Shorebird 115, Pajaro Dunes Ocean Condo on Monterey Bay Beach
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Monterey condo description
Thank you for your interest in Shorebird 115! We have one of the nicest Pajaro Condos on the sandy beach of Monterey Bay, with views, and can accommodate up to 8 in our 3 BRs. Come, relax, enjoy the beach and fabulous surrounding area. We are now booking for summer!
We offer our spacious luxury three-bedroom, two-bath condominium available directly on the beach in the Pajaro Dunes resort, a 150 acre quiet, gated community surrounded by state beach parks, 15 minutes south of Santa Cruz. The condominium building is right on the beautiful, clean, flat sandy beach of Monterey Bay--just walk down a few steps to miles of sand.
This unit was recently remodeled, is beautifully maintained, and fully furnished with all the comforts of home including a wood fireplace. All linens including beach towels are included for your convenience. The second level open floor plan with two decks allow views of the ocean to the west and the lagoon and hills to the east. Fully equipped granite kitchen with cook top/oven range, microwave, coffee maker and other small appliances, new dishwasher, washer and dryer; dining table/chairs for eight plus two bar stools at the counter. California state laws limit BBQs on the building decks to one that uses a 1 lb 'camp style' propane tank- bring your own or purchase in the office gift store to use with our Weber grill.
The condominium sleeps up to eight in three bedrooms--king bed in the master bedroom, queen in guest bedroom, plus a third room with two sets of bunk beds to sleep four--perfect for an extended family or two families traveling together. King and queen bed Serta plush mattresses with high thread count linens! Watch movies by the fireplace on the TV/VCR/DVD player in the living room; second TV/VCR/DVD player in the master bedroom. Kid- friendly- we have a selection of books, movies, games, sand toys, kites and boogie boards available for you to enjoy.
All linens including beach towels are included for your convenience. Hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, Kleenex, toilet paper are provided; shampoos & other personal toiletry items are not restocked by housekeeping and should be brought by guests. Bring artificial logs for the fireplace, 1 lb 'camp style' propane tank for the BBQ.
Wireless high speed internet access & computer in the unit for your convenience or bring your laptop. Nationwide long distance phone and utilities included. Cell phone reception is good in the building and parking lots. Property management office on site has business center with computer/printer for boarding passes etc.
Pajaro Dunes features a spa, games room, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking trails, shorebirds, with shopping, farmers markets, restaurants, golf, kayaking, sailing and other activities nearby.
5 minutes to Watsonville- grocery and other stores, restaurants;
15 minutes to Santa Cruz and the Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park;
30 minutes to Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium;
35 minutes from Laguna Seca Raceway/Salinas;
60 minutes from San Jose International Airport;
90 minutes from San Francisco
If you wish to map/check directions, gatehouse is 101 Shell Rd, Watsonville CA 95076. Please see the google map in the section below; Our condo building is right on the beach.
On site Property Management Company Office provides keys and welcome packet and is available 24/7 in the unlikely need of any maintenance issues. A welcome packet is provided by the office when you check in that includes log on information for the wireless connection, and local information.
Check in time: 4pm, Check out time: 12noon Quiet time: 10pm. Please, this is NOT a party place.
No smoking; sorry, absolutely no pets.
Maximum occupancy is 8; sorry, no exceptions.
Reservation & Cancellation Policy:
We can confirm your reservation upon receipt of the $500 security deposit; full payment is required approximately 60 days in advance of arrival. If a reservation is canceled more than 60 days prior to occupancy, the security deposit, less a $50.00 booking fee, will be refunded in the same manner the deposit was paid. If a reservation is canceled 60-30 days prior to occupancy and we are unable to re-rent the unit for the same dates, a 50% forfeiture fee, will apply. We regret that reservations canceled less than 30 days prior to occupancy forfeit the full amount paid. There are no refunds for early departures. VRBO has information about cancellation insurance and we encourage you to consider this. The deposit is returned within about one week assuming no damages at check out. We use paypal for financial transactions- you may use a bank account or credit card via paypal. IF you do not wish to use paypal, a cashiers check is acceptable with your deposit refunded by a California personal check.
VRBO Reservations are made directly with owners, and we do our best to reply promptly to all requests. PLEASE check the calendar for availability- weekends are often booked 1-2 mos out even in off season. We will offer special rates for last minute vacancies and if you wish to fill a 'gap' between bookings on the calendar- please inquire. We are best able to serve you with an email request using the CLICK TO INQUIRE option below so that we may also provide comnplete rental terms. If you prefer to contact us by phone, please be sure to include your vacation dates and phone number if your call goes to voice mail. Thanks for your interest in Shorebird 115 at Pajaro Dunes! We look forward to sharing this special place with you.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- beach towels, sand toys, kites, boogie boards
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Computer Available:
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Spa, gym and game room on property
ReviewsWrite a review
Excellent gated location and very clean/functional condo. It's good for families as there is a room with 2 sets of twin bunk beds, so 4 kids can sleep in one room. This rooms shares a bathroom with the guest BR (queen bed). The master BR has a nice view of the ocean and a TV in the room.. The living quarters are large, with a dining room table that seats 8 easily. Large, comfortable couches with a fireplace. Two decks (one that is more utility, with the small grill, and the owner's beach toys and beach chairs), the other more for sitting chatting. TV is standard def (you can't have everything), but with full set of cable (including ESPN). Lots of young child VHS tapes. Lots of standard size towels for inside and the beach. Kitchen very functional, though you should bring your own things like condiments and such. Dishwasher and W/D work well. The outdoor gas grill is on the small side, the grilling area is a little larger than a Smoky Joe. But it worked well for the chicken, dogs, burgers and flank steak we made. There is small convenience store within 5 minutes, and a larger full-service grocery store within 10 minutes. There are also a few family-style restaurants nearby (10 min). There's also a resort gift store in the resort complex (a couple of minutes walk away). It's small but does have a few items (kind of overpriced, but you pay for convenience, I guess). Finally the resort provides little wagons to haul your stuff from the parking lot, which is a nice touch. Beach is very wide and sandy. The kids found lots of full sand dollars, which got them excited. The beach is not crowded at all. There's a shower outside the condo complex where you can wash off your sand before going in. Only cons are potentially minor: -Shower heads are a bit on the low side, so if you are tall you may need to duck a bit. One of the adults 6'2" had to do this. -Drawer space is a bit lean in the kids room. -Wifi is spotty - it's run by the HOA, not the owner. 3G/4G signal is weak since you are right at the beach, but this is going to happen in most places. Major plus - the owner was very engaged, responsive and helpful. He truly seems to want his guests to enjoy themselves. I'd give the rating a 5, but there were not butlers :) But really if you are looking for a nice family vacation on a somewhat secluded beach, you can't ask for much more without paying a lot more.
- Guest On_Holiday (Cupertino CA)
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: This is a great description of my condo. I have been working on the wireless issue for a year and it the same issue all of the units face with the HOA wifi. I have just installed a new ethernet port and the wireless whould be spectacular once I get the new router installed for woreless.
Family spring break. Excellent location.
Family spring break. Excellent location.
Wonderful beach. Condo is nicely set up. Large family room and well stocked kitchen. They had a nice selection of board games and videos for the kids as well as sand toys! The location is very serene and beach acces is perfect. I would recommend for a family that like to be outdoors and is looking for a slow pace vacation.
- Guest Mamba (Bay Area)
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.
beautiful location but....
beautiful location but....
Lovely location off the beaten path, and close to beach. This unit has views of ocean, physically sits on parking lot side of building. Great layout for two small families or 1+extended family. Well stocked and comfortable....We would have enjoyed our stay much more if not for pesky plumbing problems. (toilet issues....) which we reported to property management, but was never addressed in the 3 day stay. Should be simple fix, so hopefully it can be addressed for other renters! 30 minutes to Monterey Bay Aquarium, and 10 minutes from town, so plan ahead for meals etc.
- Guest Dianne (Carmichael, CA)
- Date of stay 11/18/12
- Review Submitted 12/10/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: As owners I could have deleted this comment but I wanted renters to see it. The back deck looks out to the hills over the back parking lot while the front deck views the ocean. As my listing states, if any issues come up with the unit, service personnel are available to fix any problems. The truth is that this renter caused $1300 in damage and she thought she was punishing me with a bad review - and this is all she could think of to complain about...
Wonderful Ocean Front Retreat
Wonderful Ocean Front Retreat
We spent 4 lovely nights at this beach front Condo. The owners were FANTASTIC to work with and extremely communicative. Our trip was to visit our daughter stationed at the Presidio in Monterey and although it was about a 30 minute drive away, it was well worth the travel. No noisy traffic only the ocean sounds of crashing waves and gorgeous sunsets. At night there were bonfires up and down the beach with families gathered around enjoying the expanse of starry skies. The Condo itself was perfect, granite counters and all of the amenities of home in the kitchen. The great room has the most amazing wrap around leather sofa for conversations and relaxation. I highly recommend this condo and will plan on keeping this in my places to return to when we go back down to visit our daughter!
- Guest Lani (Gig Harbor, WA)
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 09/07/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
I stayed here for a 9 nights during the US Open at Pebble Beach. This was the trip of a lifetime, and this condo was truly magnificent! It was everything I had hoped for and more. Thank you!
- Guest Julie (Arizona)
- Date of stay 06/12/10
- Review Submitted 06/30/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
My family and I loved our stay in your great condo. Would very much like to return again in the future. My grandson loved the wonderful selection of children's books and sand toys - which were great for his baths, too. The kitchen with every possible accessory needed was perfect for us as we love to cook.
- Guest Dorothy McCartney (Redwood City, CA)
- Date of stay 01/05/10
- Review Submitted 01/05/10
Guest comment entered by owner
I just wanted to write and say THANK YOU for such a wonderful unit in Shorebird! We have stayed at Pajaro Dunes 4 times, and your unit was our favorite by far. It was very kid-friendly, everything was decorated beautifully, and we loved your couch. =) We all had such a wonderful time. Our kids are still talking about it and asking when we are going back.
- Guest Shanti L
- Date of stay 07/10/09
- Review Submitted 07/10/09
My family and I just recently stayed in this condo. It was not only beautiful, but also very kid friendly- which doesn't always go hand in hand! Our only complaint was that the unit was not directly on the beach. It is in the rear of a building that is directly on the beach. All in all it was a great condo- just not an oceanfront one.
- Guest Jen Palter (Sonoma, CA)
- Date of stay 04/28/09
- Review Submitted 04/28/09
This condo was perfect for our (3 couples) reunion. We found it spacious, well appointed & completely supplied with essentials. My 6'5" husband even found the bunk bed long enough to stretch out, so the lower bunks can work for adults. Pajaro Dunes is a beautiful, peaceful place - and #115 a good choice for a relaxing stay.
- Guest Jacquie3 (Carmichael, CA)
- Date of stay 03/25/09
- Review Submitted 03/25/09
After a quick inquiry and much pleasant and SPEEDY contact with the owners my family and I stayed at this beautiful condo over a long weekend and had the absolute best day. We have stayed in a bunch of different condos over the years at Pajaro but absolutely loved this one - it is SO big and spread out and even with seven of us there it never felt like we were all on top of each other. The furnishings are gorgeous and comfy; every kind of kitchen tool we could need was provided; the view as always was breathtaking - we look forward to returning as soon as possible! The owners were a real delight to work with. Thank you so much!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/22/08
- Review Submitted 11/22/08
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2 night min stay
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Oct 1 - Mar 30
2 night min stay
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Discounts: 3 nights or more: $325 Nightly; 4 nights or more: $300 Nightly
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 11%
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We live about an hour from our beach condo and love to stay when we can- but that is not often enough, so we choose to share this special place with guests. This is a perfect location on Monterey Bay Beach, conveniently located a short distance between Santa Cruz and Monterey, yet away from the crowds. Enjoy!
Why the Owner Chose Monterey:
Pajaro Dunes is a Monterey Bay area secret- a quiet gated community, very accessible from the San Francisco/San Jose Bay areas yet feels much further away. Watching the waves on the endless beach and hearing the roar of the surf is relaxing and restful. For more action filled days, its an easy trop to either Santa Cruz or Monterey.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We are well positioned close to both Santa Cruz and Monterey with endless options for all ages! You can curl up with a good book (enjoy our library), watch a movie by the fire, play on the beach, or visit the many area attractions.
- Primary: (650) 714-0316 (California, USA)
Condo buildings & the beach at Pajaro Dunes, a gated community
living room and fireplace- bring duraflame type logs
Queen bed in second BR with lagoon view
Dining Room with seating for 8
Living room and oceanview deck with large sectional sofa and chair
ocean view Master Bedroom with King bed- fall to sleep hearing the waves
fully stocked granite Kitchen
BBQ on rear deck- bring 1 lb propane tank
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