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Michael Dini

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Luxurious, Incredible Ocean Views, Great Beach, Families

17 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms inc family room, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

**SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS** Relax and rejuvenate in our beautiful upscale Mediterranean home. The Great Room is expansive and light filled featuring panoramic ocean views of Monterey Bay, an Italian fireplace, and comfortable furniture. RELAX and DE-STRESS to the sound of waves and smell of ocean breezes from the comfort of your living room, SUNBATHE on the deck, or grab your surf board and hop across the street to SURF the famous waves of 'The Hook' at Pleasure Point. After a day at the beach, walk a few steps home, take a warm rinse in the outdoor shower and a long soak in YOUR PRIVATE JACUZZI surrounded by bougainvillea.

Prepare dinner in your gourmet kitchen while watching the waves and the surfers. Step outside to the garden for some fresh organic lettuce for your evening salad and fire up the grill on the deck next to the kitchen. If your not in the mood to cook, stroll around the block for a choice of sushi, chinese, mexican, or a slice of that famous Pleasure Point Pizza.

Or work up a real appetite with a walk to quaint Capitola by the Sea (10 min.) for an array of appetizing restaurants. (you can walk there on the beach at low tide) Speaking of low tide, we have incredible minus tides which afford hours of exploring in tide pools, searching for star fish and sea anenomes. The kids love this!

End your day relaxing on the deck, listening to the pounding surf while watching the sunset followed by the moon rise. Awake the following morning to an incredible sunrise and a cup of steaming coffee or tea and get ready for another exquisite day in paradise.

Beautiful sunrises and moonrises over the ocean can be had from the comfort of YOUR LUXURIOUS CALIFORNIA KING BED in the master suite. The master bath features double sink, double shower, and large soaking tub. Other 3 guest rooms feature queen size beds.

Keywords: Beach house, Oceanfront, ocean view, sea view,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Dini (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Dini

Matt and Michael Dini

We love sailing, golf, world travels, and good friends.

Michael Dini purchased this house in 1992

Why Michael Dini chose Santa Cruz

We wanted to enjoy an easy, relaxed lifestyle so we built a sunny and spacious beach house. We love to play on the beach year round, whether it is sunbathing and boogie boarding or bundled up for long walks and tide pool exploring. The neighborhood is friendly and we can walk or bike to many restaurants and the grocery store. We feel like everyday is a vacation!

What makes this house unique

Pleasure Point is an International Surf destination. While you are here, you can surf right out your front door, then enjoy a warm outdoor shower and a hot tub. In July the famous wharf to wharf race goes right by the house. You can stay above the crowd and enjoy the band and street party from the deck or pop outside into the party. On the fourth of July you can view the fireworks from the deck. But usually it's pretty quite around here, easy to unwind and just be grateful for a beautiful life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed a great week at your house. We used it as a base for trips to Oakland A's game, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and Hearst Castle. We watched Fireworks from the balcony on the 4th of July. You have a great spot for people watching. Advice to future guests, if you choose to solve the berry jigsaw puzzle, be sure to start early in your stay so you're not up late finishing it like we were!
Mar 2009
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Reviews

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based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxurious, Incredible Ocean Views, Great Beach, Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Fantastic location and family friendly property

  • 5 of 5

After worrying we were slightly outside Santa Cruz, we realised quickly we had the best of both worlds with this location. Close enough to walk to Capitola and enjoy the restaurants and beach, whilst within easy driving distance of the Boardwalk. Local beaches directly across from the house were empty even in high season and the atmosphere with the surfers and skateboarders everywhere made for a unique experience. The house itself was perfect with a great hot tub and we too got a rose from the lovely neighbour across the road!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Santa Cruz. The house is beautiful and well maintained. There's great separation of space, with the master suite on the top floor along with the kitchen and a welcoming lounge/family area. The other bedrooms are on the first floor. It was perfect for our group, consisting of two families with kids. The ocean views are spectacular. The hosts are great, and very attentive to questions. The neighbors are so friendly - one neighbor actually brought us roses from his garden! Most definitely would come again! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent property, great location, highly reccomend!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a fantastic property - well placed, minutes from the beach and a short walk into Capitola.

The house itself is large and spacious with everything one might need.

The owners were great - available should we have needed anything!

Loved our trip to Santa Cruz - couldn't have asked for more from the VRBO.

Highly recommend and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we had hoped for and more. The house is well cared for, well equipped and the perfect location. My entire family enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere, the beautiful ocean views and lovely landscaping. We walked to Capitola for beach fun, shopping and dining out. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a relaxing beach retreat. We even enjoyed the evening fog! Happy!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We DID NOT want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! Very easy, short, casual walk to the beach across the street. Street is one-way and NOT busy. Bring your surfboard, too! Great beginner to intermediate waves. Great skimboarding as well. Super friendly locals! Neighbors on this private street are wonderful also.

Rode bikes to grocery store, shops, and restaurants within 1-2 mile radius. Bike friendly town.

House is clean and roomy for 10 (6 adults & 4 kids). Kitchen well stocked and equipped. Ocean views from large upper floor balcony/patio deck enough for all of us to sit, eat, drink, grill, play games, and enjoy family time.

Finally, Michael was FABULOUS to work with. Very helpful and welcoming! Would come back again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Breathtaking. Pictures do not do this home justice.

  • 5 of 5

I frequently rent from VRBO for special occasions/holidays. This particular home was a surprise. I saw the pictures and it looked nice enough, but when I got there...WOW! The kitchen is stocked with everything a good cook would need, and then some! The views of the ocean were stunning! There is a Zen like quality with the pretty landscaping and layout of the home.

My daughter (marine biologist) lived in Santa Cruz for several years so we know the Santa Cruz area well. Not only are the neighbors really friendly and helpful, this happens to be by one of our favorite beaches!

I hosted a gathering for my daughters graduation and our guests were asking about how to book this home. I personally cannot wait until the winter season as I think this is the perfect place to watch a storm!

You add all this to the fact the owners are lovely people and very accommodating. I rank this at the top of my VRBO list!

The only negative is that I hesitated writing a review as I would kind of like to keep this find to myself!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
san jose or Monterey

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$4,550
 
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,300
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

5 night minimum over Holidays
All prices are subject to change until confirmed.
$250 Cleaning Fee

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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath has deep soaking tub, 2 sinks and double shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 queen , Queen Futon , sectional sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Queen Futon (1) Queen Air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two Fireplaces, Family room with Large Cable TV, DSL w/802, 11 wireless local network, CD Player with Extensive CD Collection, Full Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Convection oven, Cooking Utensils, Spices, & Staples provided, Basketball hoop

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