Bright and Colorful - Short Walk to the Best Beaches in Town!(66 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
These are the nicest, warmest beaches in Monterey Bay, with perfect sand, great boogie boarding, and fire pits for nighttime gatherings. Near the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the famous Crow’s Nest and Aldo’s restaurants, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards or relax and watch the sailboat races on Wednesday afternoons.
The smoke-free, family friendly, house is fully furnished in seaside décor with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee and catch some rays up on the sunny second story deck. Unwind in the evening sitting on the large sofa in front of the big-screen TV and the cozy gas fireplace. Plug in your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes or connect to the web with high-speed Wi-Fi.
Sleep in comfort in the serene downstairs bedroom, decorated in peaceful décor, with a luxurious queen bed and flat screen TV. The upstairs bedroom has a full size bed, a private bathroom and access to the wraparound deck. The kids will love the third bedroom that includes bunk beds (with a trundle and small seats that fold out into sleeping pads), another big flat screen TV, and a Wii video game system.
The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, gas stove, French door refrigerator and dishwasher. Plates, glasses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. There is a separate laundry room with front loading washer and dryer.
Guests will also enjoy the large, private backyard with room for the kids to run or play on the play structure with swings. You will love relaxing on the hammock under the palm trees and the large patio with the gas grill. No need to pack sand buckets, shovels, boogie boards or beach umbrella as we provide all of that for you, including a few small wetsuits. There is even a wagon to help you bring all of your stuff to the beach.
Just a 5 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes to the adorable beach town of Capitola. There are also plenty of local surf spots.
This is a great home for families in a residential neighborhood. It is not a party house.
Our location is just 45 minutes from Carmel and Monterey, 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco Airport.
This house is completely non-smoking.
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Member since: 2012
- 1320 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- iPod/iPhone Dock, Surround Sound System, Flat Panel TVs, Netflix / Pandora available on home theater system, extra floor cushions. Nintendo Wii, Pull-Out Trundle, Kid's Convertable Sofa. Hammock, Cold-water outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys and a wagon. Simpkins Family Swim Center is less than a mile away - $6 per day....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 10, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $125
- Tax Rate 11%
*3 night minimum stay required at these rates. 2-Night stays will be considered during Off-Peak at a rate of $450 for 2 nights and $500 for Spring and Fall. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.
Peak Season (Standard) Rates include weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day holiday weekends.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are a family of four who live just over the hill in San Jose. We love our local community and love spending time together as a family. Owning a home here has always been our dream and we feel so lucky that it is now a reality.
Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
We love Santa Cruz and since it is so close, we have been vacationing here for years. The weather here is just amazing. This place has something for all of us. Mom loves to relax on the beach reading a book. Dad and the boys spend hours upon hours in the water boogie boarding or body surfing. We enjoy fishing and kayaking out of the harbor. And we love checking out all of the great restaurants in the area. The boys are on a quest to find the perfect bacon for breakfast and the best calamari in the land! We also love that we always seem to have friends in the area who can stop by. Having the year-round attraction of the Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby provides more fun.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
As soon as we step inside this home, all of our stress is released. We have strived to make it feel comfortable, peaceful and a little whimsical. It only takes about 7 minutes to walk down to the sand.
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Oh so cute! Parking for two cars in the driveway.
Plenty of room for everyone in the large, open living area
Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and the morning paper at the breakfast bar
View from french doors into the dining and living area
Upstairs bedroom w/ full size bed and private bath. Opens to the wraparound deck
Small redwood deck outside the dining area with bistro table
Relax on the hammock while the kids enjoy the play structure!
December sunset at 14th Avenue beach
About a 7-8 minute walk to the great beach right at the end of the street!
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Relax in the bright, colorful living room with large sectional sofa
Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! A great place to unwind and relax at the end of the day.
Well appointed kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances
Bedroom 1 with a luxurious queen size bed and serene decor.
Private deck off of the upstairs bedroom. A great place for morning coffee!
Private backyard with redwood deck, gas grill and large patio and grass area
The view from the hammock in the back yard!
A spectacular New Years day at the Yacht Harbor.
Boogie boarding doesn't get any better than this!
Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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