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Private Studio Apartment, Short Walk to Beach, with Pool/Spa Access

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights


About the property

Second floor fully furnished studio apartment with private entrance

We invite you for an extended stay at our private studio apartment by the sea! The location--halfway between the I-5 and the Pacific Ocean, only a mile in either direction--provides all the amenities you need for an extended stay in North County San Diego. 31 day minimum rental only. And, no smoking and no pets allowed.

All the amenities you'll need are available to you. After crossing into your private entrance and stairway to the second floor, you will find a generous sized studio apartment. The sleeping area has a queen sized bed with night tables. Two nearby closets and dresser provide plenty of storage space. The living area has a love seat, two chairs, coffee table/storage chest, and flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. There is high speed Internet throughout. The dining table seats four and is adjacent to the large sliding door for the patio where you can let in the sea breezes and sound of the roaring surf. The patio is private and provides room for seating or viewing. Between the patio door and several other windows in the apartment, there is plenty of daytime natural light. The kitchenette is fully stocked with everything you will need for cooking/dining during your stay, including a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, pots/pans, dishes, glasses, utensils, and more. The full bathroom has a tub/shower combination, large sink, and medicine cabinet.

This studio is perfect for a single or couple, vacationer or business traveler, or for a snowbird looking to escape the cold of winter. You'll receive a key to the community pool and hot tub/spa, which is just steps away and boasts ample chaise and table seating. And, the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is just across the street featuring walking trails, bird watching, and spectacular ocean views.

Cardiff by the Sea is great place to vacation! Only a mile walk or drive to enjoy its eclectic beach town vibe, Cardiff offers a Starbucks, lots of great restaurants, walkable state beach, famous Seaside Market, library, and so much more.

Enjoy a full range of attractions just minutes away including the Cardiff State Beach (5 min), Solana Beach Cedros Design District (10 min), Del Mar Race Track (10 min), Legoland (20 min), Torrey Pines Golf/Hiking (15 min), SD Safari Park (30 min), Sea World (20 min), Gaslamp/Little Italy/Balboa Park Museums/SD Zoo/Downtown (20-30 min), Old Town San Diego (20 min), La Jolla (25 min), and more! Both the Solana Beach and Encinitis train stations are about 10 minutes away where you can catch a ride to points north and south via Amtrak or the Coaster. The San Diego International Airport is just 30 minutes away.

San Diego's North County is a real gem. Enjoy our wonderful year round weather and all that the region has to offer. You may not want to leave!

Keywords: Home, rental, cabin, ocean view, beach, cottage, surfing, studio. hot tub, spa, pool, sand, modern, studio, pacific Del Mar Racetrack.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About John

Our family has loved San Diego for many years and finally moved to Cardiff by the Sea where we found this comfortable home featuring a very private second floor studio apartment. Only three of us are at home now (we live in the main house on the first floor), and we especially love walking the short mile down to Starbucks and the Beach each Saturday morning (often enjoying breakfast at Pipes or Lourdes or Seaside Market), exploring the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy just across the street, taking a dip in the pool and spa which is just steps away from our home, or simply enjoying a bottle of wine while sitting on the balcony.

John purchased this apartment in 2016

Why John chose Cardiff

Cardiff by the Sea is a gem and one of the most unique beach towns along the southern California coast. The location is convenient to San Diego and points north including Encinitis, Carlsbad and more...something for everyone!


Cardiff Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You will be required to sign a rental agreement upon confirmation of booking. A sample agreement is attached to this listing.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Brightly lit bathroom with window.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfy queen sized bed with bed side night stands and lamp, and adjacent closet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Laundromats just 7 minutes away: Jolly Clean Giant, 132 Encinitis Blvd or LaunderLand Coin-Op Laundry, 1291 Encinitis Blvd.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Delightful stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, safe, private. Comfortable upscale accommodations. Nice responsive hosts. Near many attractions, especially distinctive coastal communities with miles of beautiful beaches. Carlsbad to Del Mar offers some of the best of Southern California.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable and Sufficient

  • 5 of 5

I had to stay here for a month for training on a new job. John and Barbara were extremely responsive, but gave me complete privacy and respect. It was a wonderful time. The apartment comes equipped with everything you could need for a month's stay. If I need to return, I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in Cardiff

  • 5 of 5

The owners were a pleasure to deal with, great communication and very accommodating. The apartment is close to the freeway, beaches, and restaurants. Cozy place with all the necessities. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego CA

Studio Apartment in Cardiff by the Sea, CA,USA

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is ideal for a visit, business, or extended stay in Cardiff by the Sea, Ca.

The area is beautiful year around, and always something to see and do close by.

The location is very close to lovely beaches, hiking,biking, running, all water sports, great restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing.

It's fully furnished,very clean,the owners are close by, and accommodating. They checked in to make sure I was comfortable, and familiar with the apartment.

I will definitely check this VRBO, when needing a rental in the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Diego (SAN) Lindbergh Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Tower 13 & Kraken - Oceanfront
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Solana Beach Train Station - Amtrak, Coaster
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Grill, Trattoria Positano
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cardiff State Beach
Car: recommended

Locals and tourists alike enjoy Cardiff by the Sea, this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, yoga studios, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a linear organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities. This rental is conveniently located one mile from I-5 and easy access to attractions in San Diego and north county communities, including Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitis, and Carlsbad. Del Mar Racetrak is only 3 miles south and Legoland is just 8 miles north. Cardiff-by-the-Sea and San Diego thrives year-round and it’s not unusual to find people sunbathing on one of the many local beaches year round, including January.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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