Tucked away down a private lane, our home is light & bright with loads of charm, a private oasis with a big lush private yard. Beach, surfing, shops and restaurants all within a 10 minute walk. Capitola village 1 mile away. It's a charmer!
We have brand new furniture throughout the house so you get the perfect mix of modern and classic bungalow. It's incredibly cute. We love our home, and we hope you will too! It is an old home, and not a party pad. Please treat it with the same respect you would your own home.
The house sits at the end of a long driveway off of 35th Ave. shared with our two neighbors. Being at the end of the lane and far from the street makes our house a quiet and private escape. We're on the north side of Portola, which means you are just as close as all the vacation rentals (we're a 9 minute walk from the beach - we timed it, surf board in hand!) but without the high price tag!
The backyard is an oasis filled with fruit trees. There is a small patio off the kitchen where you can enjoy coffee, and a large deck out back with plenty of seating, where you sit and read a book, play a game with your fmaily, eat your meals or just space out and enjoy the fresh air! The home was built in the 40s and is incredibly cute and quaint, with all the charm of an old house.
You'll feel right at home.
Walk a few minutes to the east and you're on 41st Ave, with all the surf shops (and board rentals), Pleasure Pizza, Chill Out Cafe, and dozens of other dining options. Everything you need is within walking distance.
You can wake up every morning and go for a run along East Cliff or hop in at the point for a surf. Prefer to just lay out on the beach? Head down 36th Ave straight to Jack O'Neill's house and down the stairs to the beach.
It doesn't get much better and we're sad to not be able to enjoy our home ourselves, but are thrilled that you will be able to!
Master: lovely and bright and opens up onto the deck. Comfy queen bed.
Second: bright and at the front of the house with another comfy queen bed.
Guest: this is the kids room! It has a door that opens onto the front of the house and will have two cozy twin beds, perfect for the kids.
One: bathroom with shower and mini-atrium, right next to the master and second bedroom
Two: bathroom with shower and connected laundry room off of the dining room, across from the kids room.
Perfect for all those beach towels!
The house is old and has old plumbing, so we ask that you not shower or run the dishwasher while doing laundry, so as to not overload those old bones!
Please do note that we are at the end of a 200ft long dirt driveway with space for only one car. If you're coming with multiple cars, you'll need to park the extra cars on the street. The lane is shared with our neighbors and requires backing out of (there's no turnaround). Just a heads up so you know ahead of time!
With El Nino, some of the dirt road has washed away, leaving potholes, so drive carefully down the road!
You have full access to our entire property - enjoy!
We request that you remove your shoes when inside the property.
We have a STRICT one car policy for parking at the house. We have a long private drive that we share with neighbors and people are tempted to park on that drive but our neighbors will have you towed if you have additional cars besides the one that fits at our house. So please, please only have one car parked at our house. 35th Ave. has plenty of permit free street parking.
Interaction with guests
We will be in the area and can be there to solve any issues, but otherwise, the house is yours for you to enjoy all for yourself!
Other things to note
We are a licensed vacation rental: Certificate #CO00002
We ask that you keep things quiet after 10pm and before 8am, per county ordinances and in general respect for our neighbors. Also, please make sure to only park one car in our driveway so as not to block our neighbors who share our small lane.
Ian was born and raised in Southern California, went to school at Princeton University,and now works at a startup. Colleen grew up in San Jose and went to UCLA and is now a lawyer in San Francisco. We love to travel and have been to over 50 countries; love meeting new people!