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Steps to Capitola Beach and town - Deck with Fire Pit & BBQ on the Soquel Creek!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

Embrace a luxurious and whimsical lifestyle with your first step into the Famous and Historic Windmill Silo Beach Property!

Completely updated and restored to have function yet uniqueness for owners children, friends and family in an unbelievable playful setting. Custom designed touches and color are everywhere – both homes are totally unique! The Windmill kitchen sports tangerine orange cement countertops with stainless steal cabinets. The Silo kitchen keeps pace with zince counter tops and copper nails that set off the amazing colorful textured backsplash made from recycled San Francisco bus stop glass! Since the rooms are at different angles, the cabinets and beds had to be custom built. There is a surprise in every room - from the converted 1950's orange vintage refrigerator to the under lit glass bathroom sink; the list goes on! Creativity and imagination on the part of the owner and local craftsmen made it all work. The colors are bright, the décor is playful; the entire property has been customized as a perfect vacation spot for fun loving couples or families.

The Windmill House consists of two separate windmill tower homes that share the common yard, patio, putting green, hot tub, 2 outdoor showers and large porch with built in barbecue and fire pit that overhangs the Soquel Creek. This set up is ideal for families or close friends with children. The main floor of the back house has a beautifully remodeled kitchen, living room, full bathroom and the 1st bedroom which features a custom built Murphy Queen bed. The stairs leading up the windmill tower take you to a large porch with comfortable seating area and on to the 2nd bedroom with Queen Bed and half bath (view looking out to the creek and trestle). Then, on up to the highest part of the windmill and the 3rd bedroom. This room is like Peter Pan’s getaway! Custom bunk bed for 3 kids, flat screen TV and view from the top!

The second home, which is adjacent to the first, has a similar floor plan. The main floor has been totally remodeled with a full bathroom, custom Murphy Queen Bed, large living room with electric fireplace, flat screen TV, laundry room, uniquely designed kitchen and appliances and state-of-the-art stereo/surround sound for indoor and outdoor enjoyment. This isn't just any state of the art surround sound, it's called Apple TV, which gives you access to endless entertainment that reaches the entire property! As you make your way up the windmill tower, you will come to the 1st bedroom with one single bed and sink area. Going further up the windmill, you will find the 2nd bedroom with one single bed and a very cool and incognito urinal for the gentleman. Finally, at the top of the tower is another kid’s “lounge” area with bean bags, flat screen TV and views from the top! Kids LOVE it!

Most importantly, the Windmill house sits on the secluded and charming River Path of the Soquel Creek just steps from the famous Capitola Village and beach. You and your company can enjoy the sunset and creek-side wildlife from your private porch while you barbecue and the kids roast marshmallows over the fire pit. The custom made screen is easily accessed but safe for children. The sitting area around the fire pit is made out of stone which warms up with the fire and keeps everyone cozy while stories and laughter abound.

This home has it all! Fully furnished and richly decorated! All bed and bath linens are included as well as the essentials; toilet paper, paper towels, hand/dish soap etc. Just bring you and your loved ones and ENJOY!

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Keywords: waterfront, creekside, ocean view, peaceful, charming, secluded, private, family, getaway, hideout, kid friendly, couples retreat, unique, vacation, retreat, Capitola village, Capitola beach,

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Why The Owner chose Central Coast California

It was loads of fun designing something totally different and out of the box. It is the beach after all!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Steps to Capitola Beach and town - Deck with Fire Pit & BBQ on the Soquel Creek!
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful Artistic Gathering Spot

  • 5 of 5

This a a quirky, artistic, fun house (or, more properly, houses) - just perfect for a party - even in the winter. The houses are beautifully maintained and everything connected with them is top notch - from the luxurious sheets and towels, to the stock of necessities ranging from kitchen condiments to toothbrushes. Friends who came to spend the day were enchanted with the river location; those of us who came to stay for a few days appreciated the comfort, the location steps from Capitola Village and even the blue heron living in the tree outside. Property Manager Rose was extremely helpful, not only letting us in, but giving us a tour of the property, so we knew where to find things and how to access the technology. A great location for accessing the beach, the fine restaurants and the shops of Capitola.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Carolyn! So happy you had a wonderful birthday celebration and the property fulfilled your every need! ~Rose
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Wow!! This is such an incredible place! Fun, welcoming, peaceful and exactly what our family wanted

  • 5 of 5

High marks to Rose and the owners of this unique and extremely well done property. Our stay was a fantastic, so wonderful we will always talk about the time we spent there. The proximity to the village was just right, the deck perfect and the amenities more than we could ever get to. We can't say enough, Thank You, it was Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear your stay was everything you hoped for and more! The weather couldn't have been more perfect during the month of December and so happy it was over your vacation! We hope to have you all back soon!
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2nd time and still fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a second time and are still in love with the place. It is always an experience to see everyone stop as they walk the path to marvel at the house! The Highlight is always the deck. It is more tame than the house but is stunning for bird watching and scenery.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Jessica! Love to hear that your 2nd time back was a success! We hope to have you and your family back for a 3rd time in the near future! ~Rose
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Fun filled getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Windmill House. The accommodations are very unique and fun. The units were clean and tidy. The paddle boats and kayak were a huge hit with the kids, as well was the ping pong table and putting green. The patio is beautiful and the piped in music was a pleasant surprise. The location and walkability into Capitola was a 10. The driveway easily fits 2 cars, maybe 3. The outdoor seating was beautiful and really festive. The only downside to the units was the fact that the Silo house bedrooms are not connected internally to the kitchen, bath, main unit and require one to go outdoors to access the main portion of the unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled to hear you and your family thoroughly enjoyed our property! Being an actual "Windmill House" makes the unique and charming design a treat for many people. The back house/Silo House does have an exterior staircase to go up to two separate and private bedrooms along with a private deck. Depending on the group, some find it nice to have their own and complete private bedrooms separated from the others. Because this property is so unique, I make sure to discuss the layout of each bedroom over the phone prior to booking. I understand that even through our conversation, pictures and virtual tour this property has a lot going on and can be confusing to our new guests. I appreciate your feed back and will be more diligent when describing the layout of the home. In any case, I am happy to know your family loved using all the amenities and your overall experience was a good one!
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Memorable house = memorable vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed in Capitola for years. So, when I told my kids that we had rented the iconic Windmill house for their Grandmother's 80th Birthday they all said, "Can you do that?". Well, we did I am so pleased that we did! It is the most memorable place we have ever stayed. Yes, it is funky, with a touch of craziness thrown in but that is what adds to it's charm. Everything you need is there....between the two kitchens, every utensil we needed to feed our large group was there..the patios are beyond fabulous ..the grown ups loved having the kayak...the hot tub.. the ping pong...the house is a total self contained vacation spot and we loved it! I do think the house best suits families as there is a lot of sharing bathrooms and single beds. Rose could not have been more accommodating to us. She was so easy to work with and very accessible with our silly questions. Would I recommend the Windmill house for the best family vacation you could have? Without any hesitation! It was the perfect spot for us to celebrate Grandma's birthday with her family and allowed us to create memories that we will all hold very dear. Noel, thank you for sharing this wonderful, iconic house with us! We do appreciate it!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capitola Windmill House - So Charming and So Functional

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Capitola for some 30 years now and have rented a number of houses. Without a doubt, the Windmill House offers an unparalleled uniqueness that is difficult to express in words. Simply put, the place is charming, and the location is amazing. It's just steps away from the Village and beach, situated right on Soquel Creek, complete with kayak and paddle boat. Amenities include two complete kitchens which worked out well for our large family which included a baby. The ping pong table and spa were added bonuses. A family favorite was the amazing deck, which includes a barbeque and fire pit, and provided a great view under the bridge out to the ocean at sundown. Rose was attentive and professional and was on top of any question or concern that came up during our stay. She was a pleasure to work with always. While we never met the owner, Noel, we certainly felt like we knew her. Her unique artistry, decorating taste and love for the property was evident everywhere we looked. Village residents who walked by would initiate conversation and spoke of her fondly. We just felt like we belonged. It was far more than a vacation. Thanks, Rose and Noel. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose & Monterey Airport

Enjoy your very own putting green and ping pong table at the house!


Rates & Availability

Capitola House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
May 30 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

This is a 4 night minimum vacation rental during the summer however, we will accommodate lesser nights if/when there are gaps in our calendar. HOLIDAYS INCREASE TO HIGH SEASON RATE AND THERE IS A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM.

In addition to the rate, there is a $200 cleaning fee and a $1000 security deposit (fully refundable). (There is a 10% TOT tax that is applied to the rate & cleaning fee only.) Additional $50 fee applies for every person over 10 (max 13)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Capitola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located on ground floor in Windmill House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on ground floor in Silo House
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , With sink located in Queen bedroom in Silo house
    Bathroom 4 - shower , 2 enclosed outdoor showers with hot water!
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Located on 2rd floor of windmill house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor contains of Windmill House
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 4th floor of Windmill House, 2 single futons available
    Bedroom 5 - 1 murphy bed , Located on 1st floor of Silo House, Queen Murphy Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Located on 2nd floor of Silo House
    Bedroom 7 - 3 bunk bed , Triple bunk bed located on 3rd floor of Silo House
  • Total of 3 Queen beds, 2 Single Beds, 1 Triple Bunk Bed and 2 single futons available. Both Murphy beds are located on the main floor in each house.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Home also contains two enclosed outdoor showers (hot water) to rinse off from the day at the beach!

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