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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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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


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(70 traveler reviews)

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Big and Bright, Steps to Sand, Ocean Views, and Sleeps Six+
average rating of 4.8142858 based on 71 reviews

Great, out of the way location.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, great location, quiet

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and super views

  • 4 of 5

We had a super time staying here. Toys provided, beach chairs provided and a very responsive and kind host. Only one "minus-" The beds are pretty bad. I ended up sleeping on the floor one night because the mattress in the master bedroom is well past done. This is the only recommendation I would offer- please get new beds (the downstairs bed isn't any better). Otherwise, it's a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Heidi. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve the property for everyone. The mattress has been replaced with a beautiful new Cal-King bed.
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Classic beach house

  • 5 of 5

The first morning I walked several miles on the beach and saw only three other people. Beach and house very clean. Master suite with walk-in closet and full bath on top floor. Views of the waves and beach one block away. Slept well to the sound of surf. Sat by the woodburning fireplace on a foggy day. A new king sized mattress would make this house about perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Michael. We are happy to know your family enjoyed the home. We have taken your comments to heart and replaced the master bed with a beautiful new Cal-King bed.
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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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San Jose, CA 95120

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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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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