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Romantic Retreat. Soak in the hot tub or lie on loft bed; listen to the surf.

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Romantic Retreat: This fantastically located, atmospheric guest house was custom designed by the owner. This intimate home is ideal for two and perhaps a well behaved canine! Take a hop and a skip down the street to the cliffs of Pleasure Point, where you can surf yourself or view the surfers down below while you walk. After your stroll, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower before you soak in the bubbling cedar wood hot tub. Enjoy the privacy, the curling leaves of the pepper tree, and the lovely music of the wind chimes. Swing in a hammock as you cool off. There is a small hot tub deck and a small outdoor area in front of the house near the garden with bubbling fountain.

The bungalow boasts Spanish tile floors, a romantic sleeping loft with sky lights, a custom built desk and bookshelf, atmospheric lighting on dimmers, many books of poetry and about spirituality. The feeling of the house is peaceful and the neighborhood quiet. We have several DVDs, many of them romantic comedies, as well as instant Netflicks. We also provide Direct tv so that you can watch your favorite channels.

You can walk to nearby 41st Ave. to great cafes and restaurants, or drive to picturesque Capitola Village for unique stores and boutiques.

The house and location are great for people wanting a peaceful atmosphere. Great feeling house for reading, meditating, writing and contemplation, or spending quality time with that special someone. It is wonderful to walk out the door and be able to stroll along the beach during minus tide times, or to explore beaches nearby. It is a short drive to picturesque Capitola Village, and Santa Cruz has great hiking trails as well as even more awesome beaches.

Keywords: Romantic Retreat, cottage for two, pets considered, beach house, private, hot tub, hammock, fenced in back yard, pet friendly, gardens, fountain, free internet, sleeping loft, skylights, outdoor shower,

private parking, furnished, indoor shower, ambient, artistic, well lit, atmospheric lighting.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Sita

My husband and I are retired psychotherapists and I am a yoga teacher. We love traveling around the Pacific Northwest in our van. We also love nature, hiking and our doggies. We are interested in spirituality and meditation. Our home is very conducive to meditation. Our gardens are beautiful, and we love our cedar hot tub. Our little loft is cozy and romantic and we can hear the ocean. We also love that we can walk to the beach, and to restaurants and cafes.

Sita purchased this bungalow in 1996

Why Sita chose Central Coast

We love Santa Cruz, the ocean and beaches, the small town feel and the friendliness! We also love the health oriented restaurants, the accessibility of great hiking and yoga classes. We especially love this neighborhood because we can walk to the beach and to cafes and restaurants.

What makes this bungalow unique

15 Minute drive to Downtown Santa Cruz, 10 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A fifteen minute drive to Nicene Marks State Park for wonderful hiking. And walking distance to the beach. It's at the corner and you can walk along it during low tides. There is also a market cafe just a block and a half away where you can get your food and sit overlooking the ocean to eat it.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Romantic Retreat. Soak in the hot tub or lie on loft bed; listen to the surf.
average rating of 4.5277777 based on 36 reviews

Perfect stay at Sita's Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than the sound of the ocean putting you to sleep! This perfect little bungalow has a very well equipped kitchen, a lovely tiled bathroom and one of the most comfortable beds ever! The upstairs loft is so cozy and comfortable. I loved having coffee in the beautiful garden and thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub an outdoor shower. Treat yourself to Sita's Bungalow, you will be so happy you did!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed all those things!
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Adorable beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Tom and Sita, were very welcoming and made sure we knew the features of the property and what was around us. It's an adorable property in a great location, and the hot tub is a great bonus. I highly recommend this property, and we hope to make it back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you guys. And if you ever need a review of Beans, he gets five stars, too, for being such an adorable canine. Glad you enjoyed the house, hot tub, and location and hope you will come back soon. Sita and Tom
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Great and personal space for a surf retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying with Tom and Sita was a pleasure and a treat! They are warm, caring, and delightful folks who were welcoming and considerate through my stay. The little bungalow has the positive feel and easy function of a place that has been lived in - and that is because it has. Tom and Sita used to stay there and Tom built much of the furniture and structure of the house. So it all works well. The hot tub is a delight. The outdoor shower is great for surfers. The location is ideal. The skylights open allowing you to hear the ocean at night. The items in the kitchen work well and are high quality, laid out in a sensible way. It all just works. If you enjoy living in a small and pleasant space near the sea, you'll love this. And if you need a base for a little retreat or to go to the ocean, it's for you as well. I used it to surf once a day while working the rest of my hours and it served me well.

Thanks, Tom and Sita!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Sita's space is a lovely separated guest house from the main home, with its own private hot tub, hammock, garden and car port. It's only a few steps to the beach and maybe a 5-10 minute walk to the main road where you can find food and shops. I had a wonderfully relaxing stay here and Sita and her husband where fantastic hosts. Sita was attentive to our needs, but respectful of our space and privacy. Would love to stay here again as soon as I can, and I would highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and Sophia, David. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Cozy Romantic Retreat at Pleasure Point

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we enjoyed this cozy little retreat in a great location for walking and viewing the many wonders of the most magnificent surfing area within a few blocks. The hot tub is a wonderful way to relax before climbing into a cozy loft for a great nights's small but more than worth the price!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you back, Susan and Scott!
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Not that romantic !!!

  • 2 of 5

The positives were that the owners were very nice , the hot tub was great and the shower had a lot of pressure, the negative is the loft was very tiny you had to crawl over the other person to get in and out, the mattress was VERY uncomfortable , there wasn't a couch to sit on down stairs only 2 hard chairs for the little table, I would not recommend this house, we have stayed at many VRBO properties and this is the first time that we have been extremely disappointed . There were also cob web's in the loft and in the shower and what looked like black mold in the shower, it would have been nice to have a microwave in the kitchen but it did not. This was far from being romantic !!!

Nov. 2016 The Bono's

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tonya and Jerry, I am really sorry that Romantic Retreat did not work out for you. Thanks for letting us know about the housekeeping issues. Our cleaner is great and will want to know this.. Unfortunately you weren't able to enjoy sitting in the garden patio/fountain area because of the bad weather. Also sorry you didn't find the bed comfy. It's from European Sleepworks and most guests have loved it, but I know people have differences. Glad you enjoyed the hot tub and hope you enjoyed hearing the sound of the surf through the skylights at night. Best, Sita
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose, CA.
Car: recommended

World renowned surf spot. Wonderful outdoor shower. Hear the surf from the hot tub or loft. Walk to great cafes and restaurants. Just a block and a half to the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.0%

Prices do not include a cleaning fee of $90

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
Our house is 350 square feet, with an upstairs sleeping loft. It is very romantic and cozy, suitable for a romantic retreat for two or a place to meditate, read, write and have quiet time.

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