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2 bedroom, sleeps 6 for a Great price for the season! Walk to Surfing/Swimming

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Mobile Home1060 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, up to 6 people

See our Facebook page called Portola Paradise. We try to maintain a quick response to your inquiries and your calls. We take great pride in our dedication to our guests and want you to have a wonderful experience. Come enjoy our nice 2 bedroom one bath place and extra space for a little one off the master bedroom. 1060 sq. ft. We are near great swimming and firepits at the Twin Lakes beach; and volleyball, rental of boogie boards, surfing lessons, etc. at the Capitola beach. We love to watch the surfers at Pleasure Point. This is a premier surfing beach recognized as one of the top spots in California. You can walk to and swim at the surfing beach down below the cliff only .4 mi from our place. We offer an escape from everyday routines. There's a grill in our backyard for you to enjoy and a full kitchen if you want to cook. Lots of extras throughout. Stay in and watch on our flatscreen HD TV in the living room. Check out Netflix/Hulu Plus for movies, TV shows and Pandora to listen to music. We have a Blue-Ray. Of course there is fast Wi-Fi. Lots of convenience including a washer and dryer. We even have cooking items, spices in the kitchen and shampoo, conditioner, & body wash in the bath/shower, bath towels and beach towels for your enjoyment and less to pack. There are picnicking/hiking items/basket, etc. for you to enjoy. There are books to read and games to play. It's an opportunity for wonderful family times together. Or go out to eat. There are many restaurants within walking distance or if you want to drive. Have fun shopping, sand and surf within walking distance. There's art touring, boating, whale watching, redwoods, etc. a quick car ride away, the Monterey aquarium and other gorgeous scenery along the highway or just relax out back and enjoy the sunshine and wonderful vegetation.

Take a walk to the beach only minutes away. Pleasure Point is where the surfers have come for years. Only .4 of a mile from there! Beautiful beaches nearby to go swimming. Capitola Beach is 1.4 mi. Twin Lakes Beach is only 1.4 mi from us for great swimming and picnic-ing.

We have two bedrooms and full linens for 6 people. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and an extra room for getting ready. The middle bedroom has 2 full twin size beds. The living room couch opens up to a queen size bed with a new Ralph Lauren topper to put on top for extra comfort. There is a full bath with handicap railings for those who might need a little extra help. There is a grab bar next to the toilet for additional help. The mobile home is 1060 sq. feet. Plenty big for the family.

It's a different atmosphere in Santa Cruz. People are relaxing when they come for a visit. The shops are beautiful and if you want excitement you can find it here. If you want to take it down a notch or two you have plenty of opportunities to do that as well.

Check in is at 3pm and Check out is at 11am BUT, we want to be accommodating and will look at each individual experience to assess your needs.

Keywords: Pleasant Point, surfing, Santa Cruz beaches. Great restaurants within walking distance, near Capitola. Covered parking for one vehicle. Free Street parking, 2 bedrooms - One queen size and 2 twins, nice living room with queen size sofa bed , DVDs and wi-fi, full kitchen and laundry. Nice hot shower or bath. Neat and clean. Nice little alcove/yard out back with a propane grill.Ivy over the wall and a place to relax after a day at the beach, shopping, Capitola beach, close to the redwoods and Santa Cruz wharf and Boardwalk, Capitole wharf, 19 min. drive to the UCSC.


Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, Debutantes en français, Courriel est bon (Carol)
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr

We hope you will consider staying in our home and enjoy this area as much as we do when we get to come for a visit. We grew up mid-westerners but have family in California so always came for trips never realizing we'd live here later in life. We love this community, the ocean and enjoy the artistic and relaxed atmosphere Santa Cruz and Capitola have to offer. We want to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable but not so cost prohibitive as other places are near the beach. We use our home away from home as a place to come when we need a respite from our work in France and that's exactly what it is.

Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr purchased this Mobile Home in 2008

Why Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr chose Santa Cruz

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Our home is on a main thoroughfare with easy access within a couple of miles to the freeway or .4 mi. right to the Pleasure Point beach for surfers. It's 1.4 mi. to Capitola beach. And only 1.4 mi. down the street & around to Twin Lakes beach Keep going around the bend towards the Boardwalk 3.7 mi. You can't beat it! The redwoods are 20 min. away and Monterey and Carmel just south of us. The ocean is calling.

What makes this Mobile Home unique

This area of the country has awesome weather. It rarely gets hot or extremely cold. It cools down in the evenings and doesn't require air conditioning. We have a nice furnace (8/15) if things get too chilly for you. Open the windows during the day and get a breeze and, if you wish, close them up at night. It usually gets cool. 70s, perfect weather in the summers and cooler 50s & 60s in the winters with cooler weather in the mornings and evenings. Don't forget to bring layers of clothing and jackets/scarves. Mornings are usually cool in the summer too. Why go to a motel when you can stay in a home that offers so much more! 2 bedrooms, washer and dryer!, full kitchen with lots of amenities, dishes and cookware - spices, coffee and tea. The water pressure from the shower is so incredible. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash in a convenient dispenser inside the shower. Hair Dryer & curling iron available. You won't find all those amenities in most vacation rentals. Step outside in the backyard and enjoy the grill, sit out with friends in our cozy backyard hideaway. There's plenty of space for your family. We have a DVD Blue-ray and also videos, DVDs and books for your family's pleasures for a relaxing day or evening. Have a baby? There is a Pak n Play you can use for sleeping or baby hang time. We are in a wonderful surfing area! .4 of a mile no matter what time of year the surfers are here. And close to 2 great swimming beachs. We love walking to shop and eat plus go to the nearby Dunlap's donut shop to buy apple fritters. It's a guilty pleasure. Right near by is a lovely restaurant, The Chop House. Wonderful food and other restaurants within walking distance. Or hop in the car to Ocean St. for an ice cream at Marianne's, a local hot spot. One can walk down the street to the beautifully designed Santa Cruz Library. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a short drive, bike ride or a longer walk. We have a lovely book in the home that has more detail


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • The main bedroom has a Queen size Bed. There is a large dresser, two side tables with lamps, a desk for working, a vanity area with a large mirror, a printer to help you if you work while you travel, a large closet and a Pak n Play for a baby which can fit in the vanity area. There is a book shelf with lots of books of all kinds for your enjoyment. The other bedroom has 2 Twin beds, large closet, book shelf with childrens books and a small chest of drawers between the two beds. The couch in the living room opens up to a queen size bed.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • We have a nice shower with a tub. The water pressure is great, large mirror, a dispenser in the shower that holds shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We include a hair dryer and a curling iron. One less thing to bring. There is a bathroom scale for those who like to check once in a while. There are plenty of supplies for your stay.

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              .4 mi walk to Pleasure Point where the surfers get in and a walk down the stairs to the beach. Fun place!!


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Covered Parking
                      For 1 car. Additional parking on the street near our home.
                    • Living Room
                      Nice sofa, television, EzBoy type chair, Extra seating and end tables
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      And Beach Towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      with detergent
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Regular ground coffee and tea, & Coffee grinder if you choose to bring your own beans.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          for at least 6 people and then some. We supply the dishwashing liquid and hand soap and cleaning supplies.
                        • Kitchen
                          fully stocked kitchen and appliances
                        • Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          We have spices for your use. Oil, Pam spray, etc. for your use.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table folds out a little larger to accommodate when you have more people. Games in the dining area drawers, Electric grill in dining cabinets underneath
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  A Blu-Ray/DVD is available.
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                  through the television. Listen to Pandora.com and set up your own stations if you like or listen to the ones we have already set up.
                                • Television
                                  Netflix and Hulu Plus is available to watch movies and TV shows at no extra charge. It's hooked up to the internet in the home and the instructions are easy to follow. Pandora radio comes through TV.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      deck/porch in front and back.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      in the back yard.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      propane with cover. If propane is empty then it is up to the guest to purchase another.


                                        • limited accessibility
                                          There are grab bars in the shower for a little extra help. We do not have a ramp or a lift.


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Furnace for year round comfort. There is no air conditioning because rarely is there ever any need. It is cool in the mornings and evenings requiring a jacket or layers most days. There are plenty of windows that can be opened to get a breeze. Central coast California weather is wonderful for people with allergies. We have those who come with allergies and have no problems while staying here. Housekeeping is done after your stay is completed. There is no housekeeping during your stay. If a guest is staying over a Sunday night we ask that the trash be set out by the road for an 8am Monday morning pick up.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              38 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Good location, great price!

                                                              John K.

                                                              My husband and I and my sister-in-law stayed here for a family reunion which was held on 26th Ave. It was close and convenient to the rest of the family, and near beaches and restaurants so it worked out well. We had a few little glitches at the property, but the problems were taken care of promptly after phoning the caretaker of the property. We all found the property to be clean and stocked with all we needed. The only complaint we had was the area was very noisy at night ... but the property is located near a very busy street so it certainly has nothing to do with the property or owners. All in all, it met our needs in Santa Cruz !

                                                              Thankful Thanksgiving Trip

                                                              Kathleen O.

                                                              My two daughters and I spent a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at this sweet place. My oldest daughter lives in Soquel so we had a guide for all the wonderful beaches and restaurants. We prepared a full Thanksgiving dinner in the adorable kitchen and enjoyed our time so much. Perfect accommodations for our family...........daughters had a room to share and I had a big bed. Loved the vanity area off the bathroom!! Great location for any event........went to a Santa Cruz Warrior game and made it in minutes...........hour drive to Monterey/Carmel area............walking distance to Pleasure Point to watch surfers or amazing sunrise/sunsets. Great place, great trip!! We use VRBO for all our travel, will certainly try and stay here again.

                                                              We would definitely stay here again!

                                                              Donna H.

                                                              Clean, comfortable and a great location. Everything we needed was provided and we really enjoyed our stay. Far better than staying at a hotel!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Donna ! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our place by the sea. We hope you will return.

                                                              Priced right and close to everything

                                                              Ethan A.Denver

                                                              Comfy and convenient, priced right and within 15minutes of all things Santa Cruz. We will stay here again when we're in Santa Cruz next time.


                                                              Colleen B.

                                                              It was the perfect vacation spot in Santa Cruz. Just like the pictures, close to everything. Easy check in and check out. There was enough room for 5 women. It was perfect for us. I would definitely stay again.

                                                              Great location; cozy spot

                                                              Raymond C.

                                                              We're just back from a wonderful long weekend. Carol could not have been more responsive in her emails or attentive to our having a great stay. The mobile home was very comfortable and made a perfect vacation spot for our family of four. The location is fantastic. It's a very short walk to wonderful shops and restaurants along Portola and on 41st Avenue. It's just a few minutes drive to markets--Lucky on one side, which worked great for us, and Whole Foods on the other--a little farther up 41st Avenue. And it's about a ten minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. We went into downtown Santa Cruz for a concert at the Civic Center, and that was a very easy 15 minute drive, with easy street parting a block from the venue. A Netflix movie was our entertainment another night, and we really appreciated having such easy access to it. All in all a great place to stay!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Raymond! We appreciate you and so glad you had a great time! We hope you will get to stay again. Have a great rest of your summer.


                                                              Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                              The Santa Cruz area is a great place to visit no matter what you enjoy doing. Location Location Location. We have a great one! The beaches are beautiful, and it's fun to go surfing, whale watching or see the seals lounging on top of each other on the Santa Cruz pier. It's south of San Francisco and north of Monterey and Carmel. Beautiful hills and tall redwoods. Take a train through the redwoods over to the Santa Cruz Amusement Park and Boardwalk on the beach. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is within 30 - 40 min. Santa Cruz is considered one of the best surfing areas in the world. From our place you walk 10 min. or less and you are at the beach. Watch the surfers getting in. Try your own surfing. Even if you don't surf it's fun to watch or you can get lessons. Great shopping and wonderful places to eat if you don't feel like cooking. It's an artist community who are very creative and diverse. There is something for everyone.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              We do NOT do monthly rentals. Tax 11% Cleaning fee - 90.00 (>7 days-120.) Refundable security deposit - $250. 250 deposit.

                                                              38 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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