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Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!

Special Offer! Fall Special- 10% discount- 10/24 - 12/16 October 25 - December 16

Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 27, 2014
Custom, gourmet kitchen/4 bedrooms/3+baths. Ideal for Del Mar Racetrack Folks!

Back on VRBO! We are renting both LT and ST. Please inquire for more information. Extended lease terms... 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months +. Discounted rent for extended rental terms.


Are you looking for a luxurious custom home with spectacular – panoramic ocean views?

Would you like to sit at your very own kitchen table…living room… or balcony and watch:

•Amazing sunsets each evening?

•Dolphins and surfers frolicking in the surf?

•A peak of Catalina Island off in the horizon?

•Whales “spouting” off in the distance? Wow.

Would you and your family like to stay really, really, really close to the beach?

Yes- just a quick 7-minute walk- and you are there!

•500’ and 7 minute walk to Swami’s Beach



•Moonlight Beach

Would you and your family like to vacation at an exquisitely decorated, new custom home that accommodates up to 9 people and is equipped with:

•4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths --including 2 masters with en-suites and walk in closets?

•A gourmet kitchen- with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances?

•Total privacy behind a gated entry?

•A fabulous media system with CD, DVD, great sound system, wireless Internet, large flat screen TVs in each room, Cox Cable with HBO and Showtime, all controlled by easy to use remotes?

•Laundry room with high-end appliances?

•Outdoor shower for surfers and beach goers?

•Towels, bedding, fully stocked kitchen, and just about any thing you could want! Just bring your own beach towels, food and beverages and you are good to go!

Would you and your family like to stay within walking distance of quaint and historic downtown Encinitas and Cardiff?

Just a 5-10 minute walk to:

•3 grocery stores

•2 farmers markets

•Restaurants, bars and fine dining?

•Tons of shopping

•Amtrak and the Coaster train

•And, much, much more.....

Yes, the Cardiff beach House is located a mere 5-10 minute walk from both downtown Encinitas and Cardiff where you can find just about anything you could possibly want. Or, if you choose, you can even ride our bike!

Would you like to stay in an ideal location for vacationing throughout San Diego?

Located in north coastal San Diego, the Cardiff Beach House is truly the perfect location. It’s close to Del Mar, the Del Mar Racetrack, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, UCSD, the gliderport, high-end golf courses, shopping, La Jolla, dining, Legoland, the zoo. Plus++++

If so, you will love the Cardiff Beach House!

I think when you add it all up, you will know you found the perfect spot for your next vacation. Just give us a call or contact via email/ vrbo as soon to book your vacation!

Open to both short term and long term rentals. Extra discounts apply to longer term rentals.

Note: Kitchen, living and dining area is on the 2nd floor to maximize views. There is a flight of stairs (in 2 sections) that total 18 stairs. My 81 year old disabled mother was able to use the stairs- but might be an issue for others.

Likewise, the house is not fully baby proofed. We would, however, consider adding a baby gate and protectors for electric sockets if requested.

Although the beach is only 500' as the bird flies, one has to walk ~ 6 blocks to get to Swami's beach access point. There are many beaches in the area- some of which offer easier access for elderly and those that might have a difficult time with stairs and hills. Moonlight Beach has the easiest access.

Allergies? Occasionally our cat joins us when we are staying here. THe house is very clean- and have not had any problems- but just want potential renters to know ahead of time.

Questions? Just give me a call:)

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Originally from Illinois, Doug & Libby Scott moved to the north coastal portion of San Diego over 26 years ago. They have 3 kids- all of which are in college and grew up in the area.

Doug, Libby and kids have enjoyed their time in Encinitas/Cardiff. Doug, a runner, hiker and biker tries to find time for adventures while Libby- is always looking for the 'perfect' photograph and adopting a non-profit to get involved with. Libby, a professional photographer recently closed her gallery in Northern Wisconsin and is now focusing her art on the San Diego area. Check out the artwork in the Beach House- most of it is hers!

izations- primarily in the arts.

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Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County

Beautiful Home With A Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous house! It is even better than the pictures. We just returned from a 5 night stay with our family. The house is very spacious and has many touches that make it feel like home. The beds were very comfortable with soft sheets. We enjoyed being able to cook meals in the gourmet kitchen and then eat together taking in the endless ocean view. There was a lot to do within walking distance. We walked to Swami's Beach and Moonlight Beach. We also jogged along the trail, shopped in the cute downtown area, and ate at some really great restaurants.

We really loved this vacation home and would recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Veronica-

I am so glad you had a good time at our home. It really is a pretty cool place! I can't wait to get back there myself.

Thanks for your kind words- and hope have you return some time!

Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County

Absolutely Beautiful Beach Home in Cardiff!!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week at this beautiful home. High-end furnishings, appliances, bathrooms, electronics - absolutely awesome. 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths gave our party of 9 plenty of space to move around. Views are breathtaking. Every morning we would wake up to that ocean view. We enjoyed having coffee out on the balcony and watching the surfers, paddle boarders and kayakers via the binoculars (provided). We spent several mornings jogging along the beach (Swami's Beach), afternoons we swam, boggey boarded and then spent a few evenings at many of the restaurants nearby. The Beach house location was perfect to walk to all of these attractions. We hope to spend time here again the next time we are in the San Diego area.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County

Luxurious home in a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with some friends for a birthday beach getaway weekend. The house is in a quaint, beautiful, and friendly neighborhood of Cardiff. The location is very convenient, with both downtown Encinitas and Cardiff within walking distance. The house itself is gorgeous, with views of the ocean from both floors. The view from the kitchen / living area on the second floor was a real treat. The bedrooms were all inviting and comfortable with high quality linens. We appreciated the many personal touches around the house that made us feel welcome, from the seamless check-in/check-out experience to a welcome note and fresh flowers in the kitchen. The second floor view had a clear view of Swami's- a famous surf spot in Cardiff- and we had fun watching the surfers up close through the binoculars that the host graciously provided. Overall we loved the house and left wishing we could have spent more time there!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
Iowa City, IA, USA

Beautiful ocean views & Close to Del Mar

Beautiful ocean views & Close to Del Mar
  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a fabulous ocean view and how I enjoyed it. Each morning I sat at a lovely round dining table that seats 8 comfortably- with a cup of coffee and watched the ever-changing marine panorama- with occasional dolphins and daily surfers thrown in. I never heard a neighbor and loved the solitude – cocooned in a gorgeous - yet comfortable house.

I hope to return- possibly when the horses are racing in Del Mar!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
Iowa City, IA, USA

Fantastic Well Appointed, Ocean View House

  • 5 of 5
We just finished a ten day stay at this beautiful property and wish we could stay longer! The house is beautifully decorated and the view was delightful (surfers on Swami's Beach included.) There are four levels in the house, so families or couples sharing it will find plenty of room to hang out together - or enjoy a little solitude. With four bedrooms & baths plus a great kitchen as well as two living or family rooms, there is plenty of space to relax. We enjoyed walking to the beaches and Encinitas restaurants. And especially liked the lovely meditation gardens open to all at the Self Realization Fellowship Center down the hill. If you want explore further, there is an easy to use station in Encinitas served by both Amtrak and the CA coastliner trains. All in all, a great vacation rental and well recommended!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Exquisite Home- Amazing Ocean Views! Just minutes away from the beach!
- 760-822-3399
Cardiff by the Sea San Diego County
Houston, TX

Wonderful stay.....

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful stay at this exquisite beach house in Cardiff. The property itself is a large comfortable family home with every amenity that made it feel like home-from-home. It was extremely spacious with a large fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar. Although there were only three of us, it would fit a larger family comfortably. The house was clean and well maintained and the owners were extremely helpful with any questions we had both prior to and upon arrival.

The town with an abundance of restaurants and shops is an easy walk away and the beach a five minute walk. San Diego with all its attractions, such as its world-famous zoo and Sea World, is also a comfortable half hour drive. Probably our favorite feature of this property was its view. We spent a great deal of our time sitting on the balcony, watching whales, dolphins, bird life and the skills of the local surfers! It truly is a view one would never tire of. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to a relative or a friend. Our stay was truly superb and we look forward to returning again soon !
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed themselves. I agree- just starring out on the ocean mesmerizes you. The more I look- the more I see. Beautiful.

Thanks also for leaving the place so clean and tidy. You are the best!


From the Owner

The Cardiff Beach House is a perfect beach escape. Not only is it an exquisite custom home featuring all the conveniences of a 5 star resort- but is also located minutes from the beach, fabulous restaurants, bars and shopping.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Diego International Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Union Bar/restaurant, Encinitas- walking distance at 0.2 Miles Nearest Golf : Encinitas Ranch Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Solana Beach and Encinitas at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 5 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Swamis, Las Olas, Chart House, Beach House at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Swami's - just a few blocks. at 0.1 Miles Car: recommended

Walk or bike everywhere.. the beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, and so much more. The Cardiff Beach House is the perfect setting to view the ocean and walk to and play on the beach!

Perfect location. Close to Del Mar, Del Mar Racetrack, Rancho Santa Fe, high end golf courses, shopping, dining- legoland and the zoo. Plus- so much more! You won't be disappointed!


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Updated: Oct 27, 2014

Special Offer! Fall Special- 10% discount- 10/24 - 12/16

Special Offer From:
Dates Oct 25, 2014 to Dec 16, 2014

Come visit one of Cardiff's nicest VRBO's- All ratings are 5 STARS!

Amazing panoramic ocean views- high end decor, 5 blocks from the beach and downtown historic Encinitas, +++ Truly, it's like being a the 4 Seasons!

4 night minimum stay- 10% discount, plus $175 housekeeper fee and splitting the cost of the $89 ---$5000 security insurance policy. We pay $45!

Based upon availability.

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Special
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mar 13 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Insurance Protection $-45 + Tax
  • Housekeeper $175
  • Property Damage Protection $89

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

Incredible ocean views. Yes- you can listen to the surf break while watching whales, dolphins and surfers and incredible sunsets.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3300 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1- Master - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2- powder - toilet
  • Bathroom 3 downstairs suite - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 shared - toilet, combination tub/shower, Bedroom 3 & 4 share
  • Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower, great for surfers!


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - Suite Downstairs - 1 queen, Downstairs Suite with bath and walkin closet.
  • Bedroom 1 - Mastersuite Upstairs - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, extra daybed


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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