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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! Check out the 3D video and make yourself at home!  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! Extensive remodel in 2003 with 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! Square foot listed is based off of both buildings, 1700sf & 1150sf /buyer to verify square feet and usage
305 Riverview AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,855 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.
201 Monterey AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,470 SqFt
  • 0.044 Acres
Rare opportunity to own one of Capitola's most iconic and admired homes. Located on the front row in coveted "Depot Hill" neighborhood. Amazing and expansive Ocean, Beach, Whitewater, Sunset, Pier, Harbor and mountain views. Just steps to quaint Capitola Village and Beach, esplanade, surf, fishing, restaurants, bars and shops. This charming historic 3 story Queen Anne was once the home of famous baseball player Harry Hooper (Hoopers Beach). Home has 4 bedrooms, polygonal turret, loads of charm and is on one of the biggest lots in Depot Hill with room to expand the home or build an Accessory Dwelling Unit. Large private yard for outdoor entertaining, weekend parties and barbecues. Decks, lawn, mature landscaping and outbuildings. Enjoy the coastal lifestyle, relax and watch the best sunsets from this prestigious location.
106 Cliff AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,396 SqFt
  • 0.164 Acres
Stunning Depot Hill Craftsman! NEW PRICE!  4BR + 3.5BA, plus office, bonus and piano rooms. An incredibly special, timeless property. This warm and inviting entertainers ideal features a unique floor-plan that offers separation of space & room for all. Luxurious kitchen is well designed & executed featuring dining with a huge seating banquette. Attention to detail throughout. Large backyard with spa, outdoor shower, large turf area and trellis. Breathtaking tropical landscaping. Masterfully lit at night. Must see built-in fire-pit with driftwood sculpture, sand and smooth stucco cement couch for 14. Updated "down to the studs" in 2006 with a recent significant refresh. New roof, HW floors, paint etc. Walk to surfing, restaurants, Capitola Beach and Village (events+ festivals!) Fun for the whole gang with 3 Bedrooms having their own lofts and a bonus room perfect for video game parties/ guests. Storage! Main St School District. The quintessential Capitola beach lifestyle!!
508 Escalona DR
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,323 SqFt
  • 0.092 Acres
Brand new construction: 4 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms.  2746 SF/ with 1 car garage + 3 outdoor parking spaces. Location! Location! Location!  a stone's throw away from the beach.  Professionally designed in every possible detail. Luxury high end wood work and professional Viking appliances.   A backyard with an outdoor deck, comfortable to have a dinner party to host 10+ people.  The unbeatable location paralleled with its exceptional quality seldom shows up on the market.  Price is only $746.54 per SF for new construction at this location and quality.
312 Park AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,746 SqFt
  • 0.119 Acres
Capitola Elegance! Amazing custom built home only a 5 minute stroll to Capitola Esplanade and beach, dining at the Shadowbrook restaurant and grocery stores! Top quality  features throughout including custom African Mahogany cabinets throughout with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, 8' Knotty Alder doors and closet doors, high ceilings, plaster finish walls, recessed lighting, acacia hardwood floors on the lower level, indoor laundry w/gas hookup, lower floor 1/2 bath, amazing walk-in shower with Travertine tile and Island Stone flooring, spacious master closet space, double french doors from 2 bedrooms out to a Timber Tech deck across the front of the home, large 8' double door/4 panel wide french doors from the dining area to the rear yard, sanded stucco exterior finish with fiberglass mesh added, custom Johnson lighting fixtures in the front, concrete paver driveway, 50 year composition shake roof, spacious concrete rear patio low maintenance landscaping and a trellis!
1708 48th AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,795 SqFt
  • 0.077 Acres
Nestled among a tree-lined lane of beautifully landscaped newer homes, this stylish contemporary Craftsman constructed in 2014 offers an easy walk to nearby Gayle's Bakery as well as the shops and restaurants in Capitola Village and Capitola's famed Esplanade and Beach areas. Highlighted by dramatic vaulted ceilings in the entry and living area, and featuring a spacious kitchen, generous outdoor decking, garden and entertaining areas, this impeccably maintained home is also offered with partial furnishings. Showcasing an open floor plan and seamless indoor and outdoor circulation for entertaining family and friends, this home also features a beautiful master suite and spacious master bath, with both a walk-in oversized shower and a jetted tub. Come live the good life in Capitola, a Sunset Magazine Favorite Beach Town along Monterey Bay!
513 Hill ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,199 SqFt
  • 0.111 Acres
This Jewel Box Beauty, fully rebuilt in 2015 and highly customized with a tech/surf centered mind is as handsome as it is comfortable. Not only does it provide the quintessential Santa Cruz lifestyle with Capitola Village, Pleasure Point & 41st Ave amenities all a few blocks from your front door; world-class surf breaks & beaches are too! It also tops the WOW-factor charts in quality, unique style, elegance & comfort - no detail was spared. With an open flowing floor plan, mahogany trim and custom cabinetry throughout, vaulted ceilings with custom fabricated iron ties & cables, a custom-built corner bar, a hand-pounded copper mantle, radiant heat throughout, a steam shower, and a hand-carved sink basin made from 2 million-year-old petrified wood in the powder room to name a few of the reasons why this house will blow you away. Bring your surfboards, bikes, and top-shelf bourbon, this house is #ReadyForAction #BeachShackIsAllGrownUp #BeachBabeBungalow #SurfEveryDay
4815 Crystal ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,626 SqFt
  • 0.073 Acres
Great project/new custom house opportunity in heart of Capitola Jewell Box!  Under construction.  Current price is for house "As-Is" at framing stage OR Owner/Builder could finish out for new owner at price to be determined .  Approved plans for 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1419 square foot custom home with designer finishes.  Permitted, foundation up rebuild with all new engineering, framing, electrical, plumbing, etc. .  Master suite and open kitchen-living area and half bath on first floor, 2 bedrooms and bath upstairs.  Large, 1 car attached garage.
4595 Emerald ST
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,419 SqFt
  • 0.074 Acres
Meticulously maintained Capitola single level home in popular Cliffwood Heights. Quiet cul-de-sac. Very little traffic. Great neighborhood for kids near New Brighton Middle School! Updated kitchen and baths. Fireplace, oak floors and carpet. Double garage with shelving. Extra parking. Room for RV. Big back yard. Some fencing is new. Close to Gayles and Capitola Village. This home is waiting for you.
514 Mccormick CT
CAPITOLA, California
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,663 SqFt
  • 0.174 Acres
Ideal Location!! Tastefully updated home with high ceilings, skylights, and abundant light. The sunny private back offers wonderful outdoor living, gardening, entertaining areas and an outdoor shower. Located just minutes from all Capitola has to offer! Capitola Village, The Capitola Wharf, beach, surf, Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola Village dining, shopping, the Capitola Mall, Whole Foods.... the list goes on. This home is move-in ready and waiting for your personal touches. Park your car in the oversized 2 car garage and never drive again, you're close to everything you need.
1808 46th AVE
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 960 SqFt
  • 0.106 Acres
Capitola Cottage, on the River... Charming cement paths meander down to the river, to enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful redwoods mingled with palms...Unique Property has @ 80 ft. of Creek frontage, to launch your water toys or simply watch ducks land nearby, sipping your favorite beverage. Cottage overlooks the lush garden, with concrete paths, & features a private deck. Exterior Stairs go down to additional 576 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath living space. Cottage is a fixer, with great potential for you to build your dream home, or cozy get away... Location is special: it's away from bustle of the Village, yet close to shopping, Gayle's, Fish Lady & of course, Capitola Beach...All things Capitola are a stroll away, music concerts, Art & Wine Festival, car shows, & delicious Restaurants...Buyers to sign COVID PEAD-V forms, bring own masks to view property. Deck over small bonus room for artist, gardener, entertaining, or river toys...so much potential...come Sea & Stay!
539 Riverview DR
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 576 SqFt
  • 0.098 Acres
2nd Floor end unit in small quiet complex. Unobstructed views of Monterey, the Bay and Cement Ship. Completely remodeled in 2014/2015. 2 bed, 1.5 bath, Complex has pool and laundry on site as well as a Crow's Nexst on the roof for occupants use. Quick walk down to New Brighton Beach. Watch the whales, pelicans, dolphins and sail boats as they meander past. Word from the HOA board is the builder that built this building reserved this unit for himself as the views are so amazing! For video tour: https://youtu.be/1SSyFzpvH4Y
825 Balboa AVE 203
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 922 SqFt
Are you ready to live near the beach?  How about a walkable lifestyle?  And would you prefer low maintenance?  Then look no further - this move-in ready 2 story condo is only a half mile from the ocean in an unbeatable location.  Located on 41st Ave, yet tucked away toward the interior of the community, this home offers the best of both worlds.  Walk to pick up groceries at New Leaf, coffee at Verve, dinner at Zameen or beverages at Nubo.  Bike or walk the dogs along the bluffs on East Cliff or head down to the Village to put your toes in the sand.  Situated on the 2nd story over the garages, this home has abundant light.  Built in 2008, there are contemporary finishes throughout.  Downstairs is open concept featuring wood floors, granite countertops and high end stainless steel appliances.  Upstairs features two master suites, each with views of the Santa Cruz mountains in the distance.  With new carpet and paint, this home is ready for you to move in and enjoy Capitola life.
1066 41st AVE D203
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,010 SqFt
Ideal location and one the sunniest units in the Capitola Knolls complex. Short Walking distance to New Brighton Beach and about 10 minutes walk to Capitola Village. Modern remodeled unit with new laminate floors, new sliding glass door, double pane windows, custom kitchen tiles, new countertops and wood cabinetry, new carpets, remodeled downstairs and upstairs bathrooms and upstairs bathroom has an oversized bath tub. Spacious enclosed private patio. Garage is half shared with the upstairs unit. There is space for a single car with lots of closet and cabinet storage space. Most units have an open carport and not a garage. Seller has already paid the monthly HOA dues through December 2020. HOA fee includes garbage, water, landscape, building maintenance and community pool & spa.  Capitola Knolls is a wonderful choice as a primary residence or weekend beach getaway.   Link to Video Tour: https://youtu.be/X1AmAJPKdI4
1109 Sutherland LN 2
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,134 SqFt
Above Soquel Creek, you find nature and sun in this desirable townhome. With the main living areas upstairs, the home takes full advantage of natural light streaming through the skylights and shining on the expansive roof top patio. Updated flooring complement the fresh paint. Ample sized bedrooms are tucked on the first floor with convenient indoor washer and dryer. Your creek front shaded balcony off the master makes for a serene spot to sip coffee, read and listen to the creek below. In the evenings, retire to the spacious living room and cozy up to the gleaming fireplace. Complete with storage for your surfboards and cruiser bikes in the 2 car garage, this property is a perfect year-round home or weekend beach retreat all just a stroll away from Capitola Village.
2054 Wharf RD
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,227 SqFt
PRICE REDUCTION! for this turn key unit to enjoy the good life of Capitola full time or the price is right to make it your beach getaway! Completely gutted and remodeled Unit #4 (upstairs) only 5 years ago and in impeccable condition. New Trek deck just replaced 3 mos. ago. Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters, all new appliances, quality oak cupboards & recessed lighting. Large walk-in shower, laminate flooring throughout, new windows, sliders and stand alone fireplace. Great family oriented complex with pool, hot tub and BBQ area. Take a low tide walk at New Brighton Beach less than 1 mile  to downtown Capitola, beach, restaurants, entertainment & shopping. Or a short bike ride to Seacliff & Aptos skate/dog park. Easy access to freeways!
1140 Callas LN 4
CAPITOLA, California
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 979 SqFt
This property is being sold as is. The house appears to be on solid ground, but the sunroom, deck and yard are affected by hillside settling. There are structural and drainage issues with the sunroom addition, decks and retaining walls that must be addressed.  The sewer line/lateral needs repair/replacement and the roof is at the end of its life. Additionally, there are Section 1 pest control work, electrical and plumbing items that need to be repaired. The purchase may need to be all cash. Once the hillside has been stabilized, one can enjoy the propertys great location, ocean view decks, stroll to the Shadowbrook, Capitola village and the beach. The interior of the home currently features an open floorplan, kitchen with island, dining room, sunroom with sauna, spacious master suite with open beam ceilings and large decks with tree and water views of Soquel Creek. Fiduciary sale requires 60 day Seller contingency for notice of proposed action to beneficiaries.
1870 Wharf RD
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 954 SqFt
  • 0.150 Acres
Opportunity to live in Brookvale Terrace, one of the most sought after Manufactured Home communities in the area! YOU OWN the LAND/LOT!  No space rent! PREMIER LOT LOCATION IN BROOKVALE!!  Monstrous BONUS with a Capitola location, combined with this lot located on the terrace!  Gorgeous view, gorgeous yard, kind of like:  all things beautiful!  Walk to the Village, walk to Gayles!  Or, walk the lovely paths within the park and enjoy the facilities!  COVID guidelines are followed precisely.  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry room, living AND family room, plus a wonderful bonus 9' x 20' enclosed porch with an electronic roll-down screen.  Perfect kitchen for entertaining or conflicting appetites!  Commercial pizza oven, extra rotisserie, Wine fridge, extra (small) freezer, and convection oven.  Dual pane windows throughout, along with blackout shades!  Auto sprinklers & drips! Installed video and ADT security systems.  Small HOA fee, and immaculate setting.  All age park, quiet and serene.
300 Plum ST 18
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,414 SqFt
  • 0.103 Acres
A private cul de sac location for this gorgeous bright remodeled upscale beach 2/1 condo just a short walk or bike ride to the beach, dining, coffee shops, and shopping. Every room is streaming sunlight! Open floorplan for easy life entertaining.  Enjoy the small patio for evening sunsets. Upgrades galore; the kitchen has been redone  white cabinets, butcher block surface, chalboard wall, stainless appliances,  new windows, new garage door, new forced air heater, paint and carpeting! Custom window shades throughout. The bath has been recently remodeled with new vanity, paint, barn door and flooring. Garage has built ins and separate storage room.  The larger bedroom has a walk-in closet with built-ins.  Ready, so just move in!
1360 Ruby CT 2
CAPITOLA, California
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 890 SqFt
  • 0.012 Acres

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