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Spacious, clean and comfortable, Pleasure Point neighborhood close to the surf

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 in beds

Located in Surfer's Paradise, a spacious, sunny, clean, family home with all the amenities. Just steps away from the beach, Capitola village, shopping, restaurants and concerts on the beach. A short drive to the Boardwalk, train ride through the redwoods, and the larger town of Santa Cruz.

Maggie Schiffenhaus
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Spacious, clean and comfortable, Pleasure Point neighborhood close to the surf
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A very Merry Christmas in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Christmas holidays in this wonderful home! Maggie was great to work with and made the whole process very easy.

This home is huge! We had our four college aged children with us and everyone felt like they had their own space. It was great!

The kitchen is stocked with everything you need. There are plenty of linens. It really is a home away from home!

The house is in a great location! A few blocks from the ocean and near a cute coffee shop and restaurants.

We will definitely be back again and we highly recommend this home for you and your family!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Wonderful vacation HOME

  • 5 of 5

This home is a perfect place to have as a home base for your trip. You are in a perfect place to see the sights of Capitola. Within walking distance to Pleasure Pizza, East Cliff, 41st Avenue North restaurant district and downtown Capitola. This home is a great place to unwind after a day of sight-seeing in Santa Cruz and Capitola.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect "Home Away from Home"

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz, this is IT. It is a beautiful home in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood. It is very spacious and well-sunlit, clean, and extremely well-stocked (just bring your toothbrushes!). Even with 2 young kids (2.5 yrs and 6 weeks), the house had EVERYTHING we needed! The location is excellent; 5 minutes to great grocery stores (Whole Foods and New Leaf Market), 2 blocks to tide pooling, world-class surfing and great walking/running trail along the ocean. On top of all this, there is a hot tub and an AWESOME outdoor shower!

The owners and local caretakers are wonderful to work with, and they made everything very easy and straightforward.

The only downside to the house is that it is nearly impossible to leave!

We LOVE this place, and will stay here every time we visit Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the UCSC graduation weekend and enjoyed every minute. Everything is just as pictured and the house is really fully stocked with all the things to make your time away enjoyable. I was amazed that virtually everything I needed was in the kitchen- casserole dishes, mixing bowls- you name it. The house is in a wonderful location, walking distance to the beach and restaurants... just plenty of everything. Peter & Maggie were responsive and the deposit was refunded quickly. We would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We could not have chosen a better vacation home for our family. The house had so much space and everything we could possibly need. The location is perfect only a short 5 minute drive to Capitola Village and another short 10 minute drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Our family of 5 enjoyed our time there and when we return to the area for another vacation we look forward to renting this home again. The owners (Peter & Maggie) were so nice and easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend this property for your Santa Cruz/Capitola getaway. It was comfortable and welcoming, a true home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galt, California

This house has it ALL!

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided Santa Cruz would be the vacation for the year. We were EXTREMELY happy with our choice of this rental beach house. The location is awesome. 1 1/2 blocks to the beach where we all went surfing. 5 minute drive to Capitola Village, what a fun day trip and a 10 minute drive to the Santa Cruz beach Boardwalk. What more could you ask for...The house is amazing! It is totally loaded with anything and everything you would need to make you feel just like you are at home but BETTER! We enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning and every evening and then relaxing in the hot tub every night. We had a family of 5 staying and there was SO much room that our kids played Hide and Seek in the house. The upstairs bedroom is So big it could be an apartment all by itself! The beds were so comfortable we had a great night sleep every night and woke up to birds singing in the morning.

Without a doubt when we go for another Santa Cruz vacation this is the ONLY house we want to stay at. We did not want to leave and look forward to staying again in the future.

Thanks Peter for everything. Your house is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

US Check or Money Order, Paypal (renter pays finance charge), Security Deposit $1000.00 Due with Contract to secure date. Payment Due 30 days in advance of stay.

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.
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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom with Tub and Double Vanity - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Newly Remodeled Bathroom with Glass Shower - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , The remodeled bathroom (2014) is adjacent to this bedroom.
    Twin Bed Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds plus a trundle that slide under beds
    Wireless Lounge - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , American Leather Sleeper Sofa
  • The upstairs bedroom is very large and sunny with vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove, and high definition flat screen TV with DVD player.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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