House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)
About Hugh Forrest
Hugh moved to Santa Cruz in 1973 to attend UCSC, and never left! Marylou was brought up in Santa Cruz, and has been a nurse at the local hospital her entire working life.
Hugh Forrest purchased this House in 1991
Why Hugh Forrest chose Opal Cliffs
Our cottage is set well off the street, so there is almost no street noise, yet we are in an ideal location for walking, surfing, or cycling; and a short walk to shopping and dining. We live next door to the cottage ourselves because we think this is the best location in the county!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Opal cliffs getaway
What a gem. Steps from a sandy beach and surf breaks. This clean cute guesthouse was a great getaway for our family of 3.
Loved this little cottage! It's super cute, clean, and such a great location. The owners were friendly and nice and their dogs were super sweet. We would totally stay here again.
The inside is beautifully designed and the aiE was great. We didn’t like how the windows didn’t have blinds on them. It was a decoration choice to keep the space open but it made it so you didn’t feel like you had much privacy and the owners could just walk by with their dogs at any moment. They didn’t. But we get as though they could have. Because after all. It’s their house. The backyard was beautiful and the dogs were quite friendly.
One of our favorite places to stay ever! Hugh and Marylou were great and the pups Cooper and Maya were the highlight of the trip! The most amazing garden as well!
Nice surprise in Capitola Beach...
Little converted out building was really nice with two good size bedrooms, very nice kitchen and comfy living area. Very close to walk to beach or downtown. 10 or so minutes from Santa Cruz. Nice restaurants and lots of little shopping right nearby. Hosts are very nice but give lots of privacy. Dogs super friendly and not barkers at all
Delightful weekend at Madeline's cottage!
Three of us stayed three nights (Friday - Monday). The property was even better than the photos. We had fun relaxing, exploring, and enjoying the Santa Cruz & Capitola area. Our hosts were perfect. Everything we needed was there and the garden/patio was exceptional ... as were the friendly dogs! We'll be back.
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.