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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

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

Overview

Opal Cliffs 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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based on 53 traveler reviews

Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 4.962264 based on 54 reviews
5

Dianne Mills

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, South Carolina
5

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

Car: not necessary

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

Other Activities: kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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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

Opal Cliffs 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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