This Villa is Literally Steps from the Beach!
Submitted: September 19, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
On a spur of the moment decision, I contacted the owner to ask if this villa was available to rent out for the upcoming weekend. To my luck it was. The owner was courteous and we quickly got the needed documents completed. When we arrived to the villa, parking was the only issue to contend with (and why I only gave 4 stars instead of 5). I was able to get somewhat close to unload our luggage. The villa itself is very nice. It was clean, furnished nicely, and views out the kitchen and living room windows of the ocean and wharf. I think it was literally 10 steps to the sand itself. My 70 year old Mother was comfortable and could get around easily. She would have liked to have a secure handle to hold onto in the shower though she said. I also had my 2 year old daughter with me. If my husband had been with us, he'd probably be uncomfortable as he's 6' 7" and the bed would've been too small, the shower too small, and the ceiling too most likely. The ability to easily get to the beach was perfect! We bought groceries and ate in for most of the meals. Everything is there for you from plates to silverware, pots, toaster, coffee maker, etc. I do recommend the owners replace the pots/frying pans as they are pretty worn out. Oh, and directions on how to use the DVD player would be nice too. We could never figure out how to use it while there. It was lovely to hear the music out on the wharf from our villa during the day. Was super convenient to walk into town to leisure shop, or eat at one of the many great restaurants. I highly recommend Shadowbrook restaurant for fine dining! I found parking most of the time up the hill on Cliff Drive. It only took me about 5 minutes to walk back to the villa. However, I would have to pick my Mother up at the bottom of the hill whenever we were going anywhere as she couldn't walk very far, or uphill. We were allowed to use a parking pass to bypass the normal 2 hour only rules on most of the parking spots which helped. Once you're done with your parking fiasco though, being at the villa and on the beach is priceless! I suggest when you get there, try to just leave your car in one spot the entire time and walk/bike ride everywhere you need to go.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Free VIP Parking Pass
Thank you for your review....We do understand that visitors can become confused with the parking situation in Capitola Village.
Our Guests do receive a Special VIP Parking Pass that enables 24/7 Free Parking through out the Capitola Village including Wharf Road just outside the Venitian Properties. There is no need to pay meters, park outside the Village area nor up the hill. Parking privilages are explained on your Special Parking Pass for your convenience. Upon Check-in and Check-out use the easy access loading area located in front of the Wharf and Venetian Beach Front just steps from the Villa.
We do all we can to make your vacation stay as ejoyable as possible.
Thanks and regards,
The Chestnut Family
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