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Santa Cruz Ocean Front, like a Boutique Hotel,Spectacular Views 404053

Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

4 bedrm,3 baths VRBO w fabulous ocean & bch views includes separate guest house

Property Description : Magical Oasis VRBO 404053 boasts exceptional views and is a great home for the discerning guest. Located on scenic West Cliff Drive, it over looks the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf. It is perfect for multi-generational gatherings, romantic get aways and those in pursuit of their passions.

A detached, separate guest cottage, with full kitchen, provides privacy for in-laws or another couple. Magical Oasis is a beautiful Spanish style house, decorated, and thoughtfully appointed by KToole Designs with a eco-friendly goal.

At Magical Oasis, we pride ourselves in helping guest create very special experiences. Guest are greeted with fresh flowers, complimentary local wines from MJA vintners, delicious Donnelley's chocolates and artisan soaps and lotions from Fish Princess Farms. Currently, local artist, Barbara Bailey-Porter's original plein air paintings of Santa Cruz, grace the walls as part of Magical Oasis's guest artist series.

Magical Oasis is a Spanish styled house that was designed to capture the views from every room. It is tastefully appointed with antiques and comfortable fine furnishings. A detached private guest cottage with full kitchen is ideal for in laws, another couple or in-house massage.

There are lots of fabulous dinning options in Santa Cruz and we also recommend engaging one of our a personal chefs for a truly memorable dining in experience. The views from Magical Oasis's beautiful dining room is truly magical! For variety, guests can barbecue on the private patio, picnic on the beach, or walk/bike to many nearby restaurants. There are lots of fun beach town venues, (great burgers and artisan pizza), and foodies will love the variety of restaurants offering organic produce and original fare. We are happy to help you choose from over 27 Zagat rated restaurants and enjoy sharing our favorites.

The gourmet or aspiring chef may enjoy trying recipes from several fine cook books such as Tyler Florence's Ultimate, and Julie Rosso's Great Good Food while cooking on the Merritt O'Keefe six burner gas stove. For the coffee aficionado, bring your pods for the new Nespesso machine or walk down to Ideal for a great latte. The West Side is home to the largest New Leaf Market, several vintner tasting rooms, Kelly's French Bakery, Companion Bakers,and El Salchichero.

The world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, SC Wharf, the Light House, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are all just short stolls on the wide newly paved West Cliff promenade. Also with in short walking distance are lots of shops, great restaurants, spas, bike, surf board, and segway rentals. Pedi-taxi's and the Santa Cruz Trolley are also fun ways to get about town.

Santa Cruz is home to some of the best surfing. Mid to advanced level surfers can walk down the steps to the famous Steamer Lane. The novice surfer can hit Cowell’s Cove, try paddle boarding around the Wharf or Kayaking, then relax in Magical Oasis’ hot tub.

Santa Cruz has something for all. Guests can take a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroads, bike on the numerous paths or take a segway along West Cliff, see a Shakespeare Santa Cruz play, visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center or go wine tasting at several West Side vintner tasting rooms.

Golfers, reserve your time on the challenging Alister McKensie designed Pasatiempo Golf Course, or the Delevaga Course ( which also has a challenging ultimate frisbee course). The drive to Pebble Beach and Spy Glass are beautiful and about an hour.

There are pick up beach volley ball games, two newly surfaced tennis courts are not far from the house. Soccer, rock climbing, in door batting cage are just some of the recreational opportunities besides hiking, biking and playing in the surf. After a great day of exploring, guests can engage our in -house masseuse then soak in the large hot tub.

Downtown Santa Cruz has great shopping, spas, yoga classes, restaurants, and that comfortable beach town feel. Magical Oasis is a special vacation home that offers one of the most spectacular, magical views on the West Coast.

Keywords: Santa Cruz, Ocean Front, Beach, West Cliff, spectacular, magical views of the Wharf and Monterey Bay. Beautifully appointed.

West Cliff Views! Surfers Most desirable location in Santa Cruz. Cowell's Beach, Famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk, restaurants, and Santa Cruz Wharf. Includes Guest Cottage, family including dogs.


Karen Toole

Member Since 2012
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About Karen Toole

We love Magical Oasis and enjoy knowing that our guests do too. We want our guest to experience the best of Santa Cruz. The home has been a vacation home in Ed's family for two generation. Karen is active in the arts and loves Santa Cruz.

Karen Toole purchased this House in 1989

Why Karen Toole chose Westside

The views, views, views..and from every room. Even the cook gets a great view while preparing meals on a wonderful Merritt Okeefe six burner gas range. Private patio with hot tub and separate casita. This is a wonderful, beautifully appointed home.

What makes this House unique

We take pride in making sure every guest feels special. The house is appointed with plush robes as well as bath and body products from Fish Princess Farms. We can customize flowers and chocolates. We will greet you with a bottle of red or white wine, arrange for a chef and a masseuse and are happy to suggest unique outings to complete your memorable Santa Cruz Magical Oasis.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, The fourth bedroom is a separate suite with complete kitchen
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, The living room has a new queen sleeper sofa
      • Queen size Beds (2) Master bedroom has a queen bed and so does the guest cottage, Double Beds (1) Den has new full sleeper sofa, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The beautiful living room has a full custom sleeper sofa, and wood burning fire place as well as magical night views.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • the two bathrooms in the main house have two doors each allowing guest extra privacy when sharing the house. Guest house has its own bathroom and separate shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          There is a good view of Cowells beach from the master bedroom, the living room, and dining room
        • Beachfront
          At low tide, there is beach access across the street, This is where famous surfers access the waves. Cowell's beach is 500 yards from the house.
        • Downtown
          Park your car and walk to downtown, the wharf or ride bikes to the WestSide. After shopping or dining, rent a Pedi-cab to bring you back to Magical Oasis in Santa Cruz style.
        • Monument View
          The famous Surf statue is less than a block away from Magical Oasis. And the Light house and museum are just two more blocks.
        • Mountain View
          The weather effects the visibility of the hills surrounding the Monterey Bay by changing the landscape regularly. Truly an artist's paradise.
        • Ocean View
          Magical Oasis is between Cowell's Beach and Steamer Lane, at the peak of Cypress Point with a World class, unobstructed ocean view.
        • Oceanfront
          Guest cottage, bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and even the back patio have fabulous views.
        • Water View
          The views are world class, really!
        • Waterfront
          Cowell's Over Look Park is between the house and the waterfront but there are no structures blocking the views.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      top of the line, new Whirlpool full size washer and dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      central forced air
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Fine linens including new Ralph Lauren towels, good table cloths and napkins. Quality bedding, a selection of firm, soft, and down pillows, down comforters, and wool blankets and new mattresses
                    • Fireplace
                    • Parking
                      Three cars tandem can fit in the driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                      additional off street parking near by
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      top of the line, new Whilrpool full size washer and dryer
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Living room has wood burning fireplace


                        • Microwave
                          large family sized microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          We are happy to help you arrange catering or an in house chef
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Good quality for the gourmet chef, Good Grips
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Good quality service ware and dishes
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          (2) Chefs will love this kitchen. refurbished Merritt O'keefe gas stove, new hardwood floor, good knives, good grip tools, great pots and pans, juicer, salad spinner, lobster pot,and great views! And there is a second full kitchen in the guest house.
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                          double oven and warming drawers
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some flour, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, spices
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          six burner gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining room has views from every seat. There are cloth place mats and nice napkins
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  very special children's collection as well as classics
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  lots of family games
                                • Music Library
                                  There are a variety of cd's in the music collection
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) New flat screen TV with cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Twin bedroom has a good selection of kids classic movies


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (3) There are three unique out door spaces for dining. The front porch is a favorite spot to people watch and enjoy the setting sun
                                    • Gazebo
                                      There are two tables on the back patio and can accommodate a party of ten.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      very good public courts are a few blocks away
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      3 surf boards and 2 boggie boards and lots of beach toys and beach chairs


                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              It's really wonderful after a day of playing in the surf. There is an out door hot and cold shower too!

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Guest cottage with seperate entrance from patio has a queen bed, spacious sitting area, and full kitchen. Great for multi generational family vacations

                                                                      43 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful home and view

                                                                      Nancy R.San Jose, CA

                                                                      This is a beautiful home in a perfect location for views and access to all of the amenities of West Cliff Drive. The home is charming, comfortable, and meticulously kept. The owner is quick to respond to any needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Magical Oasis.

                                                                      Very relaxing and enjoyable stay

                                                                      Xmas_Party_2012Westminster, Colorado

                                                                      Prime location. Great view. Family of eight stayed to celebrate mother's 90th birthday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

                                                                      Karen was very responsive and helpful. Thank you Karen for sharing your home.


                                                                      Kathleen H.

                                                                      Loved the view, chairs n living room allowed relaxed full view all day long. Could not have enjoyed it more. Sad to leave!

                                                                      Wonderful week at a comfortable home in a perfect location with gorgeous views

                                                                      Robin B.Montgomery, AL

                                                                      We could not have picked a better place for our 2 sons, daughters-in-love, and grandchildren (11 and 13) to congregate with us for a family vacation in the Santa Cruz area. The home is so comfortable with all the amenities needed. Karen and her team are wonderful and so responsive. The views are amazing. We loved sitting in the club chairs at the big front window or in the front porch overlooking the beach, surfers, boardwalk and wharf. The location was perfect for exploring all that is nearby - we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, had a picnic and hiking in Big Basin State Park to see the redwoods, Natural Bridges State Beach to see its amazing tide pools with anemones, and great fun for the grandkids to explore one of the classic boardwalks in the U.S. and ride the Big Dipper. We barbecued in the backyard, and took wonderful walks to the Lighthouse to watch the surfing. So many wonderful memories made in this home.

                                                                      We are frequent users of VRBO across the country and I highly recommend Magical Oasis for a family vacation!

                                                                      The Magical Oasis provided our family's magic glue!

                                                                      Leela G.Durango Colorado

                                                                      Our 4th of July family reunion was the best one ever --held at the truly Magical Oasis. West Cliff Drive is a fabulous location--for the magnificent views of the ocean, wharf and boardwalk. The charm, character and comfort of the home was wonderful. The My husband enjoyed cooking breakfast for all eight of us every morning and appreciated having all the pots, pans, and utensils (2 different sizes of whisks) needed to create his egg frittatas. Serving dishes and silverware were sufficient to entertain other family members who visited us there.

                                                                      Our adult offspring enjoyed riding the bicycles around town. The beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas were used for our fun at the beach. Twilight and nighttime creates an ever changing view of twinkling and colorful lights. Four generations were brought together to enjoy meals, play games, soak in the hot tub, share stories and much laughter.

                                                                      Thank you Karen for our very memorable time together in your lovely home.

                                                                      perfect beach getaway

                                                                      Debbie S.

                                                                      Magical Oasis is a beautiful home in the perfect spot in Santa Cruz. It has incredible views, a great kitchen, hot tub, multiple bathrooms, parking, bikes -really the perfect vacation setup . Very clean and with everything you need. We didn't want to leave and hope to return again and again.


                                                                      Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                                      Watch this video to get a sense of Santa Cruz. There a two good shots of the house. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a big attraction in the summer. Santa Cruz is home to the University of California Santa Cruz. Steamer Lane is the home of the O'neil Coldwater Classic, World record surfing competition. (check out this years high lights on the Sentienel,you tube set to music) Santa Cruz has Great restaurants serving organic food and local wines, ethnic foods and great pizzas. Local vintners are open for Wine Tasting. There are lots of beachy shops as well as nice boutiques. Enjoy day spas, coffee shops, locally owned great book store. Boat rentals, segways, and bike rentals, even a trolly to the shops and pedicart can be arranged to take you to your destination.


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