It's Beautiful Out - Contact Us! 10% Off! Walk to Surfing/Swimming

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

See our Facebook page called Portola Paradise where we discuss many things regarding your reservation. Let us give you a quote. You'll be happy. 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. 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 our nearby beach. You can walk to and swim at the surfing beach down below the cliff .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 some of our great family movies 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 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 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 960 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: Right down our street is only a few minute walk to a wonderful Santa Cruz beach. Great restaurants within walking distance. We are located near Capitola. Our home is at one of the entrances to the park for easy access. Covered parking for one vehicle. Street parking is also available. 2 bedrooms - One queen size and 2 twins, nice living room with queen size sofa bed , DVDs and Videos, cable and wi-fi, full kitchen and laundry. Nice hot shower or bath. Every thing neat and clean. Nice little alcove/yard out back with a propane grill. There are no open fires allowed. Ivy over the wall and a place to relax after a day at the beach, shopping and eating out. Capitola beach or in Santa Cruz is a great place to be where a trip to the redwoods and Santa Cruz wharf and Boardwalk are a must. We are a 12 min. ride to the Boardwalk. 19 min. drive to the UCSC.

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Property Type

  • Mobile Home
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is the Park policy....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    A Blu-Ray/DVD is available. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo:

    through the television. Listen to and set up your own stations if you like or listen to the ones we have already set up....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

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!! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • 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...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    For 1 car. Additional parking on the street near our home....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Nice sofa, television, EzBoy type chair, Extra seating and end tables...moreless

  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular ground coffee and tea, & Coffee grinder if you choose to bring your own beans....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    for at least 6 people and then some. We supply the dishwashing liquid and hand soap and cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked kitchen and appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices for your use. Oil, Pam spray, etc. for your use....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    deck/porch in front and back....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane with cover. If propane is empty then it is up to the guest to purchase another....moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee for 2 - 7 day stay $90
  • Tax Rate 11%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pasatiempo-6.9,Seascape-Aptos-6.9,Pebble Beach-43m
1.9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chop House, Steak, Chinese, BBQ, Süda by walking
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Walk to Pleasure Point, 1.4 to Capitola/Twin Lakes

Car: Recommended

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Mobile Home:
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

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Speaks: english, french, Debutantes en français, Courriel est bon (Carol)



  • Twin Lakes Beach nearby.

    Twin Lakes Beach nearby.

  • Space under the carport for one car plus street parking.

    Space under the carport for one car plus street parking.

  • back yard small porch entryway to ivy enclosed yard with grill

    back yard small porch entryway to ivy enclosed yard with grill

  • Sit and relax.

    Sit and relax.

  • Desk available for your use.

    Desk available for your use.

  • Full Kitchen. Dishware/cookware/appliances/cleaning/supplies/spices/coffee/tea

    Full Kitchen. Dishware/cookware/appliances/cleaning/supplies/spices/coffee/tea

  • new antique chairs - More chairs in other part of house.

    new antique chairs - More chairs in other part of house.

  • Bookcases in both bedrooms.

    Bookcases in both bedrooms.

  • new faucet. :0)

    new faucet. :0)

  • Bathroom towels. Enough for 6 people and 6 beach towels. (2 showing)

    Bathroom towels. Enough for 6 people and 6 beach towels. (2 showing)

  • Curtain close-up in Twin room.

    Curtain close-up in Twin room.

  • Easy access to the street.

    Easy access to the street.

  • Front door. We put a vertical garden on the wall.

    Front door. We put a vertical garden on the wall.

  • A view from our back yard.

    A view from our back yard.

  • View of the park from our house.

    View of the park from our house.

  • Living room. Dining room/kitchen is to the left.

    Living room. Dining room/kitchen is to the left.

  • Video and DVD library.

    Video and DVD library.

  • Charming details.

    Charming details.

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Master Bedrm  vanity/workspace/closet/extra supplies cabinet/extra entry to bath

    Master Bedrm vanity/workspace/closet/extra supplies cabinet/extra entry to bath

  • Shower tub with Shampoo, conditioner and soap dispenser.

    Shower tub with Shampoo, conditioner and soap dispenser.

  • Twin bedroom with surfboards/Woody cars and exotic floral curtains.

    Twin bedroom with surfboards/Woody cars and exotic floral curtains.

  • One of the walls in the Twin bedroom.

    One of the walls in the Twin bedroom.

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Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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