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Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay Shorebird #66


Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights

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Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay Shorebird #66

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


Watsonville Condo Rental Photos and Description

3br,2ba Oceanfront Remodeled Penthouse Watsonville, California USA

Not just another beach rental... Shorebird #66, a beautifully remodeled penthouse condo, is a private home in an oceanside gated community. Situated directly on the sand, this piece of heaven is perfect for everything from a quiet romantic retreat to an active family vacation.

Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay is secluded; yet it's only five minutes from Highway 1 and the town of Watsonville. You'll feel worlds apart at this three-bedroom/two-bath condo, surrounded by a bird sanctuary, the Pajaro River, lagoons, and the Pacific Ocean -- and in full view of the Monterey Bay and the coastal mountains.

San Jose Airport is only 45 minutes away. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and world-famous surfing sites are within a 20 minute drive. Monterey Peninsula's famous challenging golf courses are within a half hour's drive. The extraordinary shops and history of Carmel are just ten minutes farther.

This cozy condo features three spacious bedrooms -- all newly decorated and boasting very comfortable be

The king-size bed master suite has a TV, VCR, and an adjoining bath. It overlooks the Monterey Bay, with a spectacular, unobstructed white water view. Two other guest bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed and the other with two twins) share another bath. They have views of the lagoon and of breathtaking sunrises over the Pajaro Valley.

A wood-burning fireplace warms the high-ceilinged living room, which also overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Living room amenities include a stereo with CD player, a DVD player, and a TV.

The fully furnished, beautifully remodeled kitchen has everything the vacationing chef could desire. The larger deck has views of Monterey Bay. The barbecue deck overlooks the lagoon.

Enjoy peace and quiet relaxation, or see and do all that the area has to offer including antiquing, bird-watching, visiting the wine country, fishing, golfing, shopping, and beach activities.

Our thrilled guests return again and again! You will too.

Reservations and Cancellation Policy:

Reservations courtesy hold for seven days only, pending receipt of payment. Payment of 1/2 rent due at reservation. Balance and $300 refundable security deposit in a separate check due in full 30 days prior to arrival.

For reservations canceled up to 30 days prior to arrival date, payment refunded less $100 cancellation fee. For reservations canceled within 30 days of arrival date, payment (refunded less $100 cancellation fee) only if property is re-booked for that time period.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn (Owner)
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We just returned from our vacation at Pajaro Dunes today. Thank you for sharing your beautiful condo with us. What a great location and it definitely felt like a home away from home. We were able to see some beautiful sunsets and it was fun to see so many people line up to see the sun disappearing into the western sky! The long walks on the beautiful beach were wonderful. The beach seems to go on forever. On one of our walks we even got to see a sea otter bobbing around just past the breaking waves along the beach. What a treat! We also enjoyed having campfires on the beach complete with s'mores! The location of Pajaro Dunes made it easy to take day trips to Monterey, Pt. Lobos, Capitola and even Big Sur. Thank you again for making your beautiful condo available to us. Hopefully we will be back there again soon. t
Jul 2010
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Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay Shorebird #66
average rating of 4.882353 based on 43 reviews
Winters, CA

Very Nice Unit

  • 5 of 5

I gave the unit a 5 star due to the cleaniness of the unit and how well stocked it was. The location is also perfect. The beach is a very short walk. We only rented the unit for a couple days. We were there for a college graduation so did not really get to enjoy the wonderful beach. We would rent the unit again. My only complaints is the internet is very slow. I am a Realtor and usually need to respond to clients which made it very difficult. It also took at least a month to get our deposit check returned which was not really a big deal since they never deposited it. I would highly recommend this unit. The owner is very quick to respond and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Only complaint was that the WiFi connection was painfully slow, essentially unusable for our group, and it would have been good to have access to a hot tub.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, We appreciate that you took the time to review your stay at our beautiful Shorebird #66. Sorry that the Wi-Fi connection was not the best for you. Our homeowners' association is hard at work to improve the service. We found that connecting while at the master bedroom desk gets the best results. Thank you for your otherwise positive review. Marilyn, Owner
Rocklin, CA

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our small group. Close to water for kids to play and explore. Nice eating area separate from living room. Comfortable beds and clean! Everyone was happy here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelley, Thanks for your comments. I know when I am looking for a vacation rental I always read the words of other guests before making a decision. Hope you will join our long list of return vacationers. Marilyn
San Jose, CA

Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful vacation home. We had such a great time! The kids even told us that they would forego a trip to Disneyland next spring break if we could return to your home and the beach! Coming from 9, 8 and 4 year olds, this should tell you just how great a time they had!

For those looking to rent, you can't go wrong with this rental. it's only a short drive to Santa Cruz and Monterey for quick day trips. The pictures posted are accurate, and the beach is just steps away! The house is equipped with everything you'll need including internet access, games, beach chairs, movies, spices, towels, etc..... We were even allowed a late checkout so we could enjoy the beach just a little longer on our last day. For young kids, I would also recommend purchasing the duck food at the gate. You get a huge bag of food for $2 and the kids end up surrounded by tons of ducks and geese as they feed them. It was a real treat for my girls :)! We will definitely be returning to this rental in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, what a glorious review. You are so good to take the time to tell us how much you and your family enjoyed your beach time at Shorebird #66. We look forward to your next visit. For our readers information, we are not related nor are we close personal friends, even though this review may lead one to believe we might be . It's so rewarding when our guests enjoy themselves at Pajaro Dunes as much as we do. Marilyn, Owner Shorebird #66
Tucson, AZ

beautifully maintained condo in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at this condo. The unit was spotless and very well maintained. The kitchen and bathrooms were very modern. We appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was. The condo is at the back of the complex and it was very quiet. We could see the sunset from the porch and master bedroom. Beach access was ridiculously easy, and the beach itself is one of the best I have experienced. The WiFi in this unit is spotty at best, which I think has more to do with the complex coverage, and less with the individual unit. Overall this condo exceeded our expectations and we would gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dale, thank you so much for your review of our beautiful beach condo, Shorebird #66. It's so rewarding to hear from our guests, especially those who are visiting for the first time, such as you and your party. And you're right our internet access is at times spotty, but our homeowners' association is working to get it under control. We find that the desk in the master bedroom is usually the location for the best reception. We hope you will visit Shorebird #66 again when your travels bring you to the Monterey Bay Area.
San Ramon, CA

Perfect Beach Condo!

  • 5 of 5

THANK YOU!!! For such an amazing stay at your condo again!! We absolutely loved it!! The weather was gorgeous and we saw some beautiful sunsets! The kids were so happy and it was easy to keep them busy. We love how private the beach is too. As always, the condo was so clean and comfortable. This is our favorite beach house!! :o)

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Mineta San Jose International SJC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Halfway between the Santa Cruz of championship surfing and beach boardwalk fame and the Monterey Peninsula known for its scenic drives, golf courses and quaint Carmel Village, we are located where the Pajaro River meets the Monterey Bay. Hundreds of varieties of shorebirds draw birdwatchers to the Pajaro Valley's sloughs and beaches. Dozens of boutique award winning wineries are available for tastings and tours. Ocean fishing, surfing, kayaking, or beach-combing on literally miles of beach are available at your front door. Restaurants range from elegant fine dining to casual family friendly open air cafes, for those days you can pull yourself away from your penthouse on the beach. There are festivals for Begonias in Capitola, Strawberries in Watsonville, Monterey Bay Birding in Pajaro Valley, Mushrooms in Morgan Hill and Garlic in Gilroy. Championship celebrity golf tournaments, Jazz Festival, and equestrian events on the Monterey Peninsula. All are within a half hour's drive.


Rates & Availability

Watsonville Condo Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Cleaning USD100


  • $1750/week (October 1-April 30) $2100/wk (May1-September 30)
  • 350/night-two night minimum October 1-April 30
    Off-Peak third night free.
    350/night-two night minimum May 1-September 30
    holidays 3/4 night minimum may apply
  • 300 refundable security deposit


Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both the master bathroom and the guest bath are recently remodeled in soothing earth tones with spacious showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our guests continually comment about the comfort of our beds. Rest is a big part of vacation. It's the first word in R & R. And the combination of the sounds of the ocean just outside your bedroom window and comfortable mattresses inside insures your good night's sleep. The master bedroom suite is located at one end of the floor plan separated from the other two guest bedrooms and second bath by the great room living, dining and kitchen space.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a non smoking unit. However smokers may use the deck if necessary.

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