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4.8/5 Exceptional
54 reviews
Great location, Walking distance, Definitely recommend


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Moonlight State Beach
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    San Diego Botanic Garden
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Dominoes Pizza
    11 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Encinitas Ale House
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    29 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this vacation home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Those looking for an activity can check out Del Mar Fairgrounds, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Moonlight State Beach and Del Mar Beach. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Legoland California, or check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack. Our guests love the property's central and quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Moonlight State Beach - 3 min drive
    • San Diego Botanic Garden - 4 min drive
    • Del Mar Racetrack - 7 min drive
    • Del Mar Fairgrounds - 7 min drive
    • Del Mar Beach - 10 min drive

    Getting around

    • Solana Beach Station - 10 min drive
    • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 31 min drive


    • Dominoes Pizza - 11 min walk
    • Encinitas Ale House - 11 min walk
    • Subway - 11 min walk
    • Swami's Cafe - 11 min walk
    • Surfdog's Java Hot - 12 min walk

    About this property

    Luxury Cardiff Home With Amazing Ocean Views! Walk to Beach!

    Cardiff Jewel: Beautiful custom, exquisitely decorated home with ocean views from nearly every room! ** Outdoor Living: Expansive view deck with plenty of seating for the whole family.. Huge backyard. Large lower patio area with lounge area and spa/hot tub. (Many homes in Cardiff are very limited on outdoor space. Be sure to give yourself the outdoor space to enjoy our wonderful climate.) **Open & Spacious: Huge gourmet kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room & Deck are on the same level and open with ocean views for family and friends to get the most out of your time together. **Comfortable beds with quality linens Indulge yourself by waking up to the sight and sound of the ocean. Step out from your private patio or deck and take in the beach life. Fall in love with Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a casual, romantic village with wonderful, unique beaches for swimming,surfing, walking, or running. Excellent restaurants, markets and local joints are all within walking distance. Enjoy magical sunsets, and see why this paradise is one of the most desired vacation areas of the world. This 3,000 sq ft , 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sits on a rare and spacious ¼ acre lot in the heart of the famous Cardiff Composer District, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located only a few blocks away, we are TRULY walking distance to the beach. It takes just minutes to walk down to Cardiff State Beach or the famous Swami’s and Pipes beaches that are also well known surf spots. It is also an easy walk to the well known Seaside Market, beach side restaurants, boutiques and shops. Less than a mile from Moonlight Beach and the revitalized downtown Encinitas. There is a pedestrian underpass to the beach at the end of our block at Santa Fe to Swamis beach access. Less than half a mile. Walk to beach in about 8 minutes without crossing over the train tracks. Our home features dramatic 16 ft windows overlooking the ocean. The spacious gourmet kitchen has beautiful granite and lots of counter space. An open floor plan allows the main living areas to blend together comfortably, providing expansive ocean views from the many windows. The dining room has beautiful open beam ceilings, a dining table that seats up to 10, an elegant baby grand piano. The kitchen table and counter top bar seat up to 8 more for casual dining. The family room has a very large and cozy couch, a second couch and a love seat, providing plenty of seating space for the whole family. A 70 inch HD smart TV, with Bose surround sound. Enjoy premium movie channels, DVR, Netflix, or watch your favorite DVD or Blu-Ray. The large outdoor deck has a BBQ grill, and a large L shaped couch with plenty of seating. It is great for soaking in the sun or enjoying the cool evenings. The master bedroom has a beautiful King size bed, an HD smart TV and double French doors that open to a private patio with an ocean view and spa. The master bath also has an ocean view from the over sized Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower and double vanity sinks. The second bedroom is extra large and can sleep 4 with a comfortable Queen bed, and two single twin beds, French doors that open to a patio with an ocean view and the spa. The third and fourth bedrooms have Queen size beds. There are hardwood floors throughout. The second bathroom also has a Sauna. The laundry room is located just off the master bedroom on the lower level. There are parking spaces on the property for up to 3 cars. Off street parking is also available. Cardiff by the Sea is a local beach town which is part of the city of Encinitas, located at the Southern end of the City of Encinitas. The City of Solana Beach is just 3 miles South of Cardiff, filled with more great restaurants, the Cedros Design District, exciting nightlife, and a convenient Amtrak train station. Legoland, Sea World, The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are all great, well known attractions, wonderful for children, but equally enjoyed by adults. The quaint village of Del Mar, its famous beaches and the Fairgrounds are just 10 minutes away. Historic Balboa Park and Museums are fantastic. Stephen Birch Aquarium, Seaport Village downtown, San Diego Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Old Town are great! Carlsbad Outlet Shopping Center and the Flower Fields are just 10 minutes away. Also nearby, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim - 1 ½ hours away. There are several local beachfront restaurants for fine dining and quaint coffee houses for reading and relaxing. Shopping is everywhere… local boutiques, outlet and outdoor malls. Amazing health and beauty spas surround you including the newly remodeled La Costa Resort. Plenty of great Yoga centers are also in the neighborhood. You can also enjoy live theater, cinemas, concerts or Padres baseball games. The nearby Encinitas Coaster station conveniently runs back and forth from Oceanside to downtown San Diego, often shuttling Padres fans to Petco Park or sightseers to downtown … a hassle free way to travel. This is the perfect place for a great vacation! You will find everything you need in this area to enjoy a fabulous vacation. And when the weather is cool, sit in front of a crackling outdoor fireplace enjoying the peace and solitude of a quiet evening. Night time brings wonderful, relaxing sleep with the sound of the waves and the scent of the ocean. Whether your vacation is adventure and action packed or filled with relaxing days and evenings, you will leave Cardiff-by-the-Sea refreshed and renewed. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We enjoy speaking with our future guests. If for some reason our number does not display, please send us an email and we will be happy to respond to your questions personally. Maximum # of people 11 adults We live in a quiet peaceful neighborhood. Our neighbors live in their homes full time. (No weddings, receptions or parties are allowed to be hosted at our home) **Avoid Scams - Never wire money! Amenities: Baby Grand Piano, Jacuzzi tub, Sauna, spa, hot tub, 3 Flat Screen High Definition TV's , Cable with premium channels, DVD, High-speed wireless internet, Fully furnished kitchen with Granite counter tops, Microwave, Stove, Oven, Subzero Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Cooking Utensils and linens provided. Gas Grill(BBQ), Outdoor fireplace, games and books. Laundry room with Washer and Dryer. Parking. NO SMOKING. Well behaved mature dogs that are part of the family considered. Please inquire. Keywords: House, cardiff by-the-sea,private,sauna,jacuzzi tub, large yard,walk to beach,ocean view, oceanview, private home,cardiff,encinitas,leucadia,hot tub, spa

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Sarah Goncalves

    Property amenities


    Near the beach


    Spa tub


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    4 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed


    2 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Video game console
    DVD player
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer




    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the waterfront

    Things to do

    Bicycle rentals on site
    Whale watching nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Theme parks nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby


    Sleeps 13
    Unit size: 2800 sq ft (260 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Loved it!

      Beautiful property! We enjoyed it, and recommend. The owner is very easy to work with and accommodating!

      5/5 Excellent

        Wonderful weekend visit

        Beautiful property that is well appointed with everything needed for a large group. Loved spending time on the deck (especially the sunsets) and gathering in the kitchen. Thank you for everything you did to accommodate a special long weekend experience!

        5/5 Excellent

          Perfect house for our family.

          This is a lovely home, wonderful views and all the amenities needed for a fun time. The hot tub was great and the large U shaped sofa outdoors with the fire pit made for lovely evenings of visiting. Highly recommend.

          5/5 Excellent

            Cardiff Vacation

            5 stars

            4/5 Good

              Cardiff by the Sea

              Nice property in a great location

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