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Six doors from the Beach! Dog friendly, elevator avail for handicapped

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms Plus +++ Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 - 10)

This spacious 3700 sq. foot custom designed contemporary home is nestled in lush tropical gardens with a beautiful waterfall and koi pond. It is the perfect place to get away and enjoy Santa Cruz. It features high vaulted ceilings with skylights, including a great room for cooking, dining and entertaining. Master Suite with King bed is on the 3rd floor. Queen bedrooms on ground floor. Beautiful marble Bathrooms.

The back yard has lots of seating, a wood fireplace, dining table with umbrella and a hot tub! (please all children must be supervised). We are dog friendly (with permission) and accessible via an elevator (request in advance).

Our Pleasure Point Beach House is the perfect destination for romantic getaways and family fun vacations. You can head south to Carmel for a romantic dinner, or take the kids to the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Or to our local Beach Boardwalk. Free Water Taxi service is a lovely way to tour the Harbor - Memorial day to Labor day.

We feature radiant heated floors, lots of windows, views of the ocean from the top floor. Marble and granite through out. The kitchen is well equipped for several cooking and prepping at once. See our 37 Five Star Reviews!!!

More Details

Monica Bowman, Monica and Kalika Bowman - Owners
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Monica Bowman, Monica and Kalika Bowman - Owners

Monica Bowman

This is my favorite beach neighborhood. you can feel everyone having fun and relaxing. I love walking these beaches and watching our amazing surfers and enjoying the great shops, cafe's and restaurants.

Call my Manager Irene at (831) 818-1688

Monica Bowman, Monica and Kalika Bowman - Owners purchased this house in 2005

Why Monica Bowman, Monica and Kalika Bowman - Owners chose Santa Cruz

This is Pleasure Point! Who wouldn't want to be here, located within walking distance to some of the best beaches and surf spots on the west coast! We are so lucky to be here, to feel the ocean air and enjoy this amazing custom designed home. It is architecturally unique and beautiful. Everything from the custom copper, decorative etched glass windows, handmade stainless steel banana leaf railings, the solid book matched marble throughout the whole home. Many of the light fixtures are hand blown in Italy. The art work is done by local artists. Lovingly cared for, for you to enjoy~

What makes this house unique

This LUXURIOUS HOME provides every comfort we can think of for our guests. You can relax indoors or outdoors in the tropical yards, the soft water system through out the home leaves your skin and hair feeling great! Ipod stations on every floor. Ask for a 30 pin to Lightning adapter to borrow. Every comfort is thought of :)


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Hot Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • California King in Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds (6) in other bedrooms. Plus comfy single futons. 2 Play n Packs are available for your infant's use. 15 lb max.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide two guest safes in the bedrooms for your valuables. Soft water through out our home is great for your skin and hair! Radiant heating under the marble floors with individual heating controls in each room. Intercom system in each room. IPOD decks in rooms. Filtered water in kitchen with instant filtered hot water in kitchen. Super raised ceilings with skylights, Reflective mirror tinting on all windows...keeps house cool and insures your privacy, Extra thick windows to keep outside sound out and inside sound in. Game table with roulette; black-jack; and craps in upstairs living room. Original photography & paintings by local artists. Foosball table, Darts and lots of games for the kids.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Six doors from the Beach! Dog friendly, elevator avail for handicapped
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Don't let the outside fool you

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house 4 months ahead of time and drove by it at least twice before our stay. Each time we were concerned... almost renter's remorse because other than the pond in the front, it doesn't look very large or modern. But once we got the keys, this house is amazing. Attention to detail. Very spacious. Very impressive.

Unfortunately it rained all weekend so we didn't get to enjoy the beautiful backyard.

Dog friendly. Close to the walking and biking trails. This house was the perfect size for 12 of us but easily could have fit 16 comfortably. The elevator came in handy transporting the ice chests. Overall, we had a great time and would recommend this for a large group.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Birthday celebration: Nov. 10 - 13, 2016

  • 5 of 5

My children, grandchildren and I loved this beautiful house in the perfect location for us surf lovers!

It is well-appointed, roomy, great kitchen with all needed items. Lovely fire pit and Jacuzzi in the back yard, too. We biked to the nearby charming village and explored neat shops and restaurants.

We would definitely recommend this home for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house was the perfect spot for our family reunion. Although the photos on Web site show that it is nice, they actually didn't do it justice. It had all that our family needed to really enjoy time in Santa Cruz--location, roominess, great kitchen, all amenities, pleasant decor... An ideal place for surfers, but also great for people who just want to relax by the ocean. Our dog liked it, too!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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June 15th -22nd 2016

  • 5 of 5

y family enjoyed a week long visit to Santa Cruz with a one day trip to the Boardwalk, a short drive from this home. The rest of the time we spent at the 3 beaches that are a short walk from the home. The little ones enjoyed the hot tub each night before bed. It is small but worked great for us. Short walk to a corner store & short drive to Costco. Great home, great beached.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The true jewel of Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

As someone said below, the pictures show that the house looks nice, but they don't do justice to how nice it really is.

Everyone had an amazing time, both enjoying the many spaces in the house, as well as going to the beach just a few steps away.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning House and location

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed. The place is better than the pictures show and the location is perfect. A Christmas Eve we will not forget

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Easter Holiday
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning(starts at $250) $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please no loud music or loud conversation outside (esp. on front balcony please) after 10pm.
Security Deposit is $1000+ (postdated for check out date). This check is not cashed and is returned marked VOID if there are no damage to the house or property. First group to return signed Contract and payment via check or credit card gets the dates.

Payment due at time of booking. Payment plan may be considered (please ask). Payer must be named on the Contract. 2.5% fee for MasterCard or Visa. 3.5% fee for AMEX credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Delaveaga Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pleasure Point/Rockview/30th Ave/26th Ave walking
Car: recommended

The famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just minutes away. Mountain terrain flows seamlessly to beach life. The Mystery Spot you must check out! Roaring Camp's train/amusement picnic area. Henry Cowell State Redwoods hiking trails and camping. Big Basin Giant Redwood forests. Tennis clubs throughout town, Off road Automobile terrain park, world class golf courses nearby. Also, did you know we have a zip line?

If you are wondering what's happening in Santa Cruz or are interested in local real estate ask Monica for references 831-818-2435


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