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Spacious, clean and comfortable ... but there is a bit of street noise
"First and foremost - Portola Paradise is a great rental. There was plenty of room for our family of four and the hosts thought of EVERYTHING to make it an extremely comfortable stay, especially for a family.
The hosts were also extremely responsive to any questions before and during our stay.
We loved how central and convenient the rental is to anything around greater Santa Cruz, however, Portola Dr is a main road that does not slow down until 10 pm during the week and a bit later. I am actually surprised other guests have not mentioned this ... maybe we're just not used to being on a busier road.
This would be a strong 5 star rating and future repeat rental for us based on all other aspects, but we're just not used to living on a main drag."
Guest: Brian B.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 8, 2015
"This little cottage is simply awesome. Tucked away in a quiet location off the beaten path but overlooking Lake Moran with an unobstructed view of the ocean, the owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is lovely and well equipped for those of us with culinary skills. The many separate spaces (indoor and out)accommodate privacy. Hanging out in the front yard is both peaceful and beautiful. The comfortable rear porch is a wonderful place to read a good book. Soaking our weary bones in the hot tub under the stars was blissful. The location is ideal. I only took my car out of the driveway twice, once to go to nearby Capitola for a little shopping and once to join my grandchildren at the Boardwalk. I loved the morning strolls along Pleasure Point and the evening strolls to watch the sunset on the beach. The short walk to the beach along the path was a wonderful thing with three grand kids and all their "stuff" in tow. The only suggestion I would make would be to add a memory foam topper to the mattress in the back bedroom (perhaps to the front room too). We thoroughly enjoyed our week and hope to make it a habit !"
Guest: Joan L.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 25, 2015
"We loved it! The home is located walking distance to everything-1 block from the Beach Boardwalk. It was clean, comfortable, lovely and had everything we wanted.
We would stay there again and highly recommend it."
Guest: johnDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 19, 2015
"By viewing the provided photos we knew this was going to be a great home, but reality far exceeded our expectations. This is a rare gem with an unobstructed view of the ocean, surf, wildlife, and surfers. The house is in excellent conditions and conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, etc. Professionally managed, so we were greeted upon our arrival and shown around the house. All beds have plush bedding and are connected to stylish bathrooms. The kitchen is updated, well equipped, and has that beautiful ocean view!
The best feature is the wall of glass doors in the living room that opens completely to the furnished patio overlooking the ocean. That’s where we spent 95% of our time. There is a very nice front courtyard with table and chairs but we couldn’t move away from the rear of the house due to the spectacular views. The garage was equipped with 2 bikes, wetsuits, Kayak, and other sport equipment. We enjoyed the quiet and privacy of this home while being located in a friendly neighborhood with activity. Overall this house has many nice touches so we would definitely love to come back again. Thank you!"
Guest: Maureen S.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 24, 2015