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Casa de la Contenta, Spectacular Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Boasting one of the most breathtaking views in Santa Cruz County

This extraordinary home combines a love of nature and with luxury to create an environment that captures the essence of California coast living and its indoor-outdoor orientation designed to take full advantage of these secluded and breathtaking surroundings. Casa De Contenta will give you a taste for what it is to live in Big Sur, a lifestyle that combines a spirit of adventure and nature with a passion for the unparalleled natural beauty.

You will sigh with "contentment" the moment you drive through the private gate on to this beautiful property. Step into the light-filled entryway and experience the soothing elegance and unparalleled 260 degree ocean views of this immaculate 3-bedroom, 3-bath home nestled within the grounds of New Brighton State Beach. A calm neutral palette is woven throughout this handsome single-level house, imparting a sense of unity to the restrained simplicity of the architecture and décor.

The brand new and contemporary gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops, top of the line appliances and custom cabinetry which is a standout feature of the home. Enjoy indoor-outdoor views and interact with others in the dining room, or in the outdoor BBQ area, complete with Rumsford stone fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Whether you prefer to dine simply or prepare more elaborate gourmet meals, everything you need is provided, including two Wolfe ovens, a six burner gas range, SubZero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and two sinks (one with filtered drinking water) as well as separate bar area complete with two wine refrigerators. Discriminating chefs will appreciate the vast selection of dishes, wine glasses, sharpened knives, platters, cooking and bakeware, utensils and accessories provided. A large selection of cookbooks and cooking magazines are on hand to inspire you.

The living room is bathed in light from the floor to ceiling windows that look out on to the wraparound deck and Capitola Bay beyond. The living room features a centralized gas fireplace with artistic brick outlay in muted neutral tones of yellow, tan, and peach to accents the coloring of the designer furniture which includes two cozy oversized reading chairs and plush sofa … perfect for curling up on during a foggy morning! Step outside onto the deck and be welcomed by an outdoor seating for 6, lounge chairs for 4, a chiminea, and two shade umbrellas. Take a long soak in Japanese soaking tub which offers 260 degrees of unparalleled ocean views from Capitola to Monterey, Pacific Grove to the famous 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach.

The master bedroom features a queen sized bed and fireplace and TV, with an extra large walk-in shower equipped with three rain-shower heads. The master bathroom features his and her vanity areas, separate water closet and is bathed in light from the giant skylight and warmed by the neutral colors in the porcelain and granite. A generous walk-in closet is available for your personal belongings.

The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and en suite lovely and bright bathroom with stone shower.

The third bedroom doubles as a den, and features a sunny atrium with queen sized day bed. There are shelves of books for your perusal, and a collection of DVD's to watch on the 55" wall mount HDTV.

A 5 minute walk through the woods by trail within New Brighton State Park will take you to the beach or when the tide is out, to the village of Capitola.

Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the Pacific Ocean locals frolic in their habitat, you may see humpback whales, dolphins, sea otters, surfers, paddle boarders, ships and much more.

A little piece of Big Sur …. imported to Santa Cruz County just for you.



TOT # CO00483

More Details

Property Manager
Beachnest Property Management & Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Beachnest Property Management & Vacation Rentals

Beachnest Vacation Rentals offers you the finest assortment of vacation rentals and beach rentals in Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a fun vacation rental for a week-long family reunion, a family and pet-friendly vacation home, or a romantic getaway – the ultimate vacation experience awaits you in sunny Santa Cruz. Our comfortable, well-maintained and fully furnished vacation rentals provide you with a true home-away-from-home and each property is close to all that Santa Cruz County has to offer. Allow us to help customize your Santa Cruz vacation rental with the amenities that are most important to you – from dramatic oceanfront whitewater views to family and pet-friendly properties, we focus on top-notch customer service from the time you begin your initial inquiry, to the time that you check-out – our highest priority is to exceed your expectations.


Aptos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Step into a beautiful master bath with a walk in shower with
    guest bathroom - toilet , shower , this bathroom is located in the main hallway and is the main
    Back bedroom bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom is attached to the back bedroom and is a
  • Three full bathrooms are beautifully appointed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful master bedroom with Cable TV. Lie in bed at look
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed in situated a glass arboretum. Fall asleep to the
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Beautiful bedroom with its own private bath
  • Master bedroom with king sized bed has en suite bathroom. Second bedroom is queen bed with en suite bathroom. Third bedroom is also a cozy den.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants ...
  • theme parks ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf ...
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf ...
  • hiking
  • mountain biking ...
  • pier fishing ...
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa de la Contenta, Spectacular Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Home was a perfect setting for our family reunion. We had our space for quiet time and ample room for bonding. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Conni, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Casa de la Contenta. Thank you for choosing Beachnest Vacation Rentals, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, I and our 9 year old son thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home that is beautiful inside and out. Our son attended a local day camp so he was home evenings and Saturday and we adults had some time to relax on our own. There is so much to enjoy. The gorgeous ocean view from the spacious deck and from most rooms in the house, the lovely outdoor cooking/dining area on the inland side and the tasteful and comfortable interior. Our son enjoyed riding his scooter around the campground next door and sitting in the hot tub on the deck. We also went to a Saturday night sing along at the campground. The yard is not fenced and there are some steep drop offs. We felt comfortable with our 9 year old but it might not be good for a small child. There is a steep hill going to the beach so we decided not to haul chairs down there and we spent our time on the deck enjoying the panoramic view. One day we walked to Capitola for lunch (about 40 mins. each way).

Liz, the property manager, met us at the house at check in. She was very helpful and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirsten, you will always be our first official guest at the Casa de la Contenta and we thank you very much for your nice feedback and for taking such good care of the property. We hope to have the chance to host you again next summer!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sea Escape Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Short walk down a path
Car: recommended

Situated within New Brighton Beach State Park, hiking trails abound. Walk to Capitola Village when the tide is out. To the South you can walk for miles on the white sandy beaches of Seacliff State Beach, Rio Del Mar and beyond. Santa Cruz is just a 10 minute drive North.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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