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Lori Talbot

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Hawaiian Style Beach House, Ocean View-1 Block from Beach.

92 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Let the sound of the waves crashing on the beach wash away your stress. Aloha ‘Oe this Hawaiian style beach house has it all!

Views of the ocean and 3 min walk to the beach. Two bedroom, two bathroom, spacious layout with a large eat in kitchen great room, formal dining room, living room with fireplace. This house is ideal for family get together. Remodeled and re-decorated gourmet kitchen and great room. This stylish cottage beach house has all new appliances. The great room walks out onto a split level deck. Have dinner on the upper porch with a view of the ocean and lagoon. Lower deck has a BBQ and a large picnic table for additional dinning.

The location of this house is just one block from the beach. Santa Maria’s(21st ave) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz with surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, fishing and great for long walks. Explore the tide pools to find sea anemones, sea urchins and watch the otters play. This location is close to the fun filled S.C.Boardwalk, the famous surfing spot Pleasure Point, and 41st Ave where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants. Minutes from Capitola Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor were you will find beach volleyball, kayaks rentals, and great restaurants.

One of our newest benefits is just a 4 minute walk from the house where you will find Starbucks and several restaurants. An ideal morning is walking to Starbucks and then another 4 minutes to the beach to enjoy your coffee while watching the waves crash onto the beach and cliffs below.

Within an hours drive you can see the full beauty of the Monteray Bay by taking its scenic drive, to Carmel, Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Coarse and the Monteray Bay aquarium. Between our house and Monteray is Moss Landing another wonderful area for kayaking and exploring the ocean wildlife.

Amenities include a full gourmet kitchen, fireplace, plasma TV with VCR/ DVD player, gas BBQ, washer and dryer, linens, down comforters, feather pillows and towels, both beach and bath towels. A security deposit and cleaning charge are required.

Sleeps 8.

We rent by the week during the summer Sunday to Sunday.

Must be 25 years of age to rent our home.

Please, NO PETS

This home is not listed in Craigslist!

Keywords: Hawaiian Style Beach House, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Beach House. Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 2 Bedroom, Ocean View, Parking, Gourmet Kitchen, Henry Cowell State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pleasure Point,Wineries, Surfing, Starbucks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lori Talbot (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About Lori Talbot

We are the Talbot family and live in the East Bay of San Francisco. When we bought our vacation rental our kids were 9 and 12, and we wanted a place we could all enjoy. We wanted to embrace the Santa Cruz life style with a beach house style home. I was born and raised in Hawaii and I wanted a home away from home. So the island decor fit perfect with the house location to the surf, beach and the Aloha Grill down the street. Our kids love the bunk beds and we made one of the rooms into a surfer decor to bring the Santa Cruz surf style to life. The beach, which is a short walk away was perfect for us. It has boogie boarding, surfing, great sand for sand castles and wonderful views. The beach has no public parking so it is inhabited by mostly locals and doesn't get to crowded. Also at night it is a great beach for bonfires.

Lori Talbot purchased this house in 2006

Why Lori Talbot chose Santa Cruz

There is nothing like listening to the waves crash on the shore or to watch the sunset. We wanted at place we could all enjoy as a family or with friends. What I have come to enjoy is sharing this house with guest from all over the country and the world. I truly enjoy all the wonderful comments we receive about the house. It has become a special place for many others who have stayed here. It is very comfortable, and relaxing. We try to have everything you would like on vacation at your finger tips. It is a great location for all generations. Not far is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which fun for all kids. The beach is great for swimming, catching waves, watching sea life and just taking a walk. We hope you come and stay and experience what we have enjoyed.

What makes this house unique

This house is a perfect place for people who want to spend time at the beach. The beach is only a short block away. It is a beautiful beach and wonderful for long walks and for all types of beach activities. The beach is not a crowded beach and is only for the locals in the area. The house itself is ideal if you are the type that wants to spend the night at home with BBQ on the outside deck with views of the beach, Plasma T.V. and a gourmet kitchen. Or if you like to go out at night the house is located 2 miles from Capitola, which is beach town loaded with lots of restaurants and shops. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is located 3 miles and has activities for all generations. The benefit to staying at this house is the renovations, which allow you to be very comfortable and for the location to everything that Santa Cruz has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lori: Thanks again for everything. We really, really enjoyed our time at Hale Kai. My son said it was the best Santa Cruz vacation ever….and we have been there a lot. It is perfect for us! Of course we hit the weather perfect! We would like to come back this summer. Take care and thanks again for sharing you great place! Cindy
Jun 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 92 traveler reviews

Hawaiian Style Beach House, Ocean View-1 Block from Beach.
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 93 reviews
5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved our stay in Santa Cruz! Lori was a wonderful host and answered all my questions leading up to the trip. The house was large and spacious with beautiful views of the beach. Our children especially loved the bunk beds and closet full of toys. Lori had beach towels, chairs and toys available which really saved on space in our car. Starbucks and Aloha Grill are a block away and the beach is a 5 min walk. We will be staying again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Kai was the perfect house for our recent 3 day stay in Santa Cruz. It was clean, had a great view and was a short walk to a beautiful beach. Lori was great to work with and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Hawaiian Beach House and would definitely rent this home again.

The home was tastefully decorated and was a short walk to the beach.

The deck upstairs was great you can see the waves and enjoy your lunch at the same time. We also had a great time cooking fresh crab in the spacious lovely kitchen.

This is a great home for relaxation and to get away for a vacation to Santa Cruz.

Would love to return in the future.

The owner Lori was great to work with.

A great home for a small family or a couple.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time. The house was just as described and very charming and comfortable. It was clean, well maintained and stocked with games and beach toys. It was one of the best VRBO experiences we've had. We would stay again and recommend to others without hesitation. Lori was responsive to my inquiries. We really enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

lovely vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Wonderful location, walking distance to great beach with tide pools.

Great living spaces - big living, dining, family room and kitchen, plus great deck looking at lagoon.

Kitchen well stocked, and nice to have spices etc. available.

Very comfortable and homey.

Nice food choices close by - starbucks and hawaiin bbq.

Even enjoyed the funky antique store across the street.

Quiet and set back off the main road.

Thanks for having beach chairs, towels and boogie boards.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Great family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Lori's rental, Hale Kai, with our son and three grandsons. We loved being so close to the beach and that beach toys were available...no need to lug them in or spend $$. We prepared almost all our meals at Hale Kai's well stocked kitchen. We are experienced VRBO renters and found this to be the best family kitchen...just like home. Although it was a rainy week, we still enjoyed the upper deck. One evening our local friends came by for dinner and we sat around the deck table while having a glass of wine. On another occasion our family came over to celebrate one of our grandson's birthday. They were thoroughly impressed with how comfortable we were in the house and how convenient it is to everything.

Lori was easy to work with from beginning to end. We had no issues/problems.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
41st AVE
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
De LaVeage Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad / CAL-TRAINS
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ski
135 Miles
Tahoe

The house is centrally located to all the attractions in Santa Cruz.

Three miles away is the main attraction in Santa Cruz, the California Beach Boardwalk. The boardwalk has rides, events and attractions right on the beach. One mile away is Twin Lakes Beach. There you will find the Yacht Harbor, which offers beach volleyball, kayaks rentals and wonderful restaurants also on the beach. Two miles in the opposite direction is Capitola. Capitola is a quaint beach town, with many restaurants and boutique shops. Pleasure Point, which is a popular surf area and 41st Ave, which is filled with restaurants and surf shops, is 1 mile away.

Santa Cruz is apart of the Monterey Bay, which has endless possibilities for sight seeing. One of the most popular is the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey and Carmel, which is 45 miles away.

There is one little restaurant, that I love, which is within walking distance. It is called the Aloha Grill and it is about a block away from the house. They serve Hawaiian food and have live music on certain nights. I have a welcome binder at the house that has information on all the great restaurants in the area.

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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
 
Early Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Off Season Winter
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
$6,000
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Spring
Feb 22 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,600
$6,000
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
4th of July week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$328
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $169
Refundable damage deposit $500
C Card fee $60
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has two sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , There is an enclosed outside shower with shampoo & condition
  • First bathroom has a spacious shower and bathtub for bathing children. In this bathroom there is a linen closest filled with bath towels and beach towels along with linens for the sofa beds. The vanity has two sinks and a large mirror. For your convenience we have shampoo, conditioner, body soap and a blow dryer for you to use during your stay. The second bathroom is newly decorated with tiled shower. It also has soaps and linens. We also have an outside shower with hot and cold water for you and the kids to shower from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One convertible bed in the great room and one in the living.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , This is a double size bunkbed with a pack and play.
  • First bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has queen size double bunk beds, which sleeps 4 people. In this room there is T.V. and over 30 DVD's and toys for kids. We also offer a Pack and Play ( portable crib ) , high chair and a bounce available upon request,
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a high chair, bounce and pack and play for rent. We ask that you bring your own sheets for the pack and play. All three items are available for $20 a day.

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