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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style

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Front of house and garden. Side fences and front hedge create garden privacy.

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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We offer a clean, updated, modern-style, bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood just five blocks from the beach. Walk through the greenbelt to the beach or continue the walk along picturesque West Cliff Drive to Natural Bridges State Park or the lighthouse and the surfers. Relax in the morning with a cup of coffee on the front porch, gazing at the lush garden. Read a book, paint a picture, journal, let your mind wander. This is the place to unwind from the busy-ness of life.

Don't forget the sunscreen because the Westside is famous for avoiding the fog, especially in the Fall when the days are warm and the nights cool. Barbecue at the end of a beach day and sleep soundly in the well appointed, modern rooms with the faint sound of seals in the distance. We encourage mature renters who respect the full-time residential neighborhood. Couples will love this quiet get-away. We love the relaxed and easy-going area and imagine you will too.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Trundle converts...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • The second bedroom has a great quality trundle bed that can comfortably sleep one or opened up, two. Trundle converts to 2 twin beds and pushed together becomes a King bed. Pack and play for infant available...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Fresh, new, very clean...moreless

  • Soothing, sea green colored tile and modern light fixture and vanity all work in this comfortable space....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Many to choose from The Beach Boardwalk, to Lighthouse Beach, It's Beach, Natural Bridges, etc. All along West Cliff Drive....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    From cul de sac, walk 4.5 blocks down greenbelt to West Cliff and the Ocean. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi password provided via our welcome letter at the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    plenty available on front and backside of home. no special parking tags required....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable, energy-efficient, washer/dryer combo....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi password provided via our welcome letter at the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Adult sized bikes including one that carries a surfboard alongside....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis:

    local public courts less than a mile away....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $5,500
Off Peak
Sep 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$185 $235
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,600
Peak
May 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

* Low Season: 9/1-4/30..$1,200/week...$470/wkend; High Season: 5/1-8/31...$1,500/week..$550/wkend

* Holidays charged at High Season Rates: $1,500 week..$550/wkend

* Security Deposit ... $250 and fully refundable w/in 14 days of departure, less damages.

* Departure Cleaning $100 (includes linens)

* Check in at 3pm ...Check out by 11am

* Santa Cruz Occupancy Tax 11.0 %

* Available year-round!

Rates are subject to change until contracted.


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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Parrish Pub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Santa Cruz Harbor
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
DeLaveaga Golf Course and Pasatiempo Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
West Cliff:Lighthouse, Boardwalk, Natural Bridges

Car: Not Necessary

Quiet, sunnier side of Santa Cruz, centrally located, blocks from the ocean and West Cliff Drive. 3 mile ocean walking path, famed Lighthouse point/Steamer's Lane surfing, great hiking, 5 minutes from fun at the Beach Boardwalk, 5 minutes from Pacific Avenue downtown shopping, Grocery store/restaurants/shops within walking distance (4-5 blocks), fantastic park for kids (2 blocks), centrally located regionally between San Francisco and Carmel/Big Sur and San Jose, amazing hiking/biking and mountain vistas, Seymour Marine Mammal Center and loads more!

Surfers-you are .5 mile from famed Steamer's Lane off Lighthouse Field Point (experienced) to Cowell's (long boarders and beginners) close to Boardwalk/Pier. One of our bikes carries your board!

Other Activities: beach combing, long un-interrupted ocean walks on West Cliff Drive, tanning, body-surfing, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Golf: DeLaveaga Golf Course (4.5 miles from the house)is perched atop the hills surrounding Santa Cruz, California, providing championship caliber golf and excellent service to residents and visitors alike. As one of the top ranked public courses in California, Delaveaga combines striking natural beauty with a challenging and thoughtful course design featuring tree lined fairways, deep canyons, and infamous 10th hole. This beautiful facility offers a full service Golf Shop, a two story lighted driving range and an award-winning restaurant. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Pasatiempo Golf Club (4.8 miles from the house) was designed by world-renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie. Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway. Today, this historic top 100 course is a semi-private golf club that sets aside certain tee times each day for public play.Pasatiempo is ranked #11 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2010 and ranked #30 in Golf Digest’s 2011-12 America’s Greatest Public Courses. Golf Digest also named Pasatiempo Golf Club as one of the top 3 courses you can play in California along with Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill(private and public).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We love our home and are happy to share its comfort with renters. We've furnished the home to be beautiful and practical for people who want that from their rental experience. Our style is modern with clean lines, fashionable furnishings and comforting colors. We surf, take long walks and bike to the beach, all of which is so easy to do from our home.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
The cul de sac location is great for kids so they can more safely play in the neighborhood. There is a playground a block away and that's a favorite for kids, too. We like the ocean and can hear the distant seals at night from the Boardwalk but are not disturbed by crashing waves. This detached home has great light from all sides of the home with a private garden/patio for wonderful inside/outside living space. The Santa Cruz vibe is infectious!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front of house and garden. Side fences and front hedge create garden privacy.

    Front of house and garden. Side fences and front hedge create garden privacy.

  • Enjoy the beachy garden scene in the front patio.

    Enjoy the beachy garden scene in the front patio.

  • One of many birdhouses and vignettes around the property.

    One of many birdhouses and vignettes around the property.

  • Ready for a good night's sleep after a beach day

    Ready for a good night's sleep after a beach day

  • Dark bamboo credenza in Dining area

    Dark bamboo credenza in Dining area

  • Fresh & clean in the kitchen

    Fresh & clean in the kitchen

  • Partial bathroom view of sea foam tile & vanity

    Partial bathroom view of sea foam tile & vanity

  • Second bedroom dresser to store your beachwear

    Second bedroom dresser to store your beachwear

  • view at kitchen greenhouse window

    view at kitchen greenhouse window

  • Enjoy the many great  restaurants, bakery/cafe's and cool stores blocks away.

    Enjoy the many great restaurants, bakery/cafe's and cool stores blocks away.

  • surfing anyone?

    surfing anyone?

  • Sunsets are gorgeous at our local beach off Lighthouse Point.

    Sunsets are gorgeous at our local beach off Lighthouse Point.

  • Entry and garden patio for hanging out. Perfect place for morning coffee!

    Entry and garden patio for hanging out. Perfect place for morning coffee!

  • A place to hose down and dry swim and surf gear

    A place to hose down and dry swim and surf gear

  • Stylish, modern furniture in clean, comfy home

    Stylish, modern furniture in clean, comfy home

  • Master bedroom window view

    Master bedroom window view

  • Efficient kitchen for prepping yummy food

    Efficient kitchen for prepping yummy food

  • Serenity is in the details

    Serenity is in the details

  • Saucy trundle in BR#2 converts to 2 twins or King.

    Saucy trundle in BR#2 converts to 2 twins or King.

  • One of many hanging plant gardens around the house- nice views from rooms.

    One of many hanging plant gardens around the house- nice views from rooms.

  • Side view of home from dining room kitchen and side door to garden.

    Side view of home from dining room kitchen and side door to garden.

  • Beach Boardwalk FUN!

    Beach Boardwalk FUN!

  • West Cliff Drive 4.5 blocks from the house!

    West Cliff Drive 4.5 blocks from the house!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/01/2015
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