Opal Cliff Drive Cottage- with Private Beach Access
“Madeline’s Cottage” is our guest house located on Opal Cliff Drive in the best beach-side micro-climate in Santa Cruz County. We have the best beach weather and the quietest beach location in town! The cottage is set well off the street just a f …
My husband and I had a lovely 3 night stay here and although we didn't have our 3-yr old with us, he certainly would have enjoyed himself with all the extras for kids to be found outside, in the closets, etc. Fabulous quiet location in walking distance to everything and Privates beach was a nice bonus too. Cottage is a little older but well equipped and the bed was nice and comfy. The property has a beautiful natural feeling garden and fruit tree setting.
Location is great with a lovely walk to captiola along the ocean. It is close enough to Santa Cruz and great hikes (big basin state park!!) - but removed enough for some peace and quiet. We discovered Gayle's bakery which is a very close drive and a wonderful spot for breakfast or lunch. The cottage was perfect - with comfortable beds and an equipped kitchen with everything we needed to make our meals. We would come again!
My husband, our 3 year old daughter and my best friend had a great stay here. The garden was wonderful for our daughter to play in as we made meals or drank coffee on the patio. We loved walking into Capitola village, visiting the beach and going for runs long the cliffs. Easy access from here to Monterray Bay Aquarium, the old growth redwoods in Felton, the boardwalk in Santa Cruz by car, plus San Francisco as well. If you want to stay put and out of your car, you could spend days just enjoying life in walking distance of the cottage. The owners were helpful but unobtrusive and we would certainly try to return in the future!
We loved the cottage with almost private enclosed garden. It was as described, clean and neat. Everything we needed was there..... It was quiet, sunny and had a lovely garden. The kitchen was well appointed although the gas kettle was odd for me. Lots of hot water, good shower, comfy bed albeit a small double. The owner was very helpful with info and printing whale watching tickets. There are a lot of interesting places near the house, plus having a private beach key was excellent. We would definitely stay again another year. Many thanks!!
We had a great time!! We will definitely use this cottage again! Nice and clean with a perfect location! The owners could not have been nicer or more attentive.
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We loved staying at Madeline's cottage. Hugh was very responsive throughout the reservation process. The cottage was exactly as portrayed in the description and photos. The neighborhood is a nice one and very quiet. There's a Whole Foods right nearby plus all kinds of stores and coffee shops.
We especially enjoyed the enclosed outdoor space where our 4-year-old could play outside safely, and the tricycle the owners left out was an unexpected plus! Note that the bathroom is en suite with the second bedroom so this would not be a great choice for 2 couples. This is a great retreat for a small family or good friends!
Family enjoyed our short stay in this clean, quiet cottage. 2 yr. old grandson loved exploring the garden, and when we went to the beach, we had it all to ourselves! No negatives. Totally enjoyed this place. If we have the chance, we'll be back.
Our stay at Madeline's cottage was a delight! The cottage itself is quaint and cozy - loved the huge kitchen/dining area and the garden is amazing! My two, young children loved playing in the yard and exploring all the magical areas within! An easy walk to Capitola or Pleasure Point while still being far enough away from it all so you can really relax at the end of the day. The owners were more than gracious with my family - we had everything we needed and more! We definitely would love to book another stay here soon! Thanks again Hugh and Marylou for your hospitality!
This is a lovely cottage that lived up to all the descriptions. It's location and position was everything we could have asked for. It was well equipped and the garden is an absolute gem. It serves two people really well (four would be cosy and less convenient because of the layout ). We had no complaints at all and would recommend it without reservation.
We had a great time at this cabin. We found everything we needed here: well stocked kitchen, plenty of beach towels (though in late December we didn't need too many) and plenty of space for the two of us.
The owners were very accomodating and even let my husband borrow their bike to take out for a surf while I was away with the car. In my mind it's little extras like this that made the stay here so remarkable.
The location was possibly the best part about our stay. We loved staying so close to privates, being able to walk to the break with our surfboards was such a pleasure. With the hook and pleasure point also very close, we had our fill of surfing while we stayed. We could walk to Capitola and also to the restaurants & shops on 41st Ave, which was so convenient and really enjoyable. Being able to avoid the parking situation in Capitola was a major plus.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay & hope to be back again soon!
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My husband and I had a lovely 3 night stay here and although we didn't have our 3-yr old with us, he certainly would have enjoyed himself with all the extras for kids to be found outside, in the closets, etc. Fabulous quiet location in walking distance to everything and Privates beach was a nice bonus too.. ”
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