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Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort

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105 Shell Drive, 2661 Beach Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pajaro is nestled on the coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey California. It is beautiful, cool and has moderate temperature all year long. September and October are normally our warmest months with the exception of this year. Friendly gatehouse, beautiful beaches and cool refreshing (ok cold) water!!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience renting a condo at Pajaro Dunes condos over the long holiday weekend. The condo (one bedroom) was even better than the photos could even represent. The view was incredible! Even though the weather was not the best, the seaside location was tops. The beach is virtually empty - completely to ourselves. We made the best... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

So glad you were with us! We did have unusual fog in the mornings, which kept things cooler than other areas. If you get a chance to experience Pajaro in Sept-Oct, that's when we have truly amazing weather - blue skies and great temps. We'd love to welcome you back! More 

San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pajaro Dunes Resort is located on the Monterey Bay coast approximately halfway between Monterey and Santa Cruz (well, it's closer to SC). There is a wide range of accommodations available so you can bring both small or large groups here for a nice getaway. PROS: If you live in the SF Bay Area or nearby then it isn't too far... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome complex, some condos beachfront. So relaxing to sit in beach and whale, otter, seal and people watch. Each section has wheel barrels to help unload your vehicle which comes in handy. Bonfire pits available but first come, first serve. Gated area and not very close to town so bring what is needed unless you are willing to drive back... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great tips. If guests call our Front Desk, we can reserve bonfire puts and even carry all the wood, kindling etc down to the beach & set it all up so you just light the match. We offer s'mores kits too! We also have a list of restaurants that deliver here. Glad you got to view... More 

Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Since meeting my wife, we've stayed in the Shorebirds Units. Back in the 1990's we stayed in unit #16. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Very nice view from the 2nd level. Coffee in the morning watching the dolphin pods swim by and play. Once we had kids, we began staying in Unit #1 of Shorebirds. It has 3 bedrooms and... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your insight after many years as a VIP vacationer here! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Surrounded by the sweet smell of the strawberries fields, we arrived at this beachfront resort with it's fresh ocean breezes. This well stocked condo was beautifully set up for a memorable stay with dear friends. View, view, view! The ocean view is captured from the kitchen, dining room, living room area and the master suite. It is hard to look... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! We're so fortunate to be here every day, hosting wonderful guests like you as they discover Pajaro Dunes. Hooe you'll be back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Three of us couples rented a 3-bedroom condo by the beach (full ocean views) and we had a wonderful stay! The condo was spotless with all the amenities needed for our stay and the staff at Pajaro Dunes Resort were very helpful and courteous. I will definitely stay there again! From a very happy customer

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Your comments are shared with the whole team, and it made their day! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were lucky enough to get 3 nights in this beautiful place. Had 3rd story 2 bedroom condo. All units have ocean view. Great kitchen to cook food and watch whales swim by, which is what we did. You can walk for miles in either direction on the beach in front. There are no hot tubs, swimming pools or restaurants... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

You're right - our coastal getaway is peaceful! There are some terrific restaurants (even some that deliver here!) just a few minutes away, and full kitchens in every home. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. On your next visit, ask about our special rates for guests on activities like horseback riding on the beach, golf classes, or even... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Watsonville is a sleepy little beach town on the California coast between Santa Cruz and Monterey. We had a wonderful stay in a condo with a picture window that had a view for miles down the beach. Head down the stairs and your feet instantly hit the sand with several miles to walk in either the North or South directions.... More 

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Pajaro D, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your getaway! On your next visit, as us about setting up a beach bonfire with s'mores for the family, advance Aquarium tickets (no lines!), horseback rides on the beach, or even a flight over the shores in your choice of helicopters or glider planes! Thank you for choosing Pajaro Dunes Resort to host your vacation. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

What a great place. We have rented a couple houses during the early part of April and have enjoyed it each time. The beach is clean, not crowded. Plenty of things to do for little ones - sea shell collecting, sand dollar hunting, looking for ladybugs. Pros - quiet, beautiful beach without the crowds. Not a lot of ocean vegetation... More 

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PajaroDunes831, General Manager at Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful time here at Pajaro Dunes Resort! You're right - the whales have been sighted frequently, and they visit our calm seas often. The sea otters & lions are always here, and on your next visit, the kids might love a kayak tour thru the Elkhorn Slough. This is a special sanctuary where new... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 in 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 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! When booking with us, you'll enjoy full service! No hunting for a key n the dark like some vacation rentals. We provide personal check in, 7 day on site staff 9-5:30. Visit our Lobby for free DVD movies, tennis rackets and sport equipment, ice, coffee and a morning paper. Our gift shop has almost anything you might have forgotten, along with local winery favorites, fabulous kites, gifts and more. Plenty of tennis courts, basketball & volleyball, walking trails and we'll even set up a reserved beach bonfire with s'mores for you! We offer homes from 1-3 bedroom condos, to fantastic 5 bedroom beach front houses. Choose your level of view and luxury in this memorable getaway. We'll save a sunset for you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pajaro Dunes Condominiums & Resort

Address: 105 Shell Drive, 2661 Beach Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076
Location: United States > California > Watsonville
Price Range: $250 - $2,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 116
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