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Oceanfront on the Sand - All New 4 Bedroom!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our 1750 sq ft beach house that was completely remodeled in 2007 is located just south of Aptos & Seascape Resort, approximately 12 miles south of Santa Cruz. It offers a panoramic oceanview with 15 miles of sandy beach. You can enjoy your coffee watching the dolphins & surfers and then watch the sunset from your deck. You have direct access to the beach and campfires are permitted until 10pm.

The gourmet kitchen of granite & stainless, is well stocked with cooking utensils and staples (spices, oils, etc) anything you may have forgotten.

Ample paper products (paper towels,toilet paper)are also supplied. Hair Dryers in 2 bathrooms.

The beds are already make up and waiting. This is our home away from home that we invite you to share and we do take great care maintaining it and believe that you will have everything you need for a perfect stay.


More Details

Margaret Joan (MJ) Whalen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Margaret Joan (MJ) Whalen

My husband and I dreamed of having a place on the coast for as long as I can remember. We invite you to bring your family to our home and enjoy all the wonderful things the Monterey Coast has to offer.

Margaret Joan (MJ) Whalen purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Margaret Joan (MJ) Whalen chose La Selva Beach

We chose La Selva Beach because of its close proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area where our family and friends are located.

What makes this townhome unique

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

State Park Beach walk

Cement ship

Quaint little town of Capitola

Moss Landing Bird Santuary

Monterey Bay Fishermens Wharf, Cannery Row, Aquarium,

Numerous golf courses

17 Mile Drive

Carmel, shops, galleries

Wineries multiple locations


La Selva Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront on the Sand - All New 4 Bedroom!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had our adult cousin annual get together here and people are saying that they want to do it again next year, same house rather than alternate to WA state. It is just as the pictures show, clean, spacious, comfortable, full kitchen was great, and fabulous view. Easy access to beach, water too cold to go in but we walked a lot and some just sat on the beach. Beach chairs are available in a closet on lower floor.Communication with the owner was responded to almost immediately as well as a phone call prior letting us know the best route to take etc. TV had lots of stations too for those that wanted to watch sports. I highly recommend this house. Thanks to the owners for having such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, it does our hearts good to have others enjoy our place as much as we do. Thanks again..................mj
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Best on the block

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several of the units on this block and have enjoyed the location totally. When I found this unit it appeared to be perfect for my wife's 60th birthday weekend get away. With her 2 sisters, their spouses and a couple a close friends, the 4 bedrooms were perfect. We all had our own space and a great area to enjoy each others company. The unit is on the end of one building so the stairs to the beach were outside the door. The views of the bay are outstanding, we could not have asked for a better weekend. MJ is very easy to work with and their home away welcomes all guests. Maya already wants to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words....mj
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Wonderful and beautiful views, great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We used this great beach house to have a mini-moon. Since we wanted to maximize our time with relatives and close friends right after our wedding, we decided to book this beach house. No regrets here! Syd and M.J. take great pride of their property, great detail and amenities. Had an enjoyable and restful time and my new in-laws loved the view. And for a special treat, there were several sightings of dolphins cruising by. Many thanks again for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Another wonderful beach trip!

  • 5 of 5

We're just wrapping up our week at the beach and, as always, this beach house did not disappoint! We so look forward to our stay year after year and this week we had the most glorious weather & saw tons of dolphins! The owners take immaculate care of their home and each year it looks as good as the last. While we're sad to see the week coming to an end, we're so grateful to be able to return again next summer and will look forward to that visit all year long. Thanks Syd & MJ for sharing your beautiful beach home!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda CA USA

Amazing in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We recently 'won' a weekend stay at 'a Santa Cruz beach house'. Obviously that can mean a very large range of properties, but since we were supporting our local school we decided to give it a chance. When we arrived with several other families for our two night stay, we were all blown away the minute we walked in the door. I'm pretty sure that you cannot find a place on the entire North Coast that combines the amazing 180 degree ocean view, with the proximity to the actual beach. The house is set up just far enough on the cliff to get a fantastic, uninterrupted view, but within 60 seconds of walking out the back/bottom door you're on the actual beach. Not only is the beach beautiful here, it is as private as anything you will find. The house is very nice & clean and it uses its space very well. The first people to arrive from our group were treated to the sight of whales jumping just offshore.

We all agreed that we will definitely come back, and even talked about making an annual trip out of it. Great place, great location, great owner. Can't go wrong with this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manteca, CA

Annual beach trip - week of July 4th

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to La Selva Beach for 12 yrs now, for the same week. The group that I go with has been doing this for ~40 yrs. This is the 2nd time we've had this condo, and have already reserved for 2015! This condo is our favorite of the several that we've stayed in; very well appointed, with all the necessary amenities, and then some. We especially like the conversion of the downstairs portion into two actual bedrooms, as this allowed us to have another couple join us this year. This year was awesome as usual, and we look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelley. We do try to anticipate what our guests needs are. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for the glowing review.....mj
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Car: necessary

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly rate is $400.00. Special Holidays Rate of $450/night (4 night minimum) for Memorial Day / July 4th / Labor Day / Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Years. AS OF JAN 1 2016 RATES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS: $400/NIGHTLY AND SPECIAL HOLIDAYS WILL BE $450/NIGHTLY. THOSE ALREADY SIGNED CONTRACTS FOR 2016 WILL BE HONORED.

Cleaning Fee.....$125 / Security Deposit to hold your date.....$500.00.
Balance due 3 weeks prior to check-in. Deposit refunded when key is returned

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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