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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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More Details

Libby Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Diego International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Union Bar/restaurant, Encinitas- walking distance
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Solana Beach and Encinitas
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Swamis, Las Olas, Chart House, Beach House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Swami's - just a few blocks.
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!


Cardiff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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...


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average rating of 4.975 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful Upscale Home With Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house for one week two years in a row and we are 100% satisfied. Very nice upscale home with ocean breezes and ocean view. Definitely will return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and the kind review! It's great to have exceptionally responsible stay with us too!
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Amazing place for our family. Great kitchen. Really appreciated having beach, toys,chairs & boards.

  • 5 of 5

Great close to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The home was great, clean, beautiful and close to the beach. We loved our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time out of the heat

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family vacation at the house in July and were treated to great weather in a super location. The house was clean and ready for our stay. Kitchen was fully equipped and layout of the kitchen and dining was convenient for serving and great views. We look forward to another stay sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. You are welcome to come back any time you would like! Thanks for your review too. Libby
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Breath Taking Views

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay the this house. The property was in good order and extremely comfortable for my family. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place, the pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely amazing. It's very well situated, a short walk into Encinitas or to Swamis. Libby was very helpful and gave us a ton of great insider tips for places to shop, eat, visit, etc.

If you're looking for a great house at a great price in southern California, look no further, this house is the one!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.