A Front Row Seat for the Sanctuary
Nestled along a stunning stretch of coastal bluff that runs from the friendly confines of Capitola Village and Depot Hill to the wide sandy beaches of Seacliff and Rio Del Mar, this surprisingly secluded 3br, 3.5ba, 3300 sf oceanfront home w/separate guest quarters occupies a unique vantage point high above the Monterey Bay.
Perched near the top of a tall coastal palisade, it seems to hover in mid air, just above the calm, emerald waters of Soquel Cove – a renowned locale on the Bay where soft sea breezes and warm shallow currents create a tranquil microclimate and rich habitat for numerous ocean-going species. Here, each room and space, both inside and out, becomes a window on the world, opening to dazzling new perspectives, incomparable views and a deep connection to the natural world.
Stepping inside a low key, courtyard entry off the private gated drive, riveting vistas of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary instantly begin to unfold: sunlight dancing off the blue waters of the bay, miles of gently curving coastline, rocky cliffs sculpted by the waves of time, rolling hills and sunny meadows adorned with native oaks, solitary kayaks gliding across the glassy surface of the sea, migrating birds framed against the dark silhouette of the Monterey Peninsula and the morning sun rising majestically over the distant tip of Fremont Peak. This home offers a front row seat for all the drama and panorama of California’s Central Coast – a daily infusion of light, world-class weather, awe-inspiring views.
Built in 2002 with a fully engineered seawall, the home was extensively reimagined in 2020 by an acclaimed San Francisco design firm. There’s a compelling collection of contemporary features that includes: full-length nano wall for maximum indoor-outdoor options, quartz counters, custom cabinetry, LED lighting, engineered hardwood floors, wolf subzero and stainless appliances, radiant heat, three fireplaces, two large ocean-front master suites, home office, library, separate au pair w/kitchenette or optional gym space, sheltered outdoor courtyard w/wood burning fireplace, all new solid brass gates, railings and cables, toto bidet and heated toilets, steam shower and soaking tub, whole house sonos music, expansive view decks and patios, 2 car garage, extra parking, gated drive, under house storage for beach toys and numerous “smart home” features like Lutron Caseta wifi lighting, Nest thermostats, security cameras, MyQ gate and garage controls.
It’s an easy walk with beautiful views along the blufftop trail over to New Brighton and Seacliff State Beaches or the historic Depot Hill neighborhood above Capitola Village. By car it’s only 35 minutes to Silicon Valley and San Jose Airport, 30 minutes to Carmel and Pebble Beach and just an hour south of San Francisco.
- Built in 2002
- Separate Guest Unit
- 2 Car Garage
- Home Office | Gym | Library
- Coast Commission Approved Sea Wall
- Recent Full Renovation
- Stone Courtyard w/ Outdoor Fireplace
- Private Gated Drive
- Quartz Counters
- Full Length Nano Glass Wall
- Engineered Hardwood Floors
- Brass Gates, Railings & Cables
- Radiant Heat
- Steam Shower
- Stand Alone Tub
- Sonos Music
- LED Lighting
- Custom Cabinetry | Built-ins
- 2 Ocean Front Primary Suites
- Smart House Features
- Under House Storage
- Slate Roof | Copper Gutters
- Walk to Capitola
- Walk to New Brighton State Beach