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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Casa La Sirena, Charming Mexican Style Beach Cottage on Opal Cliff
average rating of 4.890625 based on 64 reviews
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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Nevada City, CA

Great location, comfortable layout, very clean

  • 5 of 5

Casa La Sirena was perfect for our family weekend attending a wedding. The location is very convenient to the beach, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, and Soquel. The private beach is dog friendly and great for watching surfers. There is a secluded back yard and a place to sit on the front porch, which we enjoyed as well. Wish we could have stayed longer! The owners were very prompt, informative, and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house, nice front yard, some problems

  • 3 of 5

We had a very nice visit and the home was the perfect size for our little group of 2 adults and 3 children. My husband and I were prepared to love the entire experience and upon arrival we loved the look of the place. The kids loved the decor in the rooms however we found the house lacking in some of the basics that we would have expected. The bathrooms were tiny and there was absolutely no counterspace in the master bath. No dishwasher so we spent some time washing huge deal except that when we checked out we were expected to wash the dishes and put them away. I would certainly hope the people who rented before were clean but just in case we felt compelled to wash all the dishes we used prior to using them. In addition, the remotes for the WII were out of batteries and the only television available was Netflix which certainly didn't carry the Summer Olympics. We didn't care about cable tv but thought for sure there would be local channels available. Lastly, the night prior to leaving we went through making sure we had all the random socks, swim suits ,etc and found that the floors under the sofa and beds were very dirty.

We did love the access to the private beach and our grandchildren are still talking about seeing the nude gentleman on the other side of the stairs. I was thinking that the nude beach might have been a little more secluded but...go figure.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you and your three grandchildren enjoyed your 4 days stay at Casa La Sirena. In the six years of business, we have only received compliments on the cleanliness of the house, appreciation for all the extra amenities, and quick response to any concerns/special accommodations. We will continue to monitor and maintain our cleanliness standards and amenities to all of our guests. We do provide the rental with many extras including batteries, etc. which are all listed in the information book. We have now placed an extra set of batteries with the Wii station accessories. We are in the process of raising our rates for the first time in six years to provide Directv. Although we provide access to the neighborhood gated beach, any issues on the beach should be addressed to the gate guard. Thank you for your feedback.
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Aloha Island Grille
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Betty's Burgers
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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25
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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