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The cottage is in Santa Cruz on the CA coast between SanFrancisco & Carmel

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Pleasure Point Cottage makes a wonderful home base for exploring the California Coastal area from Carmel-by-the-Sea to San Francisco. Listen the sounds of the pounding waves and the beckoning calls of the wild sea gulls as you watch the Pelicans dive for fish. Immerse yourself in the gentle breezes and smell of the fresh ocean air. Pleasure Point Cottage, on Opal Cliff, between Santa Cruz and Old Capitola is the perfect place to totally relax after a fun filled day of adventure.

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.

The bathroom 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 surf board, 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.

Have you ever been to a Sand Castle Building Contest? Our cottage is in prime location for the festivities. Or, perhaps you'd like to attend the Shakespeare Festival at the UC Campus. How about going to a Friday night free concert on the beach on the summer months? Whatever it may be, we will be sure to provide you with the essentials of home so you can relax and maximize your enjoyment of everything Santa Cruz has to offer!

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 bike, or 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 (semi-pro) 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.

There are plenty of places in Santa Cruz County to end the day with a glass of wine and a fresh plate of seafood. 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.

To reserve Pleasure Point Cottage, please view our calendar of availability; get an instant quote. If the terms pf the rental agreement are acceptable, you can simply 'Book It' on line. (Click the yellow button and the top of this listing to get started.) If you have any questions, would like assistance, send a message to Lorraine, owner. For technical assistance at VRBO/Home Away call 1 877-228-3145.

Key words: Pleasure Point vacation rental, flexible terms, off street parking, prime location in Santa Cruz, on Monterey Bay, between the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk and Old Capitola Village. Closest airport: Norm Minetta International in San Jose, CA., fenced yard, barbeque, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, utilities included, completely furnished, surfing, off street parking. Near beach, dog friendly. Natural Bridges State Park. Henry Cowell State Park


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 460 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary occupants must be at least 21 years of age. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dog is welcome....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • 1 queen size bed, plus large leather sofa.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two blocks from the beach. Storage space for bikes and surf boards. Fenced yard for your dog. Off street parking....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Access to laundry room which is shared ith two other cottages....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    Park off-street, on stamped concrete driveway, directly in front of the cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Access to laundry room which is shared with two other cottages....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Includes dishes and cookware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $50
  • One-time Housekeeping $125

Notes:

A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. Personal checks mailed to the owner lat least 60 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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Location

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    "Wonderful amusement park, right on the beach. Don't miss the evening concerts on the beach ..."

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  • Natural Bridges State Beach

    "Temporary home of the Monarch Butterflies during the winter months. "

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  • Mystery Spot

  • Steamer Lane

    "Terrific surfing . . . fun to watch."

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  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

    "Check out the campus"

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  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

    "Hike, bike or ride through fifteen mile of beautiful, old growth redwood forest. Check out..."

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  • Shadowbrook

    "Walk a meandering path or ride a cable car down to the restaurant to enjoy old world charm a..."

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  • Lighthouse Point Park

    "Beautiful views. Walk your dog in the Light House field across the road from the Light Hou..."

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  • The Giant Dipper

    "Brave kids love the thrill."

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  • Santa Cruz Harbor

    "Great food and evening entertainment at the Crows Nest. Try breakfast out on the deck of A..."

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  • Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria

    "Excellent food. Eat there or order for "take out". "

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  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

    "Check out the campus"

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  • Monarch Butterfly Trail

  • Wilder Ranch State Park

    "A good walk with gorgeous views of the ocean and coastline."

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  • Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

    "Good food, beautiful views. Observe the sea lions. Close to Boardwalk Amusement Park"

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  • Crow's Nest Restaurant

    "Great food and entertainment. Watch boats enter and leave the harbor. Enjoy concerts on the ..."

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  • Santa cruz surfing Museum

    "Enjoy the museum and if you have a dog, be sure to have a sniff around in the field across t..."

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  • Capitola Wharf

    "Good place for brunch or dinner. Beautiful views. Build sand castles on the beach nearby. ..."

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  • Moran Lake Beach

    "Enjoy a walk, have picnic, build a sand castle or a bonfire on the beach; or, walk your dog ..."

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  • O'Neill Surf Shop

    "For your surfing needs"

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  • University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

    "Check out the campus"

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  • Aldo's Restaurant

    "You will love watching the boats come and go as you have breakfast or lunch on the deck outd..."

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pasatiempo Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Point Market and Cafe
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pleasure Point

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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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  • The  cottage is in Santa Cruz on the CA coast between SanFrancisco & Carmel

    The cottage is in Santa Cruz on the CA coast between SanFrancisco & Carmel

  • Prepare your meals in a clean, well organized kitchen with all the basics.

    Prepare your meals in a clean, well organized kitchen with all the basics.

  • The living area is very comfortable seating area & TV.

    The living area is very comfortable seating area & TV.

  • A barbeque and picnic table are provided.

    A barbeque and picnic table are provided.

  • The storage shed is a convenient, safe place to store surf boards & bikes, etc.

    The storage shed is a convenient, safe place to store surf boards & bikes, etc.

  • Easy access to beaches.

    Easy access to beaches.

  • Surfing school close by

    Surfing school close by

  • Give it a try or just watch.

    Give it a try or just watch.

  • Close to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

    Close to Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

  • Wharf is a great place to observe seals and enjoy a wonderful meal.

    Wharf is a great place to observe seals and enjoy a wonderful meal.

  • Natural Bridges State Park about three miles from cottage.

    Natural Bridges State Park about three miles from cottage.

  • The cottage has off-street parking,   plus a  fence for dog in a great location.

    The cottage has off-street parking, plus a fence for dog in a great location.

  • . . . including  a cozy dining area.

    . . . including a cozy dining area.

  • with queen size bed.

    with queen size bed.

  • Bedoom & living area opens into a fenced back yard.

    Bedoom & living area opens into a fenced back yard.

  • Enjoy nearby deli.

    Enjoy nearby deli.

  • Pleasure Point is one of the best surfing destinations on the West Coast.

    Pleasure Point is one of the best surfing destinations on the West Coast.

  • Pleasure Point, near Santa Cruz on Monterey Bay, is a living sanctuary.

    Pleasure Point, near Santa Cruz on Monterey Bay, is a living sanctuary.

  • Land here, you'll love it!

    Land here, you'll love it!

  • The world is full of possibilities: Fishing, dining, exploring  beaches & forest

    The world is full of possibilities: Fishing, dining, exploring beaches & forest

  • Check out the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, less than 2 miles from our front door.

    Check out the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, less than 2 miles from our front door.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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