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Amazing Ocean Views! Minutes from beach! Sales Tax included!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 5, 2016
Custom, gourmet kitchen/4 bedrooms/3+baths. Ideal for Del Mar Racetrack Folks!

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 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens 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!

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

You guys were great!

Thanks for cleaning up the place so nicely. Come back any time!
Feb 2015
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27 Reviews

based on 27 traveler reviews


Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 kids, ages 8 and 2, and this was the perfect property for us. Owner Libby was kind and welcoming and great to work with. In addition to the welcome note and bottle of wine, she even had a pack-n-play waiting for us upon arrival. The house was immaculate and in a great location within walking distance of the ocean, shops and restaurants. We would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

This property was beautiful and luxurious, with more than ample living and sleeping accommodations for the three couples in our travel group. The sunsets from the balcony were the best I have ever seen. The online description of the property was very accurate and the customer service was way above expectations. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this beautiful house in Cardiff to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, really enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temecula, Ca

Beautiful Ocean View Home!

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable place to stay. Great location, great ocean view, and quiet neighbors!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Perfect beach accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is an extremely comfortable and elegant home. The 3 sleeping/bath areas provided our 2 children, their spouses and children, plus my husband and me with privacy and quiet spots for naps and sleeping in. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking needs and there are several options for groceries nearby, The binder provided by the owner has thorough information on restaurants as well as instructions about operating the home. Owner is easy to work with, responsive to questions, and helpful. We had a wonderful time and would book this home again.

We visited Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park from our location in Cardiff. The attractions in San Diego are approximately 40min from Cardiff, depending on traffic. Spent alternate days at various beaches in the area. The beaches are fun and it is worth exploring several of them.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were just as described. The house is very nice with lavish furnishings and a fully stocked kitchen wear. Owner was easy to work with and provided a binder with special instructions on all the lock systems etc.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Xmas 2016/ New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper $225
Insurance Protection $-50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99

Will send lease via email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 5, 2016
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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 ...
  • Toys ...


  • 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.


  • 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!
  • Bathroom 1- Master - toilet, tub, shower, Luxurious master ensuite!


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
  • Just added a portable crib/ playpen for folks with young children. Daybed in Master retreat is perfect for toddlers too.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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