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Santa Cruzn' on the Beach!!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
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Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

3-5 Bedroom/ 3 Bath, Coastal Living Style home with nautical flare right on the water! Enjoy the OCEANFRONT Patio w/ BBQ, Fire Pit & New Out Door Dining Set. An additional lower patio sits down further. RELAX in the Window Seat with a book or by the Fire in the Living Room while watching the dolphins! The Main Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms w/ King Beds and 2 Bathrooms are on first level. The UPSTAIRS has SEPARATE ENTRY, Kitchenette, 1 Large OCEANFRONT Bedroom w/ King Bed & OCEANFRONT PATIO, 1 Small Room w/ set of Bunks (curtain as a door), 1 Full Bed (w/ curtain for privacy) & DECK. Upper Deck has New Out Door Lounge Set and Ocean View as well. Flat Screen TV’s in Family Room, Lower Master and Oceanfront Upper Bedroom!

2 car Garage w/ parking in driveway as well! ..Yes High Speed Wireless Internet!!!

Enjoy a stroll on the beach in front of the home or if the tide is up Moran State Beach is a few homes down where the sand meets the road. (There are stairs to the beach 2 homes down).

Cert. #CO00108

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2016


based on 22 traveler reviews

Santa Cruzn' on the Beach!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Great location, but problems with the house

  • 3 of 5

Location - The house is directly on the water but there is no beach directly in front that is usable with the surf. A great view, but realize you will walk down the street to get to a beach where you can swim or surf. Very convenient to Pleasure Point.

House - The house is separated into 2 units that are completely separate. This is something to keep in mind if you are staying with your kids and don't want them in their own separate unit.

The downstairs unit bedrooms have old shag carpet that is moist. The entire unit has a musty, moist, even wet feel to it. The surf can crash on the rocks and actually splash into the kitchen when the sliding door is open.

The deck furniture is not usable at all. It is old and worn, and the seats of the chairs are indented so you can't sit on them. In addition, all the outdoor furniture is water-damaged and constantly wet. They should invest in some cheap plastic deck furniture so that you can actually use it.

The bathrooms are nice and work well. The kitchen is large and worked for us. The decor of the whole place is way off.

Service - Unlike other VRBO properties we have used, this owner/agent never met us in person and was typically slow to respond online. She did not ask us why we were in town or offer any helpful suggestions of any kind.

In short, if a great view of the water is your only concern, this place works. If you want a more comfortable interior that doesn't feel humid and musty, and a deck you can actually use, then you can do better in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mill Valley

Perfect inter-generational vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of grandma, kids and spouses and young grandkids had a wonderful, relaxed vacation at this beautiful house on the water. Very comfortable and well equipped. The balconies/decks over the water were delightful. A short walk (4 houses down) to the beach. In addition to lots of beach time we enjoyed the Monterey Aquarium, the Boardwalk, the Pier, an excellent kids discovery museum in a mall, a playground with some cool slides. Quick responses from Tara when we had a question I would definitely come back and would recommend this house to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Great

  • 5 of 5

End of July our family had the most amazing vacation in Santa Cruz

Our accommodation was great, house had everything possible you can thing of, location couldn't be better. Very convenient to all stores, beaches, attraction places. If we can do that again definitely we will. We want to say a big thanks to Tara who was a big part of our vacation. She worked hard to make everything great that we can aspected and even more.

Thanks for great vacation and great time in Santa Cruz .

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, very comfortable home for family.

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained. Beds were very comfortable. Wonderful views from the deck. We saw Dolphins, and Seals. The surfers were also fun to watch from the deck. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Bay


  • 5 of 5

Not only was the view amazing, the house was wonderful. So nicely set up, big comfortable beds, and plenty of room for all. We spent the week watching dolphins, sea lions and whales, yes, whales, passing across the ocean front, while sitting on the deck, waves crashing right in front of us. We walked everyday, short walk to Paradise Point or a beautiful 2 mile walk to Capitola (shopping!!). Once we arrived, we never got into our cars until our departure. My family loved every minute of it. Girls trip next time. It was the best birthday present I've ever given myself. Happy 60th to me!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

WE had 9 people staying at this house and it worked great for our group. The view was amazing, we saw dolphins almost everyday, otters, and a pelican feeding frenzy. The kitchen was well equipped, and the beds were comfy! The short walk to the beach was great for the kids. It is also a short walk to the Pleasure Point shopping area and to surfing area, or just to watch the surfers, as we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates


  • 2000.00- 4400.00 wkly
  • US Dollars
  • 2000.00 - 4400.00 per week
  • 250.00 Cleaning. 9.5% -11% (starting 7/1) Tax.
Available arrival
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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (1) Full Size Bed in own sleeping area w/ privacy curtian, Bunk Beds (1) In own Small Room w/ Privacy Curtain
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Upstairs there is 2 additional sleeping area: 1 set of Bunks in a small room w/ privacy curtain 1 Full Size bed w/ privacy curtain.

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