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Family beach bungalow close to Pleasure Point beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Our Pleasure Point beach house is conveniently located halfway between the famous Santa Cruz boardwalk and the quaint village of Capitola. We are located three blocks from the ocean cliffs, with access to some of the best surfing and more private beaches in Santa Cruz. We are also a short walk to the cafes, restaurants, and surf shops on 41st Ave. Relax in our sunny and very private backyard. Enjoy the Adirondack chairs, outdoor shower, outdoor gas grill, dining on the patio, and soaking in the 5-person hot tub.

We extensively refurbished our beach house inside and out, while keeping its original bungalow charm. We have updated to top of the line appliances (LG fridge, front loader washer/dryer), installed an indoor/outdoor Bose stereo system, and we have high speed internet and cable TV. There is room for 6 people to sleep on beds, and in addition, we have a portable crib, and an aero bed. Our home is super family and kid friendly, and equipped with a lot of what you would want for a family vacation at the beach such as cruiser bikes, a red flyer wagon, boogie board, hot tub toys, and beach chairs/umbrella.

Pleasure Point is our favorite place on the California Central Coast to enjoy the beach and the beautiful surrounding areas, from redwood forests to wine country. We look forward to sharing our beach house with you!

Keywords: Clean, Well Maintained, Family Home

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Carol

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 refurbished the house extensively while keeping the craftsman-style charm. 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 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 8' fences, a 12' ivy, and 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 5-seat hot tub (36 jets!) and large outdoor shower.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Visited with my girlfriend and absolutely loved the stay. We are both surfers, so we just loved using the House Bikes to ride to check the surf, take our boards to the surf and go a few blocks over for coffee and breakfast. Wonderful. And after a chilly long surf - little was better than a jacuzzi followed by outdoor shower. It's just a real homey comfortable house, not at all ostentatious but private and low key - just how you want it to be in Santa Cruz. Well maintained and clean - we would do this again in an instant - but invite friends next time to enjoy it with us- the outdoor bbq and deck were fantastic for lounging.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Mar 2013
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower in bathroom. There is a larger outdoor shower in the backyard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double size (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
Large grassy front yard and sunny back yard with deck, table, and hot tub


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Family beach bungalow close to Pleasure Point beaches
average rating of 4.6486487 based on 38 reviews

Great for family!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, minutes walk to the beach. Restaurants and shopping near by. My whole family enjoyed the bike rides to the beach and around the neighbors. Hot tub was great after beach time or just to relax. Bungalow is very private front and back. Would defiantly like to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you... Owner works hard to make it feel like Home away from Home Beach style.
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A perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Santa Cruz, and so grateful for this house. The backyard was a wonderful retreat, the beds cozy, and the house perfect for our family of five.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most Appreciated! Come back soon
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Awesome location! Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

Walked to surfing every day! Outdoor shower was amazing! Hot tub was the clincher! Walked to Capitola, Coffee and shopping every day! Awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the kind review. Guests like you make it worth it to share our Home with Beach and surfing lovers.
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great relaxing weekend surfing at the house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the vibe and the ease of use of the house for surfing and walking. The hot tub and outdoor shower are great. The family room is both spacious and cozy. A quiet street in a prime area. We’d definitely come back. Our only suggestion is a dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

So first of all we did not enjoy the construction noise next door we were not warned about. We are early risers so work started around 730am sometimes but we weren’t concerned cause we get up early. The sprinklers in the back go off at 7am. We were playing country music on the outdoor speakers and somebody complained. I would say if you want to stay here take everything I’ve said and analyze. There’s a complainy neighbor and we were told to “tone it down”. I wouldn’t stay here again but loved the house and the area just think there’s a disgruntled neighbor. Didn’t appreciate the tone of the realtor since we were on vacation. This could’ve easily been a worse rating if we weren’t early risers. Godspeed.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a surf getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house have everything you need and then some. Perfect location with 41st a minute away to eat, drink and shop!!!!

Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests. Easy communication by text and so helpful.
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Pleasure Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Stairs to Pleasure Point Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
41st Avenue Shops and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitola Village and Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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