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Sharon Swenson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Darling Oceanfront Beach Cottage,with Exquisite Views, Private and Peaceful

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is truly a magical Beach Cottage and the quintessential beach experience in Santa Cruz. It includes a full boat of amenities right down to the boogie boards, bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas. The Cottage with its expansive Open Ocean and Beach View,, sits above the shores of Moran Lagoon. Just a skip and a jump from main beaches, yet tucked away just enough for privacy. Wake up to the sounds of waves breaking. Have your first cup of coffee looking across a tree-lined lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. Walk down to the sandy beach on a paved and safe path for a swim. Then return home to warm up in the hot tub in your own private yard.

Nestled in eucalyptus trees next to Moran Lagoon, this home is truly one of a kind. The property has the feel of a private park, yet you're within easy walking distance to shops, movie theaters, Capitola Village, and even a mall. Stroll down the scenic East Cliff bike way. Watch surfers at world famous Pleasure Point. Our house is small and cozy. The yard is large and private. 850+ total square feet.

The extraordinary setting makes this home stand out from all the rest. The views are magical. We have kept our low rates for 6 Summers now, in light of of the current economy. This is a beloved private home and is used as a rental only in the summer months. The Cottage is well suited for both families and adults.

Keywords: Lagoon,waterfront,courtyard,private,beach

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sharon Swenson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Truly a great place to stay. Location was great to get places and the home was great set up for dining, we really took advantage of the area and stayed local, from Aptos beaches to cruising west cliff bike path, the boardwalk and an evening sail, great produce and fresh fish every night and a Betty Burger on the way out of town. Look forward to visiting again



Tom
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Darling Oceanfront Beach Cottage,with Exquisite Views, Private and Peaceful
average rating of 4.869565 based on 26 reviews
5

Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this Santa Cruz beach house! The proximity to the beach is fantastic. The back porch and windows that overlook the lagoon and beach in the distance are wonderful. The front yard has plenty of space for the family to gather. We loved riding the cruiser bikes all over Santa Cruz and Capitola. So much fun! Kitchen is well stocked with equipment and dishes. Very comfortable and clean house in an ideal location. The owner is accommodating and friendly. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is such an idyllic place - wonderful location and such a beautiful spot. It is even prettier in person and our kids loved it. It is nicely appointed, and there are boogey boards, bikes etc available for use. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach access- high end comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home near Pleasure Point was perfect for our family as a base for our beach and Santa Cruz mountain explorations. Included was a kitchen was well equipped for cooking with ocean views. The enclosed yard is great for children or those wanting beach access but privacy from the frey. This was our 2nd year- and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and so quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to spend a week with my baby and her grandparents. Sharon was very kind and helpful in answering questions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I know we will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Cottage to delight any artist

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazingly beautiful, cozy, happy cottage for a week. I would come back at the drop of a hat. We are photographers and visual stimulation is the biggest reason to go on vacation. Even while inside you are experiencing scenery, while eating, resting or cooking. There are windows all around the living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is a dream kitchen to cook in. The front private yard is a joy to relax in. Walking to the nearest beach is about a block. If you walk the other direction, about 4 blocks, you are at Pleasure Point and can sit along the cliffs and watch the surfers. There is also a little market at Pleasure Point, to pick up what ever you may have forgotten or just to get a cup of coffee and breakfast. We walked all around the neighborhood and to other nearby beaches and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is plenty to do here without getting into the car. It is a 5 minutes drive to the Yacht Harbor or Capitola Village in the opposite direction. This delightful cottage is such a great vacation spot. My only warning is that the cottage is indeed small....750sq ft. There is a little office/bedroom across the yard that is also beautiful and full of light and great to be in if you want some privacy or extra space. We loved the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply perfect !

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is simply awesome. Tucked away in a quiet location off the beaten path but overlooking Lake Moran with an unobstructed view of the ocean, the owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is lovely and well equipped for those of us with culinary skills. The many separate spaces (indoor and out)accommodate privacy. Hanging out in the front yard is both peaceful and beautiful. The comfortable rear porch is a wonderful place to read a good book. Soaking our weary bones in the hot tub under the stars was blissful. The location is ideal. I only took my car out of the driveway twice, once to go to nearby Capitola for a little shopping and once to join my grandchildren at the Boardwalk. I loved the morning strolls along Pleasure Point and the evening strolls to watch the sunset on the beach. The short walk to the beach along the path was a wonderful thing with three grand kids and all their "stuff" in tow. The only suggestion I would make would be to add a memory foam topper to the mattress in the back bedroom (perhaps to the front room too). We thoroughly enjoyed our week and hope to make it a habit !

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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World Class Surfing, and great beaches just steps from the Beach Cottage. The must see, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just 2.9 miles away. Cruise the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz with it's amazing shopping, and spectacular restaurants. You can bike or walk from the Beach Cottage to Capitola Village, on a beautifully paved path along the ocean. Great restaurants and coffee houses within walking distance. Kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and fabulous restaurants at the nearby Santa Cruz Harbor. Visit our wonderful museums, including the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. You also have the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium just 45 minutes down the road. So much fun in the hood, and surrounding neighborhoods to keep you busy all week.

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note, you can pay online, or by Cashiers Checks. All payments are to be written to Lawrence Friedman. He is an additional owner of the Cottage. Cashiers checks are to be mailed to , 169 Moran Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. If you choose to cancel your reservation, there will be a $200.00 Administrative Fee deducted from your previous payment/payments.

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Amenities

Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One Bathroom with a stall shower, toilet, sink. Towels included, hand soap included.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Bed (1) Queen Bed located in living room area for hanging out on, watching TV, or can be used as a Bed. We prefer a party of 6 or less, based on the homes square footage and the one bathroom. We can talk about this.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Iron and ironing board, blender, large pot for lobster/soups/corn, spices, salt and pepper 2 Bikes, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs and beach umbrellas. All you need for that fun in the sun! This link for more..http://moranbeachcottage.com/photos2.html

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