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Pleasure Point Cottage, Perfect Home Base for Fun and Adventure near the beach

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdr Santa Cruz Beach Cottage, off-street parking, fenced yard, dog ok.

Pleasure Point Cottage makes the perfect home base for a great adventure on Monterey Bay (half way between San Francisco and Carmel-by-the Sea). The area has 29 miles of sand and surf that make Santa Cruz the home of surfing, a sport that is known for connecting you to the sea in a way that nothing else can.. It’s a very short walking distance from the front door of our two bedroom cottage to one of the finest surfing spots on the West coast! The scenery is breath taking. The opportunities for fun are endless! And having your own home to come home to makes the whole experience unforgettable.

The kitchen for this two bedroom cottage is equipped with all of the basic appliances, including a gas stove, dishwasher and microwave, electric coffee pot, dishes and cookware.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, fresh linens, and desk with access to Wi-Fi, a TV, open beam ceiling and walk-in closet.

The second bedroom has two extra-long, twin size beds that are comfortable for adults as well as children. Toys, high chair, and portable crib are available on request. Sleeping pads with extra bedding are available too, in case of need.

All of the utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry, gardener, barbeque and picnic table are provided. We even have storage space for your bike and/or surf board. This attached cottage has off-street parking and its own private, fenced yard. Yes, your dog is welcome too. He/she will appreciate the fenced yard and walks throughout the dog friendly neighborhood.

The storage room and waste management and parking areas are shared with two other cottages.

Santa Cruz has 29 miles of sand and surf that make Santa Cruz the home of surfing, a sport that connects you to the sea in a way that nothing else can. Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are near the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Driving south of Pleasure Point, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance).

Driving North of Pleasure Point, check out the Santa Cruz Harbor; discover Light House Field State Beach (good surfing and great place to walk dogs).

Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its tide-pooling and famous natural rock bridge, feels secluded but is easily accessible from the road. This state park is a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary for as many as 100,000 butterflies that are drawn to the mild ocean air and eucalyptus grove in the winter months.

Further north are: Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional).

The county is also blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This is a trip through the redwoods and back, even if you don’t like to hike. Check the schedule before you go. If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains.

If you have a loved one that is college bound, be sure to check out the UCSC Campus.

There are plenty of places in Santa Cruz County to end the day with a glass of wine and a fresh plate of seafood. The pier at the Boardwalk is one favorite places to toast the sunset. The Shadow Brook Restaurant in nearby Capitola would be a wonderful place for a special dining experience. Fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location add much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge to enjoy live guitar music and happy hour.

If you are interested in reserving Pleasure Point Cottage, click on the yellow 'Book It' button. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group. Get an instant quote. Review the terms of the rental agreement, look for the little box and blue print at the bottom of that section. You may proceed with an on-line reservation, or send inquiries to the owner. Lorraine will respond within twelve hours. For technical assistance with the reservation call 1 877-228-3145.

Keywords: Pleasure Point Beach Cottage, Santa Cruz. Furnished two bedroom, beach house, off-street parking, affordable rates, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, fenced yard, dogs & children welcome, pet friendly, short walk to beach, not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Old Capitola Village, Henry Cowell State Park, Pasatiempo Golf Course, University of California at Santa Cruz

More Details

Owner
Lorraine Heng
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Lorraine Heng

After teaching for thirty-four years and maintaining cars, airplanes and properties for even longers, we have become 'snow birds'. Creating 'home' along the west coast has been a life long passion; and, we enjoy sharing our talents and creations with others.

Lorraine Heng purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Lorraine Heng chose Central Coast

We love the ambience, especially the fresh ocean air, the natural beauty of Montery Bay, and the powerful surge of waves on the beach. There is a weal;th of outdoor activities; and, access to the San Francisco peninsula is easy from the Santa Cruz area.

What makes this cottage unique

Where else in the world can we comfortably stroll so many beaches, walk the dog in the Light House Field or along the marsh, ride horsback through the nearby redwood forests,or go kyaking in Elk Horn Slough? One of our continuing favorites is to watch the otters, birds, and sea lions play in the estuary while enjoying a fine dinner at the Fish Factory in Moss Landing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really enjoyed staying at your vacation rental in santa cruz. Great

place and really nice family that was next door! Thanks for

putting in on VRBO!
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , extra long
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, (2) Pair of twin beds in second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Port-crib for infants, plus high chair and jogging stroller for little ones on request. Portable sleeping pads provided, to put on the floor to create extra sleeping area in living room. Extra sheets, blankets, pillows available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Prime location in Santa Cruz, less that three blocks from prime surfing area.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(116 traveler reviews)

Pleasure Point Cottage, Perfect Home Base for Fun and Adventure near the beach
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 130 reviews
Maryland and Montana
5

A fabulous time in the cozy cottage by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us journeyed from afar to meet in a cottage near the sea. We had a fabulous time at this surprisingly centrally located property. Our one week living on Pleasure Point allowed us to play in many places. We visted San Francisco to drive through, saw the Aqaurium at Monterey, picniced under the tall redwoods in San Lorenzo Valley, kayaked in Elkhorn Slough and shopped for books in Santa Cruz. The property was older but well maintained and up to date.

We loved our front yard barbeque as much as our dinner on the houseboat at the Monterey Wharf. The kitchen was new, clean, and had the basics. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom a little larger than expected and the neighbors all quiet. The owner was prompt in replies and and accurately represented the property. All and all this was an excellent choice for our not quite annual get-to-gather. Lolly, Lindley, Ferd and Beth

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wenatchee, WA
5

Great place close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two young sons stayed here recently and thoroughly enjoyed our time! The ocean is within walking distance where you can watch the surfers every day. There are several great beaches within driving distance and lots of great food options as well. The rental was well cared for, and had everything we need; even a highchair and toys for the boys! If we go back to the area we will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

An Easy Stroll To Pleasure Point

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and quiet at night (vs the usual hotel experience). A nice walk to the cliffs above the ocean is recommended. We also enjoyed the full kitchen and dining area.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

This cute little house had everything we needed except for some good coffee beans (Folgers doesn't cut it) and facial tissues would have been nice. The place was clean, wifi worked fine and beds were comfortable. The location was superb---about 5-10 minute walk to Pleasure Point surf cliffs. The full kitchen was very serviceable, lots of supplies (paper towels, aluminum foil and saran wrap) and everything was in working order. Plenty of hot water and lots of towels. Such a cute neighborhood. Neighborhood was quiet, except when neighbors dragged their trash cans from the street at 1 or 2 in the morning! Really? No fault of the owner.

We would return for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

We had a very nice stay in the Pleasure Point Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for two nights and found the location very convenient to beaches, restaurants, and sites in the area. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. A three ring binder contained good information about the cottage and possible places to visit. If we have a reason to return to Santa Cruz, we will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Small, but clean and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Walk to the ocean to watch surfers, but no beach access for toe dipping. Nice area. Close to shopping. About a 15-20 minute drive to the Boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Norm Minetta Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Point Market & Cafe, or Guang Zho Chinese Restuant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pleasure Point
Car: recommended

Pleasure Point Cottage is two blocks from the ocean, two miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, and less than twenty minutes from the UCSC campus, and the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

It is a short day trip to San Francisco, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or the beautiful 'Seventeen Mile Drive' along the coast between Carmel and Monterey.

If you're not into surfing, kayaking in the Santa Cruz boat harbor or the estuaries of Moss Landing, seal, otter and bird watching, going for a bike ride, or deep sea fishing are other possibilities for adventure.

Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches to explore: Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Driving south from Pleasure Point Cottage, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance ).

Driving North look for the Santa Cruz Harbor (great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and evening entertainment); discover Light House Field State Beach ( good surfing and great place to walk dogs), Natural Bridges (observe Monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional). Come and discover how many beaches you can find to leave your foot prints in the sand!

The county is also blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This is a trip through the towering redwoods and back. If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or bike through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains.

The opportunities for fun in Santa Cruz are endless!

If you still want more adventure, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or play a round of golf. Drive up the coast to San Francisco, and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll never forget it!

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Keeping $80 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. E-checks are preferred for the balance due. Additional processing fees may be incurred for large credit card and/or International transactions. In cases of necessity, the check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted one time. The Deposit is refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the cottage is returned in good condition. The deposit is forfeited if the reservation is canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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