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Lorraine Heng

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Charming Pleasure Point Cottage in Prime Santa Cruz location. Dog OK + Parking

103 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Furnished & fully equipped, one bedroom cottage, two blocks from prime surfing

Make yourself at home on Monterey Bay. Listen the sounds of the pounding waves and the beckoning calls of the wild sea gulls as you watch pelicans dive for fish. Immerse yourself in the gentle breezes and smell of the fresh ocean air. Pleasure Point Cottage, on Opal Cliff, between Santa Cruz and Old Capitola is the perfect place to totally relax after a fun filled day of play and exploration.

Our delightful one bedroom, attached cottage is about two blocks from one of the best surfing spots on the west coast! The climate is mild, the scenery is spectacular, and there is always something happening.

Pleasure Point Cottage has its own kitchen with all of the dishes, pots and pans you will need, as well as a coffee pot, microwave, full range, and a side by side refrigerator and seating for three.

The living room has a white leather sectional sofa, plus desk with Internet and cable TV.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower and fresh, clean towels and a hair dryer.

The bedroom has a queen size bed with a new Simons Beauty Rest mattress. The bed is ready with clean linens. Extra bedding is available to create a second sleeping area in the living room if needed.

The cottage even has a small private fenced yard and patio with a bistro set and barbeque.

All utilities, gardener, TV and Wi-Fi and off street parking are provided, as well as a storage area for surf boards and/or bikes.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. He/she will appreciate the fenced yard and walks throughout the dog friendly neighborhood.

The world famous Santa Cruz Wharf and Beach Boardwalk is within three miles of our front door. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world.

If you're ready for more adventure, rent a kayak and check out the sea life in the local harbor and/or estuaries of Moss Landing. Or play a round of golf at Pasatiempo or one of the other many courses in the Monterey Bay Area.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory. The research laboratory, a part of the University of California, Santa Cruz is about 3.5 miles away. Or, drive a little further to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. A day trip is well worth your time.

Visit up to forty-five different Santa Cruz wineries. Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadow Brook Restaurant features 2 to 4 wines from local wineries in a spectacular river front setting. Barrel Tasting & Wine Dinner is held at Bonny Doon Vineyard every Thursday where you can glimpse into the winery & cellar. Barrel tasting is followed by a hosted three-course family-style dinner paired with wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard.

The county is blessed with 14 state parks, including the popular Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, accessible by steam train from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The train will carry you to and through the towering redwoods and back. Check the schedule before you go, as the trains only run on weekends in the fall/winter months. Hiking, biking, riding a train or zip line through the near-by Big Basin Redwood Forest can be lifetime memory. Henry Cowell Redwood Forest and State Park is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. The park has a picnic area above the San Lorenzo River. Anglers fish for steelhead and salmon during the winter (catch and release).

Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its tide-pooling and famous natural rock bridge, feels secluded but is easily accessible from the road. From October through February, this state park is a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary for as many as 100,000 butterflies that are drawn to the mild ocean air and eucalyptus grove.

There are plenty of places in Santa Cruz County to end the day with a glass of wine and a fresh plate of seafood. The pier at the Boardwalk is one favorite places to toast the sunset. In Capitola, the Shadow Brook Restaurant’s fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location adding much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge with live guitar music and happy hour.

If you are interested in reserving our centrally located Pleasure Point Cottage, click on the yellow 'Book It' button. Enter your desired arrival and departure dates; also, the number of people and pets in your group. Get an instant quote; review the terms of the rental agreement; and follow the instructions to proceed with an on-line reservation. Feel free to send questions or a message to the owners. Lorraine or Chris will respond within twenty-four hours.

Keywords: Pleasure Point Beach Cottage, Santa Cruz. Furnished one bedroom, beach house, off-street parking, affordable rates, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, fenced yard, dogs & children welcome, pet friendly, short walk to beach, not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Old Capitola Village, Opal Cliffs, Henry Cowell State Park, Pasatiempo Golf Course, University of California at Santa Cruz.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lorraine Heng (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lorraine Heng

After teaching for thirty-four years and maintaining cars, airplanes and properties for even longer, being parents and grandparents, we have become 'snowbirds'. Creating 'home' along the west coast has been a life long passion. This Pleasure Point Cottage is one of our favorites. It's a place we enjoy coming to for sheer relaxation, and we take delight in creating an affordable vacation option for others.

Lorraine Heng purchased this cottage in 1979

Why Lorraine Heng chose Santa Cruz

We love the ambience, especially the fresh ocean air, the mild climate and natural beauty of Monterey Bay with its powerful surge of ocean waves on the beach. There is a wealth of outdoor activities here, and access to either San Francisco peninsula or Carmel-by-the-Sea is easy from the Santa Cruz area.

What makes this cottage unique

Where else in the world can you, walk out your front door and down the street a couple of blocks to go surfing, comfortably stroll so many beaches, walk the dog through the Light House Field or along the marshes, go deep sea fishing or sailing, go hiking or ride horseback through the nearby redwood forests; or go kayaking in the Elk Horn Slough? A continuing favorite is to watch the otters, birds and sea lions play in the estuary at sun set, while enjoying a fine fish dinner at Moss Landing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place is awesome! We love the closeness to the beach, and the quiet neighborhood. Our dog loved sitting outside on the grass, and the baby loved walks to the beach. We'll definitely return!
Jun 2016
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Charming Pleasure Point Cottage in Prime Santa Cruz location. Dog OK + Parking
average rating of 4.6116505 based on 113 reviews
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No information binder

  • 2 of 5

We have used VRBO for years and have always been happy with the rental. However, we found it stressful not to have any information regarding how to set up the TV, etc. and it would have been so helpful if instructions had been provided. We were asked to place our used towels and sheets in the laundry room, but could not find it in the cottage. Finally someone told us that it was located outside, on the back walkway. It would have been good to know that. All our previous rentals had information binders and even offered tips on good restaurants. Additionally, it would have been nice to have a small table in the LR for drinks and snacks. It was tiresome of have to hold cold drinks in our hands with nowhere to put them as the only furniture was a desk and couch. On the plus side, we appreciated the little fenced in garden for our dog and the location of the cottage is great.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A solid three star VRBO

  • 3 of 5

Generally as described: clean, well stocked kitchen and bathroom; one bedroom; living room wth TV, Cable, Internet, and a sectional sofa; and a small, neat sitting area in front of the cottage..Suitable for a couple. The sections of the sectional sofa in the living room are on coasters. A small child or adult contortionist could sleep on it comfortably. Beyond that there are pads for sleeping in the floor. Accessing the cottage was straight forward and the host responded very promptly to emails.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great little cottage for my nieces wedding and it was just perfect. Two blocks from the beach for a nice walk and no crowds and all we needed with the nice little kitchen and front patio, one bedroom and a nice little living room. Great location and we look forward to a return visit:)

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our needs. We only wish that we could have stayed longer to explore the area. The beach is close and perfect for morning walks with our old dog. The younger dog loved the beach also. We were visiting family in the surrounding area and were not able to take full advantage of the location other than my morning run and then walks with the dogs. We would return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

The location was great - within walking distance of the beach and very close to shops and the boardwalk! It was nice being able to bring our dog as well. Renting a house is the way to go.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect get away...

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a couple of nights away - the cottage was perfect - had everything we needed and loved the location.

Thanks Lorraine!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Norm Minetta San Jose International, or Monterey
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasatiempo Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Roaring Camp open air logging train into redwoo
Nearest Motorway
1.25 Miles
Hwy 1 and Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wharf House, Capitola
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pleasure Point on Opal Cliff
Car: recommended

The cottage is less than two blocks from one of the finest surfing spots on the west coast. It's half way between Carmel By the Sea and San Francisco, on Monterey Bay, close to Old Capitola.

Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of beaches to explore: Cowell's Beach, Steamer Lane, (a favorite surfing spot), Twin Beach, and Castle Beach, are all near the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Driving south from Pleasure Point Cottage, you will find Manresa Beach, La Selva, Capitola Beach, Seacliff Beach (sunken cement ship), Seascape Beach, and Sunset Beach (romance ).

Driving North look for the Santa Cruz Harbor (great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and evening entertainment); discover Light House Field State Beach ( good surfing and great place to walk dogs), Natural Bridges (observe Monarch butterflies), Wilder Ranch Beach (historic site), Davenport Beach (tiny town with a good bakery),and Four-mile Beach (known for beach parties), Scotts Creek Beach, (a favorite for beach combing ) Wadell Creek Beach, a (a good spot for wind-surfing) Bonny Dune Beach and Red-White-Blue (clothing is optional). Come and discover how many beaches you can find to leave your foot prints in the sand!

If you want more adventure: Hike, ride a zip line or train through the beautiful redwood forests of the Santa Cruz mountains. Visit the UCSC Campus, the Monterey Bay Aquarium or play a round of golf. Drive up the coast to San Francisco, and walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll never forget it!


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
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New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
House Keeping $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

A $150 deposit is required to create a reservation. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit. E-checks sent through the secure Reservation Manager system, at least 35 days prior to occupancy, are preferred for the balance due. Additional fees may be incurred for large credit card and/or International transactions. In cases of necessity, the check-in and check-out dates may be adjusted one time. The Deposit is refundable within 10 days of departure, provided the terms of the rental agreement are honored and the cottage is returned in good condition. The deposit is forfeited if the reservation is canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable pad and bedding to create extra sleeping area in living room is available if needed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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