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FREE NIGHTS IN THE FALL! Pajaro Dunes Condo. Views to Monterey. Ground Floor.

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Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ground level - big views, 2 bedrms, sleeps to 6, 2 luxury baths, & more


As soon as you step in the door of this ground level condominium, you've begun to relax.The large picture window with views of both the river and the ocean, and the shoreline of Monterey in the distance, are always visible from the living area (open style living room, a kitchen and dining room).


From the 2 sofas in the living room you can read peacefully, light a fire (on cool nights or in the winter), or watch a movie.

If you chose to cook, you don't have to be away from the outdoor views and can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare happy hour for the beach or to put on the salmon for dinner. The glass doors off the living room take you to the deck, where you'll likely enjoy most meals. (The pelicans usually provide fascinating entertainment.)

The master bedroom, with California king bed and television, has its own full bath. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, sofa and trundle bed. There is a blow-up double mattress. Washer and dryer. Electric grill. Internet access.

The community includes tennis courts, basketball courts and lots of riding, walking paths.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Lauri Pastrone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
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October 24, 2016
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About Lauri Pastrone

John and Mary Pastrone bought Pelican 75 in the 1960s so their 3 young sons could enjoy beach weekends and escape the heat of the San Jose area. Today, a 3rd generation of grandchildren enjoy the same surroundings their parents did 40 years ago. The property is currently managed by Lauri Pastrone, one of John and Mary's three daughters-in-law.

Lauri Pastrone purchased this condo in 1968

Why Lauri Pastrone chose Santa Cruz County

It's the ideal location at Pajaro Dunes. Quiet and private... in between the ocean and the river... with massive views of the ocean, river, and sand dunes. And it's ground level so that families can be indoors and out but still be together.

We have upgraded and updated over the past 5 years, including 2 full master bathrooms with dual showers, new furniture and many extras. And we have the best cleaning team in Pajaro Dunes.

What makes this condo unique

Fully stocked with everything you could possibly need.... from kitchen gear to beach gear... all you have to bring is your food and clothing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Pelican 75. You have a great place at a beautiful location. My family and I hope to make more trips there in the future.
Jan 2014
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FREE NIGHTS IN THE FALL! Pajaro Dunes Condo. Views to Monterey. Ground Floor.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 46 reviews

Great Location, beautiful views, comfortable space!

  • 5 of 5

Girls Weekend! Great place to relax and catch up. Comfy and Cozy condo. Everything you needed the condo had from the beach chairs to the stocked cabinets. The owner was a pleasure to talk to and very accommodating. Steps from the beach and everyone you came across was so nice. Would definitely book this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A beautiful, well-equipped getaway on the Monterey Bay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed very comfortably with four people (three adults, one child) and didn't want to come how. The views of the slough and the bay are stunning at all times of day, and the condo is so well equipped it was easy to makes meals, play games and just relax. Lauri was a pleasure to interact with and provided all the info necessary for a successful trip. Highly recommended as a getaway or a gateway to Monterey and Santa Cruz...

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. Updated bathrooms were wonderful. Wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful and beautiful escape

  • 5 of 5

Pelican 75 is a truly lovely condo that welcomes you to just sit back, unwind and find some peace. A great weekend getaway. We have visited twice this year already and plan to return again soon. We also used it as a great base to visit Monterey and Santa Cruz attractions.

The full view of the dunes from the living room is gorgeous and invites you to be still and just listen to the songs of the many beautiful 'pajaros' roaming the dunes. The property is very comfortable and clean and with every amenity you need. It has a charming yet laid back feel to it- constantly inviting you to just "chill out". We made full use of the kitchen and cooked a number of meals. There are no decent restaurants close by but we knew that going in and just wanted to enjoy family time either at the beach or in the condo. Morning walks on the beach are glorious. In the evening, a major highlight was taking our beach chairs down the beach path and then having a glass of wine as the sun sets.......blissful! The master bedroom is very spacious and looks out to the dunes and sea. The second bedroom has a more "closed in" feel but perfect for kids and is spacious. The owners share their various beach chairs and toys and many board games - which was a delight for our two boys. The two bathrooms are a highlight - the double shower a real treat! The grounds around the condo are great for scootering and biking.

Highly recommend this rental - owners were also a delight to deal with!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Clean and quiet condo with great views

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed here for a couple of nights mid-week as we were visiting friends in the area. The condo complex is right on the dunes/beach in a very quiet location. Pelican 75 is a ground floor condo with patio doors opening onto a small deck which is right on the dunes. The beach is a stone's throw away. The approach to the condo (and the units overall) looks a little tired and dated but once inside, this condo is clean with a layout that suited us perfectly. The second bedroom has two single beds and a sofa - plenty of room for my two kids. There were loads of toys/games in the condo for them too. And they had their own bathroom. The master bedroom looks out onto the dunes and has its own great bathroom. Both bathrooms look like they were very recently updated and were very clean. We couldn't get the TV DVD player to work and the internet is patchy, but these were little niggles that did not in any way interfere with what was a great stay. We would stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place and beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Pelican 75 and we loved it, again. The owner was very helpful and responsive. The condo is on the beach and our three boys loved playing in the sand right outside the door. The view of the ocean is absolutely beautiful. Everything is neat, clean and well maintained and we had everything we needed to make meals at home. We highly recommend this condo to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose or Monterey
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Pajaro Dunes is a gated beach community of the Central California Coast. Monterey and Carmel and 17-Mile Drive are all under 40 minutes away to the South. Santa Cruz is 20 minutes north. Watsonville offers all the shopping and restaurants a traveller needs should you never want to leave the beach town. The beaches of Pajaro Dunes are surprisingly private. Many sunsets can be taken in quietly and with a feeling of solitude. The bird watching at Pajaro is known worldwide. It is a protected site for nesting of Snowy Plovers.

It's easy to spend lazy days on the beach and venture out to Phil's for just caught salmon and snapper in the evening. Or, enjoy Mexican food at The Whole Enchilada at Moss Beach, both under 15 minutes door-to-door.


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Tax Rate 11.0%

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Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower / jets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double shower / jets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a double blow-up mattress available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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