We just returned from staying at this wonderful house in La Selva Beach! It was absolutely perfect for our group and the house is actually a lot bigger than the pictures make it out to be. The view is extraordinary from the deck as well as every window facing the ocean...and we even saw humpback whales migrating north up the coast from our deck as well as a pod of dolphins.
The kitchen is perfect with everything that you would need. In all the houses we've rented over the years, this house had the most in the way of dishes, appliances, silverware, etc. The BBQ on the side deck is in poor shape so we didn't use it. I would recommend bringing a camping grill to use outside if you really want to BBQ.
We walked to the beach several times. Just down the street and around the corner. There are quite a few stairs down the side of the mountain that you take to get to the beach. It's fine going down, but walking back up at the end of the day carrying all our beach stuff was definitely a work out but we didn't mind.
The master bedroom and master bathroom are both huge. The large claw foot tub placed right by the picture window facing the ocean was amazing. And the big king size bed in the master was the most comfortable bed we've been in besides our own. The other rooms were very accommodating but our guests did say the shower heads were very low so for tall people it was a challenge to shower.
It was a beautiful and quiet neighborhood and not a far drive to Aptos, Capitola and Santa Cruz.
I would highly recommend this property to any family wanting a wonderful getaway. Can't wait to return again!