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Beachbreak Bungalow - the Perfect Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This charming cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, is located on a quiet cul-de-sac just steps from the 26th Avenue and Moran Lake Beaches. Beachbreak Bungalow is a wonderful hideaway for your vacation in Santa Cruz.

Moran Lake Beach & 26th Avenue Beach are a two minute walk down a serene nature trail, along a beautiful grove of Eucalyptus Trees -- the perfect spot for those seeking solace on a huge boulder, pelicans and crashing waves, family-time building sandcastles, swimming in the surf, or a beautiful sunset stroll.

The home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, with a queen sized bed in the master, a double bed in the 2nd bedroom, and a double futon bed in the third bedroom. The bathroom has a shower with a full bathtub. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water - great for rinsing off after a trip to the beach, and the kids always love it!

The large, beautifully lanscaped backyard is wonderful for a relaxing family BBQ where you can enjoy the company of family and friends or just relax and listen to the sound of the waves. The house is immaculately clean and well furnished with everything you need when you want to get away from it all.

Downtown Capitola with it's lively beachside restaurants and shopping is a short 5 minute drive as is the Santa Cruz Harbor with it's many boating activites. This the perfect central location for your trip to Santa Cruz!

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About The Owner

We love the beach and have spent many summers there together as a family over the years. We feel like any trip to Santa Cruz should include our canine companions since they are part of the family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

Nothing compares to the serenity and beauty of the beach, so we do our best to spend as much time there as possible. This gem of a cottage caught our eye when we were dreaming of owning a beach house and somehow it magically worked out and become ours. It brings us much joy and pleasure and we are happy to share it with our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a lovely beach home – and after seeing the photos of the home and interior on your website, it was all very familiar. I love what you have done to restore the home – the hardwood floors, color on the walls, cute drawer pulls, etc. It was also very CLEAN and the master bed was wonderfully comfortable!I would love to return. We’ll keep in it mind for the future. The area is lovely, too – very quiet and a quick walk to the beach. I love the nature walk along the river, too.Everything was provided – beach towels, beach chairs, games, kitchenware - even a welcoming bottle of wine – THANK YOU!
Jul 2003
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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower (with hot water), WiFi, fully stocked kitchen, all linens provided, washer & dryer, beach towels & chairs, large backyard w/deck, gas BBQ & outdoor dining set, DOG FRIENDLY! Sorry - No Smoking


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Beachbreak Bungalow - the Perfect Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Love it here!

  • 5 of 5

I've been here 4 years in a row! It's always a great time for the whole family. perfect location!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you coming year after year, Jamie. It's always a pleasure to have you all!
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Denver, Co

Perfect family base

  • 5 of 5

The location can't be beat. Quick easy walk to the beach, plenty of room for family to spread out on the deck out the French doors and homey perks like laundry, fire pit, functional kitchen and outdoor shower. Rooms were good size and everyone enjoyed having their private space. The backyard was perfect for the dogs and just the right size. Hosts were wonderful and communicated promptly. We all remarked on the quiet neighborhood without traffic. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were a great group! We would love to have you back anytime :-)
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Great Santa Cruz Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well loved, and charming house made our vacation a pleasure. Located just a short stroll from a wide open beach. The walk to the beach is an experience as it winds through a grove of towering Eucalyptus trees next to an ocean lagoon.

The back yard was perfect for our gathering with a deck and mature landscaping. The owners are easy to work with, and pet friendly. Our pups loved roaming the backyard, and walking every day to the beach with us. What a great way to spend the 4th of July!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fair Oaks, CA

Peaceful Retreat by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is wonderfully located on a quiet street just a few steps from Moran Lake lagoon and a eucalyptus-lined walking path which borders the lagoon and leads down to the beach. It was great to have the option to just walk to the beach and leave the car in the driveway when we felt like it. The house was comfortable, with a laid back atmosphere; the kitchen was very well furnished, and the spacious back yard was perfect for our son's Golden Retriever mix. We also enjoyed barbecuing on the deck and adding fresh tomatoes from the garden to our salad.

The location is peaceful and relaxing but also close to many great restaurants (including Cafe Cruz for breakfast!), the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor (we enjoyed a sunset cruise around the bay with O'Neil's) and Capitola. It was perfect for our group of four adults. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, ca

Sooooo relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet house near the beach in a quiet neighborhood with a great enclosed yard (our dog loved it). Very relaxing and peaceful. More like staying in a home than in a rental. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were hoping it would be

  • 5 of 5

Our week in the bungalow was a wonderful relaxing vacation for our family of four adults. The backyard was perfect for our two small dogs and the deck was ideal for morning coffee, afternoon lounging and nighttime star gazing. We slept well on the comfortable beds and cooked dinners on the grill. Moran Beach is only a 5 minute walk along a small lake just down the block and several State park beaches are within 15 minutes drive. Each day we walked along a different beach and were so happy to come home to the bungalow knowing how simple and comfortable it was. We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Car: recommended

Scubadiving, Wine Tasting, Monterey Bay Aquarium


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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