Pajaro Dunes Ocean Front Vacation

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“ Excellent ”
32 Reviews

From $189 / night

101 Shell Dr., Pajaro Dunes, CA 95076



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $189 - $259
Per week: $1,298 - $1,680
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Pajaro Dunes vacation condo rental
Top level, premium Pajaro Dunes oceanfront condo 30 yards from the expansive, family-friendly beach with a 180 degree, unobstructed ocean view from Monterey Bay to Santa Cruz. Savor dramatic ocean views and awesome sunsets while relaxing on the living room sofa, reclining on the queen bed in the bedroom, or sitting on the outdoor deck. Just step outside to feel the sand, sun, and ocean, and to sunbath, build a sand castle, search for sea shells, surf, play volleyball, fish, or just sit peacefully amidst the majestic beauty of nature. Walk or jog along the beautiful beach, bike along adjacent trails, feed the ducks at the nearby pond, or use the exercise facilities, tennis courts, and basketball courts that are a close walk away.

The attractively-decorated condo is fully furnished with two HD televisions and DVD players, phone service, and wireless high speed internet connection, washer & dryer. The living room includes a wood-burning fireplace next to an outdoor deck with a propane gas BBQ grill that complements the fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a separate loft that sleeps two.
Area Information
The many attractions of Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, and Pebble Beach Golf Course, are within an easy half-hour drive. Grocery, department, and discount stores for basic vacation needs are in Watsonville, which is only 10 minutes away. A wide range of restaurants are available, including local legends like Phil’s Fish Eatery and Beach Street (for breakfasts only).

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 01 2015 Mar 31 2016 $189 $219 $1,298 $4,850 -
Apr 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 $239 $259 $1,680 $5,850 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 10% County Transient Occupancy Tax
Deposits: Full Payment is required to secure reservation.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning: $100 Security deposit: $300. This deposit is fully refundable if no damages are done to the unit beyond normal wear and tear.



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Waterfront
  • Cook
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Hunting
  • Volleyball Court
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Whale Watching
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Playground
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Downhill Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Scuba Diving
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis

Reviews (32)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Pajaro Dunes, California

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“ Excellent ”
32 reviews
Roman Korolev

Roman Korolev

Marin County CA


June 17, 2015

Amazing place! We were so happy to visit Pajaro Dunes.Quiet ,beautiful,relaxing atmosphere ,empty beach....Best ocean view!

David Durbin

David Durbin

Novato, CA

Ocean view condo

April 1, 2015

This condo has a wonderful view of the sandy beach and surf. You can see the birds working the shore, dolphins in the surf, and sunsets. Good access to the beach with a boardwalk across the dunes. The shower is a bit of a challenge and the toilet paper was cheap. Still I plan to return since the plus of the beach is why I like it. Be prepared to hear the surf all day and night. Nice little deck when it's not too windy and cute twin beds upstairs.

Lori Kollmeyer

Lori Kollmeyer

Turlock, CA

Beautiful location

March 21, 2015

This is the fourth time we've stayed in this unit, and probably the 30th time we've stayed at Pajaro Dunes. We especially like this unit because its location at the end of the development usually makes the beach pretty quiet, and the view from the balcony is directly onto the beach. The unit is comfortable and well stocked, though it could use a better BBQ. We always bring our own.

Pam Katros

Pam Katros

Fair Oaks, California

piece of heaven

January 21, 2015

This was a much needed break from foggy Sacramento. The weather was beautiful. The condo very comfortable especially the living area. My only real complaint was i was expecting a better BBQ grill. Thought it would be like a larger grill so I didn't even try to use it.

Susan Hinton

Susan Hinton

Boston, MA USA

Gem of a Place!

January 19, 2015

My husband and I grew-up in the Bay Area and have stayed at Pajaro Dunes many times over the years. In January we spent a fabulous weekend with our grown children at this unit. The views are exceptionally beautiful - from the living room, the master, and also nice from the upstairs loft bedroom. The unit is well situated in the building as a whole, so the views are more panoramic than in other units. Because the deck is on the top floor, the night time, skyward view is unobstructed and exceptional. Stars, stars, stars! The couches by the window can accommodate 4 very tall people as can the beds. Our grown-up "kids" are well over 6' tall and fit comfortably in the loft beds. Everything was clean and nicely decorated. Hands down one of the most ideal units you could stay in at Pajaro Dunes!

John Kersic

John Kersic

Los Altos, Ca

Great location, romantic, lacking a few details

November 3, 2014

This unit is perfectly located, all the way at the end. Spectacular views in either direction. Two nice couches run along the two perpendicular windows…sit back and relax, watch the waves, and see pelicans flying by. The master bedroom has a good view as well, a good sized bed and a very good mattress. TVs are well positioned in the living room and bedroom. Lots of small candles add a nice touch. Great place for romance. The owner was very responsive to email, answering questions quickly. On the not so good side, the bathroom in a word is primitive, most particularly the shower, which is an old plastic form, and not up to current code. There is nothing to hold onto, no place to put anything, and no floor mat was to be found…easy to slip. Getting out of the shower one must be careful, step up and then down to the lower floor. Easy to slip. The soap provided were little cheap packages, the likes of which one might find in a cheap motel. There was no shampoo. The kitchen could do with a make over. We learned (after we arrived) that the dish washer was not working. Further that there were no logs for the fireplace…one is expected to go purchase them at the gate..unusual for a high end place.. This is a great place but needs some TLC and detail management.

Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell

Oxnard ca

Cute plAce

August 24, 2014

Nice place. Right in the village. Definitely would stay there again

philp Kasinitz

philp Kasinitz

New York, NY

Great place

August 21, 2014

The apartment is nicely furnished and equipped but the real selling point here is the location. FANTASTIC! The views and the beach access are incredible. And beautiful. There is not much around it-- the complex is bordered by strawberry fields and the town of Watsonville ( about a 15 minute drive, too far to walk) has little to offer, so while you can get basic supplies there real restaurants and nightlife require a drive to Monterrey, Moss Landing or Santa Cruz (and for some reason traffic in the area was terrible!). But that is the only downside. For a "get away form it all" beach vacation this place is hard to beat.

Deena Falloon Peterson

Deena Falloon Peterson

Lincoln, Ca USA

girls trip 2014

July 15, 2014

We met up with some family at Pajaro. This condo was roomy and perfect for our get away. The dolphins were so playful on Wed and Thurs. They were jumping way out of the water. It was a negative tide, so we found lots of really cool shells and of course, sand dollars. Lots of laughs and some great relaxation. We left the doors open at night to listen to the waves. The one thing that the condo needs is better lighting in the kitchen, but that was a minimal problem that was easy to work around. I would recommend this condo to anyone that loves the ocean. You have beautiful mornings. The ocean is in your view almost anywhere in the condo. The marine life, dolphins, seals, and otters love to play in the surf right off of the beach.

Becky Pullen

Becky Pullen

Nashville, TN USA

Great View

June 9, 2014

Loved the wonderful view of the ocean. Small unit but with plenty of room for 4 people. Beds in the loft were rather firm. Felt very safe with gated security. Great home base for touring this portion of coast, visiting aquarium and going on whale watching trips. Saw dolphins one day. Would be a great addition to complex if a heated pool was added to compliment the tennis courts. Anna was very easy to work with when making reservations and answering questions.

Angela Juelch

Angela Juelch

Wallace, ca


April 29, 2014

The view was beautiful and loved how close it was to beach. The price was reasonable and the beach wasn't busy or very crowded. Plenty of room for our family. Just wish the stove was updated.

Alvena Daniel

Alvena Daniel

Cincinnati , OH

Beach getaway with grandkids

April 18, 2014

My husband and I came from Cincinnati to visit my son who is in the Navy and his family. We spent the weekend here so our grandkids can have a beach getaway. The place was absolutely beautiful and the view upstairs was breath taking. My daughter in law and love how family friendly well equip the condo was . My grandkids loved the pathway to the beach. The unit was perfect. My daughter in law father is already to look into taking them back in October when he is down to visit .

Shelley Hansen

Shelley Hansen

Simsbury, CT


February 18, 2014

We absolutely loved this place! When I walked up the stairs to the unit, I was met with a doorway that led to the ocean and the view was amazing. Walking into the unit left me breathless. The picture window has a spectacular view of the beach, making you feel that you're on the beach even when you are inside. Curling up in the sunshine with a book the sound of the ocean was so relaxing. Access to the beach was easy and convenient. The unit itself had everything we could have wanted for our small family reunion from comfortable bedrooms to the completely outfitted kitchen. We didn't even want to go out to dinner, just wanted to stay in and enjoy the location.

Trissina Laube

Trissina Laube

Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful VIEW

October 23, 2013

What an amazing little place! We were worried at first when we drove through so many farming fields that it wasn't going to be as pretty as the pictures showed, but WOW! The moment we walked in it was mid afternoon and could see dolphins and even whales right from the balcony. The whales are an unusual sight, but we saw dolphins daily! This is more a place to sit and enjoy the beach from the window or balcony as the rip tide is strong in the area for swimmers. Seriously beautiful and felt like we were finally removed from the city-at night you could actually see the Milky Way. Easy to build a lovely fire at night, and the place typically stayed warm during the day. Carmel is only a 40 minute drive and Santa Cruz 20 minutes away, with the Redwoods being a bit farther. The decor is very beach and relaxing and the place was quite clean. I liked having the 3rd floor since it gave such a great view, and the door to the beach was just one floor below us. Anna was quick to answer any questions by email we had and they make themselves available during the time you are there if needed. There is also a convenience store on site if extra stuff is needed. Loved having a kitchen to cook in and falling asleep/waking up to the sound of the ocean. Highly recommend....and recommend trying no technology-no phones/no clocks and just watch the ocean for some amazing sites of nature. Very relaxing.

Cathy Myrick

Cathy Myrick

Pleasanton, CA

Ocean view...amazing

June 25, 2013

The proximity to the beach couldn't get much better than this and the views were simply amazing. The condo itself, specifically the kitchen and bathroom, needs some updating. I was surprised that the oven and stove actually worked after I saw it. Other than that, we enjoyed our time.

Anna Hanna

Owner's reply:

Hi Cathy,

Thank you very much for your feedback!

Kitchen and bath facilities work fine but we are planning to update the kitchen and bathroom after the busy season.


Anna Hanna

Kenneth Craig

Kenneth Craig

Auburn, Ca.

The Dunes

June 3, 2013

Our stay at the Dunes was great. Wonderfull staff to greet us, and to help with any questions. The condo was nice, with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Great beach to walk and fly kites. Can't wait to go back.

Ida Lopez

Ida Lopez

Phoenix, AZ

Spring Break

March 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was so peaceful and serene. The views from every room were breathtaking. We enjoyed our walks and runs and we had everything we needed in our condo. we loved it!

Melody Wenham

Melody Wenham


Sisters retreat

September 16, 2012

The pics that Anna has posted are very accurate. She has changed out the couch, and it's even better, as it allows for more seating. The unit was clean, and nicely appointed. I would suggest maybe some note pads, for jotting down notes. Also brochures on what to do in the area. Weather is always a hit and miss when at the ocean. But loved that we were right on the beach!! Will be back

Terry Butler

Terry Butler

Napa, CA

Ocean Get-Away

September 3, 2012

Lovely very well equipped condo with fabulous views from every vantage point. Quiet and peaceful, with only the noise of the breaking waves on the beach. Condo is just steps from the beach. It was a perfect get-away

Cheri Patterson McCaleb

Cheri Patterson McCaleb

Redwood City, CA.

Pajaro Dunes Shorebird 302

May 19, 2012

It was amazing. The unit we stayed in was decorated so cute and just felt so cozy. Everything you could need was there, just bring your food. My only complaint was the living room window was dirty so the view wasn't as amazing as it could have been. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitly go back.

Kristin Voss

Kristin Voss

Fresno, CA


August 11, 2011

We have never been happier on a vacation. It was so peaceful and relaxing (something that I never say with an 8 month old). The balcony was our favorite place (when we weren't on the private beach). We did not want to leave.

Diana Fischer

Diana Fischer

Central California

Fabulous location

March 9, 2011

The condo's view and beach below were terrific. Wish We could stay forever.

Taylor Stilwell

Taylor Stilwell

Los Altos, CA

Shorebird 302

February 28, 2011

Everything was amazing! The actual unit and the ease of booking! I will definitely use this service and unit again! Couldn't have been happier!



Sacramento, CA


October 19, 2010

Oh so perfect. Perfect weather, nice condo with beautiful view. Walked on the beach every morning and ate and the Cowboy Corner Cafe in Watsonville, 15 minutes away for the best breakfasts. Watched sports all afternoon with husband and had dinner in front of the fire. Great memories.

Mary Isitt

Mary Isitt

Redding, CA

Overall Fantastic Long Weekend

June 16, 2010

When we entered the condo we were actually surprised at how well appointed it was. The view was breathtaking. Everything was just so easy - from checking in to using the beach. Our children loved the freedom the beach provided and we loved being able to watch them from the balcony. My husband even got some surf fishing in! We all left with sad faces, because it could not have been a better 4 days.

Jill Mayo

Jill Mayo

Los Gatos, CA

Best spot on Monterey Bay

January 3, 2010

This condo exceeded all of our expectations. The ocean views are amazing and even visiting in November we had great weather and sunshine all weekend. We plan to return again and again to this beautifully furnished unit.

Tricia Gardner

Tricia Gardner

Shingle Springs, CA

Great Vacation

November 22, 2009

We just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation at your condo. The views were absolutely amazing, and we had the greatest time! We couldn't have asked for a better location, and our kids had a wonderful time as well. Thank you so much. We will most definitely rent it from you again in the near future.



Coos Bay, Oregon

The beauty of the ocean.

October 19, 2009

We wanted water front and peace and quiet; we were not disappointed. Just steps from the ocean and a beautiful beach to walk for miles. We were well rested when it was time to return home. The wood burning fireplace was nice and kept us warm especially when an unseasonal storm came blowing in one night. There was no wood in or near the condo and no instructions on where to get wood which was a bummer for us as we arrived later in the evening. We would however, stay here again if we were to return to this part of the country.

Dave and Robin

Dave and Robin

Mountain View, CA

Perfect Getaway Spot

June 24, 2009

This was our first visit to Pajaro Dunes and the condo was fantastic. Perfect location with gorgeous views of the beach and ocean. The condo has a very open feeling to it and exceed all of our expectations. What a gem!



Wallace Ca

Family Time

June 16, 2009

We were looking for a spot to take a short vacation not to far from home and found this condo that looked like it would be the right place .When we arrived and opened the front door we knew we had made the right decision --wow--what a view! the place was great , clean , open ceilings and right on the beach .We really enjoyed the three days and wish we could have stayed longer , from the sand dollar races -yes they do move across the beach -the surf fishing -we did not catch anything but it was still fun -boogie boarding ,going to the boardwalk , golfing at Pacific Grove , and mainly just hanging out together it was a great time The condo had everything you needed and the Pajaro Dunes property is well maintained and all the people we met with were very nice and helpful -great time -great place and hopefully we get to go back soon



LA, California, USA

The privilege of the private beach

May 29, 2009

What an adventure my boy friend and I had at this oceanfront condo! Compared with public beaches we have seen, this private beach was so nice, clean, and uncrowded.We felt like we had the beach all to ourselves. Usually, there were fewer than 10 people within eye sight. It is well worth the rent we paid for the privilege of enjoying this private beach that is only steps away from the condo. We built a sand castle on the first day, walked along the fine sandy beach, and fell asleep while sunbathing on the beach. We gathered some drift wood, built a fire, and BBQed the fish we just caught in the ocean. With the fire in front of us and the sunset in the background, the meal tasted more delicious than any fine restaurant cuisine we have ever tried. For dessert, we toasted some marshmallows. My only complaint is that firewood for the fireplace was not provided but we found some later at the onsite convenience store.

Mitch & Barbara Matamoros

Mitch & Barbara Matamoros

, Dallas, Texas

Romantic Getaway

May 26, 2009

We live in Texas and come to the Bay Area often. Whenever possible we stay at this condo to get away and relax. The condo view provides wonderful vistas of sunsets and of a glorious stretch of beach in both directions. While the condo comes with all the comforts of home we mostly enjoy listening and watching the ocean on the deck or on the soft couches inside; with the lights turned off and the fireplace on, it is quite an experience. When we feel a little more adventuresome we have the selection of Monterey or Carmel close by both beautiful locations but it is hard to get us away from ocean and comfort this condo provides. Mitch and Barbara Matamoros Dallas , Texas

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Wonderful fit for our family. Modestly furnished and perfectly situated for excellent views and easy beach access. We rented wetsuits for $10/day from Freeline on 41st and played in the ocean 3-4 hours straight each day. Also read a book on the comfortable sofa in front of the wall sized windows and cat napped almost every day. We relished the ability to do laundry and cook rather than living in sand filled clothes and paying for dining out all the time (though Phil's in Moss Landing is AWESOME). The kids enjoyed the Boardwalk one night and all of us enjoyed the beach camp fires and smores at night. Excellent vacation and planning to book again.
Kevin Coffin

I had been looking for a relaxing condo to enjoy some alone time. Shorebirds 302 was perfect! The views are exquisite! The condo is very clean and has everything you need. I find this unit doing an internet search and it far exceeded all of my expectations. Anna makes renting easy and personal. She is flexible and has made sure her home will feel like your own. I will be back!
Taylor Stilwell

We just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much we enjoyed our vacation at your condo. The views were absolutely amazing, and we had the greatest time! We couldn't have asked for a better location, and our kids had a wonderful time as well. Thank you so much. We will most definitely rent it from you again in the near future.
Tricia Gardner

My family loved our weekend stay at this condo. My son and two daughters loved playing in the sand and surf on the water and feeding the duck in the nearby duck pond, and I could even watch them from the deck of the condo when I needed a break. The closeness of the condo to the beach provided very easy access for our family to the bathroom, hot showers, and refreshments. My husband and I loved falling asleep to the sound of the surf and waking up to the stunning ocean view from the master bedroom. The children slept comfortably in the upstairs loft. The beach-themed pictures and tasteful décor made us feel right at home. The three closeby tennis courts and a basketball court were an extra bonus. We will book this unit again without a doubt!

Adriana Bahsoun
Los Gatos, California

We had a wonderful place at your condo. Even my husband was impressed and he stays at a lot of different places. I wished we could have stayed longer. The location is truly amazing and the place itself really nice and clean.

Wow, what a great time I had visiting this amazing, nicely decorated beach condo right on the beach with stunning views. Every day was a great experience. I relaxed on the wide, sandy beach watching the surf for hours at a time. Simply beautiful! Good therapy for me. I haven't relaxed this much in years. I also toured nearby artsy Carmel, drove the scenic 17 Mile Drive, and had dinner at Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Restaurant. It was so much fun.

Mike Fanelli
Dayton, Ohio

HI Anna,

Just wanted to thank you again for the use of the condo. Wow, what a great trip. The weather was beautiful and the sunsets were unbelievable. Hope to talk to you again in the spring for our anniversary.

Thanks again,

Scott and Cindy

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