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Cardiff near San Elijo Beach~walk to everything - includes bikes , some pets OK!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom & 1 bath, sleeps 4, can walk to food & beach, rec. gear provided!

Completely renovated, well organized and beautifully decorated Cardiff Beach bungalow right near the heart of town in the walking district, no detail overlooked! Professional and extensive cleaning and linen service after every single stay, you will think its new each time you come to stay. 2 minute walk into town and only 5 minutes to the beach on foot, also includes use of beach cruisers, boogie boards, surfboards, beach chairs, beach towels & umbrella.

Please see my other listing VRBO #641606 for more reviews or if you have a large group and would like to have both bungalows for your stay. They are almost identical.

We made sure to fully outfit our vacation home with everything you’ll need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay including Air Conditioning! Enjoy our fully equipped kitchen, upgraded bathroom, and designer furnishings. We have HD TVs in both the living room and master bedroom (high speed internet & full cable package, including HBO, Cinemax and Showtime), as well as Apple TV with hundreds of movies, and iHome clocks/speakers all throughout for your own personal enjoyment. And don’t forget to soak up the sun out on the large private patio w/ BBQ grill, the outdoor dining area with gas fire-pit, or on the upper lookout deck with incredible sunset views! To see more about the bungalow and the surrounding area, please select the video icon from the main photo page in the upper left corner.

Use of the provided yoga mats, beach cruisers, boogie boards, surfboards, beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas is highly encouraged! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation by the sea, or a quiet retreat with friends, this charming setting is absolutely perfect and comes with all you need for total enjoyment and relaxation.

The bungalow is located on a quiet street, and is only a short stroll from the heart of Cardiff’s many restaurants, cafes, boutiques, yoga studio, salons, library, post office, wine bars, and local favorite — the “Seaside Market” grocery store, plus great surfing and beautiful beaches!

Just a short distance up the street, you can catch the coaster to explore downtown San Diego for a day. And just a short drive away, you can hike the bluffs overlooking the ocean at nearby Torrey Pines Reserve, catch the thrill of the world-renowned Del Mar Racetracks, snorkel in the gorgeous La Jolla Cove, or take in a Padres game after a long day at the beach.

Sleeps up to 4 with 1 king size bed and 2 twin beds.

Fully stocked kitchen.

Off-street parking in front of unit.

Email owner for a quick response. Please note - calendar is up to date and accurate, credit cards accepted.

More Details

Keith Clarke
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Keith Clarke

We took extra care in transforming the bungalow into the perfect vacation getaway! We love to travel and have used our experiences to perfectly outfit this bungalow with everything we believe to be essential for a fun relaxing vacation.

Keith Clarke purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Keith Clarke chose Cardiff

We bought this property because we love the charm of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. It’s a true gem in San Diego and is just a few minutes walk to the market, restaurants, coffee shops, and the beach!

What makes this bungalow unique

All the recreational gear is provided: yoga mats, beach cruisers, boogie boards, surf boards, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas. No need to pack heavy for this trip, we’ve got you covered!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Cardiff, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Brand new top-of-the-line toilet and faucets, luxury towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , Complete with high quality linens and HD TV
    Guest - 2 twin/ single , Complete with high quality linens
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise by the Sea!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival at our little bungalow after the long trek from Seattle down, we were tired and anxious to experience our new home. Well it delighted us from the minute we walked through the gate into palm and banana trees swaying on the patio and continued to reveal a spacious 800 sq ft that was well planned and appointed. My friend and I had plenty of room and enjoyed all sorts of little luxuries by the Clarks’ and the latest technology for our viewing pleasure. And best of all we had six wonderful weeks to explore the beaches and Cardiff by the Sea.

All of the tips given to us in their guest book became places to find and experience. We loved the neighborhood and the many trails through to the park and beyond and most days took long walks. We visited the Lux and got on their activity list, we attended all sorts of programs at both libraries, and read to do list by the Parks and Rec and made friends with the locals. We also early on decided that driving (and parking)into San Diego was a bit challenging for us, so we quickly mastered taking the Breeze (lite rail) and then connecting with bus to many points of interest in the city. Whenever we needed a tip or encouragement, we could count on Keith or Stacey to guide us, they are so helpful and attentive. And our extended stay could not have been more delightful than it was…. We will return and heartily recommend this little Paradise by the Sea!

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, very comfortable property, awesome landlord, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place! Keith was very helpful and attentive to our needs and stay. The house was well-equipped and our stay was so relaxing.

We can't wait to return for a visit!

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing little home with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

Keith and Stacy have this down to a science! Booking was easy, arrival and getting into the house was a breeze!

This house is amazing! The beds are so comfortable, huge kitchen, washer and dryer, the appletv feature was really great and all the foliage around the house made it feel really private. We will definitely be back. Cardiff by the sea is such a perfect little spot for a family, 4 playgrounds, beaches and all the shops you need are within a 15 minute walk! We used the bikes every day to get groceries/go to the beach, we even signed up for yoga! It was such a great place, can't say that enough. Thanks again to Keith and Stacy for making our vacation so memorable.

  • Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Keith's beachside cottage in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. It was a quick walk to the beach, yoga, restaurants, and coffee shops. Cottage is perfectly furnished and comfy. It felt like my home away from home.

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Rental we've stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

This property was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more for us, a couple and our small dog. The location was so convenient, with lots of good shops and restaurants in short walking distance, and quick drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.

Our short legged, old dog had easy time going in and out the house, thanks to 3 different doors, straight to the yard without any steps. The owner brought us a foldable fence to place at the entrance of the property so the yard was completely closed in for the dog. He LOVED this place too!

Every home electronics and such functioned well. The owners really put effort into making the house comfortable for their guests, and it really shows.

We would love to stay there again. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home! Super organized!

  • 5 of 5

I have never been to this area of Southern California, great little town and great restaurants and markets all within walking distance. Loved this home, it was so clean and well organized and Keith really keeps it stocked with everything you could need. I did bring my dog with me, loved that I could find a place that allowed dogs. He loved his walks on the beach and we hit a few dog parks in the area and of course Dog Beach in Del Mar is a very short drive away. Never had a problem with parking at the beach, it is walkable/bikable but with kids and dogs it was easier for me to load up the car and drive. The owner was very responsive and thought of everything you could need! I highly recommend renting this home.

  • Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Diego Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Torrey Pines
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Encinitas Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
San Elijo State Beach
Car: not necessary

Located a quick 2 minute walk to the heart of Cardiff, everything is there for your vacation, restaurants, bars, shopping and just a few minutes further away are the local beaches.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Cardiff, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$248.84
Pet Fee C$63.8

Monthly rates will not require local tax of 10%, all pets require an extra $50 fee per pet

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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