Modern coastal with abundant ocean views

Modern coastal with abundant ocean views




Jan 2022

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
5 Bathrooms

About our home

*Note: We included photos from the staged home prior to our purchase of it in 2020 as a placeholder. We will update with new pics including our decor ASAP!

Welcome to quaint Cardiff by the Sea! Our home is a nearly 100% rebuild that was completed in 2019. It is located within a quiet neighborhood with single family homes approximately ~1.25 miles to the ocean. It sits on a corner lot and at the top of a hill and therefore has clear ocean views from both floors (from the kitchen window and La Cantina doors on the ground floor and from all three bedrooms on the second floor). It is 2700 sq feet and includes four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Each bedroom has a full bathroom and walk-in closet. We have converted one of the upstairs bedrooms into a living room with a sofa bed and tv, and the downstairs bedroom also serves as a home office with a desk (in addition to the full sized bed). We have a covered patio downstairs off of the open concept kitchen/living/dining area and a balcony with hammock chairs off of the master bedroom upstairs. The decor is slightly rustic with some modern touches and clean lines. We have three cats, so although we love animals, we would need to talk to make sure it was the right fit if you wanted to bring your own pets. And you would of course need to consider whether or not you are okay with taking care of three cats, although they are the sweetest and cutest cats around... :)


More about us

  1. Yari grew up in Venice, Italy, and lived in the UK for 8 years prior to moving to California in 2014. Sarah grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and has lived in SoCal since 2004.

  2. We met on a run with mutual friends in LA in 2015 and got married in 2018. We are both long distance runners, so it was a perfect way to meet.

  3. We are both recovering academics. Yari has a PhD in Biochemistry and is currently a Senior Manager in biotech (vaccine development). Sarah has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is currently transitioning from being an associate professor to a Senior Director position in health tech.

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Where is it?


You are probably better off Googling Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas for photos and descriptions of these unique North County San Diego beach towns. :) They are both the epitome of laid back SoCal surf towns and are also some of the top spots for athletes (e.g., runners, triathletes, cyclists) and active people in general due to the year round ideal climate and coastal location.

Buzzy restaurants
You basically can't go wrong with anything on the 101 in North County
Cool bars
Some cool dive bars in quaint downtown Cardiff (e.g., Shanty) and many more in Downtown Encinitas
Cozy cafés
Brew & Love is right around the corner
Retail therapy
Downtown Encinitas
Bit of culture
Balboa Park is full of museums
Walks in the park
Encinitas Community Park is a .5 mile walk from here
Spot of exercise
literally everywhere athlete's mecca
Day tripping
Mexico, LA, OC

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