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Capitola Venetian Luxury Beach Front - 4 Bed/3 Full Baths - 12 STEPS TO SAND

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, Beach Front, 12 STEPS to Sandy Beach, 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, Jacuzzi Tubs

Today, the waves are pounding, pounding down! Tomorrow, who knows? That is what is so wonderful about our home in Capitola -- You get it all, all the time! Whatever nature brings you is fully enjoyable right from our little home.....You can enjoy it all from almost every window.......then take a walk out on the Wharf, have a cup of tea, then come home and soak in one of our Jacuzzi tubs......If you have kids, they will love the sand so close, the volleyball, the sand castles, the surfing, the Begonia Festival, the Pizza-My-Heart. And the fact that there is so much to do, that they can just walk around without you having to drive them somewhere!.......Kids LOVE Capitola and so will you........The home has two levels, so that the kids can play downstairs, while the adults can enjoy lively conversation upstairs!

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Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Leonard

Hello!......I've been enjoying the beach house for some years and have decided to share with people who enjoy a beautiful, tranquil place to stay.

Leonard purchased this condo in 1996

Why Leonard chose Capitola

I fell in Love with the Historic Venetians many years ago. I first purchased one unit, then another and combined them to create a new completely remodeled, beautiful beach home in the Heart of Capitola Village.

What makes this condo unique

SMOKE FREE......AND PET FREE.....My home is only 12 steps to the sand...........You will hear the waves rummaging through the wharf on its way to the sand........You overlook the Wharf, the Esplanade (many great restaurants and shops), the surfers, the Begonia Festival, the Art & Wine Festival, the Sand Castles, the sailboats and of course the sea!......Both Master Suites have a Jacuzzi Tub, so you can look at the beach while soaking away in a bubble bath!.The nice thing about Capitola is that you don't need to drive anywhere. Everything is within an easy walk, or if you prefer to take public transportation, that is available as well....There are so many great restaurants: The Shadow Brook, The Stockton Bridge, Bella Roma, Margaritaville, Carusos, Paradise Beach and Lillians. A great breakfast omelet overlooking the ocean is at the end of the Capitola Wharf at the Wharf Restaurant.


Capitola Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two Master Suites; Two Jacuzzi Tubs For Two People Each; Completely Remodeled; Quiet.........


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Capitola Venetian Luxury Beach Front - 4 Bed/3 Full Baths - 12 STEPS TO SAND
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Our Five-Night Stay at Capitola Venetian

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely fabulous vacation home!

Steps from the beautiful clean Capitola beach, wharf, downtown, and great restaurants, Leonard's home is second-to-none. Clean, spacious, well-supplied, and very comfortable, this house provides the perfect getaway and gathering spot for my family, young and old. After a restful sleep in any one of the comfortable beds, we especially love the morning walks to Melinda's gluten-free bakery and our return to eat at the kitchen table with a full view of the beach. The kitchen, part of the house's open layout, is convenient and equipped with everything needed for quick easy meals and grills. The patio, equipped with a BBQ, also offers a glimpse of the beach and wharf. (Note: Have Leonard demonstrate using the BBQ because its start-up is tricky). After a day at the beach, the three large showers accommodate all. For nights after a late-evening restaurant dinner, the living room's couches and chairs, plus the dining room table, provide great open space for visiting and game-playing together. For an evening Santa Cruz Boardwalk trip, a five-minute taxicab drive beats the price of parking. And, to make our stay even more comfortable and enjoyable, Leonard is a gracious, friendly, GREAT host. His house has excellent amenities and a stellar location. This was our second stay with definite plans to return next summer. I highly recommend Leonard's property without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to be the best Host I can be.......Thank you Patrice for letting me do just that.... Looking forward to having you again next year, your 3rd year in a row......... Leonard
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Lived in, great for our group

  • 4 of 5

The house was definitely lived in, but the surfaces were clean. The kitchen was very functional, with plenty of dishes, cookware, etc. The dishwasher (soap included) worked well. The grill only worked on one side and we had some difficulty lighting it. Also, the vacuum did not work.

There was plenty of toilet paper and soap in the bathrooms. There were sand toys and chairs available for the beach, which is only about 20 feet away. Tons of restaurants, bars and shopping just over the bridge. Great location!

The views from the breakfast nook and back bedroom were amazing, incredible sunrises!!

Leonard is amazing. He is so kind, met us when we arrived to do a walk through, then was readily available for any questions. We even forgot an item and he’s mailing it to us promptly!!

Overall, I do recommend this house for your next group event!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristin......Thank you for your Review. Of course my beach home looks like it's been lived in! That's why people come!....Over the last year, I've had at least 60 different Guest families stay from 2 to 8 nights, with on average about 9 people in each group! As I do every year, I have to wait until I have a couple of weeks during the winter/fall to spruce the place up again! You've come in mid-October, just before the sprucing up. Sorry that you were unable to get 1/2 the BBQ going, as I was able to start up both burners right away. As I mentioned to you, if you have any trouble with getting anything going, I'm just a phone call away!.. Also, the vacuum works fine; The turn on switch must be pushed with the foot, not the hand. I hope to see you next year!......Leonard P.S. Someone in your group left about 3 or 4 nice looking blue work-out mats.....Is there someone in your group that is local, so that I may drive the mats to them? Perhaps, in San Jose, etc.?
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Great location, big enough for family.

  • 5 of 5

Stocked with everything you may need and has great views.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Monica.....Thank you so much for your wonderful Review.......I certainly hope that all of you will come again! Have a great day!.....Leonard
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Livermore california

Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to this adorable beachfront property. Leonard is a pleasure to work with, and helped make our ladies weekend getaway perfect! The location can't be beat, the home is comfortable and so many fun places to explore within walking distance. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Denise and The Gang! Once again, I had the pleasure of having you! All of you had such a wonderful time and I'll look forward to having you all, next year, too! Leonard
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Right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

This place was great. We were a couple steps to the sand. Right next to down town. Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sheri ......I'm happy that you thought:..."This place was great. We were a couple steps to the sand. Right next to down town. Great location." So, when I called and asked you what I could have done to make my home a 5 star, instead of a 4 star rating, you stated that you all had a "great time, but the downstairs shower flow wasn't just right"....Then you stated that maybe you were too harsh to have gone from a 5 star to a 4 star for that one reason, so you would be happy to upgrade your rating to a 5 star rating when you got back to your computer..... I want to thank you for your shower flow observation. I checked out the water flow and it seems to me to have a strong flow. I'm sorry that it did not meet your idea of a strong flow..... Have a great day!....Leonard
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Redding, CA

Fun getaway for our group, some changes needed, parking issues

  • 4 of 5

The house itself was charming and fit our sleeping needs well. There are two openings in the wall from the living room to the master bedroom and bedroom to the bathroom that inhibit much needed privacy from bathroom users to those in the living room and kitchen. Thick curtains or a standing Chinese folding curtain would have been appreciated.

Parking was difficult, rarely could we find a close spot, otherwise we had to park a 1/2 mile away up a hill. The directions on the back of the permit were not helpful if you aren't familiar with the area. A map with highlighted areas to park would have saved us a lot of time.

It took us a while to find the garbage cans, the note says out on the street when they are in the alleyway behind the house.

The barbeque grill was malfunctioning and very dirty. We planned on barbequing a lot and had to use the stove/oven instead. The grill was on for an hour and never got over 200* and was full of grease I wasn't willing to spend a few hours cleaning.

The fridge/freezer was about 25% filled with the homeowner's food which was unexpected and we had to store some of our items in a cooler and therefore get more ice. Kitchen was stocked with most items, but no baking sheets. I improvised and used casserole dishes to bake, breadsticks, cookies, etc.

A bit of WD-40 could be used on most of the doors, they were pretty squeaky especially if you had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

We had 7 teenagers downstairs and 3 adults upstairs and it worked out perfectly that the kids had their area and adults had the whole upstairs. The kitchen table nook was well utilized but we had to create make-shift curtains to block the light most of the day.

The abundance of post-it notes on doors and furniture was odd, everything could have been put on one paper and read/signed by the renter. Also, if you have furniture that shouldn't be moved because it will damage the floor then perhaps don't have it in your rental.

The views were one of a kind and the town of Capitola was charming and safe to let the teenagers roam as they wanted.

Thank you for the stay, but we would probably find a different place next year unless curtains were installed and there were designated parking spaces for only us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear future Guests: 1.....What I've learned over 8 years of having about 600 groups of Guests, is that I can't please everyone: Most Guests really enjoy the openness of my home, whereby Guests love the beach views: The 2 "openings" mentioned have been commented from other Guests as being "wonderful with full views of the Monterey Bay". Reviewer did not see my Japanese style folding curtain over the opening for privacy. Also, there are the pair of doors to the bedroom that allow complete privacy to the bathroom. Most importantly, other Guests used my hallway bathroom which is fully private as well. This bathroom has 2 doors for privacy, both from the second bedroom and the living area. Why the reviewer didn't use this bathroom is beyond me -- 600 other Guests have done so! No complaints, ever! 2. Finding immediate parking might take a little time when you come on a Friday in the late afternoon, especially during the Summer Month of June. As any resort, Guests may have to be a little patient to find a spot, however once you find that spot, you never have to move your car! A little inconvenience is well worth the ideal location! As to the details of where to park, I've not incurred any other Guest who didn't understand the Captiola Police parking description on the back of each pass. If parking isn't out front, it's about 1/2 to 1 block away on street (about a 1 - 2 minute walk), not 1/2 mile mentioned. The great thing about parking in Capitola, is with your 2 free parking passes, once you find a spot usually within 45 to 70 feet, you can park and enjoy 28 different restaurants and many shops. I just wished the Reviewer had called me for help as I offer to all Guests. 3. Garbage cans, as my brochure on the kitchen counter states, are "down the back stairs", not the street as review claimed. 4. My barbecue works fine; Apparently the Reviewer didn't read the instructions, as someone misaligned the right side control. I got the BBQ working in 10 seconds. A quick phone call to me would have solved this easily fixable problem. 5. My brand new cookie sheet & cake pan were on refrig. 5. Most of the 25% refrig usage is for items (butter, jam, syrup, salad dressing) that Guests may have forgotten to bring! Guests say this is a blessing, as Guests have no need to rush to the market! 6 . My sticky notes are helpful because some Guests do not read the clear instructions! But, Guests can't miss my sticky notes! 7. Squeaky doors. I WD-40'd the one door.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
Shadow Brook Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Restaurant
Many great restaurants within 1 minute walk....
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Capitola Beach
Car: recommended

Great Walking Areas, Sea Lions, Pelicans, Otters, Surfers, Sunbathers, Volleyball, Nice Benches to Read on Wharf, Famous Restaurants, Great Entertainment & Bars......


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $215
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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