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Nothing Between You and the Sand- Absolute Ocean Front

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townouse, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sand Dollar Beach Retreat

Nothing between you and the sand! Wonderful views from Santa Cruz to Monterey. Direct access to the beach from this spacious, updated townhouse located on Manressa Beach. Behind this private gated community, is the perfect vacation getaway for any beach lover. Just sit, relax and watch pelicans, whales and otters. Or get out and enjoy the surf and sand right outside your back door.

This updated unit has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus a large bonus room. The living room has a gas log fireplace perfect for those cool beach evenings. There is a separate formal dining area plus an informal breakfast bar. The kitchen is totally remodeled and fully equipped. There are two ocean front decks perfect for summer BBQ. All bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen have an ocean view. There are fire rings on the beach for summer bonfire fun. There are 3 TV's, VCR, DVD and complete stereo system with C.D., cassette deck and Bose speakers.

Linens and towels are provided for a carefree vacation. Centrally located on Monterey Bay, yet quietly secluded for complete relaxation.

*We NEVER will ask you for a WIRE* If anyone ever asks you to wire money - you may be a victim of a scam!!! Always call us if you want any information. We are not overseas - we are in California.....

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Cynthia Haines
Member since: 2001
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Cynthia Haines

I have always loved the beach and dreamed of owning a property right on the water some day.

Cynthia Haines purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Cynthia Haines chose Santa Cruz County

We just got lucky and accidentally found this perfect location

What makes this townhome unique

Our property is a home,not just a rental. Our family uses it regularly so it is something that we care for and maintain impeccably. You will find everything you need for a perfect stay.


La Selva Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , MAIN FLOOR BATHROOM WITH STALL SHOWER
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , LOFT BEDROOM - ADJACENT PRIVATE BATH
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , CAN BE KING OR 2 TWINS. DIRECT ACCESS TO THE BEACH. OCEAN VU
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , SOFABED WITH BUILT-IN AIR MATTRESS - COMFY!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
No Pets, Located directly on the beach - direct access from unit, Private community behind security gate, Living room with thermostat controlled gas fireplace, Separate dining area plus breakfast bar, 2 oceanfront decks, Upstairs deck has Gas BBQ, Fire rings on beach (seasonal), Fully-equipped kitchen, Gas oven/range, Refrigerator/Freezer, Dishwasher (ultra quiet), Complete sets of glassware, Silverware, Dishes, Stemware, TV's in bonus room, Loft bedroom, Downstairs bedroom, Answering machine, Fax, Full-size washer & dryer, Each bedroom has individual thermostat heat, 3 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms + bonus room with sofa bed. Covered carport - parking for 3 cars, Linens & towels provided, Beach equipment, Towels, Chairs, Umbrella provided


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Nothing Between You and the Sand- Absolute Ocean Front
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Daughters & friends trip

  • 5 of 5

Even though the weather was one of the biggest storms of the year it was a fantastic trip. Just sitting on the various balconies watching mother nature at its finest was great. The views are fantastic and the place very comfortable. Plenty of room for all! Great location, quiet but an easy drive to most popular places.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view was always spectacular and the home was very comfortable. We all had a wonderful time. The location was perfect for checking out all the sites in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

I rented this for family to stay at for my daughters graduation and it was perfect 😊 They had a wonderful time and enjoyed their stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Located right on a quiet beach perfect for families with small kids. Fresh fruits and vegetables close by. Enjoyed barbequing and watching the sunset each night. Will be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The vacation home was awesome! The views were beautiful from every room. The beds were comfy and rooms decorated nicely. The kitchen had everything you would ever need to make a meal. We used the fire pit every night on the beach. Walked on the beach daily and found lots of shells and sand dollars. Only 20 min from boardwalk hustle. It was nice to come back to tranquility at night to hear the ocean from your bed. My family can't wait to go back again next year. Thank you Cynthia for the use of your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. And thank you for taking such nice care of it during your stay. Hope you will return very soon.
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Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

If you don't have a million dollar home with a private beach, then this is the place for you. The online reviews and pics did not a matter of fact, we were very pleasantly surprised when we got to the house. I wasn't sure what to expect but my whole family (8 people in all ranging from 3 yrs to 74 yrs old) just loved the house. The weather could not have been more perfect during our entire stay (4 days). And yes, we did see Dolphins...We were pretty excited!!! I had to contact the owner/Cynthia because the folks who rented prior to our stay didn't put some things (like bed parts) back in its original place. Cynthia responded immediately and remedied the problem right away over the phone. She never made us feel like we were bothering her. Just a suggestion for future renters: make sure to read the rules that are listed for you, they are very detailed and helpful. Also, you can make any arrangements you want to the beds etc... to make your stay as comfy as possible, however, please be courteous and make sure to put things back where they belong so the next house guests aren't trying to figure things out at 11 pm (after everybody is exhausted from a long day playing in the sun and sand). This is definitely a trip we are considering doing annually with our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

We are directly on the beach between Manressa Campgrounds and Manressa Beach. Our neighborhood is Sand Dollar and we are in the city of La Selva Beach.


Rates & Availability

La Selva Beach Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Off season (non summer) .. (3 night minimum) ..
Holidays .................. (4 night minimum);
Summer: Jun 01-Sep 01 .............. (7 night minimum) ..
Thanksgiving 5 night minimum;

cc fee 2.9%; $300 security deposit required to hold date; $200 cleaning fee;

Rent is due in full 60 days prior to arrival. Longer stays may have different schedules.

Cancellation prior to 60 days rent is refundable less $50 cancellation fee. VRBO does not refund their service fee.

Tax, cleaning and deposits are refundable.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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