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BEST OF DUNES: Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with WHITEWATER VIEWS and kid stuff!!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,304 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Equipped Beachfront Home With Parking

Last minute discount rates for remaining available dates in 2017 - enter your dates for an accurate sale quote!

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3 for 2 special Jan 2 to May 10 (holiday periods not included)!! Book two nights, get the third free! (Enter two nights in VRBO dates not three, for correct pricing)

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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).

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 12 people on comfortable beds, 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: two double beds 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. The hall bedroom can also be a 'family' bedroom as it has three double beds.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Stacey
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! It was our best 4th of July as a family! This house is quite a gem!"
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Watsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2304 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • 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:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom for second master - toilet , shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , tub , jets shown in photo are non-operational
  • Two bathrooms have stall showers; third bathroom has huge tub/shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Third bedroom with loft - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two doubles plus a loft with a double futon that kids love!
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king , En-suite bathroom with shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed plus attached sitting room w/ queen pull-out couch
    Sitting room adjoining master - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch has queen memory foam mattress - brand new!
  • Bedroom configurations: Master: King; bathroom with stall shower Sitting Room: adjoins Master and has queen memory foam pull out couch Second Master: King; bathroom with stall shower Third Bedroom: Two double beds plus loft with double futon platform; hall bathroom with tub/shower combination
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cancellations will get refund per rental contract, if the same dates re-book to another guest.

Reviews

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BEST OF DUNES: Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with WHITEWATER VIEWS and kid stuff!!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 67 reviews
Bay Area
5

Perfection in details

  • 5 of 5

My family rents at Pajaro a few times each year and have never stayed at a house, or condo twice. This may be the exception. Everyone really loved it there. It is easy access, driveway parking, 5 total stairs (perfect for grandpa and toddlers), spacious, CLEAN, and holy schmoley - HAS reliable WiFi! as well as a full TV selection, and TV's in several rooms! (super rare in pajaro.) It was so well stocked, I really just needed some clothes and food, even though we had an age range from 9 months to 75. I forgot my beach chairs, they were there, couldn't fit the double stroller in my car - there was one there...didn't realize there were basketball courts, the balls were there for my teenage sons... extra pillows, extra blankets, the softest towels ever... all there. Perfection!

Stacey sent documents in advance that detailed everything, including how to order pizza and chinese delivered to the house, left contact info if there was any issues, we were even greeted with a bottle of wine upon arrival.

The house is 2 homes from the beach path, which- I normally try and rent next to the path, but with this house, the path STARTS a few feet from the garage, so it didnt matter as much... and the beach- if you have never been, TONS of shells at low tide, and early AM, and we saw the full gammot- dolphins daily, whales daily, seals and sea lions hourly, and even an otter or two almost on the sand, directly in front of the house. Of course, sunsets to die for.... all 4 nights we were there.

Bonus... sun room has SOUND PROOF GLASS when you close the sliding doors... did I mention I have twin toddlers? yeah, that was HUGE. We set up a blow up pool, added some toys, (not water) and they played through windy and cold afternoons for hours. When the tired and grumpy hit - soundproof. perfect.

The only negative is- My goofball 17 year old son cut his foot running on the beach, and I didnt pack a first aid kit.. there was plenty of paper towels and scotch tape... but a few band aids would have been cool. Other than that - the place is perfect... HIGHLY recomend this home, and for that matter - any home Stacey rents. She was awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our 3-day getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our group of 10 women. Comfy house, big table to gather around, spectacular view.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location and wonderful facilities in which to have a very nice family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice accommodations for a family large and small, young and old. Ample opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holt, Michigan
5

A great place for an extended family!

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-appointed home in a fantastic location overlooking the beach and surf of Monterey Bay. Everything you need, for all ages...a good kitchen and eating area, plenty of room to spread out, great window views of the ocean and an expansive, unpopulated beach. Add to that all the beach toys and equipment you need for all the kids (and adults), along with a grill and beach bonfire/s'more making capabilities and you have all you need for a great vacation.

Internet is good although phone service can (thankfully) be spotty!

Location between Monterey and Santa Cruz is ideal for outings.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Califoria
4

A great beach front location!

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely time at Best of Dunes with my family this July. Would definitely rent again! So fun to be able to make a beach fire and roast marshmallows, find sand dollars and shells on the beach, and walk endlessly. Pajaro is quiet and not crowded which is a plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Best Beach House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We experienced whales, otters and a million Byrd's- literally!!! Great rental worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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