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Santa Cruz Ocean Front, like a Boutique Hotel,Spectacular Views 404053

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedrm,3 baths VRBO w fabulous ocean & bch views includes separate guest house

Property Description : Magical Oasis VRBO 404053 boasts exceptional views and is a great home for the discerning guest. Located on scenic West Cliff Drive, it over looks the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf. It is perfect for multi-generational gatherings, romantic get aways and those in pursuit of their passions.

A detached, separate guest cottage, with full kitchen, provides privacy for in-laws or another couple. Magical Oasis is a beautiful Spanish style house, decorated, and thoughtfully appointed by KToole Designs with a eco-friendly goal.

At Magical Oasis, we pride ourselves in helping guest create very special experiences. Guest are greeted with fresh flowers, complimentary local wines from MJA vintners, delicious Donnelley's chocolates and artisan soaps and lotions from Fish Princess Farms. Currently, local artist, Barbara Bailey-Porter's original plein air paintings of Santa Cruz, grace the walls as part of Magical Oasis's guest artist series.

Magical Oasis is a Spanish styled house that was designed to capture the views from every room. It is tastefully appointed with antiques and comfortable fine furnishings. A detached private guest cottage with full kitchen is ideal for in laws, another couple or in-house massage.

There are lots of fabulous dinning options in Santa Cruz and we also recommend engaging one of our a personal chefs for a truly memorable dining in experience. The views from Magical Oasis's beautiful dining room is truly magical! For variety, guests can barbecue on the private patio, picnic on the beach, or walk/bike to many nearby restaurants. There are lots of fun beach town venues, (great burgers and artisan pizza), and foodies will love the variety of restaurants offering organic produce and original fare. We are happy to help you choose from over 27 Zagat rated restaurants and enjoy sharing our favorites.

The gourmet or aspiring chef may enjoy trying recipes from several fine cook books such as Tyler Florence's Ultimate, and Julie Rosso's Great Good Food while cooking on the Merritt O'Keefe six burner gas stove. For the coffee aficionado, bring your pods for the new Nespesso machine or walk down to Ideal for a great latte. The West Side is home to the largest New Leaf Market, several vintner tasting rooms, Kelly's French Bakery, Companion Bakers,and El Salchichero.

The world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, SC Wharf, the Light House, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are all just short stolls on the wide newly paved West Cliff promenade. Also with in short walking distance are lots of shops, great restaurants, spas, bike, surf board, and segway rentals. Pedi-taxi's and the Santa Cruz Trolley are also fun ways to get about town.

Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surfing. Mid to advanced level surfers can walk down the steps to the famous Steamer Lane. The novice surfer can hit Cowell’s Cove, try paddle boarding around the Wharf or Kayaking, then relax in Magical Oasis’ hot tub.

Santa Cruz has something for all. Guests can take a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroads, bike on the numerous paths or take a segway along West Cliff, see a Shakespeare Santa Cruz play, visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center or go wine tasting at several West Side vintner tasting rooms.

Golfers, reserve your time on the challenging Alister McKensie designed Pasatiempo Golf Course, or the Delevaga Course ( which also has a challenging ultimate frisbee course). The drive to Pebble Beach and Spy Glass are beautiful and about an hour.

There are pick up beach volley ball games, two newly surfaced tennis courts are not far from the house. Soccer, rock climbing, in door batting cage are just some of the recreational opportunities besides hiking, biking and playing in the surf. After a great day of exploring, guests can engage our in -house masseuse then soak in the large hot tub.

Downtown Santa Cruz has great shopping, spas, yoga classes, restaurants, and that comfortable beach town feel. Magical Oasis is a special vacation home that offers one of the most spectacular, magical views on the West Coast.

Keywords: Santa Cruz, Ocean Front, Beach, West Cliff, spectacular, magical views of the Wharf and Monterey Bay. Beautifully appointed.

West Cliff Views! Surfers Most desirable location in Santa Cruz. Cowell's Beach, Famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, restaurants, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Includes Guest Cottage, family including dogs.

More Details

Karen Toole
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Karen Toole

We love Magical Oasis and enjoy knowing that our guests do too. We want our guest to experience the best of Santa Cruz. The home has been a vacation home in Ed's family for two generation. Karen is active in the arts and loves Santa Cruz.

Karen Toole purchased this house in 1989

Why Karen Toole chose Santa Cruz

The views, views, views..and from every room. Even the cook gets a great view while preparing meals on a wonderful Merritt Okeefe six burner gas range. Private patio with hot tub and separate casita. This is a wonderful, beautifully appointed home.

What makes this house unique

We take pride in making sure every guest feels special. The house is appointed with plush robes as well as bath and body products from Fish Princess Farms. We can customize flowers and chocolates. We will greet you with a bottle of red or white wine, arrange for a chef and a masseuse and are happy to suggest unique outings to complete your memorable Santa Cruz Magical Oasis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, lots of beach and play

We rode bikes in the forest every day

Thank you so much for sharing your home,

We would love to return next time we roam.

The view is spectacular, the dog beach so fun

We had amazing weather, loved playing in the sun

So until next time we bid farewell

But we'll be back soon to ride the next swell.
Oct 2012
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Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • the two bathrooms in the main house have two doors each allowing guest extra privacy when sharing the house. Guest house has its own bathroom and separate shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , The fourth bedroom is a separate suite with complete kitchen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room has a new queen sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom has a queen bed and so does the guest cottage, Double Beds (1) Den has new full sleeper sofa, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The beautiful living room has a full custom sleeper sofa, and wood burning fire place as well as magical night views.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guest cottage with seperate entrance from patio has a queen bed, spacious sitting area, and full kitchen. Great for multi generational family vacations


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Santa Cruz Ocean Front, like a Boutique Hotel,Spectacular Views 404053
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Magical Oasis is a beautiful home in the perfect spot in Santa Cruz. It has incredible views, a great kitchen, hot tub, multiple bathrooms, parking, bikes -really the perfect vacation setup . Very clean and with everything you need. We didn't want to leave and hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with stunning views. Fresh flowers in every room ... such a classy touch!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views, location, clean & comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

This is an Oasis!! spectacular views. We had a total of 8 people including my mother and teenagers. Everyone was comfortable and the house had plenty of room. Fully stocked kitchen. We did have a problem with the coffee maker but Karen had a new one dropped off the same day. Fresh flowers around the house , wine and chocolates are a nice touch. Lots of towels. Home was very clean. We will be back this fall. Thank you Karen.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, you could just sit all day and watch the waves

  • 5 of 5

Magical Oasis is in a great spot on West Cliff, near Steamer Lane. The view out the front windows, which are floor to ceiling, is spectacular. Waves, sea lions, surfers and the sunrise/sunset. We spent most mornings with coffee on the front veranda, and evenings at the dining room table watching the reflected sunset. After that, we jumped in the hot tub! The seaside trail is across the straight, and you can walk for miles next to the waves. Overall, a wonderful place to have the family together and enjoy as much, or little, activity as you want.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis Review

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. It was the perfect fit for our family and various guests that came and went over the holiday weekend. I would definitely (and am already looking at) book this property again. Karen was wonderful, easy to reach if needed and the packet of information that was provided was outstanding. Though we know Santa Cruz well, those who don't would have had all the information they needed to get to know the town. We loved the private chef option which was reasonably priced but couldn't book it because it was the holiday and the chef recommended was out of town. Definitely going to book that for the next stay. Most highest of recommendations for Oasis!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Oasis Will Not Disappoint

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at Magical Oasis with our children and young grandchildren. The location and view from the house has to be one of, if not the, best in Santa Cruz. We all loved sitting out on the front porch and in the family room with its large picture window and swivel chairs overlooking the bay. The weather was spectacular and we enjoyed grilling and having dinner most evenings on the back patio. The kids especially enjoyed use of the bikes, surfboards, hiking and ending the evening in the hot tub. I loved waking in the morning to hear the seals barking in the bay. The house was very well equipped and the owner most thoughtful to have a bottle of wine, chocolates and fresh flowers throughout awaiting our arrival. We really did have a wonderful week and would definitely stay at Magical Oasis again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Aquaris, Ideal Bar and Grill and many others
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pasatiempo, a top ten course in California
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1 and Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Auquaris at the Dream Inn
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Cowell's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Magical Oasis
Nearest Point of Interest
Steamers Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Cowell"s Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Sc wharf
Car: not necessary

Watch this video to get a sense of Santa Cruz. There a two good shots of the house. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a big attraction in the summer. Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz. Steamer Lane is the home of the O'neil Coldwater Classic, World record surfing competition. (check out this years high lights on the Sentienel,you tube set to music) Santa Cruz has Great restaurants serving organic food and local wines, ethnic foods and great pizzas. Local vintners are open for Wine Tasting. There are lots of beachy shops as well as nice boutiques. Enjoy day spas, coffee shops, locally owned great book store. Boat rentals, segways, and bike rentals, even a trolly to the shops and pedicart can be arranged to take you to your destination.


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Magical Oasis
540 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz Ca. 95060
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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