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2 bedroom, sleeps 6 for a Great price for the season! Walk to Surfing/Swimming

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, up to 6 people

See our Facebook page called Portola Paradise. We try to maintain a quick response to your inquiries and your calls. We take great pride in our dedication to our guests and want you to have a wonderful experience. Come enjoy our nice 2 bedroom one bath place and extra space for a little one off the master bedroom. 960 sq. Ft. We are near great swimming and firepits at the Twin Lakes beach; and volleyball, rental of boogie boards, surfing lessons, etc. at the Capitola beach. We love to watch the surfers at Pleasure Point. This is a premier surfing beach recognized as one of the top spots in California. You can walk to and swim at the surfing beach down below the cliff only .4 mi from our place. We offer an escape from everyday routines. There's a grill in our backyard for you to enjoy and a full kitchen if you want to cook. Lots of extras throughout. Stay in and watch on our flatscreen HD TV in the living room. Check out Netflix/Hulu Plus for movies, TV shows and Pandora to listen to music. We have a Blue-Ray. Of course there is fast Wi-Fi. Lots of convenience including a washer and dryer. We even have cooking items, spices in the kitchen and shampoo, conditioner, & body wash in the bath/shower, bath towels and beach towels for your enjoyment and less to pack. There are picnicking/hiking items/basket, etc. for you to enjoy. There are books to read and games to play. It's an opportunity for wonderful family times together. Or go out to eat. There are many restaurants within walking distance or if you want to drive. Have fun shopping, sand and surf within walking distance. There's art touring, boating, whale watching, redwoods, etc. a quick car ride away, the Monterey aquarium and other gorgeous scenery along the highway or just relax out back and enjoy the sunshine and wonderful vegetation.

Take a walk to the beach only minutes away. Pleasure Point is where the surfers have come for years. Only .4 of a mile from there! Beautiful beaches nearby to go swimming. Capitola Beach is 1.4 mi. Twin Lakes Beach is only 1.4 mi from us for great swimming and picnic-ing.

We have two bedrooms and full linens for 6 people. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and an extra room for getting ready. The middle bedroom has 2 twin size beds. The living room couch opens up to a queen size bed with a new Ralph Lauren topper to put on top for extra comfort. There is a full bath with handicap railings for those who might need a little extra help. There is a grab bar next to the toilet for additional help. The mobile home is 960 sq. feet. Plenty big for the family.

It's a different atmosphere in Santa Cruz. People are relaxing when they come for a visit. The shops are beautiful and if you want excitement you can find it here. If you want to take it down a notch or two you have plenty of opportunities to do that as well.

Check in is at 3pm and Check out is at 11am BUT, we want to be accommodating and will look at each individual experience to assess your needs.

Keywords: Right down our street is only a few minute walk to a wonderful Santa Cruz beach. Great restaurants within walking distance. We are located near Capitola. Our home is at one of the entrances to the park for easy access. Covered parking for one vehicle. Street parking is also available. 2 bedrooms - One queen size and 2 twins, nice living room with queen size sofa bed , DVDs and wi-fi, full kitchen and laundry. Nice hot shower or bath. Everything neat and clean. Nice little alcove/yard out back with a propane grill. There are no open fires allowed. Ivy over the wall and a place to relax after a day at the beach, shopping and eating out. Capitola beach or in Santa Cruz is a great place to be where a trip to the redwoods and Santa Cruz wharf and Boardwalk are a must. We are a 12 min. ride to the Boardwalk. 19 min. drive to the UCSC.

More Details

Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, Debutantes en français, Courriel est bon (Carol)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr

We hope you will consider staying in our home and enjoy this area as much as we do when we get to come for a visit. We grew up mid-westerners but have family in California so always came for trips never realizing we'd live here later in life. We love this community, the ocean and enjoy the artistic and relaxed atmosphere Santa Cruz and Capitola have to offer. We want to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable but not so cost prohibitive as other places are near the beach. We use our home away from home as a place to come when we need a respite from our work in France and that's exactly what it is.

Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr purchased this mobile home in 2008

Why Carol/Russell Barr or Rebekah Barr chose Santa Cruz

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Our home is on a main thoroughfare with easy access within a couple of miles to the freeway or .4 mi. right to the Pleasure Point beach for surfers. It's 1.4 mi. to Capitola beach. And only 1.4 mi. down the street & around to Twin Lakes beach Keep going around the bend towards the Boardwalk 3.7 mi. You can't beat it! The redwoods are 20 min. away and Monterey and Carmel just south of us. The ocean is calling.

What makes this mobile home unique

This area of the country has awesome weather. It rarely gets hot or extremely cold. It cools down in the evenings and doesn't require air conditioning. We have a nice furnace (8/15) if things get too chilly for you. Open the windows during the day and get a breeze and, if you wish, close them up at night. It usually gets cool. 70s, perfect weather in the summers and cooler 50s & 60s in the winters with cooler weather in the mornings and evenings. Don't forget to bring layers of clothing and jackets/scarves. Mornings are usually cool in the summer too.

Why go to a motel when you can stay in a home that offers so much more! 2 bedrooms, washer and dryer!, full kitchen with lots of amenities, dishes and cookware - spices, coffee and tea. The water pressure from the shower is so incredible. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash in a convenient dispenser inside the shower. Hair Dryer & curling iron available. You won't find all those amenities in most vacation rentals.

Step outside in the backyard and enjoy the grill, sit out with friends in our cozy backyard hideaway.

There's plenty of space for your family. We have a DVD Blue-ray and also videos, DVDs and books for your family's pleasures for a relaxing day or evening. Have a baby? There is a Pak n Play you can use for sleeping or baby hang time.

We are in a wonderful surfing area! .4 of a mile no matter what time of year the surfers are here. And close to 2 great swimming beachs.

We love walking to shop and eat plus go to the nearby Dunlap's donut shop to buy apple fritters. It's a guilty pleasure. Right near by is a lovely restaurant, The Chop House. Wonderful food and other restaurants within walking distance. Or hop in the car to Ocean St. for an ice cream at Marianne's, a local hot spot. One can walk down the street to the beautifully designed Santa Cruz Library. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a short drive, bike ride or a longer walk. We have a lovely book in the home that has more detail


Opal Cliffs Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We have a nice shower with a tub. The water pressure is great, large mirror, a dispenser in the shower that holds shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We include a hair dryer and a curling iron. One less thing to bring. There is a bathroom scale for those who like to check once in a while. There are plenty of supplies for your stay.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The main bedroom has a Queen size Bed. There is a large dresser, two side tables with lamps, a desk for working, a vanity area with a large mirror, a printer to help you if you work while you travel, a large closet and a Pak n Play for a baby which can fit in the vanity area. There is a book shelf with lots of books of all kinds for your enjoyment. The other bedroom has 2 Twin beds, large closet, book shelf with childrens books and a small chest of drawers between the two beds. The couch in the living room opens up to a queen size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Furnace for year round comfort. There is no air conditioning because rarely is there ever any need. It is cool in the mornings and evenings requiring a jacket or layers most days. There are plenty of windows that can be opened to get a breeze. Central coast California weather is wonderful for people with allergies. We have those who come with allergies and have no problems while staying here. Housekeeping is done after your stay is completed. There is no housekeeping during your stay. If a guest is staying over a Sunday night we ask that the trash be set out by the road for an 8am Monday morning pick up.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

2 bedroom, sleeps 6 for a Great price for the season! Walk to Surfing/Swimming
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews
Davis, CA

Great location, great price

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 used Carol's place as our home base for our 4 day trip to Santa Cruz. The place was exactly as advertised and in a fantastic location! Everything was clean and in good working order. Carol and Rebecca were very responsive and good communicators. Their place is right next to a busy street and while you could hear street noise inside it didn't annoy us or keep us from sleeping. You really can't find a place with a kitchen in this area for this price. We'd come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasant stay in Portola Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just right! The home was clean, organized, and in working order as described. Owner (Carol) was very prompt and detailed in her correspondence prior to our stay, making our arrival worry-free and departure smooth. For the convenient location you can't beat the price! We would absolutely stay here again and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Braham! We appreciate the time you took to share your positive experience. We are so pleased that we met your needs and exceeded them.
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San Francisco

Great location especially with kid

  • 5 of 5

Place was exactly as advertised and what we were looking for. Location was ideal for going anywhere in the greater Santa Cruz area. We used it as home base for the boardwalk, aquarium, and roaring camp. Owners do a great job of communicating and leave many helpful tips to make your stay easy and comfortable. Definitely read through their food recommendation list. we had a great stay with our 2 year old.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests like you make our day! Thank you! Carol, Rebekah and team
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Great location, comfy headquarters

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here over a weekend with my daughter, boyfriend and Dad. The location was great - easy walk to the beach, great spot for running and easy access to all of Santa Cruz. The place was clean, comfortable and homey. Carol was so sweet and very timely in her communications. Would definitely recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind words.
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Beach house stay

  • 4 of 5

My family and i really enjoyed our stay at this property. The environment was calm and quite. It was walking distance to the beach and had a lot of fun shops all around. We would most definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kassandra. We are glad you enjoyed our home away from home. Thanks for the kind remarks!
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Wilmington NC

Perfect for visiting our daughter at UCSC

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We were coming from North Carolina to surprise our daughter for a few days and wanted to stay somewhere that offered more room than a hotel. This lovely spot was ideal. There was plenty of room for us to spread out and hang and cook. We found everything we needed and more. The location was perfect and the price incredibly reasonable compared to local hotels. The owners were so quick to respond! I have rented many times through VRBO and Carol was the easiest and nicest! This will for sure be our go to place whenever we are in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, I really appreciate your review. We try to keep our place affordable for families and to enjoy the beach which is close. We have a great team here who lovingly wants to meet our guests needs and give some little extras.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pasatiempo-6.9,Seascape-Aptos-6.9,Pebble Beach-43m
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Chop House, Steak, Chinese, BBQ, Süda by walking
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Walk to Pleasure Point, 1.4 to Capitola/Twin Lakes
Car: recommended

The Santa Cruz area is a great place to visit no matter what you enjoy doing. Location Location Location. We have a great one! The beaches are beautiful, and it's fun to go surfing, whale watching or see the seals lounging on top of each other on the Santa Cruz pier. It's south of San Francisco and north of Monterey and Carmel. Beautiful hills and tall redwoods. Take a train through the redwoods over to the Santa Cruz Amusement Park and Boardwalk on the beach. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is within 30 - 40 min. Santa Cruz is considered one of the best surfing areas in the world. From our place you walk 10 min. or less and you are at the beach. Watch the surfers getting in. Try your own surfing. Even if you don't surf it's fun to watch or you can get lessons. Great shopping and wonderful places to eat if you don't feel like cooking. It's an artist community who are very creative and diverse. There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs Mobile Home Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee for 2 - 7 day stay $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

We do NOT do monthly rentals. Tax 11% Cleaning fee - 90.00 (>7 days-120.) Refundable security deposit - $250. 250 deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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