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Cardiff By The Sea Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7 (in beds)

Cardiff by the Sea is a romantic surfing village with beautiful beaches and incredible weather. Pack your gear and head to Cardiff State Beach for surfing, swimming or just a relaxing stroll. Its restaurant row offers abundant beachfront dining. Cardiff is home to Seaside Market, VG Donuts, numerous boutiques, shops and local eateries.

Nestled between the cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas it is a short distance to the city of San Diego accessible by the “Coaster” our local train service. The ' Del Mar Race Track” is 3.2 miles south and “Legoland” in Carlsbad is just 8 miles north. The World famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park and Sea World are just 30 minutes away. Other attractions such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are just 1.5 hours north.

This single level home was designed with an open concept to entertain inside and out. Grab your morning coffee and sit out on the front patio to watch the sunrise. The main living area has a 52in LED TV and a gas fireplace. It opens to the back patio/sports bar. It too has a 52in LED TV, bar fridge, gas BBQ and plenty of seating.

The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare gourmet meals for your family and friends. It has travertine floors, granite counter tops and a floating island. It has numerous small appliances, coffee maker, toaster, blender, magic bullet, crockpot, rice cooker, hand mixer and dinner service for eight. You can cook in or eat out.

The home has Wi-Fi throughout.

The sun deck offers a year round ocean/sunset view that stretches from Oceanside to Torrey Pines. On a clear day you can see the islands off the coast of San Clemente.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

Why GEORGE chose Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Quiet residential neighborhood.

Close to beach and major shopping.

Easy freeway accessible.

What makes this house unique

Ocen views from Torrey Pines to Oceanside.

Fabulos outside Wet Bar Entertainment Center.


Cardiff-by-the-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large Walk in shower with built in bench. Three shower heads
  • Both bathrooms have been recently updated with travertine flooring and bath enclosures as well as granite counters.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with double on bottom and twin on top.
  • All bedrooms have bamboo flooring. Master Bedroom (1) & Bedroom 2 have ceiling fans and flat screen TV's
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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(36 traveler reviews)

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Cardiff By The Sea Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Newly updated, very clean, well decorated and supplied home with a terrific back yard space.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend this Cardiff By The Sea home. Nicely equipped so very easy to enjoy your time there. It's easy to enjoy the nicely remodeled interior or the relaxing social space outside. We wish we were there in a little warmer weather in order to capitalize on the outside bar, BBQ and great patio. It was a bit further from the beach than we had anticipated, but it was still easy to get to. For warmer weather , there is everything you need for the beach for your use. Rent it; enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

George was very attentive to details and all that we needed during our stay. Great space with an amazing outdoor area that my kids greatly enjoyed. The quiet neighborhood was perfect for our family. We even met neighbors who were super friendly and inviting. Excellent stay for my family. Highly recommend this location for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY

Perfect spot close to beach, racetrack

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect, thanks George. Outdoor patio and backyard were great to have and the house had everything we needed. Would definitely come back again.

~5-10 minute drive to DelMar Racetrack.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at Cardiff by the Sea in this beautiful home. It was perfect for my husband, mom and two poodles. The area was nice and quiet, wonderful back yard for the "girls" to explore and enjoy watching the sun set over the ocean with a glass of wine. The accommodations were wonderful. George was very easy to contact and quick to respond. We will return and stay at this beautiful home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying at this property!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! Very comfortable home that is impeccably maintained. Outdoor living space is wonderful! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently spent a few days at this lovely home and really enjoyed it. The home is in a nice neighborhood close to the beach and a short drive to restaurants and grocery stores. It is very well appointed with modern appliances and nice decor throughout. We brought our dog with us and we all really enjoyed spending some time in the backyard and taking walks in the neighborhood. The TV, bar area and deck in the back yard were all very much appreciated. We had a minor issue while we were there so I reached out to George and he came over and took care of things immediately. He was so nice and really wants to make sure everything in the home is in working order. I would absolutely recommend this home to anybody and we hope we can come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Coaster Station (Encinitas)
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cardiff State Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please note that the Tax Rate is the Transient Occupancy (TOT) of 10% is a hotel Tax including city of Encinitas Tax of 3.5%.
Prices are subject to change prior to reservation.
Pet hotel fee is $20 per night.

However if damage is found you will be billed a minimum $100 processing fee. If large items are damaged or come up missing (I.E. electronics, furniture) you will be billed at full replacement cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.