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Alexandra & Jon

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

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

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

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, new 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexandra & Jon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 a organizational consultant and musician. We also have long-standing interest in and love of dophins. 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 Santa Cruz

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 manager

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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Reviews

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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 51 reviews
5

Capitola Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property for easy access to the centre of Capitola and nearby Santa Cruz. It is clean, well equipped and has everything you need in a holiday beach house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silverthorne, CO
5

Perfect Getaway in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 8 month old and I stayed at the Vaquita house for 8 nights in July and had an absolutely wonderful stay! The house was perfect for our small family - very clean, nicely decorated with a surf-inspired theme, and in a perfect location! We enjoyed the ability to park our car and either walk or bike to Pleasure Point or Capitola Village - both only about a 10 minute walk away! My husband, an avid surfer, also enjoyed the close proximity to his favorite surf spots and the perk of having an access key to Privates Beach! Jon and Alexandra are incredibly attentive and are quick respond to any question or request. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandy, Utah
5

Cozy Capitola

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this darling home on our first visit to Capitola and it was perfect! It is cozy and comfortable and a very short walk into the village with access to a private beach literall just steps away. Jon and Alexandra were great to work with, even offering to abandon their anniversary dinner to come help us when a fuse blew (luckily they didn't have to). I would recommend this cute and well appointed home to anyone that is looking for a great place to stay during a get away to charming Capitola.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The home is cozy and comfortable, decorated in a beach theme. The location is great for walking and biking! The owners are wonderful to rent from, any questions or problems they are quick to respond.

I would recommend this home for an enjoyable vacation!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vaquita house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay!! Perfect location between Capitola and Santa Cruz. Access to amazing private beach was so relaxing. Clean and up to date house. Very accommodating hosts!! Would stay here again without a second thought. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA
5

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

Vaquita House is real gem. Immaculate, well-appointed, and in a great location -- walking distance to the Village and Pleasure Point and the lovely private beach. We appreciated the beach towels, chairs, umbrella and sand toys. The private, enclosed back yard was a lovely spot to unwind with a glass of wine after a day in the sun. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • 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

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Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak & Holidays
May 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$290
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
 
Off Season (Holidays at hi)
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

* $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays booked at peak rates.
* $95 cleaning fee

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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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