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Casa La Sirena, Charming Mexican Style Beach Cottage on Opal Cliff

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Welcome to our casual and charming Santa Cruz vacation rental, Casa La Sirena, located in Santa Cruz along the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our Mexican style cottage with lush tropical gardens offers comfortable accommodations for six people – the home includes three bedrooms and two baths. Free wifi, DIRECTV, and Netflix.

Our home is located a few doors away from a security gated and dog friendly beach on Pleasure Point- world famous surf destination. On prestigious Opal Cliff Drive, a short stroll from Capitola Village (voted one of the “West's 20 Best Small Towns” by Sunset Magazine, March 2009) we are close to boutique shopping, restaurants, entertainment, beaches, surfing, fishing, sailing, golfing, hiking, redwoods, vineyards and more. We are conveniently located 40 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, 1 1/2 hours south of San Francisco, and 30 minutes North of Monterey/Carmel.

Location: Our home is located a few doors away from a security gated and dog friendly beach on Pleasure Point- a well-known surf destination with several consistent, high quality surf breaks. On prestigious Opal Cliff Drive, a short stroll from Capitola Village (voted one of the “West's 20 Best Small Towns” by Sunset Magazine, March 2009). Two blocks from surf shops, surf and bike rentals, restaurants, coffee shops and neighborhood shopping.

Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, located in the northwest corner of the Monterrey Bay Sanctuary, is the original “Surf City” of California, where the ocean and mountains meet to create a unique recreational area. Santa Cruz has a relaxed, friendly and eclectic atmosphere with great beaches, world class surfing, fishing, sailing, kayaking, redwood forests, backpacking and biking trails, great restaurants, organic farms, wineries, golfing and more. Stroll through downtown to shop, dine, enjoy live entertainment and absorb the local vibe. Santa Cruz also features the Beach Boardwalk, the quintessential amusement park on the sand; the City Wharf, where you can fish, shop and enjoy the local seafood and the University of California Santa Cruz, with a student body greater than 10,000.

Nearby: Take a 10 minute drive to Nisene Marks Forest to enjoy serene nature, hike, jog or bike through 30 miles of trails through coastal redwoods. Head up the Santa Cruz Mountains to enjoy the scenery, hike the vast number of trails and visit quaint mountain towns and wineries. Drive forty minutes around the Bay to the cities of Monterrey and Carmel to visit the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, shopping, fine dining or play in world famous golf courses.

More Details

Akemi Chee
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hallway
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master bedroom with full bathroom and love seat, overlooks rear garden. Bedroom 2 with door access to Master Bedroom and to full bathroom in hallway. Bedroom 3 overlooks front garden and access to full bathroom in hallway. Portable crib, stroller and highchair are available upon request for an additional $25.00 No sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 Tv, 2 Blu Ray, Speakers, Directv, Netlix, Wii console with several games and accessories


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Casa La Sirena, Charming Mexican Style Beach Cottage on Opal Cliff
average rating of 4.878788 based on 66 reviews

Great comfortable house in the amazing Opal Cliff neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We had a girls weekend in this wonderfully decorated house. Very comforable home in a fantastic location. The backyard was comfortable and beautifully landscaped. We enjoyed the flowers and plants and lovely smells of jasmine, honeysuckle etc.. the house was very comfortable and perfect for our stay. The location is great, just a few blocks from the private beach of opal cliffs which is beautiful. Make sure all in your group can climb stairs to the beach, but the privacy makes it worth the trip! The owner Akemi was super accommodating and keeps a wonderful supply of beach chairs including two cruiser bikes.. We ended up not using any of it.. but very nice to have. The only areas of improvement would be better and more pots and pans to cook with and larger bowls for family style dining. We made it work and had a GREAT time at this house and will book again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hacienda, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Casa La Sirena. The decor was beautiful, the location was perfect! The home had everything we needed for our family from a high chair to beach accessories. The access to the private beach was wonderful for our young daughters. Capitola was the perfect place to stay to get a small beach town feel while having easy access to Santa Cruz and all it has to offer. The owners were quick to respond to all our questions and needs. Would highly recommend a stay at this property! Thank you for the wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colfax, CA

Charming, cozy and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Capitola to celebrate my sons HS graduation. This was our first time to Capitola. When we arrived at the house, we were so excited to see that everything was as the pictures show. The location of the home is perfect. The rustic Mexican décor is so charming and the lay out of the house was perfect for our group (myself and my husband, my 20 yr. old daughter and her fiancé, my 18 year old son and my 12 year old daughter + two dogs!). We really enjoyed the beach accessories, including the beach chairs, wagon, umbrella, wet suits, skim board, etc. We LOVED the beautiful private beach, and my kids enjoyed skim boarding and boogie boarding 2 minutes from the house(and the beach is dog friendly which was important!). Pleasure point was a great place to cruise the bikes and take in the views. Akemi was very responsive and easy to work with. Kitchen was well equipped, and we cooked almost every meal at home. Again, we had a wonderful 3 days at Casa La Sirena, made a ton of wonderful family memories and will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Perfect for our 18th Annual Girlfriends Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our first Girlfriends Trip to the beach (we usually head to Tahoe), and we could not have picked a better home! Casa La Sirena (House of the Mermaid) was the perfect venue for us! The decor: adorable! The location: perfect, walking distance to town, yet far enough away to keep it quiet and quaint. The private beach: WONDERFUL. La Sirena was beautifully appointed, so cozy, perfect for our group of 6. The backyard was gorgeous. The owner/property manager was wonderful -

very quick to reply to any of my emails. Okay, yes the master bathroom was kind of snug, but it was fine for us! I cannot imagine anyone would be disappointed with this adorable cottage!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple with nice yard

  • 3 of 5

Neighbors look down on you but fine other then that.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We had checked in with you before your departure. We were happy to hear you were enjoying your stay and appreciated the extended check out time. This is the first time anyone has mentioned the neighbors looking down on the rental. There was an incident where the neighbors thought there was a skunk under their window and looked out. We are glad you enjoyed the yard and your stay. Best to you.
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Very comfortable home and great location!

  • 4 of 5

This little Casa was the perfect place for the two of us. The only slight negative was the very small master bathroom.

The place was nicely appointed, very clean and close to the ocean, which made for great walks!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crow's Nest Restaurant
The Penny Ice Creamery
Verve Coffee
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Paradise Beach Grille
The Hook
Harbor Cafe
Dharma's Restaurant
Neptune's Kingdom
Aloha Island Grille
New Leaf Community Markets
Betty's Burgers
Pono Hawaiian Grill
Pleasure Point
Pleasure Pizza
Laili Restaurant
Verve Coffee Roasters
cafe gratitude
Soif Wine Bar & Retail
Naka Sushi Restaurant -- CLOSED
Mr. Toots Coffeehouse
Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room
Marini's Boardwalk
41st Ave Surf Break
Freeline Design Surf Shop
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Seabright Beach
Taqueria Vallarta II
El Palomar
Betty Burgers
Seabright Brewery
Harbor Cafe
Santa cruz surfing Museum
Lighthouse Point Park
Cowell Beach
Steamer Lane
Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
DelaVeaga Golf Course
Nearest Train
36 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1 and 41st Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Nearest Ski
255 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.03 Miles
Private Beach

Other Activities: boutique shopping


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season
Apr 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

No parties/events are allowed on properties. Miniumn age requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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