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Ocean View Santa Cruz House at Pleasure Point.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A house in Pleasure Point…a dream come true for us. Permit number 151171. Three bedrooms, one and a half baths, a good-size kitchen, large yard. Enjoy the magnificent view of Monterey Bay out the living room window or from the front porch chairs. Experience beautiful Pleasure Point and the walking and bike trails that meander along the bluff overlooking the Bay. You can also take a short path to the family-friendly 26th Ave. beach.

The house is located in the Santa Cruz sunbelt in one of the best neighborhoods in Pleasure Point, a world-famous surfing destination. Shopping, groceries and restaurants are all nearby in either Capitola or Santa Cruz, and don’t miss the historic Boardwalk—always a big hit with the kids. We have four adult bicycles (no helmets, please bring your own) for riding along the Point or through the quiet neighborhoods. We also have a barbeque, picnic table, and furniture in the large back yard, a great place to enjoy the sun. We like to walk down to the bluff every evening and watch the magnificent sunsets over Monterey Bay.

Recent improvements include a cozy gas fireplace, and upgrades to the heating system.

We have a washer and dryer, dishwasher, and 42' flat screen TV (with Blu-Ray player). Our Master bedroom has a Queen size bed with 1/2 bath attached. Additional bedroom has a queen bed also, and the third room has two twin beds.

All of our neighbors live in Santa Cruz full time and are our friends. We want guests to respect them and our precious family get away. We hope you will enjoy Santa Cruz as much as we have and that you will have a relaxing vacation at our special home away from home.

Keywords: Beach House, Ocean view, Pleasure Point, Relaxing, Surf Area, Beach, Family, Near Capitola, Near Boardwalk, Near Downtown

More Details

Mary McGranahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Mary McGranahan

Mike and I call Modesto our home and have rasied our 2 children there. We love Santa Cruz, the Boardwalk, beach, the fabulous sunsets and sharing all of that with family and friends.

Mary McGranahan purchased this house in 2010

Why Mary McGranahan chose Santa Cruz

Having a vacation home in Santa Cruz has been a dream of our family for many generations. We have spent summers there as long as I can remember. We love the relaxed atmosphere of Santa Cruz, fabulous beaches, quaint shops, and of course the fun nights spent at the SC Beach Boardwalk!

What makes this house unique

Unobstructed view of the ocean from the house. Walk one block to watch surfers at Pleasure Point - a famous surf spot. Take a short walk to the local 26th avenue beach for sunbathing and ocean play. Great SUNSETS there! Point Cafe, formerly Elizabeth's, is just up the street for your morning cup of great coffee, with a breakfast and lunch menu available.

Centrally located to shopping, groceries, restaurants, seaside activities, Capitola, Historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a tub in the main bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Main bathroom has a tub.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Ocean View Santa Cruz House at Pleasure Point.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Amazing, amazing, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house has become our happy place. Every detail is thought of and the owner is a pleasure to talk to! We loved it and can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was just a wonderful and enjoyable experience for our family this past Memorial Day weekend. From the very clean and beautifully decorated home, to the spacious backyard, comfortable beds, walking distance to the beach (just down the street along a path), local market with delicious breakfast burritos & food you just can't go wrong with this home! We enjoyed watching the many surfers headed out to catch the waves in the morning and evening, walking or riding the (provided) beach cruisers along the long pleasure point walkway and enjoying the ocean views on a daily basis. Our 3 young children absolutely loved large backyard and grass. Before the usual beach fog cleared up in the morning it was great to have somewhere for them to run around and play to get all of that excess energy out. We also LOVED that there were wagons available to use to haul stuff to the beach (with small kids and their sand toys/towels/fun toys this was extremely helpful) as well as several beach chairs, boogie boards and all kinds of fun stuff. We also BBQ'd at home and rented movies on a nightly basis (Redbox is just a couple blocks away) or went down to the local market for ice cream. We also had family stop in during our stay and they absolutely loved everything about the home as well. Overall fabulous stay and Mary (owner) is a joy to work with and very responsive answering any questions. Just a wonderful person. Dawn as well was very helpful in showing us the home upon arrival and offering her services during our stay. Thanks again Mary!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Choice

  • 5 of 5

Our son was married at the Seymour Marine Center. I'm so happy to have found this adorable, clean home. It was perfect for our 94 yr old mom. She was very comfortable along with the 3 generations staying with us. It was a plus to have the bicycles to enjoy the road that runs along the ocean.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HIGHLY recommend!

  • 5 of 5

House is located in excellent location of santa cruz - nice residential neighborhood, close to ocean and nice walking path, near to restaurants and coffee shops.

House is as beautiful and good as on pictures, and landlord is super responsive.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I am a little late writing this review, but better late than never! This house was so incredibly cute and helped make for a perfect vacation! There was 5 of us and we all had plenty of room. Everything was so perfect. We visited the market (courtesy of the little blue binder, which by the way was extremely helpful if you don't know the area well) and we grilled out on the grill in the backyard, which the backyard was also so cute and spacious. Our favorite nights were the ones just hanging around the house and riding bikes around the area. In the mornings my mom would sit outside on the porch and people walking would walk by and compliment on the landscape of the front yard! I am counting down the days till we can make another trip to Santa Cruz! We were grateful for such a wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a family and a beach vacation. The back yard is huge! The wagons, toys, boards and towels make things amazingly easy. Pleasure Point is wonderful. We highly recommend the breakfast burritos from the market down the street. Mary and Mike are lovely and helpful. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter / Spring Break
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Mandatory Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Sorry, we do not book single night stays.

Please email about monthly rental rates, which vary by month.

Additional Cleaning fee of $150 every two weeks for stays greater than two weeks

Occupancy Taxes, should the tax rate change, will adjust to then current Santa Cruz County tax rates during stay dates

Until booking is confirmed, rental and cleaning fee rates are subject to change

To confirm booking, mutually signed personalized rental agreement + security deposit receipt required

No smoking in home, on property, or in neighborhood

Santa Cruz County Occupancy Tax Certificate #

Deposit must be paid at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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