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Pajaro Dunes Condo. 5* REVIEWS - Views to Monterey. Ground Floor.

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

Ground level - big views, 2 bedrms, sleeps 5+, 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

Lauri Pastrone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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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Watsonville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 - 3 twin/ single , There's a double blow-up mattress.
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Pajaro Dunes Condo. 5* REVIEWS - Views to Monterey. Ground Floor.
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 50 reviews

Fantastic place to stay in any season

  • 5 of 5

We are so sad to leave! Pajaro Dunes is a perfect place to relax, explore and get to know the Monterey Bay Area. Mornings begin with sun rises that take your breath away. Panoramic views of the pacific and Pajaro river feel like you are in a remote, perfect place. Don't forget to bring your camera and binoculars for the birds and scenery.

Easy drives to Santa Cruz, Monterey, Capitola, Salinas, and Big Sur make this a great base. Watsonville is a town worth exploring for its small town charm and eating gems - Cowboy Cafe, Beach Street cafe offer good, down home breakfasts. Further afield, Aptos BBQ, in Aptos, had the best BBQ ever, the TRI TOP is amazing. It was so good, we had to go back and it did not disappoint.

Condo is fitted out very nicely, a home from home, all you could want ,with lots of books, .DVD's and music to choose from.

The deck offers a perfect place for breakfast, shaded and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful start to a new year

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay here. The location is perfect for a day trip to the aquarium and visit with family in Monterey/Carmel. The view is what sold this place to us, unobstructed views of the dunes, ocean, river. We took our toddler to the beach and used their much appreciated bucket/shovels to play. It's a very short walk to the beach which offers bird watching, shell combing and gorgeous sunsets! Our only dissapointment was that we brought fire logs for a cozy fire at night but the fireplace appeared broken and was taped shut. Being winter, it was too chilly to enjoy the great deck, but this would be ideal for meals in warmer days. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen very well stocked. We were searching for peace and quiet to ring in the New Year and we're very pleased with our choice to stay here! Highly recommend and look forward to another stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and did not want to leave! The condo is very clean, nicely decorated, well laid out and, as the photos show, has beautiful views. We cooked most of most of our meals and found the kitchen stocked with everything you would ever need. Equally important, the beds were comfortable. We had mixed weather which suited us fine as when the sun was out, we enjoyed long walks along the seemingly private beach and when rainy, enjoyed hanging out in the cozy condo with views of both the beach/ocean and the slough. Lots of great bird watching - we especially loved the pelicans. We were there on a girls weekend and I plan on returning with my family of five. Works well for both types of groups.The owner was communicative, accommodating and friendly. I recommend this condo without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

It was a very comfortable place to stay. The house had just about anything we could have needed there. It has a lovely little deck to sit on with a glass of wine and listen to the waves. Very peaceful in Pajaro Dunes. Good beach combing. Basically a private beach in the fall

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Cleaning $95
Tax Rate 11.0%

$95 cleaning fee.

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