Beach Escape Cottages on 12th Avenue, Steps to Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santa Cruz cottage description
Renovated beach cottages in a wonderful beach neighborhood just 12 houses to the beach. This property is ideal for an extended family (i.e., family + parent-in-laws), two families, or one family who would enjoy the benefit of two separate cottages. Cottages are rented together as one unit.
Cozy front cottage (Cottage #1) includes a comfortable queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. Wonderfully open floor plan allows easy movement between sleeping, living and kitchen areas. Narrow bathroom with shower not recommended for people with difficulty navigating smaller spaces. Fabulous deck for dining, relaxing and enjoying the ocean view and sunset.
The back cottage (Cottage #2) has two bedrooms (one with a comfortable queen bed and the other with twin sized bunk beds, bathroom with combination shower and tub, kitchen, living / dining room, and outdoor patio with BBQ.
Both units have a warm outdoor shower and a washer/dryer.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Beach Chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, umbrellas, gas BBQ
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
This property is perfect for two families, or a larger family wanting separate accommodations. More comfort and space than a hotel and more privacy than a single family home. When one of us was ready to begin the day, we would open a window between the two cottages to signal the other. Both cottages had comfortable beds and plenty of hot water. And it was great to be a short walk away from the beach, and a short drive away from other attractions. We vacation in the area every year and this has been our most enjoyable stay so far.
- Guest Eric (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
My family's recent stay at these cottages was very pleasant. The best part about it was the back cottage where our teenage girls stayed with their friends. They had a blast having their own space. The cottages are very rustic but to us that added to their charm. The beach was just down the street and the stairs at the end were very convenient. I could hear the ocean at night and really enjoyed the porch out front. My only 2 suggestions would be to fix the squeaky refrigerator door (wd40 would do the trick I think) and possibly consider taking out the lavender along the driveway, as, although lovely to look at, attracted several bees so we left our van windows closed and hurried away from the doors as we got out. But it wasn't a huge deal-just a suggestion to think about. I grew up in the neighborhood and still have family there so my family would definitely stay there again.
- Guest jolyn (redding ca. northern ca.)
- Date of stay 06/29/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Guest comment entered by owner
It was a wonderful trip. Your cottage is fantastic in every way. Thanks!
- Guest Pam
- Date of stay 04/09/10
- Review Submitted 04/19/10
This cottage is a great rental for couples with older children. Our teenage daughters had their "own place" while we parents had a private getaway right next door. This was a safe neighborhood that was just a very short walk from the beach and a short drive to the Boardwalk. The owner worked well with us when we found the BBQ was out of propane, making sure we were taken care of right away. We put the beach chairs and umbrella to use on the beach, but the water was too cold to use the boogie boards that were available. Nothing super fancy, but very comfortable and low-key. We would go back in a heartbeat if we are ever in the area again.
- Guest Marty12 (Alturas, CA)
- Date of stay 05/06/09
- Review Submitted 05/06/09
Peak (Memorial Day-Labor Day & Holidays) .. $2,200/week (7 night rental) Non Peak ................................$275/night (2 night min) .. $1,800/week $125 cleaning fee added to all rentals + 11% occupancy tax Security Deposit: $500 full refundable if no damage 1/2 of rental amount due to reserve dates Payment method: checks accepted
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We’re two families from Silicon Valley who jointly own these two wonderful beach cottages. Enjoy!
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We love this specific area of Santa Cruz. It's wonderful to be just steps away from the less crowded part of Twin Lakes Beach with out crossing any streets. Our kids love to go back and forth from our cottages to the beach all day long! It's a peaceful, family friendly area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Two cottages are SO MUCH BETTER than a 3 bedroom house, especially as our children approach their teenage years! We can easily spread out across the two cottages (each with its own living area) if we need our own 'space', but are always together for meals and plenty of family time.
Front Cottage-cottage #1
back cottage- Cottage #2
Bunk Room in Cottage #2
View of Living Room in Cottage #2
View of ocean from Cottage #1 front deck (only 12 houses to the beach!)
Kitchen in Cottage #1
Living Room with Sofa Bed in Cottage #1
outdoor dining wtih outdoor propane grill
Twin Lakes Beach at the end of 12th Avenue (only 12 houses away!)
Queen Bedroom in Cottage #2
Kitchen in Cottage #2
Cottage #2 outdoor warm shower
Queen Bed in Cottage #1
Bathroom in Cottage #1
One of two warm outdoor showers to enjoy after a day at the beach
Steps at the end of the street lead directly onto the beach!
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