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New Modern Luxury, Perfect Oceanview Location!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5+ stars.. what a fabulous home in the perfect location! We look forward to when we can stay again!
May 2017
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 34
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Follow all laws and requirements, including no fireworks & no loud noise between 10 pm and 8 am, and following recycling/trash procedures.
  • No sand in the house or spa. Keep kids from leaving dirty finger prints or using markers on windows & walls. Don't move furniture.
  • Check out on time and complete the items on the checkout list. Please see attached rental contract for additional house rules & obligations.
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

New Modern Luxury, Perfect Oceanview Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
5

Even Better Than Expected.

  • 5 of 5

Actual house was even better than the photographs. Very clean, well organized, well appointed. Guides to the area was welcomed, as was the "Owner's Manual" on how to operate and maintain everything. Can definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted to hear that our guests enjoyed their time in Santa Cruz and at our beach house. Sounds like it was a great "basecamp" for the UCSC graduation. Thanks so much for leaving our house in excellent condition and taking a moment to leave a review.
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san jose, ca.
5

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the last three days here with a group of 10 girlfriends who have been doing girls weekends together for the last 22 years! This was definitely one of our favorites EVER! Amazing attention to detail, beautifully decorated, and best stocked kitchen ever! Beds were comfy, bathrooms well-stocked, and loads of extras for beach-going that many places don't provide. The view was great--was privy to dolphins and sailboats, paddle boarders and surfers right from the deck! Sunset every night and we made sure to accompany it with a cocktail! Truly a pleasure to stay here! Oh, ample parking for a group, too! Thank you, John, for everything! We had the time of our lives!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you and your group had such a good time! Thanks so much for leaving the house in spectacular condition!!! We hope to host you again! Thanks also for the wonderful review.
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5

Best home in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

We love Santa Cruz and we have rented many vacation homes in the area. The is hands down the best! We have spent several weekends at this beautiful home with our 2 kids. John has done an amazing job on making the home warm, welcoming and absolutely gorgeous! He is a great host! The home has everything and the location is fantastic! Great balcony view of the ocean! We look forward to many more visits :)

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As renters, both of our families have stayed in a number beach houses in Santa Cruz. We agree that this was the best one and we loved it so much that when it came on the market, we "jumped on it" and feel fortunate that we were able to buy it. Glad we are able to continue to share it with you on VRBO and look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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5

PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful and clean. It had everything we needed and more. Please don't pass up an opportunity to stay at this property!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and thanks for leaving our house in great condition! We work really hard to keep it in near-perfect condition and we really appreciate guests that value this! We were delighted to hear that we helped you enjoy your important birthday!
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for more - everything is so organized! Beach toys - check. Wetsuits - check. Everything was so easy to find in the house. Made it such a relaxing trip! Beautiful views, great location, and John was on top of everything. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a true please to host you and thanks so much for leaving our house in great condition. We welcome you back!!!
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Oceanside, CA
5

Great house for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Santa Cruz for a family wedding and this location housed four couples plus a grandchild very comfortably. I looked at other locations but they all seemed to be short that fourth bedroom or had twins and bunk beds in the fourth bedroom. The arrangement here was perfect. Plenty of room in the living area for all of us to congregate with extra room downstairs for smaller groups. The house is appointed very nicely, we didn't want for anything and were able to prepare meals very easily. Being able to park two cars in the garage as well as up to four cars in the driveway was an extra bonus as this a private street with no street parking. The ocean view was very nice as well as being able to hear the ocean. I'm planning on coming back in the summer to actually be able to experience the proximity to the beach. John has anything you could need for a great beach vacation and I wish we had been able to take advantage of the bikes and sand toys but just ran out of time. My two year old grandson loved the tricycle though!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed our beach house! Thanks for pointing out our sleeping arrangements. Our house has lots of flexibility with 2 king beds, 2 queen beds and 3 twin beds.
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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!!

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 18 2017
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
$750
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 16 2018 - Apr 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 22 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$575
From
$685
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

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.
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