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Darling Oceanfront Beach Cottage,with Exquisite Views, Private and Peaceful

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Opal Cliffs - Moran Way Dream Cottage

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is truly a magical Beach Cottage and the quintessential beach experience in Santa Cruz. It includes a full boat of amenities right down to the boogie boards, bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas. The Cottage with its expansive Open Ocean and Beach View,, sits above the shores of Moran Lagoon. Just a skip and a jump from main beaches, yet tucked away just enough for privacy. Wake up to the sounds of waves breaking. Have your first cup of coffee looking across a tree-lined lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. Walk down to the sandy beach on a paved and safe path for a swim. Then return home to warm up in the hot tub in your own private yard.

Nestled in eucalyptus trees next to Moran Lagoon, this home is truly one of a kind. The property has the feel of a private park, yet you're within easy walking distance to shops, movie theaters, Capitola Village, and even a mall. Stroll down the scenic East Cliff bike way. Watch surfers at world famous Pleasure Point. Our house is small and cozy. The yard is large and private. 850+ total square feet.

The extraordinary setting makes this home stand out from all the rest. The views are magical. We have kept our low rates for 6 Summers now, in light of of the current economy. This is a beloved private home and is used as a rental only in the summer months. The Cottage is well suited for both families and adults.

Keywords: Lagoon,waterfront,courtyard,private,beach

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sharon Swenson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Truly a great place to stay. Location was great to get places and the home was great set up for dining, we really took advantage of the area and stayed local, from Aptos beaches to cruising west cliff bike path, the boardwalk and an evening sail, great produce and fresh fish every night and a Betty Burger on the way out of town. Look forward to visiting again

Jun 2012
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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Darling Oceanfront Beach Cottage,with Exquisite Views, Private and Peaceful
average rating of 4.875 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage. All the windows in the place were an added bonus. You felt as though you were looking at a Post Card, with a lagoon and the Ocean in the picture, almost looked surreal. The only thing that could have improved our stay were the beds. Maybe some foam toppers would make the beds more comfortable. The location was perfect, easy to get everywhere. It was so quiet at night all I could hear were the breakers hitting the beach. Very nice area. Lots of shopping nearby. The house had everything anyone would need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at this Santa Cruz beach house! The proximity to the beach is fantastic. The back porch and windows that overlook the lagoon and beach in the distance are wonderful. The front yard has plenty of space for the family to gather. We loved riding the cruiser bikes all over Santa Cruz and Capitola. So much fun! Kitchen is well stocked with equipment and dishes. Very comfortable and clean house in an ideal location. The owner is accommodating and friendly. Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is such an idyllic place - wonderful location and such a beautiful spot. It is even prettier in person and our kids loved it. It is nicely appointed, and there are boogey boards, bikes etc available for use. We will be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach access- high end comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This home near Pleasure Point was perfect for our family as a base for our beach and Santa Cruz mountain explorations. Included was a kitchen was well equipped for cooking with ocean views. The enclosed yard is great for children or those wanting beach access but privacy from the frey. This was our 2nd year- and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and so quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to spend a week with my baby and her grandparents. Sharon was very kind and helpful in answering questions. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I know we will return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Cottage to delight any artist

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazingly beautiful, cozy, happy cottage for a week. I would come back at the drop of a hat. We are photographers and visual stimulation is the biggest reason to go on vacation. Even while inside you are experiencing scenery, while eating, resting or cooking. There are windows all around the living room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is a dream kitchen to cook in. The front private yard is a joy to relax in. Walking to the nearest beach is about a block. If you walk the other direction, about 4 blocks, you are at Pleasure Point and can sit along the cliffs and watch the surfers. There is also a little market at Pleasure Point, to pick up what ever you may have forgotten or just to get a cup of coffee and breakfast. We walked all around the neighborhood and to other nearby beaches and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is plenty to do here without getting into the car. It is a 5 minutes drive to the Yacht Harbor or Capitola Village in the opposite direction. This delightful cottage is such a great vacation spot. My only warning is that the cottage is indeed small....750sq ft. There is a little office/bedroom across the yard that is also beautiful and full of light and great to be in if you want some privacy or extra space. We loved the hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World Class Surfing, and great beaches just steps from the Beach Cottage. The must see, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just 2.9 miles away. Cruise the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz with it's amazing shopping, and spectacular restaurants. You can bike or walk from the Beach Cottage to Capitola Village, on a beautifully paved path along the ocean. Great restaurants and coffee houses within walking distance. Kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and fabulous restaurants at the nearby Santa Cruz Harbor. Visit our wonderful museums, including the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. You also have the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium just 45 minutes down the road. So much fun in the hood, and surrounding neighborhoods to keep you busy all week.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Opal Cliffs, Davenport

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Holiday Times
17 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £143
Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note, you can pay online, or by Cashiers Checks. All payments are to be written to Lawrence Friedman. He is an additional owner of the Cottage. Cashiers checks are to be mailed to , 169 Moran Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. If you choose to cancel your reservation, there will be a $200.00 Administrative Fee deducted from your previous payment/payments.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Opal Cliffs in Santa Cruz County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One Bathroom with a stall shower, toilet, sink. Towels included, hand soap included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Bed (1) Queen Bed located in living room area for hanging out on, watching TV, or can be used as a Bed. We prefer a party of 6 or less, based on the homes square footage and the one bathroom. We can talk about this.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Iron and ironing board, blender, large pot for lobster/soups/corn, spices, salt and pepper 2 Bikes, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs and beach umbrellas. All you need for that fun in the sun! This link for more..http://moranbeachcottage.com/photos2.html

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