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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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)

See Full list of Amenities included in this listing

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

Owner
Joe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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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Amenities

La Selva Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
washer, gas fireplace, wood fireplace, cd player, some CD music provided, plus Ipod player for your own music favorites

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps Six+
average rating of 4.84375 based on 65 reviews
Oroville, CA
3

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 food...one 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 refund....no 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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4

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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4

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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weekend family stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a good experience with this home. It was clean and served our needs for six of us. The only problem we had was with the entry keypad but, once we figured it out it was OK

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious Beach House in great location

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a Birthday celebration for my 4 yr old grandson to take a ride on the train at Roaring Camp but used the first few days to host a girlfriend trip with 2 of my friends, so when my girlfriends left my family arrived. This house was perfect for both. We did have an unusual event happen during our stay. The Beach was having what the locals call a "Red Tide" or Algae Bloom brought on by La Nina so we couldn't enjoy the Beach or take walks along the tide as it was covered in a strange foam. Everything else was great. We shopped and dined and rode the train and had some great evenings in cooking up pasta dinners for family and wine and cheese for friends. You can also see the waves crashing and enjoy some gorgeous sunsets sitting at the kitchen table or out on the deck. Very comfortable home and very spacious! Love the nearby grocery store, Deluxe Foods and also enjoyed Westeria for shopping if you are a gardener! Great lunches at Cafe Cruz and Westend Tap and Kitchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Great house to gather family & friends!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a nearby wedding. It was the perfect gathering place to enjoy family and friends. Lots of room and a wonderful deck with views. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

La Selva Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Shoulder season
Apr 1 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Summer
May 5 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Fall shoulder
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
From
$260
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
From
$290
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

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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Map

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.

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