Cozy Beach Bungalow-1/2 Blk to Best Surfing Beach,Hot Tub,Pets
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sunny & fresh Bungalow, sleeps up to 4 with 1-full bathroom.
1st bedroom is one of two alcoves that have blue velvet privacy curtains with a Queen Tempurpedic bed & pillows. The 2nd alcove is Living Room with a Queen Innerspring Futon. The Bungalow has all refinished (2011) hardwood & tile floors, Fire-stove (with free firewood), fully equipped Kitchen w/Dishwasher, Gas stove, Microwave, Coffee maker, Waffle maker, Blender, Juicer, etc, Automated Shiatsu Massage chair, 2 twin-sized Cots with aerobed toppers, Cable TV/VCR/DVD with 100s of DVD & VHS movies available at no charge plus 100s of "ON Demand" instant movies from Comcast. Several musical instruments including a small harp, drums, concertina, etc.
The Private backyard with 6’ high redwood Fences and Gates, great for kids and pets, has a Gas BBQ, and a “fun for all ages: Foosball table.
The $10,000 Hot Tub is the highlight of the yard, with colored light Fountain with 6-different water massage areas from which to watch the incredible star show at night or to wake up in the morning while enjoying a fresh cup of the local Santa Cruz coffee.
In front, there's a Redwood Deck with an ocean view at the end of the block to watch the Sailboats go by. Enjoy the trickling water fountain feature. The many Bike trails at the ocean’s edge are yours to explore on the several complimentary Bicycles with many sizes to choose from. The 15-min ride down to the Village of Capitola is especially fun, as there is always places to park the bikes with the supplied locks and helmets.
This area, called Pleasure Point, (which lives up to its name) is between Capitola & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and has some of the best surfing around. This is fun to watch from the handy Benches on the Bluff above the Beaches off East Cliff Drive or join in the waves with lessons available from world class surfers, who guarantee to have you up on the board and riding a wave in on you First lesson! . There are sand toys, beach chairs and several boogie and surf boards for you to play at the beach with. There is also an outdoor shower in the Bunglow’s backyard for easy sand removal and lines for drying towels and bathing suits.
We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes. There are several nearby beaches that are pet-friendly with plastic mutt mitts etc. There is also one of the Best Dog Parks, right on the Ocean where neighbors, friends & visitors with friendly dogs run around off-leash. There is almost always an informal coffee club where everyone brings their Mugs & Mutts from 8-9am and all discuss the fun things to do in the area.
Keywords: House, Bungalow, Cottage, Open Architecture Studio,
- Vacation Rental
We can install a Ramp up two steps in back, accessible by power chairs, stainless steel hand railings in bathroom. Not certified Handicapped accessible for everyone, call for exact details....moreless
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Bedrooms: 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Automatic Shiatsu Massage chair, Many Complimentary Bicycles, 2-padded cots for individual sleeping, Great & friendly neighborhood with lots of charming bungalows with great flower gardens, The Avenue is only 3-blocks long and is so quiet that one of our guest's daughter drew a hop-scotch in the middle of it...moreless
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Pool & Spa
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- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Water View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- World famous Roller Coaster at nearby Beach Boardwalk, 15 State Parks from Big Basin Redwoods to over 29 miles of Sandy beaches, Roaring Camp Steam Locomotive rides, Walking tours of Victorian homes, World famous bird watching area at Elk Horn Slough, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whale watching tours, Shakespeare in the Park festival, Free musical concerts at Boardwalk, Capitola and many festivals, Unique museums from historical to Bigfoot, clubs with live entertainment every night. BMX bicycle park, new Skateboard park and much more......moreless
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Bucks Beach Bungalow was everything we were looking for. It is a great place to stay, seconds away from some of the best surf in the nation – this is the spot! If you want to surf, or learn to surf, call ED at ClubEd. Recommended by Buck, Ed was a fantastic surf instructor. We ended up in the water surfing for 4 days only having to walk our boards seconds to the coast. The Begonia Festival was so much fun. We rode Buck’s bikes into Capitola and back a few times! After a long day of surfing the amazing hot tub was just the relaxation we needed. Fun Things We Did: Seabright Brewery Crows Nest patio Naka Sushi (wonderful spot for authentic amazing sushi) BBQ on BBB patio Shoppers corner grocery Store – a local gem full of great produce and fresh seafood ready to grill Club Ed Surf lessons – a friend and wonderful surf instructor O’Neil Surf Shop – support the local heritage of O’Neil legend The Boardwalk! So much fun!! Roller coaster, walked up the wharf and saw lounging sea lions Can’t wait to get a Trader Joes in Austin! What a great store. All in All the location, the info and advice given by Judith and Buck made this little getaway the perfect combination of relaxing local surf culture, a plethora of fun activities like foosball and b8iking the coast, with day trips to the Santa Cruz mountains and Monterey less than an hour away! Can’t beat it. Made new friends we can wait to come visit again next summer. Thanks you Bucks! P.S. We really like checking out all the great mementos you have collected over the years in the Bungalow. It was actually quite educational as well as fun! Very much appreciate you letting us landlocked folks partake in the great surf culture this truly special place in the USA has to offer. Santa Cruz is a special place, truly unique, vibrant and beautiful!
- Guest Crystal & Rob Hale
- Date of stay 08/26/12
- Review Submitted 09/05/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you sooo much for your great review. Its always a delight to meet folks like you that have so much zest for life and really take advantage of a lot of the great things to see and do around here. Also looking forward to giving you your 5% return guest discount on you next visit. Hugs, the Bucks
House was lovely!Guest comment entered by owner
House was lovely!
Came all the way from New York for this special time at Bucks Beach Bungalow! Thank you so much - the house was lovely!
- Guest Adrian & Jesse
- Date of stay 08/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Kids left little stickies how great Bungalow is!Guest comment entered by owner
Kids left little stickies how great Bungalow is!
We and our kids had a marvelous time at your wonderful Beach Bunglaow! Looking forward to our return visit!
- Guest Virginia
- Date of stay 08/14/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Outstanding Location at Pleasure Point!Guest comment entered by owner
Outstanding Location at Pleasure Point!
Bucks Beach Bungalow is a treasure at a wonderful location at Pleasure Point a world class surfing location and site for the upcoming movie "Of Men and Mavericks". Buck was a personal friend of Jay Moriarity and his wife Kim and neighbors and surfer friends Frosty and Zouf - who are the real life people the movie was made after. Buck saw Jay a couple weeks before his accident in the Maldives and remembers a huge smile on Jay's face before they both went out surfing Pleasure Point! We had a wonderful time with the beautiful beach walks on EastCliff Pleasure Point with views across Monterey Bay. The house is well provisioned as any personal home would be - saving us time and very convenient. The back yard is gated for pets, but the pet-walks are awesome. The Hot Tub is First Class with wonderful massage jets!!!!! Nearby restaurants are very good. The Bungalow is centrally located in Santa Cruz, and everything is within a short walk, bicycle ride, or by car. There are many activities all summer long, and we were lucky to reserve early during the premium summer weeks. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Bungalow with us!
- Guest Van
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Our 2nd Bucks Beach Bungalow Vacation!!Guest comment entered by owner
Our 2nd Bucks Beach Bungalow Vacation!!
Wonderful walks on the beach! Moss landing ... and we found Phils on the Wharf seafood, bluegrass, and Bobby Flay Throwdown location A great time had by all, Thanks Buck and Judith! :U
- Guest Jason and Sandie Blaine
- Date of stay 05/13/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Thanks sharing slice of Surfer Bungalow Life!Guest comment entered by owner
Thanks sharing slice of Surfer Bungalow Life!
From: Two Anthropologists and their dog Wilhelm Thanks so much for sharing this slice of surfer - beach bungalow life. If we were to write an ethnography of you, we would say you are a master of space management. Your bungalow is iconic of the Santa Cruz Counter culture resistance to high tech big money encroachment and a tribute to all things that Truly Matter! Live long and share the wave! Meg & Doug
- Guest Meg and Doug and Wilhelm (the doggie)
- Date of stay 05/26/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Thanks letting us stay in your charming home!Guest comment entered by owner
Thanks letting us stay in your charming home!
Thanks for letting us stay in your charming and well-provisioned personal home. It saved us many hours provisioning which turned out not to be necessary for basic items. We love vacation home stays as they are typically not unpersonal and antiseptic like hotels. You can't even cook in hotels, and are forced to spend hundreds of dollars in restaurant fees and tips. We loved Pleasure Point and the dogs loved Twin Lakes, Bonfires on the beach, The Crow's Nest and Johnny's Harbor House Restaurant for fine dining food. The Free Bands on the Beach was fun too! Again, we really appreciate your home and Beach Hide Away! From Saratoga, CA and Howwood Scotland, UK Margaret, Rob, Dillon, and Kevin and the dogs (Broxks and Harry)
- Guest Margaret
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
We did enjoy our week in Santa Cruz/Capitola. Rental location was convenient and pet friendly. However, the bungalow itself was a huge disappointment. Not very clean with "stuff" everywhere and it felt extremely "lived in". The bikes were not well cared for and rusty. The foosball table was completely different than the one in the picture and it was basically falling apart and missing a handle. The boogie boards and wet suits were falling apart (probably because they aren't stored properly). It took my husband 30 minutes to scrub the waffle iron so that we could use it. It was filthy along with a lot of the other kitchen items. The cupboards and refrigerator had used/opened food items (who knows how old)? The biggest issue we had was the owners being at the property 4 out of the 5 days we were there. Several of the days we'd come home from an outing to find a car in the small parking area behind the house which made it very difficult to park. One day in particular, I stayed home with our dog while my husband and kids went to the boardwalk. I was working on the computer and to my surprise, there was a knock at the back door. Before I could get out of the chair, Judith (the owner) was entering the house, even though my very large german sheppard was right there. She continued to come in saying she forgot something that she needed to get (fortunately for her, my dog is well behaved). That same day she was there from about 9:30am until at least 6:30-7:00 at night and during that time there was another car that parked in the space, preventing us from parking there. In our contract, it was stated that the storage unit/computer room is accessed "occasionally"...but it became clear to us that this place is used as an office and they apparently are there every day during the week. On another occasion, Buck called and suggested that the following day would be a good day for an outing because PG&E was coming sometime between 8:00 and Noon and he didn't know how much access they would need. All in all, I would not rent this place again or recommend it to anyone. For what I paid to rent this place...I could have had a really nice hotel close to the beach with daily maid service. IT IS WAY OVERPRICED FOR WHAT IS OFFERS, NOT TO MENTION A COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT AND VERY UNPROFESSIONAL.
- Guest Carol from Modesto
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Pleasant, Clean, Comfortable...But Do the Math First.
Pleasant, Clean, Comfortable...But Do the Math First.
Let me start by saying this is a charming, pleasant, well-appointed cottage in a great part of Santa Cruz/Capitola, The owners were very nice and accommodating, and there is nothing really misleading at all about the listing. My family of 2 adults, two toddlers and an infant had a very nice stay. Great library of CDs and DVDs, well-stocked kitchen, bikes, boogie boards, wet suits, etc., all very much appreciated. All that said, the cleaning fees, "booking fee," taxes etc. added 45% per night to the quoted base rate. The total was about what you would pay for a room at the Post Ranch in Big Sur or another luxury resort/spa. We felt the total price paid wasn't really reasonable for what we got. Again, a perfectly nice, well equipped little place, but at the end of the day it's a very small, one-room cottage with a Murphy bed + futon, a tiny back yard, a small front porch fronting a street (not the ocean) in a residential neighborhood, and still a drive to the main beaches of the area. The beach that is nearby is a strip of sand at the bottom of a bluff, inaccessible during high tide. The "$10,000 hot tub with colored lights" is nice, but no different than any other above-ground, hose-filled spa you would find at a hundred other VRBO rentals in California. The foosball table was broken, and the gas grill was kind of filthy (no biggie, but still....) Bottom line, it's a charming, lovely little place, and we had a very nice time. If it had cost the base rate + 10% or even 15%, we would have left feeling extremely satisfied and that we got our money's worth. But when you're paying luxury resort rates you start to notice the details, and we left feeling a bit gouged.
- Guest MWCA
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/06/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.
Perfect little place for a family of 4. It had everything we needed. Really nice with the hot-tube in the evening! Short distance to the beach and to down town. We really had a great time! Hope to be able to come back another time! Now heading back to Norway. Thanks!
- Guest Karin
- Date of stay 06/25/12
- Review Submitted 07/05/12
Sep 15-Jun 15 .. $281/night(Sun-Thu) | $338/night(Fri/Sat/Holidays-2nt min) $1687.50/regular off season week, (holiday weeks are slightly more) Jun 16- Sep 14 .. $281/night(Sun-Thu)|$375/night (Fri/Sat/Holidays-5 nt. min) $1875/week 40% Deposit to confirm your booking. 11% tax,8% booking, $150 housecleaning added to base price.$65 Security waiver See link below under 'Additional Web Information' See Contract details on owners web site,
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Judith is a 5th generation Californian whose Great Grandparents were the lighthouse keepers at Point Loma at the top of the bay of San Diego. Buck lived all over the world with his parents and brothers & sisters as his Dad worked for several embassies in Khartoum Sudan, Thailand, Hong Kong and elsewhere. He retired as a Director for Visa and now enjoys the wonderful surfing world of Santa Cruz.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We fell in love with this home and the area and entered a bidding war to get it. The letter my husband wrote telling of his life long desire for a cottage by the sea and the best surfing waves convinced the former owners that we were the best people for their neighbors and the area. We enjoy sharing all the fun activities that our guests tell us about in the Guest Log and look forward to you and your group sharing the love and laughter that the Bungalow creates.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Full of laid back luxury, Bucks Beach Bungalow has unique amenities like a $10,000 hot tub with color lights waterfall, fluffy bathrobes, the complete set of the Wizard of Oz books, a shiatsu massage chair that automatically works on your back etc to enhance the relaxation of this wonderful area. Enjoy the power juicer that will let you enjoy all the fresh vegetables and fruits from the nearby Saturday Farmers Market on 17th & Portola. Stroll through the quiet level streets of Pleasure Point and enjoy all the flower gardens. Take a fun bike ride over to the twinkle-light village of Capitola or to the Harbor with its Free Water Taxi on the summer weekends. 15+ restaurants are within walking distance and lots of fun and unique shops are accessed by 41st Ave.
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Cozy Beach Bungalow w/View of Sailboats from Front Deck
Neighborhood beach, just a few steps away
Relax with the Shatisu Massage Chair in Front of the Firestove & Large TV
Fully equipped kitchen with lots of fun cooking tools, spices & condiments
Enjoy fresh lemonade with the lemons from our tree
6+ Bicycles in various sizes are ready to enjoy the oceanside bike paths
Christmas decorations add to the neighborhood's festive decore
Fun neighborhood of bungalows with beautful gardens and friendly neighbors
Play or just relax in the bubbling hot tub with waterfall that has colored light
Pet Friendly Backyard with Foosball Table & Stainless Steel BBQ
Enjoy the Free Surf and Boogie board on the great nearby beaches
Murphy Bed w/Memory Foam Top and Privacy Curtains
Enjoy all the holidays in the cozy beach bungalow
Fun Dining area with table that expands to seat up to 8 guests
Enjoy the Bungalow's garden & stroll thru the quiet streets with their flowers
Watch the sailboats drift by at the end of the street and the view to Monterey
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