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Lou Ann Ashton

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Fabulous Monterey Beach House with Something for Everyone!

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Santa Cruz County House Rental Photos and Description

Beach House - 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8-10)

Comfortably nestled between two miles of private pristine sandy beach and the soothing fragrant eucalyptus grove, this comfortable and completely furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, three story home with an ocean view, is located in the gated community of Pajaro Dunes, located between Monterey/Carmel, and Santa Cruz on beautiful Monterey Bay. Just one hundred yards to the ocean, this beach house has something for everyone!

Within the gates, enjoy two miles of private sandy beach to sun, surf, fly a kite, stroll or have an evening bonfire. If that's not enough, you can become one with nature and bird watch out your back door at the wildlife sanctuary, play tennis, shoot hoops, walk or ride bikes on the beautiful trails. Maybe you want to be more adventurous--like kayaking with the harbor seals and otters in nearby Elkhorn Slough, or maybe a day of deep sea fishing on beautiful Monterey Bay, or how about swinging your clubs at one of the many local golf courses. There's definitely something for everyone!

There's so much to see in the Monterey/Carmel area including abundant specialty shops, restaurants, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Pier, and Cannery Row, just to name a few. A few minutes to the north is the town of Santa Cruz with its ever famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, home of the all wooden roller coaster--The Big Dipper. Ride an old steam locomotive through the Santa Cruz Mountains making a stop to enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded in the beauty of the redwood forest. Enjoy a day of wine tasting at one of the many local, award winning wineries. Again, there's most definitely something for everyone!

Easy to get to, Pajaro Dunes is just an hour south from San Jose International Airport, or minutes from Watsonville Municipal Airport for private fly-ins.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lou Ann Ashton (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lou Ann Ashton

I grew up in the Bay Area and now reside on Bainbridge Island, Washintgon. My four siblings, who own the property with me, all reside in the Bay Area.

Lou Ann Ashton purchased this house in 2000

Why Lou Ann Ashton chose Santa Cruz County

We are a close knit Italian family who enjoy each others company. We wanted to invest in a piece of vacation property that we could all enjoy with our own families and friends and found our little piece of paradise right here in Pajaro Dunes!


based on 50 traveler reviews

Fabulous Monterey Beach House with Something for Everyone!
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews

Great location and beach access

  • 5 of 5

The house was laid out really well with a master bedroom up top and 3 bedrooms on the bottom floor. while the middle floor was great for entertaining with the kitchen, table and living room. The house had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable and felt like home. The location was perfect with easy beach access and driving to both Santa Cruz and Monterey were quite easy from here. We highly recommend the kayaking at Moss Landing just 7 miles down the road as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Beach house - Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Place was amazing. Gated community and very quite location.

Perfect for a family/friends re-union. Comfortable enough to accommodate 10 people including kids

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family get-together. Good location. Private beach. All the amenities are there. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

This was a really wonderful beach house! It was exactly what we were looking for. Really close to the beach (just a 3 minute walk), and a quick drive to Monterey! Lou Ann was so sweet, and such a pleasure to work with! She was very efficient and trustworthy. The house itself was great, with four bedrooms (the master bedroom upstairs with deck was really amazing!), and plenty of room. We had breakfast out on the porch every morning, and spent plenty of time grilling as well. We were there for Fourth of July, so there were lots of families around lighting off their own fireworks and playing with sparklers. We had bonfires on the beach each night which was such a treat coming from San Francisco where it's illegal. I would highly recommend Lou Ann and this house to anyone looking for a getaway weekend! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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great vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for two nights for a family reunion. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Nice grill and appliances. Kitchen was adequately stocked for big family meals. Everyone really had a great time. Great to have the beach so close too. And lastly, this little community has a lot of really neat houses with interesting architecture.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great trip, wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We were two families traveling with a total of 4 adults and 4 kids. We all fit comfortably in this cozy, well-stocked house. The kitchen was well equip with pots/pans, dishes, cutting boards and also some spices, coffee filters, etc. Made for an easy and fun weekend. The beach was a quick walk from the house. Thanks Lou Ann!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Our home is located on the coast in the gated community of Pajaro Dunes on beautiful Monterey Bay. We are just minutes south from Santa Cruz and minutes north Downtown Monterey/Carmel.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing, Health/beauty spa, basketball courts,


Rates & Availability

Monterey House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $240
Refundable Security Dep. $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday Rates with 3-4 minimum night stay on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

One half of rental fees due with 10 days of written quote along with a signed rental agreement to confirm and secure a reservation. Remaining rental fees due 30 days prior to check in date.

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Santa Cruz County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversized soaking tub
  • Huge soaking tubs in bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • The master suite occupies the third floor with an oceanview wrap around deck to lounge, or to share life's simple pleasures like the sounds of the ocean, or your favorite bottle of wine while watching the magnificent sunset. There are three bedrooms on the lower level. Two rooms are nicely appointed with comfortable queen size beds, the third bedroom has a double bed. We also offer our two over sized comfy couched in the living area as a sleeping option.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free long distance *** The main floor has a large open floor plan consisting of a fully furnished kitchen with a cooktop stove and convection oven along with all the amenities of home. A large dining area with a huge redwood dining table large enough to seat 12 easily. The mountain view deck off the kitchen has a stainless gas grill along with an eating area nestled close to the eucalyptus trees. The living area is spacious and inviting with a fireplace and entertainment center. Off the living/dining area is a deck with an ocean view to enjoy the sounds of the surf while sipping your early morning coffee and reading the newspaper, working your favorite crossword or Saduko or taking a mid-afternoon snooze! New front-load stacking washer and dryer! There is something for everyone!

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