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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes

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Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our relaxing beach retreat is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style with a soothing and warm tropical feel, and lacks of nothing. It is immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable—and just a block from the beach.


A FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE

It’s all in the details.

This remodeled beach home’s focus is on comfort and relaxation. It has a peaceful, tropical feel throughout that puts you at ease, accented with unique art and handcrafted furnishings.

A spacious, open-concept floor plan keeps you connected, and the welcoming living and dining areas encourage you to sit down and enjoy time together.

Prepare a meal in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen and then enjoy it in the Balinese-inspired dining room.

We provide soft white towels, high-thread count sheets, and a collection of quality personal bath care items. Robes and slippers will be waiting for you, too.

Beach Lover’s Retreat is another level of dog-friendly, with plush doggie beds, blankets and a dog-friendly beach just at the end of the street. Plus, our backyard is fenced for their safety and your convenience. One guest commented, “…my dog is still wondering why we had to come home.”

In-home entertainment abounds – provided are libraries of hit movies, children movies, and multi-genre music CDs for your enjoyment! We also have a large family game collection.


HANG-OUT(SIDE)

After a long day at the beach or the Boardwalk, gather around the outdoor fire pit.

There is a Weber gas grill for preparing your fresh catch-of-the-day from the Santa Cruz wharf and other finds from the nearby farmers’ markets.

Enjoy your meals around the backyard dining table next to the grill, and relax afterward in our lounge chairs.

The secure fenced backyard means you can let your children and four-legged companion run free. And there is an outdoor hot + cold shower for use after coming off the beach or when the pup has rolled in the sand all day.


IT’S YOUR KIND OF BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD

Our vacation home is located in a safe residential neighborhood that embraces the best of the “Santa Cruz vibe.” It’s very much a “wave and say hi” kind of place.

The beach’s sand and waves are right at the end of our street, just a block away. We’re within walking distance of 41st Avenue, the main artery in the area for restaurants, coffee houses and shops.

There’s plenty of parking with 3 on-driveway spots all your own.

We are located just 5 to 10 driving minutes from the Boardwalk and Capitola, and 15 minutes from the eclectic Pacific Street shopping / dining downtown area. The home is 50ish minutes from Monterey and Carmel.


YOU’LL BECOME A SANTA CRUZ INSIDER

We’ll provide you access to a customized smartphone and web app that is loaded with our Santa Cruz Insider’s Guide. Plus we are just a quick reply away with answers to any questions you may have.

And we give back to the Santa Cruz community - through donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.


OUR GUESTS SAY GREAT THINGS

Some of the things our guests often tell us are:
• We’ve created a space that is welcoming, comfortable, and soothing—all at once;
• The beach-home feels like their very-own; and
• They don’t want to leave!

Many guests come back to stay with us year after year.

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Contact us soon to book your beach getaway while your desired dates are still available—our reservation calendar often fills early and fast!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum renter's age of 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking prohibited anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved dogs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Home has one step inside at front, and one step inside at back. Home may not be appropriate for those with mobility disabilities...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Well-behaved dogs accepted - please call to discuss. Bikes available for rental nearby. Wet suits and surf boards available for rental nearby....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    VCR players in great room and second bedroom...moreless

  • Games:

    Many types...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Over 100 CDs with all types of music, from classical to jazz to R&B to contemporary...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TVs and DVD players in both bedrooms and great room, plus inputs for your game consoles. Blu Ray player in great room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Over 50 Disney movies and more than 100 DVDs (all top runners)...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi; High-speed cable. Wired connection also available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    high-thread count sheets, heating blanket, hypoallergenic pillows, extra pillows...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for 3 cars on-driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    soft bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New maple cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas, combination stove and oven range...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, coffee and tea...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas, combination stove and oven range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio seating for 6, plus 2 lounge chairs and more seating available (total for 8), firepit...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Nov 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$265 $290
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,930
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,275

Changeover Day: Sunday

Early Winter 2016
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$265 $290
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,930
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,275

Changeover Day: Friday

New Year's Weekend 2016-17
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
Late Winter 2017
Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$265 $290
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,930
Early Spring 2017
Mar 17 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$280 $305
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,035
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$340
Late Spring
May 29 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$280 $305
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,035
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,385

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Fall 2017
Sep 16 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$280 $305
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,035
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,385

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Winter 2017
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$280 $305
Fri, Sat, Sun
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,385

Changeover Day: Saturday

New Year's 2017-2018
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$280 $305
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,035

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $1 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Standard rates and minimum night periods apply other than for Summer Season and Holiday Periods

7 night minimum stays rent from changeover date afternoon 4 PM until the following changeover date morning 11 AM

Shorter stays during 7 night minimum stay periods are available should you wish to rent a full 7 nights

Sorry, we do not book single night stays

Please email about monthly rental rates, which vary by month (available Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb)

Cleaning fee $150, and $150 every two weeks for stays greater than two weeks

Occupancy Taxes, should the tax rate change, will adjust to then current Santa Cruz County tax rates during stay dates

No occupancy taxes for stays equal to or greater than 31 days per current Santa Cruz County occupancy tax rules

Until booking is confirmed, rental and cleaning fee rates are subject to change

To confirm booking, mutually signed personalized rental agreement + security deposit receipt required

No smoking in home, on property, or in neighborhood

Santa Cruz County Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00041


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Capitola
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Several
40 Miles
Nearest Train
San Jose
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lots!
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
26th Avenue Beach - at the end of our block!

Car: Recommended

Pleasure Point Area

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Hi there! Our family—Cal, our Australian Shepherd, Mattie, and myself, Linda—would like to welcome you to our beach home. We bought this place so we could eventually retire near the ocean. In the meantime, we’ve taken a lot of pride in decorating to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to create a warm, inviting and peaceful place for our guests. Our neighborhood is safe and the folks are warm-hearted and full of that unique Santa Cruz spirit. Cal and I love to travel and are blessed to have visited many exotic and wonderful locations around the world, and this is why you will find a host of travel and destination books from places we’ve enjoyed. If you’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, have a look through them and enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose Opal Cliffs, CA, USA:
We chose this location because it’s a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz. The beach is just at the end of the block and it’s very dog friendly, which was important to us. Walking the shoreline, we’ve spotted many otters, seals, porpoises, and even whales. We also love seeing the plentiful pelicans line-up in formation and glide over the surface of the water. We wanted a home with a nice-sized backyard, which was difficult to find, especially this close to the coast. But we found one! And our landscaped backyard is one of our favorite spots. We were thrilled to get everything we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat, and we love sharing our cherished place by the Pacific with others!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect chosen with the comfort of our guests in mind. The kitchen is completely renovated and is stocked with everything you need. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious. The bathrooms have a nautical, yet Zen, feel. The backyard is a real treat with patio furniture, a gas BBQ, lounge chairs and a wonderful fire pit to roast marshmallows and hotdogs and cozy up to on brisk nights. You can hear the ocean waves from here. We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and folks love it because you can people watch and wave and say hello to neighbors, or sip and savor your morning coffee. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood. And we enjoy being hosts to our guests to ensure they feel special—like locals!—and have a great Santa Cruz visit.


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  • Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

    Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

  • Gorgeous hand-painted desk, wired & wireless internet access, plus travel books.

    Gorgeous hand-painted desk, wired & wireless internet access, plus travel books.

  • Kitchen is fully stocked, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, all amenities.

    Kitchen is fully stocked, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, all amenities.

  • 2nd bedroom twins, TV/DVD, toys, and beautiful decor.

    2nd bedroom twins, TV/DVD, toys, and beautiful decor.

  • Second bathroom has tiled shower, flesh clean linens, and a Zen décor.

    Second bathroom has tiled shower, flesh clean linens, and a Zen décor.

  • Dining area contains books, board games and a round table seating 8 comfortably.

    Dining area contains books, board games and a round table seating 8 comfortably.

  • The linen closet has extra towels and blankets. Beach towels on overhead shelf.

    The linen closet has extra towels and blankets. Beach towels on overhead shelf.

  • Firepit for roasting marshmallows plus lounge chairs in large backyard area.

    Firepit for roasting marshmallows plus lounge chairs in large backyard area.

  • Hot & cold outdoor shower for rinsing off the kids or the pooches. Fenced yard.

    Hot & cold outdoor shower for rinsing off the kids or the pooches. Fenced yard.

  • Surfing is a huge draw on our beach, as well as boogie boarding. Rent the gear.

    Surfing is a huge draw on our beach, as well as boogie boarding. Rent the gear.

  • Oversized great room has large flat-screen TV, over 100 DVDs, and CD collection.

    Oversized great room has large flat-screen TV, over 100 DVDs, and CD collection.

  • Spacious dining/game room comfortably seats 8, with a tropical/Balinese feel.

    Spacious dining/game room comfortably seats 8, with a tropical/Balinese feel.

  • Very large master bedroom, TV/DVD, soft robes, king size bed, and extra pillows.

    Very large master bedroom, TV/DVD, soft robes, king size bed, and extra pillows.

  • Light and bright bathroom, with many amenities. Shower and tub.

    Light and bright bathroom, with many amenities. Shower and tub.

  • Washer and dryer area includes eco laundry detergent, iron and ironing board.

    Washer and dryer area includes eco laundry detergent, iron and ironing board.

  • The kitchen is stocked with all the tools needed to prepare a gourmet meal.

    The kitchen is stocked with all the tools needed to prepare a gourmet meal.

  • Wireless internet and a desk allows for that quick email to family and friends.

    Wireless internet and a desk allows for that quick email to family and friends.

  • Fire pit, lounge chairs, BBQ. Safe  & secure place (fenced) for kids and pets

    Fire pit, lounge chairs, BBQ. Safe & secure place (fenced) for kids and pets

  • Patio seating out front so you can watch the world go by. Parking for 3 cars.

    Patio seating out front so you can watch the world go by. Parking for 3 cars.

  • Beach access is at end of 26th Avenue - a one-mile stretch of pristine sand!

    Beach access is at end of 26th Avenue - a one-mile stretch of pristine sand!

  • Relax watching the sunset, or do some whale and dolphin watching from the shore.

    Relax watching the sunset, or do some whale and dolphin watching from the shore.

  • Your hosts Linda & Cal. We're here to ensure you have a great Santa Cruz visit.

    Your hosts Linda & Cal. We're here to ensure you have a great Santa Cruz visit.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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