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BEST OF DUNES: Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with gorgeous whitewater view!

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


About the property

Equipped Beachfront Home With Parking

3 for 2 special October 15 to May 15 (holiday periods not included)!! Three nights for the price of two! (Enter two nights in VRBO dates not three, for correct pricing)


46 Shearwater upcoming summer availability as of 8/18/17:

August 19-25 (3 nights for price of 2!)

August 29-Sept 1 (3 nights for price of 2!)

Sept 17-20 (3 nights for price of 2!)

Sept 24-29 (3 nights for price of 2!)

Oct 10-13 (3 nights for price of 2!)

Oct 16-19 (3 nights for price of 2!)


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
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Why Stacey chose Central Coast

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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Watsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Cancellations will get refund per rental contract, if the same dates re-book to another guest.


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BEST OF DUNES: Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with gorgeous whitewater view!
average rating of 4.881356 based on 64 reviews
Bay Area

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous beach house for our big family celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered to celebrate my husband's birthday and spent 3 nights here. Our ages ranged from 2 to 80. Everything was fabulous - meticulously clean, very well equipped. The common spaces and the kitchen easily accommodated all 10 of us, sometimes with more than 1 person cooking. We all enjoyed the easy walk to the beach as well as the sunroom and deck space at the house. There are lots of beach toys, beach towels, chairs, etc. - no need to bring any. The room with the loft and porthole is wonderful for kids. Access in and out was easy- we had numerous cars and arrival/departure times, and everything worked out great. The only cautionary advice is that there are really 3 bedrooms, 1 with the adjoining loft and 1 with a sleeper in the adjoining room, so our group or 4 families did some sharing, not really a problem. Having 3 bathrooms made it easy for our group as well.

Many of us made kayak excursions on 2 days, Elkhorn Slough one day and Monterey harbor the next. Access from the house was really easy, and those not participating enjoyed relaxing at the house and on the beach.

Stacey is a great manager and communicator. She sent detailed, excellent instructions and was easily reachable for a few questions. We were a little sticker-shocked by the price of this house and location, but it was well worth it! Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA


  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderfil time, spending the weekend with our family during our son's graduate from CSUMB. Traveling with 80+ year olds could be challenging in a hotel. However this home was just perfect for the entire family. The views of the ocean were amazing. The memories that we created with our son and grandparents are priceless. We can't wait to come back with our kids. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful beac home! My parents felt as if they have been reborn again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Stockton, Ca

Peaceful & Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a weekend here. This place was amazing and the owner was beyond helpful. The view was spectacular (I recommend the amazing black chair in the sun room - which was so comfy in that it was my favorite nap spot). It was close to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, Capitola etc. The house is comfy, clean, spacious, and a real getaway from it all.

We will definitely be going again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Watsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer last min (3 for 2)
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer last min (3 for 2)
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep last min midweek (3 for 2)
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep last min midweek (3 for 2)
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep last min midweek (3 for 2)
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct last min midweek (3 for 2)
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct special (3 for 2)
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 (3 for 2)
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late fall 2017 (3 for 2)
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017-18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 (3 for 2)
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018 (3 for 2)
Mar 16 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 18 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Part I 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Part II 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer Part III 2018
Jul 5 2018 - Aug 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer Part IV 2018
Aug 17 2018 - Aug 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Part I 2018 (3 for 2)
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall Part II (3 for 2)
Nov 2 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2018 (3 for 2)
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2018-19
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 1 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99

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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