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BEST OF PAJARO DUNES: 3 for 2! Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with VIEWS & KID STUFF

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,304 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

Equipped Beachfront Home With Parking

3 for 2 special for stay dates from NOW to May 24 !! Book two nights and get the third added free!

(Enter two nights in VRBO dates not three, for correct pricing - if weekend use Fri/Sat only)


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).

To view a walk-through video of the home, click through the slideshow photos above and when you get to the photo with the arrow, click on it. Or, go directly to: https:

To view a video of the path to the beach from this home, go directly to:

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

More Details

Property Manager
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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.

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: 14
  • Max. adults: 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 14
  • Sitting room adjoining master - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out couch has queen memory foam mattress - brand new!
    Third bedroom with loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen, a twin bunkbed set, and a double futon platform loft
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin fold-out foam chair; and en-suite bathroom with shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King bed plus twin foam fold-out chair
  • Bedroom configurations: Master: King; bathroom with stall shower; twin fold-out foam chair (for kid, with bedding) Sitting Room: adjoins Master and has queen memory foam pull out couch Second Master: King; bathroom with stall shower; twin fold-out foam chair (for kid, with bedding) Third Bedroom: Queen bed, set of twin bunks, 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 PAJARO DUNES: 3 for 2! Amazing oceanfront HOUSE with VIEWS & KID STUFF
average rating of 4.875 based on 69 reviews

Best house we have stayed at!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home and amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This place is over the top and a wonderful retreat from our family. We have always loved this area and beach, and this home makes it that much more special. It has everything you would ever need and more room than you can imagine. We would love to return! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! 😊

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $325
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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