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VAQUITA HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL OPAL CLIFF DRIVE WITH ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH

Alexandra & Jon

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Alexandra & Jon

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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VAQUITA HOUSE ON BEAUTIFUL OPAL CLIFF DRIVE WITH ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH

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

Overview

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 remodeled cottage steps from Privates Beach, our gated neighborhood beach. We provide you with a key to access this unique gated beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A seven 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 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 private landscaped patio through their own sliding glass doors. Relax in the sun with the outdoor dining table surrounded by flowers and 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexandra & Jon (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

About Alexandra & Jon

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.

Alexandra & Jon purchased this house in 2005

Why Alexandra & Jon chose Santa Cruz

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.

What makes this house unique

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 nearby 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.

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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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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 27 traveler reviews

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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Vaquita House on 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

lovely house!

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely place - excellent all around: attractive decor, comfy, well equipped kitchen, nice backyard patio. And the location is perfect, an easy walk to Capitola village and 41st St. We loved staying here!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vaquita House on 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

Opal Cliff :)

  • 5 of 5
The location and the house are excellent. Street is really quiet at night and so close to Capitola. The private beach pass was a real plus and just north of the break. Surfing was so good, especially when you surf with otters (was colder water then Ventura, but better great surf). Location is walking distance to 41st street for board rentals and coffee. The house was very welcoming and relaxing on our return visit. Kitchen is well equipped. Can’t wait for a reason to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Vaquita House on 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

Vaquita house's vacations

Vaquita house's vacations
  • 5 of 5
Wonderfull cozy house, completely equipped and perfectly located next to all facilities and main tourist place - San Francisco and Big Sur a couple of hours away. Alexandra and Jon have been very helpful and available for any need. We will highly recommend this house to our friends for holidays.
Anna, Mario and Sara - Parma (Italy)
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Vaquita House on 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
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
The location is wonderful! You can hear the waves crashing against the cliffs and smell the ocean. If you are looking for a beach getaway, this is a perfect home. It is a quick walk to the village, Jade St park, the private beach. At night when it is time to sleep, it is so quiet and peaceful.
The owners are lovely people who work hard to get the home ready for a visitor. They are easy to reach and very accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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
business
Vaquita House on 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
Sacramento, Ca
5

visitor from Sacramento

  • 5 of 5
The accommodations were exactly as advertised. Very nice home with all the comforts. Across the street from surfing, down the road from Capitola for shopping and restaurants. Didn't use my car for 3 days. Owners were very responsive to any questions. Highly recommend. Planning my next trip to Santa Cruz and hope this home is available!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
business
Vaquita House on 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
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5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous location, private beach is magical (and we're from San Diego!)...house was clean and wonderfully decorated and well-stocked! Jon and Alexandra were so gracious, friendly, and helpful...would highly recommend Vaquita for a fun family experience!! Will be back for sure !:)
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • 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

Map

Car: not necessary

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

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $215 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season (Holidays at hi rat
Jan 4 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,450
 
 
Peak & Holidays
May 22 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,825
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes * $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays booked at peak rates.
* $75 cleaning fee
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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:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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