CapitolaOpen HouseReal EstateSanta Cruz CountySellers MarketSRES July 23, 2022

Open House in Capitola! Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Townhome For Sale

Open House!

480 Plum Street, Unit D

Capitola, California 95010

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

1532 SqFt Living

2 Car Attached Garage

Property website:


Saturday July 23 from 11 AM – 3 PM

Sunday July 24 from 10 AM – 2 PM

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, Realtor

Intero Real Estate Services, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate


(831) 346-2743 or (408) 800-1141

Seller Representative Specialist

Master of Communication Digital Media/Marketing

Senior Real Estate Specialist

DRE # 02066698



CapitolaHouse Hunter Silicon ValleyOpen HouseVacation Property July 16, 2022

New Listing! Capitola Is Calling You! [Video]


Live the dream!

Tri-level Capitola Townhouse, 2 car attached garage

3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1,532 SqFt with roof tip deck, balcony, and private garden patio, abundant natural light

Must See!!
Open House! “Capitola Is Calling”
480 Plum Street Unit D
Capitola, California 95010

Excellent location, stroll to the Capitola Village, Esplanade for dining and shops, Beach, wharf. Daily shopping at the Capitola Produce and FishLady will be your ritual and friendly exchanges with locals will be your new beginnings when you live here!

Come on by, welcome home to Capitola!

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

CapitolaHouse Hunter Silicon ValleyOpen House July 11, 2022

Sophisticated & Airy Capitola Townhome-Style Condo For Sale

480 Plum Street Unit D Capitola For Sale

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CapitolaMONTEREY COUNTYRetirementSANTA CLARA COUNTYSanta Cruz CountyVacation Property April 19, 2021

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports:

Second homes (i.e., homes sold to buyers who are not going to occupy the home year-round, but use it as a vacation home, investment property, etc.) account for 15 percent of new single-family home sales.”


Lynne MacFarlane Homes - Silicon Valley to Monterey Bay


It’s not surprising that there’s an increase in demand for vacation homes. The majority of Americans are realizing they prefer to be around small groups, as shown in a recent survey from The Harris Poll:

“Social distancing taught consumers new things about how they like to socialize; (75%) said, ‘during COVID social distancing I realized I preferred smaller social gatherings at home or at friends’ place.’”

Not only are vacation homes seen as a potentially more pandemic-friendly way to travel and socialize, but they can also serve as an extended home-away-from-home. With more Americans being given the option to continue working remotely or retire earlier than expected, vacation homes can be used year-round. The NAHB explains:

“Remote work arrangements have made it possible for some wealthier Americans to move to alternate locations that are not just small, suburban shifts from within their current metro area.  More fundamentally, second home demand may also be benefitting by an acceleration of retirement plans, as well as stock market gains.”

Bottom Line

The demand for vacation homes has increased and will continue to rise as we head into summer. If you own a house in a destination area and have thought about selling, now is a great time to take advantage of today’s high buyer interest. Let’s connect to discuss your opportunities in our local market.

Call me or text me anytime!

(408) 800-1141

(831) 346-2743


Lynne Watanabe MacFarlane, MCDM, SRES Realtor

Intero | Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

PFAC Silicon Valley affiliate

Silicon Valley to Monterey Bay – We’ve got you covered!

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CapitolaCommunity StoriesSanta Cruz CountySmall Businesses May 8, 2020

Small Business Showcase: Donut Station in Capitola [Video]

Local small businesses are struggling.

The once bustling Donut Station was the morning spot for parents to stop and buy boxes of donuts for schools, churches, work.

I know through personal experience, bringing a pink box of a dozen donuts for colleagues to take ‘over the hill’ makes people’s day a little brighter, especially when they see that they’re from my beach community of Capitola!

While these shared food items were once frequently gifted, sheltering in place has created a difficult environment, even for items that were always take-out.

Donut Station

I hope you will have an opportunity to visit Donut Station in #Capitola. Hope you enjoy my video interviews too as I wish to highlight how business owners are adapting and showing quiet strength of resilience

Note: the first 100 people who show up at the Donut Station can get a free donut on me, just mention my name and that you saw them! Cheers~ Be well!


Lynne MacFarlane Homes




CapitolaOpen House October 4, 2019

Capitola Open House at 2167 Francesco Cir – 3 BD, 3 BA [VIDEO]

2167 Francesco Cir – Capitola Open House!
Saturday and Sunday 10/5 – 10/6 from 1-4PM
3 BD, 3 BA 1,690 SQFT, 3,180 SQFT Lot
This home is beautiful turn-key  home ready for you to enjoy living the casual sunny lifestyle that Capitola has to offer! Low maintenance,1700 sq ft,tastefully remodeled to suit a comfortable life style. Custom Gourmet Kitchen w/stainless steel Wolf & Bosch appliances, Blanco sink,Granite slab counters, marble backsplash & travertine floor,Clean white cabinets & breakfast bar,open bright floorplan w/high ceilings on both levels,while many windows invite the cool ocean breeze to flow through making it a relaxing beach retreat.BEST house &one of largest LOT in neighborhood.Three spacious bedrooms, PLUS a den,a cozy wood burning fireplace and landscaped back yard with 6 fruit trees and a soothing water feature are just a few other comforts you’ll enjoy. Of course, living in this conveniently located neighborhood creates a wonderful lifestyle within a very short distance to the beach, surfing, fine dining, shopping, wine tasting, entertainment & the brand new Capitola Library just behind the home.

Welcome Home!

For more information:

For a private visit please call 831.346.2743 Lynne

Lynne MacFarlane Homes

Capitola June 8, 2019

Come to the Capitola Classic Rod Car Show & Visit Open Houses!

Capitola Rod & Custom Classic Car Show

Watch these classic beauties cruise the coastline on Saturday morning from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk to Capitola starting at 8:30 am. For more information,  click here.

Enjoy a weekend filled with awesome cars, great music, charming shops, restaurants for every taste, and family fun at the beach!

And while you’re in Capitola, take a break and check out these Open Houses this weekend

CapitolaLocal Hidden Treasures June 7, 2019

Local Hidden Treasures – Discovering Capitola Wharf [video]

Discover the Capitola Wharf, one of the many hidden treasures of Capitola.

CapitolaLocal Hidden Treasures June 2, 2019

Local Hidden Treasures – Exploring Capitola’s Soquel Creek [video]

Discover Soquel Riverwalk, one of the many hidden treasures of Capitola.

CapitolaOpen House May 17, 2019

Open House – 306 Fanmar Way, Capitola – May 17th (Fri) & 18th (Sat)!

Coffee & Donuts from Capitola’s favorite Donut Station!