House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
I purchased this house in 2003 because I loved coming down to Santa Cruz on the weekends to surf and hang out with friends. Now as a Dad, I come down with my kids for family BBQs and the beach. I grew up going the the beach in Southern California, then went to UC Berkeley undergrad, and lived in New York and Paris, before returning to the Bay Area to pursue my career in technology. I live in Burlingame with my kids Jackson and Lily.
Carol purchased this House in 2003
Why Carol chose Eastside Santa Cruz
Our house is close to some of the best beaches for surfing, fishing, jogging, and playing with kids and dogs. We are also a short walk to the fun shops and restaurants on 41st Ave, and a short bike ride to Capitola Village, where we like to go for dinner. Pleasure Point has a unique micro climate that has more sun, and less wind, than Aptos and the town of Santa Cruz. 35th Ave is not a through street and so we have very little car traffic.
What makes this House unique
Our house is exceptionally private and quiet. Our backyard has 10' fences, a jasmin trellis that block neighbors views and noise. Both the front a backyards are fenced in for safety and there is parking in the driveway for two cars. We enjoying dining on outdoor patio, while listening to music on the indoor/outdoor sound system, and cooking on the gas grill. Our friends love the 6-seat hot tub, hammock, and large outdoor shower.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
My wife and I loved this place. There are lots of bikes and surfboards and an out door shower for when you come back from surfing... but to be honest- we loved the hot tub. The house is cozy and has everything you want. Couple blocks from great coffee, couple of blocks from Pleasure Point. It's in a terrific and quiet neighborhood that is amazing to walk around.
Cozy Retreat at Pleasure Point
We really enjoyed our brief weekend stay at this cozy, comfortable property. The backyard is a wonderful place to relax, so calming and quiet. The neighborhood has a funky surf town vibe.
Violas birthday holiday
Very nice outdoor accommodations with front yard and backyard usable for young children. Outdoor seating for eating was very comfortable. son-in-law and father-in-law relaxed in the hot tub. Tons of toys for the young kids to play with. Kitchen, living room and bedrooms worked perfect for our family size. Close to coffee shops and the surf, beaches, science, center walking distance to tacos that were delicious. Very enjoyable would love to come back and make this an annual trip.
A wonderful home
We really enjoyed our stay. The home was comfortable, clean, and beautiful. The hot tub is fantastic! It’s great that they have bikes and surfboards you can use as well.
Our family enjoyed the outside shower/the spa. Loved all UC Bear trinkets.
We enjoyed our stay extremely, just to let you know of a few things:
The house had a slight gas smell, when we arrived and the stove was warm like if it was left on, texted management they said it was checked by PG&E so we were fine after knowing that.
The hammock was torn from one side we didn’t get to enjoy it, afraid if we sat on it the hammock would tear completely off.
The stove top filter, should be replace or cleaned, it in bad shape. A lot of build up lint, dirt and grease. Pretty gross... I did let management know about the above issues.
The bunk beds are not comfortable at all, too hard for teens, kids preferred to sleep on the couch.
Could not get the outside speakers to work either. Not a big deal but it would have been fun to have the music playing thru the house.
These are minor details that are easily fixed. I would love to stay here again. We did have a blast!
Thanks for thoughtful feedback. I have carbon monoxide and fire alarms throughout the house. The antique Wedgwood stove does run warm on pilot and is normal. I’ve made some new notes inside to find spare hammock and how to use indoor/outdoor bose system. Thanks again. We are always improving!
Fantastic beach house for surfers
My family of 5 stayed here for 5 wonderful nights and we can't wait to return. My 3 kids (ages 12, 10 and 8) absolutely loved this bungalow. We walked to our favorite surf break every morning, and returned to the wonderful hot shower and hot tub every afternoon. Now we can't have it any other way! The house had beach cruisers for all 5 of us, and we felt like locals riding along the coast and to the nearby coffee shops. We had everything we could ever want for our surf vacation. The owner very thoughtfully placed notes and instructions throughout the house, which made it easy to navigate. It was comfortable, clean and perfect for a family surf vacation. We will book it again next year.
Thank you and family for your kind review. Of Course, you are able to book again just go to VRBO website. Pleasure Point is Special To all us Santa Cruzans and to those that get to enjoy even if only for a moment fall in love with it.