Charming Beach Cottage in San Diego with Ocean View

Charming Beach Cottage in San Diego with Ocean View




Nov 2008

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This is a charming, original beach cottage high on a bluff with a lovely view of the ocean from the living room, dining area, patio, and one of the bedrooms. On quiet nights, we can hear the waves! The home has a living room with fireplace, a functional kitchen with dining area, two bedrooms, a newly renovated bathroom, a sunny entrance porch, and large front and back yards. One bedroom has a queen-sized bed and the other has twin beds. The home is in Cardiff-by-the-Sea about thirty minutes' drive north of downtown San Diego. Furnishings are cozy and comfortable. Restaurants, cafes and a library are very nearby. You'll definitely need a rental car because you'll find so much to do in and around San Diego. This is our second home, so we can welcome visitors any time. The exchange does not need to be simultaneous. We typically need a place to stay for one or two weeks, but we gladly consider exchanges with guests who want to stay for a longer time in our place. We stay two weeks; you can stay longer! We are flexible!


More about us

  1. Richard is a retired school administrator and Judith is a childhood psychologist who teaches at a college in Los Angeles. We are active in an international organization working for children's rights and early education. Much of our travel revolves around this international work. We have four grown children and two sets of twin grandchildren. We have lived in Europe several times -- Richard in Belgium for five years and both of us in Denmark for three years. We have traveled extensively in Europe and a few times in Asia and South America. We have had several opportunities to travel in Northern and Eastern Europe with college students who are studying abroad. A few years ago, we joined friends on a home exchange in England and are now hooked on the idea! We'd like non-simultaneous exchanges if possible so we can make sure our guests have everything they need in our beach house, but simultaneous exchanges will work work too. We are flexible!

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Where is it?


The neighborhood is a mixture of original beach cottages like ours and new, high-end homes. Most are year-round residences. The home is only a few blocks from the beach, shopping, restaurants, and walking trails through a wildlife refuge. The walk to the beach is fairly easy because it is downhill, but getting home requires quite a climb. The reward is the view once you're at the top of the bluff! Nearby attractions include Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Legoland, the Del Mar Race Track, the California Mexico-border, downtown San Diego with its nightlife and restaurants, museums, and parks. Disneyland and the desert are about one hour away by car. You can reach the local mountains in 90 minutes and Los Angeles in about two hours. There's also a train station nearby with service to many of these destinations.

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