"In a word, MAGNIFICENT! I could not have asked for a better place to experience the coast. The west side is the best side! No parking permits/problems, no traffic or congestion, no morning fog. This house was perfect - super clean, well appointed, comfortable for all generations (single-story and even had grab bars in the showers/bathrooms for the older folks in our family), enclosed backyard with mobile fire pit and plenty of good seating, detached garage with a lot beach stuff for the kids to use, great leather recliners and other furnishings, and nice selection of movies and family board games for evening family fun. Great sandy beach in front, and the tide pools to the far left are incredible. Views from almost every room in the house - including from the backyard! For those who travel with a dog, it's a wonderful spot for everyone in the family. West Cliff Drive (where the house is located) is very dog friendly, and you can walk from Natural Bridges to the Santa Cruz Pier and Boardwalk along a wide oceanfront sidewalk. We also took our dog and kids to the school and field just a 1/2 block behind the house. Great playground, tennis courts, skate park, and huge grassy fields. Highly recommend this oceanfront house at the beach, and plan to return - often!"
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: January 26, 2015