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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. (Note that due to recent flooding from our record breaking storm that you may need to walk to 22nd street until the overflow from the lagoon drys up.)

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:
September 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.

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
5

Gorgeous family friendly home steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was very clean and well stocked. Layout was perfect for 2 families; we had plenty of space and really loved the front deck listening to the ocean. The owner was very friendly and responsive to any questions we had. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and we loved hearing that you had such a great time! Thanks for pointing out that our house handles two families really well. There are beds for 4 people upstairs and 6 people downstairs, and each level has it's own living area.
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5

Beautiful ! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time as always! Home is lovely and immaculately clean to perfection!Beautiful view of the ocean. We walked to the beach and rode bikes. The beds are very comfortable too!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests had a great time - especially for the third time! Thanks once again for leaving our house in near perfect condition - and look forward to hosting you again!
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5

Great House! Awesome Location!!

  • 5 of 5

The home and location are wonderful! The home's exceptional floor plan and furnishings contributed to a very enjoyable family vacation. We could not have asked for more in terms of location. Close to the beach with lots to do. I also want to mention how personable and attentive our host was. I needed help with a small matter and he responded immediately. We will be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and leaving our house in near perfect condition! Like yours...a large number of our guests are 3 generations enjoying a family gathering. With the downstairs family room, groups can both be together but still spread out. It was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to hosting you again next summer!
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Minneapolis
5

Beautiful, well-maintained beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Our family (my husband and I, our sons, daughters-in-law and grandsons) stayed here for a week and it was the perfect place for our vacation to Santa Cruz. This home is close to lots of beaches, restaurants and attractions. There was plenty of room for the three families, and for the days that we did not go out to dinner, the kitchen was well stocked so that we could prepare meals. We would definitely recommend this home for a visit to Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and it was great to meet you and your wonderful family! We bought this large beach house as it has a great floor plan for family gatherings. Hope to see you again in the future.
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5

Great House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for a family trip! The owners are very accommodating and friendly. The house is really nicely furnished and updated with an open floor plan and modern furnishings.

My family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers) rented this house for a week with my sister and her family (2 adults and one child), and we had plenty of room. The kitchen was great with plenty of room for meal prep and hanging out. There's a deck out front to barbecue. The backyard had a nice hot tub and fire pit. The owners seemed to take care of everything. They provided lots of extras, like beach gear, beach towels, bikes, boogie boards, etc. It made the trip super easy and fun for all of us! The location was also fabulous. We could walk around the corner to the beach nearby which felt nice and not crowded. We could also drive a short distance to the beach boardwalk and Cowell's beach. Or, we could drive a few minutes to Capitola or pleasure point. We had a great time at the house and would love to go back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time at our beach house. Our team works really hard to keep our house in near perfect condition and they really appreciate that you left the house in fantastic condition! We hope to host you again next year. The 2018 summer weeks are already filling up!
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Linden, CA
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year we rented this awesome vacation home for our traditional summer family vacation, and once again, we had a great time! With all the amenities including the well-equipped kitchen, bikes/helmets in the garage, beach gear, and towels, we hardly have to bring anything besides our clothes! It's great! The house is comfortable and has ample space for everyone to relax and enjoy. The neighbors were great and the street was very quiet. One of our favorite features continues to be the back yard with the fire pit and hot tub, and it's easy to remove sand from suits and toys with the outdoor shower and hoses.

This year we got to experience the Wharf to Wharf race with a live band playing on the end of our street. So fun watching all the runners and cheering them on!

We will definitely be renting again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review and hope to host you again next summer! I know you and your extended family have rented in Santa Cruz for many years, and we appreciate that you have selected our beach house as your new summer getaway.
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $260
Damage Deposit $1,500

- 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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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