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Capitola, CA Homes for Sale

Capitola is a well-developed town located east of the city of Santa Cruz, California. It is bordered by the town of Opal Cliffs to the south, Soquel to the north, Aptos to the east, and Santa Cruz to the west. The city has various suburban neighborhoods, commercial centers, shopping malls, schools, and more. The town is relatively small with a land area of approximately 1.6 square miles but it is densely populated with over 9,918 residents based on the 2010 census. Residents in Capitola have easy access to the beautiful beaches in the region while it is a popular tourist destination – thanks to its many restaurants and various unique retail establishments.

There are various residential developments and subdivisions in Capitola, and home prices can vary significantly between these communities. There are gated communities with multi-million dollar homes, as well as more affordable single-family homes in suburban areas. The further inland you go the more commercial districts you’ll find as well as several mobile home parks that provide affordable housing options for buyers looking for a starter home in the city. If you are planning to buy a house in Capitola, you’ll be glad to know that there are several properties you can consider. Most of these have features that would definitely match your needs and budget.

Community Amenities:

  • Capitola Mall
  • Jade Street Park
  • Noble Gulch Park
  • Cortez Park
  • Esplanade Park

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Homes for Sale in Capitola, CA

This is more than a home, it's an EXPERIENCE! Whether it's a first cup of coffee watching the sunrise or a glass of wine at sunset, the views from the Pelican House are unmatched and a show all by itself! Currently used as a vacation rental and sold with commercial buildings 103-105 Stockton Ave. ML81782208 this once in a lifetime opportunity could be yours! First time on the market in decades, properties like these do not come along often! Full remodel in 2003, down to 1 wall with a rebuild consisting of: 1 master bedroom, full second bedroom, plus extra sleeping areas, office/sleeping area, 3 bathrooms, kitchen with ocean views, Linnai Water System, built in vacuum, detached garage, solar, elevator, soapstone counters, gas stove, fireplace, oversize tub, steam shower,  and much more! Be in the heart of the Village with easy access to the Monte Foundation Fireworks, Lighted Parade, Art and Wine Festival, Wednesday night music, and the fun goes on! Buyer to verify sq. foot and usage.
305 Riverview AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,700 SqFt
  • 0.103 Acres
Opportunity to own a piece of Capitola history in a prime corner location in the heart of the quaint Capitola Village By the Sea. This trophy property once owned by F. A. Hihn served as the headquarters for Camp Capitola, California's first seaside resort community, until 1930. Restored in the 1970's and updated again in 2018, it has the prestigious designation as being marked a California Historic Landmark. The beautiful architecture & freshly painted exterior stands out and brings attention to 3 commercial spaces, currently 2 retail stores & a deli with 2 half baths. On the 2nd floor set above the street are 2 one-bedroom apartments recently renovated with new kitchens, baths, & flooring; one offers great ocean views. Set in the vacation rental zone offering flexibility for long or short term rentals. On the top level is a large attic space with high ceilings & half bath. Arguably one of the best locations in Santa Cruz County only steps to the beach. Visit HistoricCapitola.com.
201 Monterey AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,470 SqFt
  • 0.044 Acres
Eclectic, colorful, & amazing location! This extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime historic property is available for first time in 20 years with use as private residence, beach retreat, and/or vacation rental with very successful 5-star-rated track record. Known as the windmill & silo properties adjacent to the old railroad trestle, each building is independent with multiple sleeping venues, baths, chefs kitchen, & laundry. Combined, the two serve as one of the largest rental opportunities in Capitola with space for up to 13 guests. Sold turn-key, the property includes everything imaginable for beach community lifestyle along with outdoor amenities like large spa, putting green, creek-front deck & patio with fire pit & barbecue, plus enchanting gardens all around. The interior design is exceptional, curated by local artisans with recycled materials & a color palette that is lively & fun. The perfect place to escape the fast pace of Silicon Valley. Relax, unwind, & enjoy life at the beach!
397 & 399 Riverview AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,545 SqFt
  • 0.191 Acres
Stunning Capitola ocean view Depot Hill property, the very definition of California coastal living.  This rare 5 bedroom 4 bath home is located in a coveted enclave of storybook homes in one of the most prestigious beach towns in America.  It was architecturally designed and custom-built for the sellers to afford them light, spacious living, private outdoor gathering areas and plenty of indoor-outdoor room for their family and friends.  The corner lot was developed to ensure plenty of (rare in Capitola) off-street parking plus a spacious attached 2 car garage  A short and scenic stroll to Capitola Village for surfing, beach walks, casual and fine dining, and great shopping. This ultimate beach home offers it all. Treat yourself to being a full-time Capitola resident or enjoy summer fun and weekend getaways with family and friends.  For those looking for the best, this home exceeds expectations!  Don't miss it!
501 El Salto DR
CAPITOLA, California
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,630 SqFt
  • 0.092 Acres
Location, Location, Location, 111 Oakland Avenue in the heart of Capitola's "Depot Hill". Look and Sea ttps://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?r=MLSListings.com&idx=1&t=2704134  A magical feel good neighborhood and recreational paradise. A healthy vital environment where you can Live, Love and Laugh. Only 5 doors to spellbinding ocean views along the  bluff.  Moments away from the energetic vibe of Capitola Village. We are told the parcel was purchased by their grandfather over 100 years ago as a wedding gift, building a cabin for his Bride to be. In 1983 the cabin was removed, and Bill Lindeke built the current home seen today. A 2117 sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath Craftsman on the sun drenched 3920 sq ft lot. Cherished by generations of family members for over a century. Their "Home away from Home" is being offered for the 1st time in 106 years since the parcel was purchased by Grandpa for the love of his life.
111 Oakland AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,117 SqFt
  • 0.090 Acres
This is what youve been dreaming of in Capitola! House + guest unit! This adorable single level 3 BR, 2 BA beach bungalow in sought after Depot Hill is the perfect blend of old & new. Recent extensive remodeling! Fresh and light. Originally built in 1938, it still has much of its original charm, featuring fir floors, wood paneling, built in hutch & covered porch. Huge, beautifully updated, open kitchen! French doors bring you out to the large deck & backyard, just perfect for outside dining and entertaining. Above the detached garage is a great guest unit with bamboo floors, kitchenette & full bath! There is also a luxe shed for an art studio, office, gym or storage.A perfect primary home or vacation get away within walking distance to Capitola Beach & Village, restaurants & shops. Enjoy the fun events held year-round including summer concerts, car shows, Art & Wine festival + more! Virtual open house at www.502escalona.com. Buyer to verify all incl. SF, zoning, legal use and permits.
502 Escalona DR
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,539 SqFt
  • 0.091 Acres
Dream location a short walk to the Beach, Wharf, Capitola Village and Whole Foods. Thoughtfully remodeled in 2015 as their forever home.The open concept reverse floor plan has 5 skylights in the vaulted ceiling to brighten each day. Rich walnut floors throughout upper level.Totally new kitchen with prize AGA Legacy stove (both gas & electric) custom cabinets, quartz counter tops, farm sink and much more. Downstairs tiled hallway and  bathroom floors have radiant heat for those chilly mornings. Private, gated entryway leads to the front door and southern exposure back yard with privacy. The remodel is studs out with new plumbing, electrical and insulation. New heater and vents. Asbestos abatement and replace dry wall with bull-nose corners. New 40-year roof 11/18. Newer garage and garage doors. 3-220 volt car chargers. Ecobee thermostat. Surfer shower plumbing. On-demand water heater. Ring doorbell. Newer double-pane windows and sliders. Everything done with permits. Sewer lateral done.
4980 Garnet ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,352 SqFt
  • 0.071 Acres
Opportunity knocks! A chance to own a duplex or house with a rental in coveted jewel box area of Capitola, each with own yard. Front house has front porch and side yard. Upstairs unit has lots of natural light, perfect space for 1 or 2 people. Upstairs unit has own patio with storage. Great separation of space between units, no shared walls,new side fence.  Live in one and rent out the other or use as investment property.
4675 Opal ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 811 SqFt
  • 0.074 Acres
Upper Village Charmer with detached Studio!  Carport with storage and plenty of parking.  Sunny, private backyard with gardens, and potting area with sink for avid gardener's/outdoor kitchen. Main house has 1 bedroom, 1 bath and all living on ground level, with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry and office on 2nd level. Hardwood floors, new laminate floors, freshly painted, and loaded with character! Minutes to River walk, Village, Beach, Gayle's Bakery and shopping. Feel the heartbeat of Capitola Village, yet tucked away on a quiet street. The perfect beach house with studio in one of Capitola's best locations.
523 Oak DR
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,216 SqFt
  • 0.063 Acres
Located in one of Capitola's most coveted neighborhoods, this spacious,  move-in ready,  single level home is in a prime location. Only a short walk or bike ride to New Brighton State Beach, Capitola Village, Gayles Bakery, restaurants, shops and much more. This adorable home offers a great floorplan with a separate living room, dining room, inviting family room that is open to the kitchen and flows to the outdoor patio and private backyard, perfect for entertaining family and friends.  This highly desirable 4 bedroom home by the sea, includes a Master suite with a fully remodeled ensuite bathroom as well as  his and hers closets.  Many other upgrades include, an updated kitchen with newer quartz countertops, newer flooring, newer cooktop, hood, oven, and microwave and is freshly painted throughout. This is a lovely, quiet neighborhood with great schools, and only a short distance to HWY 1.  VIEW 3D TOUR AND VIRTUAL TOUR: https://www.tourfactory.com/idxr2674460
201 Magellan ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,837 SqFt
  • 0.140 Acres
Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac you will find this amazing property. Fantastic kitchen remodel features: quartz countertops & backsplash, breakfast bar, double oven & stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen there is a sitting area with fireplace & door to the backyard offering a nice indoor/outdoor flow.   A light filled, elegant living room w/ high vaulted ceilings and built-in bookshelves greets you as you walk in. Large master suite with free standing fireplace and vaulted ceilings and a generously sized bathroom with a separate shower and tub and dual sink vanity. Major bonus: studio unit which is located on the side of the home with a separate entrance, full bath, in unit washer/dryer & kitchenette.  Perfect space for guests, au-pair, or in law unit. Landscaped yards w/ automatic water system.  High Walk Score! - once you are home you can park the car and walk to Trader Joe's, coffeeshops, shopping, restaurants,  & more. See Virtual Tour: https://youtu.be/rXFGSEiCyYw
3207 Virgil LN
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,417 SqFt
  • 0.117 Acres
Click on movie reel icon below map for virtual tour! Newly remodeled single level 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on a large corner lot in the premier Capitola neighborhood of Cliff Wood Heights.  You will love this homes flowing floor plan just right for casual living or more gracious entertaining. A private master suite with a newly remodeled master bath will be your sanctuary at the end of the day. Sliding glass doors in the master suite and family room encourage seam less indoor/outdoor living. Welcome to this quiet residential family neighborhood with a lovely park only ½ block away. If you are looking for a newly remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bath single level home close to the areas best beaches, parks, restaurants and schools, please come in, relax and welcome home!
213 Cortez AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,586 SqFt
  • 0.178 Acres
Located in quaint Capitola and just a short walk to the Beach/Village,  Shadowbrook Restaurant,  Shopping Mall, Theater and More.   Freshly Painted inside and out. New Carpet and Linoleum throughout. Newer roof.  This spacious 2 bedroom home is on nice 4600 sf lot with a large back yard.  Enjoy morning tea/coffee on a covered alcove patio off the dining area.
4625 Capitola RD
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 881 SqFt
  • 0.107 Acres
Brilliant two-level, two bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse condo at Capitola Beach Villas. Main living level boasts hardwood floors, an open floor plan with direct balcony access, a light filled kitchen with stainless appliances and granite countertops, and half bathroom. Upstairs enjoys two master suites with peek-a-boo ocean views, a washer/dryer and wall to wall carpet. Owner Upgrades include: New Water Heater, California Closets, & Water Filter. Private garage and additional parking complete this home. Capitola Beach Villas are conveniently located on lower 41st Ave, a few short blocks to NUBO Brewery, Verve Cafe, surf shops, pizza, and the Pacific Ocean!
1066 41st AVE C203
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,010 SqFt
Capitola Townhome! Fantastic 2 bed, 1.5 bath centrally located home in a superb 12 unit complex with low HOA dues and easy access to Capitola village, beach and mall!  An elegant interior awaits with a high vaulted ceiling, spacious living room, and a fabulous eat-in kitchen complete with granite counters & brand-new stainless-steel appliances. This fabulous end-unit home is only connected on one side, providing plenty of ambient light and a coveted side entry to the back. Lovely relaxed yard, private upstairs deck, and attached 1 car garage. A great place to call home or a weekend escape for a day of sand and surf! Easy commute to highway 1 and additional assigned parking.   Must See!
4320 Clares ST F
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,177 SqFt
  • 0.020 Acres
Life is a Beach! Remodeled in 2018 with the finest quality upgrades this home speaks the beach. Captiola is the hippest town southwest of Silicon Valley & New Brighton State Beach is literally a stones throw away from your bedroom- Ocean View Bedroom- two of them! New granite countertops, full backsplash and all new appliances that surround a massive island with barstools. Sliding barn door, marble vanity, all new lighting & fixtures & walk-in shower cased with glass. Private veranda with ocean views make this home speak the beach life. Roof top deck offers completely unobstructed ocean views from the cement ship all the way to Moss landing & Monterey. Community pool, sauna, covered parking with storage & extra guest room are just a few of the amenities this second floor unit has to offer. Surf, swim, standup paddle, whale watch, mountain bike in Nicene Marks & then walk down to Capitola Village for some live music, fine dining or sustainable sushi- all a day in the life at the beach!
815 Balboa AVE 201
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 704 SqFt
Capitola Knolls upstairs single level 3 BR/1.5 BA sunny condo. Immaculately maintained. The bright living room has a wall of windows, and a wood burning brick fireplace w/gas starter. Adjacent is a dining area with a ceiling fan for great air circulation, and lots of room for a large table. The kitchen has tiled counters, electric stove, microwave, dishwasher & refrigerator. There is plenty of room and storage space in the three bedrooms, with one featuring a sliding glass door to the patio/deck. The patio deck is a perfect place to BBQ and sit in the sun. There is a carport & storage area, as well as an extra open parking space. The community features an in-ground pool and spa/hot tub and walking paths. Two blocks from the entrance to New Brighton Beach, close to Capitola Village, Gayle's Bakery & restaurants as well as Cabrillo College & easy highway access for commuting. The perfect place for a full-time residence or a second home.
1116 Sills CT 4
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 979 SqFt
This lovely brand new 3 BD/2.5 BA home is being sold as part of the City of Capitola's Affordable Housing Program w/income & occupancy restrictions. Income limits: House Sze-1 up to $82,300, 2PPL $94,100, 3PPL $105,850, 4PPL $117,600, 5PPL $127,000, 6PPL 136,400, 7PPL $145,800 w/asset limits. Owners must occupy as their principal residence & have lived or worked in the City of Capitola for at least six months prior to applying-proof will be required.Offer packages due by April 14th by 5pm. In the event there are multiple offers, the buyer will be selected by a lottery process to take place after April 16. Gorgeous chef's style kitchen w/ample granite counters, pantry & stainless steel appliances. All bedrooms located upstairs including the master suite & area for stack-able laundry. Fenced backyard w/patio + 1 car att garage. Low HOA dues of $221/mo include front landscaping & most exterior maintenance. HOA info & City Application on virtual tour.
1506 Tera CT
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,410 SqFt
  • 0.040 Acres

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