|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
SUNSHINE BEACH COTTAGE: Sleeps 5 people comfortably, 2-bdrm house plus 1-small 'bunk house' with 1 full bath. Just a short stroll to the unique Village of Capitola and the large sandy Beach. Renovated in the vintage 1950's style, this house is charmingly furnished with light and lovely details. The fenced-in back yard has two small brick patios and a grassy lawn area that is great for pets and kids to play on.
Enjoy the 40' flat screen TV in the living room with satellite TV reception and a DVD player. The fireplace provides comfort and ambiance on chilly days. There is a dining room next to the full kitchen with a gas range and oven. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, cookware and utensils.
The two bedrooms are comfortably appointed with Queen sized beds and furnished in lovely cottage decor. The bathroom is clean and bright. Linens and towels are provided. A high quality, full sized inner spring sleeper sofa provides extra sleeping room for two in the main living area.
The fun little detached cottage in the back yard (called the 'bunk house') has twin bunk beds and provides a wonderful retreat for the kids. A second little cottage in the back contains a washer & dryer and two bicycles you can use to ride about town.
The house features secured wireless internet so you can keep in touch with the world if you wish. Better still, come to this peaceful cottage for some R&R and leave your cares behind.
This is the perfect place for a family beach getaway, a romantic retreat, or a fun girl's weekend.
We had a wonderful time at Sunshine Beach Cottage during our vacation. Seven days without a hint of fog the whole time.
The bunkhouse worked very well for us. It’s small but comfortable. Your location is perfect. The house is close to the beaches we love. We hiked at Land of Medicine Buddha twice. I would recommend that to your guests.
Having the family dog join us was fun.
We'll be back.
This cottage was cute, clean and really close to Capitola Village (a 5 minute walk). It was great to have SPACE -- much more room than a hotel! I felt at ease as soon as I walked in the door. The place was spotless and well maintained. The back yard provided a wonderful place to relax and have breakfast or a beverage. We had a great time and will be going back.
I'm giving this house two stars based on the location, but it has a serious mold problem. We noticed it first in the bathroom, and it wasn't until a guest visited us and pointed out all the mold in other rooms that we realized how bad it was. We thought it was dirt in the window sills and on curtains, but it turned out mold was in every room of the house. I addressed it with propery management as we decided not to extend our stay and here is the reply:
On Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 PM, Reservationist wrote:
Fyi, an $11/day increase in rent prevented these guests from staying an extra two weeks. Just one data point about competitiveness and market sensitivity to price increases in Capitola. As a heads up, I am going to need to have someone out to survey this mold situation. We had a big problem with this last year. This year, I made sure the sprinkler system was turned off so there wouldn't be additional moisture, but apparently it is very noticeable and needs to be addressed in some manner. I'll share a bid once I receive one."
They later claimed the note was referring to a different property, yeah right! Also said it would be investigated after our departure and when I asked to see the mold report, not surprisingly, they declined.
My husband and I were both at Urgent care less than 2 weeks after staying at this house and were never 100% during our stay and I believe it's due to the mold. It was damp the entire time and we originally thought it was due to rain our first week there. I also don't know why they call it Sunshine Cottage, as the front of the house gets no sun at all. It also has no blinds on the kitchen/dining room windows resulting in little privacy, especially at night since neighbors can look right into this area. There are other great rentals in the area, as we are now locals.
We also had issues with broken door lock, previous guest's dirty laundry, lights burnt out in every room and a remote control that took over a week to get fixed! I don't recommend this property.
True treasure, we had a blast for 3 days and can't wait to go back.
I had never rented from this site before so it came as such a relief that the cottage is completely delightful. It's a nice residential neighborhood, across from a wonderful cafe (Gayle's). It's a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to the beach (but it was a bit far for my 4-year olds, esp. with all their beach stuff and some of the streets lack sidewalks). The furnishings are shabby-chic, pretty, airy and beachy (in a romantic rather than a modern way). My children loved using the little house in back with bunk beds as a play house.
Capitola is perfectly situated for recreation within convenient driving distance from many attractions: 15 minutes to the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and wharf, 30 minutes to Big Basin state park with giant redwoods, 30 minutes to Santa Cruz mountain wineries, 40 minutes to Carmel by the Sea and Monterey, 90 minute drive to San Francisco, 2.5 hour drive to Napa's wine country.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Standard rate quoted above is for weeknights in the non-peak season. Higher rates apply for weekends and peak season times. Nightly rates referenced are for four people maximum occupancy. $25-50/night rates apply for a fifth person. Additional fee for pets will be applied and varies based on the length of stay.
Average nightly rate: $295.00-$350.00.
Weekly rates: $1,995.00
Monthly rates (non-peak): $3,250.00
Monthly rates (peak): $6,500.00+
Two night minimum stay required (non-peak), Five night minimum stay (peak season). Discounts available for longer stays.
Rates are subject to change without notice. Payment of the security and pet deposits is required to confirm a reservation. Security and pet deposits may vary based on the length of stay and # of pets. Payment of Guest Fees are due in full 60 days prior to the guest stay. Deposits are refundable provided there is no damage or extra cleaning required upon checkout.
Security deposits are paid via PayPal (no fee for credit card payment). Guest fees are paid by personal check, otherwise credit card transaction fees will be incurred.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.