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Breathtaking Ocean/Lagoon view & Pool. Special Rate April 8-15!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Enjoy drinks & dinner all summer in the outdoor sunken Living Room with full ocean/lagoon view or perched on the community table with a spectacular view! Lounge by the pool, in the spa (all with view), our at night at the fire pit looking down on the Beautiful Pacific Ocean, or head just down the hill to lay on the beach, surf waves, or take a run. This house is made for entertaining! We are ALL ONE LEVEL in house AND yard with the exception of 2 steps down in the outdoor sunken living room. New updated modern style family room with nubuck leather couch and spinning coffee table tops.

Our beautiful home is set over the San Elijo Lagoon and Wildlife Preserve with a gorgeous view of the lagoon and ocean. You will love this view, we do! You'll feel like you are on a luxurious vacation the second you arrive.

The property sits on a 1/2 acre, with a pool and Jacuzzi, large grassy area for Frisbee or croquet, a large Viking gas grill, glowing multi-glass fire pit and good canyon hiking. Our pool, fire pit and Jacuzzi are separately permanently gated (coated wrought iron) for your family's safety. If you have smaller children ages 1-7, be sure to rent a property with a gated pool area.

This vacation house is a sprawling 1 story 4300 square feet home valued at $2M, with an open floor plan just made for entertaining, decorated with contemporary style and art.

The gourmet, fully stocked kitchen has subzero refrigerator, dacor gas cooktop, convection oven and microwave, an italian high-end automatic espresso machine, gorgeous granite counters, custom maple cabinetry, stainless artistic backsplash, and stone tile flooring. The remaining living space is all maple flooring, with contemporary pendant lighting, and ocean views from many rooms.

The family room, recently renovated with a lush nubuck leather sectional sofa, multi-level glass moving coffee table, and expansive broad hardwood flooring, provides large flatscreen TV with Uverse (HBO, SHO, Encore, Starz), Amazon & Netflix, stereo, Ipod docking, Uverse (all pay channels), DVD, VCR, fireplace, views of the ocean, and ample seating. There is a sunroom with a large dining table.

The living room, also featuring expansive new hardwood flooring, is showpiece, with red leather couches and pale yellow ultra suede chairs, a Jerusalem tile fireplace, gorgeous pendant fixtures and vibrant art. The dining area includes chenille seating and a beautiful large dining table.

There are two accessible office areas, with desks, internet (wireless), and computer monitors for your use, and printers. One office also includes a games for the entire family.

The bedrooms are all comfortably carpeted. The MBR includes a beautiful queen sleigh bed, gas fireplace, sitting area, gorgeous view, large flat screen TV with DirecTV and DVD player, walk in closet, separate bath with 2 pedestal sinks, and walk in two-person shower.

The master guest BR holds a king size bed, private bath, and a sitting couch. 1 additional BR offers a brand new memory foam california king bd, and another has a queen bed. The fifth room holds a full size bed, and brand new carpet. This allows up to 10 people in beds, + 2 more on couches or air mattresses if you so require. There are 2 additional full baths in the home as well. Each room has a television, some with DirecTV and/or DVD players. You are welcome to request either or both Queen airmattresses to sleep 14 in beds. Our linens and towels are lovely.

The neighborhood is safe and friendly with loads of kids. Down the hill is the world known Seaside Market, for your food shopping, and there are restaurants, a spa, and shopping. The house is only 1 mile to the best surfing in the country, where famous Rob Machado, Sean White and others surf, 2 exits north of the world famous Del Mar Race Track during race season, the Skate Park, where famous skater, Sean White and Tony Hawk, practice and it is open to the public, 15 minutes from Legoland, 20 minutes from Seaworld, 30 minutes from the San Diego Zoo, downtown and the Gaslamp, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Disneyland and Mexico are just over an hour away.

Keywords: House, rental, cardiff, ocean-view, rental, pool, cardiff-by-the-sea

More Details

Jobi Halper
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

About Jobi Halper

My husband, children and I are a long-time Cardiff family who enjoy our beautiful home, and offer it on occasion. It is a fantastic place to play and entertain.

Jobi Halper purchased this house in 2000

Why Jobi Halper chose San Diego County

This is our home, not a vacation-only home, and it is fantastic! Instead of finding 2 pans and a few amenities, you'll find a fully stocked home to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

This is the 'full' California experience - a pool, lagoon and Ocean view, sprawling 4300 square foot home, all amenities.


Encinitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 person shower overlooking pool and ocean, 2 pedestal sinks
    Front Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Front Master - 1 king , Private bath, sitting area with couch, Lg TV, charming.
    Guest 2 - 1 king , Memory foam King, HD TV, music and surf theme, Desk
    Guest 3 - 1 queen , Gorgeous eclectic theme, canopy bed, HD TV, Mirror furniture
    Guest - 1 queen , Lovely, HD TV, bench sitting area, keyboard.
    Master - 1 queen , Ocean and pool view, large sitting area, FP, flat TV, bath
  • King size beds (2) Brand new memory foam mattress California King in 1 bedroom, another king in the guest suite, Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom sleigh bed plus queen in additional bedroom, Double Beds (1) in 1 additional room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Air mattress available upon prior request. Make this a family reunion hotspot. High speed internet and wireless; firepit, 1/2 acre of flat manicured property good for kids and adults, perfect for entertaining or relaxing with your family!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Ocean/Lagoon view & Pool. Special Rate April 8-15!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

We had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for retirement celebration with our adult children and grandchildren. We had a great time. The house has everything that you need to enjoy your time in San Diego. The Grandkids loved their time here. They swam in the pool and warmed in the hot tub daily, they enjoyed eating outside with the view of the ocean. They played on the grass and enjoyed that the indoor living areas were large enough to have several activities going at once. The adults loved the easy to use and spacious kitchen and that the children were well entertained, plus it was San Diego and the beach and many activities are just minutes away. We would definitely rent here again. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house in June for our 50anniversary. There were 13 of us with room for all.

With 5 children the pool was a life saver. Jobi helped me find a caterer for our brunch party. The location of the house made it easy to get to different activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, WA

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for our extended family. We had up to 12 people and there is lots of room for everyone. Large rooms and plenty of space, a large gourmet kitchen, a fantastic back yard with pool and hot tub all make the place enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Cardiff By The Sea

  • 2 of 5

We had two families who stayed at the house over New Years.

Pros: Location, size of house is roomy, kitchen well equipped, backyard great, nice pool and gorgeous view. Owner accessible and helpful.

Cons: House is in serious need of upkeep and repair, there is considerable termite and dry rot around most windows & doors, needs painting, door knobs falling off most interior doors, master bath has large window to back yard with no shade or privacy, pool/hot tub complicated to fill and use.

Felt that pictures did not accurately reflect condition of house. Expected more for the price.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Posted 7/13/2015: I just wanted to let you know that we have some major renovations that since have occurred, including all new wood flooring and new carpeting in some rooms. I'm so sorry you did not enjoy your stay here. Our pictures all are recent and of our home, and most guests love our house. We walked around to check for door handles falling off based on your comments, and don't see any but will be sure to make sure that is not the case. I wish you had told us that you were having a problem. The home is older and indeed has dry rot, as do many older homes so close to the ocean. While the outside of the home will be painted likely this year, I'm sure you don't mean the inside needs paint, that is not the case. We regularly check for paint and disrepair issues inside our house.
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Very Lovely Well-Appointed Home Close To Everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with multiple family members here for our Xmas break and had a wonderful time. The views of the ocean were truly spectacular and the sunsets and moonrises were beautiful. The home itself was very comfortable, and the kitchen great for preparing meals. The highlights for us were the pool and outdoor hot tub, which we had a great time in. The fruit trees and flowers in the landscaped yard were a pleasure to look at, and attracted nice birds including hummingbirds, our favorites. The house is also located very conveniently to numerous attractions. The owners were very helpful, accommodating and hospitable. We would recommend this house without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We needed a large house to rent for a family Thanksgiving and reunion (3 families, 8 guests). This home fit our needs perfectly and everyone had a great time! The kitchen is an excellent party center - plenty of space for multiple cooks and others to stand and talk. There is abundant cookware and accessories available. The size of the house and yard allowed guests to also find their own little area of peace and quiet, if needed. We also utilized the pool/jacuzzi and fire pit area quite a bit. There were some beautiful sunsets providing the ideal setting for relaxation. Several of our evenings were spent singing karaoke in the large family room, utilizing iPhone/iPads and the Wi-fi system. This is truly a great home for entertaining!

As for sleeping, all of our guests commented how well they slept on the mattresses in each of the rooms. It was almost comical how everyone made the same positive comments over coffee in the morning as they came out of the bedrooms.

The house was clean and well maintained. The only thing that made me a little nervous during our stay was worrying about our young children causing damage to personal effects throughout the house, as this is a home rather than a full-time rental property. That being said, Jobi could not have been a more gracious host. The reservation process was simple and our security deposit returned in full. We were also able to have our family dog join us during the visit (for an additional fee).

Overall, we had a terrific family reunion and memorable Thanksgiving in this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we are so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and that you found out on your own some of our favorite things about our house. -Jobi
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Diego Lindberg Field
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Too many to count
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Newport Beach or Downtown SD
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lomas Sante Fe CC
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Solana Beach Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Too Many to Count
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Mountain High Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cardiff Reef
Car: necessary

Within a mile surfing at the famous cardiff waves (Rob Machado surfs here), fabulous beaches all through this area, many restaurants, the famous Cardiff Seaside Market (You'll want to take this market home!); Within 5 miles, Del Mar Race Track, the Encinitas skate park where at times Shawn White and Tony Hawk have practiced, 15-30 minutes from Boating, jetskiing, Legoland, Seaworld, zoo and wild animal park, la jolla, all downtown gaslamp restaurants, 1 hour to disneyland, mexico. You won't be disappointed!


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee $100

Refundable Security Deposit amount and Pet Fee are in owner discretion. No charge for heating pool on week long stays. Will consider shorter stays depending on season.

Nonrefundable payment in advance. Pay by check, or Venmo. Venmo is quick, easy and secure.

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