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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 4 - 7 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:
16 July, 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 facilities for this holiday 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , bath with shower , shower enclosure , Brand new top-of-the-line toilet and faucets, luxury towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Complete with high quality linens and HD TV
    Guest - 2 single bed , 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 centre
  • 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 centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Great Cardiff Location

  • 5 of 5

Keith and Stacy are wonderful hosts - very attentive and quick communication. The bungalow is in a fantastic location and the owners have really thought of everything you would need for a lovely stay. 5 stars for the location, amazing amenities, and for the owners' speedy communication.

Caveat: The people staying in the back bungalow were incredibly loud. It was a large group of adults with several kids, and the noise was intense from 7:30 am until late at night. The bungalows are actually attached, and you can hear conversations through the bedroom wall. The roof top seating area is above the front unit, yet it is shared by both bungalows. The back bungalow tenants commandeered it pretty much all day, and the noise was deafening inside our space, making it impossible to relax.

Since all of the other reviews are so positive, I think it was just luck of the draw that such inconsiderate tenants were staying at the same time we were there.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we are very sorry about the noise. We spoke to them a few times about the kids being loud. We generally have very considerate guests and understand the "rules for noise". In this instance, it was a family with small kids and they definitely didn't understand or comply with the the shared space concept and the usage of inside voices while in that space. We will definitely do a better job in the future to educate the parents and kids when using the Crows nest patio, it will be deemed as a "quiet space" so the front guests can enjoy their space without any distractions.
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Perfect Place in a Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the front bungalow and LOVED it! We loved all the conveniences it included. The owners thought of everything you might need and it's all there when you need it. You couldn't ask for a better location. We walked everywhere...took a beach walk, walked to dinner, walked to get groceries. They also welcomed our 2 golden retrievers. They supplied a gate to keep them within the yard which was great because they loved hanging out outside. My dogs adjusted quickly and loved being able to be with us. By the way...dogs are allowed on San Elijo Beach but they have to be on a leash. This is a perfect place and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome get away. Thank you Clarkes!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this beautiful Cardiff bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at this home and it’s as beautifully maintained as it was on our first visit. The Clarke’s have paid so much attention to detail and the house is perfect for our family of four! My only complaint is that I couldn’t get away from work to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: 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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$305.84
Pet Fee AU$67.97

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.