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3 bedroom bungalow. Steps to the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow 2 blocks to the beach!

The Beachy Keen Bungalow is a bright and breezy home that’s perfect for relaxing after a sunny day at the beach. With lots of bright windows and luxurious furnishings, you’re guaranteed to unwind immediately and never want to leave.

The great room is open and spacious so the entire family can relax together either on the comfy couch in the living space, at the dining table or fixing a snack in the fully stocked kitchen. There’s also a cute sun room stocked with video games and a TV to keep even the little ones entertained. The master bedroom features 5 star, hotel quality linens and a plush Cal King bed. The second bedroom has two twin beds, perfect for the kiddos. The third bedroom has a plush top, queen bed with deluxe bedding. Outside, you’ll find a fully enclosed yard with lots of room for outdoor BBQ meals and play. Winter or summer, the hot tub will be a perfect spot to relax after all your Santa Cruz fun.

This three bedroom, two bath home comfortably sleeps six people.

Our goal is to ensure your Santa Cruz vacation is perfect. And with some of the best beaches and amenities within walking distance, you don’t have to go far to enjoy Santa Cruz. Twin Lakes (aka Blacks Beach), that’s only 1.5 blocks away, features great surf during the day, amazing views of the lighthouses and fire pits for roasting marshmallows in the evening. If you're a coffee person, take a quick 2 block walk to The Windmill Cafe for one of the best lattes in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz harbor is walking distance and features great restaurants like The Kind Grind, Aldo’s or the famous Crow’s Nest. Hop in your car and drive 5 minutes to the Beach Boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz or Capitola. We have a “Things to Do” binder at the house full of recommendations to help you enjoy your stay. And we’re always available prior to your arrival to help in anyway. This is sure to be one of your most memorable vacations yet!

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Kasey and Chris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Kasey and Chris

We grew up in the Bay Area and spent most of our summers in Santa Cruz. It is one of our most favorite places to unwind.

Kasey and Chris purchased this bungalow in 2013


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

3 bedroom bungalow. Steps to the beach.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Perfect vacation house with every amenity, a block and a half from a great walking beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas and Kasey and Chris had decorated a lovely (live) Christmas tree for us. Amazingly comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen for cooking Christmas dinner. A little cool to enjoy the atrium room with the football game table but must be lovely in warmer weather. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Beachy Keen Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 days at the Beachy Keen Bungalow over Thanksgiving weekend, and had a wonderful time. The home is spacious enough for 5 adults, and our dog. The hosts are accommodating and respond quickly to emails. We did not have enough time to utilize any outdoor features (BBQ, hot tub, dining, storage shed with bikes, etc) but definitely want to stay there again in warmer months, to fully experience everything this place has to offer. The beach is 2 blocks away, and a nice walk. The neighborhood is very quiet, and the fully fenced-in yard was great for our dog, and would be nice for guests with young children. There are ample board games and videos, and the beds are very soft. The dishwasher and washer/dryer are appreciated conveniences. We will return to this adorable place.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Makes us want to move to Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the bungalow in Santa Cruz, I couldn't help but imagine myself there long-term! The place felt very cozy and comfortable, was very clean and tidy and well decorated. We loved the open feel of the floor plan, with plenty of room to find our own space or spend time together. We weren't able to take advantage of the outdoor area very much, but would certainly make a point of spending more time out there on a return trip - grilling up some dinner, in the hot tub or just hanging out around the big table. The hosts have provided all of the information guests could need and were very responsive to our inquiries.

The only thing to note is that, although the neighborhood is incredibly quiet, sound travels within the bungalow quite well. Conversations or activity can be heard through closed doors, which wasn't a problem for us but could be worth considering for other visitors.

That said, we would absolutely love to spend another relaxing weekend in the bungalow on our next trip to Santa Cruz!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-maintained and appointed family cottage with fantastic outdoor space and hot tub

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here for what turned out to be a beautiful fall weekend in Santa Cruz. The house is very well-maintained as is the beautiful yard with multiple areas to sit and relax which we did. The hot tub is of course fantastic. The beach was just a short seven minute walk down 14th St. and this end of twin Lakes Beach wasn't crowded, leaving plenty of room for us to spread out and relax. The storage shed at the house was a treasure trove of chairs, bikes, beach umbrella, toys for the kids – – fantastic! We walked to dinner at Johnny's Harborside which was also great. When we found we needed something minor from the store there was one just one block away and when the house turned out not to have propane that was local too! We loved it and we will absolutely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Bungalow is Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this Bungalow for an extended Girls Weekend and we were very happy we found it on VRBO. What a gem this place is. Very Clean and Bright. We walked the short distance to the beach at the end of the road and it was beautiful. Very close to several restaurants and short Uber rides to Downtown and the Boardwalk. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of towels and supplies. The Owners have thought of everything! The hot tub was very clean and ready for us to enjoy. The outside front and back sitting areas were perfect for relaxing and hanging out, there are even bikes and beach chairs provided! Thank you so much for sharing your Beachy Keen Bungalow.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Bungalow. Hope to return soon!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Rooms were a good size and the decor was very nice. The layout of the home is very comfortable as well as the yard space. We loved the hot tub and the easy access to Twin Lakes Beach (just a short walk). We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Twin Lakes

Our house is located 2 blocks to Twin Lakes Beach - a great dog-friendly beach that's perfect for surfing, boogie boarding, fishing or just relaxing with your family. We are a 5 minute drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk where you can ride the famous Giant Dipper, spin around on the carousel, grab a delicious corn dog or funnel cake, or sun on the beach. Terrific restaurants, fun shopping and historic buildings are all located 10 minutes away in downtown Santa Cruz. And don't miss the harbor if you love boating or to start your next fishing trip. If you love to bike, some of the best mountain biking trails are just 10 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday weeks/weekends (Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years) are rented at peak rates with a 3 night minimum.

Our house is cleaned with 100% natural and non-toxic cleaning products.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms are stocked with soaps, shampoos and conditioner.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom features ensuite bathroom and deluxe Cal King bed. French doors lead to the backyard and access to the hot tub.
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming

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