|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
The Captains Quarters boasts one of the most spectacular oceanfront views in all of Santa Cruz! This is beachfront living at its best, with wrap around decks facing the Pacific - and dramatic Monterey Bay views from nearly every room in the house.
Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and snugly situated overlooking one of Santa Cruz's best beaches, Twin Lakes Beach, this home is ideally situated to take in the unobstructed 260 degree ocean views from nearly every room. The Captain's Quarters is sure to be your oceanfront vacation destination!
This single family one story home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and two full kitchens for two or more families to enjoy. You will overlook the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary from the game room featuring vaulted wood beam ceilings, a full size pool table, and walls of oversized picture windows. Generously spacious - with 160 feet of ocean frontage and enough parking for 4 cars, the Captain's Quarters can easily accommodate 3 generations in comfort. Direct beach access is via stairway just a few steps from the deck.
The Captain's Quarters is an excellent central location in Santa Cruz; located midway between the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Capitola, and just a short walk to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Buy your fresh fish locally from the Stagnero's boat on the Wharf, and enjoy preparing a meal in either fully equipped kitchen, or just relax and stop in at one the many restaurants and nearby nightlife that abound. Later, roast marsh mellows and stoke bonfires in the fire rings provided on the beach.
You will enjoy breathtaking sunrises from the master suite. At night, the lights of Monterey, Moss Landing and Pacific Grove glitter across the Bay. The Captain's Quarters provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones, or for that long awaited getaway - feel the stress melt away as you breathe in the ocean air, listen to sounds of the Bay and appreciate what Mother Nature intended.
Our comfortable, well-maintained and fully furnished vacation rentals provide you with a true home-away-from-home and each property is close to all that Santa Cruz County has to offer. Allow us to help customize your Santa Cruz vacation rental with the amenities that are most important to you – from dramatic oceanfront whitewater views to family and pet-friendly properties, we focus on top-notch customer service from the time you begin your initial inquiry, to the time that you check-out – our highest priority is to exceed your expectations.
We stayed at the Captain's Quarters for a week in June 2013, and enjoyed our visit tremendously. The views throughout the house are spectacular. The youngsters in our party delighted in being able to got right down the steps to the beach. The house, while 1970s quirky, was quite comfortable and very well equipped with everything from beach towels and sand buckets to plenty of serving ware and flatware, cooking utensils and everything needed for a home away from home. Liz of Beachnest was very helpful and responsive to our questions and concerns. We will be staying there again.
We spent five nights here for Thanksgiving. We were overwhelmed by the views from both inside the house and from the deck. The beach access was easy and great for dog owners/lovers. Kitchens and bathrooms are in need of some updating, but that's easy to overlook because of the location of the property and the other common areas/bedrooms. I highly recommend for people who are ready to spend time enjoying the beauty of Santa Cruz beaches and who want to see the most spectacular sunsets imaginable.
The moment we walked into the house, our family was transfixed by the 200 degree views the 12 expansive windows showed off like a post card. We could see the boats coming in and out of the harbor, the boardwalk northwards and the Moss Landing towers southward. Monterey came in across the bay when perfect weather allowed. The amazingly easy beach access allowed the adults to watch the kids body board and the dog friendly beach made it fun for the entire family. The days with clouds allowed the sun to light up spots on the ocean for an apocalyptic feel. The one rainy day still allowed us amazing views and water sports. We saw no less than 10 otters and 2 dolphins. They swam about 20 feet from us at times.
Restaurants and surf shops are near by, but we all wanted to eat in and hang out on the wind shielded deck.
We will remember this vacation for many years.
Let me first start by saying the view can not be beat. Gorgeous. The interior of the house desperately needs some attention. Its like staying at a frat house that they bought new comforters for. The carpet is stained, the kitchen is VERY under supplied - and the "Sleeps 8" factor is assuming 2 people are sleeping in the living room on an old, uncomfotable pull out couch. The wifi is very slow & the cords and modem are sloppily placed on a kitchen counter. I've rented many properties on VRBO all over the US and this was, by far, the most run down house. Do not plan on staying here with the intention of making meals, you will be VERY disappointed by the kitchen situation. Even the coffee maker didn't have everything needed to brew coffee. There was one wine opener, but the cork screw was broken off. The property management folks are very unorganized and unprofessional, (slow to respond & the different employees don't seem to communicate with each other).
The house is in a great location, with a trip to Ikea & Crate & Barrel they could really make the place much better. But, like I said in the beginning, the view & the location are amazing - if you are 6, 30 year old, surfers that just want a place to crash & order take out.
The house is beautiful on the outside in a great location with an incredible view and a great beach.
However, we felt that it is expensive for a view and two updated bedrooms.
We were very disappointed because none of the pictures show the following:
- Two clean kitchens but very old, with two ovens but no baking trays or oven dishes.
- Three clean but very small and old bathrooms, with holes and patches in the walls.
- Very used furniture in the dining room and especially in the family room. It is not showing because the sofa has been changed. It was very hard to feel comfortable and to relax.
- Stained carpet by the pool table and stained sheets and pillow cases.
- Two out of the four lounging chairs on the deck are broken.
we have been renting this property two times.
the location is great. the house itself is spacious. the furniture is very dated, given the building and location, it could be much better.
the only thing that has been remodeled is the parking lot.
this brings me to my main point to stay away from this property.
we have been asked to not park more than 4 cars in the driveway. since we had a child birthday party many people came. we asked everybody kindly to park
at a far distanced parking lot (15 walk). when a family with a new born came we said it would be fine to stay in the driveway for 2 hours to pack and unpack.
the owners of captains quarters were next door.
and have seen the 5 cars.
instead of calling they know ask beachnest rentals to withhold our 1000 $ deposit.
because of having 5 cars for 2 hours in the drive way.
this is so outrageous and
ridiculous. despite the fact that the contract says that the deposit can only be withheld when there is a damage, is this how you treat your customers?
the 2 times we rented the place we paid everything upfront, washed towels and left the property in perfect condition.
we are filing a dispute now, and are certain to get the deposit refunded.
bottom line, i would not recommend to do business with beachnest rentals or with the owners of the capatains quarters.
PS: very poor communication if dealing with them as well. good to have reviews!!!