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Mid-Century East Cliff Home, Steps from the beach!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beautiful tri-level 3 Bed / 2.5 Ba House with Ocean Views

This beautiful home is just steps from 26th Ave. Beach. The open layout and high ceilings will allow you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. There are 3 bedrooms in total. One master bedroom upstairs and two bedrooms on the lower level. There are also 2 full baths, one in the master bedroom and one downstairs. An additional half bath is on the upper floor. The top story loft also has a futon to sleep two more. With an amazing view it is a great place to soak up the sun and relax.

Lia Paradiso
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Lia Paradiso

I am an artist and after-school counselor living in San Francisco. My husband and I are starting to rent out this property. After growing up in Santa Cruz and San Jose I have now made SF my home. I have so many wonderful memories of Santa Cruz....the boardwalk, surfing, hanging out on the beach. To this day we still make frequent visits to Santa Cruz.

Lia Paradiso purchased this house in 1993

Why Lia Paradiso chose Central Coast

This house has been in my family since 1993, with the grandparents buying it as a vacation home. I spent a good part of my childhood at this house, but we eventually moved to San Jose. The house is not a permanent residence although we do stay there a couple times a year. Being this close to the beach is absolutely amazing. Taking morning or evening walks along the beach is a magical experience. The house is truly unique, being built in the 1970's and having cedar paneling throughout the house. It is a great house for families, friends or just a romantic couple's getaway. We try to keep with the original architects design when updating the house and love the simple, clean design of the mid-century architecture. The decks are amazing to hang out on to bbq and watch the sunset and the garden is an oasis.

What makes this house unique

The high ceilings, steep roofline, cedar paneling, open floor plan and midcentury design make this house so open and inviting. It just begs for you to relax and decompress. You can hear the ocean as you fall asleep! Just steps from the beach, you'll want to stay forever after you come back from the beach and use the outdoor shower, have a drink next to the outdoor fire pit on one of the two decks, cook dinner in the remodeled kitchen and cozy up next to the fireplace. Extensive movie and music collection, flat screen Tv in all three bedrooms. There are games a bike and even a long board to borrow. You can see the ocean and lights from the boardwalk from the front deck and loft area! This house has a great vibe and is tons of fun. the activetes you can do from this location are endless


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Mid-Century East Cliff Home, Steps from the beach!!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Awesome Beach House Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house for Labor Day Weekend and I cant say enough good things about it. The house has an awesome layout, great kitchen, two balconies and also Ocean view from the loft. This place is great as its literally a 10 minute drive from the boardwalk and also close to Capitola. I would highly recommend this house .

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awsome response! We loved having you. Stay anytime! Lia
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Great Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The spacious, open floor plan was perfect for our New Year’s family gathering that included 3 generations ranging from ages 3 through 65. The vaulted ceilings, fireplace, multiple levels and warm materials give the home the feeling of a cozy mountain lodge. Our kids enjoyed playing in the loft while the grandparents enjoyed the quiet of the ground floor bedrooms. The house was very clean and well-maintained and the large modernized kitchen was equipped with everything we needed with the exception of a coffee grinder (our only complaint!). We enjoyed being able to walk a few steps to see a fabulous winter sunset over Monterey Bay, and having easy access to downtown Santa Cruz and the boardwalk as well as nearby shopping areas. Most importantly, we found the hosts to be very friendly and accommodating! We would definitely rent the East Cliff Home again and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We loved having you. Lia
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Awesome family gettaway! Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was located perfectly to all of the surrounding area attractions. The house is a three level property with lots of room. We enjoyed sitting out on both of the balconies, relaxing in the beautiful backyard and enjoyed the family feeling of the inside of the home.

This property has been well-kept, clean and has an updated kitchen, which we loved.

I enjoyed communicating with the owner, their customer service was beyond nice. They answered questions we had about, parking, stairs, location, etc. We have stayed at many rental homes located in Santa Cruz, over the last 10 years. This home was by far one of our favorites. We will be returning back to this property not only for the beauty of the home and views, but for the excellent customer service that the owners provided. We will be highly recommending this property to family and friends.

This house is located very close to a nice semi private beach (walking distance), the harbor, restaurants, the board walk and much more. We really enjoyed taking the O'Neal Catamaran Boat ride out. We took our family out on the 1 hour boat ride and it was a great inexpensive adventure. While on the boat ride, we saw whales and sea lions.

This house allowed us to have an amazing family vacation that we will remember forever! Definitely a 5 star experience!

Thank you,

The Smith Family

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We loved having you. Lia
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the house for a wedding in the area and it was very convenient with plenty of room and gorgeous views. I was unfortunately in the wedding party and didn't get to enjoy the house as much as I would have liked but it was very close to the beach as well. The house is very well maintained and a good size backyard. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such an awesome review. We loved having you. Lia
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Luxury beach palace!!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! This house is huge and gorgeous but manages to maintain a comfortable and homey feel; unlike so many vacation rentals that have little personality. Gorgeous updated kitchen, beautiful original antique artwork, and so much space! Really affordable considering how much room there is. We had a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We loved having you. Lia
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Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The House was nice and clean with an open floor plan, great for families. Beach access was great. Outside decks were very nice with ocean view and with barbeque and gas fired fire pit. There were 6 adults and 2 children and so many different places to relax we never felt crowed. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We loved having you. Lia
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy. 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pleasure Pizza East Side Eatery
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
26th Ave. Beach
Car: not necessary

This area of Santa Cruz is a very quiet, mostly residential area. You are less than a block away from one of the nicest beaches and best surfing in Santa Cruz. Being away from the higher traffic areas like downtown gives you the real feeling of being part of this amazing community. Enjoy the laid back vibe of this neighborhood and soak in all that the surf city has to offer. The house is about 3 miles from downtown Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk. To the other direction is downtown Capitola, where there is also plenty of shopping and dining. The closest shopping and dining district is less than 2 miles away on 41st Ave. in Capitola.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee + Tax $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note that we do have a minimum age of 25 in order to rent the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2153 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Extra outside shower in back yard! Master bath features separate double sink area and large full sized mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king
    Downstairs - 1 king
    Kids - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft has a full size futon that sleeps two. Panoramic views
  • Master bedroom is on the main level. It has a california king bed and it's own door leading to the back patio. The master bathroom has a double sink with a large full length mirror. One of the downstairs rooms has a king size bed. The other downstairs room has (3) twin size beds. The loft has a pull out full size futon that sleeps 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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