Best Beach House in Santa Cruz/Capitola!

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3 Reviews
4355 Opal Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Best Beach House in Santa Cruz/Capitola!
3 bedrooms
8 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Santa Cruz vacation home rental
Santa Cruz and Capitola - so much to do...

Stroll to the right and in 5 minutes you are at the 'Hook' surf location with beach stair access. Walk a little further and you are at Pleasure Point - home of many surfing contests. Several sets of good stairs down to the water.

Walk the other way and in 2 minutes you are at 'Privates Beach' - you have a private key for access. 10 minutes more and you are in beautiful Capitola Village! ...beach, shops, restaurants...

* 3 miles from Santa Cruz Harbor. Wednesday night sailboats races!
* Close to Santa Cruz Wharf - 3 miles and the famous Boardwalk - 5 miles.
* UCSC 8 miles.
* Nisene Marks State Park - redwood forest - great for biking and hiking -a 10 minute drive.

Wonderful comfy home with ocean views, decks to lounge on, beautiful gardens to stroll through, complete with new hot tub and chiminea for toasty fires.
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Redwood Forests!

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  • Beds

  • 4 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Appliances

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

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (3 miles)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (3 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
    (4 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Santa Cruz Boardwalk - 5 miles
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Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Santa Cruz, California

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3 reviews
Karen Brown

One of our best "Poker Group Gals" getaways EVER!

Karen Brown

Southern California, USA

One of our best "Poker Group Gals" getaways EVER!

May 9, 2015

First of all, since it was my turn to find a place for us to explore, my communications with Joyce - from beginning to end - were fabulous! She was responsive, accommodating and patient as there were a couple of glitches in terms of the rates posted on more than one site. She was wonderful, generous, and true to her word. Second, the house was even better than it appeared in pics! Fabulous views, multiple balconies, actually 4 beds not 3, the BEST location, and wanted for absolutely nothing (except, perhaps, more time!) I have three time share properties and regularly utilize VRBO both here at home and in Europe and this is without a doubt the most well-equipped house I've ever stayed in. First rate appliances, quality bed linens and towels, blankets, throws, etc., more than enough dishes, glasses, bakeware, cooking supplies, etc! Since one of our group was celebrating a birthday during this getaway and I was preparing the birthday dinner, I brought along a lot of pots and pans, knives, measuring cups, etc that I thought I might need and actually needed NONE of them! Location was great - from the private beach to our left, to the charm of Capitola Village, to the absolutely FABULOUS food tour we took in Santa Cruz, where we experienced not only some of the most delicious foods ever (we were stuffed to the gills by the time we got home around 6:00 p.m.), but learned so much about the community and architectural history of Santa Cruz! Highly, highly recommended! Charming places to eat all around us (think Shadowbrook Restaurant!), lots of grocery stores and markets including whole foods nearby (one of our group is gluten free and I found exactly the specialized flour I was looking for there!), and easy to get back on the 101 S to (sadly) head home again when time. If there was one negative - and it is a minor one because we were happy with the alternative we found (Beach Cliff Cafe), was the recommendation on the information sheet in the house of a breakfast place called Cafe Cruz, declared a personal favorite with fabulous food. Hard to find, and when we did, not open for breakfast. Strictly a lunch and dinner restaurant. No problems though, we LOVED our breakfast at the Beach Cliff Cafe and how we were treated - just might need to update the list a little. Checking out was as easy as checking in - not much we had to do at all. All in all, one of the best experiences our group has ever had on our getaways! So want to come back soon!!

Joyce Harrington

Owner's reply:

Karen and Poker Group Gals -

This is what I love to hear - you had a wonderful gathering....happy happy happy!

I strive to think of every detail and every suggestion is great.

Yes....more time. Please do return!


Terri Bartos

Awesome place!

Terri Bartos

Santa Cruz

Awesome place!

September 11, 2013

I live in the area, but rented the home for our annual girls get together. This group is a tough crowd and everyone was so happy with the home and all of the amenities offered. We had 8 gals for our annual get together and there were so many things to do that we never stayed still! I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone!

Joyce Harrington

Owner's reply:

thank you Terri and friends! Love to hear folks having a great time!




Boulder, CO


March 29, 2009

We did not want to leave!!! The property is well cared for and so peaceful we actually didn't go to the beach as much as we thought we would. The owner, Joyce, and property manager, Erin, were very friendly and helpful. All of our meals (three per day) were cooked in the well equipped kitchen. There are a number of grocery stores close by as well as movie rentals and restaurants. Four out of five of us brought laptops and the wireless worked flawlessly as did our cell phones (my spouse needed to work during our break). The beach is an easy 8-minute drive away and we dragged ourselves (including our 20 yo, 18 yo and 17 yo) out for a short period every day to surf and walk on the beach...even if it is March and the waters chilly. Loved it loved it loved it! It was the PERFECT family getaway and we would go back in a heartbeat!

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