Cardiff-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals

Our Favorite Vacation Rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

  • Newly-Remodeled Mid-Century Home in Encinitas
     3br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $744
  • Beach Breeze
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $199
  • New Spacious Charming Beach view Family Home
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $563
  • Delightful 2BR - One Block to Beach
     2br Home/Apartment
    RedAwning
    From
    $402
  • Encinitas Oceanfront
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $641
  • Beautiful Encinitas Granny Flat
     Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $215
  • Carlsbad Comfort
     Country House
    Booking.com
    From
    $158
  • CARDIFF Oceanview Beach House
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $601

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals with a Pool

  • Open Spacious Leucadia Home
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $1,017
  • Sunny San Diego North County-Close to beaches
    Excellent3br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $320
  • Good Vibes Encinitas 1 Bedroom Condo
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $179
  • Cozy 1 Bedroom Condo
     Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $224

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Vacation Rentals with Wi-Fi

  • New Stunning Encinitas 2 bedroom
    Excellent2br Home/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $192
  • A Jewel at the Beach
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $240
  • Cardiff by the Sea Beach Bungalow
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $178
  • Encinitas Coral Reef Guest Quarters: breezy, fresh, fun, bright and pet friendly
    ExcellentHome/Apartment
    Airbnb
    From
    $209

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Awesome Lake View House/Novel Attractions Close
     2br Cottage
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $511
  • Oceanside Home w/Yard - 1.5 Miles to Beach!
     3br Home/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $441
  • Festive, dog-friendly condo just steps from Moonlight Beach
    NiceHome/Apartment
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $370
  • Cozy two-unit duplex close to beach and town - small dogs Ok!
     2br Townhouse
    HolidayLettings
    From
    $682

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Travel Guide

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, also known as simply Cardiff, is a quiet beach community in San Diego County, CA. This small city packs a big punch with its scenic, sandy beaches, its lone lagoon, and its peaceful beach cottages that are perfect for a seaside stay or romantic getaway.

Things to Do in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Travelers with a yearning for the sights and sounds of the beach will find themselves in heaven when they visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea, as it’s home to both the beautiful Cardiff State Beach and the lovely San Elijo State Beach where they can go paddle boarding, have a sunset picnic dinner, or take a walk along the lapping waves. At the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, guests can appreciate nature by way of a nature walk on any of the preserve’s trails or by bird watching. In Carlsbad, only a few miles away, art enthusiasts can spend the day learning about music history and making their own tunes at the Museum of Making Music. They can also use their time in Carlsbad to get creative by taking a pottery class at the Handled Pottery Studio or tom practice their hole-in-ones at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course.

Best Places to Stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Those looking to rent a beach cottage in Cardiff won’t have any trouble finding one that catches their eye, as the city is home to dozens of quaint cottages with modern decor and stunning ocean views. In addition, all of the rentals are equipped with modern comforts such as wireless internet and TV.

Best Time to Visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The best time to visit Cardiff is the period of time between March and May.

Best Events in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The events that the Cardiff-by-the-Sea and surrounding area host each year are truly something to be desired. One of the most popular is the Taste of Cardiff event which features a variety of the city’s most beloved food and wine vendors, live entertainment, and wholesome fun. Visitors can also enjoy the Cardiff Greek Festival, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, the San Digeutio Fall Festival, and the OB Oktoberfest.

Things to Do for Families in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Carlsbad is also a great place to go for a day of family fun, as it’s home to iconic Journey Lasertag where families can spend the day hiding, sneaking, and creeping to defeat their family members and earn their way to sweet success. Families could also take a motorized bicycle tour or visit the Sea Life Aquarium where they can have a hands-on experience with a pool of friendly marine creatures, and learn all about the marine creatures at the facility through interactive exhibits and educational displays.

Price and Availability in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Cardiff-by-the-Sea tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is in the high season in July. Cardiff-by-the-Sea has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The hottest month in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is March, when temperatures peak at 84 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 40 ˚F. The wettest month in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is January with 3.74 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.01 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, RedAwning, Priceline and many more at AllTheRooms.com. Cardiff-by-the-Sea has 315 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is available at $10 per night. The average price of an accommodation is around $303 per night.

If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 158 accommodations in Cardiff-by-the-Sea that have WiFi. 13 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Choose from 13 places to stay that provide gym options, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, you'll want to pick from 158 places to stay that provide parking. We have 31 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 33 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

220 of our rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea have been rated by previous guests. They rated 73% as great. You can instantly book any of 122 places to stay right now.

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