unfortunately, it was high tide and "victory at sea"...meaning rough conditions. Later that week Fred got a lesson from a "pro" and really learned a lot. They were very quiet and respectful guests, leaving my place super clean. I highly recommend Sherri and Fred to all owners in VRBO! Hope to see them next summer!
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Omaha, NE
5

Amazing Cardiff Getwaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rich was hands down the best host I've ever stayed with. He made us feel incredibly welcome and was a wealth of information about the area. Not only did he tell us everything we needed to know to have an amazing time in Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea, he even took the time to teach my entire family to surf! Now, about the place. If you're looking for the perfect, affordable beachside location, look no further. The four us fit in there perfectly and were just a five minute walk to the beach. You do need to cross a couple of roads and some train tracks, but we didn't mind a bit. The best part - the beach that's across from Rich's place was one of the most uncrowded beaches in the area. We never felt like we had to fight the crowds or compete for waves. Overall, we had an amazing experience and couldn't recommend Rich's place highly enough. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE
5

Superb Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rich was hands down the best host I've ever stayed with. He made us feel incredibly welcome and was a wealth of information about the area. Not only did he tell us everything we needed to know to have an amazing time in Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea, he even took the time to teach my entire family to surf! Now, about the place. If you're looking for the perfect, affordable beachside location, look no further. The four us fit in there perfectly and were just a five minute walk to the beach. You do need to cross a couple of roads and some train tracks, but we didn't mind a bit. The best part - the beach that's across from Rich's place was one of the most uncrowded beaches in the area. We never felt like we had to fight the crowds or compete for waves. Overall, we had an amazing experience and couldn't recommend Rich's place highly enough. We will most definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California
5

Great host. Tucked away private place.

  • 5 of 5

Very helpful and friendly host that gave good directions.

The place itself is great especially for kids or teens that need their own space. There's an upstairs and downstairs that are very separate areas. Wonderful for a family.

Great location. Walking distance to the surf beach and to Encinitas. Easy and wonderful.

Thank you Rich.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Livia and Dana were a joy to have as travelers. After a long day of driving and given walking directions to various restaurants in old downtown Encinitas, they walked for 10 minutes to enjoy dinner along highway 101. Prior to arriving, Livia shared with me on the phone that Dana enjoys the horse races at close by Del Mar and she has fun walking along the clean, empty beaches. They accomplished both goals during their stay. I would highly recommend this fine couple to host anyway.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Palomar and San Diego

During the summer and fall each year the "ponies" run at Del Mar! Del Mar is only 3 miles from Cardiff via Pacific Coast Highway. The summer season begins July 16th and ends on Sept 7th. They come back and run now in the fall and have fondly called it the Bing Meet, named after the late Bing Crosby. The dates are October 29th thru November 29th. Prior to the racetrack season, the famous San Diego Fair (also in Del Mar) opens this year on June 5th and goes thru July 5th. With the cost of admission there are many day and evening free concerts to attend. The bands are listed online.

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Rates & Availability

Cardiff House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
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$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 has a beautiful glass block exterior wall - toilet , combination tub/shower , custom tile sink, large tile flooring, extra large mirror
    Bathroom 2 - shower , new: glass block, tile, glass door, pedestal sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , new carpet flooring, shower and sink bathroom, ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , very large room, walk in closet, hardwood bamboo floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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