Beautiful, Private Beach House, Now Open Through the New Year !

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This is a sunny, spacious beach house with gorgeous decks that open on to the best family and surfing beach in Santa Cruz. Step out of the surf and into the hot tub to enjoy your private view of the park, lagoon, beach and ocean.

Book early as this home fills up fast. 2 night minimum. We only rent by the entire week for the holiday weeks Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year.

Private yet spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath house opens onto large front and back yards. Master suite with ocean view and private access to the hot tub deck, second bedroom with private entrance, and a third room with four beds. Hardwood floors, picture windows, fantastic views. Attention to detail: fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove and oven, microwave, coffeemaker, and blender. New infrared gas grill. Private WiFi throughout the house. State of the art 3D capable 55' flat screen TV with cable, Blue Ray, Netflix, and Hulu!

Beds for 8 adults, plus more spaces for kids. The extra large parking lot offers plenty of room to play in the yard. In this beachfront neighborhood of permit parking, there is room on the property to park 6 cars.

Have dinner on the deck, settle in with a book on a lounge chair, stroll to the beach, walk to the coffee shop, or soak in the custom, extra deep hot tub. Chairs, balls, and toys for the yard and beach, board games for indoors. There’s plenty to do, yet lots of ways to just relax.

Flat, wheelchair-accommodating path to the best family beach in town. Boogie board, bodysurf, skimboard, volleyball, beachball, soccer, sunbathe, you name it. The beach is exceptional in this town in that it is never covered by the high tide. No cliffs nor slippery rocks, you can always feel the warm, soft sand beneath your toes.

Once you set foot on this property you’ll never want to leave. Located at the end of a quiet street in the heart of a great beach town, it is perfect for a family reunion or a couples' romantic getaway. Over 1000 square feet of new decks provide a private area for sunbathing and a grand space for entertainment and relaxation. Hear birds singing in the trees overhead and the sound of crashing waves.

And the surf! This is the best destination summer surf spot in California! It has it all, point, reef and beach breaks from beginner to intermediate to advanced. You can walk to a dozen top notch spots like 26th Ave. (famous for aerials), Pleasure Point (long, ruler edge rights), Second Point & O’Neil’s (great for beginners), Sewers (primo tubes, advanced), 38th Ave. (perhaps the best summer wave in town), the Hook (another classic point) and Privates (another great beginner point wave). The property manager can offer you some tips and insight based on his 40 years in the water. Come back home and take a hot outdoor shower to wash off the sand before popping into the hot tub.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1325 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    A great place, nice big front and back yards, sweet neighborhood, best family beach in Santa Cruz...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Den


  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Second bedroom which has a private entrance, Child Beds (1) In bay window in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 comfy fold out twin mattresses, Bunk Beds (2) 4 beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home was recently remodeled.. It is a very, very sweet set up.


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board Games & Kids Games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    State of the art 3D capable 55' flat screen TV with cable, on demand, Blue Ray, Netflix, and Hulu!...moreless

  • Television:

    State of the art 3D capable 55' flat screen TV with cable, Blue Ray, Netflix, and Hulu!...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The beach is fantastic for relaxing in the sun & for body surfers, boogies boarders and surfers. It is also one of the best and longest beaches to walk in Santa Cruz....moreless

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful setting on the lagoon looking out over the ocean. Private and peaceful yet right next to the sand and surf....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Most properties in Santa Cruz are up on the bluff and require stairs down to the beach. This one has a gentle level walk to the sand....moreless

  • Lake:

    Beautiful place to watch for birds, or take a walk....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Moran Lake is out front. The park has a nice trail to see lots of birds, wildlife and a Monarch butterfly sanctuary....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Home sits on the edge of Moran Lake looking out to the ocean with an unobstructed view...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The water temp in the summer is mild and lots of folks go for a quick swim....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You can see the surf, the sailboats and even the whales and dolphins swimming by....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    No homes obstruct your view of the ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage. Plus driveway can accommodate at least 4 more cars....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean & new...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for at least 6 on site and lots of parking close by....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Driveway is big, very big...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    land line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    In the bathrooms & Beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi throughout...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Lots of local catering available in this lovely beach town. I highly recommend India Joze! Vegetarian, vegan or special diets can be accommodated....moreless

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

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) 2 decks out front and a patio in back. The house has a wonderful indoor to outdoor living style....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ on the back patio just outside the kitchen....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    This is a custom deep hot tub on a custom deck with a wonderful view of the ocean and the stars...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Great, deep custom hot tub on the hot tub deck with views that extend to the ocean and the stars...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 - Jan 7, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2016
7 night min stay

flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


Reservations will be confirmed asap.

$500 security deposit is fully refundable.

This is a really nice place. Everyone that stays there loves it.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Portola Ave
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
De La Veaga or Pasatiempo
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Salinas or Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Coles BBQ (Very good!)
70 Metres
Nearest Beach
Right out Front

Car: Recommended

Fantastic location in front of the best family beach in the heart of Santa Cruz. The beach out front provides endless fun body surfing, surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, volleyball, etc. It is also a wonderful romantic place to stroll the evening sunset.

Nearby are the Boardwalk, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as well as lots of shops and plenty of things to do.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: I have lived in Santa Cruz since 1974 and love the town and all it has to offer. I know the ins and outs and all of the nooks and crannies where good things are hidden. Besides my work as a real estate agent, I have worked as a teacher for 33 years, and a nature and adventure guide during those summers.

Why Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
This place is something special. The location can't be beat. The house is comfortable, clean and well equipped. It has a great, light, bright, warm feel to it. The views are great. The privacy is wonderful yet there's plenty lots of room to spread out on an double sized lot.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
No other beach property in Santa Cruz is quite like this one. You have an unobstructed view of the beach, park and lagoon from the huge front deck and yard. You have all the benefits of being at the beach with a lot less traffic and noise.

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • View from custom deck

    View from custom deck

  • BBQ deck

    BBQ deck

  • Living room w TV & wifi, etc.

    Living room w TV & wifi, etc.

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bed

    Master bed

  • Bay window with 6' bed

    Bay window with 6' bed

  • Custom deck

    Custom deck

  • Beach view looking towards Pleasure Point

    Beach view looking towards Pleasure Point

  • Skimboard anyone?

    Skimboard anyone?

  • Interpretive sign at Moran Lagoon Nature Reserve

    Interpretive sign at Moran Lagoon Nature Reserve

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  • Home sweet home from the front

    Home sweet home from the front

  • Hot tub deck (decks total 1000'!)

    Hot tub deck (decks total 1000'!)

  • Living room view

    Living room view

  • Master bedroom w ocean views and entrance to hot tub deck

    Master bedroom w ocean views and entrance to hot tub deck

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Third bedroom with bunks for 4

    Third bedroom with bunks for 4

  • Surfing spray on the front yard beach

    Surfing spray on the front yard beach

  • Everyone can play at the beach

    Everyone can play at the beach

  • Beach view towards Lighthouse Point. It is great for a long walk, or to play.

    Beach view towards Lighthouse Point. It is great for a long walk, or to play.

  • Sailing Ships on the water. Wednesdays at sunset is a local custom.

    Sailing Ships on the water. Wednesdays at sunset is a local custom.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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