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Not Just Another Beach Rental

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Watsonville Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Now even better than ever, our home away from home was completely remodeled. Shorebird #66, a beautifully furnished penthouse condo, is a private home in an ocean-side gated community. Situated directly on the sand, Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay is secluded yet only five minutes to Highway 1 and the town of Watsonville.

You will feel worlds apart at this beach condominium surrounded by a bird sanctuary, the Pajaro River, lagoons and the Pacific Ocean and in full view of Monterey Bay and the coastal mountains. In half an hour you can be playing on Championship Golf Courses in Monterey or riding the Big Dipper at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Our guests rave about how well they sleep on our comfortable beds with the sound of the waves just outside the window. The master suite has a king-size bed and beautifully remodeled bathroom, appointed in restful earthtones, and overlooks the ocean and glorious sunsets.

The two guest bedrooms have a queen-size and two twin beds and share the tastefully updated guest bathroom with spacious shower. They have spectacular views of the sunrises over the mountains and Pajaro Valley.

Spacious living/dining area and spectacular, newly remodeled kitchen open out to the two balconies in view of ocean, lagoon, mountains and valley.

We take great pride in our home away from home. You will see that in our furnishings and the condition of our condominium. Family photos decorate the walls and remind us of decades of enjoyment at the beach at Pajaro Dunes.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

marilyn dumesnil
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About marilyn dumesnil

Any time of the year there are a multitude of activities we enjoy at Pajaro Dunes or here at nearby Elkhorn Slough. Whether we're bundled up for a boat ride in March or soaking up the rays on the warm sandy beach in October, there is something for everyone. Miles of beach on Monterey Bay call us to long leisurely walks. One of our favorite things to do while at Shorebird #66 is to gather family and friends, serve up a steaming bowl of homemade clam chowder, then break out the dungeness crab with chunks of sourdough bread with a bottle of great California chardonnay. That feast, together with the backdrop of a spectacular Pacific Ocean sunset, is our idea of a good time.

marilyn dumesnil purchased this condo in 2002

Why marilyn dumesnil chose Central Coast

The San Francisco Bay Area has been home to us all our lives. When The Shorebird condos at Pajaro Dunes were being built in the early '70s we visited the development and fell in love with the whole area. Here we have a great getaway without driving for hours. For many years we rented other Shorebird units enjoying memorable vacations with our family and friends. Because Pajaro Dunes is close to so many attractions it is especially appealing to all ages. When Shorebird #66 came on the market, we couldn't resist it's appeal. We purchased it in 2002 and furnished it with memories of all those many years spent at the beach. We don't like to have our home away from home vacant, so we make it available to guests when we are not able to use it ourselves.

What makes this condo unique

There is a peacefulness about our property at Pajaro Dunes. Such a great expanse of beach, bird filled lagoons, gulls and pelicans cruising over crashing surf, a penthouse condo built right on the sand dunes, with tennis courts available on site. Seemingly so detached and yet we are only five minutes away, through fields of strawberries and artichokes, from Highway 1, the Coast Highway. Within ten minutes you can be at Nob Hill Market, Target, or CVS Pharmacy. In half an hour you can be sitting on the wharf in Monterey having a delicious seafood meal, or playing a round at Poppy Hills on the Monterey Peninsula.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just returned from our vacation at Pajaro Dunes today. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. What a great location and it definitely felt like a home away from home. We were able to see some beautiful sunsets and it was fun to see so many people line up to see the sun disappearing into the western sky! The long walks on the beautiful beach were wonderful. The beach seems to go on forever. On one of our walks we even got to see a sea otter bobbing around just past the breaking waves along the beach. What a treat! We also enjoyed having campfires on the beach complete with s'mores! The location of Pajaro Dunes made it easy to take day trips to Monterey, Pt. Lobos, Capitola and even Big Sur. Thank you again for making your beautiful condo available to us. Hopefully we will be back there again soon. t
Jul 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Not Just Another Beach Rental
average rating of 4.888889 based on 44 reviews
Mountain View, CA

Wonderful Beach Home Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this very comfortable beach home condo for a month. I was pleasantly surprised to find it so very spacious and since it was basically me alone staying here I felt like I had so much room to move around in. The kitchen had just about everything you could possibly need along with numerous different sets of glass ware, pots & pans, flatware, cooking utensils, dishtowels, cheese graters, and the list goes on and on. There is a Nob Hill grocery store located about 10 minutes from the unit and that's really the only place I visited. This home was decorated tastefully with a beach theme and it was done right. This was not just a rental but indeed a families vacation home with pictures galore of a family that told their story of their time at the beach.

The kitchen was nicely remodeled along with the two bathrooms. A wonderful fireplace that was perfect for those evenings when the fog rolled in, and it did roll in. June is known for that so I knew what to expect. Fortunately for me there were also many beautiful sunny days that allowed me to take my five mile walk on the beach with the pods of dolphins, seals, whales and otters! How lucky was I?! On one of the days I was actually instrumental in saving a seal that had stranded on the beach and was in need of help. I was able to get in touch with a mammal rescue team that came out and was able to round him up and take him back to their rescue center.

The internet has improved immensely and the best reception was in the Master Bedroom sitting in front of the picture window while watching seals jumping completely out of the water. Hopefully when you're at this wonderful home you're able to put that laptop or ipad down and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. It's not everyday that you get to glance out a window and see the mist coming from a whale that's passing by or watch an otter swimming on his back while trying to pry open his dinner.

I absolutely will return to this wonderful home away from home and hopefully it will be sooner than later. Thank you Marilyn for sharing your piece of paradise with me.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winters, CA

Very Nice Unit

  • 5 of 5

I gave the unit a 5 star due to the cleaniness of the unit and how well stocked it was. The location is also perfect. The beach is a very short walk. We only rented the unit for a couple days. We were there for a college graduation so did not really get to enjoy the wonderful beach. We would rent the unit again. My only complaints is the internet is very slow. I am a Realtor and usually need to respond to clients which made it very difficult. It also took at least a month to get our deposit check returned which was not really a big deal since they never deposited it. I would highly recommend this unit. The owner is very quick to respond and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Only complaint was that the WiFi connection was painfully slow, essentially unusable for our group, and it would have been good to have access to a hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, We appreciate that you took the time to review your stay at our beautiful Shorebird #66. Sorry that the Wi-Fi connection was not the best for you. Our homeowners' association is hard at work to improve the service. We found that connecting while at the master bedroom desk gets the best results. Thank you for your otherwise positive review. Marilyn, Owner
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Rocklin, CA

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our small group. Close to water for kids to play and explore. Nice eating area separate from living room. Comfortable beds and clean! Everyone was happy here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelley, Thanks for your comments. I know when I am looking for a vacation rental I always read the words of other guests before making a decision. Hope you will join our long list of return vacationers. Marilyn
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San Jose, CA

Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful vacation home. We had such a great time! The kids even told us that they would forego a trip to Disneyland next spring break if we could return to your home and the beach! Coming from 9, 8 and 4 year olds, this should tell you just how great a time they had!

For those looking to rent, you can't go wrong with this rental. it's only a short drive to Santa Cruz and Monterey for quick day trips. The pictures posted are accurate, and the beach is just steps away! The house is equipped with everything you'll need including internet access, games, beach chairs, movies, spices, towels, etc..... We were even allowed a late checkout so we could enjoy the beach just a little longer on our last day. For young kids, I would also recommend purchasing the duck food at the gate. You get a huge bag of food for $2 and the kids end up surrounded by tons of ducks and geese as they feed them. It was a real treat for my girls :)! We will definitely be returning to this rental in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, what a glorious review. You are so good to take the time to tell us how much you and your family enjoyed your beach time at Shorebird #66. We look forward to your next visit. For our readers information, we are not related nor are we close personal friends, even though this review may lead one to believe we might be . It's so rewarding when our guests enjoy themselves at Pajaro Dunes as much as we do. Marilyn, Owner Shorebird #66
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Tucson, AZ

beautifully maintained condo in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at this condo. The unit was spotless and very well maintained. The kitchen and bathrooms were very modern. We appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was. The condo is at the back of the complex and it was very quiet. We could see the sunset from the porch and master bedroom. Beach access was ridiculously easy, and the beach itself is one of the best I have experienced. The WiFi in this unit is spotty at best, which I think has more to do with the complex coverage, and less with the individual unit. Overall this condo exceeded our expectations and we would gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale, thank you so much for your review of our beautiful beach condo, Shorebird #66. It's so rewarding to hear from our guests, especially those who are visiting for the first time, such as you and your party. And you're right our internet access is at times spotty, but our homeowners' association is working to get it under control. We find that the desk in the master bedroom is usually the location for the best reception. We hope you will visit Shorebird #66 again when your travels bring you to the Monterey Bay Area.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pajaro Valley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Peninsula/Carmel By The Sea
Nearest Point of Interest
Moss Landing/Elkhorn Slough
Nearest Point of Interest
Carmel Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Sur
Car: necessary

We are located half way between the Monterey Peninsula and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.


Rates & Availability

Watsonville Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

*****Third night free during Low Season*****

Three to four day minimum on some Holidays

Half rent to hold reservation. Balance of rent, cleaning, tax and damage deposit due one month prior to arrival.

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Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Some Spices, Starter Paper Products, Soap and Linens provided, CDs,DVDs Books, Beach Chairs, Iron/Ironing Board, Blender, Mixer, Coffee Maker/Grinder, Waffle Iron, Access, Wireless on-site

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