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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Opal Cliffs House Rental Photos and Description

Home, 2 Bedrooms + Queen sofa bed (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen, WiFi

Our relaxing beach retreat is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style with a soothing and warm tropical feel, and lacks of nothing. It is immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable—and just a block from the beach.

A FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE

It’s all in the details.

This remodeled beach home’s focus is on comfort and relaxation. It has a peaceful, tropical feel throughout that puts you at ease, accented with unique art and handcrafted furnishings.

A spacious, open-concept floor plan keeps you connected, and the welcoming living and dining areas encourage you to sit down and enjoy time together.

Prepare a meal in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen and then enjoy it in the Balinese-inspired dining room.

We provide soft white towels, high-thread count sheets, and a collection of quality personal bath care items. Robes and slippers will be waiting for you, too.

Beach Lover’s Retreat is another level of dog-friendly, with plush doggie beds, blankets and a dog-friendly beach just at the end of the street. Plus, our backyard is fenced for their safety and your convenience. One guest commented, “…my dog is still wondering why we had to come home.”

In-home entertainment abounds – provided are libraries of hit movies, children movies, and multi-genre music CDs for your enjoyment! We also have a large family game collection.

HANG-OUT(SIDE)

After a long day at the beach or the Boardwalk, gather around the outdoor fire pit.

There is a Weber gas grill for preparing your fresh catch-of-the-day from the Santa Cruz wharf and other finds from the nearby farmers’ markets.

Enjoy your meals around the backyard dining table next to the grill, and relax afterward in our lounge chairs.

The secure fenced backyard means you can let your children and four-legged companion run free. And there is an outdoor hot + cold shower for use after coming off the beach or when the pup has rolled in the sand all day.

IT’S YOUR KIND OF BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD

Our vacation home is located in a safe residential neighborhood that embraces the best of the “Santa Cruz vibe.” It’s very much a “wave and say hi” kind of place.

The beach’s sand and waves are right at the end of our street, just a block away. We’re within walking distance of 41st Avenue, the main artery in the area for restaurants, coffee houses and shops.

There’s plenty of parking with 3 on-driveway spots all your own.

We are located just 5 to 10 driving minutes from the Boardwalk and Capitola, and 15 minutes from the eclectic Pacific Street shopping / dining downtown area. The home is 50ish minutes from Monterey and Carmel.

YOU’LL BECOME A SANTA CRUZ INSIDER

We’ll provide you access to a customized smartphone and web app that is loaded with our Santa Cruz Insider’s Guide. Plus we are just a quick reply away with answers to any questions you may have.

And we give back to the Santa Cruz community - through donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.

OUR GUESTS SAY GREAT THINGS

Some of the things our guests often tell us are:

• We’ve created a space that is welcoming, comfortable, and soothing—all at once;

• The beach-home feels like their very-own; and

• They don’t want to leave!

Many guests come back to stay with us year after year.

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Contact us soon to book your beach getaway while your desired dates are still available—our reservation calendar often fills early and fast!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland

Hi there! Our family—Cal, our Australian Shepherd, Mattie, and myself, Linda—would like to welcome you to our beach home.

We bought this place so we could eventually retire near the ocean. In the meantime, we’ve taken a lot of pride in decorating to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to create a warm, inviting and peaceful place for our guests. Our neighborhood is safe and the folks are warm-hearted and full of that unique Santa Cruz spirit.

Cal and I love to travel and are blessed to have visited many exotic and wonderful locations around the world, and this is why you will find a host of travel and destination books from places we’ve enjoyed. If you’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, have a look through them and enjoy!

Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland chose Santa Cruz

We chose this location because it’s a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz. The beach is just at the end of the block and it’s very dog friendly, which was important to us. Walking the shoreline, we’ve spotted many otters, seals, porpoises, and even whales. We also love seeing the plentiful pelicans line-up in formation and glide over the surface of the water. We wanted a home with a nice-sized backyard, which was difficult to find, especially this close to the coast. But we found one! And our landscaped backyard is one of our favorite spots.

We were thrilled to get everything we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat, and we love sharing our cherished place by the Pacific with others!

What makes this house unique

Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect chosen with the comfort of our guests in mind. The kitchen is completely renovated and is stocked with everything you need. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious. The bathrooms have a nautical, yet Zen, feel. The backyard is a real treat with patio furniture, a gas BBQ, lounge chairs and a wonderful fire pit to roast marshmallows and hotdogs and cozy up to on brisk nights. You can hear the ocean waves from here. We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and folks love it because you can people watch and wave and say hello to neighbors, or sip and savor your morning coffee. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood. And we enjoy being hosts to our guests to ensure they feel special—like locals!—and have a great Santa Cruz visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely home you have. We enjoyed it so much. Great location and everyhting we needed. Decor is beautiful. We enjoyed the beach, the boardwalk, walks in the morning and your DVD collection catching up on new movies we hadn't seen. We hope to visit again.
Apr 2009
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(147 traveler reviews)

Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
average rating of 4.9931974 based on 150 reviews
5

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Loved the quiet, well stocked home. It was a wonderful retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Beach Lover's Retreat. The house is just gorgeous and so well cared for. We loved the decor and felt it was the perfect beach house. The owners truly thought of everything to make our stay the best possible experience. They had dog leashes, bags, beds, toys and dishes to make our dog feel at home. For the two legged guests, they provided the world's comfiest bed, a ton of soft towels and blankets, extensive DVD collection, all labeled for our ease, as well as a welcome bag with wine for us and treats for our dogs. They even had an emergency vet posted on the fridge. Just incredibly thoughtful homeowners. This modern home was a 2 minute walk to the beach, where we got to run in the sand and watch the sunset. We met so many friendly people and dogs. We highly recommend the Beach Lover's Retreat next time you are in Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Hospitality and Thoughtfulness and FUN!

  • 5 of 5

I've learned a new Japanese word that fits our experience to a T. "Omotenashi" is the sense of hospitality that involves anticipating a guest's EVERY POSSIBLE need. That's Beach Lover's Retreat.

From providing our fur baby with treats, beds, sofa covers, outside water bowls, leashes (in case we forgot ours), etc etc; and with the same care and thoroughness for us humans, it was so relaxing to know that we would find ANYthing that we might need. And if you have young children with you, there is so much provided to enhance their amusement at the home or at the beach.

No need for last minute shopping for a cork screw (or salt and pepper) or even googling places for groceries or restaurants. All is provided. The Beach Lover's Retreat is a wonderful "home away from home". Okay, it's better than home, since it is so close to the beach!

The Beach Lover's Retreat is beautifully decorated and appointed with whimsy, even the outside yard. Very cozy all around and so visually fun to see new things when you turn your head, on walls, ceiling, and fences.

Definitely recommend this place for a wonderful and relaxing time at the Beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can we stay forever?

  • 5 of 5

The beach lovers retreat was incredible! Clean, updated, fully stocked. There were toys for boys, toys for the dogs, everything we needed, sound of the ocean waves at night. The backyard was beautiful. The beach is half a walk from the house. Simply incredible. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful house, clean and stocked with every that we needed for our weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Weekend getaway was just what we needed and the vacation rental was everything that was quoted

To us and more. Would definitely recommend and would use again. Thanks Linda & Cal!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautifully decorated, very comfortable, and contained all the necessities for a fun and relaxing vacation, including dog beds, dog treats and toys. We especially loved the beach decor, so tastefully done! The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed sunset at the beach, which was only a five-minute walk. Would definitely like to return and we absolutely recommend your charming home,

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Harbor
Verve Coffee
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Neptune's Kingdom
Aloha Island Grille
Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room
Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
Whole Foods Market
The Hook
The Penny Ice Creamery
Paradise Beach Grille
Live Oaks Beach-dog friendly!
"1 mile long beautiful stretch of beach with views of the Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach area"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Capitola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Train
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots!
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
26th Avenue Beach - at the end of our block!
Car: recommended

Pleasure Point Area

Rates & Availability

Opal Cliffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
 
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
New Year's Weekend 2016-17
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Late Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,795
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$340
 
 
Late Spring
May 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,385
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,385
 
 
Late Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,385
 
 
New Year's 2017-2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$280
From
$305
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $1 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Standard rates and minimum night periods apply other than for Summer Season and Holiday Periods
7 night minimum stays rent from changeover date afternoon 4 PM until the following changeover date morning 11 AM
Shorter stays during 7 night minimum stay periods are available should you wish to rent a full 7 nights
We do not book single night stays
Please email about monthly rental rates, which vary by month (available Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb)
Cleaning fee $150, and $150 every two weeks for stays greater than two weeks
Occupancy Taxes, should the tax rate change, will adjust to then current Santa Cruz County tax rates during stay dates
No occupancy taxes for stays equal to or greater than 31 days per current Santa Cruz County occupancy tax rules
Until booking is confirmed, rental and cleaning fee rates are subject to change
To confirm booking, mutually signed personalized rental agreement + security deposit receipt required
No smoking in home, on property, or in neighborhood
Santa Cruz County Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00041

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Opal Cliffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Bathroom -
    Second Bathroom -
    Outdoor shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , Sofa bed in great room
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Well-behaved dogs accepted - please call to discuss. Bikes available for rental nearby. Wet suits and surf boards available for rental nearby.

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