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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4

We offer a beautiful two bedroom, one bath home on prestigious Opal Cliff Drive.

Vaquita House is a remodeled cottage steps from Privates Beach, our gated neighborhood beach. We provide you with a key to access this unique gated beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A seven minute walk along the ocean will take you to shopping and dining in Capitola Village and awesome Capitola Beach. Famous surf spots the Hook and Pleasure Point are also just a short walk away. A surfer's paradise; walk to your own break. Surfboad and wetsuit racks are right outside your door in a secure patio area for easy access.

Vaquita House comes with a full kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal right at home. The house has hardwood floors in the main living space and carpeted bedrooms. Island themed art work fills the house with a laid back vacation feel. Both the queen bed and the twin-bed room access the private landscaped patio through their own sliding glass doors. Relax in the sun with the outdoor dining table surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds. The patio deck is perfect for barbecuing on the grill or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Less than a ten minute walk to Capitola Wharf, Capitola Village, Capitola Beach, Pleasure Point, great shopping, and fine dining. Vaquita House is a short drive to downtown Santa Cruz and the beach boardwalk, and 35 minutes to Monterey. Perfect for a romantic getaway or family beach vacation.

More Details

Owner
Alexandra & Jon
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Alexandra & Jon

Alexandra & Jon own and manage the Vaquita House. In addition to maintaining our rental, Alexandra is an author and psychotherapist; Jon is an organizational consultant and musician. We also have long-standing interest in and love of dolphins. The Vaquita is an endangered porpoise found only in the Gulf of California. We donate a portion of the proceeds from the house to the conservation of the ocean and preservation of the dolphins and whales.

Alexandra & Jon purchased this house in 2005

Why Alexandra & Jon chose Santa Cruz

We've lived on the east side of Santa Cruz since going to the University years ago. The Opal Cliffs neighborhood offers a vacation vibe in a family friendly neighborhood. Nestled between Capitola Village and Pleasure Point, you can walk to everything you need while at the same time having home base in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Many people run, walk, and bike on Opal Cliff Drive to take in this beautiful street; Privates Beach is 10 doors down from our house. The upgraded promenade along East Cliff Dr is two blocks away. We love it here because everything you need is within a few blocks. You can literally park your car for the week and walk to Pilates, baked goods, surf spots, breakfast, organic markets, bars, beaches, bike shops, boutiques, wine tasting and anything else you can think of. We often think our neighborhood is too good to be true. . . but it is true. Come and see.

What makes this house unique

Vaquita House is in an upscale residential neighborhood. We personally do the check ins and check outs and keep the property in tip top shape; it is professionally cleaned between each stay. We live nearby and are here for anything you may need. Need a restaurant recommendation for dinner -- romantic or with the kids, you got it! Lovely hiking spot, you got it! Best local cafe, you got it! We love to share the ins and outs of Santa Cruz and Captiola and are happy to answer your questions at any time during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a family of four looking for a quiet beach neigbourhood with easy access to the beach, good food and awesome bike riding. Each day included a easy ride to the hills, beach and strawberry fields. We have to admit that family road rides are in access of 100 km a day. Opal House and neigbouhood provided a perfect oasis at the end of the day exploring by bike, car or foot. The owners personalized our stay before we arrived with solid fun information. They were available if we had a question and were not made to feel like we were imposing but just friends visiting. An excellent choice! We would go back again.
Jan 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Opal Cliffs in Santa Cruz

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The house also has a Pack-n-Play for infants.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Vaquita House on Beautiful Opal Cliff Drive with Access to Private Beach
average rating of 4.96875 based on 65 reviews
5

The house was great! Had every thing we needed and more! Decorated just beautifully!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time and house was in walking distance to most everything. The only thing I would recommend is that ALL information, map, where to find keys etc. is all included with the five page lease. Other than that I will go back and recommend it to my friends and family.

Thank you, Carolyn

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Vaquita House is in a perfect location! We had a wonderful time walking into Capitola Village for the beach, shopping and dining. The house is clean and has everything you need. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice home in fantastic neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

While we live only an hour away, it might as well be a world away.

Home: 90+ degrees Here: mid-70s

Home: Work, work, work Here: Sleep, walk, relax

Home: Asphalt jungle Here: Sandy beaches

. . .You get the idea.

The week came and went before we even noticed. We visited our favorite places and very much enjoyed hanging out in Vaquita House.

True to its name, we spied a school of porpoises on our last day and watched them - mesmerized - until they swam off.

Thanks for the hospitality and we hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA
5

Quiet, clean, perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little gem of a vacation rental. Perfectly laid out for a family of 4 or 3 friends looking to relax and getaway. The owners were wonderful and very easy to communicate with before and during our stay. The house was clean and so quiet especially after 9pm. It was like the neighborhood just shut down at 9pm. We will be keeping this one on our list for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn California
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this beautifully appointed, private beach cottage is located within walking distance to Capitola and Pleasure Point. Privates Beach was a quick walk. The backyard garden was in bloom. My husband and I spent 3 nights with our daughter for a good friend's graduation. We could not have asked for a better place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of our favorite places to stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here and it did not disappoint. Great location, clean, updated property. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Walk to Capitola Village, Pleasure Point Business District, Beaches, and Surfing.

Other Activities: kayaking

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Opal Cliffs, Santa Cruz County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak & Holidays
26 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£254
From
£285
Fri,Sat
£1,720
 
 
Off Season (Holidays at hi)
1 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£504
for 2 nights
From
£211
From
£241
Fri,Sat
£1,418
 
 
Holidays
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£845
for 3 nights
From
£254
From
£285
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,720
 
 
Off Season
2 Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£504
for 2 nights
From
£211
From
£241
Fri,Sat
£1,418
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£832
for 3 nights
From
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.8
Damage Deposit £388.4

* $500 fully refundable security deposit required to hold reservations.
* Holidays (including Sunday as wkend for Mon holidays) booked at peak rates.
* $95 cleaning fee
* No cancellation refund within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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