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Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps 8+

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3br/2.5ba sleeps 9

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' room located downstairs provides a great escape for the children or peaceful relaxation spot.

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 9. (one king, one queen, two twins, 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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Joe chose La Selva Beach

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

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • one king, one queen, two twin beds, one full futon, plus a single roll-a-way bed convertible bed- located 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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(83 traveler reviews)

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Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps 8+
average rating of 4.795181 based on 84 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location above the beach that goes on forever. Good view from upstairs, saw many whale spouts and tails at the end of November. We got warm, sunny days and cold nights. House was well appointed with very comfortable Master Bed and Bath. Because of the single pane windows and sliders, the insulation did not hold up to the cold nights. This would not be a factor in the warmer seasons, but the furnace provided only erratic heat, cycling on and off every few minutes making it very loud for those of us sleeping downstairs. After one night like that we turned off the heat and pulled up the warm blankets. So we managed. All in all, this is a good, quiet and friendly place to stay that can accommodate a group well. I would return.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach rental

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Spacious and sunny. Easy path to the beach. This rental was everything we hoped for! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - great house

  • 5 of 5

Ocean views, plenty of room, quiet neighborhood, blocks away from the beach. I loved how many amenities there were (except toiletries) - blankets, boogie boards, fully stocked kitchen. The beach was super close and in walking distance (though downhill and then uphill). The views were spectacular and the patio was our favorite place to eat. Only complaint is that there is no fans - not over the range (no range hood), not in the bathrooms, so while cooking & showering you'll need to open windows.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Beach Experience

  • 4 of 5

Joe was responsive and considerate; he made us feel welcome from the start. During our stay, I had a couple of questions, sent Joe an email and received an answer within a very short time. The upper level of the house was perfect - large, open, warm and sunny. The deck was lovely. There were toys and games available for my 7 year old granddaughter which we greatly appreciated. We spent all of our time on the upper level, as the bottom level is, understandably, rather dark and damp. The amenities were more than adequate, although the furniture and kitchen are a bit dated. It was very easy to walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home.

  • 5 of 5

Located on a quiet street. The kitchen was spacious and almost all the appliances you can use. We were very comfortable and enjoyed our coffee looking at the ocean. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family trip (we were a group of 6, two grandparents, us, and our 2 teenagers). We loved the open floor plan and views from the kitchen and living room. We spent most of our days on the beach and loved how convenient it was to walk down to the beach. The house is well stocked with what you need in the kitchen, a barbecue, large deck with views, and has beach chairs and boogie boards for the beach. The beach itself is beautiful and not very crowded. One thing to note is that there are only 2 private bedrooms. There are three additional sleeping areas: two couches in the large living room, and a futon in a downstairs living area, but they aren't private. Overall we were very happy and would recommend to friends and return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $180
Tax Rate 11.0%

All Rental Dates Have Security Deposit of $300, Cleaning of $180 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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