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BEST OF DUNES: EVERYTHING for adults and kids in this home!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath house with a garage, across from beach stairs

84 Puffin upcoming availability as of 6/16/17:

June 25-July 1

July 23-26

July 30-August 5

August 20-Sept 1

Sept 4-28


House 84 has it ALL... New, modern furniture and supplies for grownups -- ocean views -- a dedicated playroom full of toys and kid supplies -- drive-up convenience -- and the closest home to the beach access stairs!

This house has the ONLY electric vehicle (E.V.) charger in a rental home at Pajaro Dunes! Level 2 Clipper Creek charger on site for guest use.

Four bedrooms with flexible sleeping arrangements and three full baths allow this home to be shared by one large family or multiple families/generations. The maximum headcount day/night is 12 people, ALL included. No pets, no exceptions...

The bed configurations are (see photos):

• Second (main) floor master w/King and own bathroom

• Second (main) floor playroom with four twin bunks (4) and hall bathroom

• First floor (downstairs) bedroom with King shares downstairs hall bath

• First floor (downstairs) bedroom with King and two twin bunks shares downstairs hall bath

Boutique hotel feel at the beach... We have completely redecorated, restocked, and revamped this home with $100,000+ in updating and tweaks. New king beds in 2015 - high quality 20' Simmons BeautyRest mattresses. Twin bunkbeds are all new latex foam mattresses. High quality linens, leather beds and Pottery Barn duvets complete the modern beach feel. You don't need to sacrifice comfort and quality to be at the beach!

Between the potential to share this home with multiple generations or multiple families, and the extra amenities this home offers, it is truly a bargain compared to other properties. This is the only rental home at Pajaro Dunes that has this level of updating, electronics, kid and beach supplies and special touches. We know, we rented the others before - and decided to create the rental home WE would have wanted to rent!

This home is especially comfortable for longer term visitors as it offers all the comforts of home (maybe more).

• Every bedroom plus living room and playroom have large flat screen smart TVs with DISH Network and Blu-ray players. Enjoy the game on our big TV guilt-free while others enjoy the beach.

• Dedicated WIFI on site for you to surf, work or stream

• Two loaner LAPTOPS for guest use (windows)

• Tons of movies and popular TV shows already saved on the DVR plus a ton of DVDs. Will send list in advance. Bring your popcorn for movie night!

• Cordless phones with free local and long distance

• PLAYROOM/BUNKROOM stocked with toys! The grownups can enjoy themselves in the great room while the kids are off making art creations with their sand dollars. We have grownup games too, like poker, twister, cards, and puzzles.

• Have a baby/toddler? No problem, so do we! We have the stuff: changing table, three pak n plays, two high chairs, a baby-washing basin, potty seat adapters on every toilet, one floor-based training potty, high and low step stools in every bathroom, wipe warmer, baby monitor, boppy pillow, baby bjorn, bumbo chair, and floor entertainer mat for infants. We have multiple strollers including a dualie Bob stroller plus two single strollers, ride-on toys and even a bike (2 helmets on site). Tons of beach toys for the kids and balls/chairs for adults!

• No kids? No problem! You’d never know the kid stuff was there. Enjoy our vast assortment of fancy cocktail glassware for your adult weekend.

• Beach stuff! We provide coolers (2), beach towels, boogie boards (6) , chairs (10), chaises (2), umbrellas (2+), beach toys and even a bunch of beach bags for your convenience. A rolling beach cart allows you to easily bring stuff to the beach from our garage.

• Weber gas grill, propane included, and lots of outdoor furniture and umbrellas so you can actually enjoy the view decks.

• Container for a beach bonfire: A metal container as required by state parks for a bonfire, and marshmallow roasting sticks -- just bring your wood and stuff for s'mores! Yeah we also have plastic wine glasses for the beach - 'cause we think through it all so you don't have to.

• Curtains. You may say – so what? Well, we woke at dawn at too many rental houses without decent window coverings. Close the curtains and sleep late. You are on vacation!

• Extra fridge/freezer in garage. You can store a week of food for everyone plus beverages and ice. You can also order pizza and Chinese delivery from nearby Watsonville. We can send delivery menus in advance to help you plan.

• Allergy friendly: no forced-air heat, only radiant space heating, NO PETS on site, no smoking. All NEW for 2015: all mattresses (with dust covers), pillows, down comforters, linens and duvets/covers, mattress pads, towels, area rugs -- all brand new.

• Pajaro Dunes has tennis courts (reserve one day prior), a volleyball court, basketball court, soccer field and bocce ball on site.

For a walk-through tour and a view of the walk to the beach, see these videos:

We look forward to your visit!

[Note: Pajaro Dunes does not allow renters to bring dogs or cats. Some try anyway. This is NOT the house to try to bring animals to. The owner's kids are VERY allergic to the dander left behind.]

Cal BRE Brokers License # 01952817

Santa Cruz County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate # CO 00304

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Stacey

We are an active family that loves the beach and loves to share our love of the beach. When we are not at House 84, we are likely camping, at a T-ball game, or looking for an adventure somewhere.

Stacey purchased this house in 2014

Why Stacey chose Central Coast

We grew up on the East Coast, where beachhouses on the ocean are fairly common. We had never seen such a thing in California. When we first came to Pajaro Dunes, it instantly felt like home.

What makes this house unique

The close beach access right across the street! Lots of supplies you won't find in any other house, plus brand new furnishings and beds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Things liked best: "location, view-beach. TV's in all rooms. Beds-great. Laptops-numerous chairs and tables. Outside tables. Kids' playroom. Quick reaction by owner with any problems. Garage repair man was excellent! Lots of dishes. Beach toys, shovels, chairs."
Jun 2015
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Watsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellations will get refund per rental contract if the same dates re-book to another guest.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bottom Floor Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Floor Master Suite - toilet , shower , double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bottom Floor Bedroom - 1 king
    Main Floor Master Suite - 1 king
    Bottom Floor Bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , CA King bed plus twin bunkbed
    Main Floor Playroom/Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds sleep 4
  • We also have three pak n plays for infants/toddlers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Cancellations will get refund per rental contract, if the same dates re-book to another guest.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

BEST OF DUNES: EVERYTHING for adults and kids in this home!!
average rating of 4.847826 based on 50 reviews

The Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience. Stacey really did think of everything and made it available for us. We came with five kids between 1 and 10 years old. The house was very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped with pack-n-plays, baby gates for the staircase, a changing table, and entertainment for all ages. The garage has everything you will need for a relaxing or active day at the beach.

We decided to make a fire on the beach on our last night and let the kids roast marshmallows. We had everything we needed in the garage, including a lightweight table for prepping s'mores. This house is on the 2nd row but the beach access is right across the street so the walk from the house to our beach blankets was less than 100 yards.

There is a partial ocean view on the 2nd floor and we were able to see dolphins breaching sitting on the front patio.

The only "downside" I can think of was that the master bedroom mattress was too soft (my wife loved it). I bunked with the kids who had much firmer beds that were just long enough to fit me at 6'1".

I could tell from my interactions with Stacey and the condition/setup of the house that she is very conscientious and detail-oriented. Overall, this was a great vacation rental experience for us and I would highly recommend this property, especially for those with kids. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family reunion at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun and restful family reunion at this wonderful house. The location on the beach is fantastic with easy beach access and great views. The house is large, comfortable and quiet with loads of kitchen and baby/kid equipment. We also appreciated the quick response to questions and would strongly recommend this rental to all.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Entire family can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

My son left kicking and screaming because he did not want to leave. Now this is a big deal because on every vacation he has always asked "when are we going home?" Not once did he ask, instead today he threw a fit when it was time to leave.

We will be back. We went with three generations, 7 adults and 3 kids under three. No kid was ever bored and no adult was ever stressed. When Stacy says she has everything she means it. Period. Kids travel with a lot of stuff, especially young ones, but this rental has all the stuff so bring some clothes and some food and let the vacation begin. The play room is priceless.

It is a family tradition to stay at parajo dunes. I have been doing it since I was five, my husband and I even had our wedding there. So I can honestly say this has got to be the best place we have stayed in. It is well maintained, has the best technology, high end finishings and great beds/linens. Every parajo dunes rental should aspire to be as good as this one.

This is also my sixth rental using homeaway. This is my first review. I have never felt so compelled to write one until now. Stacey, she is awesome. Willing to answer my million questions. Worked with us on check-in and check-out times. The house was perfectly organized, well stocked and labeled. Stacey deserves every single one of these stars.

My only small (I mean small) cons consist of: no jacuzzi, the baby gate was difficult to open and close, and the pans would stick no mater how much oil or butter we used. But come on, that is it. Seriously an awesome place to stay.

Two thumbs up from a well rested mama!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation House for Families with Kids....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home during our kids spring break for three nights with five adults and eight kids ages 2-13. This was the first time we ever used Stacey at Best of Dunes for a vacation rental. She was very patient in answering all our questions and helping us through the reservation process. The house is conveniently located 30 minutes to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and 40 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we visited both during our stay.

When we arrived to the home we were excited to see the beach access was closer than anticipated. It was across the street down a little walk way. We had a great view of the ocean from the living room, front deck, and master bedroom. The house was so inviting and instantly felt like home. The kids room was a huge hit! The kids stayed occupied for hours playing with all the toys and games, giving the adults a chance to relax. We cooked most of our meals thanks to a fully equipped kitchen. If you're traveling with infants, toddlers, or any kids this is the home for you. Stacey made sure to stock it with every needed item from high chairs, strollers, pack and plays, changing tables, and added safety measures such as edge and corner guards and safety gates. Our older kids enjoyed playing on the laptops that came with the rental. Our beach day was fabulous! Everything we needed came with the house...all beach towels, toys, buckets, shovels, beach chairs, lounge chairs, squirt guns, boogie boards, and beach cart to shuttle it there. The best feature in my opinion was our bedroom. It was so comfortable and cutely decorated, I hated to leave it. We all agreed to come back for next years spring break and make it an annual tradition. Thank you Stacey!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and perfect for families with children!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful rental home. Stacey, the owner was very communicative and it's clear she pays attention to the details. We had six kids at the home and there was something to do for every age - a room full of toys, two loaner computers, TVs in every bedroom and a huge library of movies. The location couldn't be better - just a quick walk across a path to the beach which was quite empty when we were there. The garage is stocked with sand toys, chairs and everything you need to enjoy your time on the beach - which has some of the best sand around. The decor is cute with a beachey theme throughout and Pottery Barn bed linens and pillows. Kitchen was well equipped and the huge table and bar area makes feeding a crowd easy. We would consider staying at this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family get away

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of friends (6 couples w/ 4 toddlers) who wanted to spend some downtime together and this house was PERFECT for that. The house is so kid friendly, with lots of toys, high chairs, pack-n-plays, you name it. The close proximity to the beach was also fantastic.

The owner was very responsive to all queries and was very easy to work with.

We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
Pajaro Dunes
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Watsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 (3 for 2)
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late fall 2017 (3 for 2)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/NewYears 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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