simply stunning | modern coastal retreat by beach

simply stunning | modern coastal retreat by beach


Mar 2011

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
5 Bathrooms

About our home

Our beautiful home is a brand new, custom, one-level design of ~4500 square ft. on 1/2 acre, and also includes a separate casita with full bath. (We will update site with more pictures soon). Typical of the Southern California lifestyle, we live outdoors as much as in, and our home is designed with both entertaining and relaxing in mind. Inside the main house are 4 large bedrooms, each with their own en suite bath. Our casita is designed for separate living yet is also part of the open flow entertaining in our courtyard. The ceilings are extra tall throughout the house, and the main living area opens completely to the expansive patio, pool, BBQ and backyard through fully retractable doors which further enhances the SoCal breezy vibe. We have all the amenities one could dream up, which is what we did - a full, seated bar in the main living area, grand piano, 85" TV with surround sound zones both inside and out, 2 grassy yard areas, multiple patio areas, pool and jacuzzi with 16-foot waterfall feature, covered BBQ area complete with smoker, large grill and 3-tap keg, fire pit, and a covered and heated patio complete with 16-foot table, large beverage station and fireplace. We have a passion for entertaining, wine, music, original art and design, and our home reflects that. We are 1 mile to the beach, with quick access to all of the year-round amenities of San Diego, Orange County or LA.

I (Kate) am a Sr. Executive with a large company, and my husband (Dale) is retired. Our 3 kids are 22, 20 and 17, and also enjoy traveling. We take great pride in our home, as do our kids, and would treat another's home the same as we do ours. We have done numerous successful exchanges over the years and will now only entertain traditional swaps of similar quality home.

We are interested in traveling to Europe primarily during the summer, holidays and depending on work, and school schedules.


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More about us

  1. We're a couple with 3 great children (17, 20, 22)

  2. Kate is a sr. executive with a large company; Dale is a retired small business owner

  3. We love the theater, hiking, sports, art, music and travel...We love hanging out with friends and family, and enjoy great beer and really great wine!

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Where is it?


Perfectly located one mile from Cardiff Beach on the north side of San Diego. Walking distance to shops and restaurants and easy access to the freeway and all that Southern California has to offer.

Buzzy restaurants
Great restaurants near the beach in downtown Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar....
Cool bars
Solana Beach for live music; Rancho Santa Fe for great wine; Encinitas for hipster vibe; Del Mar for upscale casual; La Jolla for everything; downtown San Diego for the perfect visiting experience!
Cozy cafés
Claires on Cedros (Solana Beach); Waverly (Cardiff); Lotus Cafe (Encinitas)
Retail therapy
All boutiques by the beaches - Solana, Encinitas, Del Mar, La Jolla
Bit of culture
Balboa Park has dozens of museums and parks; live performances downtown at various locales, especially the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park; live theater downtown San Diego, La Jolla and Balboa; Famous Del Mar Thoroughbred Club open late July thru early Sept. San Diego happens to be the largest feeder community of original productions for Broadway (i.e., Jersey Boys, Memphis etc)
Walks in the park
Lots of options - in neighborhood; tons of hiking trails, biking and walking near the beach, mountains, beach options for everything
Spot of exercise
San Diego is an outdoor haven! Every sport from surfing, windsurfing, parasailing etc, to running, hiking and biking. This area is where many professional cyclists from around the globe train; hilly terrain and temperate climate make it perfect year-round for any form of exercise
Day tripping
Sea World; Legoland; Zoo and Wild Animal Park; Professional Sports; Beaches; Golf; Orange County (about 45 min); Los Angeles (less than 2 hours)

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