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Great 26th Ave Beach House, Great Views & Just One House to the Beach

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

10 Adults & Teens plus 8 Children in 4 private bedrooms and 5 additional areas.

This spacious house sleeps 10 GUESTS (Adults and Teens) in Beds AND 8 CHILDREN 11 YEARS OLD AND UNDER, on Sofa Sleepers or in a crib.

(Santa Cruz #CO00145)

You won’t want to leave our large beach house, just steps away from the 26th Ave Beach. The 2900 Sq. Ft. and a deck that stretches the length of the house for even more room to soak in the sun, the sounds of the surf, and the oceans breezes.
Relaxing views of Monterey Bay from decks, dining room, kitchen and from living room and master bedroom, both of which have vaulted ceilings. Living and dining rooms have gas fireplaces. Recline on the sofa, or the master suite’s king-size bed and enjoy the ocean view -sail boats by day, colorful sunsets by evening.
Walk the beach and explore the tide pools. Bring your water toys, there’s great surfing, boogie and skim boarding. Sit and watch the sea lions and otters in the nearby kelp beds, or dolphins and whales as they go by. Enjoy our hot outdoor shower to rinse off the sand before jumping into the hot spa.
Ride one of our several bikes for a scenic bike tour along East Cliff Drive to Capitola or north through beaches, the harbor and onto Santa Cruz. Remember to bring you helmets.


CLEANING$400 - $550, DAMAGE WAIVER FEE $99 - $75, MEET & GREET $75,


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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeping


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Inquiry must be made by someone least 35 years old. Also, there must be one person 35 years or older for every 4 guests that is 18 - 26 years of age. Also, see above regarding children limitations....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Up to 8 children ages, 11 and under, are welcome with 1 to 1 adult supervision . Sorry, children/teens 12 and up are consider by the county as Guests, and we are only allowed up to a total of 10 Guests. Also, because children 12 and up are still children, we require 1 to 1 adult supervision for them as well. Thank you for your understanding. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only in yard. Appropriate disposal of cigarettes required....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We are currently next to a dog friendly/off leash beach and encourage you to bring your well behaved dog as long as you are a well trained owner. We allow up to 3 dogs for a fee. Please, check in the rates section for the current fee. Owners must bring clean blankets to cover furniture and their dogs kennel for them to sleep in at night. Dogs are forbidden on the beds. Because it disturbs the neighbors and they will call animal control, we suggest that you leave your barking dog at home. Read other information regarding dogs in the rental agreement. Sorry. Thank you....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Ocean Side Room, : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twins or 1 King beds available at your request....moreless

  • Dining Room, with Ocean View.: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Inner Spring Futon by 2nd Fireplace....moreless

  • Master Suite with Ocean View, 300 SQ.FT.: 1 king

    Room for one or both of our delux blow-up beds plus our crib...moreless

  • Mt. Side Room, : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twins or 1 King bed availabe at your request....moreless

  • Game Room leads to outdoor Jacuzzie Spa.: 2 twin/ single

    Twin Daybed with Matching Twin Trundle is open to TV Room....moreless

  • Cypress Rm, 176+ Sq.Ft: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    2 Twins or 1 King, Wood Portable Crib...moreless

  • Entertainment Room With 42' Blue Ray TV: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sofa Sleep with available Pillow Top for extra comfort...moreless

  • Living Room with Ocean View.: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen & Single Sofa Sleepers with available pillow tops....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double sink, Closet...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is next to Cypress Room....moreless

  • Out Door Hot Shower: outdoor shower

    Hot outdoor Shower...moreless

  • Full Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Suite has attached bathroom. 2nd full bathroom upstairs. 3rd full bathroom downstairs. Hot outdoor shower is next to outside garage access door....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Note: The house is fine for infants and school aged children, but could pose some hazards for toddlers, who might hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges, falling down the central staircase, through the staircase railing or deck railing or playing with the electrical outlets. In other words this house has not been child proofed. No Parties. No Pets. No Smoking, incense, or candles allowed in house or on or around wood deck. We will provide battery operated candles to help you set your romantic atmosphere. Although there is a dumb waiter in the house it has been turned off. It must remain off at all times. ASK FIRST, if you are considering doing anything one of the above noted items. This is our personal home. Please respect it as you would your own....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Hd, Blue Ray...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Great surfing, boogie boarding and is a currently a Dog Friendly. Check with local parks and recreation for more information about leash laws on the beach and in the area as leash laws change....moreless

  • Beach View:

    We are located on the California State access to 26th Ave Beach. Simply walk out our gate, turn left and walk about 40 step to the top of the stair case, (see pictures), that leads to the beach....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are located on the California State access to 26th Ave Beach. Simply walk out our gate, turn left and walk about 40 step to the top of the stair case, (see pictures), that leads to the beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great ocean views from our deck, living room, kitchen, dining room and master suite....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    2-3 indoor dining areas, and 3 outdoor dining areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 stacked combination Washer/Dryers...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Bring your own laptop, wireless Wifi access only....moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    If desired....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Bring wood only for bonfires on the beach!...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    3 car garage. However, the 3rd car space has a tennis table and other large toys, including bicycles, running stroller, wet suits, boogie and wake boards, beach chair, umbrellas and more....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces, one in living room and one in the dining room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 furnaces to keep everyone warm and cozy in the 2900 sq.ft. house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach Towels, too!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large with a small dining table, 2 sofa sleepers, views and a fireplace....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Accessible service....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is prohibited on our block 10pm - 8am. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we ask that Day Guests purchase a parking permit during required seasons and park on East Cliff Dr....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Garage and off street parking for four cars. Electric Gate for security. Parking is prohibited on our block 10pm - 8am. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free national calls and faxing....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach, bath, hand and kitchen towels, wash cloths, clean wash rags, and a new kitchen sponge with each new arrival are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 stacked combination Washer/Dryers...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup coffee maker,...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nearly everything you will need except a food processor....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for twenty guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped AEK, with double oven for large meals and pantry for lots of storage. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 electric ovens for your large family meals....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Crock Pot, fish poacher, clam steamer, ice cream maker, mixer, small chopper/food process, fajitta cast iron pans, fish griller, vegi griller, roasting pan, lg pasta pot, salad spinner & more...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) one in kitchen and an extra in the garage....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    700 square feet along the ocean side of house for great viewing of seals. sale boats, whales and more....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Helmets are required and all sporting equipment must be examined for safety before each use....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Bring your boat and dock it at the Santa Cruz Harbor. Fee runs about $35....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The 700 sq. ft. deck stretches the length of the ocean side of the house for great view, and lots of sun....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf:

    Several golf courses within a 10 - 15 drive. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at Santa Cruz harbor....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 lawn areas in the fully inclosed yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    One large Weber propane and a 2nd Weber dome charcoal....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    We leave our wet suits, boogie boards and a skim board here for your use....moreless

  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $500
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun
Feb 21 - Mar 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$325 $600
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Sunday

Spring Break
Mar 24 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $700
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

May 2017
May 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$345 $795
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Spring
Jun 1 - Jun 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$395 $595
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late June
Jun 19 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

High Summer
Jul 2 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Season
Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$395 $995
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$395 $900
Fri, Sat, Sun

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 21 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Winter Break
Dec 15 - Jan 1, 2018
5 night min stay
$600 $850
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$345 $595
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning/Guest Services $475 + tax
  • Refundable Deposit $2,000
  • Addt'l Pet Fee each $35
  • Damage Waiver Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 11%


For discounted rates inquire today. Rate vary and may change without notice. Minimum stay varies 2 - 7 nights. For an accurate offer contact owner. Let us know the age of each individual guest to comply with county ordinances. If you are serious about staying at our home leave us a phone number and best times for us to reach you.

All remaining stays must be booked adjacent to an existing stay.

Discount Rate applies only from Sunday to Sunday.

Any stay that covers a weekend night, will be charged at a 2 night weekend rate stay.

Guest Signer agrees to have their insurance agent add Abante Realty, LLC as an additional insured to their policy and email a copy of the Declaration page to Ask your insurance agent for more details.

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Point
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cole's Bar-B-Que
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
26th Avenue State Beach

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: Amusement Park, Local Farmers Market on Sundays, Kayaking, Sail aboard the Chardony,SCUBA, Capitola and Santa Cruz Wharfs, Restaurants, Shops, Hiking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a 4th generation California. My grandparents owned a home in Santa Cruz, which I used to visit frequently. I'm now married with 3 grown child and currently live by Mills College in Oakland, CA. I travel the world picking up ideas as I go, to make your stay the best possible. I love my home by the bay, and would like to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
We like to think of it as our villa by the sea. It's spacious enough to house our 3 grown children, and a few friends with their younger children. Being by the beach, the views, the reverse floor plan that allows for great sunset views and entertaining. The large kitchen where our family and friend are able to create great feasts next to the fireplace. We hope you do, too !

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great views and easy safe access , (no climbing over rocks), to one of the best beaches in the county. Spacious house with an amazing floor plan. Lots of places to chill out an take a nap or read that captivating book. Two fireplaces to cozy up to or play one of our many board games in front of. Well stocked kitchen, with double ovens, lots of counter space for a chefs cook-off and a gas grill close by on the deck over looking the ocean. You can ever watch the sails boats go by as you prep for a family feast. A great deck to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the natural sea life on the bay or watch the surfers getting ready to go down to catch a wave. Or, in the late afternoon, sipping your favorite beverage with friends as you watch the amazing sunsets over the Monterey bay and perhaps catch sight of whales, dolphins or a couple of seals. There are lots for bicycles in the garage to choose from, so make sure to bring your helmets. We also have an assortment of boogie boards, wet suits, skim boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys, volley ball and badminton sets, and a tennis table.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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