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Cardiff near San Elijo Beach~walk to everything - free bikes and beach gear too!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom & 1 bath, sleeps 6, can walk to food & beach, rec. gear provided!

Completely renovated, well organized and beautifully decorated Cardiff Beach bungalow right near the heart of town in the walking district, no detail overlooked! Professional and extensive cleaning and linen service after every single stay, you will think its new each time you come to stay. 2 minute walk into town and only 5 minutes to the beach on foot, also includes use of beach cruisers, boogie boards, surfboards, beach chairs, beach towels & umbrella.

Please see my other listing VRBO #696118 if you have a large group and would like to have both bungalows for your stay. They are almost identical.

We made sure to fully outfit our vacation home with everything you’ll need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay including Air Conditioning! Enjoy our fully equipped kitchen, upgraded bathroom, and designer furnishings. We have HD TVs in both the living room and master bedroom (high speed internet & full cable package, including HBO, Cinemax and Showtime), as well as Apple TV with hundreds of movies, and iHome clocks/speakers all throughout for your own personal enjoyment. And don’t forget to soak up the sun out on the large private patio w/ BBQ grill, the outdoor dining area with gas fire-pit, or on the upper lookout deck with incredible sunset views! To see more about the bungalow and the surrounding area, please select the video icon from the main photo page in the upper left corner.

Use of the provided yoga mats, beach cruisers, boogie boards, surfboards, beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas is highly encouraged! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation by the sea, or a quiet retreat with friends, this charming setting is absolutely perfect and comes with all you need for total enjoyment and relaxation.

The bungalow is located on a quiet street, and is only a short stroll from the heart of Cardiff’s many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, yoga studio, salons, library, post office, wine bars, and local favorite — the “Seaside Market” grocery store, plus great surfing and beautiful beaches!

Just a short distance up the street, you can catch the coaster to explore downtown San Diego for a day. And just a short drive away, you can hike the bluffs overlooking the ocean at nearby Torrey Pines Reserve, catch the thrill of the world-renowned Del Mar Racetracks, snorkel in the gorgeous La Jolla Cove, or take in a Padres game after a long day at the beach.

Sleeps up to 6 with approval and an extra charge: 1 king size bed, 2 twin beds, and 2 twin sofa sleepers (living room).

Fully stocked kitchen.

Full sized washer & dryer.

Off-street parking & back driveway outside of garage.

Email owner for a quick response. Please note - calendar is up to date and accurate, credit cards accepted.

More Details

Keith Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Keith Clarke

We took extra care in transforming the bungalow into the perfect vacation getaway! We love to travel and have used our experiences to perfectly outfit this bungalow with everything we believe to be essential for a fun relaxing vacation.

Keith Clarke purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Keith Clarke chose Cardiff

We bought this property because we love the charm of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. It’s a true gem in San Diego and is just a few minutes walk to the market, restaurants, coffee shops, and the beach!

What makes this bungalow unique

All the recreational gear is provided: yoga mats, beach cruisers, boogie boards, surf boards, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas. No need to pack heavy for this trip, we’ve got you covered!


Cardiff Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Brand new top-of-the-line toilet and faucets, luxury towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 king , Complete with high quality linens and HD TV
    Bedroom Guest - 2 twin/ single , Complete with quality linens
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Sofa converts to 2 twin beds, complete with quality linens
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(70 traveler reviews)

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Cardiff near San Elijo Beach~walk to everything - free bikes and beach gear too!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything I could ever think to need was provided...and then some! This is the best vacation rental we've ever stayed at. They even provided a Pack N Play for our toddler to sleep in. There are bikes galore, everything you need for the beach, a bazillion movies at your fingertips. The bed was SO comfortable. Being so close to the beach, I wasn't expecting air conditioning, but lo and behold, there was even that (complete with ceiling fans). So this 36 weeks preggo really appreciated that. Keith and Stacy are the perfect hosts. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worry-free and relaxing stay in a chill beach town

  • 5 of 5

Keith's property was perfect for our family of four. Our two young kids (6 and 2) had a blast, and everything was set up nicely for a smooth stay. Keith is easy to work with and readily accessible if you need anything, which we didn't because he already thought of everything. Cardiff is a great area. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ponce Inlet

Great Location, Awesome Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location, and really cool bungalow provides everything you could need for a perfect Cardiff reef vacation. Walking distance to the beach as well as many restaurants, shops and bars. Keith took the time to go over all the details of the unit, and answered all of our questions about the area too. They really go above and beyond to make sure you have a great stay. Overall, a really clean well appointed beach house in a great location. If you're considering a stay in Cardiff, Encinitas, do yourself a favor and check this place out!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well organized and had all the amenities to make our stay comfy

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfull little seaside cottage with lots of great restaurants, bars and activities within walking distance

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT 2nd visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent 2nd stay at the bungalow was just as enjoyable as the first.

Keith’s unit is in a great location; it’s super comfortable and has everything we need for a great vacation. We love the bikes, trailer, beach gear, yoga mats, soft sheets and high-end kitchen appliances, cookware and tableware.

Our 4 year old son calls it our California home. :) We will be back again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, fantastic location and everything you need at your fingertips!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Cardiff bungalow and it was just as good as the first! The home is so well equipped for everything you need for a great vacation - beach equipment, bikes, surfboards, fully equipped kitchen, Apple TV movies and so much more. The attention to detail of everything you would need for a great stay has been thought of and to top it off Keith and Stacey are such lovely hosts to liaise with and are so responsive during the booking process and if you have any questions while you are staying. Can't recommend this bungalow highly enough! Hopefully we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Encinitas Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: not necessary

Located a quick 2 minute walk to the heart of Cardiff, everything is there for your vacation, restaurants, bars, shopping and just a few minutes further away are the local beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195

Monthly rates will not require local tax of 10%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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