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Pleasure Point Cottage, Perfect Home Base for Fun and Adventure near the beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bdr Santa Cruz Beach Cottage, off-street parking, fenced yard, dog ok.

The scenery is breath taking; wave action is spectacular. Park your car in the driveway of our two-bedroom Pleasure Point Cottage and walk less than three blocks from our front door to Pleasure Point, one of the finest surfing spots on the West coast! The climate is mild; and, there is plenty of room to stroll, jog, ride a bike, leave your footprints in the sand, or sit and observe. The Boardwalk Amusement Park is only a 10 minute drive from our front door. You will find our Pleasure Point Cottage provides the perfect home base for a wonderful adventure.

The kitchen 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, , 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 and its own private, fenced yard. Yes, your dog is welcome too. He/she will appreciate the fenced yard and walks throughout the dog friendly neighborhood.

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

The county is 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. December is a good time to make the trip and enjoy the holiday spirits along the way. 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!

There are plenty of places close by to end the day with a glass of wine and a fresh plate of seafood. The pier at the Boardwalk is one favorite places to toast the sunset. The Shadow Brook Restaurant in nearby Capitola would be a wonderful place for a special dining experience. Fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location add much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge to enjoy live guitar music and happy hour.

If you would like to reserve 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. To review the terms of the rental agreement, look for the little box and blue print at the bottom of that section. If you want to proceed with a reservation, go ahead and submit payment information. The owner will approve your request within twenty-four hours. For technical assistance with the reservation 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, Pasatiempo Golf Course, University of California at Santa Cruz

More Details

Lorraine Heng
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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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Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(109 traveler reviews)

Pleasure Point Cottage, Perfect Home Base for Fun and Adventure near the beach
average rating of 4.6513762 based on 123 reviews
Maryland and Montana

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, great location

  • 4 of 5

Would stay here again. Walking distance to the ocean, near 41st street shopping. Quiet neighborhood, felt safe with my small family. Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable dog-friendly cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a clean, comfy, pretty small, old-fashioned cottage a few blocks from the beach. The street is very quiet in a residential neighborhood. There is a small bedroom with two twin beds, and a larger bedroom with a double bed, plenty of closets, bath, small comfy living room and nice kitchen. Once we figured out how to do it, the heat worked well. Great internet, well located.

We loved being able to bring our dogs -- they could walk out in the fenced yard, we walked them on-leash walk in the hood, and we drove them about 10-15 minutes to the very very dog-friendly off-leash Brighton Beach. We were there for a short time and did not even end up going to the beach that was so close to us, but we saw many surfers who loved it.

We had booked it thinking we would bring our teens with us, and that might have overwhelmed this small cottage (because that's who they are). But they didn't come, and with us and our dogs, or with small children, or older teens or friends who will spend most of the time outdoors, great place to stay if you're good with close proximity.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Little 2 Bedroom, Walk to Pleasure Point

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cute little cottage. You can't beat the location - it's a very quick walk down to Pleasure Point. The interior and exterior are in great shape, with attractive landscaping, easy parking and nice wood floors. We also really liked the nice flat screen, reclining leather sofas and good internet service.

Compared to other places we've stayed in this area, the cottage was much cleaner and more attractive. We found it very nice to have an easy, large parking spot right next to the front door and a convenient hose out front for washing off wetsuits.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed here for 2 nights with our 4 children and had a great time. The owner is very responsive and provides clear instructions. There were plenty of sheets and bedding to go around, and the toy shelf in the closet and high chair were a wonderful touch which suits our 1 year old toddler very well. We enjoyed the very short walk to the beach, the location can't be better!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage...perfect for my husband, our dog Lucy and me. Within short walk to the water, food...ideal for most. Cottage was comfortable, had most everything we needed. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
"Wonderful amusement park, right on the beach. Don't miss the evening concerts on the beach ..."
Natural Bridges State Beach
"Temporary home of the Monarch Butterflies during the winter months. "
Steamer Lane
"Terrific surfing . . . fun to watch."
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
"Check out the campus"
Seabright State Beach
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
"Good food, beautiful views. Observe the sea lions. Close to Boardwalk Amusement Park"
Cowell Beach
Santa Cruz Harbor
"Great food and evening entertainment at the Crows Nest. Try breakfast out on the deck of A..."
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
"Hike, bike or ride through fifteen mile of beautiful, old growth redwood forest. Check out..."
Lighthouse Point Park
"Beautiful views. Walk your dog in the Light House field across the road from the Light Hou..."
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
"Interesting exhibits"
Bookshop Santa Cruz
"A local favorite"
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
"Excellent food. Eat there or order for "take out". "
Moran Lake Beach
"Enjoy a walk, have picnic, build a sand castle or a bonfire on the beach; or, walk your dog ..."
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
"Check out the campus"
O'Neill Surf Shop
"For your surfing needs"
Wilder Ranch State Park
"A good walk with gorgeous views of the ocean and coastline."
Stagnaro Bros Seafood
"Good place to eat."
Moss Landing
"Go Kayaking in Estuary. Great meals at Fish Factory. Watch birds, otters and sea lions and s..."
Monterey Bay Aquarium
"Informative,interesting collection of sea life. Scuba diving near by."
Inn at 213 Seventeen Mile Drive
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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Keeping $80 + 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 processing 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 60 days before arrival date.

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