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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 4 - 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:
July 23, 2017

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 San Diego County

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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Cardiff near San Elijo Beach~walk to everything - free bikes and beach gear too!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 60 reviews

Quaint, clean, and walking distance to lots of things. Well equipped for the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Keith and Stacey for a great bungalow to stay in! We loved the style, location and how organized everything was. This place has everything you need for the beach plus bikes to get around town. Kitchen was well equipped and beds were comfy.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six nights in this wonderful bungalow. The hosts were easy to communicate and very friendly; arrival and check out were simple. The bungalow itself is very clean and comes with everything anyone would need during a stay. The location is perfect as restaurants, a market and the beach are within walking distance. The hosts also provide a very handy guide binder with answers to any questions you may have as well as recommendations for activities and food. If I'm ever coming back to San Diego, this is where I'll stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cardiff bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was made special by the gracious hospitality of our hosts Keith and Stacy.

Keith met us after we arrived tired from a long drive and explained everything personally.

He also left a book with very detailed information and instructions.

A more thorough briefing we never had before . Everything we needed and more was provided .

The proximity of fabulous shopping, restaurants...all in walking distance was amazing.

No car needed during our entire stay. The beach is a n easy 15 minute walk away.

Lush tropical plants surrounding the property. King size bed was super comfy!

We will tell our friends about this special place and hope to return ourselves.

Ingrid and Howard, Reno, NV

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful bungalow in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank Keith and Stacy enough for their warm hospitality and lovely home. They have truly thought of everything you would possibly need for a comfortable stay in this bungalow. It is in walking distance to so many good restaurants, Seaside Market (you musy try the Burgundy Tri tip), the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas and the list goes on and on. Their recommendactions were great. The "read me" book offers so many tips and helpful suggestions which was greatly appreciated.

We highly recommend going to VG's donuts for the chocolate glazed donuts, Seaside Market for amazing meats, nice produce, prepared foods and good gelato,

Best Pizza for very tasty pizza and salads, Cicciotti's for a nice Italian meal all within waking distance. In Solano Beach we enjoy going to Beach Grass Cafe and Claire's for breakfast, Lockwood Table for lunch and walking around the shops on Cedros. In Encinitas we discovered Himalayan Kitchen, Kaito Sushi and you must try Handels Ice Cream Parlor. The best ice cream we have ever had with endless varieties.

What a great location this was.

Thank you again Keith and Stacy for making our stay so enjoyable.


Al and Sheri

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's all in the details!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean & well organized home in a super convenient location! The bungalow had everything we needed for a week long stay with our 4 year old son: comfy beds, cruiser bikes & trailer, beach gear including sand toys, fire pit just perfect for making s'mores, washer & dryer and even a step stool! The owners are caring, meticulous and have great taste which shows throughout the whole property.

Keith greeted us upon arrival and made us feel right at home. He reached out a couple times during our stay to ensure we were comfortable and having fun.

And fun is all we had all week! We really enjoyed delish pancakes and French toast at Pipes, smoothies from the Sambazon Acai Cafe, toddler yoga at the cute local library, beach bumming at San Elijo SB (all walking distance from the home), biking to the meditation gardens in Encinitas and just hanging out on the top deck...

Thank you for your hospitality, Keith & Family! We can't wait to come back to Cardiff and stay at your bungalow again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, MA

Perfect Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I came here for a beach vacation and couldn't be happier about the experience we had! The bungalow is amazing! It was clean, comfortable, and felt like home for the week. It had everything we needed to make meals, and there was coffee and a Keurig provided for our use! The best part was the book that said "read me". It gave suggestions for things to do, restaurants to eat at, and how to make Cardiff Crack. Definitely put that on your To Do list if you come here! My mom and I liked it so much, we made it twice! VG Donuts is also a must if you come here, especially the chocolate glazed doghnut! The deck at sunset is a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine. Keith and Stacy were amazing hosts. They had a friend greet us and show us around when we got to the property, and went out of their way to come meet us one night to make sure everything was satisfactory. The bungalow was walking distance to lots of great restaurants and a great grocery store, Seaside Market (where you buy Cardiff Crack!) My mom and I will definitely be back again, and already can't wait for our next trip! Thank you Stacy and Keith for such an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Encinitas Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 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

Cardiff Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 4 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Breeders Cup
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Bedding $195
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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