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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gourmet Kitchen, Gas BBQ, Fire Pit, Private Fully-Fenced Backyard, Cable, WiFi

Our relaxing beach retreat - just a block from the beach - 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.

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!

More Details

Owner
Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland

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!

Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland chose Opal Cliffs

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely home you have. We enjoyed it so much. Great location and everyhting we needed. Decor is beautiful. We enjoyed the beach, the boardwalk, walks in the morning and your DVD collection catching up on new movies we hadn't seen. We hope to visit again.
Apr 2009
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Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
Verve Coffee
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Neptune's Kingdom
Aloha Island Grille
Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room
Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
Whole Foods Market
The Hook
The Penny Ice Creamery
Paradise Beach Grille
Live Oaks Beach-dog friendly!
"1 mile long beautiful stretch of beach with views of the Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach area"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Capitola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Train
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots!
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
26th Avenue Beach - at the end of our block!
Car: recommended

Pleasure Point Area

Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date Service Fee refunded on cancellations qualifying for 100% refund
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , Sofa bed in great room
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Well-behaved dogs accepted - please call to discuss. Bikes available for rental nearby. Wet suits and surf boards available for rental nearby.

Reviews

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5

Beach Lover's Retreat...Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an adorable, very thoughtfully decorated, and extremely well stocked home just blocks from a beautiful dog friendly beach, look no further. And the owners are just delightful. They were incredibly responsive at booking, forwarded helpful information about the area in advance of arrival, and even welcomed us with a lovely card and gift. I certainly look forward to returning. Thank you so much for a memorable weekend!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a beach getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the tastefully decorated, clean, and very well appointed house. Everything was first class - the appliances, cookware, linens. They even had a gift bag for us and our pup, which was a very nice touch and much appreciated. We loved being so close to a dog friendly beach and thoroughly enjoyed watching our dog have the time of his life 🤗?. The owners were very attentive when we had issues with the cable, and immediately came over (at 9 pm) to resolve the problem. We are looking forward to a return trip next year and hope to stay longer than just the two nights of this trip. The only thing we didn’t care for was the overpowering fragrance throughout the house when we arrived. I found the reed oil diffusers in each bathroom and put them away until we left; this fixed the problem for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for letting us know about the oil diffusers' fragrance. We have removed them from the beach home.
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5

Perfect family beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was well stocked, cute, and clean. The yard is perfect for kids and dogs, and the beach is so close. I would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable with Everything You Could Possibly Need

  • 5 of 5

The home is charming, warm and in a wonderful location. Only 1 block from the beach. Our family (2 children and a dog) walked and played on the beach everyday. Great restaurants and coffee on 41st street. Pleasure point is only a short drive or nice walk away. The home really felt like a home with so many amenities. Plenty of towels, flip flops for the kids, dog beds, blankets and dog treats, a wagon, beach toys, chairs, books and toys for the kids. There was so much we loved about this home. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The beach is right down the street. The house is stocked with everything you would need. Appliances are all very nice. Master bed was very comfortable (we didn’t use the 2nd bedroom). Having the back yard was wonderful with our mini Australian Shepherd.. we would definitely stay here again. The owners were very nice and responded to everything quickly. The left us a goody bag with a bottle of wine, cookies and doggy treats!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun fall visit

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this lovely place. Again, we had a great time. Our kids call it “the special house” 😍.

Thanks for having us again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $1 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Standard rates apply other than during peak seasons of Summer and holidays.

We rent Saturday to Saturday in the Summer, Thanksgiving week, and Christmas week.

Monthly rates available during November, December, January and February, please contact us.

Santa Cruz County Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00041

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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