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Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps Six+

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2br/2ba sleeps 7

Home is located in the very desirable Sand Dollar Beach community; away from the bar scene. This is the perfect spot for families or a romantic getaway. You will be less than 200 paces to sand and surf.

The home is a real gem; located just 6 houses from sand and surf. Beautiful high vaulted ceilings, magnificent giant fireplace and over 2,100 square feet of living space. You will love how bright and airy this home is; providing both large open spaces, as well as cozy nooks for private reading and relaxing.

The reverse floor-plan, provides views of the ocean from kitchen, family room and master bedroom. A second 'bonus' family room located downstairs provides a great escape for the children or peaceful relaxation near the second woodburning fireplace.

In addition, a spacious outdoor deck provides a great place to relax, enjoy a fine meal at the outdoor dining table, take in the ocean view or simply enjoy the ocean's breeze.

The home is stocked with the latest amenities and kitchen necessities. This lovely home is very spacious, comfortably sleeps 6+. (one king, one queen, one full futon, plus a single roll-a-way bed)

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Sand Dollar Beach community is located 10 minutes from Santa Cruz and 20 minutes from Monterey. It is part of California's Manresa State Beach Coastline, close to world famous Seascape Resort,

just North of Pajaro Dunes .

Sorry, No Pets, No Smoking

Santa Cruz County TOT Certificate #CO00028

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Why Joe chose Santa Cruz County

We love this home because it is open and filled with sunshine. In addition, the beach is, family friendly, never crowded and allows for walking miles in both directions and/or playing in the ocean. We also love the location, which provides easy access to both Santa Cruz City and Monterey.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Joe's rental turned out great for our family. The house is clean and well maintained as well as spacious. The layout is very flexible and the kitchen is well supplied. The weather wasn't great but if it is better next time, we will be making more use of the deck and bbq. The neighbors were friendly and we even had an Easter egg hunt in the community garden behind the house (which is gorgeous)! We used the house as a base for day trips to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a pick-your-own strawberry adventure (two toddlers along with us). The house was an outstanding value all around.
Mar 2010
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La Selva Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • one king, one queen, one full futon, plus a single roll-a-way bed convertible bed- located in secondary private sitting room downstairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
washer, gas fireplace, wood fireplace, cd player, some CD music provided, plus Ipod player for your own music favorites


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps Six+
average rating of 4.8358207 based on 68 reviews

Relaxing, spacious Beach House Lynn M.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Joe's beach house , a week at a time ,for 6 years now. This is a time our family, children and grandchildren all come together. The beach house is looked forward to and talked about all year, even the youngest, wants to know.." Is it time to go to the beach house?" The house is so comfortable, and open, you never feel like you are on top of each other. The few times we ever had a need to call Joe , he always took care of whatever the issue was. The beachs' are great and never as crowded as Capitola or Santa Cruz area.

I would definitely call this "our Happy Place".

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from the crowds in the best possible way

  • 5 of 5

We rented Joe's place for a brief getaway with our kids during spring break. The house is located in a private community, a 5-minute walk to the beach down a lovely path. We loved that it is away from the more crowded Capitola and had the clean and expansive beach to ourselves! You have to drive a little further to grocery stores, etc. so we shopped on our way down. It is spacious and comfortable with everything you need for a home away from home. Lovely view from the deck. The key code didn't work upon arrival and Joe was a responsive host to help us get in. My only two minor suggestions are to add shampoo to the shower and tighten up the outlets so you can more easily charge your phone, etc. I know the beach is for unplugging ... but teenagers don't quite get that. :) We went home with wonderful memories of Sand Dollar beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The home was a short walk from the beach. There were steps, which were not a problem for our family. We were within a short drive to Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel. We visited all three as well as some nearby parks.

The beds were comfortable and the unit was clean. Will mention that we visited in March and day time highs were in the 60s. The lower level was chilly. This might be a plus in warmer weather. One child slept on the couch upstairs where it was warmer and it worked out. Overall, this was a comfortable and affordable home. We would consider staying here in the future..

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oroville, CA

Storms, no power

  • 3 of 5

We reserved this house for our 30th anniversary, to share with our adult children, my mother and our 2 grandbabies. It was almost a 4 hour drive for us and an 8 hour drive for our son and daughter in law. My sister and her family booked a hotel, but planned to join us for all meals as this was where we planned to spend most of our time....together. Though this home was true to it's reviews as it was stocked with pretty much all you need, minus thing it severely lacked in was any type of items that are needed for potential power outages...except a lot of matches. In the days prior to arriving, we were evacuated from our home in Oroville due to potential flooding from our dam and were barely allowed home the day before we left for Santa Cruz. Unfortunately, we felt as if the storms followed us, as we ended up with a stormy couple of days of which we lost power in the rental. This was not just no power for a few hours....we had no power from 6:50 a.m. Friday morning, until around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Yes, pretty much 2 full days without power. This meant our cell phones could not be charged, we had no land line in the house that worked, no cooking, no lights. Unfortunately, though this house was fully stocked, the one thing that would have been nice, was some type of emergency lighting. We did contact the owner whom referred us to local stores and restaurants. This would have been fine, had we planned to eat out for every meal, but we are ones that like to stay in and cook together, enjoying the peacefulness of our vacation rental versus eating out. Not to mention, with the amount of people we had, we spent well over $500 on just a few meals out. And thank goodness we had our ice chests, as we would have lost most of the food we brought. We had to go to the store a few miles away to purchase flashlights and candles as there was nothing in the house. Trees were down, roads closed..winds were bad...and flooding. Most have asked did we get a partial we did not, nor was anything really offered. I know you can't really plan for something like this, but it did make for a very stressful couple of days, versus the nice family time we had planned for. Not to mention, our son drove all that way, for us to be without power for all but the last day he was able to stay. The house is fabulous other than it really needs to have some type of help for those potential power outages since you really never know.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable house.

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a central location for a family Christmas celebration. Joe's house served our needs with ample space and seating. Joe worked with us on an early check-in to get a head start on food preparation. It is a great location with a paved stairs/path to the beach. The house is loaded with amenities like towels, linen, appliances and pots and pans. Everything functioned to our expectations and everyone had a great time. A few gift packages didn't arrive prior to our departure, so Joe worked with us to retrieve all packages. I would like to thank Joe for his hospitality and would definitely recommend his house if you're looking for a great beach experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, comfortable property walking distance to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious home near the beach was perfect for my sisters and I taking our mom for a getaway weekend for her 92nd birthday. It's a very comfortable 2 story home with plenty of parking for the three vehicles we had since I brought Mom and my 2 sisters met us there - two car driveway and street parking is available. Joe responded to questions quickly and there was good information in the listing with HomeAway. I really would not recommend this particular house to someone taking the average 92-year-old parent with them as you really have to walk between upstairs and downstairs frequently because the kitchen and main living area is upstairs and the walk to the beach is on quite an incline and has more stairs. But our mom is very healthy and ambulatory for her age so just watching her carefully and "spotting" her in these areas worked well. It's a very spacious home for a family desiring comfortable accommodations in a house near the beach and I would highly recommend it. We took Mom to birthday dinner one night at Bittersweet Bistro and thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend. We had a fun weekend celebrating Mom and she enjoyed it immensely.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Seascape Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Beach
55 Metres
Manresa State Beach

Other Activities: kayaking, Excellent location for a visit to Monterey Bay Aquarium one day and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk the next. Home is conveniently located between Santa Cruz and Monterey/Carmel area.


Rates & Availability

La Selva Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 5 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall shoulder
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $170
Tax Rate 11.0%

All Rental Dates Have Security Deposit of $300, Cleaning of $150 and Santa Cruz
County TOT tax of 11%. Santa Cruz County TOT Certificate #CO00028
Credit Cards, PayPal, Direct Deposit, Personal Check Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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