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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:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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.


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.

I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or wifi to respond within 24 hours, which is what vrbo requires when potential guests enter their CC information. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the credit card information. That way guests CC are not held by the site. To bypass all the booking part just go to email owner and click on that tab and enter desired dates.


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 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. Very comfortable and They made sure we had everything we would need. We would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Lovely Gem in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Garden Cottage over Labor Day Weekend - what a special spot! We loved the location - just 3 blocks from the beach and within walking distance of Pleasure Point and even Capitola, if you enjoy a nice walk. Everything was perfect - fully stocked Kitchen, lovely front yard complete with Adirondack chairs on the porch for morning coffee, spacious Living Room/Dining Area, nice backyard with BBQ and comfy beds. Also, everything you need for a trip to the beach is there, as well. The owners are very accommodating - very helpful and full of good tips about the area. We loved this sweet cottage and we will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply awesome

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 5 from Europe we very much enjoyed over an extended period (3 weeks) the hospitality of this outstanding hosts. Furthermore the lovely home, the beautiful garden, the household equipment (bicycles for all family members, wetsuits, waterboards, beach accessories and many more) contributed to a unique experience. The host are most forthcoming and helped us integrate in the neighbourhood early on. Thank you you once again for this awesome time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly as we'd hoped. The reviews were right on!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

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.
I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or WiFi to respond within 24 hours when guests inquire. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the Credit Card information.

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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