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Pajaro Dunes Resort: Pelican Point Beach Condo - Beach, Ocean & River Views

Watsonville, CA, USA
  • Condo1332 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

2 Bedroom, 2 Ba condo - Originally a 3 bdrm, now larger living areas! Sleeps 5

There's a special advantage to the Pelican Point homes at Pajaro. Being at the most private, expansive portion of the beach means true serenity. We're at the point, and you'll enjoy fabulous views & quiet!

Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or a vacation on the beach without the expense and hassles of distant travel, Pajaro Dunes, located equidistant from Monterey and Santa Cruz is an ideal location. Enjoy a relaxing 'stay-cation' in our gated community which offers 24/7 on site security, private beaches, and natural wonders. Birding enthusiasts enjoy an array from curlews and dowitchers to avocets and egrets to cormorants and pelicans, and much more.

Pelican 55 is a lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on the first floor with direct access to the beach. This was originally a 3 bedroom home, recently remodeled to allow more open & spacious living areas. Our covered patio and living room’s large windows face toward Monterey, giving you a full view of the Pajaro River, the ocean and lots of seabirds & wildlife. Ocean waves can be seen making their way up the wide beach, too. Step off the patio to the boardwalk and a short walk to the beach. You'll find the beach is pristine and quiet - your own oasis! Because we face southwest, we enjoy beautiful sunrises over the river while avoiding the uncomfortable winds often found in the evening at sunset. When it cools down, electric heat keeps you warm - or call to have a bonfire set up on the beach for you! S'mores anyone? There is also a bird sanctuary about 25 yards away protecting the rare birds.

If you are up for more than sunning on the beach, there are a number of activities such as biking, jogging, world famous golf, kayaking, surfing, whale watching, and scuba diving available in the area. There are tennis, sand volleyball, and basketball courts on the premises.

Santa Cruz is a short drive away and great fun for the kids and the young at heart. Don’t forget the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and the great restaurants in Monterey, as well as great restaurants and shops just a few miles away in Moss Landing. Carmel and Big Sur are wonderful day trips as well! You can buy fresh fish at Moss Landing for BBQ on the propane grill on the patio or for preparing in our fully equipped kitchen.

Pelican 55 is fully equipped and furnished for 5 adults. 2 bedrooms (king bed, two twin beds), a daybed and a double sofa bed in the living area, up to 7 with children can be accommodated. Extra little ones? The sofa sleeper and day bed would be great for them. Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled. One has a shower, and the other has a bathtub with shower. Soft white bathrobes are there for your comfort. This home offers high speed internet and HDTV and Blu-ray in both the living room and the master bedroom! All complimentary. The unit is about 1332 sq. ft.

There is a lobby store inside the north gate (look for the 'Shorebirds' entrance sign) that sells beer and wine, as well as clothing, gifts, and snacks. You can also borrow a book or movie (free!) while you’re there, and pick up the daily newspaper, hot coffee, free sports equipment, ice, and nearly anything you may have forgotten. Ask about the fabulous kites!

You surely will enjoy your stay at Pelican 55!

Keywords: pajaro dunes, beach front, ocean and river views, ground floor, great condo. Secluded and quiet. Condominium beach rental, vacation

County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate #CO00155

Certified since 1973.

Property Manager

Pajaro Dunes Resort

Member Since 2014
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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Pajaro Dunes Resort

We recently purchased the home from Georgeann, and plan to continue renting the home with the special touches she became known for! As she did, we rely on the Resort staff for Guest Services. If you've stayed with us before, you'll find your robes waiting, and Guest Service staff ready to assist you with advance Aquarium tickets (no lines!), restaurants that deliver, fun activities from zip lining to horseback rides on the beach and more!

Pajaro Dunes Resort purchased this Condo in 2014

Why Pajaro Dunes Resort chose Santa Cruz County

Spacious, with spectacular sunrises! Steps from the beach; Adjacent to bird sanctuary; Quiet. Ideal for children's sand activities. First floor. No climbing stairs. Great for seniors, teens with their surf boards, romantic getaway, and families with young children. All ages flying kites. Guest message 7/20/15 says it all: Dear Mary and Family, Thank you so much for the gift basket! That was so generous and nice of you! It was full of so many great things and we really appreciate your kindness. Your condo was so beautifully decorated, so clean and serene. We had a wonderful week at Pajaro Dunes - I think it was the best reunion we've had with the kids and grandkids. They were so happy with the sand dollars they found and all the fun they had digging in the sand at the beach. The weather was good all week. Added bonus - my 25 y.o. daughter slept on your day bed and when she woke up in the mornings her back didn't hurt like it often does! Thanks again for the basket and for letting us stay in your beautiful condo. Sincerely, Betty M.

What makes this Condo unique

Built as 3 br, then remodeled to 2 br to create more spacious living areas. Floor to ceiling windows look out across the sand to the pajaro river, and then southwest to the ocean. Steps to the beach. Hdtv & high speed internet. Truly a home away from home.


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        Convertible Sofa Bed & Day Bed


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • There are hair dryers available.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront
          • Resort
            Many tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, bocci, Sandpiper event center, Lobby with gift shop, free DVD rentals, tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium, & more!
          • Water View


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking is free
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped for any chef!
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    TV in Living Room & Master Bedroom
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Nearby is a wonderful course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayak through the Elkhorn Slough & see the Sea Otters!
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        Dozens of tennis courts!


                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Staff


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • This special home is relaxing for all, with personal touches throughout. If you'd like a home away from home, on a pristine beach with natural lagoons & river nearby, then this is the ideal home for you. Enjoy serenity, wonderful weather & stunning sunrises & sets - affordably!

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    15 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely, well supplied condo on the beach.

                                                                    Debbie C.San Ramon, CA

                                                                    A great deal of attention to detail went into this delightful beach rental property. The beds are comfy & warm. The kitchen was well supplied for cooking. Washer/dryer very convenient. We loved being able to walk right out onto the beach. The location is one of the best we've stayed in with no condos in front of us, just wide open beach, river & ocean views! The telescope was a great addition. The furnishings were comfortable, particularly loved the little daybed nook. The deck chairs a nice plus. Linens were plush & plentiful. Mats were even supplied for the beach! Lots of games and puzzles from which to choose. Overall a wonderful place for a visit!

                                                                    Lovely Condo for Family Reunion and Bird Watching

                                                                    Kristi F.-

                                                                    Four sisters and our 85 year old mother had a wonderful reunion at this lovely Pelican condo. The condo was beautifully and tastefully decorated, with lots of art, including watercolors by the owner. We all fit comfortably in the condo, and enjoyed the cozy robes and well appointed kitchen. This slice of luxury was an interesting contrast to the natural world all around us. From the condo, we could hear and see the surf and take long walks on the beach collecting sea glass and sand dollars. We could also watch the egrets and great blue herons in the Pajaro River, and enjoy the songs of the songbirds on the observation bench overlooking the Watsonville Slough. A very restorative stay for all of us, and a great escape from the mid summer heat.

                                                                    Just right.

                                                                    BANorthern California

                                                                    Comfortable, quiet, wonderful views...

                                                                    Delightful décor, felt like home. Will come again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for staying with us at Pajaro Dunes Resort. We're so glad you found the home to be comfortable and relaxing. Pelican Point is truly special with its private location. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

                                                                    Pelican Point #55 Rental

                                                                    Barbara B.-

                                                                    This is a very comfortable property on the ground floor which makes access to the beach and the car very easy. Walking along the beach is great and not strenuous. Ocean view from inside the condo is impeded by the high sand dunes but you do have a great view of the various birds that come to visit the river inlet. The wooden walkways are noisy when walked upon and right next to the bedrooms. Would suggest a new coffee pot but otherwise we found everything we needed in the kitchen. Centrally located for quick and easy visiting Santa Cruz or Monterey. Carts available for easy loading and unloading of the car. Lovely setting. Will definitely return.

                                                                    loved it

                                                                    Sandra M.

                                                                    We had a great time at Pelican Point #55. The place was clean and had a very well equipped kitchen. The living area has a great view of the river and we loved that the patio was out of the wind. The kids spent hours on the beach finding shells and building things out of drift wood. We could just watch from the patio with a cup of coffee. It can't get more relaxing. We'll definitely be back.

                                                                    Great get away

                                                                    Everett C.

                                                                    This was a last minute trip. It turned out great. The unit had everything I didn't bring. Thanks for a good weekend.


                                                                    Watsonville, CA, USA

                                                                    Lagoon & sea birds, egrets, and a large family of ducks live here! Pajaro is a very serene, gated community along several miles of pristine & private beach. A short drive takes you to wonderful restaurants & shopping, the monterey bay aquarium, beautiful carmel, the santa cruz beach boardwalk, wineries, outlet stores and more.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    Pajaro Dunes Resort will contact you by phone to confirm your reservation. We want to make sure this home is best suited for you and your guests' needs. We look forward to having you!

                                                                    15 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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