About the property
- Condo1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
Beach Condo, 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths (Sleeps 9)
This spacious and beautifully remodeled Pajaro Dunes beach condo features luxurious accommodations in a perfectly tranquil setting. Ideally located on Monterey Bay between Santa Cruz and Carmel, this ocean oasis offers the perfect family getaway or relaxing adult haven.
The miles of private beach are perfect for building sandcastles, dolphin and whale-watching, or getting lost in a good book while listening to the waves crash on the shore. After a breathtaking sunset, cozy up around a beach bonfire and spot a shooting star beneath the sparkling night sky.
Outdoor enthusiasts love bird watching in the lagoons and hiking in the bluffs, and fitness mavens enjoy the tennis facilities and jogging through the nature paths.
The gorgeously furnished and remodeled 3-bedroom condo comfortably sleeps 9 adults. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, direct access to the rear deck, a flat screen television, and an extremely comfortable king-size bed. The 2 additional bedrooms offer a queen bed, and a full/twin bunk bed, respectively, both with flat screen televisions. The sofa bed offers a brand new queen-sized memory foam mattress for extra sleeping accommodations.
All pillows, linens, towels and beach towels are provided, and the kitchen is fully supplied with dining-ware service for 12+, cookware, bakeware, tupperware, small appliances, a microwave, dishwasher, and a generously-stocked pantry with spices and oils for your convenience. The washer/dryer is also available to all guests. A full-size Weber charcoal barbecue is located on the rear deck for grilling, and the wood-burning fireplace is sure to add to nighttime ambiance.
Parking is plentiful, and is steps from the front door. The condo is on the ground floor, so there are no steps to climb up with groceries or luggage! It is situated on the north end of the building, and the sand is down a short, 30-second walkway and approximately 10 steps down.
Things to do around Monterey Bay:
For the curious – we encourage you to visit The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Mission at Carmel or the Mission at San Juan Bautista, Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, or downtown Carmel.
For the connoisseurs – you'll want to schedule time for wine tasting at the many wonderful wineries found along the Monterey Coast (including Bonny Doon Vineyard, Soquel Vineyards, and Estancia), or satisfy your taste buds for fresh seafood and locally-grown vegetables at any one of a myriad of nearby restaurants and produce markets.
For the shoppers – there are literally hundreds of charming boutiques and stores throughout Santa Cruz, Capitola, Monterey, and Carmel.
For the sports enthusiasts – there is tennis, biking, and beach volleyball right here at Pajaro Dunes, plus some of Northern California's premier golf courses are an easy drive away.
For the contented – stretch yourself out on the warm beaches of Pajaro Dunes, enjoy the cool ocean breezes, and make sure you take in one of our serene suns
Golf Golf Golf: Aptos Seascape Golf Course
610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos
Phone: (831) 688-3213
18-hole, 5,813-yard par 71 golf course open year-round. Semi-Private. Driving range, restaurant, full bar.
Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
16901 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek
Phone: (831) 338-2121
18-hole, 4,396-yard par 65 golf course open year-round. Resort, open to public. Restaurant, full bar.
Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Courses
One McClure Way, Seaside
Phone: (831) 899-2351
Bayonet — 18-hole, 6,496-yard par 72, Blackhorse — 18-hole, 6,175-yard par 72. Golf courses open year-round to the general public. Driving range, grill, full bar.
De Laveaga Golf Course
401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz
Phone: (831) 423-7212
18-hole, 6,010-yard par 72 golf course open year-round to the general public. Driving range, restaurant, full bar.
Del Monte Golf Course
1300 Sylvan Road, Monterey
Phone: (831) 373-2700
18-hole, 6,069-yard par 72 golf course open year-round. Resort, open to public.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Mark Skeen
Hello, thank you for looking at our listing! We are the proud owners of Shorebirds #285 for the past 20 years and live and work in nearby San Jose, California. We chose Pajaro Dunes for its spectacular beauty and proximity to our primary residence. We can be at either location within a 50 minute drive. This has been a special place for our family and the memories and pictures we will forever cherish.
Mark Skeen purchased this Condo in 1994
Why Mark Skeen chose Watsonville
Pajaro Dunes is a gated beach community located near all of the towns that we enjoy to visit when we are not hanging out at our beach. We are close to Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Monterey, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and San Francisco. The private beach is truly and oasis and the sunsets are nothing short of spectacular!
What makes this Condo unique
Our unit is in the northernmost building, on the end. This provides our unit in particular with complete privacy and spectacular nature views. You do not see any neighboring units from inside the condo - just beautiful beach dunes and cypress trees.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved our stay!
The ocean is my happy place. This is second time we’ve stayed here and hope to come many more times. Great place for kids as they love the beach too. Pleasantly surprised that there were beach toys in the closet. Very clean and beautiful well maintained condo. Fully stocked kitchen pantry, all utensils for eating and cooking, fridge, close to grocery store and restaurants. Nice little patio with barbecue.
Great family vacation spot
My husband and I brought our two kids and a grandparent for five days. It was the perfect size for our group. The condo is clean and well-equipped with everything we needed. While there is no direct view of the ocean, the location on the side, back corner of the development allows for really beautiful views of the dunes. The beach is literally just steps away and very convenient. The unit is quiet since it's on the end. Parking is right out the door. We were able to visit surrounding areas very easily since it's very close to the highway. We would love to come back another time!
We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our beach condo, and that you found it to be clean, well-equipped and well-located. We also love the views of the dunes and quiet end! We would love to have you return anytime.
Thank you and Happy New Year,
Mark and Loren
We enjoyed the beach and size of the property, but we were not impressed with the upkeep!
The unit was dirty when we arrived. The kitchen counter tops and tables hadn’t been wiped down. There was black mold in both bathrooms, and the guest tolit didn’t work properly. The guest tolit also had a pee ring around the floor. The washer and freezer also had black mold growing inside the soap tray and back wall of the freezer. The whole condo had a musty smell. We didn’t expect to have to strip the beds (where we found a disgusting stain on the master mattress cover) and remove trash, that is asking a bit much given the price we paid! Sadly, we weren’t impressed and will not return.
Once again, we are very disappointed by the condition in which you found the condo. After following-up with cleaning staff, it seems that there was some miscommunication on our end when you called us for early check-in on the way down. We wish you'd have let us know about the issues upon your arrival so that we could have mitigated them. We pride ourselves on the condition and cleanliness of our home, and would still like to make it up to, as we discussed in our email exchange.
Mark and Loren
We had a great experience staying here.
This was our first time staying here. We brought our grandkids for a weekend at the beach. The Condo was absolutely beautiful, clean and very comfortable. We will most definitely come back
Clean, comfortable and well appointed
The home is in a resort complex, so many upgraded opportunities exist, like bocce ball, pickle ball and tennis. The beach access brings you right down on the sand, only a short stroll. The home is clean, comfortable and feels contemporary. Bedrooms are nice and well appointed. The living space is pleasant and the kitchen has everything needed to enjoy a nice meal. This is a nice home in a great location.
Cozy and comfortable condo near an awesome beach
We totally enjoyed our stay at Shorebirds 285! The condo was spacious and clean with comfortable accommodations for 6 of us. The great room was a super place to gather and relax after time on the beautiful beach nearby. The kitchen was beautifully appointed and supplied. We hope to visit again!
Nestled along the Monterey Bay lies one of the most scenic stretches of California's northern coastline. Here you'll find our secluded community of Pajaro Dunes, — architected to blend harmoniously with the gently rolling, natural oceanside landscape. Whether you're looking for a perfect family getaway or romantic weekend come stay with us. Experience Pajaro Dunes as it was meant to be experienced. The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. While it is a given that the natural beauty of the area draws the visitor and endless activities including golf, biking, sailing, wine tasting and dining in restaurants that keep one coming back. This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey bay's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf Other Activities: Sea Shelling, Bird Watching, Amusement Park, Surfing, Fishing, Bonfires, Kite Flying, Sand Castle Making. Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium a unique variety of shops and galleries and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place for your next getaway. Pajaro Dunes @ Shorebirds #285 brings the peninsula to you! Golf: Del Monte Golf Course, Del Monte Course 18 holes over 6,357 yards with a par of 72 (Public) 1300 Sylvan Rd Monterey, CA 93940-4944 (800) 654-9300 2 miles from the center of Monterey. Monterey Pines Golf Course, Monterey Pines Course 18 holes over 5,554 yards with a par of 69 (Public) Fairground & Gardens Road Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 656-2167 2 miles from the center of Monterey. Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Laguna Seca Course 18 holes over 6,157 yards with a par of 71 (Public) 10520 York Rd Monterey, CA 93940-6538 (888) 524-8629 2 miles from the center of Monterey. Pasadera Golf & Country Club, Pasadera Course 18 holes over 6,801 yards with a par of 71 (Private Non-Equity) 100 Pasadera Dr Monterey, CA 93940-7637 (831) 647-2400 4 miles from the center of Monterey. Tehama Golf Club, Tehama Course 18 holes over 6,506 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity) 25000 Via Malpaso Carmel, CA 93923-9651 (831) 622-2200 1 mile from the center of Monterey. Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Bayonet Course Awards 18 holes over 7,094 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 1 McClure Way Seaside, CA 93955-7100 (831) 899-7271 4 miles from the center of Monterey. Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Black Horse Course Awards 18 holes over 7,168 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal) 1 McClure Way Seaside, CA 93955-7100 (831) 899-7271 4 miles from the center of Monterey. Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Bayonet Back Ski: welcome to ski lake tahoe not a lake, the lake with 7 world-class ski resorts. Not majestic mountains, mountains with jaw-dropping cliffs, serene glades and spectacular views of the lake. Not snow, 400 inches of snow a year that pile up into epic powder, tight corduroy groomers, raucous terrain parks and endless moguls. Not a place, the place. The place to ski and ride. Ride and ski. On blue bird days, in storms that hide your tracks run after run. Some people pine for warm sand and fruity drinks; Tahoe is the shredders paradise. Bring the kids. Teach them to ski in a place that will spark their passion for the snow. Thrill them with tubing, sledding and unbelievable views from mountain top trams and lodges. Recharge at night with happening casino entertainment, swank, cozy or rustic taverns and restaurants, dancing, music, local hangouts and events. Seven resorts, unlimited possibilities. The place will become part of you like it’s become part of us.
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