WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'...SCCO PERMIT #211157...Discover the beauty and tranquility of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Coast in our BEACHFRONT 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom vacation home in the Place de Mer Townhome Complex on Oceanview Drive in La Selva/Manresa Beach, with direct beach access and spectacular ocean views! Suitable for a MAXIMUM OF 8 TOTAL GUESTS (regardless of age, including babies & children), your home-away-from-home includes 5 beds in 3 bedrooms (king, 2 fulls & 2 queens on the top & bottom floors), 2 full bathrooms and middle floor communal space with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living area with a leather sectional sofa & electric fireplace, dining area with seating for 8 plus 3 additional counter stools, a half bathroom and a picturesque oceanfront deck with panoramic ocean views, a gas grill, a dining table with seating for 4 and 3 chaise lounge chairs...perfect for reading, viewing talented surfers and the abundant sea life (dolphins, whales, seals & otters are a common sight!), bird watching, grilling, dining al fresco and soaking up the sun! We are in close proximity to the lively & fun towns of Capitola & Santa Cruz, but are far enough away from the crowds...the perfect location for both an active and a relaxing coastal getaway! Please be our guests and enjoy all that California Dreamin' has to offer! *PLEASE BE AWARE THAT our home has 28 indoor stairs between the 3 floors and there are stairs down to the beach as well. If you have mobility limitations, and/or are traveling with young children, this may be a concern for you. *PLEASE ALSO NOTE that guests are required to bring their own bath & beach towels due to housekeeping time constraints (out of state guests may inquire about an optional towel service at an additional cost). *WE PROMISE THAT our incredible location & views and thoughtful & comfortable accommodations will more than make up for this minor inconvenience!








3 Bedrooms • 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-8
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Welcome to California Dreamin’; Our spectacular beachfront retreat on the Santa Cruz coast, with breathtaking ocean views & direct beach access in La Selva Beach; a beautiful stretch of coastline where you can walk or run for miles & a popular surf spot where dolphins & surfers share the waves! View sea life, soak up the sun, & prepare delicious grilled meals on our oceanfront deck w/ panoramic views! Come discover why we fell in love with this magical place many years ago!



-While we absolutely want you to have the best experience possible at California Dreamin', we do have the expectation that our guests will be responsible & respectful and will take great care of our home. If this is not your intent, then please choose another property.


-We kindly request that guests remove outdoor shoes in our home (indoor slippers are perfectly acceptable). This helps keep our carpets clean between professional biannual services & is greatly appreciated.


-PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BATH & BEACH TOWELS due to housekeeping time constraints.




-PLEASE INCLUDE A NOTE WITH A BRIEF INTRODUCTION,# of guests & your reason for visiting when submitting a booking request.*We reserve the right to decline any request if we don't feel it's a good fit for our home



*Top floor: Entrance

Bedroom:king bed

Bedroom:2 full beds

Full bath w/tub & shower

*Middle floor: Kitchen,dining & living areas

Half bath

Oceanfront deck w/gas grill,dining table & 3 lounge chairs

*Bottom floor: Bedroom w/2 queen beds w/privacy curtain between them

Full bath w/shower & laundry machines

Beach gear (chairs, boogie boards, skim boards, surf board, sand toys & fishing poles)

Beach access

*2 outdoor security cameras (audio/visual) on premises (near front entry & on catwalk).These are on 24/7 & may not be tampered with in any way



-No animals allowed, No exceptions, due to host’s allergies & HOA Rules


-No smoking/vaping/drugs/illegal activities


-No parties/events/gatherings that exceed our maximum guest allowance


-STRICT MAXIMUM OF 8 TOTAL OVERNIGHT GUESTS (regardless of age, including babies & children). If you have visitors, guest count may not exceed 10, including overnight guests


-Complex quiet hours: 10pm-8am, Please respect our neighbors at all times


-Recycling bins are provided at the South end of our complex. Please dispose of all recyclables in these bins (HOA & county requirement).


-No campers, RV's, trailers allowed per HOA rules


-FIREWORKS, firepits, deep fryers, etc are strictly prohibited. NO GRILLS (except for owner provided...includes pellet, charcoal, propane & all others)


-$500 security deposit hold ensures that you take excellent care of our home & will be released after our housekeeper inspects our home & linens




















About the Owner

For over 15 years, we have vacationed with our 3 children, families and friends in La Selva Beach and made so many wonderful memories there! We have always dreamed of owning a place of our own. We are both Bay Area natives and raised our kids in the East Bay and love the proximity of La Selva Beach...just a quick 1.5 hour drive, but once there you feel like you are so far away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life! Now that we've made our own dream come true, we graciously invite you and your family to share our little slice of heaven that we call California Dreamin' and our happiest place! -Shelly & Bret _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Our idea of the perfect beach day…Wake to mesmerizing ocean views, enjoy coffee & breakfast on our oceanfront deck with a dining table & 4 chairs plus 3 chaise lounges, head downstairs and out the lower level bedroom door and take a long walk or run on the beach & collect sand dollars & seashells along the way, start (and finish) that book you've been wanting to read or catch up on some much needed sleep while you bask in the warmth of the sun, paddle out on a boogie board or surfboard and catch some waves, head back upstairs and mix up a batch of cocktails to enjoy while you marvel at the picturesque sunset and be entertained by the talented surfers right in front of our home, fire up the grill (or order in) & enjoy dinner al fresco or indoors at our dining table that seats 8 (plus 3 additional counter stools), retreat back down to the beach with s'mores fixings and relax by your bonfire (perhaps with a glass of port) as you stargaze and reconnect with your loved ones, then return to your home-away-from-home through your own private beach access and be lulled back to sleep by the sound of the waves...Repeat!
Security cameras: For our protection and yours, we have 2 security cameras (audio/visual) on premises (near our front entrance & on the catwalk), as do most homes in our complex. These cameras are on 24/7 and may not be covered, unplugged, repositioned or tampered with in any way. Please be assured that there are no cameras on the middle floor deck or indoors & your privacy is respected. We fully comply with VRBO’s policy on surveillance devices. If you take issue with this, then California Dreamin’ is not an appropriate property for you
Property Type Townhome
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Long term rental allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Shared Beach Access
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Mini Fridge
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half)
  • Lower Floor – Shower, Toilet
  • Middle Floor – Toilet
  • Top Floor – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 2 Double beds
  • Bedroom 3 – 2 Queen beds
All bedrooms have stunning ocean views, heaters and ceiling fans. Both upstairs bedrooms have Xfinity/FireTV. The bottom floor bedroom has direct beach access and a private bathroom with a stacking washer and dryer. All beach gear is stored in the bottom floor bedroom.
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Smart TV
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Check Out Tasks
  • Turn Things Off
  • Throw Away Trash
  • Lock Up
  • Additional Requests
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
Registration Number
Santa Cruz County Vacation Rental Permit #211157