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Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia - See & Hear Ocean - Luxurious

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

This luxury second-floor Santa Cruz beach rental located a few houses from the beach exudes Mediterranean charm and offers panoramic ocean views of Monterey Bay. It was recently selected to appear on the show Sweet Retreats, which airs nationally on the ABC Live Well Network. A spacious living room, dining room and kitchen open onto an expansive rear deck. During your days, a short walk, without crossing any streets, leads to the top of a wood, railed stairway to the beach, and an outdoor shower awaits you upon your return. Spend a romantic evening listening to the waves crashing on the beach or drown them out with the surround sound state-of-the-art home theatre system.

Three bedrooms and two baths offer comfortable sleeping in beds for up to seven guests. The master bedroom, which also opens onto the rear deck, includes a gas fireplace and an HDTV. A large walk-in closet provides ample storage for all your travel apparel. Enjoy the wonders of the natural world with stone floors in both bathrooms, granite countertops throughout, and three radiant skylights.

This newly remodeled Santa Cruz beach house has insulated walls and double-pane windows, which will allow you to sleep peacefully even if the kids are still awake. So that you don’t lose touch with the outside world, high-speed wireless and wired internet are provided, in addition to HD cable. Finally, a high-efficiency washer and gas dryer will ensure that your clothes come home just as clean as they were when you arrived.

Our vacation home is packed with everything you will need to enjoy your escape, including: five beds; hypoallergenic comforter for each bed; two complete baths with granite countertops and stone floors and walls; a 55 inch 1080P LCD TV and 5 speaker in-ceiling surround sound in living room; a 40 inch 1080P LCD TV in master bedroom; Blu-Ray Players for each TV, allowing for viewing both Blu-Ray Discs and DVDs; beautiful gas fireplaces in both living room and master bedroom; a smartphone connection to the speakers in living room; a fully stocked kitchen that includes a refrigerator, a dual fuel range, a dishwasher and a microwave; and a dining room that accommodate six people at a table and three at a bar.

We are located 40 minutes south of the San Jose Airport and 1.5 hours south of the San Francisco Airport and 30 minutes north of Carmel and Monterey. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is about a 10 minute drive; ride the historic Big Dipper and enjoy a great family outing. The Santa Cruz harbor is just over a mile to the west, where you can check out the lighthouse and some nice restaurants. Pleasure Point, where you can experience some of the best surfing in the United States, is only a short mile away. Capitola is less than 3 miles to the east; take a walk down the pier or cruise around the local shops.

We look forward to your escape to our relaxing and beautiful Santa Cruz vacation rental beach house on Monterey Bay.

Keywords: Upper Unit in Duplex

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About The Owner

After visiting Santa Cruz for years, we decided to purchase a property here. It is a fun place for families and couples, and a short escape from the Bay Area. We like being near the beach, and enjoy boogie boarding, body surfing, kite flying and other water activities. We also enjoy the other local amenities, including Capitola, the harbor and the Boardwalk. In addition, Monterey and Carmel are only an hour away.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2007

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz County

We love our area because it feels like a beach community. Our vacation rental is only a few doors from a terrific beach and located along a bike path. Since street parking during the summer is restricted to local homeowners and guests, the beach is not very crowded. The property needed a great deal of work when we purchased it, shortly after returning from a trip to Italy, and we spent most of 2008 remodeling. We decided that a Mediterranean theme was a good fit for the structure.

What makes this villa unique

We like being close to the water, and that is how we feel when at our property. Not only do we have terrific views of the beach and the surf, but we can also hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing on the beach. It is very relaxing.


Santa Cruz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each of the bathrooms has natural stone floors and shower walls.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia - See & Hear Ocean - Luxurious
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews

Amazing place and GREATlocation!

  • 5 of 5

We really like this neighborhood in Santa Cruz and have stayed in other rentals before but for this trip we had 2 additional guests with us so we needed a larger place. I am SO happy we found Allegra Villa Alla Spiappia. Ed is great to work with and the gave clear instructions for our trip. The house is amazing - super clean, great lay out, ocean view, and very comfortable for all our guests (4 adults, 2 young kids). The beach is only a few minutes walk away!!! We spent most of our time at the beach with the kids. The outdoor warm shower is a great idea and the kids were happy to wash off the sand outside.

We really appreciated the stocked kitchen (not needing to buy oil or foil or salt... etc.). We played board games from the games cupboard. We had a great trip and will hopefully return in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid-Atlantic region

Great place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia was a wonderful place for my husband and me, from the East Coast, to meet our son and 8 year-old granddaughter, from the Pacific Northwest. The apartment was spacious, with beautiful woodwork and two cozy gas fireplaces, and its many windows made it bright, even on a gray afternoon. You could see the nearby beach and the ocean from the deck, and it was a nice place to sit at night to listen to the waves and watch the stars. The kitchen was well appointed with dishes, cookware and appliances; the dining and sitting areas were comfortably furnished; and there was a stock of DVDs and games on hand for children and adults. The master bedroom was a large suite, a nice retreat from the open living area. The location of the apartment was convenient for enjoying the beach or sightseeing and visiting towns along the coast. Ed, the owner, was very responsive - from our first inquiry to following up with us on our return home - and he made us feel like welcome guests. We've rented several homes in the US and Canada for extended family gatherings, and the Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia fit all our vacation needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The unit is the entire top floor of a two story duplex, which I own. A single professional currently rents the downstairs one bedroom unit. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia was a wonderful place to stay for our family vacation. My husband, myself, and our five daughters (ages 10-19) stayed in this lovely home for eight days. First, location was perfect. We wanted to experience several locations in the Monterey Bay area from San Francisco to Point Lobos & Carmel. This was a perfectly central location. Hearing and watching the ocean in our down times made for a perfect balance of rest & play. The view was both beautiful and peaceful! The beach is an easy walk and had cute dogs playing with their owners. Nearby Santa Cruz was fun and upbeat while Capitola was laid back and friendly. Second, the home was immaculate. I am a very picky renter. We have several allergies, including food allergies; so I spend hours perusing reviews and photos to fine the best fit for us on our travels. Ed's place was one of the most clean, well organized, well equipped, and clearly loved places that I have stayed in (I've rented in several US states and in Europe). Finally, the owner, Ed, was fantastic. Communication is key and Ed is an excellent communicator. He wants both his home and your vacation to be valued and well cared for...and I couldn't appreciate that more! He was very reliable and helpful with communication before, during and after our stay. We only wish we lived closer so that we could rent it more often!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I from San Diego met our daughter, son-in-law and three kids under 3 from the Bay Area for a mini-family reunion. The Allegra Villa Alla Spiaggia was exactly as described and pictured. The owner, Ed, was accessible via email and texts. The property is in beautiful condition and the size was perfect for our family. The area around the property was quiet and peaceful. We especially enjoyed the non-wood burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. The warmth they provided was especially welcoming since the weather was cool and rainy. The kitchen had everything we needed to provide all three meals every day of our stay. The ocean was a short walk a block away and we enjoyed the sound and view of the waves crashing on the shore. We DEFINITELY recommend this property and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod, MA

Beautiful condo. Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week. The condo is immaculate, the ocean views are beautiful and the place is very comfortable. The living room is open to the dining area and kitchen, making it a good place to entertain guests. The kitchen is very well equipped which we liked because we enjoy cooking. We used the outdoor grill, too, which was clean and easy to use. The location is great, easy to get to the harbor as well as Capitola. Our son and his wife and 2 small grandchildren live in Santa Cruz, so it was perfect place to meet, go to the beach, have a family dinner and enjoy life. The beach is literally a half block from the house. The owner is very attentive and easy to contact should a problem arise. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. In fact, my vacation rental unit is not a condominium, but instead the entire top floor of a duplex. I own the entire building. A single professional currently rents the downstairs one bedroom unit. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Fabulous girlfriend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Four girlfriends for over 53 years from the same high school get together in Santa Cruz annually. This is absolutely the best house and location ever! The owners take pride in sharing their home. It's well appointed with all the amenities. We cooked in, played cards, shared memories, laughing and crying all while listening and watching the waves crashing on the shore outside. It was convenient to restaurants, shopping and beach combing. Thank you, Ed, for your attentiveness to all our needs. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Pleasure Point


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Shoulder Peak
May 24 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Peak Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year
◦Minimum seven night booking from Saturday to Saturday in July and August
◦Weekly rate: $2790
◦Three to six night rate: $420 per week night; $450 per weekend night
◦Two night rate: $490 per week night; $520 per weekend night

Non-Peak Season: Labor Day - Memorial Day, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year
◦Weekly rate: $2250
◦Three to six night rate: $340 per week night; $365 per weekend night
◦Two night rate: $410 per week night; $435 per weekend night

Check in is 3 p.m. and check out is 11 a.m.

Any transaction fees incurred by owner because of a guest making payment via credit card or PayPal will be passed on to the guest. These fees can be avoided by paying with a check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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