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Pajaro Dunes: Luxury 3-Bedroom Beach Condo in Monterey Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Mark Skeen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay at Mark's condo the first week of December. The couple we went with had been to Pajaro many times, but it was our first time. And wow we were impressed! The beach is beautiful, nice sand, temperature stays cool but enjoyable. The kids had a blast looking for sand crabs, jumping in the ocean, building sand castles. We enjoyed the condo as well - great amenities, really anything you could possibly need - nice updated kitchen, small laundry room, BBQ, lovely decks, towels, nice shampoo/soaps. Pajaro is a bit isolated but it's a beach vacation so to be expected. I did run to Starbucks Watsonville in the mornings to get coffee and treats (about 10 min drive).

Mark the owner, was also very responsive via email which I always appreciate.

We will definitely return!
Dec 2015
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Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 queen , Sofa bed
  • Master suite (king size bed) with attached bathroom; Bedroom 2 (queen size bed); Bedroom 3 (bunk bed with a full on bottom and twin on top); Living room with a (queen size) sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Pajaro Dunes: Luxury 3-Bedroom Beach Condo in Monterey Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation in your beautiful beach home with our family. Everything was clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. The beds were also very comfortable. Our grandchildren loved their first time at the Pacific Ocean and our son was able to experience again the beauty of this wonderful beach and share it with his lovely wife and children. We can’t thank you enough for providing us with the perfect place to spend our vacation. We hope to be back again next year to create more special memories at Pajaro Dunes!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, we are so thrilled that you and your family had a great time at the beach, and that the condo met your needs well. We’d love to have you back anytime. Best, Mark and Loren
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Raleigh, NC

Fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

The price was fantastic, the view was fantastic, the accessibility was fantastic, the condo was fantastic, but most of all the owners are fantastic to work with. We will rent this property every time we take a Pajaro Dunes Vacation.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you , thank you. We appreciate your business most of all we are grateful of your kind words.
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Beautiful and well worth the $$.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Pajaro for 20 years and this is by far the best unit we have stayed in.

Thank you for taking the time and care to make it so nice and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, We’re thrilled that you enjoyed our condo so much, having spent a lot of time at the Dunes! Please stay with us again anytime. Best, Mark and Loren
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  • 5 of 5

Mark & Loren's home was very inviting and comfortable for a larger group. The kitchen is well equipped, furniture is solid and comfortable, and the decorations just lovely with minimal "kitsch" to worry about with small children running around. The walk to and from the beach is easy and quick with minimal stairs and dunes to navigate. The patios off the house were private which is a bonus when trying to "de-sand" and provided a nice little space for the toddlers to play outside within eyesight and earshot of the adults. Closets and rooms are also larger with space to spread out, and a TV in every room provided diverse entertainment for every age group. We really loved our time here and will definitely be back! Thanks Mark & Loren for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karin, Thank you for the kind words, and we’re thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay! Best, Mark and Loren
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Sacramento, CA

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mark and Loren for creating a beautiful, clean, relaxing rental. We all had a remarkable stay. The unit was close to the parking lot and easy to unload and load from the car. The rooms were comfortable. A note for shorter people or elderly, the bed in master bedroom is very high. The other double bed is also high. We had to use the lower bed of the bunk bed for my parents. It was nice have that option. Also both bathrooms have a step up for shower or tub, so bring necessary aids to help with access. Mark is very easy to work with and answers questions and concerns quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, We’re so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the note on the height of the beds. We’ll get a step stool of some kind for those. Best, Mark and Loren
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Wonderful place for weekend away!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at your home! The home was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable . Our family also enjoyed time on the beach especially since it is not crowded. Pajaro Dunes is a wonderful place to stay! We definite want to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shelley, We’re glad you had a great time and enjoyed our unit and the private beach. We’d love for you to return. Best, Mark and Loren
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose, San Francisco, Monterey, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1 @ Riverside Exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Private Beach at Pajaro Dunes, Sunset State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ostrich Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Pajaro Dunes Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz, Ca
Nearest Point of Interest
Moss Landing, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Canyon
Car: necessary

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

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Monterey Pines Golf Course, Monterey Pines Course

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Laguna Seca Course

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Pasadera Golf & Country Club, Pasadera Course

4 miles from the center of Monterey.

Tehama Golf Club, Tehama Course

1 mile from the center of Monterey.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Bayonet Course


4 miles from the center of Monterey.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Black Horse Course


4 miles from the center of Monterey.

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Additional holiday rates (Independence Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) are subject to demand; please contact the owner for a quote for all holidays. Thank you!

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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