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Beach Front Getaway Waiting for You! 5 Minute Walk to Sandy Beaches

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Normal uncrowded day at the beach in front of rental

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Last updated: 12/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 875 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please email me Thanks!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    new carpet flooring, shower and sink bathroom, ocean view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    very large room, walk in closet, hardwood bamboo floor...moreless

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...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    new: glass block, tile, glass door, pedestal sink...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox cable company provides 100's of channels, including HBO...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    small beach kiddie plastic items for beach and sand provided...moreless

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    If child's highchair is needed, then please request in advance to secure item from storage....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    excellent use of imported South American teak hardwood floor...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    In addition to bath towels, 5 extra large beach towels are also provided when walking to the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry soap is provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    phone ahead...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    very small back fenced area with lemon and orange tree...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    ask host for briquettes and lighter fluid...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    boogie boards and a few beach chairs 5 extra large beach towels...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$3,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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

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

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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"!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/15/2016

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Photos

  • Normal uncrowded day at the beach in front of rental

    Normal uncrowded day at the beach in front of rental

  • taken from driveway...interesting colors

    taken from driveway...interesting colors

  • Del Mar beach 3 miles south of Cardiff

    Del Mar beach 3 miles south of Cardiff

  • No photo shop, just mother nature doing here thing.

    No photo shop, just mother nature doing here thing.

  • sunset in April 2015
taken thru bird of paradise plant front yard main house

    sunset in April 2015 taken thru bird of paradise plant front yard main house

  • upstairs bedroom which incudes shower/sink and ocean view

    upstairs bedroom which incudes shower/sink and ocean view

  • downstairs bedroom  two new single beds, washer/dryer/couch
new bamboo wood floo

    downstairs bedroom two new single beds, washer/dryer/couch new bamboo wood floo

  • nice ocean view from dining room table

    nice ocean view from dining room table

  • new shower in upstairs ocean view bedroom

    new shower in upstairs ocean view bedroom

  • beautiful bird of paradise flower in owners front yard

    beautiful bird of paradise flower in owners front yard

  • walking path to old downtown Encinitas a scenic 10 minute walk
10 minute walk

    walking path to old downtown Encinitas a scenic 10 minute walk 10 minute walk

  • Spectacular brilliant sunset at Swamis beach,
a short walk away.

    Spectacular brilliant sunset at Swamis beach, a short walk away.

  • Swamis point, low tide, nice 10 minute walk along beach

    Swamis point, low tide, nice 10 minute walk along beach

  • taken from front yard of main house

    taken from front yard of main house

  • Look out at Bekins beach in Leucadia  3 miles north of Cardiff

    Look out at Bekins beach in Leucadia 3 miles north of Cardiff

  • beautiful Brazilian teak floor...ocean view from couch!

    beautiful Brazilian teak floor...ocean view from couch!

  • full bathroom with nice glass block in shower/bath enclosure

    full bathroom with nice glass block in shower/bath enclosure

  • opposite view of downstairs bedroom
French door to small yard, walkway to front

    opposite view of downstairs bedroom French door to small yard, walkway to front

  • small but very efficient kitchen, everything there to make a great meal!

    small but very efficient kitchen, everything there to make a great meal!

  • view from your parking space in driveway

    view from your parking space in driveway

  • upstairs desk area, view to small back yard

    upstairs desk area, view to small back yard

VRBO #580536

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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