About the property
- House2304 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Equipped Beachfront Home With Parking
(3 nights for price of 2 returns starting October 15!)
Current summer availability (edited 5/18/18):
May 31-June 8
June 25-July 5
Welcome to House 46 at Pajaro Dunes, also known as 'The Sanctuary.' This is an oceanfront, single family home stocked full of everything you might need, and more! It has its own driveway and garage for convenient access (unlike other homes you can only access by a long boardwalk with a cart).
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To view a video of the path to the beach from this home, go directly to: https://youtu.be/O9fWqoueO3Y
The living room, dining room and kitchen all face the ocean with full ocean views. Look for whales and dolphins! The three-sided river rock fireplace is charming and cozy. A back deck runs the length of the home, and an ocean view sunroom allows for beach watching while fully indoors. The sunroom makes this home particularly great for grandparents who want to watch little ones enjoy the beach but not walk down. Most of the home is on one level, with just three steps separating the living room area from the 'bedroom wing.'
This home sleeps up to 12 adults on comfortable beds, plus 2 kids on fold-out foam chairs, in the following configuration:
(1) Master: king bed and en suite bathroom, some ocean view (sleeps 2);
(2) Sitting Room: adjoins master (separated by a curtain not wall), has pull-out couch with queen memory foam mattress (brand new), wet bar, and ocean view (sleeps 2);
(3) Second master: king bed and en suite bathroom (sleeps 2);
(4) Hall bedroom: a queen bed, plus a set of twin bunks, plus a loft with a double futon platform bed (sleeps 6), share hall bathroom
The sleeping arrangements are flexible such that the Master and adjoining sitting room can be a 'family' bedroom using the queen pull-out couch. They are separated by a curtain. Or, the hall bedroom can also be a 'family' bedroom as it has a queen bed plus a set of twin bunks, plus a double futon mattress in a cool loft that kids love.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE INCREASED OUR MAXIMUM HEADCOUNT TO 14 BUT ONLY IF IT INCLUDES AT LEAST 2 KIDS. The home will be "cozy" with that many people. It would feel more spacious with 10-12 people. We do count all kids in total headcounts.
The separation between the bedroom wing and the gathering rooms in this home provides excellent privacy when needed for contemplation, alone time or a peaceful midday nap.
The large, updated kitchen can accommodate multiple chefs to create amazing feasts for your group. A wall oven plus a microwave and stovetop, two sinks, and all the pots, pans, plates, cutlery, glassware and cook's tools you could want. (There is also easy and fast delivery from nearby Watsonville, choose from Chinese or Pizza!) A new Weber propane BBQ is right outside the kitchen on a deck sheltered from ocean breezes where outdoor furniture allows you to relax and eat outside (we provide propane plus a spare). An extra fridge in the garage is a great resource for storing ice, food and drinks for your group's entire stay.
House 46 also offers dedicated wifi for surfing, working or streaming, plus flat-screen TVs, Comcast cable channels, and Blu-Ray DVD players. It also has beach supplies, toys and games for kids, and an extensive book and DVD lending library. We have a high chair and pak n play for the little ones, along with step stools in every bathroom.
Pajaro Dunes itself is a private, gated community directly on the dunes of Monterey Bay.
Because only those occupying Pajaro Dunes accommodations can enter the community, the beach at Pajaro Dunes is quiet and you may have it all to yourself much of the time. Activities abound in Pajaro Dunes, including surfing, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, shuffleboard, birding, and shelling (all inside the community).
It is also a quick and easy drive to Santa Cruz, Monterey, the Monterey Aquarium, Carmel, the redwoods of the Forest of Nisene Marks in Aptos, berry picking, Gilroy garlic festival and Gilroy outlet shopping. Fishing and whale watching excursions can be booked out of nearby Moss Landing, which is also the closest surf break (although plenty of people surf and boogie board at Pajaro Dunes).
Please feel free to call anytime with questions at 831-200-DUNE. We are not limited to 'office hours'!
Please note that no pets are allowed at Pajaro Dunes rental homes per the Homeowners Association.
Cal BRE Brokers License # 01970986
Santa Cruz County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate # CO 00113
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Stacey chose Watsonville
This home is a rare find on the California coast - a beautiful and large beach home that sleeps 12, perched right on the dune with full ocean views and has its own parking! The quality of your accommodations affects the quality of your vacation -- you deserve this!
What makes this House unique
This cherished family home has been called the Healing House, the Sanctuary and the Pearl of Pajaro. This home resonates with the decades of loving times enjoyed by the family and friends that have been its caretaker and kept it perfectly updated and fresh. Those who visit this home leave restored, rejuvenated, and with new insights and renewed intentions -- including those who didn't know they needed it in the first place.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
My favorite place to visit
Loved this house
Love the view
Will continue to go back as often as we can
A Little Heaven on Earth!
Words cannot describe the beautiful view of the ocean, the sounds of the crashing waves, and the sunsets were phenomenal! The home is perfectly laid out for multiple families with the bedrooms (and private baths) on the higher level and living space/kitchen on the lower. The living room is fully stocked entertainment wise with lots of comfy seating, dvds, games, books, and a kids corner. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals with lots of space for sit down dining! My hubby and grandsons loved the sunroom with binoculars so they could whale watch, and yes Pops fell asleep quite easily in the tilt recliner there! The beach chairs and sand toys were an added bonus and we used them daily building sandcastles and looking for sand dollars, they are everywhere!! the outdoor shower head was perfect for rinsing our newfound treasures and little sandy feet! The entire culdesac is very quiet and peaceful and we even ventured onto the beach at night to build a bonfire with the burn pot provided from this beautiful home! This place is well maintained, exceptionally clean, meticulously beach themed throughout and you just can’t find a place more perfect than this if you have a large family, we fit 11 in easily, and the owner responded quickly (though we experienced no issues whatsoever) to all my emails prior to the trip. My 4 year old granddaughter summarized my feelings about this place perfectly when they were leaving the last night “but Grammy, this place is so beautiful I want to live here forever”! Completely agree my little sweetie!!
Perfect family beach vacation
We were a family of seven, including two toddlers and we had the time of our lives. This house was perfect for our needs. We took long beach walks, flew kites, enjoyed other's bonfires, loved all the kid toys, great conversations had, game playing and a well equipped kitchen. We would love to come back.
Great location and well equipped for all kinds of activities. We all loved our time
Besides the sounds and sights of the beach, we were gifted with a pod of whales frolicking out beyond the deck. It was an amazing sight. We had a great time.
Another Amazing Winter Stay
Rain, a full moon, sunshine, gorgeous starry nights—our stay had it all! We enjoyed relaxing walks on the beach, sitting on the deck soaking up the sunshine, delicious dinners we prepared in the well equipped kitchen, and an Oscar party. We collected more sand dollars and other seashells than ever before, and saw myriad sea birds and even a few dolphins. We also took trips to Phil’s in Moss Landing, shopping in Carmel, dining at Passionfish in Pacific Grove, and Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola. Lunch at Jalisco in Watsonville was delicious—they even prepared fresh guacamole right at the table.
Once again we found that winter is an exceptional time to visit the beach house—no fog, light traffic, panoramic views of the beach from the deck, and surprisingly good weather. The kitchen has been upgraded to include a brand new refrigerator and dishwasher. The spacious two-car garage has been equipped with a new washer and dryer. We wish we could live here year round, but were fortunate enough to enjoy a warm and comfortable March/February retreat in an amazing home.
Best house we have stayed at!!
The first thing we noticed was how well the house was stocked for all occasions. There were plenty of (matching) plates, flatware and even wine glasses! We have stayed a numerous houses in Pajaro Dunes and this was the best one for our group. We had 3 kids (3, 1.5 and 4 mos.) The house came with a pack n' play, high chair, bumbo seat and an area for the kids to play. It was great! There was an extra fridge in the garage which also helped store the excess food.
The beach was easily accessible and there were a couple places to wash your sandy feet. The Master bedroom was perfect for our family of 5. It was HUGE and broken into two parts, so it worked out great!
All bedrooms had TV's and plenty of clean linens and towels.
This house was amazing and we will definitely rent it again soon!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please see rental contract for additional details. Default check-in time is 4 pm on day of arrival and check-out time is 11 am on day of departure. Different times might be available under special arrangement but are not guaranteed.