OPAL CLIFF DRIVE COTTAGE- WITH PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS

Hugh Forrest

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

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OPAL CLIFF DRIVE COTTAGE- WITH PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

“Madeline’s Cottage” is our guest house located on Opal Cliff Drive in the best beach-side micro-climate in Santa Cruz County. We have the best beach weather and the quietest beach location in town!

The cottage is set well off the street just a few doors from gated “Privates” beach (you’ll have use of a gate key during your stay). From here you can hear the waves crash and the seagulls call, and walk or bike to many local attractions: A five minute walk one direction will take you to the dining and night life of charming Capitola Village, five minutes the other direction leads you to the world-famous surfing area of Pleasure Point. Madeline’s Cottage neighborhood offers access to entertainment for every interest.

Maybe you don’t feel like venturing out- or you have little ones and need to stay a bit closer to home? The cottage enjoys use and views of our award-winning garden and yard.

More About the Property: Opal Cliffs is the best neighborhood in town, but maybe you'd like to get out of the immediate neighborhood? The more urban cultural attractions of downtown Santa Cruz are 15 minutes away.

Say you don’t like that 'Downtown' kind of culture? The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and its Giant Dipper roller coaster are also 15 minutes away. The Boardwalk is a quintessential seaside amusement park in a style circa about 1965.

Due to the floor plan of the cottage it is best suited to couples and small families. The kitchen/dining area is light, bright, and roomy, and separate from the family room where the TV is located. The Garden Bedroom has a queen bed and large closet, and looks through a big sliding door onto the garden, while the “Kids” bedroom is smaller and has a (two twins) trundle bed. The bathroom is located off the “Kids” room, so everyone had better be very close friends or family. Overall floor space of the cottage is ample for 4

Madeline’s Cottage is located behind our own personal home on our 1/3 acre lot, so you will not feel wedged in amongst a lot of other vacation rentals, and we take pride in making your stay as pleasant as possible. Our location, while across the street from the beach, does not have an ocean view; you must walk a few doors down for that.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, but if you have special needs or interests please let us know. Also, if you have dust allergies and let us know that a bit in advance we can remove all soft-surface flooring from the cottage.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Hugh Forrest (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Great for daughter in wheelchair!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have two young kids, one in a wheelchair… and it is often difficult to travel somewhere where we can set-up and feel "at home." Madeline's Cottage was definitely comfortable for us! The house had an easy-access door with no stairs at the entry and the floors were spacious and open. The owner even installed a hand-held shower nozzle for us so that we could bathe my daughter in the shower with her adaptive shower chair. There was plenty of privacy, even being on the owner's property, and we enjoyed the patio with the beautiful gardens right outside the kitchen doors! We walked almost daily to Capitola Beach to enjoy the restaurants, shopping and beach (and might I add, there was a beach wheelchair at the Capitola lifeguard station that enabled my daughter to access the beach). At night, we curled up on the patio chairs or played board games at the kitchen table with all the comforts of home. I am happy to say that we have found our annual summer get-away at Madeline's Cottage!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
SF Bay Area, CA
5

A Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
What a great vacation! The cottage was fantastic and just as described. Plenty of space for us and our two young children. The cottage is surrounded by the most amazing gardens making for a very relaxed and peaceful enviornment. The owners were wonderful, making sure all our needs were met and giving great recommendations on beaches and places to eat. The location is unbeatable. We walked daily down to Capitola or 41st street for food and spent the rest of our day playing at the beach (literally across the street). We only wished we could have stayed longer and we will definintely be back soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
5

Charming cottage, amazing location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a lovely 3 night stay here and although we didn't have our 3-yr old with us, he certainly would have enjoyed himself with all the extras for kids to be found outside, in the closets, etc. Fabulous quiet location in walking distance to everything and Privates beach was a nice bonus too. Cottage is a little older but well equipped and the bed was nice and comfy. The property has a beautiful natural feeling garden and fruit tree setting.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5
Location is great with a lovely walk to captiola along the ocean. It is close enough to Santa Cruz and great hikes (big basin state park!!) - but removed enough for some peace and quiet. We discovered Gayle's bakery which is a very close drive and a wonderful spot for breakfast or lunch. The cottage was perfect - with comfortable beds and an equipped kitchen with everything we needed to make our meals. We would come again!
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Great stay at Opal Cliffs

  • 5 of 5
My husband, our 3 year old daughter and my best friend had a great stay here. The garden was wonderful for our daughter to play in as we made meals or drank coffee on the patio. We loved walking into Capitola village, visiting the beach and going for runs long the cliffs. Easy access from here to Monterray Bay Aquarium, the old growth redwoods in Felton, the boardwalk in Santa Cruz by car, plus San Francisco as well. If you want to stay put and out of your car, you could spend days just enjoying life in walking distance of the cottage. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive and we would certainly try to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p234868
+1 831 464-0906
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

Great place to stay....

  • 4 of 5
We loved the cottage with almost private enclosed garden. It was as described, clean and neat. Everything we needed was there..... It was quiet, sunny and had a lovely garden. The kitchen was well appointed although the gas kettle was odd for me. Lots of hot water, good shower, comfy bed albeit a small double. The owner was very helpful with info and printing whale watching tickets. There are a lot of interesting places near the house, plus having a private beach key was excellent. We would definitely stay again another year. Many thanks!!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review- it was a pleasure to have you!
Just to clarify for others checking reviews: The big bedroom has a queen sized bed, the smaller bedroom has the smaller beds.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mineta San Jose (SJC)
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Hiway 1 @ 41st Ave
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pasatiempo or DeLaveaga
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
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Madeline's Cottage is a short walk to Gayles Bakery, Capitola Village and the surfing beaches of Pleasure Point; as well as to numerous night spots, coffee shops and the main shopping area of 41st Ave.

The attractions of downtown Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are about 15 minutes away by car (or 20 minutes by bicycle), and UC Santa Cruz is about 20 minutes in the car.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, racquetball, wildlife viewing, basketball court, boating, health/beauty spa.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,425
 
 
Off-Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,175
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note that since the bathroom is off the smaller bedroom this rental is best suited for couples, small families, or very good friends.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
Notes:
For guests with allergies all soft floor coverings can be easily removed- just let us know in advance. Please be aware that the floor plan- with the bath located off the smaller bedroom- might be awkward for unrelated couples. The smaller bedroom is equipped with a twin trundle bed (ie two twins).
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