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A Great Beach House in Santa Cruz,, **AUGUST DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE**

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bdrms, 3 Bths, Spa, Large Deck, Bikes, Views, Spa, Tennis Table, 2 Fireplaces

August Dates & Discountsl Available Call NOW.

This Spacious house sleeps 10 GUESTS in Beds AND 8 CHILDREN 11 YEARS OLD AND UNDER, on Sofa Sleepers or in a crib.

(Santa Cruz #CO00145)

You won’t want to leave our large beach house, just steps away from the 26th Ave Beach. The 2900 Sq. Ft. and a deck that stretches the length of the house for even more room to soak in the sun, the sounds of the surf, and the oceans breezes.

Relaxing views of Monterey Bay from decks, dining room, kitchen and from living room and master bedroom, both of which have high cathedral ceilings. Living and dining rooms have gas fireplaces. Recline on the sofa, or the master suite’s king-size bed and enjoy the ocean view -sail boats by day, colorful sunsets by evening.

Walk the beach and explore the tide pools. Bring your water toys, there’s great surfing, boogie and skim boarding. Sit and watch the sea lions and otters in the nearby kelp beds, or dolphins and whales as they go by. Enjoy our hot outdoor shower and spa upon your return.

Ride one of our several bikes for a scenic bike tour along East Cliff Drive to Capitola or north through beaches, the harbor and onto Santa Cruz. Remember to bring you helmets.








CLEANING$400 - $500, DAMAGE WAIVER FEE $99 - $75, MEET & GREET $50,





More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Jean

I am a 4th generation California. My grandparents owned a home in Santa Cruz, which I used to visit frequently.

I'm now married with 3 grown child and currently live by Mills College in Oakland, CA.

I travel the world picking up ideas as I go, to make your stay the best possible. I love my home by the bay, and would like to share it with you.

Jean purchased this house in 2007

Why Jean chose Santa Cruz

We like to think of it as our villa by the sea. It's spacious enough to house our 3 grown children, and a few friends with their younger children.

Being by the beach, the views, the reverse floor plan that allows for great sunset views and entertaining.

The large kitchen where our family and friend are able to create great feasts next to the fireplace.

We hope you do, too !

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a great stay at your "roomy" house. Great view, great access to the beach. Good lay-out for all ages. We'll be back again. - from Southern California (Thousand Oaks), Belmont & Menlo Park
Aug 2008
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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A Great Beach House in Santa Cruz,, **AUGUST DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE**
average rating of 4.571429 based on 29 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA

This beach house is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a wonderful experience staying at the 26th avenue beach house has been. We enjoyed a week long family reunion in concert with my sister's wedding and it has been as warm and wonderful as one could imagine. The home is large and comfortable with a great fully equipped kitchen, nice dining area, big great room with fireplace and plenty of bedrooms and nooks as well. The views are spectacular- your practically right over the beach and the the Monterey Bay is just so picturesque. Really lovely experience this beach house is. I'd definitely recommend this beach house to any family or group who wants to have one of those remember forever experiences.

All the descriptions advertised are accurate. We have nothing to complain about at all. The owner was very helpful- she expressed that she wanted everything to be right for our special occasion and I thought that was very sweet.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation for Multiple Families

  • 5 of 5

I am a repeat visitor to this beach house. I have stayed at this house at least once a year for the past few years with family and friends, and I have made some very fond memories there. I would go so far as to say that I consider this house my home on the West Coast.

When family and friends get together, having the ability to all stay in the same house not only saves us money, but it also allows us to spend quality time together. This house also lets us bring our dogs, and it has tons of room for everyone, which other houses that we stayed at before lacked. Before we found this house, we stayed at several others over the years, but there was always some major drawback; either we felt cramped with all of us jammed into a 1500 sq foot house, or the pull out beds were super uncomfortable, or they were far from the beach. This house isn't the most updated (style-wise) but it has a lot of great personal touch that easily makes up for that, and, it has none of the draw backs we found in other places. There are 3 - count em- 3 areas for entertaining! And plenty of room in all those areas, so if everyone wants to hang out together, there's room, but also plenty of space to divide and do your own thing. The kitchen opens up into the dining room, has a window to the living room, and also looks out over the ocean! I have watched a lot of sun sets over the coast while making dinner. All of the beds are incredibly comfortable, even the pullouts!!! And, there is decent privacy for everyone, even if sleeping in common spaces.

The hot tub is also an added bonus, especially for those days throughout the year when it gets a bit cloudy in Santa Cruz - it's not sunny and warm all the time, and the weather seems to turn very quickly, which makes the hot tub even more enjoyable.

The location of this house is also a huge plus. It takes me less than 30 seconds to walk to top of the stairs to the beach, where there is a bench I like to sit on - a lot of the time when I'm visiting, I'll take my morning coffee there to watch the surfers catch waves. It's also a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts - bicycling around the area is easy and relatively safe, it's flat roads mostly, with access to some amazing road riding in the mountains. The owner of the property is from the area, and her and her family know of tons of things to do in the area - restaurants, day outings, rock climbing, bicycling, thrift stores, dog parks - which has been super helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muskogee, Oklahoma

Ultimate family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner really thought of everything, from kids bikes to wet suits to sand toys. We've stayed here multiple times with the family. Most places feel cramped with the lot of us but not this house. Great social areas but we also have our space. Kitchen is huge. Being so close to the beach is perfect. Hanging out at the beach there makes you feel like a local. Great views from the balcony. Hard to find other places that are dog friendly, with a fenced in yard for them to play. We will keep coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this place needs major renovation

  • 1 of 5

We had a great time in santa cruz, but the house we rented was expensive for how much renovation it needed. We were also sent a bill for many things that were not put back in their exact location we found it when we arived: for example: if the pot and pans are not stacked right you will get a bill, if a pillow was found in another room you will get a bill, if you moved a potted plant so it wont get damaged you will get a bill, if you leave anything in the fridge you will get a bill. I could keep going but unsure why we pay for cleaning service when we are expected to clean the house the way we found it. We felt after we left that we were scammed out of a deposit with an additional bill. We have rented many houses on vrbo and have never had something like this happen with no damage. We go on vacation to enjoy ourselves. We will return to santa cruz but will never return to this rental.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Santa Cruz. We appreciate feedback from guests concerning suggested renovations, and strive to respond quickly to any needed repairs or restocking of house supplies. Our utmost priority is for our guests to have a care-free vacation; upon arrival to the rental property, all guests are given contact information for the property manager and cleaning crew, who respond quickly with any repairs or supplies needed by guests. In-between guest stays, the property is checked for any needed repairs; if a repair is overlooked by maintenance, or something requires repair during a guest’s stay, we ask that the guest contact us regarding repairs or supplies needed. Otherwise, the need for the repair or restocking will not be addressed until after the guest leaves. We are sorry to hear of any misunderstanding concerning what is covered by the cleaning fee, which is outlined in detail in the rental agreement that is signed by guests who reserve this property. The cleaning fee required for this vacation rental pays for a large cleaning crew to clean and organize the 2,900 sq. ft. house and surrounding property within 5 hours, ensuring that the next guests, which arrive the same day, can settle into a clean, well-maintained vacation rental. This cleaning fee and 5 hour time allotment has been adequate to cover the cleaning needs for more than 99% of the over 350 guests that have stayed at our vacation rental over the years. As outlined in the rental agreement, which is reviewed and signed by every guest who reserves a stay at our vacation rental, time that is needed by the cleaning crew above and beyond that 5 hours is taken out of the refundable deposit and also disturbs the arrival of the next guests, who arrive at their vacation destination to find that it is still being cleaned. Only two out of more than 350 guests of our vacation rental have not received their full deposit refund. If any guest requires clarification of the responsibilities outlined in the rental agreement, we are happy to explain what is required of guests in order to receive their full deposit as well as our responsibilities as the property owner. Any prospective guest has the right to decline a reservation after reviewing the rental agreement; upon signing the rental agreement, any guest has the right to cancel their reservation, and receive a refund of any payments made within certain time limits of the rental date.
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You can clearly hear the ocean waves at night...

  • 5 of 5

The beach is no more than a 45 second walk away from the front door and you can see the Santa Cruz Wharf and the Light House at Steamers Lane through the windows! The property described in the owners review was accurate but there's so much more, auto security gates and auto garage doors for perfect off road very private parking, too much to list. Quiet neighborhood was also nice. The house was spotless and the yards beautiful.

The owner happened to be there when I arrived and was very nice and very pleasant and there are several contact numbers in case we needed anything additional, we didn't and the house was supplied with everything you would expect, bring your own clothes and food and you will be good to go.

We would all agree that this is a wonderful home and would highly recommend this home to anyone wanting a spacious place to stay in Santa Cruz. I went with my Mom, Sister and her hubby, my Son and his wife and 3 of my Grand Kids and there was still room to get off to yourself if you needed to (I didn't need to as a family we get along wonderfully! : )

We went to Phils Fish Market (Moss Landing, about a half hour away to the south) for the worlds best Halibut Fish and Chips then off to the 17 Mile drive in Monterey. You will see Pebble Beach and Spy Glass golf courses while there as well as my favorite, The Ghost Tree, actually it is the HUGE old stone house across the street that I adore the most on the "drive". If you go do NOT miss the artichokes in Castroville, buy them raw and take them home, nothing like store bought!, much more tender and flavorful than the store bought ones. Shadowbrook Restaurant is the best but don't miss the Crow's Nest for it's ambiance.

No... I do not know the owner and I am only being honest here, if you like the ocean I highly recommend staying in Santa Cruz especially in Feb/Mar and Oct/Nov for some beautiful weather. It rained and poured a few times but the two fireplaces upstairs made it seem dreamlike... the sun was shining most of the time... B

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location! Great dual family home!!!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been happier that we found this property and chose it for our family getaway! For starters - location, location, location!!! This house is a minute walk to an incredible beach that is dog-friendly, and easy access for small children as you access the beach down a well-built staircase and not through a steep dirt trail. If you forgot anything, or needed a restroom - no problem, just a quick walk back to get whatever you need. Being able to get to the beach and back without getting into a car was amazing! When was the last time a beach vacation didn't require a thorough interior car detailing when you got home?

Then there is the house. So many plusses. For starters, we were a dual family group - my husband myself, my husbands brother, my sister, her husband and their three children ages 4, 2 and infant. Oh, plus two dogs. The layout of the house was perfect. The security of the property for small children and pets is unbeatable. The driveway is completely gated, then additionally the yard is fenced to the front of the house, so there is a double barrier kids and pets would have to get through to access the street. It was really peaceful knowing kids and pets could play in the backyard without worry that they could get to the street. Although - side note - there is a very picky neighbor somewhere nearby that complained to the property manager when we left the dogs in the backyard during our trip to The Mystery Spot (the only time we left the dogs home without us) stating that dogs could be heard barking "for hours on end". First off this was during the middle of the day, and secondly we were gone for two hours, so "hours on end" is a stretch at best. Besides we heard other dogs in the neighborhood occasionally, not to mention could hear the sea lions "barking" from the water (which was amazing). Plus, being a dog-friendly beach and open to the public there are people and their dogs walking to and from the beach all day and night. But just a word to the wise consider leaving pets in the house rather than in the backyard, as I fear the "negative nellie" in the neighborhood is trying to get the owners vacation permit revoked, which would be a complete travesty to those of us who could in no way experience such an amazing beach vacation without people like Jean who share these amazing properties!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Point
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cole's Bar-B-Que
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
26th Avenue State Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Amusement Park, Local Farmers Market on Sundays, Kayaking, Sail aboard the Chardony,SCUBA, Capitola and Santa Cruz Wharfs, Restaurants, Shops, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Secret Summer
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter Break
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Season
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Guest Services $475 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Damage Waiver Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

For discounted rates inquire today. Rate vary and may change without notice. Minimum stay varies 2 - 7 nights. For an accurate offer contact owner. Let us know the age of each individual guest to comply with county ordinances. If you are serious about staying at our home leave us a phone number and best times for us to reach you.
All remaining stays must be booked adjacent to an existing stay.
Discount Rate applies only from Sunday to Sunday.
Any stay that covers a weekend night, will be charged at a 2 night weekend rate stay.
Guest Signer agrees to have their insurance agent add Abante Realty, LLC as an additional insured to their policy and email a copy of the Declaration page to Ask your insurance agent for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sink, Closet
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is next to Cypress Room.
    Out Door Hot Shower - outdoor shower , Hot outdoor Shower
    Full Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Suite has attached bathroom. 2nd full bathroom upstairs. 3rd full bathroom downstairs. Hot outdoor shower is next to outside garage access door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Ocean Side Room, - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or 1 King beds available at your request.
    Dining Room, with Ocean View. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Inner Spring Futon by 2nd Fireplace.
    Master Suite with Ocean View, 300 SQ.FT. - 1 king , Room for one or both of our delux blow-up beds plus our crib
    Mt. Side Room, - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or 1 King bed availabe at your request.
    Game Room leads to outdoor Jacuzzie Spa. - 2 twin/ single , Twin Daybed with Matching Twin Trundle is open to TV Room.
    Cypress Rm, 176+ Sq.Ft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 Twins or 1 King, Wood Portable Crib
    Entertainment Room With 42' Blue Ray TV - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Sleep with available Pillow Top for extra comfort
    Living Room with Ocean View. - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen & Single Sofa Sleepers with available pillow tops.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Note: The house is fine for infants and school aged children, but could pose some hazards for toddlers, who might hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges, falling down the central staircase, through the staircase railing or deck railing or playing with the electrical outlets. In other words this house has not been child proofed. No Parties. No Pets. No Smoking, incense, or candles allowed in house or on or around wood deck. We will provide battery operated candles to help you set your romantic atmosphere. Although there is a dumb waiter in the house it has been turned off. It must remain off at all times. ASK FIRST, if you are considering doing anything one of the above noted items. This is our personal home. Please respect it as you would your own.

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