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26th Avenue Garden Beach House/Hot Tub/Private yards/Custom Built

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Custom built in 2000, this 1500 square foot, two bedroom, 1 bath house has lots to offer the active beach loving family.

This ideally located home is one block from 26th Avenue beach and conveniently located in mid town Santa Cruz, 2 miles from Capitola and downtown Santa Cruz.

This house is a breath of fresh air with vaulted ceilings, and several skylights throughout for a spacious and naturally lighted kitchen and living area.

The gourmet kitchen is a food lovers delight, focused around a granite island for easy gathering and food prep.The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking essentials such as oils,spices,sugars and baking goods.There are fresh flowers throughout the house for each guest.

*Provision services or catering can be provided by request. For example, local farmers market produce, fresh local fish, or meat from the famous Corralitos market.

In addition to the comforts of this sunlit home, guests can enjoy the fireplace on cool Central Coast evenings. You can also enjoy the deluxe hot tub and convenient outdoor shower after a surf session or beach run.

For the working vacation, wireless high speed internet is available throughout the house.

Active families will appreciate this house has available wetsuits, boogie boards, beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, jogger stroller, and various size bicycles with helmets.We can also recommend wonderful babysitters.The new Live Oak library is a short walk away and is surrounded by Corcoran Lagoon which is home to Great White Herons and many other types of animals and birds.The Simpkins swim center is also close by and offers many options for swimming and playing for children and adults.There is wood for bon fires,a small portable BB-Q and table provided for beach parties.There are so many great things to do in our neighborhood that it is possible to spend a week and never have to drive anywhere.

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More Details

Cathy Pieratt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Cathy Pieratt

Andre has lived in Santa Cruz most of his life and I have lived here for almost thirty years. We enjoy living in this area because there is so much to offer. We go to the beach as often as possible with our two children.We also enjoy riding our bikes around town to the many wonderful places to see and enjoy. Water sports are definitely in the mix of our daily lives. Surfing, sailing, outrigger paddling and stand up paddling in Santa Cruz are popular things to do.

Cathy Pieratt purchased this house in 1997

Why Cathy Pieratt chose Central Coast

We built the house for ourselves to live in and lived there for eight years until we grew out of it when our kids needed their own rooms.The house is perfectly set up for small families or a couple. We thought it would be a great vacation house and it has worked out nicely for our guests. Many of them return year after year and it is fun see their families grow.

What makes this house unique

The house is located a block up from one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz.It has a deluxe Dimension One spa, outdoor shower, beautifully landscaped yard, privacy plantings surrounding the property, bikes and a baby jogger for guests to use and the inside is immaculately maintained. We live next to the house and do all the maintenance and cleaning. If anything needed we are close by to help out.


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a pocket door so there is privacy between the sink and vanity and the shower, toilet area. Lots of natural lighting with a big window and skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Owners available to help in any way with advice on activities, directions around town and nearby areas.


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26th Avenue Garden Beach House/Hot Tub/Private yards/Custom Built
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Simply beautiful! Loved the yard for the little guys to play outside. Loved that we could walk to the beach daily instead of packing up the car and driving. Beach access is huge and tide pools! Will be reserving this house again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakland Township

Beach House Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is my favorite VRBO we have ever stayed in. The hosts were great and had lots of special touches like fresh flowers and a bowl of smores makings with firewood outside ready for us! The outdoor shower, water pond, beautiful yard and hot tub all made this special and unique. The location for someone wanting to not be in the thick of tourists was fantastic. Short walk to 26th ave beach and the Tide Pools at Pleasure Poiint. The amenities such as a beach umbrella, beach chairs, sand toys, indoor toys, games and books made this perfect for a family. I wish we lived closer to come every year. Thank you C and A for everything. Perfect place!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for our family

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Beach Cottage exceeded our expectations. It was a perfect rental based on location, family size (4 adults and 2 kids) and all the amenities. Dad loved cooking in the huge kitchen and BBQ, kids loved running on the grass and all the toys, and mom loved sitting back drinking her glass of wine on the beautiful garden porch. Thank you, Andre and Cathy, for making my son's 3rd birthday extremely memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family

  • 4 of 5

The house is perfectly equipped for a family and the owners are so accommodating. We especially loved the hot tub.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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oakland, ca

perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

we loved this cute cottage. first impression was the lovely yard filled with blooming spring flowers. the house itself is perfect for a small family. it is very clean and well maintained. comfortable living room, well equipped kitchen. our two young daughters shared the room with twin beds and i really appreciated the window shades. there were extra linens we found in the closet to drape over the door to make the room even darker for sleeping. we found the master bed to be very comfortable and there was plenty of room for our travel crib for our baby. the back yard is great with grass for the kids to run around on, and a patio set to eat outside. and the hot tub was awesome. location is very central and just a block away from a small beach. we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little House

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location and kept very clean. The hot tub was very well maintained and great for four people. I look forward to returning here.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose or Monterey
Car: recommended

There are so many sights to visit and activities to do in our area it is almost limitless. Depending on visitors interest. There are many State parks to hike and bike nearby. Also all water sports, golfing, biking ect..

Santa Cruz has great wineries and restaurants to explore. Our house is located a block from 26th Ave beach which has great waves for experienced surfers when the swell is moderately large. there are lots of Dolphin, Otters, Seals to watch from the shore on a regular basis.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Depending on the amount of time reserved the deposit for the stay could be more than $300. Five day minimum stay required during Summer months. If there are gaps in-between stays guests can have a shorter stay to fill them in. After Labor Day weekend the minimum stay is two nights.
County of Santa Cruz TOT Certificate # CO00012

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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