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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4

We offer a beautiful two bedroom, one bath home on prestigious Opal Cliff Drive.

Vaquita House is a remodeled cottage steps from Privates Beach, our gated neighborhood beach. We provide you with a key to access this unique gated beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A seven minute walk along the ocean will take you to shopping and dining in Capitola Village and awesome Capitola Beach. Famous surf spots the Hook and Pleasure Point are also just a short walk away. A surfer's paradise; walk to your own break. Surfboad and wetsuit racks are right outside your door in a secure patio area for easy access.

Vaquita House comes with a full kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal right at home. The house has hardwood floors in the main living space and carpeted bedrooms. Island themed art work fills the house with a laid back vacation feel. Both the queen bed and the twin-bed room access the private landscaped patio through their own sliding glass doors. Relax in the sun with the outdoor dining table surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds. The patio deck is perfect for barbecuing on the grill or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Less than a ten minute walk to Capitola Wharf, Capitola Village, Capitola Beach, Pleasure Point, great shopping, and fine dining. Vaquita House is a short drive to downtown Santa Cruz and the beach boardwalk, and 35 minutes to Monterey. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family beach vacation.

More Details

Owner
Alexandra & Jon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Alexandra & Jon

Alexandra & Jon own and manage the Vaquita House. In addition to maintaining our rental, Alexandra is an author and psychotherapist; Jon is an organizational consultant and musician. We also have long-standing interest in and love of dolphins. The Vaquita is an endangered porpoise found only in the Gulf of California. We donate a portion of the proceeds from the house to the conservation of the ocean and preservation of the dolphins and whales.

Alexandra & Jon purchased this house in 2005

Why Alexandra & Jon chose Opal Cliffs

We've lived on the east side of Santa Cruz since going to the University years ago. The Opal Cliffs neighborhood offers a vacation vibe in a family friendly neighborhood. Nestled between Capitola Village and Pleasure Point, you can walk to everything you need while at the same time having home base in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Many people run, walk, and bike on Opal Cliff Drive to take in this beautiful street; Privates Beach is 10 doors down from our house. The upgraded promenade along East Cliff Dr is two blocks away. We love it here because everything you need is within a few blocks. You can literally park your car for the week and walk to Pilates, baked goods, surf spots, breakfast, organic markets, bars, beaches, bike shops, boutiques, wine tasting and anything else you can think of. We often think our neighborhood is too good to be true. . . but it is true. Come and see.

What makes this house unique

Vaquita House is in an upscale residential neighborhood. We personally do the check ins and check outs and keep the property in tip top shape; it is professionally cleaned between each stay. We live nearby and are here for anything you may need. Need a restaurant recommendation for dinner -- romantic or with the kids, you got it! Lovely hiking spot, you got it! Best local cafe, you got it! We love to share the ins and outs of Santa Cruz and Captiola and are happy to answer your questions at any time during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a family of four looking for a quiet beach neigbourhood with easy access to the beach, good food and awesome bike riding. Each day included a easy ride to the hills, beach and strawberry fields. We have to admit that family road rides are in access of 100 km a day. Opal House and neigbouhood provided a perfect oasis at the end of the day exploring by bike, car or foot. The owners personalized our stay before we arrived with solid fun information. They were available if we had a question and were not made to feel like we were imposing but just friends visiting. An excellent choice! We would go back again.
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The house also has a Pack-n-Play for infants.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 71 reviews
5

Cozy home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Location location location! This home is walking distance to everything (shops, restaurants, beaches, bars). The private beach access is a HUGE plus, too. Although the home is smaller, the layout is great. There were 4 adults total (2 couples) and we weren't waking on top of each other. The house was so clean and well-kept! And they provide you with ample extra towels, blankets and many other amenities. The owners were super friendly and very responsive!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Beach Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I were very pleased with our stay in this Opal Cliffs cottage that was convenient to shops and restaurants in Capitola (10 minute walk) and a private beach area (a few doors away). The house was small but roomy, well equipped and comfortably furnished. More than enough space for two but plenty of room for up to four people. There's a Whole Foods just a 10 min drive away and a fully functional kitchen for meals in. Highly recommend this for a small family or couples weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The house was lovely, everything and more than you can think of!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, enjoyed the patio and hummingbirds. Across the street from the beach a one hill down onto village. Don’t know if this a VRBO comment but was surprised with extra charge for cleaning and service fee

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at the vaquita house. Just a short walk down to Capitola village and access to a private beach even closer. The house was equipped with everything we needed and the owners were very easy to work with. We will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a Great Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 18M old and I stayed at the Vaquita House for 3 nights and loved everything about it! The location is perfect to be able to walk to the beach, restaurants, or just to stroll around the neighborhood. The house itself was very cozy and comfortable for us. We really enjoyed our stay and were able to meet Jon and Alexandra - both were very welcoming!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute house in a great Capitola location

  • 5 of 5

The Vaquita house was perfect for my husband, myself and our two teenagers. A short walk (or easy bike ride after renting bikes) to the friendly village of Capitola. An easy walk or bike ride the other way to Pleasure Point. The house has a well stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, a deck accessible from both bedrooms, and a comfortable living room.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Walk to Capitola Village, Pleasure Point Business District, Beaches, and Surfing.

Other Activities: kayaking

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

* $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays (including Sunday as wkend for Mon holidays) booked at peak rates.
* $95 cleaning fee
* No cancellation refund within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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