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Spacious 2 Story Home Next to Beach & Great Views of Monterey Bay

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Just one house away to 26th Ave. Beach access.


Last updated: 05/23/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You won’t want to leave our large beach house, steps away from the 26th Ave Beach. Enjoy 2900 Sq. Ft. and a deck that stretches the length of the house for even more room to soak in the sun, the sounds of the surf, and the oceans breezes.
Relaxing views of Monterey Bay from decks, dining room, kitchen and from living room and master bedroom, both of which have high cathedral ceilings. Living and dining rooms have gas fireplaces. Recline on the sofa, or the master suite’s king-size bed and enjoy the ocean view -sail boats by day, colorful sunsets by evening.
Walk the beach and explore the tide pools. Bring your water toys, there’s great surfing, boogie and wake boarding. Sit and watch the sea lions and otters in the nearby kelp beds, or dolphins and occasional whale as they go by. Enjoy our hot outdoor shower upon your return.
Ride one of our 8 bikes for a scenic bike tour along East Cliff Drive to Capitola or north through beaches, the harbor and onto Santa Cruz.




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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeping


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Inquiry must be made by someone that is at least 35 years of age. Also, there be one person 35 years of age or older for every 4 people that is 26 years of age or younger....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    With full adult supervision. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Only in yard. Appropriate disposal of cigarettes required....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Ocean Side Room, : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twins or 1 King beds available at your request....moreless

  • Dining Room, with Ocean View.: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Inner Spring Futon by 2nd Fireplace....moreless

  • Master Suite with Ocean View, 300 SQ.FT.: 1 king

    Room for one or both of our delux blow-up beds plus our crib...moreless

  • Mt. Side Room, : 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    2 Twins or 1 King bed availabe at your request....moreless

  • Game Room leads to outdoor Jacuzzie Spa.: 2 twin/ single

    Twin Daybed with Matching Twin Trundle is open to TV Room....moreless

  • Cypress Rm, 176+ Sq.Ft: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    2 Twins or 1 King, Wood Portable Crib...moreless

  • Entertainment Room With 42' Blue Ray TV: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sofa Sleep with available Pillow Top for extra comfort...moreless

  • Living Room with Ocean View.: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen & Single Sofa Sleepers with available pillow tops....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double sink, Closet...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is next to Cypress Room....moreless

  • Out Door Hot Shower: outdoor shower

    Hot outdoor Shower...moreless

  • Full Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Suite has attached bathroom. 2nd full bathroom upstairs. 3rd full bathroom downstairs. Hot outdoor shower is next to outside garage access door....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Note: The house is fine for infants and school aged children, but could pose some hazards for toddlers, who might hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges, falling down the central staircase, through the staircase railing or deck railing or playing with the electrical outlets. In other words this house has not been child proofed. No Parties. No Pets. No Smoking, incense, or candles allowed in house or on or around wood deck. We will provide battery operated candles to help you set your romantic atmosphere. Although there is a dumb waiter in the house it has been turned off. It must remain off at all times. ASK FIRST, if you are considering doing anything one of the above noted items. This is our personal home. Please respect it as you would your own....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Hd, Blue Ray...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:


  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    We are located on the California State access to 26th Ave Beach. Simply walk out our gate, turn left and walk about 40 step to the top of the stair case, (see pictures), that leads to the beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Dining:

    2-3 indoor dining areas, and 3 outdoor dining areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) New dryer and washer purchased in January 2008...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Bring your own laptop, wireless Wifi access only....moreless

  • Dialup Access:

    If desired....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Bring wood only for bonfires on the beach!...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Three car garage. However, the 3rd car garge space has a tennis table and other large toys, including bicycles, running strollers, wet suits, boogie and wake boards, beach chair, umbrellas and more....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces, one in living room and one in the dining room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 furnaces to keep everyone warm and cozy in the 2900 sq.ft. house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach Towels, too!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    L:arge with a small dining table, 2 sofa sleeppers, views and a fireplace....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Accessible service....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Please, no more than 4 cars on the property without prearrangement....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Garage and off street parking for four cars. No parking on street 10pm - 8am. No exception!...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free national calls and faxing....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach, bath, hand and kitchen towels, wash clothes, clean wash rags, and a new kitchen sponge with each new arrival are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) 2 washers and 2 dryers in private laundry room located on ground floor off foyer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup coffee maker,and a small cappacino maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nearly everything you will need except a food processor....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for twenty guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped AEK, with double oven for large meals and pantry for lots of storage. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 electric ovens for your large family meals....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Crock Pot, fish poacher, clam steamer, ice cream maker, mixer, small chopper/food process, fajitta cast iron pans, fish griller, vegi griller, roasting pan, lg pasta pot, salad spinner & more...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) one is kitchen and an extra in the garage....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    700 square feet along the ocean side of house for great viewing of seals. sale boats, whales and more....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Helmets are required and all sporting equipment must be examined for safety before each use....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    The 700 sq. ft. deck stretches the length of the ocean side of the house for great view, and lots of sun....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 lawn areas in the fully inclosed yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Cleaning $350, Meet and Greet $25, Damage Waiver $65, Pet Fee $75
Reservation will be held once 50% of rates, cleaning fee and deposit has been received and secured.
Remaining balances must be received and secured within 30 days of reservation.
Cancellations must be received as soon as possible to allow owner to start re-booking process.  If and when a re-booking occurs, canceling guest will receive a coupon equal to the the amount received for the re-booking, less a 10% re-booking fee, which may be applied to a future reservation. 
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Last updated: 05/23/2015
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0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Point
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cole's Bar-B-Que
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
26th Avenue State Beach

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: Amusement Park, Local Farmers Market on Sundays, Kayaking, Sail aboard the Chardony,SCUBA, Capitola and Santa Cruz Wharfs, Restaurants, Shops, Hiking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a 4th generation California. My grandparents owned a home in Santa Cruz, which I used to visit frequently. I'm now married with 3 grown child and currently live in our my mother's ancestral home by Mills College in Oakland, CA. I travel the world picking up ideas as I go, to make your stay the best possible. I love my home by the bay, and would like to share it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We like to think of it as our villa by the sea. It's spacious enough to house our 3 grown children, and friends. Being by the beach, the views, the reverse floor plan that allows for great sunset views and entertaining. The large kitchen where our family and friend are able to create great feasts next to the fireplace. We hope you do, too !

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Just one house away to 26th Ave. Beach access.

    Just one house away to 26th Ave. Beach access.

  • North Downstairs Bedroom

    North Downstairs Bedroom

  • White Water View From Deck

    White Water View From Deck

VRBO #169551

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Date last modified - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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