|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our 1750 sq ft beach house that was completely remodeled in 2007 is located just south of Aptos & Seascape Resort, approximately 12 miles south of Santa Cruz. It offers a panoramic oceanview with 15 miles of sandy beach. You can enjoy your coffee watching the dolphins & surfers and then watch the sunset from your deck. You have direct access to the beach and campfires are permitted until 10pm.
The gourmet kitchen of granite & stainless, is well stocked with cooking utensils and staples (spices, oils, etc) anything you may have forgotten.
Ample paper products (paper towels,toilet paper)are also supplied. Hair Dryers in 2 bathrooms.
The beds are already make up and waiting. This is our home away from home that we invite you to share and we do take great care maintaining it and believe that you will have everything you need for a perfect stay.
My husband and I dreamed of having a place on the coast for as long as I can remember. We invite you to bring your family to our home and enjoy all the wonderful things the Monterey Coast has to offer.
The Owner purchased this townhome in 1999
We chose La Selva Beach because of its close proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area where our family and friends are located.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
State Park Beach walk
Quaint little town of Capitola
Moss Landing Bird Santuary
Monterey Bay Fishermens Wharf, Cannery Row, Aquarium,
Numerous golf courses
17 Mile Drive
Carmel, shops, galleries
Wineries multiple locations
We recently 'won' a weekend stay at 'a Santa Cruz beach house'. Obviously that can mean a very large range of properties, but since we were supporting our local school we decided to give it a chance. When we arrived with several other families for our two night stay, we were all blown away the minute we walked in the door. I'm pretty sure that you cannot find a place on the entire North Coast that combines the amazing 180 degree ocean view, with the proximity to the actual beach. The house is set up just far enough on the cliff to get a fantastic, uninterrupted view, but within 60 seconds of walking out the back/bottom door you're on the actual beach. Not only is the beach beautiful here, it is as private as anything you will find. The house is very nice & clean and it uses its space very well. The first people to arrive from our group were treated to the sight of whales jumping just offshore.
We all agreed that we will definitely come back, and even talked about making an annual trip out of it. Great place, great location, great owner. Can't go wrong with this place.
I've been going to La Selva Beach for 12 yrs now, for the same week. The group that I go with has been doing this for ~40 yrs. This is the 2nd time we've had this condo, and have already reserved for 2015! This condo is our favorite of the several that we've stayed in; very well appointed, with all the necessary amenities, and then some. We especially like the conversion of the downstairs portion into two actual bedrooms, as this allowed us to have another couple join us this year. This year was awesome as usual, and we look forward to coming back!
We rented this home in Feb. 2012 for a "girls' weekend" and 50th birthday celebration. It was perfect for the 8 of us--right on the beach, beautifully maintained (and several in our group are HUGE sticklers for cleanliness),and a nice, updated, fully stocked kitchen. It felt much more like you were staying in a friend's home than that you were renting a stranger's house.
We liked it so much, we came back again this February, and everything was just as perfect as we remembered. It's not in a town where you can walk to coffee or dinner, but it is on miles and miles of wide-open beautiful beach. The 2 sliding doors on the living room/kitchen level give a great view (as do the two upstairs bedrooms.) We kept thinking we'd go out to eat for a meal, but always opted to cook in and enjoy the ocean-front dining.
At the end of our first weekend, we so didn't want to leave that we called MJ Sunday morning and asked if we could rent it for one more night, even though it meant leaving at 5:30 am to make it to work Monday morning. Then, as always, MJ was great to work with--friendly, helpful and efficient. This year, we had the good sense to rent for 3 nights. :)
I kept meaning to come here and write a review saying how much we loved the place, but never got around to it. Ended up here because I've misplaced MJ's email and we're looking in to coming back again for yet another 50th birthday.
Everyone has their unique take on what they consider to be a "fair", "good" or "great" place to rent/vacation . . . well, our take is this La Selva home is a "First Class ~ Top Honors" beach house. It is evident as soon as you open the front door that this is not just another ordinary beach rental. The pride of detail, care and ownership shows through out the entire house with the level of upgraded amenities and personal touches. The extent to which the kitchen & pantry are stocked, and the bedrooms & bathrooms appointed are award winning! And the boogie boards, games, videos, flatscreen tv's, gas BBQ and wireless internet access go beyond the expected! Our family including children and grandchildren has vacationed here for two summers and it truly does feel like home-away-from-home. The location, views and immediate access to the beach (albeit by stairs) make it a perfect destination get-a-way. You'll love it . . . we do!
MJ is a delight to work with and she really knows how to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you, MJ!
Our family of 5 has been renting La Selva Beach town homes (in both Place de Mer & The Shoreline) for the past 6 years or so and this is BY FAR the nicest unit we've ever had the pleasure of staying in!! The house is so well taken care of that you do not feel like you are in a rental at all...it feels like you are a guest in someone's well loved home. There was ample room for all 5 of us (and for 7 of us for a few nights), the beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was enjoyable to prepare meals in, the amenities in the entire home exceeded our expectations, the location cannot be beat...I cannot say enough good things about our experience here! The photos shown on VRBO are true depictions of the property, though it's even better in person! In addition, the unit was very clean, well maintained and well appointed. I would not hesitate to recommend this beach home to anyone! Thank you so much to the owners for making their lovely beach home available to those of us who dream to someday own a piece of this coastline ourselves :)
So..allow me to begin by explaining that I am pretty high maintenance. Some might even call me "difficult." when it comes to travel. I want what I want when I want it. And for this weekend, I wanted an unobstructed, fabulous view, steps to the beach, nice, non-tacky decor, comfortable bed and a home that was more like someone's home than a rental.
This place DELIVERED. From the well-stocked kitchen/pantry (spices, sugars, oil and vinegar, coffee filters and DUAL pots) to the wonderful view on the patio (that looks smaller than it really is) to the supersoft master room bedding to the tower fan I needed because Im always warm, to the selection of pots, pans, cookware....to the binoculars on the shelves and the digital cable on the flatscreen...to the recommendations by the owner, as well as the books with menus and local activities and dining information... I was truly happy.
I have rented from MANY places in my time..and this was absolutely one of the best, most comfortable places I have stayed at. Looking forward to going back!
NOTE: If you have someone disabled, or with arthritis or some kind of injury...this probably wouldn't work because of the sheer # of steps throughout... but otherwise REALLY great.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Nightly rate is $350. Special Holidays Rate of $400/night (4 night minimum) for Memorial Day / July 4th / Labor Day / Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Years. Rates are subject to change with notification.
Cleaning Fee.....$125 / Security Deposit to hold your date.....$500.00.
Balance due 3 weeks prior to check-in. Deposit refunded when key is returned
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.