VAQUITA HOUSE BEAUTIFUL OPAL CLIFF DRIVE WITH ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH

Alexandra & Jon

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Alexandra & Jon

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VAQUITA HOUSE BEAUTIFUL OPAL CLIFF DRIVE WITH ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4

We offer a beautiful two bedroom, one bath home on prestigious Opal Cliff Drive.

Vaquita House is a newly remodeled cottage steps from Privates Beach, our gated neighborhood beach. We will provide you with a key to access this unique gated beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A five minute walk along the ocean will take you to shopping and dining in Capitola Village and awesome Capitola Beach. Famous surf spots the 'Hook' and 'Pleasure Point' are also just a short walk away. A surfer's paradise; walk to your own break. Surfboad and wetsuit racks are right outside your door in a secure patio area for easy access.

Vaquita House comes complete with a full kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal right at home. The house has hardwood floors in the main living space and carpeted bedrooms. Island themed art work fills the house with a laid back vacation feel. Both the queen bed and the twin-bed room access the landscaped patio through their own sliding glass doors. Relax in the sun with the outdoor dining table surrounded by flowers and birds, including hummingbirds. The patio deck is perfect for barbecuing on the grill or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Less than a ten minute walk to Capitola Wharf, Capitola Village, Capitola Beach, Pleasure Point, great shopping, and fine dining. Vaquita House is a short drive to downtown Santa Cruz and the beach boardwalk, and 35 minutes to Monterey. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family beach vacation.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
We were a family of four looking for a quiet beach neigbourhood with easy access to the beach, good food and awesome bike riding. Each day included a easy ride to the hills, beach and strawberry fields. We have to admit that family road rides are in access of 100 km a day. Opal House and neigbouhood provided a perfect oasis at the end of the day exploring by bike, car or foot. The owners personalized our stay before we arrived with solid fun information. They were available if we had a question and were not made to feel like we were imposing but just friends visiting. An excellent choice! We would go back again.
Jan 2014
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Alexandra & Jon

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Alexandra & Jon own and manage the Vaquita House. In addition to maintaining our rental, Alexandra is an author and psychotherapist; Jon is a organizational consultant and musician. We also have long-standing interest in and love of dophins. The Vaquita is an endangered porpoise found only in the Gulf of California. We donate a portion of the proceeds from the house to the conservation of the ocean and preservation of the dolphins and whales.

We've lived on the east side of Santa Cruz since going to the University years ago. The Opal Cliffs neighborhood offers a vacation vibe in a family friendly neighborhood. Nestled between Capitola Village and Pleasure Point you can walk to everything you need while at the same time having home base in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Many people run, walk, and bike on Opal Cliff Drive to take in this beautiful street; Privates Beach is 10 doors down from our house. The upgraded promenade along East Cliff Dr is two blocks away. We love it here because everything you need is within a few blocks. You can literally park your car for the week and walk to Pilates, baked goods, surf spots, breakfast, organic markets, bars, beaches, bike shops, boutiques, wine tasting and anything else you can think of. We often think our neighborhood is too good to be true. . . but it is true. Come and see.

Vaquita House is in an upscale residential neighborhood. We personally do the check ins and check outs and keep the property in tip top shape; it is professionally cleaned between each stay. We live near by and are here for anything you may need. Need a restaurant recommendation for dinner -- romantic or with the kids, you got it! Lovely hiking spot, you got it! Best local cafe, you got it! We love to share the ins and outs of Santa Cruz and Captiola and are happy to answer your questions at any time during your stay.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
California
5

WONDERFUL BEACH HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
We stay at the beach frequently and this beach house has to be one of the cleanest and well decorated homes we have stayed in!!! It is very centrally located to Capitola and Pleasure Point. The home itself has every amenity that you need and is very high in quality. Although we did not meet the owners in person their phone calls and emails were so personable and we really enjoyed our time there and would rent again as soon as there is availability with our schedules. Thank you again Jon & Alexandra we will be back soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

BEACH MUSIC

  • 5 of 5
Vaquita House is unassuming on the outside, but you are soon hooked -- the place glows in the morning sun, the yard is protected so almost always a great place to be. Fully equipped kitchen, too. The owners are more like hosts -- happy to share all their local knowledge, and also willing to lend a guitar after my husband was inspired by all the live music he walked to hear every night. The walk down the hill to Capitola is short -- just long enough to appreciate the seascape or the stars. The walk to the gated beach is even shorter -- and the walks once there, fabulous. Ditto the surfing. We've done several vrbo's and this was by far the best!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deirdre,
You guys were great guests, and we are so glad you enjoyed our place and the ambiance of the village and all the walking! Thanks for taking such great care of our house, and come back again, since we have the little desk for you in the 2nd bedroom.
business
Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

PERFECT GETAWAY FOR FAMILIES AND SURFERS

  • 5 of 5
A wonderful place to stay in Santa Cruz! The house was clean, comfortable, cozy, and had everything we needed. Great place for young kids--we had a 4 year old and an 18 month old--with a nice open layout, toys and games in the hall closet, and even a bag of sand toys to take to the beach! The location was the best, and the private beach down the street had a breathtaking view. My husband loved being so close to great surfing spots, too. Would definitely recommend the house to friends!
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Marin County
5

GREAT LONG WEEKEND LOCATION WITH THE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We spent a long weekend at Vaquita house in early Sept. We live in Marin county so it was an easy 2 hour drive but felt like really getting away. The location is amazing for a family (2 adults and 2 kids in our family). There's plenty to do with younger and older kids. Private's beach was great when we wanted some calm time and uncrowded boogie boarding, Capitola beach (less than 10 min walk) was perfect when we wanted a little more activity or wanted to also grab lunch while at the beach. There are many good close restaurants for eat in and takeout. Many options are listed in the very comprehensive binder the owners keep at the house. The house itself is very clean and nicely decorated. The owners of the home are easy to book with and helpful with questions. We will be going back as often as we can!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Los Angeles
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME! A WONDERFUL HOME IN A WONDERFUL SANTA CRUZ/CAPITOLA LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just spent the Labor day weekend at this beautiful place and it was a memorable experience. Aside from the Begonia Festival and Sand Castle contest happening that weekend in Capitola, everything was perfect! The home is tastefully decorated and furnished. The kitchen had all the utensils and supplies we needed to cook. They also have a washer and dryer. There were plenty of linens and beds are very comfortable. Both rooms have doors that open to the marvelous backyard where we spent most of our time eating our meals outside. The location was fantastic since it is just a 10 minute walk to Capitola Village/boardwalk, 3 minutes to a private beach (which owners will provide you with access key)
The property owners are friendly, helpful, great, loving and kind-hearted people. They made us feel welcome and made sure we have everything we needed for our stay. They took their time out to give us information as to places to go and see, how to go around the place, etc. And that they are very easy to reach when we needed anything…as in anything. They really made us feel at home. We can feel that the home is blessed with love, joy and care by the owners.
There was never a dull moment and bad day at this beach home. WE LOVE IT!!! There is so much you can do – walking and biking trail, massage places, shopping, eating out, night life, beach activities. The 2 days we spent there was not enough. We need a week to enjoy Santa Cruz and get all the relaxation in. The place is really a home away from home. This is definitely our place in Santa Cruz.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p151603
+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Albuquerque
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
We had a marvelous time at Vaquita House. The location is awesome. We walked from the front door of Vaquita House to the 'private' beach in minutes with our 1-year old. Then we walked the other way to the charming Capitola boardwalk. The house had everything we needed; comfy beds, good kitchen, space to move and a nice enclosed back yard.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Car: not necessary

Walk to Capitola Village, Pleasure Point Business District, Beaches, and Surfing.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak & Holidays
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Off Season (Holidays at hi rat
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$250
Fri
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes * $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays booked at peak rates.
* $75 cleaning fee
** Thanksgiving week: 4 nights for $1000
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The house also has a Pack-n-Play for infants.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
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