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1bdrm Pleasure Point Cottage Close to Santa Cruz Beaches with Off-Street Parking

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Our delightful one bedroom, attached cottage is about two blocks from one of the most popular surfing spots on the west coast! The climate is mild, the scenery is spectacular, and there is always something happening. A surfing school is close by for beginners. Observation of the wave action and the view of Monterey Bay, combined with the sound of crashing waves and the fresh air is invigorating!

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.

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

The bathroom has a walk-in shower, 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.

The cottage even has a small private fenced yard, perfect for well behaved dogs, and a patio with a bistro set and barbeque.

All utilities, gardener, TV and Wi-Fi and off street parking are provided.

We have off-street parking and a storage area for surf boards and/or bikes that is shared with another cottage.

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).

Natural Bridges State Beach, in Santa Cruz is known for its tide-pooling and famous natural rock bridge. It feels secluded but is easily accessible from the road. From October through February, this state park is a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary for as many as 100,000 butterflies that are drawn to the mild ocean air and eucalyptus grove.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of UCSC is about 3.5 miles from the cottage. Or drive south (about 45 minutes) to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s well worth your time.

Visit up to forty-five different Santa Cruz wineries. Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadow Brook Restaurant features 2 to 4 wines from local wineries in a spectacular river front setting. Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner is held at Bonny Doon Vineyard every Thursday where you can glimpse into the winery & cellar. Barrel tasting is followed by a hosted three-course family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard
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Santa Cruz County is blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The train will carry you to and through the towering redwoods and back. Check the schedule before you go, as the trains only run on weekends in the fall. Hiking and/or biking through Big Basin Redwood Forest is a lifetime memory. Henry Cowell Redwood Forest and State Park is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter (catch and release).

If you're ready for more adventure, rent a kayak and check out the sea life in the local harbor and/or estuaries at Moss Landing.

There are plenty of places in Santa Cruz County to end the day with a glass of wine and a fresh plate of seafood. The pier at the Boardwalk is one of our favorite places to enjoy breakfast or toast the sunset.

The Shadow Brook Restaurant in nearby Capitola is a wonderful place for a special dining experience. Fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location add much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge to enjoy live guitar music and happy hour.

To stay at the cottage and experience some of the thrills of the CA central coast, 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. For technical assistance with the reservation call 1 877-228-3145. If you have questions or would like to talk about the cottage call Lorraine, 831 345 4721.


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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be accompanied by adults...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Pleasure Point, on Opal Cliff, overlooking Monterey Bay. Listen to the crashing waves! (Favorite surfing area for locals.)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is in the kitchen. Highchair available on request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Heating:

    Wall furnace with thermostat control....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, towels, blankets...moreless

  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    cups, plates, water and wine glasses, mixing bowls, flatwear, pots and pans, electric coffee maker, toaster . . ....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small grassy area in front yard....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring Special
Feb 28 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$90 $100
Fri, Sat
$600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $150
Fri, Sat
$850 $3,250
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • House keeping $80 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Norm Minetta San Jose International, or Monterey
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crow's Nest
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pasatiempo Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Roaring Camp open air logging train into redwoo
1.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1 and Hwy 17
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wharf House, Capitola
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • Dogs enjoy the beach too!

    Dogs enjoy the beach too!

  • Welcome to our 1 bedroom attached beach cottage.

    Welcome to our 1 bedroom attached beach cottage.

  • Off street parking is provided.

    Off street parking is provided.

  • Dine in the kitchen.

    Dine in the kitchen.

  • Wi Fi and TV  available

    Wi Fi and TV available

  • Go easy on the shower. There's a water shortage in Santa Cruz.

    Go easy on the shower. There's a water shortage in Santa Cruz.

  • Surfers" paradise near-by

    Surfers" paradise near-by

  • Surfing school is close by.

    Surfing school is close by.

  • East Cliff is a great place for taking a stroll or bike ride, and observing the action in Monterey Bay.  The surfers are still there and so is the sea life.

    East Cliff is a great place for taking a stroll or bike ride, and observing the action in Monterey Bay. The surfers are still there and so is the sea life.

  • Come  to a fun filled area with lots of possibilities: Fishing, beach combing .

    Come to a fun filled area with lots of possibilities: Fishing, beach combing .

  • Children in our family have been enjoying the beaches of Santa Cruz since 1903.

    Children in our family have been enjoying the beaches of Santa Cruz since 1903.

  • Nfatural Bridges State Park is within 4 miles of cottage.

    Nfatural Bridges State Park is within 4 miles of cottage.

  • Pleasure Point Cottages, clean & well maintained.

    Pleasure Point Cottages, clean & well maintained.

  • For a wonderful experience stay at Pleasure Point Cottage in a well kept, friendly neighborhood.

    For a wonderful experience stay at Pleasure Point Cottage in a well kept, friendly neighborhood.

  • Kitchen is equipped with all the basics.

    Kitchen is equipped with all the basics.

  • This small beach cottage is just right for 2, but will accommodate 3 if needed.

    This small beach cottage is just right for 2, but will accommodate 3 if needed.

  • The bedroom has a queen size bed. Extra bedding and sleeping mat available.

    The bedroom has a queen size bed. Extra bedding and sleeping mat available.

  • Walk your dog at nearby Lake Moran.

    Walk your dog at nearby Lake Moran.

  • The Boardwalk is less than 2 miles from the cottage.

    The Boardwalk is less than 2 miles from the cottage.

  • Entertainment and fine dining can be found at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

    Entertainment and fine dining can be found at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

  • Lunch at Old Capitola, close by.

    Lunch at Old Capitola, close by.

  • Vacationing today is a whole lot more comfortable, but just as intriguing.!

    Vacationing today is a whole lot more comfortable, but just as intriguing.!

  • Time at the beach is time well spent . . . and cherished forever!

    Time at the beach is time well spent . . . and cherished forever!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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