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Judith Buck

Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Pleasure Point! 7-doors to beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, On-Site Parking

36 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 6, Full of Laid-back luxury, DSL, Free Firewood, Surf/BoogieBoards

This cozy 1920's garden-style bungalow is less than one block from the first of 3 nearby beaches. There is a 5-night minimum during high summer season between mid-June and mid-Sept, unless there is a 2+ night gap between existing reservations. Special features include a $10,000 hot tub with a small colored light waterfall & 5-massage type jets, foosball table.

There is 1-bathroom with a large shower and there is a fire-stove with free firewood. The full good-sized kitchen that including a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, ice cold filtered water and ice maker, blender, gas stove & broiler, toaster/toaster oven, spices and dishes for eight-plus. Enjoy our free Surf boards, Boogie boards, a few assorted wet suits, Outdoor Foosball table, and Large Gas BBQ.

This is an open-architecture style home, so the cook in the kitchen can easily talk with those in the other areas. Each of the two sleeping alcoves have velvet curtains to close the area off for privacy. There is only one inside door, and it's on the bathroom. There is a heavy velvet privacy curtain in the Murphy bed queen alcove. In the other alcove bedroom area, which is also a multi-purpose living room and has a comfortable 8" thick innerspring futon bed. Please see the floor plan to clarify the layout of the fun home.

A Queen bed is in 1st alcove with a large closet and has privacy curtains for privacy if desired, with extra soundproofing provided by the velvet privacy curtain. There is comfortable Queen Innerspring Futon in the Family Room alcove again with extra soundproofing provided by a large velvet for privacy if desired, and 2 twin cots with air mattresses can be set up in front of the fire-stove or near the futon.

Amenities include ***Free Local phone, an Apple TV & WiFi, free Netflicks & Pandora music, all linens & towels, & 6-fluffy bathrobes for use with the hot tub or lazy mornings. There is free firewood, coffee grinder and many other items that provide a laid-back luxury experience. ***

Just down road is the village of Capitola, with its large beach with volleyball, seaside restaurants and fun shops.

Bucks Beach Bungalow is just 7-doors to the first stairway down to the 1st of 3 nearby beaches: If the occasional high tide limited access the first beach, you can stroll along the large 24-foot wide, walking/biking path to the left about 8-homes away to the next staircase down to a large sandy cove, that is always available. There is another large beach to the right, called Moran Lake which is about 3-blocks north east that has a parking area & bathrooms, and a large sandy beach area that is always available.

The Pleasure Point Park at the corner of 31st Ave is often used for surfing contests and has picnic tables and an outside showers and bathroom facility. Further to the northeast is the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with the coast's oldest wooden roller coaster and to the South is the fun Seaside village of Capitola.

Enjoying the large gas barbecue and we always have an extra gas tank so you won’t run out during your BBQ. We also have a full-size Foosball table! Several redwood chairs and tables are available to enjoy the front deck and back yard.

Walk to unique shops, coffee shops, ice cream stores and over 15-restaurants within three to five blocks; or just recline in the 2-recliners and enjoy the 100+ free DVD/VHS videos we have available for you to watch, plus Comcast Cable On-Demand programs.

The street is more of a path, with surfers, bicyclists, and strolling people admiring the beautiful gardens, including the Bungalow's. Sip morning coffee from the front redwood deck and watch the sailboats floating by, while enjoying the fresh gentle breeze.

We have our small short-haired dog stay with us when we stay here; so if you're allergic, be advised we cannot guarantee that every speck of dog will have been removed, though we are usually successful. .

We want to give you Free local knowledge about all the fun activities that will be happening during your stay - please call us at 831-476-0170 for more information or if you'd like to make a reservation with the owners.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Judith Buck (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Judith Buck

My wife, our dog and I like having you and your friends & family enjoy this clean & comfortable Beach Bungalow. Check out the messages from others who have visited and left messages about how much fun they have had in this fun Pleasure Point Beach house!

Judith Buck purchased this house in 1999

Why Judith Buck chose Santa Cruz

I had a dream about finding a wonderful home at a great surfing area and when we drove up to the Bungalow, I knew we had found it as soon as we saw it. Even though it had a Sold sign on it, we told our Realtor to keep tabs on it and 1 week later we were able to buy it in July of 1999.

What makes this house unique

Only a short half block stroll to the middle of Pleasure Points Beach and Surf areas. After playing with our assortment of surf and boogie boards at this great point break that works for all ages and skill levels, , come back and enjoy all the bubbles in the $10,000 hot tub, and relax in the shiatsu massage chair in front of the fire stove with free firewood while watching a favorite movie from the 100's DVD/VSH's available or Comcast On-Demand!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much Buck & Judith, for sharing your much-loved Beach House with us. Our dogs, Maggie & Mitch loved being able to be on the deck, in the house, or in the backyard whenever they wanted! We had so much fun at the Wharf-To-Wharf, and our grandson loved the hot tub! We spent time in Monterey and really enjoyed the Shadow Brooke Restaurant and the area around Aldo's - Seabright Beach. Thanks for being such gracious and welcoming hosts. Best Always.
Jul 2015
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4.1
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Pleasure Point! 7-doors to beach, Hot Tub, Pets OK, On-Site Parking
average rating of 4.138889 based on 77 reviews
5

Best Vacation Rental we have every stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

This charming Bungalow had more amenities than any other vacation rental we have stayed in. Free bicycles in assorted sizes, fun Foosball table, fantastic hot tub with great massage jets, free firewood, 2-off street parking spaces, a doggy door so our pup could go in and out of the fenced-in backyard, fast WiFi, On-Demand Cable, 100s of DVDs and VHS movies, a great Tempurpetic Queen bed, and all the paper products you would need! We had been told by a friend that it was a great place to stay, and we believed them, not that ridiculous review that gave the Bungalow just one star. The place was clean and comfortable and the owners were happy to help us find anything we wanted to do, ie: parks, beach access, dog friendly restaurants etc, plus they supplied a great list of all the local events that were happening during our stay! We are looking forward to staying again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surfers Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Bucks Beach Bungalow was everything we were looking for. It is a great place to stay, seconds away from some of the best surf in the nation – this is the spot!

If you want to surf, or learn to surf, call ED at ClubEd.

Recommended by Buck, Ed was a fantastic surf instructor. We ended up in the water surfing for

4 days only having to walk our boards seconds to the coast.

The Begonia Festival was so much fun. We rode Buck’s bikes into Capitola and back a few times!

After a long day of surfing the amazing hot tub was just the relaxation we needed.

Fun Things We Did:

Seabright Brewery

Crows Nest patio

Naka Sushi (wonderful spot for authentic amazing sushi)

BBQ on BBB patio

Shoppers corner grocery Store – a local gem full of great produce and fresh seafood ready to grill

Club Ed Surf lessons – a friend and wonderful surf instructor

O’Neil Surf Shop – support the local heritage of O’Neil legend

The Boardwalk! So much fun!! Roller coaster, walked up the wharf and saw lounging sea lions

Can’t wait to get a Trader Joes in Austin! What a great store.

All in All the location, the info and advice given by Judith and Buck made this little getaway the perfect combination of relaxing local surf culture, a plethora of fun activities like foosball and b8iking the coast, with day trips to the Santa Cruz mountains and Monterey less than an hour away! Can’t beat it.

Made new friends we can wait to come visit again next summer.

Thanks you Bucks!

P.S. We really like checking out all the great mementos you have collected over the years in the Bungalow. It was actually quite educational as well as fun! Very much appreciate you letting us landlocked folks partake in the great surf culture this truly special place in the USA has to offer.

Santa Cruz is a special place, truly unique, vibrant and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for your great review. Its always a delight to meet folks like you that have so much zest for life and really take advantage of a lot of the great things to see and do around here. Also looking forward to giving you your 5% return guest discount on you next visit. Hugs, the Bucks
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Pleasure Point

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5+ had a wonderful time! We enjoyed the open layout, location, and especially the hot tub, which was a great way to end the day's activities. Very pet friendly for our sister-in-laws two little dogs. Awesome doggie doors! Surf boards and wet suits were an instant hit with our twenty somethings...

We definitely will consider a return visit, unfortunately we will have to make it every other year considering our busy lifestyles. We did not miss being on the ocean with all the pluses that this home offered. (Our first option was cancelled due to an earlier construction commitment) The owners were very helpful, unfortunately their place was so great we did not get to meet them in person! Trouble-free!

(July14th through July 21st 2016)

Thank you very much for a great vacation getaway!

Scott, Sandy, Samantha, Spencer, Kyle, Tina, Anne, Tinker Bell, and Spike!

The Arnold Weber's

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice description of our Bungalow and we look forward to your return visit whenever your schedule permits. We are happy to offer you a 5% return guest discount when that happens.
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Perfect Beach Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at the Bungalow. The teenage kids really enjoyed having their own space in the Hedge House Loft as they had a video player for their own choice of VHS videos. I enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen and all the thoughtful amenities, ie fluffy bathrobes, bikes, free firewood for the wood stove, and off-street parking for both our cars! We walked over to 41st along the ocean path and found several fascinating stores like the Ivy Co, with unique new and consignment clothes, Modern Life Home & Garden, with amazing items from around the world, and Zen Island a great island of calm and beauty. We also enjoyed sitting on the patio at the East Side Eatery sipping cool drinks and watching all the people walk by. Then walking back to the Bungalow for a well deserved hot tub session in a tub that had more bubbles than any we had ever seen before! The dogs really loved having their own doggy door to the fenced in backyard too! We've already booked our week for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased that you got to enjoy the neighborhood as well at the beaches! We look forward to having you stay next year and are happy you were able to take advantage of the 5% return guest discount.
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great stay steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

what this cottage lacks in space it makes up for in amenities, both indoor and out. Plenty of room for us all to sleep, eat, read, watch Warriors games, and NOT get on each others' nerves! Great layout for dog (fenced backyard and front porch), amazing hot tub, stocked kitchen, tons of beach stuff, bicycles, movies, games, list goes on and on. One block to the beach, where the kids and dogs played until exhausted. 10 minute walk to 41st street with tons of stores, restaurants, and great ice cream. Owners were extremely responsive to email/phone, and patient as my dates changed several times while booking. Highly recommend, especially with a dog!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful time at our cozy Bungalow and are happy to extend you a 5% return guest discount at any time you can return.
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False advertising.

  • 1 of 5

The location of this home was amazing!!! For that alone, we are thankful. That is however, where the excitement ended. Home was advertised as 2 bedroom sleeps 6. There was no true bedroom, only a murphy bed in a elcove and a futon in the living room (both with curtains to close off). The owners showed up on the property 4 times through out my one week stay for the most bizarre reasons which did not allow any privacy at all when lounging in the back yard and trying to relax. The home was unfortunately rather dirty when we arrived, so we pretended we were camping with a great location. Thankfully I was able to look beyond all the weird and enjoy my trip. I would strongly recommend reading any Yelp reviews prior to booking any additional homes on this or any property. If I had I would have noticed the 1 star ratings countered by the sellers 5 star rating of her own place. All in all, I would not recommend this place to people in the future which is sad, because the location is top notch.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all future Guests of the Bungalow. Thank you for taking the time to read the "rest of the story." My husband and I would prefer not to disturb any guests unless they ask for assistance. This is the case on two of the visits, as our Infinity Cable system stopped working (due to unusually bad weather) and she called and asked us to fix it. We did so on both occasions very shortly after receiving her call. The 3rd visit, had a duration of less than 5-minutes as I had just had the privacy curtains cleaned and re-hung and the cleaners misplaced 4 of the curtain rings. The cleaners called me when they found them, and I zipped over to put them up, so they would not have gaping curtains. I apologized when I came to the door and was able to put the rings in place and leave in less than 5-minutes. Neither I nor my husband can understand the reference to a 4th visit as neither of us were there. I hope anyone who is interested in enjoying a wonderful beach home will take a look at the great reviews we have had since 1999. We have a guarantee on our contract that if there is anything that makes you uncomfortable at our home, we will do everything in our power to fix it. It is interesting that I recently read that over 30% of all visitors to Vacation Home feel the need to re-clean the home before they a comfortable in it, so I presume she is on of the 30%. We look forward to your call anytime from 7am-9pm, 7-days a week if we can help you in any way so that you will have a wonderful stay in our area.
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
"This Boardwalk with it's long sandy beach and fun Wharf is always a favorite place to visit ..."
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
"Santa Cruz was chosen from a group of 26 competing cities to get this wonderful FREE Museum ..."
Wilder Ranch State Park
"This State Park located at the North end of Santa Cruz is easy to miss, but will worth findi..."
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
"A delightful learning Museum for all ages with a small aquarium with dolphins and sea lions...."
Fright Walk
Betty's Burgers
"Excellent Turkey Burgers called the "Gobbler" is my favorite at this locally acclaimed Burge..."
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Over the Hill Gang
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
DeLavaega Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1 and Soquel
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Pleasure Point Deli
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Pleasure Point
Car: recommended

Please enjoy visiting the Monterey Bay with world famous aquarium, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with Amusement Park and historic Wharf with Restaurants and shopping. 26 miles of sandy beaches, The Bungalow home is located next to world-class surfing breaks like Pleasure Point, The Hook,, and within two miles northeast is the famous surf areas of Cowells & Steamer Lane. Enjoy Roaring Camp Railroad is a steam-locomotive ride from the Beach to the Redwoods and back. Wine tasting from over 60 unique wineries and nearby tasting rooms.. World-class Birding at Elk Horn Slough from convenient rental kayaks or local captained cruise boats. Sailing, whale watching, salmon fishing, or buying the fish directly from the fishermen at the Harbor. Tide-pooling is great at Pleasure Point in the winter or low tide and at the Natural Bridges State Park with the rangers giving tours and campfire talks. Many beaches have free fire rings for your own bonfires and marshmallow roasting and we supply the free firewood. We can alert you to Festivals, art shows, music, triathlons, and other unique events like fun runs such as the Wharf to Wharf which has a different musical group every few steps! Hundreds of different restaurants of all nationalities and for all pocketbooks and much more. Go to our personal website aGreatPlaceToStay.net for a current listing of what activities and events will be happening during your stay. And don't miss the short overhead video of both our vacation rental homes with it's great song!

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Offseason Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,187
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
Off Season Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,187
 
 
Holiday Season 2016-2017
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$390
$2,500
 
 
Offseason 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,187
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$330
$2,187
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Security Wavier $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$164.25 cleaning fee which includes the 11% tax and $72.15 Security Wavier which includes the 11% tax and which covers up to $500 of accidental damage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a large shower with stainless steel handrails and adjustable shower head near the back door.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • This is an open-architecture home with private alcoves that have blue velvet curtains for privacy. This means the one cooking can talk with those in the Living Room. There is only one inside door and it is on the bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Call for further clarification toll free 1-866-476-0170

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