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Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

“Madeline’s Cottage” is our guest house located on Opal Cliff Drive in the best beach-side micro-climate in Santa Cruz County. We have the best beach weather and the quietest beach location in town!

The cottage is set well off the street just a few doors from gated “Privates” beach (you’ll have use of a gate key during your stay). From here you can hear the waves crash and the seagulls call, and walk or bike to many local attractions: A five minute walk one direction will take you to the dining and night life of charming Capitola Village, five minutes the other direction leads you to the world-famous surfing area of Pleasure Point. Madeline’s Cottage neighborhood offers access to entertainment for every interest.

Maybe you don’t feel like venturing out- or you have little ones and need to stay a bit closer to home? The cottage enjoys use and views of our award-winning garden and yard.

More About the Property: Opal Cliffs is the best neighborhood in town, but maybe you'd like to get out of the immediate neighborhood? The more urban cultural attractions of downtown Santa Cruz are 15 minutes away.

Say you don’t like that 'Downtown' kind of culture? The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and its Giant Dipper roller coaster are also 15 minutes away. The Boardwalk is a quintessential seaside amusement park in a style circa about 1965.

Due to the floor plan of the cottage it is best suited to couples and small families. The kitchen/dining area is light, bright, and roomy, and separate from the family room where the TV is located. The Garden Bedroom has a queen bed and large closet, and looks through a big sliding door onto the garden, while the “Kids” bedroom is smaller and has a (two twins) trundle bed. The bathroom is located off the “Kids” room, so everyone had better be very close friends or family. Overall floor space of the cottage is ample for 4

Madeline’s Cottage is located behind our own personal home on our 1/3 acre lot, so you will not feel wedged in amongst a lot of other vacation rentals, and we take pride in making your stay as pleasant as possible. Our location, while across the street from the beach, does not have an ocean view; you must walk a few doors down for that.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with all utensils, but if you have special needs or interests please let us know. Also, if you have dust allergies and let us know that a bit in advance we can remove all soft-surface flooring from the cottage.

We’re looking forward to your visit!

More Details

Hugh Forrest
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note that since the bathroom is off the smaller bedroom this rental is best suited for couples, small families, or very good friends.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For guests with allergies all soft floor coverings can be easily removed- just let us know in advance. Please be aware that the floor plan- with the bath located off the smaller bedroom- might be awkward for unrelated couples. The smaller bedroom is equipped with a twin trundle bed (ie two twins).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews

Cute. Clean. Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The three of us had a good time in this surprisingly larger-than-I-expected cottage on Opal Dr. Parking was right in front of the cottage. A short walk to Capitola's restaurants and attractions. Cottage was clean, comfortable and quiet. Simple but adequate for our purposes. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seaside, California

An amazing Cottage to stay at!

  • 5 of 5

This was a girls week end for the Capitola Art and Wine Festival and this cottage was just perfect. It easily sleeps 4 people and the location was the best. The cottage was so comfortable and the patio was just awesome. We spent a lot of time out there relaxing. The dogs, Miya & Cooper came to visit us all the time. They were so much fun. Mary Lou and Hugh have thought of everything in this cottage. It was so clean and well stocked. We walked back and forth to Capitola the whole time we were there. Thank you again and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy private cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay for our honeymoon. Comfortable and cozy, it was nice to have a kitchen so you can eat in some too. The location was perfect, quiet neighborhood but within easy walking distance to the beach and restaurants. It was nice that we knew if we had any questions we could ask the owners but they gave us our privacy. The dogs are very friendly! We would stay here again. The cottage is clean and well stocked with the all the basics you would need in the kitchen. Shadowbrook restaurant is a great place for a special dinner, and is a fifteen minute walk from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Coeur D Alene

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. We highly recommend this location and were very impressed with the private beach. The host family was kind and we loved interacting with them and their dogs! We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than expected.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful stay and for the beautiful weather. I love the closeness to the beach and to the village. Your dogs were oh so sweet.

Although we never used the stove, I would love to come back in the winter months to try it out.

We had no time for cooking on this trip.

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet little Cottage in Capitola

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Opal Cliff Cottage. It was just a stroll to all of the action in Capitola. The owners are lovely. They greeted us on arrival and gave us tips about the area. A wonderful family vacation was had!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mineta San Jose (SJC)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pasatiempo or DeLaveaga
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Hiway 1 @ 41st Ave
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

Madeline's Cottage is a short walk to Gayles Bakery, Capitola Village and the surfing beaches of Pleasure Point; as well as to numerous night spots, coffee shops and the main shopping area of 41st Ave.

The attractions of downtown Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are about 15 minutes away by car (or 20 minutes by bicycle), and UC Santa Cruz is about 20 minutes in the car.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, racquetball, wildlife viewing, basketball court, boating, health/beauty spa.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Cleaning- Stays < 1 Week $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

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