|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Property Description : Magical Oasis boasts exceptional views and is a great home for the discerning guest. Located on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz's number one rated attraction, it over looks the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf. It is perfect for multi-generational gatherings, romantic get aways and those in pursuit of their passions.
A detached, separate casita with full kitchen provides privacy for in-laws or another couple. Magical Oasis is a beautiful Spanish style house, decorated, and thoughtfully appointed by KToole Designs.
At Magical Oasis, we pride ourselves in helping guest create very special experiences. Guest are greeted with fresh flowers, complimentary wine from MJA vintners, delicious Donnelley's chocolates and artisan soaps and lotions from Fish Princess Farms. Currently, local artist, Barbara Bailey-Porter's original plein air paintings of Santa Cruz, grace the walls as part of Magical Oasis's guest artist series.
Magical Oasis is a Spanish styled house that was designed to capture the views from every room. It is tastefully appointed with antiques and comfortable fine furnishings. A detached private casita with full kitchen is ideal for in laws, another couple or in-house massage.
There are lots of fabulous dinning options in Santa Cruz and we also recommend engaging one of our a personal chefs and dining in. The view from Magical Oasis's beautiful dining is truly magical! For variety, guests can barbecue on the private patio, picnic on the beach, or walk/bike to many nearby restaurants. There are lots of fun beach town venues, (great burgers and artisan pizza), and foodies will love the variety of restaurants offering organic produce and original fare. We are happy to help you choose from over 27 Zagat rated restaurants and enjoy sharing our favorites.
The gourmet or aspiring chef may enjoy trying recipes from several fine cook books such as Tyler Florence's Ultimate, and Julie Rosso's Great Good Food while cooking on the Merritt O'Keefe six burner gas stove. For the coffee aficionado, bring your pods for the new Nespesso machine or walk down to Ideal for a great latte. The West Side is home to the largest New Leaf Market, several vintner tasting rooms, Kelly's French Bakery, Companion Bakers,and El Salchichero.
The world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, SC Wharf, the Light House, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are all just short stolls on the wide newly paved West Cliff promenade. Also with in short walking distance are lots of shops, great restaurants, spas, bike, surf board, and segway rentals. Pedi-taxi's and the Santa Cruz Trolley are also fun ways to get about town.
Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surfing. Mid to advanced level surfers can walk down the steps to the famous Steamer Lane. The novice surfer can hit Cowell’s Cove, try paddle boarding around the Wharf or Kayaking, then relax in Magical Oasis’ hot tub.
Santa Cruz has something for all. Guests can take a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroads, bike on the numerous paths or take a segway along West Cliff, see a Shakespeare Santa Cruz play, visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center or go wine tasting at several West Side vintner tasting rooms.
Golfers, reserve your time on the challenging Alister McKensie designed Pasatiempo Golf Course, or the Delevaga Course ( which also has a challenging ultimate frisbee course). The drive to Pebble Beach and Spy Glass are beautiful and about an hour.
There are pick up beach volley ball games, two newly surfaced tennis courts are not far from the house. Soccer, rock climbing, in door batting cage are just some of the recreational opportunities besides hiking, biking and playing in the surf. After a great day of exploring, guests can engage our in -house masseuse then soak in the large hot tub.
Downtown Santa Cruz has great shopping, spas, yoga classes, restaurants, and that comfortable beach town feel. Magical Oasis is a special vacation home that offers one of the most spectacular, magical views on the West Coast.
Keywords: Santa Cruz, Ocean Front, Beach, West Cliff, spectacular, magical views of the Wharf and Monterey Bay. Beautifully appointed.
West Cliff Views! Surfers Most desirable location in Santa Cruz. Cowell's Beach, Famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, restaurants, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Includes Guest Cottage, family including dogs.
We love Magical Oasis and enjoy knowing that our guests do too. We want our guest to experience the best of Santa Cruz. The home has been a vacation home in Ed's family for two generation. Karen is active in the arts and loves Santa Cruz.
Karen Toole purchased this house in 1989
The views, views, views..and from every room. Even the cook gets a great view while preparing meals on a wonderful Merritt Okeefe six burner gas range. Private patio with hot tub and separate casita. This is a wonderful, beautifully appointed home.
We take pride in making sure every guest feels special. The house is appointed with plush robes as well as bath and body products from Fish Princess Farms. We can customize flowers and chocolates. We will greet you with a bottle of red or white wine, arrange for a chef and a masseuse and are happy to suggest unique outings to complete your memorable Santa Cruz Magical Oasis.
We had a wonderful time, lots of beach and play
We rode bikes in the forest every day
Thank you so much for sharing your home,
We would love to return next time we roam.
The view is spectacular, the dog beach so fun
We had amazing weather, loved playing in the sun
So until next time we bid farewell
But we'll be back soon to ride the next swell.
This house has all the advantages of an excellent location and views. We enjoyed being able to park our vehicles and walk in either direction; toward the boardwalk/restaurants or along the ocean and the lighthouse. The large front windows provided fantastic ocean views. In addition, the owners were responsive to any questions and supplied area recommendations that were very helpful.
My family/friends and I have been coming to Magical Oasis for 10 years. The home is well appointed and has EVERYTHING you will need for a wonderful vacation. Karen has done a beautiful job refurbishing the house. Ed is always so great to work with and very accommodating!!! If you're looking for a beautiful home with fabulous views this is the home for you! ❤️
Just got back from a few days at the Magical Oasis (wish we could have stayed longer!), and I can say it met and exceeded every expectation. I am already looking at our calendar to see when we can go back! My family enjoyed a much needed getaway. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their very special home.
I don't generally do reviews/ratings but I was more than happy to make an exception for our stay at the Magical Oasis. It was without a doubt the most memorable stay my family have ever experienced utilizing VRBO. The quality of the home along with the amenities provided and of course the location make it a must consideration if you are looking to stay in the Santa Cruz area. Our party of eight had a wonderful time enjoying all the comforts of the home and the casita was an extra bonus for two in our party who were celebrating their anniversary. All in all our stay to celebrate with family was one of those rare events in life that went off without one complaint. Thanks Ed for the opportunity for us to stay in your beautiful home!
"Ed and Karen,
We had such a wonderful week I don't know where to begin. Incredible views, great food, quality family time and so many fun things to do. Our youngest boys couldn't get enough of the sea lions, beach, and Boardwalk. While the older two enjoyed surf lessons and an awesome segway tour! We also did memorable day trips to San Francisco and Capitola. No matter what our plans each day were though, I have to say the boys always couldn't wait to come back home to Magical Oasis. It's so relaxing and inviting....... we loved hot tubbing, having a glass of wine on the front porch, playing cards out back, family meals in the beautiful dining room, morning coffee and a good book in the living room with the view ect. ect.!! And the guest cottage was perfect for my mom. Thank you so much for sharing your home and giving us precious memories for a life time.
Dawn, Eric, Cal, Sam, Ben, Zac, Cindy
We wanted this to be a special time with our kids and new granddaughter and, indeed, it was and in no small part due to this wonderful home. The view! The View! The VIEW!! Absolutely grand! Felt like we could monitor all the activity in town. The hot tub was excellent and the a fire on a cool night - superb! The quiet house is an oasis within "The Oasis". Terrific. We got to walk to the Boardwalk and the Wharf. Spent a day at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and visited Ano Nuevo State Reserve where we saw hundreds of elephant seals. Wow! Also got a tour of the of the UCSC campus by our nephew who attends. Couldn't have been better and we'll always remember it. Thank you.
Terry, Cathy, Erin, Lyndsay, Erik and Annabeth
Watch this video to get a sense of Santa Cruz. There a two good shots of the house. http://www.santacruzwaves.com/local-loop/love-west-cliff-drive-this-will-make-you-love-it-more/ The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a big attraction in the summer. Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz. Steamer Lane is the home of the O'neil Coldwater Classic, World record surfing competition. (check out this years high lights on the Sentienel,you tube set to music) Santa Cruz has Great restaurants serving organic food and local wines, ethnic foods and great pizzas. Local vintners are open for Wine Tasting. There are lots of beachy shops as well as nice boutiques. Enjoy day spas, coffee shops, locally owned great book store. Boat rentals, segways, and bike rentals, even a trolly to the shops and pedicart can be arranged to take you to your destination.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
8 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 28 2015
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$75.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
540 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz Ca. 95060
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