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1Bdrm Pleasure Point Cottage Close to Santa Cruz Beaches With Off-Street Parking

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Furnished. fully equipped 1 bedroom cottage, 2 blocks from prime surfing, dog OK

Our delightful one bedroom, attached cottage is about two blocks from one of the most popular surfing spots on the west coast! The climate is mild, the scenery is spectacular, and there is always something happening. A surfing school is close by for beginners. Observation of the wave action and the view of Monterey Bay, combined with the sound of crashing waves and the fresh air is invigorating!

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.

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

The bathroom has a walk-in shower, 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, perfect for well behaved dogs, and a patio with a bistro set and barbeque.

All utilities, gardener, TV and Wi-Fi and off street parking are provided.

We have off-street parking and a storage area for surf boards and/or bikes that is shared with another cottage.

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).

Natural Bridges State Beach, in Santa Cruz is known for its tide-pooling and famous natural rock bridge. It 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.

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of UCSC is about 3.5 miles from the cottage. Or drive south (about 45 minutes) to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s 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

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Santa Cruz 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. Hiking and/or biking through Big Basin Redwood Forest is a 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).

If you're ready for more adventure, rent a kayak and check out the sea life in the local harbor and/or estuaries at Moss Landing.

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 of our favorite places to enjoy breakfast or toast the sunset.

The Shadow Brook Restaurant in nearby Capitola is a wonderful place for a special dining experience. Fragrant gardens and rustic creek-side location add much to the ambience, not to mention a quaint cable car that takes you down to the restaurant and lounge to enjoy live guitar music and happy hour.

To stay at the cottage and experience some of the thrills of the CA central coast, 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. For technical assistance with the reservation call 1 877-228-3145. If you have questions or would like to talk about the cottage call Lorraine, 831 345 4721.

More Details

Owner
Lorraine Heng
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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

Thank you so much. We enjoyed our stay. The boys loved it. They liked to play ball in the yard. You have a very nice neighbor who retrieved a ball from her yard for them. : ) We appreciated the floor mats for them to sleep on. We also loved that we could bring our little dog. She is blind and we hate to leave her behind.
Nov 2016
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(115 traveler reviews)

1Bdrm Pleasure Point Cottage Close to Santa Cruz Beaches With Off-Street Parking
average rating of 4.5913043 based on 126 reviews
5

Really great little place in a wonderful part of Pleasure Point Capitola /Santa Cruz area!!!...

  • 5 of 5

Such a great little one bedroom place... we really enjoyed our five minute stroll from the cottage down to E. Cliff Dr. to look at the ocean and walk... we will be back thank you so much Lorraine!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Surfing, beach combing, bike riding, dog walking, bird watching . . . it's all here!
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Redding, California
5

Great property, exceptional location and value.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great and the location was incredible, just steps from the ocean. We felt like locals and had a wonderful time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I had a wonderful time staying here. The location is incredible. We took walks down to see the surfers, and also had a great time watching the sun set.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook your meals. The bed was extremely comfortable. The cottage was comfortable and cozy. The front yard was fenced so our dog had a great time hanging out there with us. Thank you Lorraine for sharing your home with us. Hope to come and visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Because of its location, we knew it would be a perfect vacation rental. . . not elaborate but comfortable, convenient and affordable. We appreciate the business. It enables us to continue making upgrades.
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5

AMAZING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for my friend and I! It was very close to everything we wanted to do on our trip and it was also very clean and comfortable! I would love to stay here again in the future and would highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for my friend and I to stay. It was close to everything we wanted to do and it was very clean, and comfortable! We felt right at home and would definitely recommend this rental to anyone that wants to visit the Santa Cruz area!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Best location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect little cottage for two with great location right by Pleasure Point!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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!

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
$3,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

House keeping $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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. Call the owner at 831 345 4721 if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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