USA California California Coast Cardiff by the Sea Listing #64181

Cardiff Beach Cottage - Cardiff by the Sea, CA

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Max. occupancy: 5 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Retro Beach Cottage, Unobstructed Ocean View, .5 Miles to Sand!

Come enjoy this freshly updated, retro beach cottage just a half mile from the sand and a 10-minute walk to Pipes (Cardiff State Beach) and Swami’s Beach. This is a beautiful section of the coastline, and this home offers miles of beautiful Pacific views. You can stroll on the newly completed walking and bike path in Cardiff by the Sea. Or if you want to relax without effort, two well-furnished patio decks will make it easy. Just a few steps from the great room is a long deck with high top stools and a wide railing. Just right for morning coffee or an evening libation.
The second patio deck, down a few stairs, offers a stunning unobstructed ocean view and is the perfect place for a barbecue and outside dining for 4-6. A comfortable fire pit cluster is the perfect place to watch the glow of the fire and the sunset at the same time.

This two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,400-square-foot, single-story cottage has had some modern updates and sports all new furniture both inside and out, all of which will delight the pickiest of guests. The great room, with a large window flanked by original stain glass overlooking the awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean, sports a large TV and a cozy and comfortable seating cluster.

A view-dining alcove has a ceiling fan to keep you comfortable at all times. The kitchen has all the modern conveniences you expect, making it easy for you to create meals and snacks. All you need do is add the food and the camaraderie and enjoy yourselves.

This home has two bedrooms – a king primary bedroom with an en suite bath with a shower/tub combination. The second bedroom has a queen bed and there is a kid-friendly loft with a queen foam mattress and a full sofa sleeper in the living room.

The second bathroom is shared, and all beds and bathrooms are furnished with an ample supply of premiere linens to ensure your ultimate comfort. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer for your convenience and WiFi and cable. Within walking distance to the Cardiff Town Center, home of the famous Seaside Market (Cardiff Crack), VG’s Donuts, and numerous restaurants and cafés, and great driving proximity to LEGOLAND, downtown, and many other world-class adventures in the greater San Diego area.

Outside there is plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy one another with a multi-level deck with an outside dining area, barbecue, and a comfortable fire pit seating cluster. The backyard is well landscaped and maintained giving you the feel of the beach surrounded by lush landscaping and colorful plants to delight your senses. This cozy original cottage has all the charm you need to make this a perfect, and easy vacation destination.

This home sits high on a hill and may not be suitable for everyone as there are stairs to the entry and the beach.


This home is west of I-5 and is on a fairly busy street.
There are two additional units on this property that are occupied year-round. The stairs on the south side of the property are the long-term tenant's access to their units.
This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no-tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy, and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting with Vacasa Seasonals, Inc.
Reservations for this home will not be refunded if canceled within 60 days of arrival.

This unit is managed by Vacasa Seasonals Inc. and may require a Security Deposit. DRE: 02160171

City/town permit number: RNTL-008489-2019

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Ocean view





Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private




10 reviews

patricia c. Jul 2022
Enjoyed 4th of July week with family. Perfect weather every day for long Beach side walks and even fireworks. Watched sunset every night and then spent Evenings around firepit. Occasionally noticed car & train traffic passing but otherwise peaceful. Hosts were wonderful...friendly even offering their freshly grown herbs. Will be back.
MEG S. Jul 2022
We had a nice time at this property with our family of 4 and our dog. Lots of great things walkable and beaches are a short drive in either direction.
William M. Jan 2022
My wife and I had a wonderfully romantic stay at this ocean front cottage. The location, parking, views and small touches around the cottage were wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped, and there is plenty of space to lounge, sip coffee and wine, and catch the sunset. Some of the windows are a bit faulty (screens pop out easily; hard to slide open/close; some don't stay up), and a handful of the kitchen supplies are old and out of date, so if you're expecting a brand new, modern unit with all up to date appliances, supplies and features, you may want to look elsewhere. Our verdict: we'll be repeat guests.
Teresa F. Jan 2022
We had a lovely stay at this very beachy, charming cottage. Across the street from the ocean, enjoyed the boardwalk more than anything. We loved being high above the sand which gave incredible views all day long. And the most amazing sunsets! We had reservations being so close to the train tracks, but the trains do not blow their horns through this residential area and the commuter trains are smooth and super quiet. The beds were super comfortable and we used the wood burning fireplace every night. It’s a short walk into downtown Encinitas to the north and equally short walk south to the famous Seaside Market and the shops/cafes around it. The owners live on the property in the back and they are very friendly yet respectful of our space. Nice to know they were close if we had any issues which we didn’t. Look forward to visiting again soon!
john C. Jul 2021
Family get together in celebration This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
cathy H. Jul 2021
Enjoyed the space inside and outdoors…. Has the best ocean views from morning to night… loved the walkways.. enjoy bike riding or taking walks to the beach or near by restaurants snd shops… can’t wait to return!! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
roxanne H. May 2021
This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
shannon C. Feb 2021
Super cute and cozy, great for families with children! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
shauna M. Dec 2019
This is a beautiful home. It is accessible to the beach and convenient to stores and shops. This location has a million dollar view of the ocean and the most spectacular sunsets. Not only did this home have a beautiful and comfortable interior, the patio and viewing deck with the gas fire pit made our stay even better. We will be back to stay here again! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.