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Family beach bungalow close to Pleasure Point beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 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
  • 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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Family beach bungalow close to Pleasure Point beaches
average rating of 4.633333 based on 31 reviews

Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The kids loved the jacuzzi, the dogs loved both yards and it was walking distance to the beach even though we were't able to access it due to the high tides. Wish the house offered blankets but once we kicked on the heater, the place was warm and comfy. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying Pleasure Point. Will check on the blankets. Happy you all enjoyed the stay.
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Wonderful surf weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend and surfing getaway. The house is a perfect location, just a few blocks from Pleasure Point. The yard is terrific, a lovely spot to hang out and visit or relax, as well as spacious and well designed for surf gear -- the outdoor shower is brilliant. There are a number of great places to eat in walking distance and a good cafe just 5 minutes away. The house was very comfortable for two couples and one child. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much appreciated. And, love that you enjoyed
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San Carlos

Great house—clean, close to beach, comfortable and well stocked with everything needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in both Santa Cruz and Capitola since it is located right between the two.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot within walking distance to pleasure point. Perfect surf retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Not much more to ask for than a house within walking distance of good waves. Combine that with the outdoor shower with hot water, the hot tub to soak in afterwords, and ample space for you and all your buds to get a good nights rest... amazing place. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Point, ca

Perfect for a quick little beach getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Quick little walk to the end of the street and I was lucky enough to even see a whale out there with the surfers. The house has everything you need and is ideally located next to everything you could need. The kids had a great time as well as the adults. Such a great and memorable weekend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to hear reviews. Sept Oct Nov are great months to view our whale friend coming through the bay. Thank you
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Mill Valley, California

Loved the place!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and a charming, small home. Had some minor troubles (could happen anywhere) but the homeowner was very responsive and we got it all sorted.

Short walk to the beach and a great spot to post up if you just want to ride some waves and chill at home during the night. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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