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Cypress Cottage - Charming Ocean Front

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This charming and beautiful ocean front cottage is located on a bluff overlooking Sunset State Beach and the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. Surrounded by beautiful Cypress trees, you can hear the waves and see dolphins frolicking in the surf below. Smoking is not allowed in this cottage please.

Cypress Cottage has everything you need to make yourself at home at the beach. It is within easy driving distance (about 25 minutes ) of Carmel/Monterey and Santa Cruz and 40 minutes from San Jose and the Silicon Valley. Best of all, you can stay in touch with the outside world with high speed wireless internet access and it also offers upgraded TV cable. Stroll miles of sandy beaches, shop in Carmel or quaint Pacific Grove, visit the Monterey Aquarium, golf the world-class courses of the Monterey Peninsula or just relax and read on the sunny stone patio. Sleep soundly with the waves below.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I have been coming to Sunset Beach since 1976. For several years we went camping with our two children at the Sunset Beach State Park and our dream was to own a home in this beautiful area. In 1997 we were fortunate to buy this cottage which is inside the State Park, and our dream came true. We are both retired educators and now we reside in Los Altos Hills. We hope you have a memorable time and a wonderful vacation and find our home comfortable.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

We chose to buy the cottage in this location because of the magnificent ocean views and the quiet sandy beach. You can walk for miles in each direction and enjoy the ocean breeze and the many kinds of birds.

What makes this house unique

Cypress Cottage is within easy driving to Carmel, Monterey and Santa Cruz. It is 40 miles to San Jose and the Silicon Valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your cottage. It is very spacious and decorated very nice. Love your paintings! The view was awesome and at night we could hear the waves rolling in onto the beach. WE truly enjoyed ourselves and will definetely be returning again soon. Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful cottage for 4 days. God Bless you! We will be back!

Charles and Rosemay from Hercules, California
Apr 2007
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Cypress Cottage - Charming Ocean Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised. We really enjoyed our stay. The sparsely occupied beach was a real bonus. Drank a lot of wine watching those spectacular sunsets. Even saw some dolphins cavorting on a couple of occasions.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you return again sometime! Our future guests love reading reviews before they make their reservation so this moment you took to write this review is very much appreciated by us and by our future guests! Thanks again, The Stantons and Lori
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Amazing Ocean Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family's mini vacation at Cypress Cottage was outstanding. The property is beautiful, well maintained and very comfortable but best of all it has spectacular views of the ocean from the living room windows and deck. We spotted whales our first morning there.

The beach here is wide and long and was so deserted, we felt like it was exclusively ours. We spent hours walking, flying kites, playing in the sand and watching not only the hundreds of shore birds but passing dolphins and sea lions. I've heard October is the best month on the coast and I would certainly agree.

Chosen for it's proximity to Santa Cruz and Monterey, we were also pleased to discover the cottage is only minutes to the nearest grocery store and to a favorite seafood restaurant in Moss Landing. I must say, however, that when we initially entered the cottage, saw how nice the home was and then opened the windows to that amazing view, no one, not even my 7 and 10 year old grandchildren wanted to leave.

Can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeannie, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of our Cypress Cottage at Sunset Beach State Park. It describes everything exactly as it is and we are very happy you enjoyed your visit. I am sure that this review will help other travelers to learn about our cottage by the sea. We look forward to welcome you and your family again. It has been a pleasure to work with you! Thank you again and take good care. Rebeca
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Oceanfront Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your wonderful beach cottage with our family. It's location is ideal to get away from the crowds, enjoy the ocean, and be surrounded by farmlands. We loved how bright and warm your home is with your colorful paintings and comfortable furnishings. The ocean view was second to none! We saw dolphins every morning from the living room. We especially enjoyed all the gorgeous sunsets every evening. Our dogs loved the beach everyday and walking around in the lovely neighborhood. The front patio was so nice and cool and relaxing, listening to the waves. Your cottage is a treasure with every convenience one could ask for. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy and Dave, Thank you so very much for the wonderful review of our Cypress Cottage. I am happy that you enjoyed the panoramic ocean views, the beautiful sunsets, most of all my paintings and the furnishings. My husband and I strive to make sure our home is in the best condition for you. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return soon. Take good care, Rebeca
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Seattle, WA

Stunning Ocean view and the beach all to ourselves

  • 5 of 5

Our first time renting through VRBO and we hit it out of the park. Wanted to find something close to the beach and with a location that would allow us to explore the area. Cypress Cottage was the perfect escape for us. Views from the cabin and deck are amazing. The location is truly unique; away from crowds and noise, peaceful and secluded, yet with all the amenities of home and just a short drive from Monterey and Santa Cruz. The cottage is perched above the beach with a beach access trail just steps away from the front of the house. The trail to the beach leads gently down to a set of stairs that drop down to a beautiful sandy beach that we seemed to have all to ourselves. The owner, Rebeca, was very communicative and helpful and helped to make the entire experience a great one. Was our first family trip to the No Cal coast, but definitely won't be our last. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Patrick for the outstanding review of our Cypress Cottage. I am delighted that you took the time to describe the location of our cottage so vividly. It is going to help new guests when they are looking for a place to spend a few days by the sea. The sandy beach in front of the cottage is always quiet and very private. A million thanks again to you and your family for staying in our cottage and look forward to your return in the near future. Take good care, Rebeca
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walnut creek, ca

jewel on a beach

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth year going to Cypress Cottage with our family. We had a wonderful time for a week at this beautiful home by the sea. It is a joy for us to visit every year. The panoramic ocean views and the magnificent sunset every night make for an unforgettable experience. The home is furnished with everything a family needs for a perfect get away. It is immaculate with comfortable furniture and a nice patio to spend an afternoon listening to the waves below. Our family loved the sandy beach and we spent the day playing by the water and walking for miles collecting shells. We also enjoyed the farm near by for picking organic berries and vegetables. There is something fun to do for everyone. We enjoyed having the home close enough to visit the Monterrey Aquarium, Carmel and the Santa Cruz Board Walk. We thank you very much for letting our family stay in your house and we will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for a wonderful review. You describe our cottage just the way it is and look forward to your return again next year. Rebeca
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A Marvelous Week

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Cypress Cottage, and it was full of all the great things a true vacation holds. We had a marvelous time at this lovely home, truly one of our all-time favorites. The home is bright and airy, and sits high on a bluff overlooking the ocean with spectacular views of the beach and water. In the evening, the ocean lulled us to peaceful sleep. We were greeted by a pod of migrating whales within the first hour. We saw whales, dolphins, and numerous other birds and wildlife each day. Mom has hip problems and was not able to trek on the beach this time, but she was quite happy in this home and able to get around easily within it. My husband, dog, and I spent a great deal of time on the beach. The beach is a bit of a trek below, but worth every step. It is beautiful, quiet, and uncrowded during the week - very rejuvenating.

We enjoyed Rebeca's paintings displayed in the house - so colorful and full of interesting shapes - they were the topic of many a discussion.

Thank you for sharing your home. We hope to return on our next beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Janet, This is a wonderful description of our cottage and it will be so helpful to other families in the future. I thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Cypress Cottage. My husband and I do our best to keep the house in the best condition and up to date with furniture and appliances. I am very happy you enjoyed the paintings in the house. Thank you again, Rebeca, owner
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Watsonville Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
H i Way One
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walking and ocean front
Car: necessary

Monterey Bay Aquarium approximately 40 minutes away.

Including Monterey areas, Carmel, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach !


Rates & Availability

Watsonville House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

One half payment of total reservation at the time of reservation and one half 30 days before arrival.
Full payment when reservation is made 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Watsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity with area for toiletries and an over size shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Cabinet with space for toiletries and nice shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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