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PlayaZul: Cozy, Classy Cottage 1/2 block from the ocean

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

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

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.

Amenities

Crescent City North House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely no smoking on the premises.
  • Children 5 and older are allowed.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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PlayaZul: Cozy, Classy Cottage 1/2 block from the ocean
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful property close to beach access

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renton, Washington, USA
5

Great times

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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MERIDIAN, ID
5

Cozy & roomy.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful CC Fourth of July

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Reunion Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! We were in Crescent City for a reunion and were at another family's rental which was not even close to the beauty of the Playazul home. "cozy-classy" is the perfect description. Crescent City is a more quiet area, which is very relaxing. Great location for being close for enjoying the ocean and also the Redwoods! The property manager responded promptly to our questions regarding accessing the wi-fi as well. Definitely would stay again if we're ever visiting this area!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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salt lake city
5

Super cute and roomy!

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming spot in a wonderful, quaint little town. The house was clean, perfectly situated, and roomy. We loved it! The manager was very accessible as well. I highly recommend this home. Plenty of room for our 4 kids and my in-laws. We loved the gas fireplace too. Very cozy! My kids joked that it was nicer than our home.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Crescent City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sea Quake Brewery
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several!
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach, Crescent Beach
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

$100.00 or $125.00 cleaning fee depending on the number of guests
Thanksgiving & Christmas week rates are the same as high season rates
3% credit card processing fee if paying by credit card and 5% for international guests
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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