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Carefree Days at The Beach - Newly Refurbished

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom On The Beach

Wanting to get away from the heat? Head to the beach for sun filled days in the sand and central coast breezes.

Kids can safely come and go all day long to the beach, just footsteps away. Pack your imagination for building world class sandcastles. Or boogie boarding in the never ending surf or throw a football or fly a kite.

This distinctive 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath beach condo has just undergone an extensive remodel and updating. All surfaces have received a creative designer's touch.

Bright hardwood flooring in the open space living/dining areas, bedroom carpeting, GE kitchen appliances, attractive doors and trim, plantation shutters on all windows, Kohler bathroom fixtures, contemporary paint colors and beautiful mood setting lighting are all new.

Bedrooms are exquisitely appointed with new beds of differing firmness, hi-thread count cotton linens, providing uncompromising comfort for your beach vacation. Each bedroom has a built-in closet with generous space, a dresser and a large decorative wall mounted mirror.

The living room has generous amounts of natural light with immediate south beach views towards Monterey Bay and east views to the slough, ideal for bird watching.

The kitchen counter-tops are DuPont Zodiac surfaces in fresh surf white and celestial blue, bringing the ocean indoor. The cabinets are stocked with kitchen utensils and cookware for your vacation culinary needs. New GE appliances and a deep stainless steel sink, all shine under the accent lighting.

Lounging on the couch with a book in front of the wood burning fire place is totally acceptable after having walked the entire length of the 3 mile beach and back or having played multiple sets of tennis with your family and friends. The living room provides gazing opportunities to the inviting beach outside.

A 47" flat-screen LED TV over the fireplace is connected to a Blue-ray DVD player and hi-definition cable service. Although unlikely when on vacation, if you need to stay connected to the office, we have just upgraded (6-7-2018) the unit with wireless internet up to 100 mb speed. The TV is capable of streaming Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Grab your camera and binoculars for spectacular nature experiences, birding and beach combing.

Or pack your clubs and enjoy world class golfing at nearby Pebble Beach or Pasatiempo - Santa Cruz.

Bring your road bikes for coastal cycling into Aptos, climbing out of Watsonville to Mt Madonna or cycle though Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.

Enjoy days trips to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Amusements.

Spend a few solitary hours surf fishing on the beach for perch, halibut, smelt and striped bass. Or rent a Kayak at Elkhorn Slough.

This beach condo has it all. Stylish comfort, romantic opportunities, fun for the family and close to many amenities.

Parking is available with walk up access. Trolleys are provided for unloading your car. Within minutes, you'll be settled in and relaxing.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul O'Neill, family member
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Paul O'Neill, family member

I'm Paul O'Neill, son-in-law of the owner Barbara Black. Barbara bought the beach property in '72 and my wife and her siblings spent their teenage summers at Pajaro. I now run the unit for our family after extensively remodeling the unit in the fall of 2012.

Paul O'Neill, family member purchased this condo in 1972

Why Paul O'Neill, family member chose Watsonville

Living in San Francisco, we cannot get down to use the unit as frequently as we would like. But when we do manage to get away to the beach, its hard for us to leave. Our 10 year old son just loves it there, stopping to stop to chat with the beach fisherman to see what they have caught that day. So we hope you will enjoy the beach experience as we do.

What makes this condo unique

Clean fresh air !


Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite - toilet , Beautiful and simple vessel sink with vanity and toilet
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity sink console, toilet and tub-shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Masterbed - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room Pull Out Couch - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms have new luxury pillow top mattresses with hi thread count linens, down alternate comforters and coverlets. Beneath your feet is the feel of all natural sisal woven carpeting.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Carefree Days at The Beach - Newly Refurbished
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

Relaxed well appointed condo -great views and simple beach access

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for an extended stay at peak seaon and found the property to be very comfortable. The Pajaro Dunes is a great place to get away from it all. It is a bit remote, but that is the point! You can be in Monterey,carmel in 40 min. But then you get back to the condo and there are no crowds. Bring a good book or fishing gear! The beds are very comfortable and kitchen is easy to cook in. Nice cozy fireplace for great ambiance. The owner is very organized and responsive. There are very few beach properties without lots of crowds. If you are looking for peace and solitude you will enjoy staying at this property

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, taking for staying and enjoying our Beach Condo at Pajaro. We hope you come back to visit.
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Comfortable & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 visited this condo over Labor Day. It was comfortable and clean. Our son and daughter are 13 and 16, so we took advantage of the pull out sofa. The unit has a great view of the river and beach in the distance. It was nice to see all the bird life on the river.

Check in was easy. I didn't notice a visitor binder which usually contains information about the home. This would have been helpful with instruction on how to use the smart tv. We couldn't figure out how to log into our amazon account to stream movies. We were also only given one key at check in and we didn't find the key for the storage locker for beach toys.

It was nice to have some firewood and a duraflame log in the fireplace, ready to go. That was a nice touch that we took advantage of, but couldn't find any matches. My husband picked some up from the Pajaro Dunes store in the other complex.

The bathroom is a Jack and Jill style and it felt a bit tight for our family, but it was nice to have a bathroom off the master. The beds were clean and comfortable.

We do a lot of cooking while traveling and I felt like the kitchen could use a few things. A cork screw wine bottle opener (a old style 2 prong opener was available), measuring cups and spoons, and it's always nice to have a plastic wrap or foil available. The spice cabinet seemed to have quite a few spices available, even baking powder - which I forgot to bring, and needed.

Overall, this home was updated nicely, very clean and had a good view. We would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing apartment right by the beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, comfortable apartment, and a relaxing few days by the beach - we very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in an updated unit. Right on beach. 30 minutes to Monterey or Santa Cruz

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip with the family. This place is perfect for 2 couples or a family of 4 or 5.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty amazing property

  • 4 of 5

The inside pics are just what it is, no wide angle lens to try and fool you. Appears to have had a remodel at some time, unit is in great shape and up to date.

We had very few plans the week we were there and spent a lot of time on the beach (very few people) and having beach fires and smores of the evenings.

We would definitely stay there again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Nearest Beach
On the beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Please download the Rental Agreement containing our Cancellation Policy before booking online.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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