About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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.
Alexandra & Jon
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was very nice and clean. Great little backyard and you could walk to beach in 5 minutes!
The Vaquita house was perfect for our family of four! Great location and a 5 minute walk to the beach and probably 10 minute walk to downtown Capitola. We will definitely come back!!
Great location - walking distance to Capitola!
Great beach cottage within walking distance of Capitola dining and shopping. Quiet, comfortable and doors away from private beach access. Outfitted with everything we needed. iNet access, great cable options during the rain, nice kitchen and quiet back patio. Refresh the master mattress and then 5 stars!
Cozy home in a great location!
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!
Perfect Beach Weekend!
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!
The house was lovely, everything and more than you can think of!
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
Perfect little house in a beautiful location
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!
Walk to Capitola Village, Pleasure Point Business District, Beaches, and Surfing.
Other Activities: kayaking
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
* $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.