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Crest Bayview Lodge - A beautiful retreat away from it all

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8 with gatherings up to 15)

Enjoy a secluded getaway on a private countryside setting only a 7-10 minute walk to the beach through adjoining Manresa State Park. Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds this family house contains a huge deck where you can relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the ocean. A multitude of private nooks both inside and out insure plenty of quiet privacy as well as large public dining and living areas. Please check out our 'VIRTUAL TOUR'!

Cert #: CO00064

Keywords: Seascape Home

Property Manager
Rose Folger
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Rose Folger

Independently owned and operated, the Crest Bayview Lodge offer travelers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. Beautifully appointed rooms and charming surroundings make this home one of a kind!

Our family has lived in the area for over 150 years and our home is full of mementos dating back to those early years. The property is located on 5 open acres overlooking the Monterey Bay. From the house, grounds and decks you can see the bay and enjoy the roar of the surf and hear the seals barking in the distance. Beach access is an easy 7+ minute downhill stroll by private path leading through the adjacent state park meadows to the beach. The spacious lawns and flower filled gardens provide many quiet nooks and seating areas as well as ample room for croquet, a game of Frisbee or fun on the trampoline. In season, the berry bushes provide a generous bounty for pies and other goodies. Essentially, our home is your home - away from home!

Rose Folger purchased this house in 1975


La Selva Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5 bathrooms plus outdoor shower (warm water)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) 1 king and 1 Cal King, Queen size Beds (1),
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a new Bocci Ball court, just installed and BEAUTIFUL outdoor seating area! Check out our virtual tour!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Crest Bayview Lodge - A beautiful retreat away from it all
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
San Mateo, CA

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely one of the most memorable and unique places we have stayed in. It is exactly as described and pictured, actually it's even more charming in person. It offered so many great amenities, like the hot tub, beautiful outdoor setting, comfortable beds, close to the beach, and much more. Our family of 14, including 6 grandchildren, stayed only for a couple of days and we wished we could have stayed longer. It was hard to depart.

Thank you so much Rose for sharing your family home, and for being so attentive and helpful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this fantastic location and enjoyed every minute. The home is very comfortable, functional, and beautiful. Being able to hear the ocean, see the ocean and beautiful sunsets from this venue was spectacular. We enjoyed the outdoor setting, the bocci court and close walks to the beach. I've lived in San Mateo County my whole life and had never heard of La Selva Beach. The beach is absolutely pristine: white sand, no kelp or seaweed or funky smells. The children enjoyed collecting shells and playing in the clean sand. Our entire stay was perfect and we can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto ca

Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

I needed a quiet family retreat near the beach but away from the crowds of Santa Cruz and Capitola. I also wanted a home, not an overused and under-cared for vacation house. I found everything I was looking for, as well as an incredible view, ocean air, beach access, a home with all needed amenities, space for 13 children and adults, and quiet. I will always return here for beach family retreats. Additionally, grocery access in Rio Del Mar was easy with a great selection of anything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a home in the Santa Cruz area in early November (warm weather) that would suit our 14 family members, aging from 1 1/2 yrs to 67 yrs. old. A big factor that limited our choices was the ability to rent for only 2 nights since everyone had Monday jobs. So many rentals had a 3 night minimum. After searching online for days we came across this treasure. The large expansive living room with its stone fireplace, comfy leather chairs, 2 pianos, and huge farm table accommodated our clan with ease. Every room and wall held history and soul from a family that values nature, books, music and life! Another wing off the kitchen, facing the morning sun, holds the second farm table and small couch for a cozy warm space. The laundry and large pantry share the same wing. The outside with its trails and gardens, hot tub and bocce ball court was perfect for our active group. We prearranged a family photo shoot with a local photographer who was amazed at the choices for capturing beautiful shots inside and out! La Selva Beach area is peaceful and open compared to the hectic Santa Cruz scene. At Bay Crestview Lodge you don't need to go anywhere, it's all there. We are planning another trip for next year. Thank you again, Rose Folger, for your kindness and efficient attention to our families needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Habra, CA


  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, house, grounds and all the amenities. Our family of 15 had a great time, 8 adults and 7 children (9 to 2 yrs. old). Everyone was always busy, enjoying the beach, fishing, surfing and playing on grounds around the house. Both inside and outside of the house are amazing. We had a super time, would love to come back, the memories are unbelievable. Thank you Folger family for letting us share your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA, USA

Amazing home, view and experience

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a get-together of old friends and former colleagues and couldn't have picked a better location. The Crest Bayview Lodge is FULLY stocked. We have 2 guys who love to cook, so we brought our own Cuisinart, mixer, pots, pans and blender. Never used a one. The house had plenty of space for a large group meal while at the same time, having enough nooks and crannies for smaller groups and more intimate conversations.

I'm from the bay area and had no idea we had such a great beach on the north coast. It's a nice little walk to the beach - super easy to find. Loads of beds, sofas, patio furniture. Great new BBQ plus items for activities including bocce balls, croquet and boogie boards.

If I had to highlight an imperfection, it would be that the wifi wasn't super strong. But even that was perfect - when you're at place like this, the last thing you should be doing is texting and email. If you NEED to get online, you can definitely do so from the back bedroom, but take my advice: go offline and enjoy your stay!

I will definitely be back again, with the same friends, new friends, my family, whenever I can! Thanks to the Folger family for opening their comfy, cozy home to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

La Selva Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Summer Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We have a cleaning fee that is based on the amount of people that our instant quote does not calculate. Please ask manager for that charge.

There is a 5 night minimum over most of the holidays at the high season rate.

Bed/Bath linens are NOT included. You may rent them from us or bring your own. Total for all beds to be made is $85. Bath sets include 2 towels and 1 wash cloth for $7/set.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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