|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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“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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Madeline's cottage was the perfect retreat for our family of four with two small cildren. It's so close to beach access, which was a huge perk for our family. The less we have to load kids in and out of the car, the better. ;-) The accomodations are modest, but had everything we needed. We cooked several meals at the cottage, and the kitchen was fully equiped. The garden out back is lovely, and the patio was a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and unwind at the end of the day. We give Madeline's cottage two thumbs up, and would happily stay again if we make it back to the area.
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning- Stays < 1 Week||$75|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.