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2-Bedroom Cottage, 2 Blocks From Santa Maria's And Sunny Cove Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2-bedroom, 1-bath, sleeps 6

Our lovely 2-bedroom, 1-bath beach home is wonderful for couples and families, just 2 blocks from Santa Maria Beach (Santa Mo’s) and 3 blocks from Sunny Cove Beach.

You'll feel like you're at the center of the universe in our bright, quiet beach getaway. Our two queen-size beds and two kid-size bunk beds can comfortably accommodate two couples and two children.

Our kitchen comes equipped with an easy-to-use, cafe-quality espresso maker and all the premium coffee you can drink.

Our cottage is stocked with books, board games and a speaker system for your iPhone/iPod/Android phone, but NO TV. This is by design.

County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #CO00031

More Details

Daniel Strickland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

2-Bedroom Cottage, 2 Blocks From Santa Maria's And Sunny Cove Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Perfect spot in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a perfect place for us. We were only two blocks from the beach. My wife and I would walk to coffee and drink it on the beach. There are restaurants and brew pubs within walking distance. You are right between Capitola and the board walk in Santa Cruz. The house was stocked with everything that we needed. Dan was AWESOME. He made sure that our stay was comfortable. We arrived later than we expected and he had a neighbor come over to help us with parking! Our daughter lives in the area, so we will be coming back and will stay here again.

The only thing to be aware of is parking. There is no driveway to park in so you need to park in the street. We usually parked right in front of the house, but had to park around the block a couple of times.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage with a lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay. The cottage is adorable and located on a quiet street within walking distance to beaches and restaurants. Dan was a gracious host, always quick to respond. We had six total during our stay with the boys taking over the bunk beds in the sun room. They both said the beds were very comfortable and we had no issues with the top bunk - the ladder can slide and we used it as extra security in place of a rail - worked great, we left Santa Cruz with both boys completely intact!

The cottage was so well stocked with coffee maker, blender, pots and pans - everything you need to make sure you can prepare meals if necessary. I'm a stickler for my own pillow and unfortunately, forgot it this trip but there was a great selection of pillow types that I was happy as can be and slept soundly in the cottage.

Make sure you read the informative welcome binder with lots of great community info and procedural instructions. Be sure to leave enough time the morning you leave in order to get laundry finished and dried.

We have family that live in Santa Cruz, just down the street from the cottage so the location couldn't have been more perfect for us. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your great cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best place we've stayed in Santa Cruz area

  • 5 of 5

Great location for family or small group get away. The owner was very accommodating and easy to communicate when we had questions. We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean little home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! Everything was well stocked and clean. The kids loved it! There are two beaches within walking distance that were really nice and peaceful. It's on a quiet little street. Thanks Daniel!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cottage a block away from Santa Mo's Beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a great Halloween weekend in Santa Cruz. The place was a block away from Santa Mo's beach where you can catch surfers and dog walkers every day, we got plenty of Instagram photo's of the sunset :). We mostly just walked to everything the entire weekend except a few car rides into downtown to see the Halloween shenanigans. I'd highly recommend the place for a weekend getaway as we'll be doing the same anytime we want to visit Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous little beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with this little beach cottage - it had everything we needed and was very comfortable. We cooked most of our meals there, and one day we almost couldn't make ourselves get out of the house - we were enjoying lounging around too much. It's really adorable and beautiful inside. Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a spectacular value for the cost. The location is awesome - walking distance to a great beach. We would stay there again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to others.

My only caveat is that I wouldn't plan to have adults sleep on the bunk beds, because the mattresses are pretty worn; and if I recall properly, the upper bunk doesn't have a rail. So ask about that, if you'll need it.

While in Santa Cruz, definitely go whale watching, check out the Mystery Spot, ride the railroad through the redwoods, go to the pier and amusement park.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad you enjoyed our beach cottage and would stay again in a heartbeat! We’d be honored to host your next visit to Santa Cruz. Btw, we bought brand new, custom made mattresses for our two bunk beds. They’re an inch thicker than the old ones and even have pillow tops, so they’re comfy for kids and adults.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Mineta San José International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Pocket
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sunny Cove Beach


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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