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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 306 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom 4 Bedroom, 3 ½ Bath home with 100% 5 ***** reviews!

Pamper yourself and enjoy the best of San Diego’s beach life with this Cardiff Beach custom gem:

• Wake up to amazing ocean views and the sound of crashing waves from the massive master suite

• Enjoy a glass of wine while watching one of our magical sunsets or a morning cup of coffee while watching surfers at Swami’s Beach or dolphins and whales passing by

• Walk to Swami’s and Pipes beach and surf spots, just minutes away using the pedestrian tunnel, to enjoy the sand, sun and surf.

• Stroll to the outstanding restaurants, Seaside Market, shops, craft beer and active night life that Cardiff and the revitalized downtown Encinitas offer.

The exquisitely decorated 3,300 SF 4 Bedroom, 3 ½ Bath custom home has ocean views from nearly every room and provides the following features:

• Spacious chef’s kitchen with high-end stainless appliances, granite counters and ocean views

• Dining area with sliding glass doors to balcony featuring outstanding ocean views

• Living room with another set of sliding glass doors to the balcony featuring outstanding ocean views with a 65” high definition flat screen “smart” tv if you get tired of the ocean views

• Massive upstairs master bedroom suite has an ocean view, king size bed, walk-in closet, flat screen television, retreat area and amazing ensuite with a bathtub and large shower

• Second downstairs master bedroom suite has an ocean view, queen size bed, flat screen television, walk-in closet, desk, ensuite bathroom and sliding glass doors to outside patio area with seating area and chaise lounge chairs

• Third bedroom has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with a combo tub and shower

• Fourth bedroom has a queen-sized bed and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom

• Downstairs family room has ocean views, a wet bar, big screen television and sliding glass doors to patio area with outdoor seating area and gas grill

• Powder room on second floor

• Laundry room

• Outdoor shower to rinse off beach sand

• Piano

• Wood floors throughout second floor and travertine flooring throughout first floor

• Gated driveway provides privacy and added security with parking for two vehicles. On street parking is also available.

LIST OF AMENITIES: piano, 4 flat screen high-definition tv's , cable with premium channels, DVD, High-speed wireless internet, fully furnished kitchen with granite countertops, six burner gourmet stove, oven, Viking refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, cooking utensils and linens provided. A gas barbecue grill, outdoor seating area, including chaise lounges, games and books. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Parking. No smoking. Some pets may be allowed with owner’s advance approval.

ABOUT THE AREA: Cardiff by the Sea is a charming beach town that is located at the Southern end of the City of Encinitas. The City of Solana Beach is just 3 miles South of Cardiff and offers more great restaurants, the Cedros Design District, the Belly Up Tavern, exciting nightlife and a convenient Amtrak train station. The next town south is the town of Del Mar, which features the Del Mar race track, home to the San Diego County Fair and horse racing. Further south is Torrey Pines State Park, the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the Glider Port which where fearless hang gliders soar above the beaches of La Jolla.

There are plenty of attractions and things to do nearby if you get tired of the beach: Legoland, Sea World, Stephen Birch Aquarium, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are all wonderful activities within an easy drive. Historic Balboa Park, Seaport Village downtown, the San Diego Gaslamp District, Old Town and Coronado are fantastic places to explore near downtown San Diego (40 minute drive or Coaster train). Within a 1 ½ hour drive in Anaheim are Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim.

As you can see, our beach house is the perfect place for a great vacation!

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Keywords: house, Cardiff by-the-Sea, Cardiff, Encinitas, Leucadia, ocean views, walk to beach, ocean view, surf, sand, luxury, private, gated home, Seaside Market, Swami’s, Pipe’s, Cardiff Reef, craft beer, gourmet kitchen.

More Details

Libby Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Libby Scott

Originally from Illinois, Doug & Libby Scott moved to the area 30 years ago. They have 3 adult, almost “grown up” kids who like Doug and Libby enjoy their time in Encinitas/Cardiff. Doug, a runner, hiker and outdoor enthusiast tries to find time for adventures while Libby is always looking for the 'perfect' photograph and adopting a non-profit to get involved with. Check out the artwork in the Beach House- most of it is Libby’s!

Libby Scott purchased this house in 2013

Why Libby Scott chose San Diego County

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.

What makes this house unique

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

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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Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Mastersuite Upstairs - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , extra daybed
    Bedroom 2 - Downstairs Master Suite - 1 queen , Downstairs Master Suite with bath, desk and walk-in closet
  • Just added a portable crib, playpen, high chair and a stroller for folks with young children. The daybed in Master retreat is perfect for toddlers too.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
San Diego County, Encinitas, Cardiff, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Beach, great restaurants, craft beer tours, fine wines, walking distance to everything! Great for families or a romantic week away...


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)


Beautiful home with amazing views and sunsets

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice and spacious. We had two families together for spring break and had plenty of room. The only negatives were that the dishwasher didn't clean very well and the dryer didn't dry the clothes. For the weekly rental amount all appliances should be working properly. Also, the BBQ was located downstairs and the kitchen is upstairs so fairly inconvenient for cooking.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was exactly as described and more.

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our Christmas break vacation with our 3 teenage daughters. It was well laid out. All three girls were downstairs with their own bedroom and a living room and the adults were upstairs in the master with the well-stocked kitchen and another living room. Encinitas and the surrounding beach towns were charming with fun shopping and restaurants. San Diego is 20 minutes away (amazing zoo) and the property is far enough north that LA is and hour and 20 minutes away for a day excursion. In LA we laughed watching people taking pictures stomping on Donald Trump's star on Hollywood Blvd. Someone (not mentioning who-eh.hem...husband) accidentally left a roll of cash in the master bedroom and we were credited the money toward our stay which was a huge blessing not to suffer the loss and we are very grateful.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. Tell your silly husband that he is welcome to come back any time. lol I am sooo glad that the last renters let me know of the money they found in the dresser drawer. It's reassuring, especially in these days, that there are really great, honest people out there. Have a wonderful New Year.....Libby
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our mini vacation in this beautiful home. The photos don't do it justice. It is immaculate inside, the views of the ocean are stunning and the location couldn't be better. We stayed there for 4 days with our good friends and their three kids and had a wonderful time and although there were 4 adults and 4 kids in the house we felt great and we all had privacy and enough bedrooms to acommodate all of us:-). I coukdn't recommend this lovely home more!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect from start to finish!

  • 5 of 5

This is the only place I would stay on a visit to the San Diego Area! It has gorgeous views - sunrise or sunset; close proximity to town (shopping and dining options galore) and beaches. The property is very well maintained; lovely furnishings and well stocked. The beds and bedding are fabulous - I didn't want to get out of bed the first morning there! There is an upstairs (main floor) living room and a downstairs living room too - in case you are looking for a little alone "down-time"! Highly recommend this place if you can get it on your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property exceeded every other rental we've ever stayed in! Of course, the ocean view was beyond amazing but in addition to that, it was clean and so well equipped and obviously loved and cared for by the owner! We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The ocean views and sunsets were absolutely amazing! The home was luxurious and spacious with a very well stocked kitchen and incredibly comfortable bedrooms. The second (main) floor was fantastic with an open area allowing everyone to be together. The location was perfect for being able to walk to town and also very close to many beaches. This place was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break B
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season SUmmer
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
August Mid week
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeper $225
Property Damage Protection $99
credit insurance $-50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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