check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

New Modern Luxury, Perfect Oceanview Location!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 bed w/downstairs family room. Perfect for kids, two families or executives.

This is a newly remodeled modern styled beach house with great ocean views that is and really upscale!

In addition to the pictures - to see more of our wonderful beach house, click on the small "video" box at the top of any of the photos or scroll to the bottom and click on the "Owner's Website Link."

It is unique in that it has a large family/extra living room downstairs making it perfect for a large family with "kids downstairs, adults upstairs," 4 couples or an executive retreat. It is a big 4-bedroom home located on one of the most sought after streets in Santa Cruz. From the spa to the fire pit to the outdoor shower to the beach cruisers, boogie boards and beach wagon, it is all set up for fun! Plus, spend the evenings cooking in a fully stocked awesome kitchen and then relaxing in front of a stunning new linear fireplace. This house is a great blend of functionality and nearly impeccable, sophisticated, modern luxury.

Enjoy new graywashed hardwood floors, comfortable hip furniture, a fantastic new kitchen and designer bathrooms. Sleep in new beds with fine linens (all 540 thread count) and enjoy the two gas fireplaces and two home theater systems. It is super clean and is full of fun amenities.

It is on a quiet street that is a short walk to the beach and 3 minutes by bike to Pleasure Point or the Yacht Harbor and a 12 minute bike or 5 minute drive to the Boardwalk or Capitola. Note that our street, 24th ave. has a great viewing bench at the end of the street, but no stairs down to the beach - so it stays uncrowded and kids can play on the street. It is a 1 min. 30 second walk to 23rd street to enter Santa Maria beach

This has been a very popular 5-star rental home that our family had rented via VRBO...We liked it so much, that as previous renters, we purchased it the moment it came onto the market last November. We have since remodeled the house and are renting it on a limited basis to keep it in great condition.

Sleeps 10

UPSTAIRS:

Kitchen - New and fully stocked with Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch gas cooktop, large pantry, Keurig coffee maker, stainless oven and microwave. Included is a new set of pots and pans, knives, silverware, glassware, BBQ utensils, bowls, cutting boards, toaster, popcorn maker, and dishes. The cabinetry has dynamic colors, quartz countertops and a glass tile splash.

Living Room - New linear gas fireplace surrounded by stone and mahogany cabinets, 55" flat screen TV, Home theater system, Apple TV, DVD player, universal remote, large modern sectional couch and two reclining swivel chairs.

Dining room - New custom dining table and chairs with gorgeous ocean, mountain and sunset views.

Front deck - New Webber gas grill, dining table and swivel chairs for enjoying the view

Upstairs Master - New firm Cal King mattress with gel infused memory foam topper. Flat screen TV, two closets, stunning master bathroom with large shower, walnut cabinets and fantastic tile surrounding a floating mirror. There is a hair dryer, a makeup mirror and an iron & ironing board.

Upstairs Queen Room - New Euro plush queen mattress with memory foam topper. View of the ocean and fun black and white Santa Cruz photos.

Upstairs guest bath - Gorgeous mahogany cabinets, exciting finishes and bathtub with rain shower.

Laundry room - Full sized Maytag washer and dryer, laundry sink.

DOWNSTAIRS:

Downstairs King Room - New European Sleepworks Cal King Mattress with matching latex memory topper. Right side tuned plush, left side tuned firm. Large closet.

Downstairs Queen/Bunk room. One queen and three twins (one twin is a high-quality folding bed) in a large fun-shaped room with a large closet.

Downstairs living/family room - 55" flat screen TV, DVD player, Home theater system, Gas fireplace surrounded by custom cabinetry with built-in desk. Large doors lead to outdoor patio. Tile floors.

Downstairs Bathroom - large two-sink bathroom with a good-sized shower.

Back patio - New fire pit and gliding chairs, lawn and Hotsprings Spa, highlighted by a creative outdoor "surfboard shower."

Garage - Full garage with parking for one large and one small car. Included are 4+ new Electra cruiser bikes, a wagon for the beach, 6 beach chairs, sand toys, kids wetsuits, umbrellas and a 3-sided tent, beach BBQ gear, 5 boogie boards and more. Surfboards can be arranged.

Front - Parking for 4 cars in driveway plus one on street.

OVERALL:

Free "blast" cable wifi, telephone landline with free domestic calling.

Keyless entry for front and back and garage doors with personalized code for security and ease of going to the beach, etc. without having to take keys. Great for kids!

The house is stocked with beach towels, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies - so you can travel light.

Please note that our county vacation rental permit allows for a 10 person occupancy limit with an additional 5 people allowed allowed as guests for a day/short term (non sleepover) visit. The county also enforces quiet time from10 PM till 8 am.

We love this area and particularly this street in Santa Cruz. This is one of the "banana belts" in Santa Cruz and it is often warm and clear here when it is cold and foggy on the West Shore or down towards Aptos. The dead end street is very quiet and kids often play out front. The neighbors are great and the bench at the end of the street is like "instant zen." We often see whales, dolphins, seals and otters from the bench. You can watch surfers and sailboats almost every day. It is a short walk or bike ride to world class surfing at Pleasure Point, 26th and 38th ave and the "Hook." Santa Maria beach is less than a 2 minute walk, and since there is no public parking, it is very uncrowded and seemingly super safe as a result. Sunny Cove is right nearby and it is the best body surfing/boogie boarding beach in Santa Cruz. There is a brand new library a short walk away that overlooks the lagoon. You can jump on the beach cruisers and be in Capitola, the Boardwalk, the Yacht Harbor/Crow's Nest, the 41st ave. shopping area (Mall, Whole foods, surf shops, coffee shops, theater, etc.) all within minutes - then return home and enjoy a stunning sunset, and a restful, quiet evening just minutes away from the "hubbub."

There are several great golf courses, all within a 10-12 minute drive. There is fishing on the beach at the bottom of our street, or you can fish from the Capitola or Municipal pier or go by charter or rental boat from the piers. Sunset Sailing excursions available at the yacht harbor. Monterey, Carmel, The 17 mile drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium are only 45 minute away. There is hiking a short drive away in the deep redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods, Big Basin, and the Forest of Nicene Marks Park in Aptos. The area offers many other activities from live theater to professional basketball to paddle boarding to great local wine tasting. There are "activities for everyone" or you can simply snuggle up in front of one of our fireplaces and enjoy listening to the waves break.

County of Santa Cruz Vacation Rental Certificate # CO00058

More Details

Owner
John Christensen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John Christensen

After renting vacation homes in Santa Cruz for many years, we finally decided to buy, design and create our dream beach house. We rented THIS house in 2013 and had a fantastic time. It was the best of several homes we had rented through VRBO. When it came on the market in 2014, we were really excited, and purchased it right away. We have since finished an extensive remodel and really love the way it turned out.

John Christensen purchased this house in 2014

Why John Christensen chose Central Coast

We love this house because:

- The location is so close to our favorite beach and activities

- The house is beautiful, large (2400 square feet) and super functional with the two living rooms.

- It has a new house clean feel

- There are so many fun, cool things, from the surfboard shower - to the cruiser bikes - to the awesome fireplace - to the designer colors, finishes and furniture.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

New Modern Luxury, Perfect Oceanview Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Cupertino, CA
5

Santa Cruz Magic!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the beach to enjoy a rest, And as usual Santa Cruz lived up to the test.

No matter the weather, sun or rain, Being at the seaside is never in vain.

Beautiful views, the roar of the surf, The beach is always just the right turf.

160 24th Avenue is magical, charming, top of the line; Any time spent there is truly most fine!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the poetic review! We really appreciate our repeat guests, and were delighted that you returned (this time without a tribe of kids in tow) to enjoy your anniversary. Glad we could provide the romantic getaway.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location, but even better inside....

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautifully appointed. Great hot tub, great TV's, great sound system, wifi that works and clear instructions on how to use all of it. Beyond that, we cooked our Thanksgiving dinner in this fully equipped kitchen. It had everything we needed. Good wetsuits had four of us swimming in the surf (the high-lite of our stay!) They provided plenty of beach towels, too. Again, there were clear instructions on how to use everything. Hands down the most organized VRBO owners we have ever dealt with earned their five stars!

Nothing but good surprises! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the stellar review! Great to hear that you had a terrific Thanksgiving and enjoyed your swim!!! We enjoyed having you as a guest, and thanks so much for leaving our house in perfect condition! Look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! Immaculate! Clean! comfortable! The beds were extremely comforting like a 5 star hotel! The owner John was wonderful to work with.We were 8 of us, my adult children and 2 toddlers.We rode their bikes they provided in the garage and rode around the neighborhood.Walks in the morning and only a few 100 feet to the ocean. Beautiful! we will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! We loved the picture of the snowman you built out of big balls of sand! We also look forward to hosting you again for your third time! Have a great holiday season.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Palo Alto, CA
5

Wow! Amazing Beach House - Seems to nice to be a rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay at this beach house and hope to return in the spring! It is bigger than the pictures indicate and functions great as one group could be downstairs - (they were watching a loud game on TV and we couldn't hear them) and the other group upstairs (the more mature group :)) enjoying our cooking, wine, conversations and the view. The upstairs has a lot of "designer" style with nice art and furniture. The master bath was incredible. Everything is perfectly clean and perfectly organized. The garage has well labeled bins with "sand toys" - "wetsuits" - "beach bbq stuff" - "volleyball and frisbees" plus new cruiser bikes and beach chairs and boogie boards. We used this cool orange cart they provide with giant wheels to easily roll across the sand and had a great time at the seemingly private beach. We didn't have time to use the fire pit - but we enjoyed the spa and then rinsing off in the outdoor shower. (There are curtains around it.)

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we look forward to hosting you again next spring!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful house !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well if the house was really amazing we really appreciated John's professionalism during the rental process!

We strongly recommend this house !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. We look forward to hosting you in the future and thanks again for leaving the house in near perfect condition!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a reunion at this beautiful beach house. We are all over 60 , so we all know what comfort is. This house was very comfortable for everyone. The beds were a surprise for all of us. Everyone commented on how great they slept because their bed was so comfortable. We could see the ocean from the front deck and the kitchen table. Everything is kept up really well. I would definitely go back for another stay. The hot tub was fantastic too. We were all very impressed.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review - and for leaving the house in great condition! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
jbchristensen@comcast.net
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
DeLaveaga
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
24th Ave.

We love this quiet street that is so close to: Private beaches, Boardwalk, Yacht Harbor, World Class Surfing, Mountain Biking, Numerous Golf Courses, Charming Capitola Village, Fishing, Paddleboarding, UC Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods / Roaring Camp Railroad, Whale Watching, and so much more!!

Photos

Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Midweek
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$585
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,300
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
New Year's Weekend
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$675
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $260
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

- Please check with us prior to booking a trip starting on Sunday, as we need to make a special request for housekeeping.
- Our vacation rental permit allows for a 10-person maximum occupancy limit with an additional 5 people allowed allowed as guests for a day (non sleepover) visit. Unfortunately we can't grant exceptions. The County sheriff also strictly enforces excessive noise after 10 pm - so no large, loud parties are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , One of the twins is a high-quality folding bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties