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Joyce Harrington

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Best Beach House Santa Cruz & Capitola - June Discounts!!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Santa Cruz and Capitola - so much to do...

Stroll 5 minutes and you are at the 'Hook' surf location with beach stair access. Walk a little further and you are at Pleasure Point - home of many surfing contests. Several sets of good stairs down to the water.

Walk the other direction and in 2 minutes you are at 'Privates Beach' - you have a private key for access. 10 minutes more and you are in beautiful Capitola Village! ...beach, shops, restaurants...

* 3 miles from Santa Cruz Harbor. Wednesday night sailboats races!

* Close to Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 miles and the famous Boardwalk.

* UCSC 8 miles.

* Nisene Marks State Park - redwood forest - great for biking and hiking -a 10 minute drive.

Wonderful home with ocean views, decks to lounge on, beautiful gardens to stroll through, complete with hot tub and chiminea for toasty fires.

3 bedrooms, each with private bathroom, pilowtop queen beds, quality linens and down comforters. Extra queen bed in family room. Fully equipped kitchen with many William Sonoma kitchen supplies, high end front loading washer/dryer. Kamado ceramic barbecue and cooker. Beautiful decks for lounging and gathering. WIFI.

Garage for one car with bicycles, beach toys and equipment and coolers.

Ready for a carefree and relaxing vacation with friends and family!

Keywords: Beach House at Opal Cliffs, Ocean Views, Surfing, Capitola, Santa Cruz

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joyce Harrington (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Joyce Harrington chose Santa Cruz

I lived and worked in Santa Cruz area for 10 years. My kids attended Soquel schools. Hope to retire back to Santa Cruz !

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

this is our sixth year staying at Opal Cliff Beach House for our summer vacation.....I can't tell you what a wonderful time we have and what it means to our family......the house has everything for us to enjoy our stay....
Jul 2009
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Best Beach House Santa Cruz & Capitola - June Discounts!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great Coastal House

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect setup for 3 small families or couples with 3 bedrooms and their own private bathrooms. for each Amazing garden area in the back with a spa and 2 nice decks to enjoy meals outside. Fully stocked in the house and loved having private access to the beach just a short walk down the road. Great beach house in a great location!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering at Opal House

  • 5 of 5

The Opal House was great. We enjoyed all the amenities included. Location was perfect. We hate to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

I was staying at Joyce's place with family and my cute Bernese Mountain Dog. Joyce's place is fabulous with lots of decks, an amazing garden and a hot tub. The location is also excellent, and close to many restaurants and cafes. Joyce is very prompt and responsive, and it was a pleasure staying at her house. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could need for a relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This beachouse is as comfortable as it is beautiful. It is walking distance to the beach, shopping and restaurants. There was absolutely nothing that we could have needed that wasn't provided- from a vitamix juicer to wet suits! The beds were especially comfortable as were the couches. There was plenty of seating and places to sit and relax outdoors. The front balcony and sunroom had a beautiful ocean view. The hot tub in the backyard was wonderful and secluded in a lush green gardenlike setting. We recommend this home highly for families and extended families.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My large extended family met for Easter weekend in Santa Cruz. We rented a couple homes and this one was the clear favorite. It was strikingly beautiful, comfortable and accommodating. We cooked the main meal here for 18 (with permission to host extra guests to allow for reasonable respect for the neighbors) and the kitchen and dining areas were just right. It had everything we needed. Gorgeous views and pleasant places to sit inside and out. It was an easy walk to the neighboring town for morning breakfast at the ocean, the hammock hosted some intimate talks and a few of us took a late night soak in the hot tub. We could not have asked for a nicer place.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful House!!!! We spent 5 nights at this wonderful house for spring break 2016. This house had everything imaginable! While we only had 4 people (myself, husband, daughter, and her boyfriend) - there would have been plenty of room for more people for sure. Everything about this house was special - from every seashell decorations, to the books she left on the tables to read. The homeowner provided instructions for the use of everything in the house and suggestions on her favorite restaurants in the area and things to do and see in Santa Cruz and Capitola. Every appliance was provided - even more than at my own home! There is definitely not enough space here to comment on everything she provided. The beds were super comfy with wonderful sheets and comforters and pillows. Every bathroom and kitchen sink had wonderful hand soap and lotion. An abundance of kitchen dishes and glassware, pots and pans, cleaning products, laundry usage / detergent, towels, hair dryers, music, books, direct tv, bikes & helmets, wet suits, coolers, ..... the list goes on and on. The decorations was beautiful - very nautical and beachy. Everywhere you looked there was something I didn't see from the day before. The yard and decks were wonderful to sit on. The owner literally thought of everything! She even had a filled Britta water pitcher in the fridge along with a yummy white wine gift and bag for shopping. With her suggestions, we walked into town and Capitola for shopping and coffee / breakfast and lunch. We were visiting a friend who lives 20 minutes away and all of his suggestions were the same. The private beach access is awesome. Just about 8 house down the street to the beach w/ key card access. The views on the beach are incredible. Hot outside shower to rinse off when you come back and a nice sit in the hot tub. She really provides the best vacation house / stay. You will not be disappointed in this beach house. Thank you for the wonderful memories!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose, CA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
De La Veaga
Nearest Train
30 Miles
San Jose, CA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Privates Beach
Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 18 2016 - Aug 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Capitola Art and Wine
Sep 16 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $215 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

During summer - weeks are general Monday to Monday, but call
No charge for pets - great fenced yard
$1000 deposit for summer reservations, non-refundable - non cancelable 60+ days, forfeit any deposits
If using the book it now button it will require a credit card for the deposit . When balance is due, select echeck for payment. If credit card is used there will be a 2.5% fee (will be deducted from security deposit)t.
Security deposit is $500. This will be promptly refunded to you after your departure if all is loss, no damage and specifically - no additional persons (above 8 unless authorized), no additional cars over 4 and no extended parties/events. Apologize, but a few negligent persons have caused this. I am at risk of losing my license with Santa Cruz County for a vacation rental if I do not comply with occupancy, car, noise restrictions. Any non- compliance with these clearly explained guidelines will result in full loss of your security deposit and/or you will be asked to leave the premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath
    Den - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , private bath
  • Queen size Beds (4) down comforters, quality linens, Baby Cribs (2) portable
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
key to Privates Beach, just down the street

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