About this listing
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WITHIN THE FIRST BLOCK TO THE BEACH, PRIVATE PLEASURE POINT BEACH COTTAGE IS YOUR OWN CHARMING PRIVATE BEACH COTTAGE. PRIVATE HOT TUB, BEACH BICYCLES, GAS GRILL AND MORE!
Welcome to our lovely Pleasure Point Beach Cottage (PPBC). Built in 1928 our adorable beach cottage is truly what old Santa Cruz is about. Quaint and cozy we are located in the best beach location in Santa Cruz (Pleasure Point). Just a block to the beach and surf, wake up and walk to the beach with your puppy and cup of Joe. While on your ocean walk, stroll over to our local market and coffee shop for a bite to eat. Just 2 minutes from world famous Capitola village, take the beach bikes that PPBC provides, and ride along the ocean to the village. Centrally located everything you need is right here- restaurants, surf shops, the new renovated Pleasure Point shopping center, Capitola mall. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just 6 minutes down the road. Oh and you will definitely want to grab a slice at Pleasure Point Pizza. The cottage itself is why you love Santa Cruz. A white picket fence opens up to small brick patio. Mediterranean tiles lead to a queen size bed and a sliding glass back door opens to your own PRIVATE brick patio with w/bubbling jet HOT TUB. Recently remodeled PPBC has a full kitchen with granite counter tops and skylights in both the kitchen and the bathroom. With the special touch of Orchids throughout, this cottage is the perfect vacation to relax. Pets are welcome and your puppy will love the beach! Please no smoking. Please call or email to confirm availability.
The cottage is perfect for a couple but will sleep a 3rd small child as there is a cot that is stored under the queenbed or a pack-n-play for a baby. There are cozy leather chairs to kick back, read, watch cable or work on your lap top. PPBC is kid friendly and your pet is welcome. There is a Washer/Dryer, microwave, coffee maker, espresso maker, French Press and all kitchen amenities for you to arrive and be on vacation. We provide cable, DSL and Wireless Internet, a Stereo, dvd player.
Please call or email to confirm availability.
$75.00 house cleaning fee and airbnb hosts the $95.00 security deposit. HOLIDAY RATES $199/night (5 night minimum) $125.00 per
Within the first block to the surf, Perfect location, Private beach cottage, Private HOT TUB, Pets Ok, kid friendly, 2 car parking, Washer/Dryer, linens,microwave, coffee maker, espresso maker, French Press,3 beach cruisers, Gas Grill, Cable, DSL and Wifi, Stereo, Private fenced in back patio, additional aerobed, perfect for couple but can sleep 2 adults and a baby or 2 adults and a small child
Guests will have access to 2 bikes and the enclosed back patio and hottub
Interaction with Guests
Please text or call if you need anything
I love everything about this neighborhood. I love how I know my neighbors. I love how walking down to check the surf is difficult just because of the friends you see along the way. We don't have sidewalks and we like it that way. What we have are backyard bbqs and each other.
Santa Cruz is small and Pleasure Point even smaller. You can use your car or take the bus from the bus stop just down the street. But if you just want to use the bikes provided or stay on foot you will be just fine.
Other Things to Note
There are always hidden gems from talking with locals. -Restaurants, beaches, nature walks, yoga studios, health food stores etc…If you are happy doing your own thing that is perfect. If you would like the inside scoop I would be happy to share. ;-)
There are orchids throughout the cottage. Please give the orchids a little love and water them at least once during your stay. I put them in the sink to do this and then place them back in their locations. The plants in the front of the cottage and in the back should be watered every 3 to 4 days. There is a hose in the side yard to do so. If it is the rainy season, there of course isn't a need for this. Please be sure do wash your dishes before you leave as we have to pay the cleaners extra to do this if it is not done. Pets are to be walked for their business and not sent to the back patio. Pet droppings are not allowed on the premises. If you bring a dog it is $125.00 per dog in addition to the rental fee.
Any extra time spent picking up/cleaning after your dog will be deducted from the security deposit.
Annie's beach cottage was the perfect rental for me for my vacation in Santa Cruz! It was well stocked with essentials (towels, dishes, soap, etc.) and she even brought me some fresh flowers and a bottle of wine to enjoy, which was the icing on the cake. It was nice knowing Annie was right next door in case I needed anything (especially since I was traveling alone) and so great to chat with her. Even though she was in close proximity she was not intrusive at all and I felt like I had a great amount of privacy. The cottage has a wonderful zen vibe, the bed was really comfy, and I enjoyed using the private hot tub every evening! Having laundry facilities was also a plus for me since I could just throw some in in the evenings and didn't have to worry about packing a bunch of dirty laundry in my suitcase to do when I returned home. This rental is in a wonderful location, too. I was able to make day trips down to Monterey and Big Sur and all the local eateries, breweries, and coffee shops were super convenient to get to and awesome! There is also a great yoga studio down the street (Pleasure Point Yoga) as well as am amazing little farmer's market on Portola Drive on Sundays that I took full advantage of. I just can't say enough good things about my stay here, I already miss it and can't wait to come back - thank you Annie!
We had a great time! Annie went out of her way to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. She was great about telling us anything we wanted to know about the area...shopping, food, surf, etc. We enjoyed the cottage and loved being so close to the beach. We love the neighborhood. She was sweet and welcoming to my dog too. So great to jump into the hot tub after surfing! Loved it all! Thanks Annie!
Annie was a gracious host with an easy-going personality. A retreat to her little bungalow home is just what the doctor ordered. A very short walk to the beach the whole experience renewed our spirit. The hot tub in the back yard was also nice and relaxing as well.
Pointer: There is a little breakfast place down the street called The Point Market and Cafe which serves delicious breakfast burritos. Be sure to grab one in the morning, and eat it as you watch the surfers ride the waves in the morning...you might even see Annie out there.
I enjoyed staying at Annie's cottage. The hot tub is great as is the location. Taking a cup of tea to the beach to watch the sunset was an almost daily delight. Great images. All the stores you need are just down the road. When I mentioned to Annie that the lights were flickering Annie had an electrician there that day and got everything fixed in no time. Great guest service. Paul
My husband and I stayed at Annie's Pleasure Point Beach Cottage for a short New Year's get away, and we had such a lovely stay. The cottage is cute and cozy, and everything is very well-appointed. It's clear that a lot of thought went into the details and into making it a relaxing, welcoming, and all-around nice place to stay. The location in Pleasure Point is great. It's a cute neighborhood, and we loved being able to walk just a short distance to the water. The hot tub was a huge perk, as was having bikes to ride. It was easy and fun to ride down to the point and watch the surfers and then ride to Capitola or around Santa Cruz.
Annie was an excellent hostess - responsive and helpful without being at all intrusive, and very friendly. She made the stay feel even more comfortable and welcoming.
We loved the cottage and wish we could have stayed longer. We definitely hope to return!
My husband and I stayed in Annie's cottage with our four-year-old son for a week. It's in a perfect location: Pleasure Point! Quiet, super close to the beach, lovely to walk around or bike around, and perfect to relax in. We loved the hot tub, and being able to ride bikes around. The cottage is sweet and very comfortable.
we enjoyed our stay in the lovely little house. relaxed and quiet place to stay. our 4 year old son loved the hottub. with annie as neighbor we had a great time in santa cruz and could feel a bit of the surfer spirit.
About the Host, Annie
Hey Airbnb folks thanks for taking the time to check out my profile and the Pleasure Point beach cottage. I've now spent most of my life in Santa Cruz and I am a big fan of keeping the integrity of Pleasure Point, architecturally and as a community. My house was built in 1928 which is a big representation of the history of this area. As this area was once one of the last "surf ghettos" in California it is known by its sweet beach cottages and community feel. I pride myself on maintaining my cottage for others so they can experience old Santa Cruz. Traveling and surfing or maybe surfing and traveling are a few of the greatest loves in my life. There is so much to be learned when visiting other places, peoples and stepping outside our comfort zone. My love for surfing has taken me across the globe and I've definitely seen there is always an exchange in life: In order to get respect it is important to give respect. I've been humbled more than once in the ocean and on land. ;-) Please enjoy enjoy enjoy Santa Cruz and this sweet little cottage in the heart of Pleasure Point. Bienvenidos.