|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||420 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Historic, Romantic, Beach, Ocean, Rural|
Description from the owner
*Location Location Location*
Walk out your door and down the block to the beach and surf, 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 world class Pleasure Point 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 an...Read more
Santa Cruz, California
Additional Location Information
Local Pleasure Point Market at the end of the block, Verve and Coffeetopia coffee shops a few blocks away, Revamped Pleasure Point Business district with local eateries- Pleasure Point Pizza, Cliff Cafe, Chillout Cafe, the brand new Suda restaurant, Vintage clothing shops, Oneill, Billabong, Santa Cruz Board Room, Santa Cruz Surf Shop, Freeline and more...There are 2 parking spots in front of the cottage. The Bus stop is down the block and nearby is 41st ave for freeway access.
*Private Yoga @ Pleasure Point Beach Cottage available upon request
*After a day of play receive a relaxing massage delivered to your door in the privacy of your stay @ Pleasure Point Beach Cottage (available upon request)
*Surf lessons w/a professional surfer available upon request
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$165 - $190||$190 - $199||$995 - $1,095||$2,495 - $3,695||5 nights|
|May. 20 2012 - Sep. 16 2012
|Sep. 17 2012 - May. 19 2013
|May. 20 2013 - Sep. 15 2013
|All Other Dates||$190||$190||$1,095||$3,695||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 11% of rental - Tax
- county hotel tax - 11% of rental - Tax - santa cruz county transient occupancy tax T.O.T.
- security damage waiver - $45 / stay - Fee - required
- Cleaning fee - $75 / stay - Cleaning Fee
- cleaning fee - $75 / stay - Fee - required
Additional notes from owner
WEEKLY DISCOUNT RATE low season $995.00/week- high season $1095/week *book 6 nights GET 7TH NIGHT FREE! Note: $75.00 house cleaning fee and $45.00 security waiver. Total payment will also include 11% Santa Cruz transient occupancy tax. HOLIDAY RATES $199/night (5 night minimum) (5 night minimum low season)
MONTHLY RATE 30 days or more no Santa Cruz transient occupancy tax required
* Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
* Check In: 3 p.m.
* Check Out: 11 a.m.
* Required Stay: 3 day low season/ 5 day high season & Holiday weeks
* Lodging Tax: 10%
* Deposits: 50% Deposit to reserve dates. Remainder due 30 days prior to stay.
* Other Fees: $75.00 cleaning fee $45.00 security waiver
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mother daughter retreat
My daughter and I spent a wonderful four days at annie's cottage. It was so comfortable and clean. A very relaxing space thanks to annie's great decorating. We felt so welcome and relaxed. It was great to be able to take our dog and know he was safe in the fenced in yard. Having a hot tub was a wonderful treat !
The cottage is close to shops and the beach . We hope to have the chance to visit again! thank you annie
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 04/18/2013
Thank you for being great guests. Your puppy Oakley is adorable and big paws. He is probably already much bigger. I'm happy I got to host your return to Santa Cruz. Come on down from the northwest anytime. We have some sunshine for you.
Karen and Mike
Santa Cruz, CA
What a charming place. We did not want to stay in a hotel while relocating to California and annies place was what we needed. The Zen atmosphere and the wonderful hot tub made our stay a pleasure at the famed Pleasure Point.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 04/02/2013
Karen and Mike, It was great having you stay here. And welcome to the area. Lets get together and have that glass of wine!
Los Altos, CA
Need Some R&R;? This is your place!
I am still grinning thinking about the five wonderful days I spent at Pleasure Point. Walked or biked everywhere, especially to the wonderful yoga studio around the corner. Shopped at New Leaf Market, soaked in the hot tub multiple times a day, slept great, and breathed in the fabulous ocean air. The cottage is so cozy, and I definitely could have shared the space with my husband and daughter, but I also loved having it all to myself in the quiet and safe neighborhood. The owner is wonderful and easy to work with, the house had everything I needed and was clean and ready for me when I arrived. I had easy access to Capitola and Santa Cruz and walked or biked along the water every day. Highly recommend!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 01/15/2013
Wow! Awesome! Nadja, you took advantage of EVERYTHING around here. :-D Well, when you come back I can give you some surf lessons. That should complete it. ;-) Stay in touch. Thanks for your lovely comments.
When can I move in permanently?
My husband and I have been contemplating a move from London, England, where we currently live and work, back to my native Santa Cruz. We decided to spend our honeymoon in the Cruz to see if our short visits had given us an accurate view of the town.
Upon arrival at the cottage, we were completely enthralled with the cozy retreat- a quiet backyard with beautiful garden and hot tub, and inside a total zen- serenity set by the decor. Extremely clean, and seriously, lacking nothing as far as amenities- the kitchen was fully stocked with equipment, plenty of towels, and even fresh coffee and flowers. We loved it!
The location could not be more perfect- two minute bike ride to the beach, or, if you are like me, a nice run along East Cliff Drive. Annie kindly supplied bike cruisers which were our main mode of transport- a huge amount of fun, exercise and savings! Near the cottage are variety of amazing places to eat, shop and drink- we found new gems every day we were there. I gained about 10 pounds on the trip, even with all the bike riding!
Annie is amazing- she lives next door, yet is completely non-intrusive. She is so friendly and warm, you feel like an old friend and beloved neighbor, not a random renting a cottage. She helped us out with any and all requests- without even hesitating!
I want to move in to the cottage and be annie's neighbor on a permanent basis, but that will sadly have to wait until our next visit to SC. We loved the cottage, loved annie and are already counting down the days until our next visit. I would give the cottage and annie 10+ stars if allowed! We have already recommended annie and the cottage to several of our UK friends who surf and would love the set up. A huge huge huge (infinity!!) thumbs up!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 10/10/2012
Jen and James- It was so fun having you at the cottage. I'm not always home in Santa Cruz and was really stoked to be here when you were. I had a blast at your wedding (reception) ;-). Accommodating your cottage needs was easy. You are both laid back and a joy to be around. Please keep your promise and come back. I really look forward to it. :-D Annie
i honeslty just had my favorite week of vacation ever.. walked to capitola village almost everyday. the perfect walk along the coast line. best coffee and cappacino just a few blocks away at verve. nice and mellow nieghborhood feel, and the cottage iitself felt really comfortable as well with all you could need. very clean, super relaxing. hottub was a great end to each day.. already planning on when to return..
Charming cottage in a great spot
My wife and I stayed here with our dog for a couple weeks. We found the cottage very clean and comfortable. The bed is great. The furnishing and decor are all very nice and the hot tub was splendid. The front patio is a pleasant place to sip your coffee or share a meal.
The location is perfect. It's just a short stroll down 32nd ave (one of the prettiest blocks in pleasure point) to the market for coffee, or to the beach at 26th avenue. Or you can walk along the ocean cliffs and watch the surfers. Or just a bit further to the restaurants and shops on 41st ave.
All in all, it's a great place for a getaway in Santa Cruz.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 08/15/2012
Sally,Gary and Sparky glad to have you. You were a great fit. The cottage is a great retreat for humans and dogs alike. ;-)
C + T
We stayed at the cottage for a week and really enjoyed it. It's small and cozy - but wonderful "home base" for 2 people, and even a kid or a dog if you were so inclined.
The location is fantastic - close to the beach (walking distance) and close to everything else (by bike or car). The kitchen is great and it's so nice to have a full fridge and freezer.
And there's a very nice hot tub! Brand new, and was serviced before we arrived and again for the next people as we were leaving.
If you're trying to choose between a hotel or a vacation rental (like we were), think of how much you'll save by not eating out every meal (although if you do want to eat out, Annie, the owner, will give you good recommendations!)
There is space to hang/fold clothes...free Wifi...small but adequate bathroom for one person at a time, unless you're skinny (no tub - but who cares - did I mention a hot tub?). The water pressure is good in the shower, the fridge works great, there were fresh lemons in a bowl, and fresh flowers in the vases, and even some coffee if you're into that sort of thing.
Other people (including us) have left things in the cupboards, so you might even find some of the things you need to cook right above the stove. If not, buy some at Trader Joe's and pay it forward.
Thanks for a great time - would love to come back very soon!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 05/23/2012
Christine- You both were great and sounds like it worked out like the perfect holiday for you. So happy that my new hot tub purchase was worth it. lol. Come on back. I love return guests, new friends. :-D
Perfect Santa Cruz experience - all you could want
Where does one start? Okay, if you want a resort with brand new fittings, a football-field sized room, and an over-processed experience, look elsewhere. If, however, you want a gorgeous, genuine, spotless, full-of-character little pink cottage tucked away in an extremely quiet neighbourhood, with a perfect host and all the amenities you could ever ask, while still enjoying the quaintness of a century-old cottage, look no further than Pleasure Point Beach Cottage.
Annie, the owner, lives next door and is the perfect host. She's warm, friendly and bend-over-backward helpful, yet totally unobstrusive. She's also the BEST surfing instructor EVER and a 5 lesson package with her was amazing. Being one block back from the beach makes surfing a no-brainer.
The cottage is cosy and perfect. The bed is soft and comfy, there's cable TV and DVD, there's a little "meditation corner" and the kitchen has every possible utensil or piece of equipment you could wish for. The bathroom is spotless, and the water pressure perfect (and no shortage of hot water!)
The hot tub in the back yard is the BEST!
I stayed a month for work, and saved a packet as opposed to staying at a hotel, and I had a "real" Santa Cruz living experience to boot.
Annie's description of the place is spot on and honest - you will not be disappointed. I just wish I could have brought my dogs - they would have loved it too.
Thanks SO much, Annie - you really are the BEST!! xxx
We had a great time!
We had a great time at this cozy spot just a block away from Pleasure Point. The best things about the cottage are the private hot tub in the backyard, the quietness of the neighborhood and its close proximity to Pleasure Point, 41st Street and Capitola. We walked to the water every night to watch the surfers rip it at dusk and every day drove to different beaches to hang out and surf. Awesome! :)
Please note that this is a very small cottage! We spent some time figuring out how to fit our two longboards inside. We did it, but we ended up losing any space to walk around. We had planned to invite our parents to stay with us, but once we saw the space, we knew that it would be impossible, given the one-room layout and lack of a couch. We also had some ants come visit during our stay.
Overall, though, we had a great time!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 06/07/2011
Melissa and Tom-
Thank you! Sounds like Tom got some really fun surf sessions in. And so glad you both enjoyed my cozy zen cottage. It is a really great quiet little zone and absolutely perfect for a couple. As a surfer myself I understand the, "where do I put two 9 foot 6 longboards and their bags?" Traveling with our "quivers" is a thing. I do know that most surfers with big boards usually do put them in the back patio but that is a personal choice. I too had some ant visitors during that late season rain but good to know they are back in their respected homes. ;-) It was great having you here! Come on back to Pleasure Point soon.
We stayed in the larger house on the property, due to the smaller being booked already, but it was great because we had our pup with us, who just loved the yard, since he doesn't have much of one at home, the house is so close to the beach, which was ideal for surfing. Also within biking distance to Capitola, a super cute town with beach, boutiques, wine tasting, and restaurants, and yet close to 41st, which has grocery stores, food, and more shopping. I don't know about the smaller house, but the larger does not ahave a microwave. Wasn't a problem, we just cooked our popcorn in a pot over the stove, but an FYI to those who may regularly use one. Overall, GREAT place to stay, hoping for better weather next time. Thanks Annie!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 06/07/2011
Kelsey and Frank. Hope you had a safe trip back up to Seattle. You guys were great and yes I adore your Muppet dog. Golden Doodle right? Soooo cute! Super stoke you had a killer time. Weird weather across the country I guess right now. The sun did show its warmth, which is wonderful. Yes, please do come on back to Pleasure Point. You are always welcome here. Oh, btw, the other cottage does have a microwave. I just don't personally use one. ;-) The swell was pumping that week! You scored!
Cosy, Comfortable, Quiet
If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is the place to go! If you are looking for a starting off place for fun and adventure, this is still the place to go! The cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk to the beach. If you want to sit and read a book, away from the pressures of "real life" you can do that here. But the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a few minutes away and there's lots to do in this area. Oh my, I sound like a travel brochure writer, don't I? But my husband and I chose Pleasure Point Cottage because we just wanted to get away from home for a week, and we really loved it here. Our hostess, Annie, was as wonderful as all the other reviews say she is, and she made our stay a pleasure!
Great cottage, great location
The cottage is adorable, small but that just seems to add to its coziness. You can't beat the location, and annie is the nicest.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 02/16/2011
Kyle and Connie- You both are so sweet and your muppet dog is hilarious. ;-) Come on down anytime for a break from the city.
surf vacation with wife and 6 month old
Our stay at Pleasure Point Beach cottage was really great. My wife, 6 month old, and myself stayed here for a month. There are lots of good waves in walking distance. The house was older, but had been remodeled and had nice cozy touches. The fact that it allowed dogs was a major reason we stayed here as well, and there was a great beach that was dog-friendly a couple blocks away.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 01/28/2011
Cole- It is great that you and Christine were able to spend a month here at Pleasure Point. It is an easy place to fall in love with and a hard place to leave. I'm sure your dogs will miss walking or rather running out the door down the street to the beach. It really is the best location around, I concur. Sounds like you made some amazing friends in the neighborhood. You are welcome back anytime. :-) Annie
Carolyn & Bill
This is a great cottage for a relaxing stay by the beach!
We loved that this cottage is very private yet has great access to both the beach and to town. Perfect for a weekend getaway for two people, and really perfect for two people with a dog! Kitchen has everything you need and Wi-fi, hot tub, and quick walk to the beach and morning coffee were exactly what we were looking for. Pretty flowers were a nice touch. Thank you, Annie.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 12/03/2010
Awwwwe! Thanks Carolyn. So happy that you had a good time. Yay! Please do stay in touch and come back any time. :D Annie
Anthony, Margueritte and Bella
Lovely, cozy and relaxing.
We were so pleased to have time to spend in Santa Cruz this time of year. The cottage is lovely, cozy and very functional for our needs. I have ms and brought my trike to ride which was perfect for the area and having our dog, Bella, able to be with us was a plus. We will be back again, hopefully next year.
Annie is a gracious LandLady.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 10/24/2010
Margarite and Tony- You both are so great and what an amazing time of year to be in Santa Cruz. Sunshine and sunsets. Thank you for being gracious guests. Stay in touch and come on back! :-)
Great place - 1920s beach bungalow with a nicely redone tile floor that makes it very dog friendly. We had a great time just leaving the doors open to create a beach breezeway while we sat and played with our new baby boy - plenty of room for a crib - great to have a bright kitchen so you can just lose the car keys while you enjoy being one block from some fantastic surfing (and a good spot to pick up your morning coffee). Thanks for introducing me to the sport, Annie! - if you're thinking of learning how to surf - or just to improve, Annie's a great instructor...great little front patio surrounded by (what I think were) ginger & jasmine.
An awesome getaway for me and my pooch!
I needed a mini-vacation after a stressful month at work so I decided to take my goldendoodle on a nice 3-day weekend trip away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay area. This place is great!!! From the environmentally-friendly household products to the inviting hot tub, I was able to get centered and experience some well-needed alone time. The location is perfect for a nice stroll along the beach or a long walk into Capitola for shopping and cocktails. And annie was the perfect host, making the booking and arrival process a piece of cake. I've already forwarded this link to several friends and co-workers and plan to come back for more long weekends myself! Thanks again for a wonderful and well-needed trip away from the city. :-)
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 10/05/2010
Awwwwe Beth! Your so cute and you left the place so clean. :-) Please do come back. I love that you love the cottage as much as I do. Hope to see you soon! Thanks for forwarding on to your friends and co-workers.
santa cruz visitors
great weekend getaway, close to surf
adorable cottage, clean and comfortable. Good for two people (and an added bonus to be able to have our dogs stay too). Our host was friendly, hospitable, and very helpful in terms of orienting us to the area. It was an easy walk to great surfing. We had a great time!
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 09/27/2010
Elizabeth and Terese- Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed the cottage and that the waves were pumping! You both are such gracious guests, please come back any time. :-) Annie
Marin County, Cailf
My husband, Butch, and I had a really nice stay at annie's cute pink cottage. We made sure that we hit the beach twice a day with our dog, Charlie. Even though we live in the bay area and it was a quick trip down to Santa Cruz for us, we felt like we were vacationing a million miles away from home. Thanks annie we'll see you next time!
Great Little Spot!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this cottage. Annie was a great host and even popped in to see if I needed anything and to offer advice on the area.
The cottage is in a great location - a few blocks from the beach. I loved going to the beach early in the morning to watch the surfers.
The cottage comes stocked with everything you need and more. It's easy to make this a home away from home. The hot tub on the back patio was definitely my favorite feature.
The only downsides would be that the bedroom is in the same room as the living area so if you're travelling with others and someone wants to take a nap or stay up late etc. that might be an issue. The only other thing that was disappointing is that I didn't feel that this was "private" as the neighbors are incredibly close - having the windows open (instead of air conditioning) I heard all of their conversations so I'm sure they could hear mine. Thankfully the fences are high so you don't see them. Two mornings I was woken up around 8am by a neighbor using a chainsaw. I'm sure this isn't something that would happen all the time and I would still stay here again.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 08/10/2010
Thanks Amanda. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. I am glad that you appreciated my local knowledge :) My Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage is a vintage 1920's style and as I continue to update it I have been careful to maintain the integrity of that architectural period. Coming into this cottage is stepping into the history of Pleasure Point. True that being in a neighborhood it is prone to the sounds of children on skateboards and bicycles and other residential sounds but it is a relatively sleepy cross street. And yes, please do come again. You are always welcome back. :) Annie
Pam and Ari
Peaceful and calm - perfect place to get away from it all
Annie is great. She provided everything we needed, even a massage referral. The area is definitely laid back Santa Cruz. Just what we needed. The location is great for everything from visiting the mall, downtown shopping, secluded beaches and boardwalk located about a block from the beach where the locals surf . My daughter saw a group of dolphins and otters. It was the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation.
WE LOVE East Side SC!
Best 4th of July Vacation!!
We had a blast! The cottage was quaint, romantic and just what we were looking for. It was so close to the beach you could smell the amazing salt water! The location is perfect for cozy coastal getaway. The place was clean when we arrived with a Zen atmosphere-uber relaxing! Annie thanks for the massage therapist referral and surf instructor! We also got to have a family bbq and it turned out great. Annie you are an amazing hostess and we will definetly be back again! Thanks so much!
We love coming back to this cottage. It's a block from the surf break, it's dog friendly, it has a hot tub, it's cozy and clean. What's not to like about this place? This is our home away from home in Santa Cruz.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 07/01/2010
Thanks George. You both are such wonderful guests. I'm so glad you discovered my cozy Zen retreat. Next time it won't just be Jean who gets the surf lesson but you too. :)
SF Bay Area
Great place to get away from hustle/bustle. Quite comfortable and charming. Very small so very tall people might have issues. Nice to walk to cliffs and watch surfers. A good sandy beach about a 7 minute walk. Brought my little doggie who thought he was in heaven.
Response from Private Pleasure Point Beach Cottage - 06/26/2010
Thanks Marta. It is quite a relaxing Zen space. I agree. Glad you enjoyed your time. Pretty much defines quaint beach bungalow. :) You are welcome back any time. Annie
I needed a place to relax after the end of the school year. The beach
cottage was exactly what I was looking for. Quiet, within a walk/bike
ride to the beach, and equipped with everything I needed to feel like I
was at home. Also, Annie was available to answer any questions about
places to go in the area. Overall a great experience. Would highly
San Francisco, CA
Sunny, serene beach get away!
I stayed at the PP Beach Cottage over Memorial Weekend. I met annie upon arrival and she showed me around and was very helpful. The cottage had recently been updated with new decor and it looked so cute and tranquil. Fresh flowers in several places made the place smell amazing! I brought my two dogs and we all just loved hanging out on the front patio soaking up the sun and watching the passersby. It was so nice to be close to a variety of great beaches. We particularly enjoyed the trail through Moran Lake Park to the beach that allows off leash pups! The hot tub out back under the stars was a great way to end each day after a beach sunset stroll. We will definitely be coming back!!
Saint Louis, MO
A cozy getaway
I had a great time staying in the pink cottage at pleasure point because during
the day I could go to the beach and at night I could relax in the hot tub under
the night sky. I have to say it was great to get some sun at the beach. It’s a
really cute place and I would recommend it if you and possibly a significant
other need to just relax and a change of scenery.
our new home away from home
What's not to love? Steps from - in my opinion - the greatest beach in the (continental) US, a hot tub, and a clean, wonderful house. I started missing the place the minute I left. Annie the owner is also totally rad - extremely helpful and laid back. Highly recommended for surfers, families - anyone really.
Perfect private getaway
This cottage is in the perfect location - just a couple blocks' walk to Pleasure Pt. surf break and gorgeous beaches. It felt like my own place - the furnishings are cute and it's really cozy. Annie was so generous with sharing all the great places to go and the best restaurants, yoga studios, and cafes. I spent a perfect birthday weekend here. Can't wait to go back!
A Sweet Spot at Pleasure Point
The moment I walked in the door of the Cottage at Pleasure Point
I felt bliss. I appreciated the cleanliness and the well equipped
kitchen, but I did not expect fresh flowers. I took full advantage
of the private paradise the back patio offered. At night I slipped
into the hot tub, gazed at the stars, listened to the ocean, and
let all my cares melt. My dog and I enjoyed walking to the beach
and Capitola. This sweet spot provided me with everything I
needed and wanted for a wonderful vacation.