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Pleasure Point Hidden Getaway - 1 Block to the Beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come visit for a romantic weekend getaway or stay with the kids for a week or two! Spacious private studio cottage is located just 12 houses from the beach at Pleasure Point, famous for a world class surf break and miles of beautiful beach in either direction. Pleasure Point Beaches were the set for much of the movie Chasing Mavericks.

The cottage is 500 Square feet and has all of the amenities you need for a fun filled trip to Santa Cruz. Two cruiser bikes with locks for you to peddle around town and take in the sights are provided. The private yard has its own BBQ and hot tub for relaxing in the bamboo garden after along day of play.

A decorators hint of the Hawaiian Islands will relax anyone at this wonderful studio/cottage it will be just the escape you are looking for!

The studio has a queen bed and a comfortable double futon to allow for up to 4 guests to sleep in style. There is also a third bed, a twin foam sleeper. A skylight and a small electric fireplace adds to the romantic ambiance of the private cottage.

Nothing fancy but definitely comfortable and private.

Cable TV, DVD player and WI-FI

Most of all be sure to take advantage of the beach and surrounding beauty of the Santa Cruz Coast.

Located within 10 miles of downtown Santa Cruz, The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Capitola by the Sea.

The property is kid friendly. The owners live in the front house and have two children and are avid surfers.

Keywords: Studio,Cottage,Pleasure Point studio

More Details

Owner
Jewlia Sparks
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Jewlia Sparks

Homeowner Bryan Garrison has 2 children and is an avid surfer, paddle boarder and all around waterman. The whole family loves the outdoors are all very active. The family loves to travel, but has such a deep love for the people and the warmth of Santa Cruz, there is no place he would rather be. Most evenings you can find him down on the beach as the kids play covered with sand...their faces bright with smiles.

Jewlia Sparks purchased this studio in 2006

Why Jewlia Sparks chose Central Coast

Our family loves spending time in Santa Cruz. We are a surfing, ocean exploring family and over the years here, we find we are surrounded by a community unlike any other we have found. Kids playing in the streets until dark, walking on the beach as the sun sets, saying hello to neighbors at every turn. Our home is just a block from the beach and some of the best surf spots in Santa Cruz. There are markets and cafes within walking distance and the quaint town of Capitola is just a short bike ride away. The Spring and Fall are our finest seasons, with warm clear days and no summer fog. There is so much to do in Santa Cruz, one just need to be pointed in the right direction!

What makes this studio unique

The Bamboo Garden Studio has all of the amenities of home, just a bit closer to the beach! We have a fabulous hot tub for 4 surrounded by a bamboo garden. Outdoor seating and a gas BBQ grill for warm evening cooking fresh fish from the farmers market. On chilly nights there is a small corner fireplace that quickly turns the studio into a cozy getaway. We have furnished the space in clean, island decor. 2 cruiser bikes are at your disposal for exploring the coast by bicycle, and boogie boards, sand toys and towels are on site already so you don't have to pack extra gear. Since the studio is nestled behind our family home, we are always near by in case you have a question about local restaurants or the best dog friendly beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

fantastic space that was perfect for our family get a way to Santa Cruz! The hot tub was wonderful after the Skyline To Shore Marathon I ran on Saturday and the convenience of being close to the beach and the boardwalk was awesome.
Oct 2014
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Hot tub hours 8am-9pm
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautiful large marble shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Beach Cruisers, Blender, Coffee Maker, Electric Fireplace, Boogie Boards, Sand Toys, Outdoor seating for 4 with Umbrella

Reviews

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average rating of 4.3023257 based on 62 reviews
4

Great place for a romantic beach get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

The place is GREAT, although small it offers all the amenities one can hope for! we had a little problem with the shower but one phone call and all was dealt with! I would put this Pleasure Point location on the top of my favorites, FANTASTIC location!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location was wonderful- needs a little love.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location and the size of the studio was ample for our family of 4. Check in was simple and clear and parking was convenient in front ( even for our very big rental) Unfortunately when we arrived, the apartment smellled pretty terrible and was very musty the entire time we were there. In addition, the toilet kept breaking and wouldn't flush and was held together by a paper clip. The hot tub was wonderful and we really enjoyed it. The single bed chair and futon were perfect for our children but the bed in the space was terrible. Unfortunately both of our backs really acted up the whole time we were there and we couldn't sleep as result. Overall, the location is wonderful but the apartment could use a bit of love.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great studio in great lil surf neighborhood, just right!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, relaxing, clean, & well equiped studio that was just right for our family vacation. We spent a whole comfortable week in here and can't wait to the next time. Also, the neighborhood is a charming surf village, where kids are still playing on the streets. Our new favorite spot!! And Pleasure Point is top 3 most charming place ever. Thanks for the wonderful time and memories!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little surf hideaway. Exactly what we needed. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Quiet single apartment behind a main house. Location was perfect for surfing (1 1/2) blocks to pleasure point reef breaks. Loved using the beach cruisers to explore Capitola and Santa Cruz. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Really quiet and serene

  • 4 of 5

Saw a couple ants when first got there. But we decided we may have brought them in from the bushes we passed by on the side of the house. Room was clean and area was quiet. Loved having the bikes there to use, thank you. And the hot tub was great as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Suda
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Amtrak San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
EastSide Eatery
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pleasure Point
Car: not necessary

Pleasure Point is on the northern Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County, California, Pleasure Point is a world renowned surf location. Traditionally defined as the area along the coast from 41st Ave to Moran Lagoon, up 30th Ave to Portola and over to 41st Ave down to the sea at the 'Hook'. It is a prime example of surf culture. From the time of the Costanoan through the Spanish missions in California, into the time of the Californios and the breakup of the Ranchos to the development of the Coastal cottages and businesses, the Point has had a rich and interesting past. In the more modern times of Prohibition, Pleasure Point, with the speakeasies that gave the area the name 'Pleasure Point' and through the development of the surf culture, this area has been a place of distinction along the California coast. Live like a local and enjoy the primo area of Santa Cruz. Pleasure Point an experience like no other. *SantaCruzWIKI*

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Holidays are priced at high season rates with the 3rd night at weekend rate if booking for 3-5 nights. Weekly holiday rate at regular high season rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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