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Family Beach Retreat - walk to sandy beaches & restaurants. HOT TUB. BIKES. SURF

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,606 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Roger Bloom
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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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Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1606 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 5 bicycles
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.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

Family Beach Retreat - walk to sandy beaches & restaurants. HOT TUB. BIKES. SURF
average rating of 4.95 based on 90 reviews

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

Great location- walk to surf, bike all over, spacious with everything you could need


  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Very comfortable and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well stocked - we had everything we needed to prepare meals and sleep comfortably. The location is great - easy walk to the beach. Slightly longer walk (but still doable) to shops and restaurants, and an easy drive to Whole Foods and other markets. Only suggestion I have is to stock the place with a few games - we would've taken advantage. :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family time

  • 4 of 5

Your location was perfect for our needs. Close to town, short distance to the boardwalk and beach.

Loved the two levels of bedrooms, it would be perfect for 2 couples our small families. Our grandchildren loved the hot tub, and the enclosed patio area around it. Had the weather been warmer we would have used it even more along with the bicycles and patios.

The kitchen, bathroom and laundry were all very well supplied, great towels, plenty of cookware and dishes.

Would definitely consider this property again. Homeowners were very quick to respond to our email and returned our deposit very quick. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time. The house is in a perfect location. It is so great that there are bikes and surfboards for us to use. Our teenage daughters had a wonderful time. The weather couldn't have been better, so we were able to walk to Capitola for coffee each morning.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful retreat for our family, with upstairs bedrooms for the kids to enjoy their own space and a downstairs master for the grownups. We used the hot tub every morning in the drizzly weather. The heaters in the bedrooms and bathrooms were really powerful. The kitchen was well-stocked with all the utensils we needed. Furniture was very nice. instructions from owner were nice and clear. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Family Spot in Pleasure Point

  • 5 of 5

Such a perfect house for a family that would like to stay at Pleasure Point. We spent three amazing nights and everything was perfect. This property has really easy access which isn't always the case in the Pleasure Point area. The down stairs room is huge with it's own bathroom and lots of privacy which is great for parents traveling with kids. All the toys provided are a excellent bonus. We rode all over on the beach cruisers which was one of the highlights of our trip. Every morning my kids and I rode the short block down to the corner to catch the dawn patrol out on the PP break which was so fun. The owners make the logistics very easy and painless and are great communicators which made for a hassle free rental. I recommend the property with full confidence.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer rates
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer rates
Aug 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
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.

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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