|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
My stay at Vaquita House was a pleasure. From the preparedness of the owners, the Kennedy's, in making sure everything was available for a wonderful vacation in Santa Cruz (brochures, suggestions, area maps, lists of restaurants, local shopping, etc.),
to the loveliness of the house itself, my stay lived up to every expectation I had, and then some. I would most certainly recommend this home for a great vacation rental. A comfortable fit for four in a quiet, residential area in the heart of the vibrant Santa Cruz/Capitola scene.
My family of four stayed at the Vaquita House for three nights this month. The owners were extremely well prepared and easy to work with. Everything was as promised. The house is clean, quiet and has all updated features and amenities you might need away from home. We enjoyed walking down to the private beach and the location was great for access to all the area has to offer. We are picky vacation renters for sure but we loved staying here and would do so again anytime!
Very clean, well kept home in a quiet, yet convenient location. The Kennedys are very attentive owners that take great care to ensure renters are comfortable.
Wow - the Vaquita house was wonderful. Clean - decorated nicely and the layout of the space was perfect for my husband and I and our two boys. The location is wonderful - walking distance from Capitola Village. We loved having the yard so the boys could run around and we were able to host some friends for a BBQ because of the space. Even the kitchen space opened to the living room is perfect to have people over. The other thing that is wonderful is the updated appliances (better than our own home!) there is a door that closes off the hallway and the bedrooms from the rest of the house which allowed my husband and I the ability to watch the Olympics without waking up our boys. It is a perfect house whether you have children or not. The owners checked in on us to make sure we were doing good and the other thing that I LOVED about this house is the lighting. There are so many beautiful lighting options and switches and dimmers that I loved setting the lighting just right for the evening - it just warmed up the house and made it like a home.
Very clean, beautiful home. The beds were comfortable. Jon and Alexandra were very welcoming and helpful in getting us acquainted with the area. Would stay here again.
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.
Walk to Capitola Village, Pleasure Point Business District, Beaches, and Surfing.
Other Activities: kayaking
|Cleaning||$95 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays (including Sunday as wkend for Mon holidays) booked at peak rates.
* $95 cleaning fee