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Welcome! family room with wood stove dining area, with kitchen to the right and front room ahead kitchen (note: no dishwasher) TV room looking from main bedroom out to back yard second bedroom, also looking out to back yard Third bedroom, just showing futon on the floor (also has a built-in twin bed) dining area on the deck road toward the beach view from the bluff (about four blocks from the house)

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Selva Beach house description

Quiet, comfortable family home in beautiful La Selva Beach. Play on the beach, walk on the bluff, play games or just relax and read a book by the fire. Our home is just a short walk through a private gate to a broad sandy beach. The beach joins Manresa State Beach to the south and is ideal for long walks, surfing, skim boarding, frisbee, and playing in the sand.

After a day at the beach, enjoy a barbecue on the deck or cook in our small, but fully stocked kitchen. The open family room has a wood stove and plenty of wood for fires, lots of games and a variety of books to read during your stay.

There is a sweet little playground down the single lane road, with a basketball court, swings and play equipment. Around the corner, the bluff offers a panoramic view of all of Monterey Bay.

The house has three bedrooms -- one with a queen bed, one with a double bed, and the third small bedroom most suitable for kids, with a small built in twin bed and a futon on the floor. The furnishings are simple and casual.

The little town of La Selva Beach is just twelve miles south of Santa Cruz, convenient to several state parks, the University of California at Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey, and its wonderful Aquarium, is just a 40 minute drive to the south.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Built-in single bed, plus futon on the floor (best for kids)...moreless

              • One queen bed in main bedroom; One double bed in second bedroom; Built-in twin bed plus floor futon in third bedroom...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                Wood stove in the family room...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Games
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio

              Activities

              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Theme Parks
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Kayaking
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
               

              Reviews

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              • Just as cozy as Grandma's house!

                Just as cozy as Grandma's house!

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 11/08/13
                • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                We absolutely LOVE this little beach house gem! I hesitate to rave too much about it because we want to keep it for ourselves! Being at the La Selva Beach community is like stepping back in time--sweet, safe, and quiet. Our kids love going there because they can explore and have fun without us constantly having to worry about them getting hit by a car. The house is not posh, so if you're looking for luxury, this is not the place, but it is VERY comfortable and stocked with everything from wine glasses to sweet little silver trays. We had old friends over for dinner and they remarked that they felt like they were in our home. We are so grateful to Sue and her family for sharing this little jewel by the sea with us!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

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              • Charming house, great location

                Charming house, great location

                • Guest Napa mom (Napa, ca)
                • Date of stay 08/31/13
                • Review Submitted 09/11/13
                This is a perfect house for a family. Plenty of space with a fenced yard. Beautiful private beach where dolphins were swimming by. The owner was very helpful. We were a last minute reservation and she was quick to communicate with me. This is my new favorite place for a long weekend.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

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              • Very Nice home, close to everything

                Very Nice home, close to everything

                • Guest LizzieD (Aptos CA)
                • Date of stay 05/03/13
                • Review Submitted 05/14/13
                It is actually a lot bigger than the photo's make it look, and is set up for family vacations. On hand we found games and bocci ball sets, and actually Steve and I played Scabble on our wedding night before going to bed. I'd recommend this place to my friends and visiting relatives any time, and maybe might stay there again if the opportunity arises, even if we already live in the area.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • FUN! FUN! FUN!

                FUN! FUN! FUN!

                • Guest Gina (Walnut Grove, CA)
                • Date of stay 06/25/12
                • Review Submitted 08/26/12
                We've rented this home about 4 times so far and it has always been a lot of fun! It is extremely comfortable and offers a wonderful place to relax! Our four kids are always asking to come back! There are a ton of beach towels (yeah! one less thing to pack), plus boogie boards and skim boards and sand toys. It's very quiet and offers a great back yard to BBQ and play. The kitchen is well stocked with everything necessary for a good time. LSB is absolutely a beautiful town to walk through....the perfect quiet "get-a-way"! The owners are very friendly, helpful and attentive to the needs of their guests. It's at least a "once a year" tradition now, though the kids would like it to be more (and we would too!) Thank you Sue! It's always a pleasure.:)

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

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              • Family Reunion

                Family Reunion

                • Guest NorCal She (Aptos, CA)
                • Date of stay 07/27/12
                • Review Submitted 08/12/12
                We stayed at this wonderful place in La Selva Beach for a family reunion. We found the house to be just as it looks in the pictures, and the description of the house and location are accurate. This is an older and charming house, a short walk away from the beach in a quiet and woodsy area with plenty of parking space and a large back yard. The house was clean and cozy, and the owner was very responsive and helpful- which was great, as this was our first time renting through VRBO. The rental process was extremely easy, and we truly enjoyed our stay. The town of La Selva Beach is a short drive away from all the local attractions, and it was a great little quiet place to come back to after the hustle and bustle of the touristy places. We will most definitely consider renting this house again in the future.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

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              • Perfect for My Family

                Perfect for My Family

                • Guest Dave (Rancho Cordova, CA)
                • Date of stay 07/21/12
                • Review Submitted 08/03/12
                We really enjoy staying at this house. LaSelva is away from the crowds of Santa Cruz. The house is a short, beautiful walk to a great beach. The house feels like home with it's large patio deck and BBQ.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway.

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              • Decent value near the beach

                Decent value near the beach

                • Guest AmyC (California)
                • Date of stay 06/22/12
                • Review Submitted 07/13/12
                The location of this home is fantastic. It is a 5-minute walk to the private access gate for the beach. You can also drive and park in a private parking lot right on the beach if you have lots of toys or little people to haul for your day on the sand. There is a wonderful community park/playground about 2 minutes down the street. The neighborhood is quiet and neighbors are friendly. The fenced backyard makes it a nice retreat for families with children, and the interior of the home is quite spacious. We were a little surprised at the overall "tired" look and feel of the property. Furniture is worn, carpet is dingy, kitchen is stocked with mis-matched dishes, and bed linens are past their prime. There are really only two "real" beds in the home. The other "beds" are homemade platforms with fouton-type mattresses....fine for kids, but probably not great for adults. Renters should be aware that there is no dishwasher. Not a deal-breaker for us, but could be a concern for people that don't want to wash dishes on their vacation! Also, the gas stove in the kitchen is not kid-safe. It took our 15-month old about 60 seconds to find the kitchen and turn on all the burners when we first arrived. A baby gate would be very helpful to keep kids out of the kitchen. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay. We appreciated the fact that the rental rate was more affordable than other places and the home/neighborhood offers a lot for families with young kids. If we returned to the area again, we would consider this property. If you need a fancy place, spend the extra money and find another rental, because this ain't it.

                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                Owner response: We are glad that you and your family enjoyed the area, but are very sorry that you found the accommodations less than satisfactory. We try to be very honest that ours is not a fancy place, but rather a casual, older family beach home. Although we are gradually updating items in the house, we are taking it step by step so as to keep our rates affordable. In the meantime, we have added more pictures to the website and hope that they will give guests a clear sense of the house. While most of our guests find the house quite comfortable, we realize some families may prefer something more modern.

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              • A great location for our wedding guest needs

                A great location for our wedding guest needs

                • Guest Summer wedding guest (San Jose)
                • Date of stay 06/08/12
                • Review Submitted 06/19/12
                Nice home and a perfect location for our guests that came to attend the family wedding. Comfortable surroundings. Lovely place.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Wonderful stay at La Selva Beach vacation cottage !

                Wonderful stay at La Selva Beach vacation cottage !

                • Guest Suzy (Northern California)
                • Date of stay 06/11/12
                • Review Submitted 06/17/12
                My daughter, two grandsons ages 5 and 16 months and myself loved our stay. The location of the property was perfect for us. We walked from the house to the children's park at the local community center for some play time. The private beach access for property owners was great and the beach is amazing, beautiful and not as crowded as other public beaches, one afternoon it was just the four of us. The boys loved playing in the sand, my oldest grandson was able to collect a bucket of sea shells to take home. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk was just a 15 min drive for a fun morning and of course the Monterey Aquarium was only 30 minutes away, the boys loved it and the jellyfish exhibit was great! The house was perfect for us, the pictures and listing of the amenities accurately depict the home's features, it had everything we needed, the boys loved playing on the deck and lawn in the back yard and exploring in the front yard. The house sits back from the road which gives a lot of additional space and privacy we were so surprised at how quiet and peaceful it was there with no road noise. Just a short drive away in the town of Aptos is a great market for groceries located in a small shopping center is the Deluxe Market it is like a smaller version of Whole Foods we were able to get everything we needed their meat market is great no need to go to Safeway. Just one stop sign away from the house is the Seaside resort with a pizza restaurant, we ordered pizza and a salad and they delivered to us with no delivery charge and the food was great a good recommendation. The property manager Sue was awesome, she sent extra photos that are not on the site and answered every question we had. We loved our time there it was just too short! As my 5 year old grandson said, "Grammy I love my vacation at LaSelva Beach, I'm so happy now"! We were all sad to leave and will go back for another visit because it is so kid and family friendly with so much more to see and do in the area that we could not fit in on this trip.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.

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              • Wonderful Beach House

                Wonderful Beach House

                • Guest Raissa (Southern California)
                • Date of stay 06/01/12
                • Review Submitted 06/12/12
                My family and I had a wonderful time during our stay at the La Selva Beach House. The house was very welcoming and comfortable. It's clean and well stacked and we had everything we needed. The private beach is just nearby and the kids had a wonderful time playing at the beach. We highly recommend this wonderful Beach House!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              low season
              Jan 6 - May 14, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $175
              $1,050
              high season
              May 15 - Sep 15, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $200
              $1,200
              low season
              Sep 16 - May 14, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $175
              $1,050

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • cleaning fee $85
              • Tax Rate 11%

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              Photos

              • Welcome!

                Welcome!

              • dining area, with kitchen to the right and front room ahead

                dining area, with kitchen to the right and front room ahead

              • TV room

                TV room

              • second bedroom, also looking out to back yard

                second bedroom, also looking out to back yard

              • dining area on the deck

                dining area on the deck

              • view from the bluff (about four blocks from the house)

                view from the bluff (about four blocks from the house)

              • family room with wood stove

                family room with wood stove

              • kitchen (note: no dishwasher)

                kitchen (note: no dishwasher)

              • looking from main bedroom out to back yard

                looking from main bedroom out to back yard

              • Third bedroom, just showing futon on the floor (also has a built-in twin bed)

                Third bedroom, just showing futon on the floor (also has a built-in twin bed)

              • road toward the beach

                road toward the beach

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

              $175 - $200 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 04/12/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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