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Ocean front home with direct beach access!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Amazing oceanfront home with ocean views from just about every room and stairs that lead directly from the house to the beach!! A quiet getaway that is perfect for family and friends. 6 adult guests maximum preferred but families of up to 8 including children can be accommodated as we tend to attract residents that are looking for a beachfront home that will satisfy their every whim. We serve both the family vacationer and the longer term corporate resident. Our beautiful home has all the amenities one would need, from the kitchen, stocked with every type of appliance necessary to create that dream meal, to the wireless computer set-up and flat screen TV's in living and bedroom for a finer quality of entertainment . A local landline phone is provided as well. We are one of the few who welcomes your family pet. There is ample space to spread out with separate levels for both privacy and relaxation.

Enjoy sweeping views of The Arroyo Greenbelt and Sunset Beach. Spot seals, dolphins and whales from the homes private decks or relax in the private hot tub. When you're ready to explore the outlying areas for amusement, book a kayaking trip in Moss Landing or head north to a full day at The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or take a trip to Felton's Roaring Camp Railroad. Spend the afternoon browsing in the shops in the quaint Capitola Village. Heading South, explore Downtown Monterey and the Monterey Bay Marine Aquarium. A few miles further places you right in the center of Carmel By The Sea. Whether you choose north or south, a full day of fun, entertainment and relaxation awaits you. A weeks stay will allow you to take in our beautiful Central Coast and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Keywords: 2 Level Home With Amazing Views & Direct Beach Access

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Adi,



We had a wonderful time at your beach house and left you a note (not sure if you got it or not) at the house...

We will definitely return to your lovely home – it was perfect for our family (the spiral staircase was a little tricky though)!
Apr 2012
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Ocean front home with direct beach access!
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 53 reviews
3

Great location amazing views

  • 3 of 5

We just spent 5 days at Dolphin Cottage at sunset state beach. The views are amazing, and the neighborhood is cute centrally located between Monterey California , and Santa Cruz. The house was well stocked, and very clean, and a great hot tub to boot! The house is old and needs some repair, none of the doors stay open without door stops due to the slant of the home. The listing on HomeAway said to bring firewood (booked September 2016) so we did hopping for some great cool evening weather and a nice fire, however the fireplace is a store bought electric insert, and there is no fireplace outdoors which the picture showed I do not have a fireplace at my home and this was a big want on our list so we lost about $35 on all the wood we brought. The walls need some paint and the couches are actually uncomfortable sofa doubles??? (Day beds) The spiral staircase to the bottom floor is horrible, it seemed charming at first but a hassle any other time, you can not go down with any luggage or anything in your hand, you must use the outside gate and go through the bottom floor master. The upstairs shower door is broken and swings if you try and slide it, and the over all decor is very old outdated and feels like an old cabin. The stairs down to the beach are easy, and the beach is absolutely amazing I never encountered more than a few people it's a great beach and very clean. The views are great from the house and the sounds from the waves captivating. The owners need to invest some money and time into fixing it up more it was not cheap ($1800) for 5 days. Some of the reviews I read speak of 5 and up to 8 people there? This would be terrible we were just two and it was fine 4 would be pushing it. Great location amazing beach, the house itself is very small and needs some serious attention (paint, new couches, updated tubs and showers) if you are looking for rustic this is your place, again the views are what you are paying for! In closing your going for the views and beach the house is old, small and needs some work ( PS don't bring any firewood)

DH Santa Barbara, California

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David! I'm so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the Dolphin Cottage. Most of our guests like the charm of it being an older "cottage" style ocean front home. It definitely is not a 5 star modern ocean front hotel, but that isn't what most of our guests are looking for, nor is that how we advertise this home. We try to give a very clear depiction of this home through our pictures and video clip. All of which show the futon couches, the tiled bathrooms, the stairwell, etc. I would definitely encourage a guest to look at those before booking any property. In regards to the space, I myself have visited the Dolphin Cottage several times with my parents, husband, and our two children. We fit quite well into the space. We have also visited with another family of 4, and again no issues on space. In fact we like that this home brings us close together on vacation, rather than it being sprawling and having the kids disappear into another room for hours at a time. I understand that you may be accustomed to different styles and/or bigger spaces, but the majority of our guests love that the space in this home brings their groups of family and friends closer together for their special getaway. In regards to repairs, we have a maintenance person who is regularly taking care of needs at the home. For example, the exterior of the home was recently repainted, brand new patio furniture was purchased in the last two months, and items like towels, sheets, and the futon slipcovers are replaced regularly. If a guests notifies us of a specific issue, we address it immediately. In regards to the firewood, I reviewed our listing to see where it suggests bringing firewood, as I don't want to create confusion to our guests, but I can not see that stated anywhere. In fact, the owner has always provided a starter log and firewood in the past, before he upgraded to an electric insert. We previously had a fire pit on the wood patio, but concerned neighbors asked that we remove it because they were concerned about it being a considerable fire hazard. Again, I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this charming home. It sounds like it wasn't a good fit for you. I am glad to hear that you did at least enjoy the views and the beach, and I hope that those will be great memories of your stay! Best wishes!
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5

Great ocean views and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Great trip for our little family. The best ocean view house I've ever stayed at. Simple cute home and had everything we needed. Best beach to take long walks on and we even took our stroller one night when the tide was lower.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Stay at the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family, along with some friends, had the chance to spend 3 nights at this property and it was amazing. Great views, so close to the beach. Plenty of room for 3 adults and 6 kids and a very happy Golden Retriever. The beach is huge and you feel like you have it all to yourself. We all loved the hot tub. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and the handful of neighbors I came across were all very friendly. It was a very easy drive up to Capitola where we spent a fun beach day and found a fantastic ice cream shop. Tons of sea shells to 'collect' and we saw several dolphins off shore. I would highly recommend this stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We needed the perfect getaway and found it

  • 5 of 5

We spend one night in this beautiful property that has direct beach access and is tucked away in a private residential area behind a ranger-patrolled state beach.

While the beach is accessible to the public, people not from the area rarely do. They use the public access from the state beach, making this an amazingly secluded experience. I slept with the windows open, enjoying the waves and woke up to a huge migration of whales that you could see dancing all over the Monterrey Bay.

We are city people and really needed time off just like this – cooked at the house, went running on the beach and played board games at night. The deck is stunning with sweeping views of the whole bay and this is where I spent most of my day reading while the rest of the group discovered an apparently amazing fish restaurant in Moss Landing which I missed out on being lazy. Oh well!

We'll be back for sure. What a happy place!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great views, hot tub

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 (two teens) enjoyed the beach house. The views were great, although it is chilly on the deck. The house was clean. It is an odd layout with the tiny spiral staircase and outside access through the master, but that only added to the charm. We appreciated the keyless entry, hot tub on the deck, games, washer/dryer, huge beach towels, boogie boards, and beach access. The steps to the beach are intense. We are quite fit and while we didn’t need to pause on the way back up, we were huffing and puffing. It was worth it though for the nearly secluded beach! The water is chilly, but that didn’t stop the kids from boogie boarding- better waves than we had in the Gulf. There are not many houses right on the beach, so if you want a view (and ocean sounds from the master!) this is a good one. It is 10 minutes from town with everything you might need. One added bonus- you will pass many strawberry fields. Now when we buy strawberries we notice they say from Watsonville, CA.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views views views!!!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay. Couldn't be more happy. Quiet and friendly neighborhood. You would never guess there was any neighbor around you. Just walk in and felt like I was on a island by myself. Never heard any outside noise. Loved that you could drive a minute down the street to fresh strawberries. Best I've ever had!! The stairs down to beach aren't to terribly long, but coming back up was a great workout. My mother is in her 60s and did really well with stairs and I think we visited the beach at least once a day. Everyone seemed really friendly in the area, including the local fisherman every morning down on beach. Shopping and grocery stores only 5 to 10 minutes away. Great management, she answered and returned every single one of our phone calls, plus answered all our questions. All instructions are clear when you first walk in on how to manage the house. There's everything you would need in a kitchen. Dishwasher doesn't work well, we hand washed most. Washer and dryer available. Bedding and sheets are very clean. Only used the hot tub once but was wonderful. Does get pretty chilly at nights and we are from colorado. Thanks for the stay and wonderful communication.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Watsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
High Season
Mar 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee (minimum) $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Amenities

Watsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Downstairs Full Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Level: Full Bathroom
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs with ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Downstairs bedroom: full bed; 2 built in twin bunk beds
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single , Located at main level with ocean views
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is one queen sized bed, one double, 2 singles, plus 2 futon sofa sleepers. Flat screen TV in both living room and downstairs master bedroom, bathrooms on both levels, viewdecks on both levels. Private stairs to the beach

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