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1Bdrm Pleasure Point Cottage Close to Santa Cruz Beaches With Off-Street Parking

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Furnished. fully equipped 1 bedroom cottage, 2 blocks from prime surfing, dog OK

Northern California Coastal Charm Found Near Santa Cruz Beaches

Located on Pleasure Point, this small attached one bedroom beach cottage, is located close to many of the famed destinations the Northern California coast has to offer along Highway 1 of Monterey Bay: Quaint beach towns including Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Moss Landing, Monterey and Carmel; a host of Mountain Wineries; and, a wealth of outdoor activities.

It’s a very short walking distance from the front door of Pleasure Point Cottage to one of the finest surfing spots on the West coast! The scenery is breath taking. The relaxed cottage style interior is ideal for a snow bird’s retreat or surfing enthusiasts alike, a wine tasters’ refuge or a couple’s getaway.

Pleasure Point Cottage has its own kitchen with all of the dishes, pots and pans you will need, as well as a coffee pot, microwave, full range, and a side by side refrigerator and a kitchen table with seating for three.

The living room has a white leather sectional sofa, plus desk with internet and cable TV.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower and fresh, clean towels and a hair dryer.

The bedroom has a queen size bed with a new Simons Beauty Rest mattress. The bed is ready with clean linens. Extra bedding is available to create a second sleeping area in the living room if needed.

All of the utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry, gardener, barbeque and picnic table are provided. We even have storage space for your bike and/or surf board. This attached cottage has off-street parking on a stamped concrete driveway, and its own private, fenced yard. Yes, your dog is welcome too. He/she will appreciate the fenced yard, walks throughout the dog friendly neighborhood, and the trails around the local estuary and Light House Field.

The storage room, laundry room, waste management and parking areas are shared with two other cottages.

Begin your day by strolling along Opal Cliffs. Watch surfers challenge the waves; listen to the pounding surf while the sea gulls call from overhead; inhale the fresh ocean air while you sip a cup of hot coffee at the corner deli and consider your options. Northern California coastal communities are vibrant with activities and opportunities to explore. All are easily discoverable near this Pleasure Point getaway.

Drive Picturesque Highway 1

Wine Touring - Santa Cruz Winegrowers Association for winery map and local vintner events http://scmwa

Ride the Historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the World famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk.

Visit California State Parks – Big Basin!

Meet the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo for a National Geographic moment -

Tour this special Wine Region - Santa Cruz Winegrowers Association for wineries map and local events http://scmwa

EAT – a Foodie Paradise – food artisans and chefs delight with pop-up dining spots, food trucks and award-winning restaurants featuring the fresh food of the coast – variety of seafood options, the famed artichoke and fresh produce picked on nearby farms.

Ride the Rails through the mountains to the ocean - Roaring Camp Railroad

The opportunities for fun are endless! And having your own home to come home to makes the whole experience unforgettable. If you are interested in reserving Pleasure Point Cottage, click on the yellow 'Book It' button. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group. Get an instant quote. Review the terms of the rental agreement. You may proceed with a secure on-line reservation, or send inquiries to the owner and get a response in less than twelve hours. For technical assistance call 1 (877) 228-3145.

Keywords: Pleasure Point Beach Cottage, Santa Cruz. Furnished two bedroom, beach house, off-street parking, affordable rates, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, fenced yard, dogs & children welcome, pet friendly, short walk to beach, not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Old Capitola Village, Henry Cowell State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Lorraine Heng
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Lorraine Heng

After teaching for thirty-four years and maintaining cars, airplanes and properties for even longer, being parents and grandparents, we have become 'snowbirds'. Creating 'home' along the west coast has been a life long passion. This Pleasure Point Cottage is one of our favorites. It's a place we enjoy coming to for sheer relaxation, and we take delight in creating an affordable vacation option for others.

Lorraine Heng purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Lorraine Heng chose Opal Cliffs

We love the ambience, especially the fresh ocean air, the mild climate and natural beauty of Monterey Bay with its powerful surge of ocean waves on the beach. There is a wealth of outdoor activities here, and access to either San Francisco peninsula or Carmel-by-the-Sea is easy from the Santa Cruz area.

What makes this cottage unique

Where else in the world can you, walk out your front door and down the street a couple of blocks to go surfing, comfortably stroll so many beaches, walk the dog through the Light House Field or along the marshes, go deep sea fishing or sailing, go hiking or ride horseback through the nearby redwood forests; or go kayaking in the Elk Horn Slough? A continuing favorite is to watch the otters, birds and sea lions play in the estuary at sun set, while enjoying a fine fish dinner at Moss Landing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first time staying at a vacation rental and the cottage was perfect for our little family. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable during our stay. Most of all, we loved the location and it's close proximity to the beach and easy access to the shops and eateries. We look forward to visiting again.

Farewell little beach rental!
Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Norm Minetta San Jose International, or Monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Roaring Camp open air logging train into redwoo
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Hwy 1 and Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wharf House, Capitola
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pleasure Point on Opal Cliff
Car: recommended

The cottage is less than two blocks from one of the finest surfing spots on the west coast. It's half way between Carmel By the Sea and San Francisco, on Monterey Bay, close to Old Capitola.

Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches to explore: Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Driving south from Pleasure Point Cottage, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance ).

Driving North look for the Santa Cruz Harbor (great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and evening entertainment); discover Light House Field State Beach ( good surfing and great place to walk dogs), Natural Bridges (observe Monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional). Come and discover how many beaches you can find to leave your foot prints in the sand!

If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Visit the UCSC Campus, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or play a round of golf. Drive up the coast to San Francisco, and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll never forget it!


Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect the neighbors: No loud noises before 8 AM, or after 8 PM . One well behaved dog ok. No cats please. If you use the kitchen, leave it clean.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable pad and bedding to create extra sleeping area in living room is available if needed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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1Bdrm Pleasure Point Cottage Close to Santa Cruz Beaches With Off-Street Parking
average rating of 4.6062994 based on 140 reviews

Really great little place in a wonderful part of Pleasure Point Capitola /Santa Cruz area!!!...

  • 5 of 5

Such a great little one bedroom place... we really enjoyed our five minute stroll from the cottage down to E. Cliff Dr. to look at the ocean and walk... we will be back thank you so much Lorraine!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Surfing, beach combing, bike riding, dog walking, bird watching . . . it's all here!
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Indianapolis In.

Our Homeymoon;)

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I spent our honeymoon in the cottage for a week. House was clean and comfy;) we had read a bad review about the bed and was surprisingly very happy that the bed was so comfortable! Clean towels, fully stocked kitchen,(cook wear etc.) even already had coffee in the cabinets:) a tad bit out dated, could use color on the walls but otherwise nicely decorated. 5 minutes or less walking to the beach. Very beautiful scenery close by. Management very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to end our holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this cottage. The location was perfect - it was easy to get into the centre of Santa Cruz or to nearby villages like Capitola (one of our highlights), there was a choice of supermarkets within a short drive, parking couldn't have been easier and it's in a lovely relaxed neighbourhood with gorgeous sea views only a 5 minute walk away. The cottage itself was really comfortable and we had everything we needed to cook for ourselves. It was decorated to a high standard. We would highly recommend this cottage to couples or small families.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

I want to be honest so this review is realistic.

Downside - unit is a bit dated, cell/wireless coverage is spotty and it would be nice if the plants/bushes along the driveway were trimmed back so it is easier to parallel park.

Upside - unit is clean and in a GREAT location. Literally one block from the coastline where there is a wonderful area to sit on benches and watch the surfers. There is even a cute little corner market that you can get snacks and even sandwiches and burritos. Pleasure Point is an awesome neighborhood away from the congested tourist areas and this unit makes it easy to enjoy it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

In a quiet neighborhood within close proximity of the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Located in a quiet neighborhood that is short drive to Santa Cruz or Capitola. Close to a lot of shopping and dining. At night, the sounds of the ocean crashing into the cliffs can be heard from the front door. Close to the Pacific Coast Highway, which made it easy to visit areas north and south of this neighborhood. I would recommend the apartment to friends and family. It was easy to find and easy to get access.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

I had driven four days cross country to move to the Bay area. This stop was my reward for the long drive, and it was wonderful. Great place to catch my breath and walk to one of the most beautiful spots on the coast. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House keeping $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The Deposit is refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the cottage is returned in good condition. The deposit is forfeited if the reservation is canceled. Call the owner at 831 345 4721 if you have any questions.

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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