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Charming Beach Bungalow just Two Blocks to the Beach! (2-BR, 1-BA)

Bedrooms 2
Space 836 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Rent this recently renovated Beach Bungalow with newly landscaped patio.

This charming beach bungalow represents the classic Pleasure Point beach accommodation. It has been recently remodeled, including: exterior and interior paint, new roof, new hardwood floor, new light fixtures and window treatments, new bedroom carpeting, and patio landscaping.

Located less than 2 blocks from the beach, it is a short walk to the 38th Avenue stairs or a stroll down East Cliff Drive.

The property is also located just 2 blocks from the quaint 41st Avenue downtown area, making it easy to access local coffee shops, restaurants, surf shops, and other local businesses, just a short walk away.

The kitchen in the bungalow is fully stocked, and also plenty of beach amenities are provided including surfboards, paddle board, boogie boards, beach chairs & towels, beach cruisers, etc.

More Details

Laurie Knox
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About Laurie Knox

We are a Menlo Park family that frequently uses the Bungalow, along with the Owner's House at the back of the property, as a beach and surf destination to enjoy with friends and family.

Laurie Knox purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Laurie Knox chose Central Coast

We purchased the property because it is perfectly situated in Pleasure Point within walking distance of both the best beaches and surf, and 41st Street downtown. Being 2 blocks up from the beach, we have a double lot size compared to most houses 1 block up, and have a nice side patio for outdoor relaxation, BBQ'ing and dining al fresco.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Bungalow is small, but has incredible beach charm. We have enjoyed renovating the Bungalow and have made it perfect for our family's beach getaways. The neighborhood is quiet and neighbors all friendly, as you will find in the laid-back Pleasure Point area.


Opal Cliffs Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 836 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , plus 1 trundle bed
  • Family room has queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Beach Bungalow just Two Blocks to the Beach! (2-BR, 1-BA)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
san francisco, ca

Small, charming cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed the Knoxs' cottage, which was clean, charming and all we needed for a fun Santa Cruz weekend. They've done a lot to turn a smaller, rustic joint into a warm, inviting space: Solidly stocked kitchen. Good beds and bedding. Comfy seating. Functional outdoor area. Nice design flourishes. And we really appreciated the cottage having so much beach gear so we didn't need to bring all of our own. Pleasure Point is a great part of town to stay in for surfers -- the beach is indeed just down the street -- and those who want a little quiet with their coffee (in fact, nearby Cat & Cloud Coffee is outstanding). We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy home close to the beach with all amenities you need!

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kids ages 6 and 2), all family, and had a great time staying here for 2 nights. Very nice, warm, cozy and comfortable place. Kids loved the bunk beds and the adults too! My son loved playing the Xbox occasionally. We didn't use the kitchen much since we were out all day pretty much but it was fully equipped. There is one bathroom so be prepared to plan the shower/brush routine so there isn't a queue! The patio area is great. Good places to eat close by. Beach is a short walk away. Overall we had fun and would have explored the house and surroundings more if we had more time to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! Loved the location - really fun to watch all the surfers. The house is the best stocked I have ever rented through VRBO. It had everything we needed in the kitchen, laundry and for the beach. We had flown in so really appreciated it. Loved the quiet and private patio on the side where we ate meals and hung out. Good donut place within walking distance too for coffee and treats in the morning. Teens also used the bikes which they loved. Highly recommend. Also enjoyed the local Patagonia outlet and the redwoods in the state park just outside of town.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! We had such a great stay. It is walking distance to the ocean and surf as well as restaurants, coffee shots, convenient stores, etc. The house is located in the best and most beautiful area of Santa Cruz. It has everything you need and the booking process is smooth and easy. Such a lovely getaway. Thanks for a wonderful time in Santa Cruz! We are looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasure Point Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is the coziest, cutest little beach house! We had a blast staying here! My husband and I and our two kids along with our friend and her two kids had an amazing time here. The house is two blocks from pleasure point, 5 minute bike ride to Capitola village and super close to pretty much everything you could want! We walked to coffee at Verve and to pizza at Pleasure Pizza (super delicious!) and of course to the beach each morning to watch the surfers compete for waves in only one of the most amazing surf spots in the world!

The house itself is small but super clean and cozy! The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. The house has an amazing patio with BBQ, propane heater and tons of seating. We really loved all the beach amenities that this house / owners offered for sharing! They have longboards and boogie boards, skim boards and beach chairs, sand toys, paddle board and beach cruisers -seriously I could go on!

The owner was Laurie was super quick to respond to my email and easy to deal through the whole rental process. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great find! It is close to a great coffee shop, restaurants and beach shops and less than a mile to Capitola Village (a beautiful walk). It is also minutes from the Boardwalk. The house is charming, efficient and very comfortable. It really offered everything we could need. We loved taking a break from eating out to BBQ on the patio one night and it was so nice to have skim and boogie boards as well as bikes to use. We can't wait to come back next summer with the hope of staying longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
around the corner
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
De La Vega Golf & Lodge
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Capitola Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
around the corner
Nearest Beach
Pleasure Point beaches
Car: not necessary

Our charming Beach Bungalow is located in the heart of Santa Cruz's Pleasure Point area, just 2 blocks from the beach. This is home to the world reknowned surf area 'The Point' and 'The Hook' and some of Santa Cruz's best beaches.

The Bungalow is also conveniently located 2 blocks from the quaint downtown area of 41st Avenue, home to many local shops, restaurants, surf shops, and local stores.

It is a quiet neighborhood, and a great place to relax for the weekend or longer, stroll along East Cliff with a view of the ocean, walk along the beach, or enjoy some of Capitola and Santa Cruz's best restaurants. Dive into the ocean with your surfboard, or head up to the mountains for a hike or mountain bike ride.

Take a 10-minute drive up the coast to visit the classic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or a 3-mile trip up to the Santa Cruz Harbor where you can watch the boats come in and out of the channel or rent a kayak.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 50-minute drive to the south, or stop in at the Kayak Connection in Moss Landing just 21 miles down Highway 1 and paddle around with the sea otters and harbor seals.

Whatever you decide to do, rest assured there is something for everyone and you will leave feeling relaxed and wanting to come back to the beach!


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season B
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

If booked more than a month in advance, then half the Rent/Tax/Cleaning Fee are due at time of booking, and the remainder is due 30 days in advance.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All minimum stays negotiable.
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) #CO00184

Rent, Cleaning Fee and 11% County Tax are due at the time of booking if reservation is made within one month of stay.
Separate Reservation Deposit of $500 due at time of booking, converts to Security Deposit upon arrival, and will be refunded within 14 days of departure assuming no damages.
Personal checks and cashier's checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.