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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VAQUITA HOUSE BEAUTIFUL OPAL CLIFF DRIVE WITH ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH

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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 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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexandra & Jon (Property Manager)
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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 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.

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
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Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
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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
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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
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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: Jun 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
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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
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
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Vaquita House Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
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+1 (831) 476-7881
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Where do you live?
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
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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
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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
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.
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

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

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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 + 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

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
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
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