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Gabreal Franklin

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, russian

Dramatic Ocean & Lagoon Views, Spa, Gated, Patios and Romance Best! Amazing.

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house

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Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) 3, and 2 Bath rooms (Sleeps up to 11)

COASTVIEW BEACH HOUSE: This property is where you can immerse yourself in the Spa Therapy seats, and watch the moon rise over the lagoon. Sooth yourself with the sound of waves crashing on our Santa Maria beach. Early morning walks often have dolphins playing in the waves, flocks of Pelicans skimming above the surf, and Sea Otters swimming by. In addition to the view of the beach, our property is on Corcorran lagoon, which is a protected bird sanctuary with Herons and many exotic species. Check the reviews - the photos can not do it justice.

Santa Maria beach, which is about 200 level foot steps from our property edge to the sand, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz featuring surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, swimming, fishing and is perfect for long walks. You can watch your family enjoying the beach from the house and patios. One can explore the tide pools to find sea urchins, sea anemones and other sea life.

SPECIAL Summer/Fall 2016 OFFER: Our RATES are REDUCED from $640/night to $580 on weekdays. In some cases, we can allow a one-night rental. Now that we are selling out - we can also sometimes offer $540 for 6 or more nights, or 3+ weekdays between booked weekends! Once a booking is requested, there is a non-refundable $28 Documentation fee. Otherwise, a full refund if 60 days prior to arrival.

Saturdays do not work for a one-night rental.

Our property is usually fully booked between May and September, mostly due to returning guests and this newly reduced pricing. PLEASE NOTE: Our calendar is VERY up to date and accurate, so be sure to check the dates first, and then make an inquiry. Summer months 2013 and 14 were fully booked up. The only time we have MINIMUM STAYS MAY BE over Holidays: July 4th had a 4 day minimum, then notably Thanksgiving, the Christmas- Chanukah Holidays and New Years.

Our location is also close to the fun-filled Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the famous surfing spot Pleasure Point, and 41st Ave where there is a variety of shops and wonderful restaurants. Minutes from Capitola Beach to the south and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor to the north, were you will find sail boats, fishing boats, Seafood Restaurants, beach volleyball, kayaks rentals, and many other Harbor activities.

The property sleeps up to 11 in 3-bedroom, 2-baths. Check in is 3PM and check out 11AM unless by prior written modification. This is a new home in vacation rental, and it is a wonderful find for you. Additionally, there are 2 queen sized sofa futon beds in the living room, and one single day bed. Very unusual location with both the Ocean Views & Corcoran Lagoon Views, we are located just opposite the beach, up a private gated driveway. New Hot Tub Spa has such spectacular views of both bodies of water!! Great and private location, easy level walk to beach, spacious outside slate patio with great beach and lagoon views. Comfortable seating, gas BBQ, with lots of space and nice flowers and new landscaping, with a new patio fire pit. The fenced-in Back yard has an Outside Hot & Cold Shower. Pets OK -with extra pet deposit. Ample Parking. There is a 55" SONY Ultra Hi-Def 4K television in the living room with many cable channels and Blu-Ray DVD and there are another 2 TVs with just DVD players 2 bedrooms, and Wireless High Speed Internet.

Dining Room table can seat up to 10 with a wonderful view of both the Lagoon and the Ocean. The kitchen has a gas stove and oven, a dishwasher, microwave, lots of counter space, complete cooking utensils and dishes. The sink also has a nice view of the Ocean and Beach.

The beach house has a clear view from the beach all the way back into the beautiful Corcorran Lagoon.

A walk on the beach south, even better at low tide, and you can end up in Capitola Village. A mile north to the Yacht harbor and Crows Nest. Another mile and you are at the world famous Board Walk, and getting quite close to downtown Santa Cruz.

There is a shower, basin and toilet for bedroom 3, and a second full bath with shower, tub, basin and toilet for bedrooms 1 and 2.

Full Laundry room with washer and dryer is located between the kitchen and the 3rd Bedroom. An out door shower in the back yard has hot and cold water for returning from the beach.


NEVER Pay for a Vac Rental by Western Union.

Thank you for your interest in our Coastview Beach House. We hope your schedule and our calendar can mesh for your prefect beach vacation destination.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Gabreal Franklin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, russian

About Gabreal Franklin

Owner. This beach home was one of the first properties right on beautiful and quiet Corcorran Lagoon. The road is private and gated, so only the cars of the residents are able to come in. This beach is wonderful, large and you can always find a nice place to be as comfortable as possible. Easy access to the sand too, as it is only the 3 steps to the patio, the seven steps to the driveway, and a straight and level shot to the sand. If you tell the kids to sit in the beach out front, you can keep an eye on them from the house and the patios.

Gabreal Franklin purchased this house in 1991

Why Gabreal Franklin chose Santa Cruz

Wonderful and sunniest part of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. Best beach in region - campfires and quiet. In the quiet middle of the Santa Cruz Beach Sun Belt!

It is definitely a great find, and worth a bit of a splurge.

What makes this house unique

Nature and Beauty. Water on two sides. Private and quiet. Very special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous family weekend in your beautiful home!!!

We will definitely be back.

We enjoyed the beach, some of us fished and hanging out after a long day

and watching some of your great movies!!
Jun 2011
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based on 63 traveler reviews

Dramatic Ocean & Lagoon Views, Spa, Gated, Patios and Romance Best! Amazing.
average rating of 4.5396824 based on 70 reviews
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay (2 families with kids ranging from 7 - 12). Gabreal was very responsive and helpful. Excellent location--on a blocked off street (so safe for kids to be outside) right near beach. Very dog friendly! House has a lot of character--good for families. We provided Gabreal some ideas on how to make the house even better and he is already working on them.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great place. Loved the hot tub, and lay out of the house. The only issue we had was the shower in the larger bathroom, had a faulty shower head.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests, and glad you enjoyed the place! We offered to repair the shower head only half working, but did not want to disturb your short stay, and there are 2 other showers, but you were very gracious, thanks again. Of course, it was repaired the day you left. Best regards, and thanks,
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house, beautiful views and relazing. The only minor thing was the dishes were dirty but no big deal.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you loved the house. Thank you for the dishes comment ... sometimes guests do not clean them properly, and although we try to catch that and rewash - it occasionally can slip through. There are a LOT of plates and cutlery, so one can put them in the dishwasher, and let it do the work. Thank you again! We are always working on improving.
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Comforatble stay for family celebration

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. We came for UCSC graduation and had lots of family and friends over for group dinners. The house and the view were as advertised and I do think the photos do it justice. The house was well appointed with every kitchen devise one could think of (shrimp cleaning knife, why yes!). The walk to the beach was longer than expected and the rooms were smaller than expected, but as depicted in photos. We had 8 adults and it felt very full. The front outside area was spectacular, with lots of seating areas. Lots of beautiful beards in the lagoon. There was a large TV in the living room that was perfect for watching the basketball game. TVs in the bedrooms were finicky. It was very comfortable. We were there for four days and enjoyed every minute. Thanks Gabrielle!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you 'enjoyed every minute!". We are always working to improve the place to be one of the best. We are modifying the notes on the internet to include this: The Apple TV gadgets will sometimes conflict with the IP number of computers or pads, and need to be unplugged and replugged to assign unique numbers. Part of the new tech. Thanks for pointing that out! Looking forward to your family returning!
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Perfectly mellow

  • 5 of 5

Great house to get out of the city and just chill. We were a group of friends and we ended up staying at the house more then anything because we enjoyed the vibe that much. Close to some breweries for some distractions not surf related, so that put it over the top. Will come again!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing Mothers day outing.

  • 5 of 5

We were a bunch of ladies who wanted to get away for a night for Mothers day. Not many places accommodate one night stay-- Gabriel the owner was kind enough to let us stay for a night. The house was perfect for us. Lagoon on one side and the Beach on the other.It was well equipped.

He also was kind enough to check out a little later than normal so we could really relax the next day morning.

Thanks Gabriel.


  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
SJC - San Jose International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 1,

Private, Gated Beach Road, wonderful views. Right on the Corcorran Lagoon, and unobstructed view of the beach about 200 steps to the sand from the property. One of the very best beaches in Santa Cruz.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, fishing, surfing, watching surfers, Rock Climbing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Non-Ref Documents fee $28 + Tax
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Our RATES are $580 IF we agree to a One Night rental, and for weekdays might be reduced to $540 for 5 or more nights.
These rates are based upon payment by E-Check on the VRBO or HomeAway Secure Server.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is bath #2
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 Indoor Bathrooms. Both Indoor bathrooms have showers, and one is a combination Bath tub/Shower with glass doors in the main bathroom. There is an out door shower in the back yard with hot and cold water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Canopy Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Canopy Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Eastwood Bed
    Convertible Bed - 2 queen , Both Inner Springs
  • All bedrooms have their own entrances to the back yard. The 1st bedroom has 1-Canopy Queen Bed and a door to the backyard. The 2nd bedroom has 1-California King Canopy bed and a comfortable alcove with a small couch and chair which is used as a sitting area. The 3rd bedroom features 1 - Queen bed that was originally owned by Clint Eastwood. All linens are provided and the beds are made fresh the morning of your arrival. More linen in the closet if needed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Free Long Distance telephone. Beach View. Lakefront.

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