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USA California The Central California Coast Santa Cruz Listing #2000

Pleasure Point Paradise - Santa Cruz, CA

73 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 7 comfortably  Dog-friendly  (50 lb weight limit) 
2879 Chesterfield Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Two story, dog-friendly home - just seconds to the ocean!

If being within minutes of the ocean is your idea of the perfect getaway, then head to this stately, two-story Santa Cruz vacation rental. With a gas fireplace and two decks, you'll be savoring the ocean breezes in no time! Up to eight guests and two dogs can enjoy all the amenities this home has to offer!

Situated on a tranquil street near Pleasure Point, this home is just two miles from Capitola and only four miles from downtown Santa Cruz. The beach is mere minutes away as well, so grab your towels and head into the surf.

This home is modern yet inviting. It has a reverse floor plan, with the bedrooms and baths on the ground level and the living and dining area one story above.

The living room is expansive and tastefully appointed. Relax on the plush couch or matching chair as you enjoy a soothing fire and entertainment via cable TV and free WiFi. A gray rug envelops part of the hardwood floors and two lush wicker chairs occupy one side of the space. A sliding glass door leads out onto a gorgeous deck with partial ocean views and two wood tables and matching chairs.

The home's open-floor plan draws the eye from the living room to the eight-seat formal dining room table and kitchen beyond. The kitchen is a gourmand's dream, with a granite-topped island, two-seat breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), and myriad cupboards storing all the necessary accouterments a home chef needs to feel complete. Whip up a gourmet repast in no time; you may never want to leave the elegant confines. A half bath is just down the hall for easy clean up before dinner.

The master bedroom is massive, affording tons of light and relaxation. The bedroom boasts a king bed with a light blue coverlet and wooden headboard as well as a large walk-in closet to make the fashionista in your party green with envy. A sliding glass door offers a view and access to the outdoors. The en-suite master bath is a sight to behold. Featuring dual vanities and a separate stand-alone shower and tub, you'll feel as if you are in a five-star hotel rather than a home.

Another bedroom features a queen bed with a rustic wooden headboard, wooden furniture and a large window. A third bedroom is perfect for the younger guests in your party. There's a bunk bed with a twin on top and a full on bottom as well as kids games and toys. A second full bath also boasts a large stand-alone shower as well a toilet and bath. An additional upstairs sitting room room lies at the back of the home and features a red couch, a four-seat gaming table and a flatscreen TV. A second deck offers a gas grill and a dining set, perfect for those year-round al fresco dinners.

Guests can use the private washer and dryer to keep their clothes nice and clean. This home boasts two adult bicycles with helmets and a child's bike with helmet. Head down to Capitola to rent paddle and surf boards. The backyard is fully fenced, allowing for entertaining evenings. Up to two dogs are allowed, though a nightly fee per dog and minimum fee per stay will apply. Guests have access to a dog crate as well. The ocean is only three houses away so you can smell and hear the waves at all hours of the day and night.

Santa Cruz is an outdoor-lover's dream with plenty of places to enjoy the wonderful scenery. The Santa Cruz boardwalk is a popular spot during the lazy summer months. Wilder Ranch State Park lures crowds year round, thanks to more than 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The city is a rock climbing mecca as well as a surfer's paradise, with surf schools waiting to instruct you.

Rest, relax, and enjoy being near the ocean at this modern and elegant Central California Coast vacation rental. You won't regret it!

Property permit ID: 141268



Adult bikes

Board games

Children's bikes

Children's games

Boogie board



Washer/dryer : Private

Gas fireplace







Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

Netflix streaming

Sound dock





Gas grill : Private





Enclosed yard


Water view

73 reviews

Melissa M. Jun 2019
The house was perfect for our little family getaway. Close to the beach and only a 10 minute drive to the boardwalk. Would definitely stay there again.
Don K. Jun 2019
Awesome location at Pleasure Point. Home was so clean when we arrived. Great open layout. Love the master suite!
Katie D. May 2019
The walking proximity to the small Moran lake beach was perfect for our little one. There is a small corner store for any food items you may need just down the block.Comfortable beds, a few toys for the kids. Basic cooking utensils. Really big refrigerator. A nice gas stove top and convection oven made cooking meals for the family easy. Really quiet neighborhood. The yard is perfect for the kids and the dog to play outside. The washer and dryer were great to keep up on laundry. There was a kids bike and an adult bike for guest use in the garage. Also there were a couple of beach toys in the garage. This home has a cozy gas fireplace for the cool rainy days we encountered ,which we enjoyed. There were many games to play. This home has one small tv in a room off of the top floor living area, which was good for us because we came here to see the beauty surrounding the home not to stay in and watch tv. Roaring camp railroad is close by in Felton and a must see! The only negative is that this home is unavailable to stay in for our next trip.
Rita H. Apr 2019
Beautiful house for our mom/daughter weekend! Was all newly updated and very comfy. The only drawbacks were there were very limited kitchen supplies (only one pot) and the walk to the beach was a bit tricky with little kids and we had to super whisper at night as the kids sleeping downstairs could hear easily what was going on updstairs in the kitchen/living room
Manager response:
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! New pots have been added to the kitchen. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We hope to host you again soon!
alejandro f. Apr 2019
Best ubication, very clean.
Just for 6 persons, NOT 7!
Lisette S. Apr 2019
We frequent pleasure point and this is the largest home we've enjoyed. Quiet neighborhood, nice yard and decks. Very close to the beach and Pleasure point to watch surfers and tide pooling.
Sherry S. Mar 2019
Enjoyed the quiet neighborhood
Enjoyed the proximity to the beaches
Appreciated the short distance to workout and grocery stores - within 2 miles
Liked the different spots upstairs for small group or individual gatherings, work and intimate conversations
melinda n. Feb 2019
This is a great home in a great location. The cable tv was not working, but the lady at Vacasa was great about trying to get it resolved in a timely manner.
Robert G. Jan 2019
This house was a great place for our annual family getaway between Christmas and New Years. Lots of room for everyone. Loved the kitchen and all the extra attention to detail in places like the master bath. The house is immaculate! Really liked that it has a fenced, gated back yard so our dog could walk around on his own out there. And loved the ping pong table! :-)
Kristen T. Nov 2018
This home was in the best location and was the perfect size for our family. We loved the backyard and the comfy beds!
Noemia O. Oct 2018
The home was beautiful and it was great location. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thank you
Matthew H. Jul 2018
This property is in a great location and quiet neighborhood with a functional floor plan.
However, while first settling in with my 10-month old child who played on the rug, we noticed that the floors were clearly not vacuumed or mopped before our arrival. We began cooking dinner and realized that the gas range burners had to be lit manually, the range hood vent and lighting did not work, and the refrigerator had a temperature glitch which caused some food to spoil overnight. We also had to replenish quite a few paper products and soaps (which we did get reimbursed for) and found many ants in the master bathroom.
After calling Vacasa to document these issues they immediately contacted the local property manager who reached out to us that same day, delivered a working vacuum for us to use, was very apologetic, and refunded half of the cleaning fee.
I would consider using Vacasa for future vacation rentals but probably not this particular home.
Gurjeet S. May 2018
Clean and functional, great location!
Jim D. Apr 2018
Great space in a great location, close to everything!
Jeffrey O. Apr 2018
Enjoyed the stay. Excellent location on hip East Side of SC
Donald C. Mar 2018
The home we rented in Santa Cruz from Vacasa was perfect for our group of eight and the location gave us easy access to the beach.
Edissa C. Mar 2018
Some things may not work but you can call the number and they could possibly fix it for you- we didn’t bother but otherwise the place is comfy and the beds are nice!
Lauren M. Jan 2018
Our two dogs were in heaven & our family felt very comfortable & at home there. Would definitely stay again.
John N. Jan 2018
This home was excellent. So close to everything you want or need, the beach, cafe's, restaurants, grocery stores and is super pet friendly. Very clean and fresh and very spacious. We enjoyed our stay so much and can't wait to go back.
Amberly V. Nov 2017
Pleasure Point Paradise was paradise indeed! The pictures do not do this place justice! It was lovely. I rented it out for myself and my bridal party to have a place to get ready before my wedding! The bathrooms have large mirrors and plenty of outlets, super helpful for getting ready - it slept the 8 of us very comfortably! We very much enjoyed our brief time there! Easy walk to the beach, but a beautiful view of it from the balcony if you don't have time to make it there!
Mallory D. Oct 2017
We loved our stay. It was absolutely perfect for us! Checking in was easy and the house was spacious and had such great activities. Close to the beach and a very good Cafe. We would come back!
Susan V. Oct 2017
This house is nice and roomy. The kitchen area is very suited for setting up a nice buffet or an assortment of finger foods. I loved the large dining table. The updated bathrooms are very nice. It has a couple of outdoor seating areas and a nice fireplace to make the evenings cozy. It sleeps 5-6 in beds, but there are two sofas. However they are not sofa beds. It's location is convenient to the beach, downtown and Capitola.
Kathryn W. Oct 2017
The house was located in an excellent location and worked well for my group of 8 adults. There are plenty of common areas, a high-functioning kitchen, and plenty of parking. We had a great stay!
Anthony D. Aug 2017
The home is beautiful and tastefully furnished. The proximity to the beach is also a plus point. The downside is NO WIFI AND NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET !!! and what makes it worse is that this was not disclosed. We would not have booked this accommodation had we know about the wifi/internet problem as everyone these days depends on the internet.
Manager response:
We are very sorry the guests had issues with the wifi during their stay. The internet provider had gone to the home before this reservation and assured us any prior problem had been resolved.
Christie B. Aug 2017
Great location, but no wifi or internet connection
JOSHUA P. May 2017
Our young family enjoyed 4 days in early May at this property. Quiet, great location and comfortable enough for us to get refreshed and rested.
Jason A. Apr 2017
Good Spot good location, good for multi-family stays
Leanne R. Apr 2017
We had a great stay! No major complaints and plenty of room for our group!! However, all bedrooms downstairs and very loud and hard to sleep if anyone is upstairs.
Lance R. Mar 2017
This place was exactly what I was looking for. We were a block from the beach so you could still hear the waves crashing. Although it does not have a ocean view, for the price, it was impossible to pass up and anyone wanting to stay in the area should definitely consider this home. The location is just ideal because we were literally 5-10 minutes from everything. The home itself was laid out great with very comfortable beds and furniture. The beautiful, open kitchen was was just fantastic and was stocked perfect for us since we only cooked little breakfast every morning...
Carson O. Mar 2017
Great house in a great location!
Austin B. Jan 2017
We stayed here with our 3 kids, and it was heaven. Nice quiet street, close to beaches, and great surf spots. The house layout is wonderful. Backyard, spacious, we will come here again and again. Wish we could buy it!
Robert S. Nov 2016
Great place great location poor weather but your place made up for it. Inviting atmosphere loved the fire place. Thanks for helping make a wonderful memory.
David L. Nov 2016
The house was more that we expected and the Vacasa staff was excellent in responding to some minor issue we had. I would highly recommend this home to those with a small party 6-8. Spacious, comfortable, convenient location, close to a beach.
Gina R. Nov 2016
This place was Great
Soraya W. Oct 2016
The property was very clean and loved the heated bathroom floors.Great location to the beach and Capitola. We will definitely plan another stay.
Trina Z. Oct 2016
The house was comfortable and in a great location. The website indicated ocean view; however, the only ocean view from the deck was a few feet between two houses, this was a bit of a disappointment. I will rent from Vacasa again but for this reason will not return to this property.
Lisa C. Oct 2016
THis house is in the perfect location in santa cruz. It was really lovely staying here and cant waitt to come back. We did have some issues with trying to get the television on but it was ok becuase we really didn't have time to watch. Some of the appliances in the kitchen were falling apart the handles in the range came off and the top of the frigde fell off but my husband is handy so he fixed them
Manager response:
We apologize for the inconveniences experienced with the appliances and would like to thank the guests for their assistance.
Elisa S. Sep 2016
We spent a great three days in Santa Cruz at this property. The beach was beautiful and walking distance. The kitchen was big for our family of 6 to have meals and cook together. A lovely place to hang out and enjoy each other's company.
Sandy L. Sep 2016
Lovely and comfortable and well located property. Very clean and very livable.
Jamie B. Aug 2016
This house felt cozy and was comfortable for a family or even 2 families. Just a 5 min walk to a dog friendly/family friendly beach. 1 mile to town or just a couple minute walk to burritos. I would stay here again
Kate K. Aug 2016
We really enjoyed the stay and other than a delayed check in, everything was exactly as described online!
Erin D. Jul 2016
Great location, easy Uber rides, walkable beach and Pleasure Point surf spot!
Mitch S. Jul 2016
Great house and location.
Margaret G. Jun 2016
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It's the perfect location between Capitola and Santa Cruz with just a short walk to a dog friendly beach and the tide pools. We had a great time and enjoyed the comforts of this home thoroughly. Plenty of space and comfortable beds! The neighborhood is quiet and in the evenings you can hear the ocean waves crashing. It was relaxing to sit on the front patio and enjoy our coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening . We hope to be able to visit this home again.
Laurence P. May 2016
Beautiful house, very conveniently situated, by the beach. Quiet and private yard. We enjoyed our stay
Lindsey E. May 2016
This was our first time renting a beach home and we enjoyed our stay. We would definitely consider staying there again. The reservation process was very easy and the house was set up perfect for our large family!
Kevin C. May 2016
The place was very nice and clean. I loved sitting on the front balcony enjoying a cocktail and listening to the wave crash against the rocks. Beds were comfortable. I will be back for sure. This place even accommodate for a pets. I loved the surround sound throught the house. Tons of places to walk to and enjoy some awesome eats. This place was stocked well with bedding, towles, and well stocked kitchen. Don't pass this place up for your next vacation.
Katie P. Mar 2016
Everything about our trip was perfect, although it did rain while we were there, we still made the best of it! We spent the first 30 mins. after we checked in running around the house like little kids and checking everything out. We were very surprised with some of the untold amenities like the heated floors in the bathrooms! What a great feeling to get out of the shower and not have to step onto ice cold floor! Cooking in the beautiful kitchen was a breeze with all the utensils and cookware. There's a cute little beach within walking distance from of the house, it was so peaceful to watch the waves roll in. My fiancé proposed to me there on our trip! All and all, most affordable and perfect house for our trip. We will definitely be returning!
Manager response:
Congratulations on your engagement!
Amanda B. Feb 2016
We had a wonderful time! The layout of the house is really nice. Lots of room for leisure upstairs. And nice, cool, comfortable, quiet bedrooms downstairs that stay dark til late into the morning. Perfect for sleeping in. :)
Spencer S. Feb 2016
The pricing was very affordable for a 2 night stay with a group of friends. Plenty of space to move around in and never feel too cramped. The ping pong table in the garage was quite a surprise however the net was damaged (still playable though). A lot of time was spent on the front and back deck. Very spacious and relaxing.

Very few negatives like a set of blinds that didn't work, incredibly difficult doors to lock upstairs, and that there was a lot of dirt under a rug when we first got there.

The staff was friendly and responded quickly. I would use this service again.
Manager response:
Thanks for sharing your review. We really appreciate your feedback and have shared your comments wit our property manager so they can tend to the ping pong net, blinds, doors and cleanliness. Its great to hear that you had such a great time and we cant wait to have you back!
Deborah R. Nov 2015
Beautiful property - very well maintained!
Nancy C. Oct 2015
a tv in at least one bedroom would be nice to see in such a big house...the only small tv was in the back of the house in a small study
Judi D. Aug 2015
Suited our needs. Easy check in .
Providing local info with Santa Cruz magazines was so helpful even though we are seasoned visitors!
Will use Vacasa again.
Margaret D. Jul 2015
My only suggestions came from our female guests - to add wall mirrors in each bedroom for those who share the main bath. In our case we had 3 teenage girls and one woman all sharing one bathroom mirror.
Kallie C. Jul 2015
This house is beautiful and very open/spacious. Super close to the beach. Minutes away from capitola and the boardwalk. I would definitely recommend it.
Erin W. Jun 2015
We had a wonderful stay at the Beach House at Pleasure Point. The house was perfect for our family and had everything we needed. It was in a great location and made it easy to enjoy Santa Cruz. We hope to be back!
Pamela R. Apr 2015
Wonderful house, wonderful location. I did nothing but relax and take in the sun and waves. Will absolutely return and recommend to friends.
Manager response:
Thank you for your great review! This home is a wonderful place to to get some R&R while enjoying the warm beach and beautiful waves. You are also very close to some of the most famous entertainment in California, the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Everyone will have something here to enjoy!
Alexander Y. Apr 2015
We had a good time! The house is nice and it seems that the owners actually use the house themselves (as opposed to a dedicated rental house). The house is really nice and the kitchen well stocked. Spacious and comfortable. We were very happy.