This beach condo was perfect for our family’s Spring Break vacation. The condo is exactly as pictured on the site and had everything we needed. We cooked almost every meal during our stay and the kitchen was very well equipped. In fact, based on other rentals we have rented over the years, I would say this kitchen was better equipped than any we have rented in the past. If you like to cook on vacation, this kitchen will come in very handy. The views from both decks are spectacular and the easy access to beach was perfect for our teenage boys. Nothing like a fire pit and smors at night to complete a family vacation! As for the adults, we enjoyed morning coffee and evening wine on the deck, watching dolphins, pelicans and beautiful sunsets. The outdoor patio furniture was in great shape and very comfortable. All beds were comfortable as well and the use of 3 full baths came in very handy. The home was spotless and very clean. One of the best features is that you can hear the ocean all day and all night from every room in the condo.
Although some reviews state that this property is farther form Santa Cruz, we found it convenient. We had easy access to restaurants in nearby Watsonville, Aptos and Santa Cruz and could get to our favorite supermarket in Aptos in 7 mins or less. I also drove our boys into Santa Cruz to surf and could get to the famous Pleasure Point surf spot in less than 20 mins.
Owner was so easy to work with prior to the trip and very responsive during our stay when we had questions. We strongly recommend this property and we will rent again.
Belmont CA – April 2015
Eight women on a getaway weekend! Everything about this house was fantastic! It is well stocked with absolutely everything anyone could possibly need (and then some) for a rental. The owner takes pride in providing a quality stay for guests, so all the bedrooms and bathrooms are completely stocked with linens and towels. The kitchen has an abundance of dinnerware/silverware/cookware. Cynthia is very professional and quick to respond to questions. We will definitely go back.
ROBIN A. – January 2015
It is so difficult to find a true “on the beach” experience in California. This beautiful property, which is literally on the beach, exceeded our expectations. Located at beautiful Manresa Beach, this well appointed and updated three level gem gave us multiple morning and sunset views. Typically, I am not inclined to review a rental property but this clean, well lit, comfortable gem has inspired me to share my experience. It is better than advertised. We saw whales spouting off shore on day one, and a sea lion pup came ashore to visit day two. The owner left detailed instructions to cover all possible scenarios, not that we needed to call. Coffee on the deck in the morning, cocktails while watching the sun set in the evening. Great fun on the beach in between. I can’t wait to go back. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
ejjiii – San Jose, CA – January 2015
As other reviews say, this place is absolutely wonderful! From the booking process, the arrival, our stay, check-out and security deposit refund…everything went smoothly. With bedrooms and bathrooms on all three levels (the bonus room on the main level has a pull-out sofa and is not counted as a bedroom but with its own, full bathroom, it could easily be), it is perfect for groups, giving everyone some privacy. The pictures do a great job in showing the place and it is still nicer in person. And having direct access to the beach is absolutely amazing! I wish we could have stayed longer!!
Chris – Detroit, MI – September 2014
Great place! Getting in to the property (gated) and the beach house was well explained and easy. The photos show it almost exactly as it is-only better once you arrive. Clean, bright and everything you need is right there. We watched sea life (dolphins, seals or otters) almost every morning from the deck while we had coffee. the beach allowed us long walks each day. It was a little cool and overcast but we did have one nice beach day, and the day we left would have been another. Loved it. The owner was very easy to reach and quick to respond all by e-mail, she gave her phone number, although we never had to call her. Really great place!!!!
Ginny G. – June 2014