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A 'Stones Throw' to the Beach from This Charming House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

PETS ARE WELCOME BUT RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED AS SHOW IN THE HOUSE RULES. The pet must be reported in the original request and a $50 charge per pet will be applied. If the pet is not reported the charge will be deducted from the deposit.

The location of this property is between the harbor and Capitola. A few short blocks away is Pleasure Point where the surfing spectacles are endless. Our small street is quiet and friendly and parking during the high seasons is limited to homeowners and their guests. The tasteful furnishings will make entertaining a pleasure.

A short drive down the Monterey Peninsula brings you to world class golf courses and the charming seaside towns of Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey. In the other direction a short drive takes you into the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains with small towns nestled in the redwoods along the way. The world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk are 10 minutes away and will give those who enjoy the excitement of roller coasters something to talk about back home.



More Details

Josy or Karen Ryan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Josy or Karen Ryan

A family from the South Bay Area with daughter (property manager) 5 minutes from the beach house and available in an emergency

Josy or Karen Ryan purchased this house in 1984

Why Josy or Karen Ryan chose Santa Cruz

loved the area and the house


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Full size (1), 2 twins 0Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) average size 'pack and play'
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
an outdoor Shower, Front & Back Deck, rooftop deck for wider views.


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A 'Stones Throw' to the Beach from This Charming House
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

amazing house near beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

I visited A Stone's Throw with 3 friends in July 2017 and we had a wonderful time. Karen was a great host, the house was in immaculate condition with all the amenities and plenty of space to hang out, cook, and relax. It's a 5 minute drive to Pleasure Point, one of the best surfing spots I have been to, and a 3 minute walk to a beautiful beach. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's wonderful guests like you that make my job worthwhile. Thank you so much. Karen
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Very nice house near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights with our grown kids. The house is even better than the photos indicate. Nice decor. It had everything we needed. It's a short 3 blocks to the stairs to the beach.

I'd rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Karen was so nice and everything was perfect. The layout is really wonderful for a family. Open kitchen in the center and deck all around. Shhh don't tell anyone so it's open for us when we come back....:)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our best Christmas vacations

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this house. It had plenty of room for all 5 of us and our 2 small dogs. Located one block to the beach, morning walks were awesome. We spent most of our time in the family room sitting by the fireplace and eating good food that was made in the fabulous kitchen. It have everything we needed and more! Thank you Josey and Karen for a wonderful place to celebrate!!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, close to the beach, good price

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, close to the beach, and to shopping, restaurants, with very little traffic noise. The house was comfortable, clean and fairly well appointed, with nice gas fireplace that actually took the chill off on brisk mornings, large fridge, coffee maker, blender, toaster, etc.. The owner left a nice bottle of wine and chocolates for us to enjoy - she was available to answer all my questions before we booked the property and while we were there. We had 5 people staying there with three local family members coming for meals and to hang out - so for 8 people it was a tight fit around the dining table, but room to hang out in the living/dining space. We did have to wash dishes and silverware after almost every meal, because there are not many cups, plates and such. Also had to buy toilet paper and paper towels on our 2nd day there (assumed that sort of item would be provided). Also, some of the beds are very noisy - something to do with the box springs - sounds like you are sleeping on bubble wrap when you roll over!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything Promised and More

  • 5 of 5

We were more than satisfied with our rental property. The owners, Karen and Josey Ryan, were efficient in giving us directions, information about the area, and provided a comfortable and immaculate home. We would highly recommend staying there, and will not hesitate to return if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hook
Pizza My Heart
Oneill Wetsuit Outlet
Capitola City Beach
"Best place for people watching, activities and beautiful beach. Maybe a whale or two?"
Capitola Begonia Festival
Gayle's Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Mr. Kong's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
"Twin Lakes" Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Tide Pools
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunny Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Amazing Sandwiches
Nearest Point of Interest
Bench at the Cliff
Car: recommended

Short Drive from San Francisco and San Jose Airports

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Quotes are good for 48 hours only. All holiday bookings are at High Season rates. New Years, Easter,Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Confirmation of the reservatiion is final when the $300 deposit plus VRBO fees are remitted.

*In the event of cancellation:
*Full refund 45 days in advance
*50 % refund 30 days in advance
**No refunds except cleaning, tax and deposit with less than 15 day cancellation.
***We have no control over the Occupancy tax imposed by the County of Santa Cruz. As of July 1, 2013, the rate is 11% of the rental charge. This charge will be assessed to the tenant.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.