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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,153 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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. Cdcxccqccsd


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Lia Paradiso
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 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 Opal Cliffs

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


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.


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2153 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Mid-Century East Cliff Home, Steps from the beach!!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

In the most amazing location. 1 block from the beach, short drive to the Boardwalk and restaurants. Watched whales from the beach on this trip. Great family house with plenty of space for family of 9. Lia, the owner was great and very accommodating. Thanks Lia.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review. We would love to have you back any time
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Great spot perfect for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great location only a few houses from the ocean and convenient to beach access as well as all the surrounding area has to offer. We enjoyed the multiple levels; they worked great for having individual space while still all being together. Would definitely recommend to anyone I know going to Santa Cruz, it has everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults had a wonderful time in this large home! The location of the house is walking distance down a short block to the ocean! The house was clean and the kitchen stocked with all you need to cook. The service from the owners was amazing!! We vacation every year with our family in Santa Cruz and this is the house we will be staying at again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review. We can't wait to have you back.! Thanks, Lia
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Antioch, CA

Perfect girl getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This grandma got to spend an exciting and relaxing time with 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. We enjoyed the boardwalk, ocean, celebrated 2 birthdays, shopping and quality time together. This rental had everything to make our stay convenient and allowed us each privacy too! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this amazing review. We loved having you. Come back anytime
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San Jose and Jackson CA


  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great place to stay that has really nice coastal views....walk to the beach (26th Street),....nice restaurants nearby....great surf fishing nearby...great SURFING nearby...then this is it! The owner Lia was so helpful and answered our concerns in a very timely manner. We had absolutley NO issues with staying here. The house has a great layout and plenty of room for your guests. The upper loft is a great place to relax and watch all the whales and sea life. Just a short walk away is a nice bench on the edge of the cliff to really see the whales up close....or to check the surf....or to enjoy a nice beverage and watch the sunsets. As I'm typing this review I wish I was there right now! We cannot wait to head back we really enjoyed our stay and this area of town there's nothing better.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Vincent, Thanks for the great review! We'd love to have you guys back again next year! Take Care, Lia
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Great neighborhood - Fantastic beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful home packed with everything you will need for a memorable stay in Santa Cruz. It is steps to a wonderful beach and close to many attractions for those non beach people. Our family, age range from 7 -84, had so much fun we did not want to leave. The long summer days were filled with long walks on the beach, great food, interesting attractions, and unique shopping. I can't wait to get back. A beautiful property with very helpful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you back
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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