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Property Description : Magical Oasis boasts exceptional views and is a great home for the discerning guest. Located on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz's number one rated attraction, it over looks the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf. It is perfect for multi-generational gatherings, romantic get aways and those in pursuit of their passions.
A detached, separate casita with full kitchen provides privacy for in-laws or another couple. Magical Oasis is a beautiful Spanish style house, decorated, and thoughtfully appointed by KToole Designs.
At Magical Oasis, we pride ourselves in helping guest create very special experiences. Guest are greeted with fresh flowers, complimentary wine from MJA vintners, delicious Donnelley's chocolates and artisan soaps and lotions from Fish Princess Farms. Currently, local artist, Barbara Bailey-Porter's original plein air paintings of Santa Cruz, grace the walls as part of Magical Oasis's guest artist series.
Magical Oasis is a Spanish styled house that was designed to capture the views from every room. It is tastefully appointed with antiques and comfortable fine furnishings. A detached private casita with full kitchen is ideal for in laws, another couple or in-house massage.
There are lots of fabulous dinning options in Santa Cruz and we also recommend engaging one of our a personal chefs and dining in. The view from Magical Oasis's beautiful dining is truly magical! For variety, guests can barbecue on the private patio, picnic on the beach, or walk/bike to many nearby restaurants. There are lots of fun beach town venues, (great burgers and artisan pizza), and foodies will love the variety of restaurants offering organic produce and original fare. We are happy to help you choose from over 27 Zagat rated restaurants and enjoy sharing our favorites.
The gourmet or aspiring chef may enjoy trying recipes from several fine cook books such as Tyler Florence's Ultimate, and Julie Rosso's Great Good Food while cooking on the Merritt O'Keefe six burner gas stove. For the coffee aficionado, bring your pods for the new Nespesso machine or walk down to Ideal for a great latte. The West Side is home to the largest New Leaf Market, several vintner tasting rooms, Kelly's French Bakery, Companion Bakers,and El Salchichero.
The world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, SC Wharf, the Light House, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are all just short stolls on the wide newly paved West Cliff promenade. Also with in short walking distance are lots of shops, great restaurants, spas, bike, surf board, and segway rentals. Pedi-taxi's and the Santa Cruz Trolley are also fun ways to get about town.
Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surfing. Mid to advanced level surfers can walk down the steps to the famous Steamer Lane. The novice surfer can hit Cowell’s Cove, try paddle boarding around the Wharf or Kayaking, then relax in Magical Oasis’ hot tub.
Santa Cruz has something for all. Guests can take a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroads, bike on the numerous paths or take a segway along West Cliff, see a Shakespeare Santa Cruz play, visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center or go wine tasting at several West Side vintner tasting rooms.
Golfers, reserve your time on the challenging Alister McKensie designed Pasatiempo Golf Course, or the Delevaga Course ( which also has a challenging ultimate frisbee course). The drive to Pebble Beach and Spy Glass are beautiful and about an hour.
There are pick up beach volley ball games, two newly surfaced tennis courts are not far from the house. Soccer, rock climbing, in door batting cage are just some of the recreational opportunities besides hiking, biking and playing in the surf. After a great day of exploring, guests can engage our in -house masseuse then soak in the large hot tub.
Downtown Santa Cruz has great shopping, spas, yoga classes, restaurants, and that comfortable beach town feel. Magical Oasis is a special vacation home that offers one of the most spectacular, magical views on the West Coast.
Keywords: Santa Cruz, Ocean Front, Beach, West Cliff, spectacular, magical views of the Wharf and Monterey Bay. Beautifully appointed.
West Cliff Views! Surfers Most desirable location in Santa Cruz. Cowell's Beach, Famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, restaurants, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Includes Guest Cottage, family including dogs.
Fine linens including new Ralph Lauren towels, good table cloths and napkins. Quality bedding, a selection of firm, soft, and down pillows, down comforters, and wool blankets and new mattresses...moreless
(2) Chefs will love this kitchen. refurbished Merritt O'keefe gas stove, new hardwood floor, good knives, good grip tools, great pots and pans, juicer, salad spinner, lobster pot,and great views! And there is a second full kitchen in the guest house....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 29 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
8 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 28, 2015
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
540 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz Ca. 95060
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Watch this video to get a sense of Santa Cruz. There a two good shots of the house. http://www.santacruzwaves.com/local-loop/love-west-cliff-drive-this-will-make-you-love-it-more/ The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a big attraction in the summer. Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz. Steamer Lane is the home of the O'neil Coldwater Classic, World record surfing competition. (check out this years high lights on the Sentienel,you tube set to music) Santa Cruz has Great restaurants serving organic food and local wines, ethnic foods and great pizzas. Local vintners are open for Wine Tasting. There are lots of beachy shops as well as nice boutiques. Enjoy day spas, coffee shops, locally owned great book store. Boat rentals, segways, and bike rentals, even a trolly to the shops and pedicart can be arranged to take you to your destination.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: We love Magical Oasis and enjoy knowing that our guests do too. We want our guest to experience the best of Santa Cruz. The home has been a vacation home in Ed's family for two generation. Karen is active in the arts and loves Santa Cruz.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
The views, views, views..and from every room. Even the cook gets a great view while preparing meals on a wonderful Merritt Okeefe six burner gas range. Private patio with hot tub and separate casita. This is a wonderful, beautifully appointed home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We take pride in making sure every guest feels special. The house is appointed with plush robes as well as bath and body products from Fish Princess Farms. We can customize flowers and chocolates. We will greet you with a bottle of red or white wine, arrange for a chef and a masseuse and are happy to suggest unique outings to complete your memorable Santa Cruz Magical Oasis.
Come be amazed, spectacular constantly changing views
Perched high on the bluff, it is well designed to capture the views.
Living Room view
Very romantic setting, wood burning fire, twinkling lights, sounds of the sea
Built in 1926 on what was known as millionaire row
Award winning garden, view from the kitchen window
Master bedroom has Ralph Lauren linens and view of the Cowell's Beach.
The guest cottage has its own full kitchen and views too.
The den has a full sleeper sofa and its own door to the extra large bathroom.
Dine outside on warm evenings
Come be amazed. Spectacular views of the Monterey Bay
Cowell's bluff across the street.
Low tide special beach just below Magical Oasis
Magical Oasis is on beautiful West Cliff Drive.
Beautiful, original art work though out the well appointed house
A large mirror on one wall gives everyone a view in this charming dining room.
Cypress point just below the famous Steamer Lane
The warm, inviting kitchen is fully stocked and has a Merrit Okeefe gas stove.
Twin bedroom has its own tv/vcr, movie collections, children's books.
Separate guest cottage with queen bed, wonderful down filled recliner and sofa.
With wine glass in hand & best view ever, this front landing is hard to leave.
Everyone enjoys the wonderful large hot tub under the wisteria drapped arbor
There is always something to watch on West Cliff's promenade
New native garden with stepping stones across the street enhances the view
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