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Pleasure Point! 7-doors to beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, Bicycles, 2-Bathrooms

Buck Hoelscher

Member since: 1999
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Buck Hoelscher

Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015
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Pleasure Point! 7-doors to beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, Bicycles, 2-Bathrooms

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 6, Full of Laid-back luxury, DSL, Shiatsu Massage Chair, 2 bathrm

This cozy and freshly remodeled 1920's garden-style bungalow is less than one block from the first of 3 nearby beaches. There is a 5-night minimum during high summer season between mid-June and mid-Sept, unless there is a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. Special features include a $10,000 hot tub with a small colored light waterfall & 5-massage type jets. There are 2-bathrooms with showers, a fire-stove with free firewood, a automatic Shiatsu-Massage chair and another smaller recliner. The full good sized kitchen that including a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, ice cold filtered water and ice maker, blender, gas stove & broiler, toaster/toaster oven, spices and dishes for eight-plus. Enjoy our Surf boards, Boogie boards, a few assorted wet suits, Outdoor Foosball table, Large Gas BBQ and 6+ bicycles.

This is an open-architecture home, which means that the person in the kitchen can easily talk to the people in the Family Room area. There is only one door in the main home, and it is on the bathroom. The second bathroom is located 10-steps from the backyard door next to the hot tub in a separate building. This building is the owners shop and storage area and except for the bathroom, is not part of the vacation rental. It is not occupied during your rental. Please see the floor plan to clarify the layout of the fun home.

A Queen Tempurpetic bed is in 1-alcove with a large closet and a heavy blue velvet privacy curtain. There is comfortable Queen Innerspring Futon in the Family Room alcove and 2-Twin cots with airbed toppers that can be set up in front of the fire-stove. This alcove area is also separated from the rest of the Bungalow by another large blue velvet privacy curtain.

Amenities include ***Free Local phone, wireless WiFi, all linens & towels, & 6-fluffy bathrobes for use with the hot tub or lazy mornings. There are several bicycles of assorted sizes with helmets and locks, free firewood, local daily newspaper, coffee grinder, Forman Grill and many other items that provide a laid-back luxury experience. ***

Use our bikes for an easy 12-15 minute ride to the village of Capitola, with its large beach with volleyball, seaside restaurants and fun shops, or enjoy ride the 30-minute ride on the bike paths to the Beach Boardwalk and avoid the parking charge.

Bucks Beach Bungalow is just 7-doors to the first stairway down to the 1st of 3 nearby beaches: If the occasional high tide limited access the first beach, you can stroll along the large 24-foot wide, walking/biking path to the left about 8-homes away to the next staircase down to a large sandy cove, that is always available. There is another large beach to the right, called Moran Lake which is about 3-blocks north east that has a parking area & bathrooms, and a large sandy beach area that is always available. The Pleasure Point Park at the corner of 31st Ave is often used for surfing contests and has picnic tables and an outside showers and bathroom facility. Further to the northeast is the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with the coast's oldest wooden roller coaster and to the South is the fun Seaside village of Capitola

Enjoying the large gas barbecue and we always have an extra gas tank so you won’t run out during your BBQ. We also have a full-size Foosball table! Several redwood chairs and tables are available to enjoy the front deck and back yard.

Walk to unique shops, coffee shops, ice cream stores and over 15-restaurants within three to five blocks; or just recline in the 2-recliners and enjoy the 100+ free DVD/VHS videos we have available for you to watch, plus Comcast Cable On-Demand programs.

The street is more of a path, with surfers, bicyclists, and strolling people admiring the beautiful gardens, including the Bungalow's. Sip morning coffee from the front redwood deck and watch the sailboats floating by, while enjoying the fresh gentle breeze.

We have our small short-haired dog stay with us when we stay here; so if you're allergic, be advised we cannot guarantee that every speck of dog will have been removed, though we are usually successful. .

We want to give you Free local knowledge about all the fun activities that will be happening during your stay - please call us at 831-476-0170 for more information or if you'd like to make a reservation with the owners.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Buck Hoelscher (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Buck Hoelscher

My wife, our dog and I like having you and your friends & family enjoy this clean & comfortable Beach Bungalow. Check out the messages from others who have visited and left messages about how much fun they have had in this fun Beach house!

Buck Hoelscher purchased this house in 1999

Why Buck Hoelscher chose Santa Cruz

I had a dream about finding a wonderful home at a great surfing area and when we drove up to the Bungalow, I knew we had found it as soon as we drove up. Even though it had a Sold sign on it, we told our Realtor to keep tabs on it and 1 week later we were able to buy it in July of 1999.

What makes this house unique

Only a short half block stroll to the middle of Pleasure Points Beach and Surf areas. After playing with our assortment of surf and boogie boards at this great point break that works for all ages and skill levels, , come back and enjoy all the bubbles in the $10,000 hot tub, and relax in the shiatsu massage chair in front of the fire stove with free firewood while watching a favorite movie from the 100's available!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Bungalow was comfy for one adult and three grand-children. We enjoyed the beach, building a sandcastle, and my grand-son surfing! The kids also enjoyed the Hot Tub - a pleasurable experience. Martha & 3 grand-children
Mar 2015
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Pleasure Point! 7-doors to beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, Bicycles, 2-Bathrooms
average rating of 4.173913 based on 56 reviews

Surfers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Bucks Beach Bungalow was everything we were looking for. It is a great place to stay, seconds away from some of the best surf in the nation – this is the spot!

If you want to surf, or learn to surf, call ED at ClubEd.

Recommended by Buck, Ed was a fantastic surf instructor. We ended up in the water surfing for

4 days only having to walk our boards seconds to the coast.

The Begonia Festival was so much fun. We rode Buck’s bikes into Capitola and back a few times!

After a long day of surfing the amazing hot tub was just the relaxation we needed.

Fun Things We Did:

Seabright Brewery

Crows Nest patio

Naka Sushi (wonderful spot for authentic amazing sushi)

BBQ on BBB patio

Shoppers corner grocery Store – a local gem full of great produce and fresh seafood ready to grill

Club Ed Surf lessons – a friend and wonderful surf instructor

O’Neil Surf Shop – support the local heritage of O’Neil legend

The Boardwalk! So much fun!! Roller coaster, walked up the wharf and saw lounging sea lions

Can’t wait to get a Trader Joes in Austin! What a great store.

All in All the location, the info and advice given by Judith and Buck made this little getaway the perfect combination of relaxing local surf culture, a plethora of fun activities like foosball and b8iking the coast, with day trips to the Santa Cruz mountains and Monterey less than an hour away! Can’t beat it.

Made new friends we can wait to come visit again next summer.

Thanks you Bucks!

P.S. We really like checking out all the great mementos you have collected over the years in the Bungalow. It was actually quite educational as well as fun! Very much appreciate you letting us landlocked folks partake in the great surf culture this truly special place in the USA has to offer.

Santa Cruz is a special place, truly unique, vibrant and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for your great review. Its always a delight to meet folks like you that have so much zest for life and really take advantage of a lot of the great things to see and do around here. Also looking forward to giving you your 5% return guest discount on you next visit. Hugs, the Bucks

A real home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Buck & Judith, Thank You for providing such a wonderful home to stay in. We had a wonderful time. The kids loved the hot tub and the vicinity to the beach. The dog loved the vicinity as well and all the neighborhood dogs to play with. Your place provided all we needed and more! We loved making new friends in the neighborhood and the new relationships we've made! We are so excited! We hope to hang out with you guys on the waves and the rock when you come to Yosemite We can't wait for you guys to come visit us! We will be back soon! Thank you for your kindness, hospitality and adventure!

Love, The Erikson's"

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erickson family, We are so glad you were able to enjoy our beloved vacation home Bucks Beach Bungalow at Pleasure Point! Was great surfing with your family and surfing the same fun wave with your son Nathan as he popped up for the first time! How exciting! You left the home in immaculate condition when you departed, and it is very much appreciated, especially as we had guests coming in the same day. We look forward to your next return stay! Keep the Stoke and Aloha! Buck, Judith & "Blaze"

Perfect girls get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this little gem of a house, the location was amazing. Short walk to the beach, dog friendly and could see the ocean from the front deck where we started out each day with breakfast and coffee. Great owners with detailed instructions and directions.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review of our Bucks Beach Bungalow. We really do love it when people take the time to express their appreciation of our vacation home! Special people, special places and locations. We so look forward to your next return stay!

It really is a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Practically on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Pleasure Pt. One of the most desired pieces of coastline by surfers and watchers. I luckily hit a very low tide for tide pooling with the pooch. The next day was a storm driven very high tide. Such force and beauty. The surfers and the otter really enjoyed the water. The cottage is comfy. I was able to really relax. Of course the lovely spa in the back yard helps a lot. It was rainy and stormy but that didn't stop the outdoor activities. Walking was delightful. Fresh crab from a local vendor made for a super supper and out to dinner on the wharf. I have no reservations about recommending this property to anyone wanting close proximity to the coast and comfy digs that feel like a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and recommendation of our beloved Bucks Beach Bungalow as a great place to stay in a fabulous location, in any kind of weather, with so much to do and see! You are very welcome in our home again, and we look forward to your return!

Our favorite beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite vacation spot! The beach house is right at Pleasure Point & is dog friendly. It is clean & has everything we need. The owners are super friendly which make it easy. We just love staying here & can't wait to come back! This is truly the best location:)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such wonderful return guests. We always look forward to your visits.

Loved the getaway at Bucks house.

  • 5 of 5

Reflecting back on my stay in Pleasure Point at Bucks Beach Bungalow, I would definitely do it again! It was very clean on arrival & felt like a home away from home; far better than staying at a motel, so worth the cost. Out door landscaping is beautiful and well maintained as with the house. The hot tub is a positive amenity. A beautiful time of year to open up the windows and doors to allow the sea air in. I liked being so close to the bay/ocean and especially liked having my fuzzy friend Tuffy stay with us. I enjoyed the flowers on the table, a thoughtful touch since it was my birthday. I would recommend this home to family and friends as a comfortable place to stay. The area offers great restaurants and much to do outdoors. Loved the Monterey Aquarium.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Trudy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your recent stay of 4 nights in October. We are glad you enjoyed having our "getaway home" available to share with your family and pet. We appreciate your mentioning it was very clean. It's truly is a paradise near the ocean. We are happy to share it with appreciative and considerate people such as yourself, who are always welcome back. We love that you were able to enjoy it with your pet! It's great that you got outside, and took advantage of the central location in Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, to enjoy so much. Looking forward to your next of many stays, and we welcome you back! Fond Regards, Buck & Judith (Home Owners)


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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Over the Hill Gang
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
DeLavaega Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1 and Soquel
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Pleasure Point Deli
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Pleasure Point
Car: recommended

Monterey Bay with world famous aquarium. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with Amusement Park and historic Wharf with Restaurants and shopping. 26 miles of sandy beaches, The Bungalow home is located next to world-class surfing breaks like Pleasure Point, The Hook,, and within two miles northeast is the famous surf areas of Cowells & Steamer Lane. Roaring Camp Railroad is a steam-locomotive ride from the Beach to the Redwoods and back. Wine tasting from over 60 unique wineries and nearby tasting rooms.. World-class Birding at Elk Horn Slough from convenient rental kayaks or local captained cruise boats. Sailing, whale watching, salmon fishing, or buying the fish directly from the fishermen at the Harbor. Tide-pooling is great at Pleasure Point in the winter or at the Natural Bridges State Park with the rangers giving tours and campfire talks. Many beaches have free fire rings for your own bonfires and marshmallow roasting. We can alert you to Festivals, art shows, music, triathlons, and other unique events like fun runs such as the Wharf to Wharf which has a different musical group every few steps! Hundreds of different restaurants of all nationalities and for all pocketbooks and much more. Go to our personal website aGreatPlaceToStay for a current listing of what activties and events will be happening during your stay.


Rates & Availability

From $297 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Winter-Memorial
Jan 20 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Off Season Memorial to Summer
May 26 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
Grad Weekend 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 6/15-9/7 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Jul 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
Fourth Of July Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season 7/7-9/7 2015
Jul 7 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
Off Season Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday 2015
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Off Season Winter 2015
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2015
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $164.25 cleaning fee which includes the 11% tax and $72.15 Security Wavier which includes the 11% tax and which covers up to $500 of accidental damage.

Cancellation Policy

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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The first bathroom has a large shower with stainless steel handrails and adjustable shower head. The 2nd bathroom is 10 steps off the private & pet friendly backyard door.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is an open-architecture home with private alcoves that have blue velvet curtains for privacy. This means the one cooking can talk with those in the Living Room. There is only one inside door and it is on the bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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