Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

check navigate-up

Mark Skeen

Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Pajaro Dunes: Luxury Beach Condo in Monterey Bay

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalize payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Santa Cruz County Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beach Condo, 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This spacious and beautifully remodeled Pajaro Dunes beach condo features luxurious accommodations in a perfectly tranquil setting. Ideally located on Monterey Bay between Santa Cruz and Carmel, this ocean oasis offers the perfect family getaway or relaxing adult haven.

The miles of private beach are perfect for building sandcastles, dolphin and whale-watching, or getting lost in a good book while listening to the waves crash on the shore. After a breathtaking sunset, cozy up around a beach bonfire and spot a shooting star beneath the sparkling night sky.

Outdoor enthusiasts love bird watching in the lagoons and hiking in the bluffs, and fitness mavens enjoy the tennis facilities and jogging through the nature paths.

The gorgeously furnished and remodeled 3-bedroom condo comfortably sleeps 8 adults. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom, direct access to the rear deck, a flat screen 60'' television, and an extremely comfortable queen bed with plenty of storage. The 2 additional bedrooms offer a queen bed and 2 twin beds, respectively, both with televisions and DVD players. The sofa bed offers a brand new queen-sized memory foam mattress for extra sleeping accommodations.

All pillows, linens, towels and beach towels are provided, and the kitchen is fully supplied with dining-ware service for 12+, cookware, bakeware, tupperware, small appliances, a microwave, dishwasher, and a generously-stocked pantry with spices and oils for your convenience. The washer/dryer is also available to all guests. A full-size Weber charcoal barbecue is located on the rear deck for grilling, and the wood-burning fireplace is sure to add to nighttime ambiance.

Parking is plentiful, and is steps from the front door. The condo is on the ground floor, so there are no steps to climb up with groceries or luggage! It is situated on the north end of the building, and the sand is down a short, 30-second walkway and approximately 10 steps down.

Things to do around Monterey Bay:

For the curious – we encourage you to visit The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Mission at Carmel or the Mission at San Juan Bautista, Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, or downtown Carmel.

For the connoisseurs – you'll want to schedule time for wine tasting at the many wonderful wineries found along the Monterey Coast (including Bonny Doon Vineyard, Soquel Vineyards, and Estancia), or satisfy your taste buds for fresh seafood and locally-grown vegetables at any one of a myriad of nearby restaurants and produce markets.

For the shoppers – there are literally hundreds of charming boutiques and stores throughout Santa Cruz, Capitola, Monterey, and Carmel.

For the sports enthusiasts – there is tennis, biking, and beach volleyball right here at Pajaro Dunes, plus some of Northern California's premier golf courses are an easy drive away.

For the contented – stretch yourself out on the warm beaches of Pajaro Dunes, enjoy the cool ocean breezes, and make sure you take in one of our serene suns

Golf Golf Golf: Aptos Seascape Golf Course

610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos

Phone: (831) 688-3213

18-hole, 5,813-yard par 71 golf course open year-round. Semi-Private. Driving range, restaurant, full bar.

Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club

16901 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek

Phone: (831) 338-2121

18-hole, 4,396-yard par 65 golf course open year-round. Resort, open to public. Restaurant, full bar.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Courses

One McClure Way, Seaside

Phone: (831) 899-2351

Bayonet — 18-hole, 6,496-yard par 72, Blackhorse — 18-hole, 6,175-yard par 72. Golf courses open year-round to the general public. Driving range, grill, full bar.

De Laveaga Golf Course

401 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz

Phone: (831) 423-7212

18-hole, 6,010-yard par 72 golf course open year-round to the general public. Driving range, restaurant, full bar.

Del Monte Golf Course

1300 Sylvan Road, Monterey

Phone: (831) 373-2700

18-hole, 6,069-yard par 72 golf course open year-round. Resort, open to public. Grill,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Skeen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mark Skeen

Hello, thank you for looking at our listing! We are the proud owners of Shorebirds #285 for the past 20 years and live and work in nearby San Jose, California. We chose Pajaro Dunes for its spectacular beauty and proximity to our primary residence. We can be at either location within a 50 minute drive. This has been a special place for our family and the memories and pictures we will forever cherish.

Mark Skeen purchased this condo in 1994

Why Mark Skeen chose Santa Cruz County

Pajaro Dunes is a gated beach community located near all of the towns that we enjoy to visit when we are not hanging out at our beach. We are close to Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Monterey, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, and San Francisco. The private beach is truly and oasis and the sunsets are nothing short of spectacular!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic stay at Mark's condo the first week of December. The couple we went with had been to Pajaro many times, but it was our first time. And wow we were impressed! The beach is beautiful, nice sand, temperature stays cool but enjoyable. The kids had a blast looking for sand crabs, jumping in the ocean, building sand castles. We enjoyed the condo as well - great amenities, really anything you could possibly need - nice updated kitchen, small laundry room, BBQ, lovely decks, towels, nice shampoo/soaps. Pajaro is a bit isolated but it's a beach vacation so to be expected. I did run to Starbucks Watsonville in the mornings to get coffee and treats (about 10 min drive).

Mark the owner, was also very responsive via email which I always appreciate.

We will definitely return!
Dec 2015
  • 1 of 1


based on 20 traveler reviews

Pajaro Dunes: Luxury Beach Condo in Monterey Bay
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Fantastic in every way

  • 5 of 5

The price was fantastic, the view was fantastic, the accessibility was fantastic, the condo was fantastic, but most of all the owners are fantastic to work with. We will rent this property every time we take a Pajaro Dunes Vacation.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, thank you , thank you. We appreciate your business most of all we are grateful of your kind words.
Did you find this review helpful?
12 1

Very comfortable, but not an Ocean View

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant large living / dining / kitchen area for my family of 6. Very agreeable owner. Ready access to a beautiful beach. View is of sand dunes blocking ocean waves - attractive, but not an ocean view.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great beach house close to Pajaro Dunes.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo and close proximity to private beach.

Very accommodating and relaxed peaceful setting. Will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

This property was exactly what I was looking for. It was clean and comfortable with great beach access. My family and I had a great time and will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie, Thank you for your business. Thank you for your feedback. Please let me know in the future what we can do to earn your 5 star rating? Sincerely, Mark Skeen
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the Christmas Holiday at the Luxury Beach Condo. We had an amazing holiday experience. The condo provided the perfect environment for a family gathering. It was warm and cozy and quite inviting. Christmas at the beach was a huge hit!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Eau Claire, WI

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the new year holiday. Warm comfortable condo with great living room. Comfortable beds and a view of the dunes. We would be happy to stay here again and take advantage of the easy walk to the beach and look for more sand dollars! Overall a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, We're very happy to know that you had a pleasurable stay! Thank you for the kind words. Happy New Year! -Mark
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose, San Francisco, Monterey, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 1 @ Riverside Exit
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Private Beach at Pajaro Dunes, Sunset State Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ostrich Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Pajaro Dunes Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz, Ca
Nearest Point of Interest
Moss Landing, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Pebble Beach, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Monterey Canyon
Car: necessary

Nestled along the Monterey Bay lies one of the most scenic stretches of California's northern coastline. Here you'll find our secluded community of Pajaro Dunes, — architected to blend harmoniously with the gently rolling, natural oceanside landscape.

Whether you're looking for a perfect family getaway or romantic weekend come stay with us. Experience Pajaro Dunes as it was meant to be experienced.

The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. While it is a given that the natural beauty of the area draws the visitor and endless activities including golf, biking, sailing, wine tasting and dining in restaurants that keep one coming back.

This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. Monterey bay's rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf

Other Activities: Sea Shelling, Bird Watching, Amusement Park, Surfing, Fishing, Bonfires, Kite Flying, Sand Castle Making.

Cannery Row, 20 world-class golf courses, the world's best aquarium a unique variety of shops and galleries and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas combine to provide a truly unrivaled place for your next getaway. Pajaro Dunes @ Shorebirds #285 brings the peninsula to you!

Golf: Del Monte Golf Course, Del Monte Course

18 holes over 6,357 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

1300 Sylvan Rd

Monterey, CA 93940-4944

(800) 654-9300

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Monterey Pines Golf Course, Monterey Pines Course

18 holes over 5,554 yards with a par of 69 (Public)

Fairground & Gardens Road

Monterey, CA 93940

(831) 656-2167

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Laguna Seca Course

18 holes over 6,157 yards with a par of 71 (Public)

10520 York Rd

Monterey, CA 93940-6538

(888) 524-8629

2 miles from the center of Monterey.

Pasadera Golf & Country Club, Pasadera Course

18 holes over 6,801 yards with a par of 71 (Private Non-Equity)

100 Pasadera Dr

Monterey, CA 93940-7637

(831) 647-2400

4 miles from the center of Monterey.

Tehama Golf Club, Tehama Course

18 holes over 6,506 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity)

25000 Via Malpaso

Carmel, CA 93923-9651

(831) 622-2200

1 mile from the center of Monterey.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Bayonet Course


18 holes over 7,094 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)

1 McClure Way

Seaside, CA 93955-7100

(831) 899-7271

4 miles from the center of Monterey.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Black Horse Course


18 holes over 7,168 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)

1 McClure Way

Seaside, CA 93955-7100

(831) 899-7271

4 miles from the center of Monterey.

Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course, Bayonet Back

Ski: welcome to ski lake tahoe

not a lake, the lake with 7 world-class ski resorts.

Not majestic mountains, mountains with jaw-dropping cliffs, serene glades and spectacular views of the lake. Not snow, 400 inches of snow a year that pile up into epic powder, tight corduroy groomers, raucous terrain parks and endless moguls.

Not a place, the place.

The place to ski and ride. Ride and ski. On blue bird days, in storms that hide your tracks run after run. Some people pine for warm sand and fruity drinks; Tahoe is the shredders paradise.

Bring the kids. Teach them to ski in a place that will spark their passion for the snow. Thrill them with tubing, sledding and unbelievable views from mountain top trams and lodges.

Recharge at night with happening casino entertainment, swank, cozy or rustic taverns and restaurants, dancing, music, local hangouts and events.

Seven resorts, unlimited possibilities. The place will become part of you like it’s become part of us.


Rates & Availability

Watsonville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2016 - Jun 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 13 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Additional holiday rates (Independence Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) are subject to demand; please contact the owner for a quote for all holidays. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Santa Cruz County Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell us about your trip, then book it

This property requires that you message the owner to complete your booking request.
Enter dates to calculate a quote