About Cardiff Vacations


Booking through us directly will eliminate many extra fees. Here you will book with the owners directly and get personalized attention to details.

Our luxury apartments are located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a desirable place to vacation.  Located south of Encinitas and north of Del Mar & Solana Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea has the best weather and is known as a world class surfing destination. 

Meet the Owners: Alison & Julio Sanchez

Growing up in North County during the 70’s I got to live in this magical place called Cardiff-by-the-Sea.  I grew up in these homes with my parents and I wanted to create a legacy to honor them. They loved Cardiff and all that it brought to their lives. 

My husband and I worked to create a luxury vacation rental apartments for you to enjoy in the comfort of a private home with your family or group of friends. This project was a labor of love and we wanted to keep comfort, peace, and beauty in mind when designed and remodeled these incredible homes.  We hope you all fall in love with our Cardiff-by-the-Sea apartments and love what we created.


BEACHES

Cardiff State Beach
San Elijo State Beach
Moonlight Beach
Swami’s Beach
Fletcher Cove Beach

OTHER

Cardiff Library
Coronado Island
San Diego Zoo
Children’s Museum
Seaport Village
Old Town San Diego
San Elijo Lagoon Reserve
Hermitage & Meditation Gardens


  • Pipes is a fun peaky surf break north of the campground, popular with swimmers, sunbathers and surfers alike.
  • Catch the beautiful sunsets along any of the nearby beaches which are all within walking distance from the properties.
  • Cardiff is home to the Cardiff Kook- a surfer statue that’s often criticized and often dressed up by locals.
  • The property is walking distance to all the local restaurants such as Pacific Coast Grill, Seaside Market and V.G. Donuts & Bakery.
  • The property is walking distance to all the local restaurants such as Pacific Coast Grill, Seaside Market and V.G. Donuts & Bakery.
  • We also have a big park just up the hill: Encinitas Community Park (Facebook: Encinitas Skate Plaza, check out videos and reviews on Facebook).The park features a skate park, children’s play area, softball/baseball fields, the park address is 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Another amazing sunset in Cardiff
  • Glenn Park is minutes away, it features a tennis, volleyball, horseshoe and basketball courts, along with a children’s play area.
  • The property is walking distance to all the local restaurants such as Pacific Coast Grill, Seaside Market and V.G. Donuts & Bakery.
  • Cardiff State Beach is a great place to relax in the sun and have a picnic.
  • I strongly recommend taking a short drive to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The views are breathtaking and you can hike the trails along the Torrey Pines Golf course and end along the beach.
  • Cardiff is home to the Cardiff Kook- a surfer statue that’s often criticized and often dressed up by locals.
  • San Elijo State Beach in front of the campground, is open for day use and is ideal for families.