3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Sun loungers, beach towels
Sun loungers, beach towels
Sun loungers, beach towels
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop


Entire home


4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSan Elijo State Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCardiff State Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationEncinitas Community Park4 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)27 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7
1900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

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About this area


Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this vacation home is in the city center and on a river. Belly Up and Del Mar Fairgrounds are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Westfield UTC. Traveling with kids? Make time for LEGOLAND® California, or check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • San Elijo State Beach - 9 min walk
  • Cardiff State Beach - 13 min walk
  • Swamis Beach - 2 min drive
  • Tide Beach Park - 4 min drive
  • Encinitas Community Park - 4 min drive


  • Trattoria Positano — 6 min walk
  • V.G. Donut & Bakery — 7 min walk
  • Best Pizza & Brew — 7 min walk
  • Pipes — 7 min walk
  • Cicciotti's — 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 5 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 27 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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


Family-friendly vacation home with water park and fitness center
Experience all that coastal southern California offers discerning vacationers in your custom 3 bedroom beach town-home nestled in the seaside village of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, only 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Your modern vacation home in the heart of the Cardiff Walking District is just just 3 short blocks from Cardiff State Beach and San Elijo State Beach. Immerse yourself and your guests in the relaxing and refreshing laid-back California beach lifestyle of Cardiff by the Sea.

A spacious master suite loft features partial ocean views, ceiling to floor bay windows, a queen bed, fireplace, oval soaking tub, tile shower, his and her vanities, walk-in closet and a private sundeck. 2 guest bedrooms are tucked downstairs with 1 queen bed, 1 full bed and twin trundle (tucked under the full bed), ample closet space, a full bath, laundry area, ironing board and fully stocked linen closet. All 3 bedrooms come with comfortable beds, comforters and assorted pillows to help insure a restful night.

A fully equipped kitchen awaits on the main level beside the comfortable family room and romantic dining area. Grand bay-windows bathe the main level in natural light filtered through a forest of palms. A gas fireplace, HDTV, high speed internet, pantry and bar provide comforting amenities. A half bath and 2 car garage are also found on main level for convenience. The palm lined balcony on the main level allures peaceful moments under starry night skies.

Wake up to ocean breezes and fresh-brewed coffee at home. Or walk to nearby favorites Zumbar, Bumps, Starbucks or Pipes Cafe' to start your day. Catch waves or watch the pros at legendary surf spots Cardiff Reef, Suckouts, Pipes and Swami's. Prepare sumptuous home cooked meals with locally sourced gourmet foods from the popular Cardiff Seaside Market. Sample cuisine at one of many beach-front and local restaurants. Browse eclectic and upscale shops and eateries in the Cardiff Town Center and Cardiff Village, just around the block.

Pack a lunch and spend the day at the beach. Bathe, swim and surf in the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Sun on a towel in the sand, read a book relaxing in a beach chair or nap in the shade shack. Your beach home comes equipped with plenty of beach toys and equipment including beach towels, his and her beach cruiser bikes, a surf-rider soft surfboard, boogie board, shade shack, skim board, beach table and umbrella, ice chest, beach chairs and a wagon to get you and your beach gear to the beach and back.

Hike among the natural beauty, wildlife and native plants at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, right down the street. Picnic, BBQ, play tennis or shoot hoops at Glen Park just a few steps from your front door, or kick-back on a grassy hillside while the little ones romp in the playground under Torrey Pines and palms. Savor time alone or together with friends and loved ones on miles of sandy beaches for long walks, invigorating runs, bike rides and romantic strolls in the fresh air and cool ocean breezes. Finish off a day in the sun under a thrilling and refreshing outdoor shower among the palms of your gated retreat.

Jump in the car or take a scenic train ride ride adventure from nearby Solana Beach or Encinitas train stations to popular San Diego attractions. Sojourn to spectacular Torrey Pines State Beach. Hike the cliffs and bluffs at famous Black's Beach or take in a round of golf at one of several world-class courses. Sample the stylish shops and restaurants in Del Mar just 10 minutes from Cardiff, or drive a few more minutes to luxurious LaJolla or Rancho Santa Fe. Spend a family day at eco-friendly Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo or creative Lego Land; just a sampling of endless San Diego attractions.

Cap off your day relaxing with a glass of fine wine overlooking scenic coastal bluffs, the majestic deep blue ocean and breathtaking Cardiff sunsets. Entertain guests on the balcony and patio under clear starry night skies beside a fire as cool Pacific breezes and pounding surf rhythms satisfy your senses. Snuggle-up beside cozy fireplaces in the family room and master suite as your beautiful Cardiff day comes to a close.

Well Known Nearby San Diego Attractions:

Cardiff State Beach
San Elijo State Beach
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
San Diego Historic Gas Lamp District
Coronado Island and Hotel
Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
Balboa Park
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Petco Park, Home of the San Diego Padres
Tijuana, Mexico
Del Mar Race Track and Fairgrounds
Torrey Pines State Beach and Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines Golf Course
La Costa Resort and Spa
Lego Land
Sea World
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
La Jolla Cove and Village
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
San Diego Air and Space Museum
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Mission Bay

Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

David and Lauren
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blender
  • Paper towels


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the river
  • In the city center
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness center
  • Water sports equipment
  • Bicycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 7
  • Unit size: 1900 sq ft (177 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 108 out of 114 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Absolutely Fabulous!
We had the best time. So clean and beautiful. We will be staying again soon! Dave always answered my emails quickly. Such great hosts.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Relax in beauty
Location was wonderful and we walked the beach daily. Encinitas is a great town and there are plenty of places to dine. The house was very nice, beds comfortable and stocked with quality bedding, towels, dishes - everything we needed. The fireplaces were great to have and there was also a firepit (although we ended up not using it). It was well equipped for warmer weather (bikes and beach items; sun deck) but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Best Girlfriends Beach Getaway!
Amazing home, incredible location - can’t say enough! I can’t wait to return!! We all had a lovely time. My only regret is that I had to leave!😎🌺

5/5 Excellent

Home Away From Home
This was our second stay at Dave and Laura's beach townhouse. Although we come to San Diego to visit family and friends, we stay at the coast (45 mins away) to enjoy the surf and Cardiff community. Such a lovely small town with great restaurants, good waves for mat surfing, and friendly people. The house is always immaculate and inviting, with everything you need for your stay! Dave is a very responsive host and you will feel very well taken care of.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Staycation destination
We enjoyed a weekend away with friends. This house is perfect for an adult getaway. We used bikes to get around but there are plenty restaurants, stores and bars in walking distance. The host was easy to contact leading up to check in and timely with responses. I would recommend and stay here again.