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PlayaZul: Cozy, Classy Cottage 1/2 block from the ocean-Long term welcome!

Crescent City North, Crescent City, CA, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath W/ Ocean Views, 1/2 Block From Beach

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.

Property Manager

Beth Moore

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Bedroom on 2nd floor has full bath and balcony access
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Queen size brass bed, garden views and bathroom across hall.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Comfy full-size futon. Bedroom has garden view.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, Garden room with gel-infused memory foam mattress
      • Master Bedroom upstairs. Queen size bed, bath with shower. Three bedrooms downstairs. Two have queen beds, one has a full-size futon.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Both bathrooms are fully remodeled with Restoration Hardware cabinets, walk in showers, custom tile and Cadet wall heaters.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Distant ocean view


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                      You don't need it in Crescent City.
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace in living room.
                    • Garage
                      No garage access.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      State of the art heat pump in bedrooms and main house. Cadet wall heaters in bathrooms.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Yes, also Bosch front load
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable sectional seating
                    • Parking
                      Street and driveway.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Top of the line Bosch front load.
                    • Wood Stove
                      Pellet stove in upstairs family room.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully stocked for cooking, dining, and leftover storage.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Super quiet, top of the line Bosch dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully stocked cook's kitchen. Granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry.
                        • Microwave
                          Built in.
                        • Oven
                          Double convection oven with electric range, vented hood, recycled glass backsplash.
                        • Pantry Items
                          The basics.
                        • Refrigerator
                          French door double wide refrigerator with ice maker and bottom drawer freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Electric 4-burner range with vented hood, recycled glass tile backsplash.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table has extra leaf, can be expanded to seat 8.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      Large balconey off of family room, with stairs to garden below. Great place to watch the sunset.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bring your own, you can bike everywhere in this town! It's flat and easy to get around.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio off dining room has table, chairs, grill, Saltillo tile. Back patio has slate tile, outdoor seating, garden views. Upstairs deck has ocean and garden views patio chairs, perfect for sunsets.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lovely perennial flower garden and raised beds, with mature trees and some lawn. Fully fenced back yard.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill with cover on front patio off dining room.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Crescent City is the gateway to the Redwood Coast. Jedediah Smith State Park and Redwood National Park offer spectacular hikes to see some of the largest trees in the world--the majestic coastal redwoods. The Smith River is the longest Wild and Scenic River in the U.S., and provides some of the best salmon and steelhead fishing in the country. It is also popular with kayakers and drift boat tours. Both Crescent City and Brookings have active working harbors, and several recreational fishing boats do daylong fishing trips for salmon, albacore, rock fish and crab in season. The Battery Point Lighthouse is a scenic historic point visible from the corner of Freeman Street and Pebble Beach Drive, and is open for tours. Crescent City has a wonderful Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays from June - October, and wild black berries ar free for the picking along almost ever back road all summer long. You will also find cafes, a movie theater, video rentals, and a public aquarium in town.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              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.

                                                              34 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect vacation home

                                                              Charlotte M.Santa Fe, NM

                                                              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.

                                                              Super Great

                                                              Mark H.

                                                              We found the property delightful. Very comfortable, clean and met all our expectations. Certainly would recommend this property to anyone.

                                                              Beautiful property close to beach access

                                                              Susan O.

                                                              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.

                                                              Great times

                                                              TrentRenton, Washington, USA

                                                              House was wonderful. Everything you could need was there. Right near the beach. Would stay there again for sure

                                                              Cozy & roomy.

                                                              Vickie H.MERIDIAN, ID

                                                              Very nice home. Was perfect for our family vacation to the redwoods. Kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Dinning room was large enough for sit down dinners. Can't say enough about the beautiful flowers in the yard. Would stay again if in the area. Had a wonderful time.

                                                              Delightful CC Fourth of July

                                                              Betsy W.

                                                              Wonderful, well kept home with lots of room and upstairs ocean view! We enjoyed it very much.


                                                              Crescent City North, Crescent City, CA, USA

                                                              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.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Thanksgiving & Christmas week rates are the same as high season rates Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. VRBO/Home Away adds a 4 to 10% traveler service fee to bookings to use the online payment system

                                                              34 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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