PlayaZul is the place for those who want a great location close to the beach AND a fabulous, well-appointed house to come home to. Originally built in 1960 by a mill worker, the 'bones' of the house are solid, local redwood, which you can still see under the eaves of the lower story roof. A second story was added, and the entire house completely remodeled about 5 years ago, retaining all of the orignal charm while upgrading the ambiance with classic touches like hardwood floors, a travertine fireplace, two garden patios strategically located to maximize both morning and afternoon sun. You will find everything you need and more in a fully-appointed gourmet cook's kitchen with a double oven, stainless steel Bosch appliances, granite counter tops, solid maple cabinets, xtra-deep sink, filtered water system and more. Both bathrooms are fully remodeled with custom tile, recycled glass block, and Restoration Hardware details. The spacious upstairs family room has distant ocean views, flat screen TV, game table, lots of seating and a wood-burning pellet stove with a glass door so you can enjoy the fire in winter. The Master bedroom upstairs enjoys total privacy from the rest of the house. The two downstairs bedrooms open onto the back garden patio. PlayaZul is 1/2 a block from Pebble Beach Drive, the premier beach access area for all of Crescent City which offers several public beach access stairways, blufftop picnic spots and miles of scenic views perfect for bike rides & strolling. The closest beach access stairway is about a block away--- an easy 3-4 minute walk. PlayaZul is the best of both worlds--luxurious living with a casual, warm and welcoming feel.
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath W/ Ocean Views, 1/2 Block From Beach
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 20, 2018
About Beth Moore
Dan and Sarah both have careers in environmental conservation, so we like to keep in close touch with the natural world we are fighting to protect. Del Norte County is one of our favorite places in California. We We are drawn to the North Coast because it is a magical, miraculous place, and surprisingly undiscovered compared wtih the rest of the California coast. The breathtaking ocean views, abundant wildlife, old growth redwoods, the ancient salmon and steelhead runs in the Smith River...we love it all! We feel privileged to be able to share our little piece of paradise with others who are similarly inclined to get off the beaten path. We hope you make some secret discoveries of your own as you enjoy the best of what the North Coast has to offer.
Beth Moore purchased this House in 2013
Why Beth Moore chose Crescent City North
We were looking for a beach house that was close enough to see, hear and smell the ocean without having to scrape the salt off the windows every weekend! We chose PlayaZul because we immediately fell in love with the 'vibe' of this house. It is so warm, welcoming and casual, and yet also classy and pleasing on every level. The previous owners spared no expense on the design and materials. From the lush gardens to the recycled glass and handmade saltillo tile to the eco-certified hardwood floors to the chemical-free paint and LED lighting, this home was designed to be appreciated by people who recognize quality and seek to provide it in an environmentally sustainable way. We both love to cook and entertain, and the open floor plan was made for the hoildays. The spacious kitchen with dual convection oven is a cook's dream. The Master Bedroom with its walk-in cedar lined closet is a private retreat. And the front, back and side gardens invite birdwatching, al fresco dining, bookworming and napping. In a word, we loved it the minute we laid eyes on it! We hope you do too.
What makes this House unique
There is no better place on the North Coast to curl up in front of the fire with a good book and storm watch in the winter. The upstairs family room and deck provide distant ocean views. You can hear the roar of the waves hitting the rocks in the winter, and the distant barking of the sea lions in the spring and fall. Even on foggy days, the side patio frequently catches the afternoon sun, and it is the best place for lunch among the flowers spilling over the fence and thru the garden gate. All interior and exterior paint is zero-VOC (no toxic compounds). We are just 4 houses up from the ocean and 1/2 a block from beach access stairs on Pebble Beach Drive. Walk north for a leisurely stroll on the sand, or turn to the south for tidepooling at low tide. Enjoy miles of scenic views whether you are walking, biking, driving, or just sitting at a picnic table on the bluffs.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Summer get away weekend..
Great Crescent City location - easy walk to the ocean. Quiet neighborhood. Accommodations were very nice - updated 4 bedrooms/2 full baths, great room, updated kitchen - well stocked with cooking/serving items. Beth is very helpful and responsive - will definitely look to stay here next time in Del Norte County!
Lots of room for groups and families
Wonderful spacious home. Great hang out areas. Great amenities in the kitchen.
We found the property delightful. Very comfortable, clean and met all our expectations. Certainly would recommend this property to anyone.
Perfect vacation home
PlayaZul is a lovely and comfortable home with wrap-around gardens. The nights are quiet, and we slept well on great mattresses, something that's always a plus in rentals. We would have made more use of the fully-equipped kitchen had we not spent long days enjoying the redwoods and the beach. Great location, only a few steps away from ocean vistas and sunset viewing. We resolved to return, hoping to tempt one or both of our daughters to join us - plenty of room. You can trust the photos for this property. Thank you, Beth.
Beautiful property close to beach access
While there were just two of us, this home would be great for a larger group. Three bedrooms downstairs with a large walk-in shower, and another one upstairs with an equally large shower. The setup was a little unusual with the TV and family space mainly upstairs, with cooking and eating space downstairs... all the patios and balcony make for several smaller spots for visiting. The second TV in the upstairs bedroom appeared to be be set up for DVR only, and not cable tv.
You are so close to the beach.. we walked there each day. We also appreciated the little touches in the kitchen including access to minor ingredients.. really helpful if you only need a tablespoon of something.
Room for more than one car in the driveway is also useful for larger family group. We will try to return with more generations next time.
Finally, Beth was so accessible... thank you.
House was wonderful. Everything you could need was there. Right near the beach. Would stay there again for sure
This property is 4 houses up from Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City's premier ocean-front drive. The greenway along PB Dr has great public views and multiple stairway access points. Enjoy the scenic Battery Point Lighthouse from the picnic tables just steps away from your front door.
Rates & Availability
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