Pleasure Point Cottage: Surfer's Paradise Near Beach, Off Street Parking, Dog Ok(55 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-30 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Furn Pleasure Point 1 bdrm cottage utilities, TV and WI-Fi included, Dog OK
This attached Pleasure Point Cottage, in the Opal Cliff neighborhood of in Santa Cruz provides an affordable, comfortable, very private retreat. If you want to bring your dog along, we have a great enclosed yard for her/him; and, the neighborhood is dog friendly. As an added bonus, we even provide off street parking!
Pleasure Point Cottage has its own kitchen, equipped with pots, pans, dishes, coffee pot, micro wave, gas stove, refrigerator and dining area.
A comfy queen size bed is prepared with fresh linens and is ready for a good night's sleep on the main floor. We also have sleeping mats and extra bedding available if needed.
The bathroom, located in the center of the cottage, has a shower, fresh towels and a hair dryer. Utilities, Wi-Fi and cable TV, water, waste management are provided.
The cottage has its own fenced back yard with a large, private patio, barbeque and picnic table. The gardener comes by weekly to maintain the plant life. A shed in the back yard is a good spot for storing your surfboard, bike or extra luggage.
East Cliff Drive, only a block and a half away, is partially blocked off for pedestrians. It’s a great place to: Walk your dog, ride your bike, or sit on the bench and watch the surfers, feel the fresh air, eat your lunch and listen to the crashing waves. The view of Monterey Bay is unforgetable..
Santa Cruz has 29 miles of sand and surf and a very mild climate all year round. Driving south of Pleasure Point, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach. Driving North of Pleasure Point, check out the Santa Cruz Harbor; discover Light House Field State Beach (good surfing and great place to walk dogs).
Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its tide-pooling and famous natural rock bridge, feels secluded but is easily accessible from the road. This state park is a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary for as many as 100,000 butterflies that are drawn to the mild ocean air and eucalyptus grove in the winter months.
Further north are: Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue.
The county is also blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This is a trip through the redwoods and back. Check the schedule before you go. If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Henry Cowell Redwood Forest and State Park is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter (catch and release).
Golfers claim that the nearby Pasatiempo Golf course, a Alister McKenzie design, is as good as you can get for public (semipro) golf. Golf Week rates it #3 in California.
If you have a loved one that is college bound, be sure to check out the UCSC Campus. Also, visit The Seymour Marine Discovery Center. It’s a part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of the University of California, located about 3.5 miles from Pleasure Point Cottage. For a wonderful day adventure, drive a little further to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s well worth your time.
You may take your pick of up to forty-five different Santa Cruz wineries. Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadow Brook Restaurant features 2 to 4 wines from local wineries in a spectacular river front setting. Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner is held at Bonny Doon Vineyard every Thursday where you can glimpse into the winery & cellar. Barrel tasting is followed by a hosted three-course family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard.
The pier at the Boardwalk is one favorite places to enjoy breakfast or toast the sunset. The Shadow Brook Restaurant in nearby Capitola is another of our favorite places for a special dining experience. Fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location add much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge to enjoy live guitar music and happy hour.
If you are interested in reserving Pleasure Point Cottage, click on the yellow 'Book It' button. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group. Get an instant quote. Review the terms of the rental agreement, look for the little box and blue print at the bottom of that section. You may proceed with an on-line reservation, or send inquiries to the owner. Lorraine or Chris will respond within twelve hours. For technical assistance with the reservation call 1 877-228-3145.
Keywords: Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz. Opal Cliff, Pleasure Point, sleeps 2 to 4, beach cottage, off-street parking, affordable rates, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, fenced yard, short walk to beach, not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Old Capitola Village, Henry Cowell State Park, Pasatiempo Golf Course, University of California at Santa Cruz, dog welcome.
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Member since: 2007
- 460 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- 1 queen size bed, plus large leather sofa.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 19 - Jun 14, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Housekeeping Fee $80 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Tax Rate 11%
A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. Personal checks mailed to the owner lat least 35 days prior to occupancy, are preferred for the balance due. Additional fees may be incurred for large credit card and/or International transactions. In cases of necessity, the check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted one time. The Deposit is refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the cottage is returned in good condition. The deposit is forfeited if the reservation is canceled.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Pleasure Point is one of the best surfing spots on the West Coast. Santa Cruz is the home of the Beach Board Walk (amusement park). Try kyaking in the Moss Landing slough to observe wild life. Drive the coastal route between Camel-by-the-Sea and San Francisco.
Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches to explore: Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the Santa Cruz Wharf.
Driving south from Pleasure Point Cottage, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance ).
Driving North look for the Santa Cruz Harbor (great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and evening entertainment); discover Light House Field State Beach ( good surfing and great place to walk dogs), Natural Bridges (observe Monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional). Come and discover how many beaches you can find to leave your foot prints in the sand!
If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Visit the UCSC Campus, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or play a round of golf. Drive up the coast to San Francisco, and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Create an experience you'll never forget!
Year Purchased: 1979
About the owner: After teaching for thirty-four years and maintaining cars, airplanes and properties for even longer, we have become 'snow birds'. Creating 'home' along the west coast has been a life long passion. This Pleasure Point Cottage is one of our favorites. It's a place we enjoy coming to for sheer relaxation: The mild climate, the fresh air, the pounding surf, fine food,long leisurely walks, and beautiful scenery.
Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
We love the ambience, especially the fresh ocean air and natural beauty of Monterey Bay with its powerful surge of ocean waves on the beach. There is a wealth of outdoor activities here, and access to San Francisco peninsula is easy from the Santa Cruz area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Where else in the world can you, walk out your front door and down the street a couple of blocks to go surfing, comfortably stroll so many beaches, walk the dog through the Light House Field or along the marshes, go deep sea fishing or sailing, go hiking or ride horseback through the nearby redwood forests; or go kayaking in the Elk Horn Slough? A continuing favorite is to watch the otters, birds and sea lions play in the estuary while enjoying a fine fish dinner at Moss Landing as the sun sets.
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Surfing school close by
Enjoy nearby deli.
. . . including a cozy dining area.
with queen size bed.
A barbeque and picnic table are provided.
The storage shed is a convenient, safe place to store surf boards & bikes, etc.
Check out the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, less than 2 miles from our front door.
Pleasure Point, near Santa Cruz on Monterey Bay, is a living sanctuary.
Natural Bridges State Park about three miles from cottage.
Close to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
Wharf is a great place to observe seals and enjoy a wonderful meal.
Give it a try or just watch.
Prepare your meals in a clean, well organized kitchen with all the basics.
The living area is very comfortable seating area & TV.
Bedoom & living area opens into a fenced back yard.
The cottage has off-street parking, plus a fence for dog in a great location.
Easy access to beaches.
The world is full of possibilities: Fishing, dining, exploring beaches & forest
Pleasure Point is one of the best surfing destinations on the West Coast.
The cottage is in Santa Cruz on the CA coast between SanFrancisco & Carmel
Land here, you'll love it!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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