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Five Gables And The Ocean View

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A big spacious home to enjoy your family vacation. Everyone has room to feel special, read a book, play a game, or hang out without feeling like you are even indoors. The outside is so inviting; a big flat lawn; a great playground close by; ideal area to bicycle; or just hang out at the beach...You will feel like your on top of the world, with no worries or pressures, only the need to enjoy the fresh ocean air and the incredible views we offer.

Property Manager
JJ Casserd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

About JJ Casserd

We have a wonderful family that enjoys going to the Beach; riding bicycles, and enjoy playing games together.

JJ Casserd purchased this house in 2000

Why JJ Casserd chose Santa Cruz County

This property is in the ideal location, for a large family, to have space for everyone and have a sense of security that only the neighborhood of La Selva Beach allows.

What makes this house unique

A living room, with a fireplace, a separate family room and a addition to a play room for the 'little ones'...all on the same level as the kitchen dining room !

A Big master suite for quiet time; three good size bedrooms offer their own seclusion or 'recharge' space.

A big flat lawn area for games; a good beach area for games;

Just a fun area to be... all the way around...

Guestbook comments from the manager

thank you for your delightful review---we are pleased that you enjoyed this lovely home and our very special beach community.
Aug 2013
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La Selva Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Five Gables And The Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Spacious, CLEAN, 5 minutes to beach

  • 5 of 5

Rented this house for my family and my sister's family when we came to town for a family wedding in La Selva. It was perfect for our needs. Bedroom layouts were ideal for multiple families staying together. We also had my 92 year old father staying with us. We gave him the Master Bedroom which is the only bedroom upstairs but he was able to handle the stairs ok since it was only once up and down daily. All of the other bedrooms are downstairs, which is also where you enter the house. This house is VERY clean and did not have any weird smells like some rental homes do. The kitchen was large enough to have a few cooks in the kitchen. Only complaint was NO CORKSCREW, so bring your own. They has a lot of toddler cups and silverware which is convenient if you have small children with you. We did not (hence the need for a corkscrew!). The property was perfect; the beach is a short walk away. We walked on the beach to and from the wedding which took place at a house on the beach. Another word of warning: there is no hair dryer so pack your own. We had 6 young adults in our party (21-25 years old) and they loved it too. They found the fire pits at the beach and made s'mores one night. Great house and location. I would definitely rent this again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you as a guest. ps the corkscrew has been replaced again...
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Huge house! Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first reunion and we decided to find a beach house for our gathering. I couldn't have found a more perfect home! First, we were so thankful that they allowed the 2 nights minimum stay. Since our kids had started school already, we were only able to do 2 nights so this property was perfect for us. The home was HUGE and very spacious. As you walk through the front door, there was 3 bedrooms plus laundry room on the first floor. Bedroom 1 has 1 full or queen bed. Bedroom2 has 2 beds- a full and a single, and bedroom3 has 3 beds- a full, and 2 twins I believe. Then you head up the stairs and it opens up to a big living room, and another smaller living room, a dining room, kitchen, a game room, and a HUGE Master bedroom suite with a king size bed. The game room was a huge hit for the little ones. It was filled with toys in tubs. But the deck was a huge favorite for the grownups! Gorgeous views of the ocean. And they even had a BBQ to cook on the deck. Adult took turns sitting out the deck and watching the sunset. Great and easy 10-15 minute walking access to Manresa State Beach. I had family members from 70 to 5yrs old who had no problem walking to the beach. And what a great beach it was! Great house and will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house does not do it justice, this place was wonderful, It was huge and had plenty of space for everybody. There was a huge upstairs master bedroom with a large bed and plenty of room to spread out with an adjoining shower and bathroom. It had a separate upstairs bathroom close to the living room. It had a upstairs playroom with age appropriate toys for the children and a closet full of games for the teens. There were two large living rooms upstairs, the first living room had a open view of the ocean and space for 10 adults to sit comfortable and come together and converse. The second living room had a piano and two futons to read a book or a place for the teens to just talk and hang out. There was a very well stocked upstairs kitchen that had a ocean view with a large island in the middle that you could gather around and cook. There was a large table in the dining room so that everyone can eat together. You could also eat or just hang out on the wrap around balcony facing the ocean. The downstairs had another bathroom with shower and tub. They even provided a safety gate to prevent the young kids from going up and down the stairs. There was three large bedrooms downstairs with single and double beds. There was a large laundry room downstairs with plenty of towels and beach towels. They had a large ping pong table in the garage and sand toys to enjoy the beach. The beach was just a stroll away and easy to get to. This property was very clean and well maintained. I would definitively return to this property and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge house, wonderful for kids, fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 5 adults and 4 kids ages 3, 5, 6, 8 stayed at this house for 3 nights and everyone loved it.


- The big eating area table was a highlight. It sat all 9 of us comfortably and has big windows facing the sea. We sat over breakfast / tea / coffee for hours every morning just watching the sea. We saw lots of dolphins, pelicans, boats, surfers...

- This house is huge! The kids loved the playroom, and there is an entire closet stocked with games so the kids were always entertained. They also played ping pong in the garage and we were happy to find a bag of sand toys in the garage and a closet full of beach towels to use! It was nice to have 2 big sitting areas - the kids would be in one, playing the piano or reading or watching a movie and the adults would be in another room, chatting and drinking wine.

- The first night we lit up the grill on the balcony, that was great.

- There are 4 fire pits down at the beach so one evening we did s'mores at the beach - fantastic.

- Across the street there are some benches you can go sit on that face the sea. So peaceful. There was a wedding there on the Saturday morning, nice to watch.

- House is really well stocked, including movies for the kids, and really well-stocked kitchen even including things like an insulated picnic bag and freezer ice pack as an example.

Other good things to know:

- The master bedroom is upstairs, with an ensuite bathroom and there's another half bath upstairs but there are 3 bedrooms that could sleep 8 people if you fill all the beds, and just 1 downstairs bathroom.

- From the photos, we thought the house was right on the beach. The beach is easy to get to, but between the house and the beach there is a road, then another house, then a bluff, THEN the beach. You can walk down a steep path down the bluff, directly to the beach (not recommended with small children or carrying coolers etc) or you can walk down a path to the disused train tracks and walk along the tracks until you get to the parking lot, then walk down the stairs. Or, you could drive, which is a few minutes but parking is $5.

- Really convenient corner store a couple blocks away that we used for milk.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly set up for families or couples.

Well equipped and good sound proofing.

Wonderful views and beach access. Dolphins every morning from the kitchen and living room windows.

Short walk to small village center in charming town.

Would definitely rent again,

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Amazing Ocean-View Home. Great for large families, adventures to the beach, Monterey & Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family getaway in this home. The property description is brief, so let me fill you in on the details. This house is ENORMOUS. It has high ceilings, beautiful architectural details, and great use of space. Upstairs, you will find a big kitchen, a dining area with a huge table, a living room with plenty of seating (enormous sectional & chairs) and a TV, a family room with a piano/TV/futons, a half-bath, a master suite larger than many San Francisco apartments, and my personal favorite.. a room for TOYS! That’s right, a toy room. Our 2 year old son arrived at this house all cranky from our journey but immediately perked up when he found all kinds of fun new things to play with. This room kept him happy & occupied for FOUR DAYS! ? They also have a Pack-N-Play and a rocking chair in the master bedroom in case you have an infant. There is no child gate at the top of the stairs, though. We just put the Pack N Play in front of the stairs as a quick solution.

Downstairs you will find: Bedroom 2 has two twin beds, a trundle and a full bed. (One twin has a rail on the side, so it was PERFECT for our son who just transitioned to a big boy bed). Bedroom 3 has two full beds (I think). Bedroom4 has a queen bed. There is also a full laundry room, a full bathroom, and a huge garage with a ping pong table & other toys. (including beach toys)

The yard is huge, flat and grassy..perfect for playing whiffle ball , tossing a Frisbee, or other outdoor fun.

The house was very clean, well stocked with things that we would need, except food. There were no basic things like salt/pepper/oil, so be sure to bring EVERYTHING you need for meals. There are plenty of plates/cups (even kid stuff), pots pans and other hardware.

The house is located within walking distance of a private beach, as well as public beaches and a beautiful scenic overlook. You can watch the ocean while you’re cooking or relaxing at the dining table, or on the front deck. It is in a very quiet, residential neighborhood that feels extremely safe. There is a great playground and basketball court just a few blocks away where kids can play.

I love the fact that we could hop down to Monterey (Aquarium!) or up to Santa Cruz (Beach Boardwalk and Rides!) very easily for additional adventures.

This home is everything we could have hoped for and more, and was great to share with extended family and friends, and it is extremely family friendly (all ages!)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We think ours is a special beach community and love to share it with wonderful folks like your family. Thank you for the delightful review. We hope to see you again in the near future...
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
manresa state beach
Car: necessary

Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are the 'book ends' of two very famous tourist attractions. World famous golf, surfing,biking, hiking, and of course shopping is all within a half hours drive.

The world famous mystery spot, whale watching, in season, are also minutes away. There is no better place to come and relax and enjoy the highlights, that become activities, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary offers to all that come and visit. Broadway style theater close by, fine dining with local organic specialties, and some of the Best wine tours California can offer.

Of course, it is our family friendly beaches that offer soft sand, and lots of room on the beach to enjoy family play time.


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
security deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%

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