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New - Luxury Oceanview Beach Cottage & Dog Friendly, Too!

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come relax in our beautiful vacation home. Enjoy the spectacular white water ocean and beach views from the deck or cozy living room. This newly decorated beach house comes complete with a fireplace, TVs in both the bedroom and living room, a home theatre system, Cable, Blu-Ray/DVD, wireless Internet and a full kitchen with outdoor infrared deck heaters & BBQ.

This spacious one bedroom cottage with California king-size bed plus a new queen sleeper sofa in the living room will accommodate up to four guests in comfort. Comes complete with washer and dryer, even an outdoor shower to wash away the day's beach sand.

Just steps away is 21st Avenue Beach, one of the most dog friendly beaches in the Santa Cruz. We're located at the corner of beautiful East Cliff Drive and 21st Avenue, mid-way between the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and Capitola-by-the-Sea. Pets are welcome with advance notice.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: If booking via VRBO and paying by credit you must call the owner, Judy MacDonald, at 408-382-1013 or 831-818-8651 before your reservation will be accepted.

Keywords: House, Beach, View, Pets, Dog-Friendly

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

John & Judy MacDonald
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About John & Judy MacDonald

Long time residents and avid beach lovers, we take pride in maintaining our vacation rental property to ensure you have an enjoyable, carefree and relaxing stay at the beach.

John & Judy MacDonald purchased this house in 2004

Why John & Judy MacDonald chose Santa Cruz

The view and excellent beach.

What makes this house unique

The perfect get-a-way location. Relax in a comfortable setting with a spectacular view of the beach and ocean.


based on 37 traveler reviews

New - Luxury Oceanview Beach Cottage & Dog Friendly, Too!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Very Pleasant Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Beach View Cottage on our recent travels to Santa Cruz. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated, and Judy was very warm and welcoming. She was very understanding when we had to leave our dogs alone for a couple of hours while moving our daughter into her dorm at UCSC, and she even checked in on them when we were out, which we thought was really great of her to do! Having the beach right across the street was great for a quick ocean fix and taking the dogs for a stroll. We highly recommend this lodging, and wouldn't hesitate to return. The bottle of wine was also very much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campbell, CA

Awesome Beach View Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I really hate to give a great review as I selfishly don't want this little gem to always be booked as I would

like to stay there again! The cottage is very open and plenty of room for two. The deck out front is the best

place for relaxing and having some great meals and the view can also be seen from the living room and kitchen!

I have stayed in many VRBO's and my dog is always with me. This cottage is very dog friendly! The access to

the beach is easy, even for a Sr. dog which was a huge bonus for me!

The bed is super cozy and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

Thanks again Judy!

Cindi Rhodes

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent Labor Day weekend at the cottage with our son and his friend. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us. The cottage is well maintained and is very comfortable for a small family. There was an ocean view from the patio and living room and the beach itself was just a few minutes walk. I spent a lot of time on the patio enjoying the sunshine and ocean view. Thank you for the great weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time walking across the street to the beach many times a day with our dog! We barbecued looking and listening to the ocean -

The house was perfect.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills, Ca

Wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 and our fur baby just got home from a relaxing stay. The house is perfect in every way - cozy but spacious and in a wonderful location away from the craziness of the boardwalk. (Though it's a 5 min drive away). The front porch was our favorite spot and we ate all of our meals out there and soaked in the sun. We highly recommend and will return on our next Santa Cruz stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Santa Cruz primarily to visit our daughter who lives here. With this fantastic house, we were offered an opportunity to enrich our two-week vacation by enjoying walks on a beautiful beach, babysitting our granddog, reading on a deck with a view of the ocean, and so much more. This house provides comfort with not only all the amenities of home, bur also the freedom to be easy with life to do whatever you please which, for us, included making dinners for family, playing games, or just watching a movie. It's a great location for restaurants, too. Try Shadowbrook, a 10 minute drive away! The house has it all - it's what you do with it that counts, and that's the fun of it!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunday Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wed. Night Sailing Regatta - Watch from the deck!
Nearest Point of Interest
Take a walk to the Yacht Harbor & Crow's Nest Restaurant

Kite Surfing


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
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: ALL reservations MUST BE confirmed over the phone, please call the owner, Judy MacDonald at (831) 600-8521 or 831-818-8651.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Extra Long California King Bed w/feather bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen, comfortable sofa bed in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
DVD/VCR, Wireless Internet

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