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Pleasure Point Retreat - walk to surfing, sandy beach and restaurants. HOT TUB!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable and Elegant Beach home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

Enjoy this charming, beach house with HOT TUB and outdoor shower on a quiet street just 1/2 a block from famous surf beach AND a quiet, family friendly beach.

Our home has 3 bedrooms (including a downstairs private master bedroom suite with full bathroom, kitchenette and private access to outdoor patio and hot tub), 2 full baths. This home away from home has it all: brand new leather sectional, brand new 52' plasma flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen with waffle maker, rice cooker and coffee grinder, a kitchenette in the master bedroom suite, spacious living/dining room with stereo with iPod connection, cable TV, DVD/VCR and gas fireplace and landscaped private patio area, with HOT TUB. Upstairs deck has brand new three burner gas grill with peeks to the ocean. Free wireless internet. WI-FI.

In addition, you will find a garage full of surfboards, bikes (4 adult - 1 child), beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys for your fun in the sun. Feel free to use our SURFBOARDs!

Park your car here for a week and never drive again as a plethora of shops and restaurants as well as bike and walking trails are steps away.

Of course, you can walk to world class surfing and then retreat to your outdoor shower and toasty hot tub in private garden!


Downstairs Master Suite, with large granite counter kitchenette. In suite bathroom. Access to garden patio and hot tub.

Upstairs: brand new 52' plasma flat screen TV with DVD/VCR and cable.

Upstairs Bedroom #2, with a sliding glass doors to sunny deck, has one queen sized bed.

Upstairs Bedroom #3 features a trundle bed, surf themed comforters, a large window.

The two guest bedrooms share a full bath which includes tub/shower, towels, and bath amenities.


The kitchen with easy access to sunny deck with BBQs and outdoor sitting area.

Large capacity new dishwasher and microwave, fully stocked with pans, cutlery, many kitchen appliancesand dishes, as well as condiments.

The dining area accommodates seating for up to 6 people.

The spacious Living room is appointed with casual seating (brand new leather sectional) for viewing the brand new plasma 52'flat screen TV with VCR/DVD player or listening to the stereo while enjoying the warmth of the gas fireplace. High speed internet also provided. The couch is a sofa bed.

Garage is stocked with full size front loading washer and dryer.


Enjoy the sunny back patio, surrounded by lush flowering plants that includes sitting area and hot tub and outdoor shower.

The private back deck is set up for with two BBQs and sitting area with peeks to the Pacific Ocean. Patio seating for 6-8 with new table and supplemental chairs.


The main attraction, is of course the beach, and the house is only a half a block away. Surf, relax and play in the sand, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets. Have a bonfire in the sand!

Bike ride along East Cliff Drive or hike in the Santa Cruz hills; there is something for everyone!

Relax on the deck and enjoy your sunset!

Rates vary between $350-$400 per night - ask for a Quote!

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Roger Bloom
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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About Roger Bloom

Roger & Steve grew up together in Southern California and missed the beaches and surfing. Thirty years later they found a bit of paradise for our families to enjoy in Pleasure Point which is the banana belt of the Santa Cruz area. We all fell in love with Pleasure Point as it is less than an hour drive from our homes. We love to surf and enjoy the nearby walking path to Capitola and the fun local restaurants.

Roger Bloom purchased this house in 2011

Why Roger Bloom chose Santa Cruz

We chose to buy this home because it is everything we wanted and less than an hour's drive from Silicon Valley.

When we walk in the door we feel as though we are miles away.

We wanted a home that has easy walking access to beaches, shops and restaurants.

There is so much to do in this beautiful area including: the amusement park, Capitola Village, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz wineries, Elkhorn Slough for kyaking with sea otters, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Annie Glass outlet, bike riding, fishing, birding, Pacific Grove Mall, whale watching, ...

What makes this house unique

I do not like to drive and prefer to walk to shops, restaurants. I like the 30 minute stroll along the coast to Capitola for lunch at my favorite Paradise Beach cafe. We can surf or read on the sunny deck. Bonfires in the sand only a half block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve... I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed your house... Everything was wonderful and it seemed like there wasn't anything you didn't have utensils, pots and pans, wine glasses, coffee pots and every condiment you could want for cooking... The downstairs suite was such a delight.. My son and his wife stayed there and I really didn't think they were going to leave.. We all hung out downstairs on your beautiful patio because of the 'heatwave'... It was quite warm upstairs but it cooled off at night and the mornings were beautiful... We couldn't believe the one weekend we come to Santa Cruz there is a 'heatwave'!!!

We took long walks along the ocean and watched the surfers... We ate at a great Italian restaurant and the market was just down the street for anything we wanted...

Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer... It was such a beautiful home in a beautiful area...

Thank you again for being so nice and making the booking process so easy...I will definitely recommend your home to our friends and I guarantee you we will be back!!!


Donna Osborne
Oct 2014
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Pleasure Point Retreat - walk to surfing, sandy beach and restaurants. HOT TUB!
average rating of 4.962264 based on 83 reviews

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Santa Cruz for our granddaughter's soccer tournament. This house was perfect! My husband and I stayed in the master suite downstairs because we tend to retire early--and the rest of the family upstairs did not have to feel like they were disturbing us staying up a bit later. The house is just a few minutes walk from a couple of beaches where we sat around a bonfire in the evenings and watched the surfers in the morning. The boardwalk is only 4 miles away-close enough for an early morning run :-). The house is clean and comfortable and the kitchen has literally everything you need! We also really enjoyed the bicycles. Santa Cruz is a very bike friendly town. We rode them all over! Roger is a great host and responds quickly to emails. We definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome house. Great location, nicely furnished and had everything there even bikes to enjoy the bike trails.

We got in and out with no problem at all. The deposit was refunded immediately after our stay. We are totally going back.

Thank you for your hospitably we felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home blocks away from the beach. The 6 of us had plenty of room. The house is very cozy and spacious. The extra amenities of parking, beach cruisers, hot tub, and beach toys made it a joy. The house had all the amenities you would need. The hot tub was refreshing after a day at the beach and the patio/deck made for great outdoor meals. The owners were very responsive and a pleasure to work with. We will definitely want to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this Beautiful Beach retreat the last 2 years in a row. Everything you need is there I would highly recommend this beautiful home to everyone! It's very clean and walking distance to the beach and the very popular Pleasure Point which is a surfing mecca! Love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Your house was great!! The kitchen was well stocked with quality cooking tools. (We had another vrbo house on our trip that really made us appreciate your kitchen!)

Aside from the kitchen, the house was fantastic! The hot tub perfect, as the weather was a little cool while we were there. The proximity to beaches was great!! We loved riding bikes to coffee and ice cream!! We also found the ridiculously delicious breakfast burritos at the point!!! I'm still dreaming about them!

The wagon and beach supplies were a great added bonus too!!! If you need to rent wetsuits, oneill had the best prices by far!!

Thanks for sharing your well cared for home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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great week in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a multi-generational family vacation at the Chesterfield house. The homeowners have thought of every detail and the house was perfect for our group of 6. For those who like to cook on vacation, the kitchen was very well equipped with good knives and pans and all necessary equipment. The location is perfect for surfers with a great surfing beach a short walk away. A nice family beach was also a very short walk away. Easy access to plenty of restaurants and necessities. Pleasant bike ride to Santa Cruz boardwalk and wharf-a great way to avoid traffic and parking hassles. Overall, a great house for a relaxing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: not necessary

Carry your surfboard to the Pleasure Point/26th St. surf or walk to the sandy, family friendly beach, close walking distance to great destinations north and south. Walk the East Cliff bluff to the 41st Avenue cafes, have lunch on the beach in Capitola or bike to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Harbor. Bring your walking shoes and flip flops and leave your car behind! Pleasure Point offers the best weather in Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Surf season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates vary between $350-400 per night depending upon the week. Ask for a written quote.

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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1606 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Suite with kitchenette
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Up stairs with door to balcony patio and jack/jill bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has a trundle bed with 2 twin/single beds.
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in one bedroom (two twin beds)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
3 surfboards, 4 beach cruiser bikes and 2 kids bikes, outdoor shower, kitchenette in master bedroom suite, 5 boogie boards, deck, patio, hot tub, sunset, close to beach, carry surfboards to beach, walk to Capitola, beach, walk, washer-dryer, free wireless, beach wagon, bonfires allowed at nearby sandy beach.

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