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Charming Cottage in Capitola - Walk to the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 comfortably)

SUNSHINE BEACH COTTAGE: Sleeps 5 people comfortably, 2-bdrm house plus 1-small 'bunk house' with 1 full bath. Just a short stroll to the unique Village of Capitola and the large sandy Beach. Renovated in the vintage 1950's style, this house is charmingly furnished with light and lovely details. The fenced-in back yard has two small brick patios and a grassy lawn area that is great for pets and kids to play on.

Enjoy the 40' flat screen TV in the living room with satellite TV reception and a DVD player. The fireplace provides comfort and ambiance on chilly days. There is a dining room next to the full kitchen with a gas range and oven. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware and utensils.

The two bedrooms are comfortably appointed with Queen sized beds and furnished in lovely cottage decor. The bathroom is clean and bright. Linens and towels are provided. A high quality, full sized inner spring sleeper sofa provides extra sleeping room for two in the main living area.

The fun little detached cottage in the back yard (called the 'bunk house') has twin bunk beds and provides a wonderful retreat for the kids. A second little cottage in the back contains a washer & dryer and two bicycles you can use to ride about town.

The house features secured wireless internet so you can keep in touch with the world if you wish. Better still, come to this peaceful cottage for some R&R and leave your cares behind.

This is the perfect place for a family beach getaway, a romantic retreat, or a fun girl's weekend.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Sunshine Beach Cottage during our vacation. Seven days without a hint of fog the whole time.

The bunkhouse worked very well for us. It’s small but comfortable. Your location is perfect. The house is close to the beaches we love. We hiked at Land of Medicine Buddha twice. I would recommend that to your guests.

Having the family dog join us was fun.

We'll be back.
Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Capitola Village
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Capitola Village
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: recommended

Capitola is perfectly situated for recreation within convenient driving distance from many attractions: 15 minutes to the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and wharf, 30 minutes to Big Basin state park with giant redwoods, 30 minutes to Santa Cruz mountain wineries, 40 minutes to Carmel by the Sea and Monterey, 90 minute drive to San Francisco, 2.5 hour drive to Napa's wine country.


Capitola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Private back yard, 5 minute walk to Capitola village, two bicycles provided for guest use.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage in Capitola - Walk to the Beach
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 31 reviews

Cute house and neighborhood with unexpected fees

  • 4 of 5

We are two travel nurses and a dog that stayed at the Sunshine Cottage for three months. The location was near many essentials including grocery store, pharmacy, Gayle's, gas station, liquor store, restaurants and freeway access. Capitola village and beach was a short stroll away through the quaint neighborhood. Room layout provided for a spacious master bedroom with ample closet space, but the second bedroom had minimal room around the queen sized bed and no closet. The property was shown once to perspective guests during our stay, which is required per lease agreement. Issues brought up with property manager were addressed timely, although correspondence was not always friendly. Extra fees were unexpectedly abundant, therefore we reccomend understanding all fees prior to booking. For example, in addition to the cleaning fee for the end of the visit there is a mandatory monthly cleaning fee. Also, upon arrival, one of the bicycles was in need of a tire repair and we were financially responsible for those fees. As with all rentals, make sure to document and report any stains or damages because we had an incident with being charged for stains for which we were not responsible.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could be called"morning glory cottage"

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay in this sweet little cottage. However, having limited mobility and walk with a cane, I would say this cottage is not really "handicapped accessible". The tub in the bathroom needs some grab bars and non-slip stickers in the bottom of the tub. A chair in the tub would also be a big help. The heavy, thick towels were a great addition. The enclosed backyard was great for my doggie and 5 year old grandson.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fit

  • 5 of 5

Our family needed a perfect getaway and this cottage fit the bill. Walk to the village with a stroller was easy and it was only a block from Gayle's. I highly recommend for this price range.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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five stars

  • 5 of 5

we just returned home from our stay in sunshine cottage and were still talking about it.It was our second time renting here and we enjoyed it immensely both visits. Charming , has everything you need for an amazing stay. Clean , bright, beautifully furnished, only disappointment was one of the bikes had a flat tire so we were unable to enjoy that feature. Would we return??? YES

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san jose

Truly enjoyed our time @ the Sunshine Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at the Sunshine Cottage. The bed was very comfortable and fresh. The house was carefully cleaned and had everything we needed. I loved using the gas stove to cook since we have an electric one at home. The fireplace made the living room super cozy while watching a movie. Great Location if you don't want to drive everywhere. We walked to Gayles for a take out lunch. Yumm. The produce stand just a 2 minute walk away the was great for fresh fruit, and avocados! We rode the bikes into the village to hang out at the beach, and watched the pelicans from the wharf. The weather was great. After reading the review about the mold I was a bit concerned because I have terrible allergies, but I had zero reaction to the house :) I am super sensitive so I can say if it would happen to anyone it would happen to me! Overall a perfect quick getaway for us, in a sweet cozy cottage.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Wow... What a great surprise!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was cute, clean and really close to Capitola Village (a 5 minute walk). It was great to have SPACE -- much more room than a hotel! I felt at ease as soon as I walked in the door. The place was spotless and well maintained. The back yard provided a wonderful place to relax and have breakfast or a beverage. We had a great time and will be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning (no pet) $250
Pet Fee $250

Rates are subject to change without notice. Payment of the security and pet deposits is required to confirm a reservation. Security and pet deposits may vary based on the length of stay and # of pets. Payment of Guest Fees are due in full 60 days prior to the guest stay. Deposits are refundable provided there is no damage or extra cleaning required upon checkout. Rates are based on 2 person occupancy.

Security deposits are paid via PayPal (no fee for credit card payment). Guest fees are paid by personal check, otherwise credit card transaction fees will be incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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