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Beautiful, sandy beach a short walk away!Sunset above Swami's Self Realization Center, 5 minute walk
Beach Front Getaway waiting for you!
Beach Front Getaway waiting for you!
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
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If you are looking for a vacation home where from the comfort of the deck or living area you can enjoy the view of waves breaking, then look no further! No roof tops or power lines will restrict your view here!
Just a short 5 minute walk to sandy uncrowded beaches will make this a great family and/or a romantic time to remember.

The space

Reasonably priced, this vacation home is only a few minutes walk to the beach. My rental comfortably sleeps four people. A cool inside spiral staircase is used to go downstairs and up. In addition, the downstairs can be entered thru an exterior French door. The upstairs can also be accessed by walking up the exterior wooden staircase (shown in photo section) to the ocean view deck and the glass front door. The rental has a very small private back yard.
Each bathroom has a wall that was built with glass block and is quite attractive. The upstairs small living/kitchen area floor is made from imported Brazilian teak wood. The downstairs floor was laid with sharp looking bamboo wood.
If you like to walk to various places then you have come to the right place (driving is also an option!). Small downtown Cardiff by the Sea, just a couple blocks long, is a five minute walk. Much larger, old downtown Encinitas is a 10-15 walk. This walk can be accomplished three separate ways: along the beach, via Pacific coast highway or directly on the street the rental is located.

Guest access

One parking space in the driveway is allowed for my guests. If guests bring bikes or surfboards, then they can be stored in the secured back yard.

Interaction with guests

Since I live in the main house, I will meet my guests when they arrive. I have lived in the general area for 30 years and know where most places are located. My guests should feel comfortable asking for directions to most anywhere they need to travel to.

Other things to note

Cardiff by the Sea is widely known for its surfing, body surfing, sun bathing, ocean swimming, stand up paddle boarding, bicycle riding, fantastic sunsets and leisurely walks along the sandy beaches. Within San Diego county one can visit Sea World, Lego Land, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, in addition to watching the San Diego Charger football team play or the San Diego Padre Baseball team perform.

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £77
Security Deposit £231
Weekend Price £212 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

This is a non-smoking property. All smoking is to be done across the street. Thank You!
Also, since the houses are close together, everyone respects each others privacy, which includes being quiet when others are sleeping.
Sorry, I have tried having pets allowed but that just hasn't worked out. No pets allowed.
California is in its 4th consecutive year of a drought. Level 3 alert is being enforced. Therefore, I am encouraging my travelers to still take showers but be mindful of your time in the shower! Parents with teenagers, please monitor the time that their kids spend in the showers!
Speaking of showers, most of our water comes from the Colorado river, which if left alone on the glass shower doors, becomes difficult to remove later on. Please use the squeegees provided in each shower to clean off the water. Many thanks in advance!
The last rule is a must! Have fun during your stay!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
31 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
November 2016
Rich was an excellent host, and his property was exactly what we needed. He made sure we were comfortable and then gave us our space to allow us to settle in and relax. The view from the deck outside of the front door is amazing. You can walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes, as well as numerous coffee shops, restaurants, as well as a etc... Highly recommend Rich's place. We would definitely stay here again.

Scott User Profile
October 2016
Rich was a great host. Very helpful. It was nice to walk down the street to dinner.

Mark User Profile
September 2016
This place is in the best location with one of the best hosts I've ever had. Steps to the beach. Steps to many restaurants and coffee shops... and the the quiet of a neighbourhood and a nice place to fall asleep in and recover from the days activities. We're not great surfers so we loved that the beach had some beginner breaks...also we drove to do a hike in Torrey Pines which was beautiful. The coffee shop, GoodOnYa was our daily stop. Rich is one of the kindest and best hosts I've had the pleasure of meeting. Lots of great chats about life and he gave me lots of insight into the surf culture and California living. Thanks Rich, will be back again soon :)

Allie User Profile
September 2016
Had such a wonderful time staying here at Rich's place. The location was wonderful since it was so close to nearby restaurants and the beach! Rich was very accommodating and very helpful on suggestions on cool places to go. Would absolutely recommend! We had such a great trip! Thank you very much!

Patty User Profile
September 2016
Rich did a great job communicating before and during our stay. The place was spotless when we checked in and we had fruit and a welcome bottle of wine. It is nice to have condiments and spices so you don't have to purchase the basics when cooking. Bonus was there was a dishwasher! For Cardiff beach front does mean you have train tracks and Hwy 101 between you and the coast - it shows on the map. It did not impede our enjoyment of the beach which is a great surf beach as well as a hang out beach. The bedrooms are large as are the bathrooms. There is 1 toilet to share and the common space is small (as he notes). It is very private which is nice in a beach community. I look forward to being able to go back next year.
Rich User Profile
Response from Rich:
Patty and her son were outstanding travelers. They were quiet, respectful and a joy to be a host to at my beach getaway. Their 13 nights seem to just fly by because Patty and her son were mostly here for a horse show and surfing at the beach out front. I highly recommend this family to any host who is looking for fantastic travelers!
September 2016

Matthew User Profile
July 2016
Rich was hands down the best host I've ever stayed with. He made us feel incredibly welcome and was a wealth of information about the area. Not only did he tell us everything we needed to know to have an amazing time in Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea, he even took the time to teach my entire family to surf! Now, about the place. If you're looking for the perfect, affordable beachside location, look no further. The four us fit in there perfectly and were just a five minute walk to the beach. You do need to cross a couple of roads and some train tracks, but we didn't mind a bit. The best part - the beach that's across from Rich's place was one of the most uncrowded beaches in the area. We never felt like we had to fight the crowds or compete for waves. Overall, we had an amazing experience and couldn't recommend Rich's place highly enough. We will most definitely be back.
Rich User Profile
Response from Rich:
Matt and his family were wonderful guests this summer. Polite, respectful and quiet are some of the first words that describe this fantastic family. It was a lot of fun getting into the water and help this enthusiastic family try surfing! They hail from Nebraska and we all know that is a long way from the Pacific Ocean and that is one of the reasons that I'll see their smiling faces next summer!
July 2016

Frances User Profile
July 2016
We had a delightful stay at Rich's place. He was very accommodating, greeted us with wine on arrival and coffee/fruit for the morning! The accommodation is joined to the main residence but was very private with a balcony that had an unobstructed view of the ocean, and we felt as though it was our own place. Comfortable beds and nicely furnished. Would highly recommend. Thanks Rich!!

Encinitas, California, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Rich User Profile

Hi and thanks for visiting my site! A little bit about myself. I made Cardiff by the Sea my home in 2002 and feel lucky to live so close to the pacific ocean. Hearing the waves crashing on the beach during the night is something that I wish everyone could experience. Even though I am retired and getting up there (68 this year), I still carry my longboard to the waters edge and go surfing. My career was teaching high school students math and really had fun doing that for 35 years. If you choose to stay at my place and you are an adventurous person, then I might teach you how to surf!
Aloha from Rich!

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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