About this listing
This beautiful beach home is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy time inside and the wonderful surroundings~ one block to the ocean. Two bedrooms & 2 bath- at front and back of house offers privacy and a wonderful kitchen and living room in-between!
The ocean is your backyard. This beautiful home Reclaimed wood, vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light creates that invokes a sense of well being. Beautiful Gourmet kitchen that opens up to the living room, reverse-osmosis water filtration, and poured concrete counters- a delight to cook in, or enjoy a cup of tea.
Both bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground level, with lots of privacy being at the front and back of the house.
There is an outdoor shower to rise off after a dip in the ocean and rinse those sandy toes after walking on the beach.
Im sorry- no dogs
~Apple TV, with High Speed Uverse internet- to watch movies on the 42" flat screen.
~Sound bar with great sound, to plug in your music or connect with bluetooth
~There is a landline with an unlimited US&Canada phone plan
~I provide coffee, tea... Filtered water... & the basics: oils, spices for cooking.
~Yes, kitchen access! Wash dishes by hand, dishwasher serves as a drying rack.
~Feel free to wash clothes for guests who stay more than one night.
Interaction with Guests
Im happy to help in anyway!
I am reachable on my phone or via email.
You'll be in the best vacation location of the Santa Cruz and Capitola area. You are one block away from the newly revamped upgrades to East Cliff Drive which now boasts a beautiful walk, and bike path all the way to 41st Ave.
This is a beautiful family neighborhood, we all look out for eachother- and drive slow because there are lots of pedestrians, kids skating and biking, and surfers enroute to the waves!
You can walk/bike or take a few minute drive to a variety of great restaurants at 41st and Portola Ave or Capitola Village. There you can find Pizza, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Health Food, Coffee and Ice Cream shops and special restaurants on the waterfront.
We have the pleasure point market at 30th and east cliff, our closest store with great food- known for their 'barrel' breakfast burrito. And Suda on Portola is another favorite for lunch, dinner, drinks.
You can rent fishing boats, SUP's, kayaks or rowboats. Watch the pelicans, otters, harbor seals and dolphins and whales if you are lucky.
We are a close drive (10 min) to Nisene Marks Redwood Forest, for wonderful biking, hiking and running. Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is nearby (5min) where you can find sailing, volleyball, kayaking and whale watching. You are a short drive (7min) to the famous beach Boardwalk amusement park and Santa Cruz Wharf.
Their are many special events nearby including: Wednesday night sailboat races, free music on the beach Thursday evenings at the harbor, and free concerts at the Boardwalk.
There are a number of fabulous grocery stores within a 5 minute drive: New Leaf, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and a new Safeway.
Other Things to Note
Lofts for now are off limits. Please enjoy the first floor.
NO Smoking inside.
Please take care of the place :)
No metal utensils on cookware!
Please wash sand off before coming inside.
Most of all ~~~ Enjoy!
Great spot, and super-welcoming (and flexible) host. Highly recommend; we plan to return.
We had a wonderful time at Pleasure Point. The house is perfect, Viva is very helpful and location great and very relaxed. A block from the beach, and easy cycling to Capitol and Santa Cruz beaches. Some places to eat and shop nearby. Our two kids had a blast.
Perfect getaway for two couples. Well-appointed, private and architecturally inviting. If anything, the ad understates the artful remodel of this beach cottage. Viva's communication was timely and clear. The fresh bouquet she left helped make our stay delightful.
My little family (husband, myself, 2 small kids) stayed in this lovely, well-appointed house for 2 nights. The location was magnificent and the home was airy and peaceful, with nice-sized bedrooms and roomy common space.
As a host, we thought Viva was terrific. The house was immaculate and interactions with her were friendly and easy. She was communicative, helpful, and very responsive.
Pleasure Point is one of our favorite spots to visit and I cannot imagine a more convenient or lovely place to stay in that area. We hope to visit again in the future!
Viva's home is open, full of light and an ocean breeze. I stayed here last weekend with my husband and 16 month old. The space is surprisingly toddler friendly minus the ladders leading up to the lofted areas. There are a lot of windows and it really creates a sense of openness although I wish the bedrooms had curtains as it was quite bright in the morning. But overall this home was just as I imagined and we had a lovely stay.
This place is so comfortable and gorgeous -- full of light, hardwood floors, comfy bed...and like two blocks from the beach. Viva was responsive and friendly. Had a lovely stay!
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About the Host, Viva
My greatest experiences travelling come with meeting the locals and getting a true sense of local flavor through people. I have traveled to Africa and lived in Brasil for 2 years, and met so many wonderful open-hearted people.
I have a special home in a special area of Santa Cruz that I love to host people at. I also make my way to Vancouver BC very often for my doctrate program.
I am a healing artist and a dancer. I love music, culture, cuisine, yoga, surfing, tea, laughter, nature and good company. I love to share this little gem where i feel blessed to live, and love to travel and enjoy living like a local.