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Pleasure Point Cottage on Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz Best surf area in the world!

101 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Furn 2 bd cottage Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz CA off- street parking +Utilities

Located on Pleasure Point, this small attached two bedroom beach cottage, is located along Highway 1 of Monterey Bay, close to many of the famed destinations the Northern California coast has to offer : Quaint beach towns including Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Moss Landing, Monterey and Carmel; a host of Mountain Wineries; and, a wealth of outdoor activities.

It’s a very short two block walking distance from the front door of Pleasure Point Cottage to one of the finest surfing spots on the West coast! The scenery is breath taking. The relaxed cottage style interior is ideal for a small family retreat, girlfriends’ weekend, wine tasting with friends or a couple’s getaway, snowbirds, and/or surfing enthusiasts.

The kitchen of this two bedroom cottage is equipped with all of the basic appliances, including a gas stove, dishwasher and microwave, electric coffee pot, dishes and cookware.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, fresh linens, and desk with access to Wi-Fi, a TV, open beam ceiling and walk-in closet.

The second bedroom has two extra-long, twin size beds that are comfortable for adults as well as children. Toys, high chair, and portable crib are available on request. Sleeping pads with extra bedding are available too, in case of need.

All of the utilities, cable TV, Wi-Fi, laundry, gardener, barbeque and picnic table are provided. We even have storage space for your bike and/or surf board. This attached cottage has off-street parking on a stamped concrete driveway, and its own private, fenced yard. Yes, your dog is welcome too. He/she will appreciate the fenced yard, walks throughout the dog friendly neighborhood, and the trails around the local estuary and Light House Field.

The storage room, laundry room, waste management and parking areas are shared with two other cottages.

Begin your day by strolling along Opal Cliffs. Watch surfers challenge the waves; listen to the pounding surf while the sea gulls call from overhead; inhale the fresh ocean air while you sip a cup of hot coffee at the corner deli and consider your options. Northern California coastal communities are vibrant with activities and opportunities to explore. All are easily discoverable near this Pleasure Point getaway.

Drive Picturesque Highway 1

Wine Touring - Santa Cruz Winegrowers Association for winery map and local vintner events http://scmwa

Ride the Historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the World famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk.

Visit California State Parks – Big Basin!

Meet the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo for a National Geographic moment -

Tour this special Wine Region - Santa Cruz Winegrowers Association for wineries map and local events http://scmwa

EAT – a Foodie Paradise – food artisans and chefs delight with pop-up dining spots, food trucks and award-winning restaurants featuring the fresh food of the coast – variety of seafood options, the famed artichoke and fresh produce picked on nearby farms.

Ride the Rails through the mountains to the ocean - Roaring Camp Railroad

The opportunities for fun are endless! And having your own home to come home to makes the whole experience unforgettable. If you are interested in reserving Pleasure Point Cottage, click on the yellow 'Book It' button. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group. Get an instant quote. Review the terms of the rental agreement. You may proceed with a secure on-line reservation, or send inquiries to the owner and get a response in less than twelve hours. For technical assistance call 1 (877) 228-3145.

Keywords: Pleasure Point Beach Cottage, Santa Cruz. Furnished two bedroom, beach house, off-street parking, affordable rates, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, fenced yard, dogs & children welcome, pet friendly, short walk to beach, not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Old Capitola Village, Henry Cowell State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lorraine Heng (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Lorraine Heng

After teaching for thirty-four years and maintaining cars, airplanes and properties for even longers, we have become 'snow birds'. Creating 'home' along the west coast has been a life long passion; and, we enjoy sharing our talents and creations with others.

Lorraine Heng purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Lorraine Heng chose Santa Cruz

We love the ambience, especially the fresh ocean air and natural beauty of Montery Bay, and the powerful surge of waves on the beach. There is a wealth of outdoor activities; and, access to the San Francisco peninsula is easy from the Santa Cruz area.

What makes this cottage unique

Where else in the world can we comfortably stroll so many beaches, walk the dog in the Light House Field or along the marsh, ride horsback through the nearby redwood forests,or go kyaking in Elk Horn Slough? One of our continuing favorites is to watch the otters, birds, and sea lions play in the estuary while enjoying a fine dinner at the Fish Factory in Moss Landing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really enjoyed staying at your vacation rental in santa cruz. Great

place and really nice family that was next door! Thanks for

putting in on VRBO!
Apr 2015
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Pleasure Point Cottage on Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz Best surf area in the world!
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A fabulous time in the cozy cottage by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us journeyed from afar to meet in a cottage near the sea. We had a fabulous time at this surprisingly centrally located property. Our one week living on Pleasure Point allowed us to play in many places. We visted San Francisco to drive through, saw the Aqaurium at Monterey, picniced under the tall redwoods in San Lorenzo Valley, kayaked in Elkhorn Slough and shopped for books in Santa Cruz. The property was older but well maintained and up to date.

We loved our front yard barbeque as much as our dinner on the houseboat at the Monterey Wharf. The kitchen was new, clean, and had the basics. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom a little larger than expected and the neighbors all quiet. The owner was prompt in replies and and accurately represented the property. All and all this was an excellent choice for our not quite annual get-to-gather. Lolly, Lindley, Ferd and Beth

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
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Cozy and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for two nights and couldn't have been happier for the price. The cottage was small, but considering we had 5 people total, everything was very comfortable. We didn't have much time to visit the beach, as our weekend was packed with wedding festivities, but the property is less than two blocks from Pleasure Point, which is a gorgeous ocean overlook. There are beaches within walking distance to the north and the area has a distinct surfer community vibe.

I would recommend this property to a small family that wants to spend a weekend in one of California's most beautiful coastal regions. Besides being in a wonderful area itself, the cottage is a short drive from the Santa Cruz boardwalk to the North and Capitola to the South.

Bring your surfboard!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and daughter had a great stay at Lorraine's cottage. She was quick to respond to anything we needed. The location was excellent. The beach was down the street as well as an excellent hole in the wall market/cafe. Great breakfast burritos! 15 min bike ride into capitola or a short drive. As well as a less than 5 min drive to shops and restraunts and coffee! Very centrally located. I had never stay in the pleasure point area but glad we did! As for the house. It was cozy but big enough for a few guests. Nothing fancy but the price and the location were great. The other cottages were full as well but we didn't have any problems. In all we we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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nice property but not for 6 people

  • 4 of 5

Even though it says it sleeps six I would not recommend it for more than 4 people. There are only enough beds for 4. They did provide fold out mats but not ideal for sleeping. There was a blu ray player but was unable to use it as there was no remote.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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relaxing and simply blissful vacation

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is, as other reviews mentioned, not the newest property. However it is well equipped, roomy enough and wonderfully close to the beach. We had a lovely reunion with the grandparents and the garden provided plenty of space for our two young children to play. We would definitely book it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Would definitely stay again. Clean, quiet and private. Really enjoyed the experience here.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Norm Minetta Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Point Market & Cafe, or Guang Zho Chinese Restuant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pleasure Point
Car: recommended

Pleasure Point Cottage is two blocks from the ocean, two miles from the Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, and less than twenty minutes from the UCSC campus, and the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

It is a short day trip to San Francisco, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or the beautiful 'Seventeen Mile Drive' along the coast between Carmel and Monterey.

If you're not into surfing, kayaking in the Santa Cruz boat harbor or the estuaries of Moss Landing, seal, otter and bird watching, going for a bike ride, or deep sea fishing are other possibilities for adventure.

Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches to explore: Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Driving south from Pleasure Point Cottage, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance ).

Driving North look for the Santa Cruz Harbor (great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and evening entertainment); discover Light House Field State Beach ( good surfing and great place to walk dogs), Natural Bridges (observe Monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional). Come and discover how many beaches you can find to leave your foot prints in the sand!

The county is also blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This is a trip through the towering redwoods and back. If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or bike through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains.

The opportunities for fun in Santa Cruz are endless!

If you still want more adventure, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium or play a round of golf. Drive up the coast to San Francisco, and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll never forget it!


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 24 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-time housekeeping $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. E-checks are preferred for the balance due. Additional fees may be incurred for large credit card and/or International transactions. In cases of necessity, the check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted one time. The Deposit is refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the cottage is returned in good condition. The deposit is forfeited if the reservation is canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , extra long
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom, (2) Pair of twin beds in second bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Port-crib for infants, plus high chair and jogging stroller for little ones on request. Portable sleeping pads provided, to put on the floor to create extra sleeping area in living room. Extra sheets, blankets, pillows available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Prime location in Santa Cruz, less that three blocks from prime surfing area.

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