About This Listing
The Bungalow is an historic example of the types of cabins built in "Camp Capitola" back in the 20's and 30's and is steps away from the beach and the village.
The bungalow is in Capitola Village, CA along the coast of what is generally called "Santa Cruz" just off the beach and next to the village, where all the restaurants and quaint shops are a four minute walk away.
It's a two bed / one bath cottage and we have a spare bedroom with a queen size bed for you. Full kitchen and shared bathroom with shower.
Parking is free (as a popular beach town, Capitola has limited parking) in front of the house.
We don't have TV in the house, but full on WiFi and a deep record collection :)
The neighborhood is like a culdesac, with only one street entry/exit, so there is no through traffic and even then it is only locals, which makes it quiet except for the sound of the ocean. The house sits at the end of a dead end street, three houses away from the shore.
Capitola sits on the mouth of Soquel Creek and has a lovely groomed beach and the town is centered around the beach esplanade. It is not a chain store village; all the coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and shops are local-owned. It's such a neat place to visit. Malls and chain stores are about a 5 minute drive towards Santa Cruz.
Guests have access to the kitchen (oven, stove, microwave, coffee maker and utensils), the washer dryer, and WiFi. We've got a pretty deep record collection you are welcome to listen to, and the refrigerator is stocked with drinks and standard condiments.
Interaction with Guests
Often guests will have the whole house to themselves as we travel a lot.
It's a quiet residential neighborhood. There is only one access point, so there is no through traffic, which adds to the tranquil feeling. The house is at the end of a cul de sac street which ends at the shore.
Note: We are in a drought in California. We replaced the lawn with redwood chips and draught tolerant plants. We are trying to be smart about water use.
The house is located ~three blocks from the village and it is easy to walk into town for shopping and restaurants. It's also very close to Hiway 1, which traverses the coast of California and takes you locally to lively Santa Cruz to the northeast and beautiful Monterey to the south.
Other Things to Note
The house was built as a vacation cabin in the 1920's. It's an historic example of the simple structures built at the time. Notice how the walls are single ply redwood. Over its life it has had a kitchen and bathroom attached, and it has been lifted and placed on a foundation - you may notice how the fireplace is lower than the floor. It's an old house with old house character and quirks :) If you venture down into town you may see how they highlight this style of structure at the Capitola Museum.
Quiet and Simple
This is a quiet place in a local neighborhood. It's not a place for party nights in the house, but there is a vibrant night life of bars and restaurants you can walk to in the village.
We purposely don't have a TV here, but we do have WiFi for entertainment and / or work connections.
We are often staying at our other house, so there is a good chance you'll be staying here with the house to yourself.
We can handle more than two people, but we need to talk about it. Send us a note.
What an amazing house and location.! Joe and Lori were incredibly welcoming. I'd love to return and spend more time there. Thanks!
We had a wonderful time at La Sur, as always. Joe and Lori are great hosts, great at communicating and even checked in with us after arrival to make sure all went well. House was clean and very comfortable. We love being able to walk to Capitola from the house. Thanks!
We had a wonderful stay at Joe and Lori's Beach House ! The house is located just 2 houses above the cliffs in Capitola and gives you a good taste of the california laidback mode. We'd really loved spending one more night there and will definitely be back there some day !
A cute & funky older house in a great location, with a fun beach house vibe. Hosts were generous & had prompt communication - with nice touches such as a welcome bottle of wine and greeting card. The place is a bit small, so you may want to check ahead to make sure the owners won't be there at the same time.
We had a very nice time staying in this beach house. The location is perfect, a short walk to the sandy beaches and the center of Capitola. The house is simple but had everything we needed. Wine and drinks in the fridge, sunny yard and the beach waiting for us, what else can you wish for. We did not meet Joe and Lori in person, and had the house all for ourselves. Nevertheless they did their best to welcome us from a distance and even sent an email on Sunday 7 am with suggestions for breakfast! Thanks joe and Lori for letting us stay at your beach house!
About the Host, Joe And Lori
We love being by the beach and being so close to town that we don't have to drive. We also like to ride our bikes, run, and hike, so Santa Cruz is a great place for us!
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