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Capitola Village Seashell Retreat

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Capitola House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-10)

This 2 unit Duplex is right in the heart of Capitola village, so you are next to the best shops, restaurants, and beaches on the Santa Cruz peninsula. It is perfect for large families or groups - includes three off-street parking spots. Many of the other rentals in the village do not have any private parking. Rates shown are for both units.

Each unit features two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both include a Washer and Dryer, Flat screen TVs, and an outdoor barbeque. The upstairs unit has a balcony and the downstairs unit has a large outdoor patio area for the whole gang to congregate.

This is truly an outstanding location for any large family or group. After spending time at the Seashell Retreat, you will want to come back every year.

We are located at 208 Stockton Avenue, Capitola, CA, 95010. This Duplex is right next to the intersection of Capitola and Stockton Avenue. The map at the bottom of the page shows the exact location.


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2016
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About The Owner

Our family has always loved the beach. The chance to buy a place in our favorite beach town and share it with travelers from around the world has been a joy to us.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Central Coast California

We looked for over two years to find just the right place. We viewed this property on the first day it was listed and bought it the next day.

What makes this house unique

Being in a place that has off-street private parking and is walking distance to restaurants, bars, and shops is a great convenience. We never have to leave once we pull into the driveway.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Capitola Village Seashell Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Location, Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this past week at the Seashell Retreat Capitola for my daughters wedding. We had several families staying in the village which made for a very special time. Our house was a gathering point throughout the weekend. We had a spacious living area and kitchen which was wonderful. The location couldn't have been any better. We were all able to walk to each others locations. We rented both duplexes which made for very comfortable accommodations for the 8 people. When there was a small problem with our arrival a bit early, the owners were quick to respond and make the corrections. We would love to stay again. Thanks a million.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a travel nurse!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the area, loved the upstairs unit, loved the amenities, loved Arynn, loved everything. Stayed here for 3 months and could not have found a better place.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So lucky we found this place!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I have stayed in Capitola before but this was our first time at Capitola Village Seashell Retreat. The 2 units are amazing - the beds were super comfortable with really nice linens. Spacious and clean and fantastic location. We parked and only moved the cars to leave the area. You can walk pretty much everywhere from this unit. Owner is fantastic - really wonderful to work with. This space worked great for us - we had 2 families so each family had one unit. We had privacy when we needed it, but plenty of space when we all wanted to get together. I can't recommend this place enough, and we'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Capitola!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5, plus grandparents, stayed in both units last summer (2014) and had a fabulous time. The 2 condos are lovely--clean, good size, nice furniture, comfortable beds, and fully stocked with kitchen items, bedding, towels, washer/dryer, and BBQ. The location cannot be beat...walking distance to the beach and shops (so convenient to go back and forth throughout the day). Plus beach chairs, sand toys/boogie boards. There are 2 reserved parking spots which is a huge plus! The owner is extremely nice, very attentive and quick to return calls. Very trustworthy. We are going back again this summer!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked well for big family.

  • 4 of 5

We used both units for a Capitola wedding stay. Although there were some glitches, such as no hot water and tv box troubles, the owners were attentive and fixed the problems quickly. The patio unit was spacious enough to host 20 for a pre-wedding get-together. Location is very good, and the parking spaces were very appreciated.

Gayle's for catering is terrific, and Shadowbrook wedding was outstanding.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, CA

Amazing place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at this unit for the past 4 years, many times renting both the a and b units with another family (we are a family of 4- 2 kids ages 10,13 now)I am remiss for not reviewing before! This place is a gem: a 3 minute walk to the beach, this place is smack in the middle of the village. Immaculate and fully stocked with kitchen items, bedding towels...and washer/dryer which are critical to a stay at the beach with kids! Gas BBQ, TV in the family room and master some sand toys, boogie board... If you stay, try Mr Toots for coffee, Pizza my heart, Zelda's for breakfast and beverages... Capitola is one of our most favorite places to family vacation and I could not fathom staying at another place. We previously tried 3 other rentals before finding this gem. Owner is easy to work with, fair, trust worthy... I can say this because we have rented from them for so many years...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Capitola House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Summer High season rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
Off Season rental includes Bottom unit only

Reservation Deposit: 50% of Rental fee (up to $500.00 max)
Final Balance: Due 30 days prior to arrival

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Capitola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full Bathrooms with Tankless Water heaters
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Infant Crib (1), Play n Pack (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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