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797/Perched on the Sand *OCEAN FRONT* (3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms)

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Cruzin Special!   Stay 3 or more nights and receive 1 night FREE during the off-season!  *Not including the Holidays/Summer*
Perched on the Sand is a tri-level, 3 bedroom, 4 full bath, ocean front town home in the gated community of Sand Dollar Beach!  Walk into the first level with loft bedroom with shutters for privacy and full bathroom with shower.  Go down to your middle level to the living room with Queen couch bed, 50 inch Samsung Smart TV and Cable, DVD player, Stereo with CD player, and dining area seating 10. Full kitchen with mini refrigerator great for drinks as well as a full sized fridge. The Family room without a door that has a fold out bed (and adjacent bathroom) that could be used as a fourth bedroom, Samsung Smart TV with Cable, DVD player and second bathroom with shower.  Middle level you have a balcony deck with patio furniture and gas BBQ.  On the bottom, third level, you come to the Master bedroom suite with California King Bed and private bath with shower. The third bedroom has bunk beds (4 twins).  Both bedrooms have slider doors opening to a smaller balcony deck with stairs directly to the sand.  Hall has laundry room and fourth bathroom with tub/shower combo.  You are just a short drive to numerous attractions, i.e. Famous Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf,  Capitola Village for some shopping & dining,  Gizdich Ranch for Berry picking in Watsonville, Moss Landing for some kayaking or whale watching, or Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman’s Wharf.  Santa Cruz county has great restaurants with the beach feel, from Stagnaros on the Wharf, Phil’s Fish Market in Moss Landing, Café’ Sparrow and Café’ Cruz.  Come and enjoy what we have to offer, you definitely will be back! 
NO SMOKING OR PETS ALLOWED.
Sleeping Arrangements:
Top Level:  Bedroom with Queen size bed and full bath across hall. 
Main Living Area: Family room with Queen pull out bed and full bath (Could be used as fourth bedroom, but no door); Living Room with with Queen pull out bed 
Bottom Level: Master suite with King size bed and
full bath; bunk room with 4 Twins beds (2 sets of Bunk Beds) with full bathroom across hall & Laundry Room

SUMMER WEEKLY $4530.14
SUMMER/HOLIDAY 4 NIGHT $2901.16
OFF SEASON WEEKLY $4075.04
3 NIGHT OFF SEASON $1637.59 *Includes the Cruzin' Special-3 nights for the price of 2!*
Rates updated 10/27/2017

Location: La Selva Beach

Square Footage: 1839

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4

Occupants, max: 12

Adults, max: 12

View: Ocean View

Neighborhood: Sand Dollar Beach/Shore Line

Home Type: Town Home

Floor: Multi-Level

 Status colors:   Reserved     Available     Current Day     Potential Reservation   
Beautifully close to the surf!
John
10/21/2017
The townhouse was quite lovely. Being able to walk down a flight of steps and be right on the beach is unbeatable. The sound of the surf at night was really healing. Also, the free Sunday night stay was a blessing. I was surprised that for $800 a night, the unit did not have AC. The temp got quite warm and we just wanted to get the air moving a bit. The fan from the heating system did not do the trick. It seems that the place could use a few rotary fans at least. The air from the Santa Rosa fires came and it was about 80+ degrees out so it got quite hot in the unit. Some cool, fresh, filtered air would have been nice. Also, we were surprised that the water pressure in the kitchen was often just a trickle. Hard to do dishes. Otherwise, we had a great time. We might very well return given the proximity to the beach.
Hard to Beat
Demetria
08/14/2017
After renting for over 40 years in the Aptos area, I keep coming back to Sand Dollar Beach. It's quiet, the beach is clean, and the condos are hard to beat. Love the area and I will definitely go back.
2017 JUly 4th week
Al
07/13/2017
Accommodations were almost perfect, except for the barbecue. The grill had a brand new Weber cover. As we uncovered it the grill unit under the cover was very old rusted unit with all the vaporizer rusted out 90%. We could not find replacements so we had to improvise.I reported early Monday morning and got a replacement Thursday noon. For 5 days it took us 15 mins to light the grill & gas bottle was on the deck because the holder in the unit cabinet was all rusted out. It was a fire hazard. Finally the new unit is now safe for other renters.
Breathtaking View, Spacious, and Comfortable, but needs an important item
Lisa
02/22/2017
We had an amazing stay at "Perched on the Sand!" The one item that was desparately missing was.... two ladders or tall stepstools to be able to climb up to the two top bunkbeds!!!
We Loved It!
Susan
11/11/2016
Perfect getaway. For the family! Could not have asked for a smoother experience! From reserving it through Kendall and Potter, instructions, directing getting there and when we did-simply wonderful town home! Extra bonus-right on the beach!!- and got to have a fire out on the sand too! Townhouse had everything you need for a relaxing stay. Can't wait to come back! Thank you!
Perched on the sand
Ruth
10/07/2016
This was a wonderful home - furnished nicely and decorated tastefully. thanks
Beyond Expectations
Jacqui & Bret
06/08/2016
We rented "Perched on the Sand" midweek for family get together. The home is warm and inviting and easily fit are large group. There is direct access to the beach from the lower level of the home and great views of the coastline from the living room, bedrooms and decks. We would highly recommend this property for a relaxing beach getaway.
Such a Great Place!
Stefanie
06/06/2016
We absolutely loved this condo! Our families fit nicely and being right on the beach was exactly what we wanted. The pictures make the condo look bigger than it actually is, but it still worked out great and was beautiful inside. Plenty of storage room for all our luggage and beach items. The kitchen worked out great for cooking and we loved the BBQ on the deck. We had bon-fires on the beach as there is a great fire ring straight out from the deck. We loved having a hose on the deck to rinse off all the sand before going inside. They had a great closet of beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, etc on the bottom floor and we used some of those in addition to what we brought. Even though it's a good 20+ minutes to Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk, we love renting in La Selva Beach. It's away from the crowds and traffic and we pretty much had the beach to ourselves over Memorial Day weekend. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets each day and we saw tons of dolphins and whales cruising up and down the coast. And a few times, the whales actually jumped up out of the water. It was like going on our own whale excursion without getting sea sick or having to pay the fees!

We even enjoyed the smart TV which is a nice added touch. Normally rental homes/condos don't have smart TV's. The Wi-Fi worked great and we enjoyed movies as well.

This is a great location for families or friends.

As a side note... there are a ton of stairs to go up and down inside the condo as it's three levels and then there are two levels of stairs down to the beach from the bottom deck. Keep that in mind if you aren't able to tackle the climb every day.
Lovely townhouse perched above the beach
Marc
05/01/2016
I've stayed here several times with a group of friends, and will probably come back again. This time I checked with the management to make sure there was a working blender in the place. There was, exactly as they promised.
Perfect place for a weekend getaway!
Marisa
04/22/2016
My husband and I rented this townhouse with two other couples to celebrate his birthday and it was perfect. Perfect location, beach, house, everything!
Room Details
NameBedsTelevisionBathroomComments
Master BedroomKingTVShower, Full BathCA King
Bedroom 2QueenQueen
Bedroom 3Twins4 Twin (2 Bunk Beds)
Living RoomQueenQueen Couch Bed
Family RoomTVShower, Full BathQueen Couch Bed

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