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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You will be “Walkin’ on Sunshine” anywhere you go in this delightful Santa Cruz home. The bright and colorful, newly redecorated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sleeps 7 (plus another child on the small sofa). The house is centrally located on 14th Ave. in Santa Cruz, just a short walk down the street to the 14th Avenue Beach entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach.

These are the nicest, warmest beaches in Monterey Bay, with perfect sand, great boogie boarding, and fire pits for nighttime gatherings. Near the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the famous Crow’s Nest and Aldo’s restaurants, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards or relax and watch the sailboat races on Wednesday afternoons.

The smoke-free, family friendly, house is fully furnished in seaside décor with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee and catch some rays up on the sunny second story deck. Unwind in the evening sitting on the large sofa in front of the big-screen TV and the cozy gas fireplace. Plug in your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes or connect to the web with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Sleep in comfort in the serene downstairs bedroom, decorated in peaceful décor, with a luxurious queen bed and flat screen TV. The upstairs bedroom has a full size bed, a private bathroom and access to the wraparound deck. The kids will love the third bedroom that includes bunk beds (with a trundle and small sofa that folds out into a mattress pad), another big flat screen TV, and a Wii video game system.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, gas stove, French door refrigerator and dishwasher. Plates, glasses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. There is a separate laundry room with front loading washer and dryer.

Guests will also enjoy the large, private backyard with room for the kids to run or play on the play structure with swings. You will love relaxing on the hammock under the palm trees and the large patio with the gas grill. No need to pack sand buckets, shovels, boogie boards or beach umbrella as we provide all of that for you, including a few small wetsuits. There is even a wagon to help you bring all of your stuff to the beach.

Just a 5 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes to the adorable beach town of Capitola. There are also plenty of local surf spots.

This is a great home for families in a residential neighborhood. It is not a party house.

Our location is just 45 minutes from Carmel and Monterey, 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco Airport.

This house is completely non-smoking.

Keywords: Beach, Beach House, Cute, Twin Lakes, Live Oak, Live, Oak, Santa Cruz, harbor, Yacht Harbor, boardwalk, warf to warf, blues festival, warf, ocean, waves, surfing, boogie boarding, sand, sunshine, bright, colorful, family, kids, relax, deck, bbq, hammock, capitola, near beach, seabright,

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

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Donna

We are a family of four who live just over the hill in San Jose. We love our local community and love spending time together as a family. Owning a home here has always been our dream and we feel so lucky that it is now a reality.

Donna purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna chose Santa Cruz

We love Santa Cruz and since it is so close, we have been vacationing here for years. The weather here is just amazing. This place has something for all of us. Mom loves to relax on the beach reading a book. Dad and the boys spend hours upon hours in the water boogie boarding or body surfing. We enjoy fishing and kayaking out of the harbor.

And we love checking out all of the great restaurants in the area. The boys are on a quest to find the perfect bacon for breakfast and the best calamari in the land!

We also love that we always seem to have friends in the area who can stop by.

Having the year-round attraction of the Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby provides more fun.

What makes this house unique

As soon as we step inside this home, all of our stress is released. We have strived to make it feel comfortable, peaceful and a little whimsical. It only takes about 7 minutes to walk down to the sand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great accomodations! With travel so far your place felt like a home away from home!! We will be sure to recommend your place to friends!

We will forever rememember the views and the incredible beaches. We also enjoyed the state parks.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
average rating of 4.953846 based on 69 reviews
5

Loved all the attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

We came as a 2 generational family of 6. The house had everything (and more) that we could ever have wanted. The kitchen was amazingly well stocked and the provision of basic supplies was most appreciated. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy. The description from the owners was very accurate and it looked even better in real life. The owners left a very informative manual and were only a phone call away if we had a problem. We would love to come again and have told friends about it. We would like to experience it in the summer as we were near the beach but it was too chilly this autumn. Would highly recommend a trip to Monterey Auquarium though!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

The home was welcoming, bright and cheery!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this rental with our 3 young kids and were so pleased that we decided on a home rather than a hotel! The kids loved running around in the back yard, playing on the swing set and eating meals in. There were all the comforts of home, including a washer and dryer, so we didn't have to come home from vacation with laundry to do! What a plus!

I also was happy to have our own access code to the door, rather than keys to keep track of. That gave me peace of mind and was one less thing to worry about.

We had a wonderful time in Santa Cruz and were so happy to have a home base after all of our adventures.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

The photos did not do this house justice. The backyard is a wonderful place, and since we were travelling with an infant, we wound up spending a lot more time hanging around the house than we used to. We also really appreciated all the beach gear, and the wagons to haul it. It made taking everyone to the beach a piece of cake! The only note is that while you can park two cars in the driveway, it is a bit of a squeeze that may require adjustments after everyone arrives.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here for a busy weekend over my sisters wedding. The house was comfortable, had everything we needed and the backyard was really nice. Also you can't beat this location or price. On site laundry was really helpful too. I'll definitely be renting again for our next family vacation in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house , we really had a good time

  • 5 of 5

We will come back

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful beach house to experience the Santa Cruz vibe.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the third time. I think that says it all. The perfect place to experience the relaxed Santa Cruz feeling. The house is so cozy, well furnished and decorated. Everything you need is there: a well stocked kitchen, beachtowels, wetsuits, boards. A beautiful garden: palm trees, relax in the hammock, enjoy the bbq and the shower outside to cool down on a sunny day. Furthermore, it's perfectly located. Away from crowdy, touristic Santa Cruz, but just a 10 minute drive if you want to go there. The beautiful beach (Twin Lakes) is just at the end of the street. You have a mexican restaurant (Michoacan) on the corner; yum. And just around the corner: some great restaurants (US Meal, Lago di Como), fresh bread and tamales (panaderia el Rosal bakery) and a Starbucks. And if you're really into coffee, like us, visit The Verve (on 41st Avenue) and Coffeetopia (Portola Drive). Also a perfect place to do some biking, running (to Capitola while enjoying the Pacific) and surfing. We just left this beautiful house and feel homesick already ;-) Looking forward to our fourth visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Taqueria Michoacan, Star Bene, Windmill Cafe,
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Blacks Beach/Twin Lakes Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak*
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,350
 
 
Spring 2017*
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
Summer (Peak)
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
Fall 2017*
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

*3 night minimum stay required at these rates. 2-Night stays will be considered during Off-Peak at a rate of $450 for 2 nights and $500 for Spring and Fall. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.
Peak Season (Standard) Rates include weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day holiday weekends.

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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom off of main hallway has a shower/tub. Upstairs has a stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Pullout Trundle under Bunk Bed
  • There is a small, kid-sized sofa that unfolds to a foam mattress in Bedroom 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod/iPhone Dock, Surround Sound System, Flat Panel TVs, Netflix / Pandora available on home theater system, extra floor cushions. Nintendo Wii, Pull-Out Trundle, Kid's Convertable Sofa. Hammock, Cold-water outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys and a wagon. Simpkins Family Swim Center is less than a mile away - $6 per day.

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