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Northern California Coastal Charm Found Near Santa Cruz Beaches ! Dog ok!

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

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

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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 Central Coast

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

Thank you so much. We enjoyed our stay. The boys loved it. They liked to play ball in the yard. You have a very nice neighbor who retrieved a ball from her yard for them. : ) We appreciated the floor mats for them to sleep on. We also loved that we could bring our little dog. She is blind and we hate to leave her behind.
Nov 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Northern California Coastal Charm Found Near Santa Cruz Beaches ! Dog ok!
average rating of 4.588785 based on 118 reviews

Awesome Location and Spacious and Clean!

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed at a lot of places in SC and this was one of the best. Great location, price and room. I would totally stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location, off-street parking, and affordbility are strong points. It has been a priority to continually maintain and upgrade the cottage, It is not a luxery hotel, but it serves its purpose well.
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Uncomfortable cottage in great location

  • 3 of 5

Good: nice neighborhood near the beach. Feels safe. Little yard area for your dog, includes all items for cooking.

Not good: lumpy bed felt old and uncomfortable, old furnishings, old dingy bedspread and linens. Expensive.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matress is only 2 years old and of good quality. The white leather sectional is about 6 years old. . . and still in good condtion. The tan, cotton comforter was chosen because it is washable. Keeping the overhead down and the property well maintained is important to us.
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Great little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Pleasure Point. Everything was as described. The kitchen is well stocked and there was plenty of room. We brought our grandsons who enjoyed playing in the yard. We were especially pleased that the cottage is pet friendly. Restaurants and attractions were close. An easy place to get to. Thanks Loraine for such great service.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time; the place was better than we imagined. Clean, cute, great yard out front and plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No information binder

  • 2 of 5

We have used VRBO for years and have always been happy with the rental. However, we found it stressful not to have any information regarding how to set up the TV, etc. and it would have been so helpful if instructions had been provided. We were asked to place our used towels and sheets in the laundry room, but could not find it in the cottage. Finally someone told us that it was located outside, on the back walkway. It would have been good to know that. All our previous rentals had information binders and even offered tips on good restaurants. Additionally, it would have been nice to have a small table in the LR for drinks and snacks. It was tiresome of have to hold cold drinks in our hands with nowhere to put them as the only furniture was a desk and couch. On the plus side, we appreciated the little fenced in garden for our dog and the location of the cottage is great.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Instructions for the cottage, including the laundry room, are emailed two weeks prior to arrival. Additional suggestions, including driving directions, local restaurants, movie theaters, hospitals etc are available on line through the Hospitality Manager app. Guests are encouraged to call the owner directly if there are questions.
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A solid three star VRBO

  • 3 of 5

Generally as described: clean, well stocked kitchen and bathroom; one bedroom; living room wth TV, Cable, Internet, and a sectional sofa; and a small, neat sitting area in front of the cottage..Suitable for a couple. The sections of the sectional sofa in the living room are on coasters. A small child or adult contortionist could sleep on it comfortably. Beyond that there are pads for sleeping in the floor. Accessing the cottage was straight forward and the host responded very promptly to emails.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Special
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Independence Day
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. E-checks sent through the secure Reservation Manager system, at least 35 days prior to occupancy, are preferred for the balance due. Additional fees may be incurred for large credit card and/or International transactions. In case of necessity, the check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted one time. 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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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