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New Modern Luxury, Perfect Oceanview Location!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bed w/downstairs family room. Perfect for kids, two families or executives.

This is a newly remodeled modern styled beach house with great ocean views that is and really upscale!

In addition to the pictures - to see more of our wonderful beach house, click on the small "video" box at the top of any of the photos or scroll to the bottom and click on the "Owner's Website Link."

It is unique in that it has a large family/extra living room downstairs making it perfect for a large family with "kids downstairs, adults upstairs," 4 couples or an executive retreat. It is a big 4-bedroom home located on one of the most sought after streets in Santa Cruz. From the spa to the fire pit to the outdoor shower to the beach cruisers, boogie boards and beach wagon, it is all set up for fun! Plus, spend the evenings cooking in a fully stocked awesome kitchen and then relaxing in front of a stunning new linear fireplace. This house is a great blend of functionality and nearly impeccable, sophisticated, modern luxury.

Enjoy new graywashed hardwood floors, comfortable hip furniture, a fantastic new kitchen and designer bathrooms. Sleep in new beds with fine linens (all 540 thread count) and enjoy the two gas fireplaces and two home theater systems. It is super clean and is full of fun amenities.

It is on a quiet street that is a short walk to the beach and 3 minutes by bike to Pleasure Point or the Yacht Harbor and a 12 minute bike or 5 minute drive to the Boardwalk or Capitola. Note that our street, 24th ave. has a great viewing bench at the end of the street, but no stairs down to the beach - so it stays uncrowded and kids can play on the street. It is a 1 min. 30 second walk to 23rd street to enter Santa Maria beach. (Note that due to recent flooding from our record breaking storm that you may need to walk to 22nd street until the overflow from the lagoon drys up.)

This has been a very popular 5-star rental home that our family had rented via VRBO...We liked it so much, that as previous renters, we purchased it the moment it came onto the market last November. We have since remodeled the house and are renting it on a limited basis to keep it in great condition.

Sleeps 10

UPSTAIRS:

Kitchen - New and fully stocked with Sub Zero refrigerator, Bosch gas cooktop, large pantry, Keurig coffee maker, stainless oven and microwave. Included is a new set of pots and pans, knives, silverware, glassware, BBQ utensils, bowls, cutting boards, toaster, popcorn maker, and dishes. The cabinetry has dynamic colors, quartz countertops and a glass tile splash.

Living Room - New linear gas fireplace surrounded by stone and mahogany cabinets, 55" flat screen TV, Home theater system, Apple TV, DVD player, universal remote, large modern sectional couch and two reclining swivel chairs.

Dining room - New custom dining table and chairs with gorgeous ocean, mountain and sunset views.

Front deck - New Webber gas grill, dining table and swivel chairs for enjoying the view

Upstairs Master - New firm Cal King mattress with gel infused memory foam topper. Flat screen TV, two closets, stunning master bathroom with large shower, walnut cabinets and fantastic tile surrounding a floating mirror. There is a hair dryer, a makeup mirror and an iron & ironing board.

Upstairs Queen Room - New Euro plush queen mattress with memory foam topper. View of the ocean and fun black and white Santa Cruz photos.

Upstairs guest bath - Gorgeous mahogany cabinets, exciting finishes and bathtub with rain shower.

Laundry room - Full sized Maytag washer and dryer, laundry sink.

DOWNSTAIRS:

Downstairs King Room - New European Sleepworks Cal King Mattress with matching latex memory topper. Right side tuned plush, left side tuned firm. Large closet.

Downstairs Queen/Bunk room. One queen and three twins (one twin is a high-quality folding bed) in a large fun-shaped room with a large closet.

Downstairs living/family room - 55" flat screen TV, DVD player, Home theater system, Gas fireplace surrounded by custom cabinetry with built-in desk. Large doors lead to outdoor patio. Tile floors.

Downstairs Bathroom - large two-sink bathroom with a good-sized shower.

Back patio - New fire pit and gliding chairs, lawn and Hotsprings Spa, highlighted by a creative outdoor "surfboard shower."

Garage - Full garage with parking for one large and one small car. Included are 4+ new Electra cruiser bikes, a wagon for the beach, 6 beach chairs, sand toys, kids wetsuits, umbrellas and a 3-sided tent, beach BBQ gear, 5 boogie boards and more. Surfboards can be arranged.

Front - Parking for 4 cars in driveway plus one on street.

OVERALL:

Free "blast" cable wifi, telephone landline with free domestic calling.

Keyless entry for front and back and garage doors with personalized code for security and ease of going to the beach, etc. without having to take keys. Great for kids!

The house is stocked with beach towels, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies - so you can travel light.

Please note that our county vacation rental permit allows for a 10 person occupancy limit with an additional 5 people allowed allowed as guests for a day/short term (non sleepover) visit. The county also enforces quiet time from10 PM till 8 am.

We love this area and particularly this street in Santa Cruz. This is one of the "banana belts" in Santa Cruz and it is often warm and clear here when it is cold and foggy on the West Shore or down towards Aptos. The dead end street is very quiet and kids often play out front. The neighbors are great and the bench at the end of the street is like "instant zen." We often see whales, dolphins, seals and otters from the bench. You can watch surfers and sailboats almost every day. It is a short walk or bike ride to world class surfing at Pleasure Point, 26th and 38th ave and the "Hook." Santa Maria beach is less than a 2 minute walk, and since there is no public parking, it is very uncrowded and seemingly super safe as a result. Sunny Cove is right nearby and it is the best body surfing/boogie boarding beach in Santa Cruz. There is a brand new library a short walk away that overlooks the lagoon. You can jump on the beach cruisers and be in Capitola, the Boardwalk, the Yacht Harbor/Crow's Nest, the 41st ave. shopping area (Mall, Whole foods, surf shops, coffee shops, theater, etc.) all within minutes - then return home and enjoy a stunning sunset, and a restful, quiet evening just minutes away from the "hubbub."

There are several great golf courses, all within a 10-12 minute drive. There is fishing on the beach at the bottom of our street, or you can fish from the Capitola or Municipal pier or go by charter or rental boat from the piers. Sunset Sailing excursions available at the yacht harbor. Monterey, Carmel, The 17 mile drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium are only 45 minute away. There is hiking a short drive away in the deep redwoods at Henry Cowell Redwoods, Big Basin, and the Forest of Nicene Marks Park in Aptos. The area offers many other activities from live theater to professional basketball to paddle boarding to great local wine tasting. There are "activities for everyone" or you can simply snuggle up in front of one of our fireplaces and enjoy listening to the waves break.

County of Santa Cruz Vacation Rental Certificate # CO00058

More Details

Owner
John Christensen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About John Christensen

After renting vacation homes in Santa Cruz for many years, we finally decided to buy, design and create our dream beach house. We rented THIS house in 2013 and had a fantastic time. It was the best of several homes we had rented through VRBO. When it came on the market in 2014, we were really excited, and purchased it right away. We have since finished an extensive remodel and really love the way it turned out.

John Christensen purchased this house in 2014

Why John Christensen chose Santa Cruz

We love this house because:

- The location is so close to our favorite beach and activities

- The house is beautiful, large (2400 square feet) and super functional with the two living rooms.

- It has a new house clean feel

- There are so many fun, cool things, from the surfboard shower - to the cruiser bikes - to the awesome fireplace - to the designer colors, finishes and furniture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5+ stars.. what a fabulous home in the perfect location! We look forward to when we can stay again!
May 2017
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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 34
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Follow all laws and requirements, including no fireworks & no loud noise between 10 pm and 8 am, and following recycling/trash procedures.
  • No sand in the house or spa. Keep kids from leaving dirty finger prints or using markers on windows & walls. Don't move furniture.
  • Check out on time and complete the items on the checkout list. Please see attached rental contract for additional house rules & obligations.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , One of the twins is a high-quality folding bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews
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5

Fabulous house. Beautiful decor. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for a family get together and everyone loved it! The spa and fire pit were wonderful. The house was well stocked with everything you need including wet suits, surf boards, sand toys, beach chairs and beach towels. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you and are delighted that you had such a good time. We were fortunate to have a top interior designer help us select incredible incredible finishes, furniture and art. Many of our guests love that this isn't a "typical rental." Hope to have you back sometime!
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5

Great Beach House with Thoughtful Touches

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and extremely well maintained. The owners have thought of everything that might be needed while staying in this property and being close to the beach. We were in town for a wedding and had guests from the east coast. We were able to gather in living area and enjoy each other's company at leisure. The weather was nice so it also allowed for the use of the fire pit outside. Garage was stocked with beach toys which we thought was a great touch, however we did not find the time to play on the beach. Great location, great house, great owners! Thank you for the wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful time at this gorgeous property. House is beautiful and so well stocked with everything you need for a trip to the beach! It was so nice to not have to drag all the beach toys, boogie boards, bikes, etc along with us. It is very spacious and the set up with 2 bedrooms and couch/tv both upstairs and downstairs worked perfectly for 2 families. The home is well situated kind of half way between capitola beach and santa cruz boardwalk - we spent a day at each! 5 minute drive to several restaurants and coffee shops. Also nice view of ocean sunsets from the balcony. Also, the owners were wonderful, very nice and incredibly responsive in all interactions from booking to check out.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time! Thanks for pointing out that our house works well for two families. As previous VRBO renters in Santa Cruz, we got a chance to rent and experience a number beach houses. This one was easily the best for our large family, and when it came onto the market, we were fortunate enough to buy it. We've done an extensive remodel and love that other's can enjoy it as well.
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5

Beautiful home fully stocked with beach gear

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! When we booked, we really wanted comfortable beds, lots of space, and close beach access. This house was everything we wanted. The beds are great. There’s two separate living areas. And the beach is very close. I will say that when we booked, we thought we could walk right onto the beach. That access is currently flooded, and you have to take some stairs, so it was a little tougher than expected for our elderly parents and carrying a baby and toddler. But the stairs are very close to the house, and there’s not too many. I just want to warn people that expect no stairs at all. The best part was the house came with all the beach gear you could possibly need. Much more than I expected even after reading the description. Overall the house was amazing!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and leaving our house in terrific condition! Thanks also for the info on current flooding. There are two beaches that are short walk from our house. 26th has steps and Santa Maria doesn't. The super close access to Santa Maria is flooded from our record storms, but if you walk an extra 75 yards there is a path to the sand. This is a great, fairly private beach that is great for kids/families!!! We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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5

Gorgeous family friendly home steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house was very clean and well stocked. Layout was perfect for 2 families; we had plenty of space and really loved the front deck listening to the ocean. The owner was very friendly and responsive to any questions we had. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and we loved hearing that you had such a great time! Thanks for pointing out that our house handles two families really well. There are beds for 4 people upstairs and 6 people downstairs, and each level has it's own living area.
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5

Beautiful ! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time as always! Home is lovely and immaculately clean to perfection!Beautiful view of the ocean. We walked to the beach and rode bikes. The beds are very comfortable too!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests had a great time - especially for the third time! Thanks once again for leaving our house in near perfect condition - and look forward to hosting you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
jbchristensen@comcast.net
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
DeLaveaga
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
24th Ave.

We love this quiet street that is so close to: Private beaches, Boardwalk, Yacht Harbor, World Class Surfing, Mountain Biking, Numerous Golf Courses, Charming Capitola Village, Fishing, Paddleboarding, UC Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods / Roaring Camp Railroad, Whale Watching, and so much more!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $260
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

- Please check with us prior to booking a trip starting on Sunday, as we need to make a special request for housekeeping.
- Our vacation rental permit allows for a 10-person maximum occupancy limit with an additional 5 people allowed allowed as guests for a day (non sleepover) visit. Unfortunately we can't grant exceptions. The County sheriff also strictly enforces excessive noise after 10 pm - so no large, loud parties are allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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