PLEASURE POINT PARADISE! BEACH AND LAGOON VIEWS!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PLEASURE POINT PARADISE! BEACH AND LAGOON VIEWS!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is our personal home which we have completely remodeled. This beach bungalow located on Moran Lake in Santa Cruz, near Capitola, is breathtaking and feels like your personal spa retreat. Situated in a very quiet neighborhood, it feels so removed from city life, yet close to all amenities. The beach is a 5 minute walk away, with Pleasure Point, the best surfing spot in Santa Cruz, 5 minutes in the other direction with panoramic views of Monterey Bay. Or stay in and relax in your own Hot Springs spa on the back deck. The home is open with lots of natural light from large windows overlooking the lake and feels larger than the square footage. The kitchen has all you need with a 1956 antique O'Keefe and Merritt gas stove. (It works great!) There are two large decks in the back that overlook the lake with peeks of Moran beach through the eucalyptus trees. The home is a mix of Asian and Hawaiian decor furnished with Japanese antiques. So we ask that you treat it with special care.

There is so much to do in Santa Cruz, it's almost difficult to know where to start. Santa Cruz and the Monterey area have many recreational and cultural diversions to keep you busy and entertained. The Santa Cruz Mountains provide wonderful hiking, mountain biking, and exploring in the beautiful state parks including Big Basin with its ancient redwoods, Nisene Marks, and Henry Cowell. Local attractions include the Beach Boardwalk, yacht harbor, municipal and Capitola wharfs, Monterey Aquarium, Elkhorn Slough, the Mystery Spot and the downtown Pacific Garden mall. UC Santa Cruz, Cabrillo Community College, and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium offer many cultural events such as the annual Shakespeare Festival during the summer, musicals and plays, and symphony. The Boardwalk offers free outdoor concerts on Fridays during the summer. There also are wonderful local wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey with several wine festivals during the year. Water sports abound with world class surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, swimming, diving (some of the most challenging but beautiful diving in the world) and paddle surfing. Santa Cruz is a very bike friendly town with bike lanes all through town and along the coastline. And there are many golf courses nearby and in Monterey.

There are also phenomenal restaurants and eateries all within a few minutes walk or drive. Is there a particular kind of cuisine you enjoy? I'm sure you can find it somewhere in Santa Cruz. We have several farmer's markets which provide some of the most delicious, freshest produce (mostly organic) and bakery items. Nearest movie theaters are only a mile away.

Come to play, explore, or relax. Our home and the environs will definitely allow for all.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Tony (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

About Tony

Laura has lived in this house for 30 years. She grew up in Hawaii. Tony has lived in San Jose until they married. We have spent the last few years remodeling the entire house; doing much of the work ourselves. We are so happy with the results. However, we have relocated for a while to care for Laura's parents in Hawaii. We plan to return to Santa Cruz but for now our home is available to you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Tony purchased this house in 1984

Why Tony chose Santa Cruz

Since growing up in Hawaii, living near the ocean is crucial despite our long commute to work in Silicon Valley. When we descend from the Summit on Highway 17 towards Santa Cruz, a soothing feeling comes over us and all the stresses of the day melt away. We love Santa Cruz because of the temperate weather (it rarely goes over 80 degrees), the outdoor activities, easy access to cultural events, as well as being close enough to enjoy Monterey, San Jose, and San Francisco. People seem much more friendly, easy-going and neighborly in Santa Cruz.

What makes this house unique

We love the short walk to the beach. We often would catch the sunset, strolling along the water's edge or walking along the opposite side of the lake. Sometimes we would take some wood down to the beach and have a cozy fire, roasting smores or watching the meteor showers. Or for a different view, we would go to Pleasure Point and watch the surfers. We also enjoy having our meals out on our deck overlooking the lake or sitting in our spa at sunset or under the full moon. I love that there are outside views from every room and the picture window in the grand room frames one of the best views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent stay at your charming home in Santa Cruz. Everyone felt very comfortable and relaxed in that beautiful setting.
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 8
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Pleasure Point Paradise! Beach and Lagoon Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
NYC
5

A Great Experience All Around

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had a great time here. The house is very nice-thoughtfully equipped and furnished. I especially liked the kitchen and the backyard. The location is also very good-a very short walk from a nice beach. Tony and Laura are very responsive and easy to deal with. I left some clothing at the house and they were kind enough to mail it back to me in a timely fashion. I would love to return here in the future.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
san jose
5

SANTA CRUZ WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Dear Tony and Laura,

Thank you so much for allowing me and my tennis friends to enjoy your beautiful beach house,. We were a group of 5 ladies and the house was very comfortable for all of us. We cooked in both nights utilizing your beautifully remodeled kitchen. The back yard view of the river is stunning. I really liked the short walk to beach or just hanging out at Pleasure Point watching the surfers do their thing. I most definitely will recommend your place and will also return. Thanks again. Mary Beth
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Pleasure Point Paradise! Beach and Lagoon Views!
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Irvine, CA
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
I loved this house. It was remodeled very well. It felt like a brand new house. And the location was amazing - just a short walk to the beach. I hope it's available the next time I'm in Santa Cruz.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Scottsdale, AZ
5

Paradise Found.

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Tony and Laura for sharing your great place with our family - we loved your home and we loved Santa Cruz very much! Everything about your home was perfect for our stay - the entire house was beautifully decorated, the beds were super comfy, it was great having all the amenities we needed, LOVED the kitchen and bathroom, the location was awesome (we walked to the beach everyday to play and watch the surfers). The supermarkets, restaurants, mall, highways, the boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz and Capitola was just a short ride away. We can't thank you enough for your hospitality as well as your neighbors who were all very nice too! My family and I will never forget the fun times we had there - it was too short a stay for all of us. Mahalo.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Fresno, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
Great Santa Cruz house close to the beach (walking distance) without paying the big $$$s! Our family really enjoyed this newly remodeled house which looked brand new once you stepped passed the front door. The back decking was great during the evenings because of the jacuzzi and view overlooking the creek. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and relatives! Thank you for having us!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Longer term occupancy terms and rates available.
50% due upon execution, 50% due 30 days prior to occupancy. Total due less than 30 days prior to occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hot Springs Spa on lower deck, outside shower with hot water, outdoor fire pit
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