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Pajaro Dunes Condominiums

105 Shell Drive, 2661 Beach Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pajaro Dunes is the best place to have a relaxing vacation. We rented a 2 bedroom Shorebird Condo with our son, his wife and the 2 grand kids . We rented through Pajaro Dunes, rather than through a private owner. The condo was on the 2nd floor, with a full view of the beach and ocean. It was spotless and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the very end of the development at Pelican Point and we loved it. Very peaceful and quiet. I enjoyed watching pelicans on the beach. We got a ocean front property and had a very nice view from the place we stayed too. I highly recommend this place for a nice peaceful couple's retreat.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Pajaro Dunes is simply the best, most beautiful hidden gem in the Monterey area! I'm a huge fan! I seriously can't say enough excellent things about Pajaro Dunes! I've stayed there well over 7 times with family and it's absolutely excellent every single time. Pajaro Dunes is a private, upper scale gated development of condominiums in Watsonville, next to Monterey.... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The view and location by far give this place a high rating. It is on a quiet and secluded area of beach. We enjoyed watching the seals and otters daily. The units do need a bit of updating both outside and in, but overall this was a great family place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Three girlfriends spent a few days here reading, walking on the beach, collecting shells and enjoying the sound of the waves. The kitchen was lovely and had everything we needed to prepare our dinners. A huge picture window gave wonderful vistas of the sea and dolphins swimming by. A fireplace kept us cozy early morning and in the evenings. .We... More

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went with a big group of work colleagues for a retreat here. It's nice as they are houses and not apartments - they also overlook the water. It's only a stones throw to the beach. With a lot of people surfing. We stayed in house #98 and #126. House #98 was a direct access to the beach house, #126... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend in a gorgeous location. Our condo was right on the ocean, simply walk outside the door. Fireplace for cold evenings, comfortable furnishings. Grounds are nice for walks, with ponds full of wildlife. We had a bonfire on the beach one foggy night - encouraged as long as you follow the rules. Not far from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Over the years my wife and I vacationed here many times with our kids when they were young. It's close to the Bay Area and an easy and scenic drive. We chose Pajaro for a romantic place for a long weekend to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We stayed at the Shorebirds complex in a one bedroom condo (#186) with incredible... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Love this area and these condos and can't wait to go back! The condo we stayed in (S25) was clean and comfortable and had a nice side view of the beach and ocean. The carpet was brand new, which was very nice, but the place could have also used some paint and a few new utensils in the kitchen (there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Pajaro Dunes is absolutely the most relaxing condo beach resort around. It can't be beat! Anytime of the year is great! It's got its own private beach about one mile long (or a little longer) and hasa great assortment of different types of condos. You bring your own food, but they can purchase it for you. By far one of... More

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Address: 105 Shell Drive, 2661 Beach Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
Location: United States > California > Watsonville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Why settle for a room, when you can enjoy a beautiful coastal home?!Nestled along the Monterey Bay is one of the most scenic stretches of California's central coastline. Spanning 1 1/2 miles of pristine beach, Pajaro Dunes Resort is a secluded, gated community featuring a collection of beautiful beachfront homes, townhouses, and condominiums — available for vacation rentals & group retreats.Looking for a perfect Santa Cruz County family vacation, family reunion or seminar site? Pajaro Dunes is located 4 miles west of Watsonville and conveniently, 20 miles south of Santa Cruz and 25 miles north of Monterey/Carmel. Enjoy the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, Monterey Bay Aquarium, central coast wineries and world famous golf! ... more   less 
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