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A 'Stones Throw' to the Beach from This Charming House

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Last updated: 04/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

PETS ARE WELCOME BUT RULES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED AS SHOW IN THE HOUSE RULES. The pet must be reported in the original request and a $50 charge per pet will be applied. There is a leash free beach for the dogs 2 blocks from our home.

The location of this property is between the harbor and Capitola. A few short blocks away is Pleasure Point where the surfing spectacles are endless. Our small street is quiet and friendly and parking during the high seasons is limited to homeowners and their guests. The tasteful furnishings will make entertaining a pleasure.

A short drive down the Monterey Peninsula brings you to world class golf courses and the charming seaside towns of Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey. In the other direction a short drive takes you into the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains with small towns nestled in the redwoods along the way. The world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk are 10 minutes away and will give those who enjoy the excitement of roller coasters something to talk about back home.

30 MINUTES TO SHUTTLE FOR A T & T GOLF TOURNAMENT IN JANUARY. BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!

Keywords:

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                additional deposit of $100 required. $50 to be withheld for extra cleanup....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                outside only for smoking all residue to be disposed of...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years old minimum renter...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is fully equipped including microwave and dishwasher....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Fully equipped....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 3 cars off street. Guest parking stickers if needed...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All linens provided except beach towels....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                for bathrooms only. No beach towels...moreless

              • Parking:

                permit required for street parking....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer and dryer in unit....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Living Room
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • an outdoor Shower, Front & Back Deck, rooftop deck for wider views.

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Roof top deck for enjoying a wider view....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Front, back and rooftop...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Wood Deck

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Small View from Decks and Larger View from rooftop. Short walk to oceans edge and a bench at the end of 24th Ave....moreless

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Short Drive from San Francisco and San Jose Airports Other Activities: kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa ...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Thanksgiving Week (re)Treat

                        Thanksgiving Week (re)Treat

                        • Guest Laurel T.
                        • Date of stay 11/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/03/13
                        Our adult family Thanksgiving retreat in your just right beach home was wonderful. The beach was super easy to access and we thoroughly enjoyed all the Santa Cruz area has to offer: spectacular sunsets, dolphin/seal/whale/otter bird watching, Sharks' hockey games, Point Lobos State Park and Half Moon Bay day trips, eating great seafood at Stagnaro's on the wharf, and of course, the beaches! Reading by the fire was an extra added bonus. We'll be booking again I'm sure in the future!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • Lovely spacious house

                        Lovely spacious house

                        • Guest ChrisfromUK (United Kingdom)
                        • Date of stay 09/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                        Our family of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 small children stayed for 4 nights at this lovely place. Very close to the beach and a few minutes drive to downtown Santa Cruz. Well equipped with linens and beds comfortable. Karen was very attentive although we didn't need to call her with any problems.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.

                        Owner response: We are so happy that you were able to enjoy you stay. Please come again. Our Best. Karen and Josy

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                      • Family fun

                        Family fun

                        • Guest Rhonda G.
                        • Date of stay 08/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                        We came to Santa Cruz for my brothers wedding at the Chaminade. We were lucky enough to find this fantastic home for myself and other family members. The home was very close to the event which made it easy getting to and from. We only had it for a short 3 nights, but made the best of every minute. This home is very close to the beach which we took advantage of 2 days in a row. The owner (Karen) was fantastic to work with, she made it easy to relax and have fun. Thank you so much for the opportunity to stay.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful compliments; it makes my job a joy when I know I am maintaining a vacation rental (we've enjoyed the house ourselves since 1984). I truly appreciate your words and all others who have written; really I am just doing my job. Most importantly, I couldn't do it without my partner & best friend, my mother Josy.

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                      • Charming House!

                        Charming House!

                        • Guest Nancy D. (Roseville)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/25/13
                        What a great get away! The house was perfect. Very clean, roomy and comfortable. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were great. It really is only steps to the beach. The owner/manager was super, checking in to make sure everything was fine. Short walk to neighborhood market. Resturants and stores near. We kayaked at the harbor, which was a hoot. Downtown Santa Cruz was fun with funky stores. Loads to do. A week just wasn't enough. We hope to return next summer!

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                      • Another great vacation at Melanie Place

                        Another great vacation at Melanie Place

                        • Guest Nancy C. (-)
                        • Date of stay 01/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/20/13
                        We’ve stayed here so many times it feels like our house. And Josy and Karen make it that way! Gotta start of the new yr at Melanie Place. Thank you..we’re looking forward to our next visit in Sept and are now arranging to bring my 18yr old nephew from Florida for Xmas to see the WEST coast at it’s finest. Such a great place our hosts are the BEST and do everything they can to make you feel right at home.. Thank you Karen and Josy... Can’t wait to be back! See you then! Nancy

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • we love it!

                        we love it!

                        • Guest FD (davis CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                        We love this place. we came down for Thanksgiving and came back for our sons graduation from UCSD. We will be back.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing.

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                      • We Wish We Were Still There!

                        We Wish We Were Still There!

                        • Guest Elisa M.
                        • Date of stay 10/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/08/12
                        My husband and I spent six days and five nights at this lovely home near the beach in Santa Cruz and had a really wonderful vacation. The home is conveniently located close to the water (we could hear/see the ocean from the master bedroom and back deck) and to wonderful restaurants and shopping. We cooked most of our meals in the well-appointed kitchen and ate many of them on the back deck while listening to the water. A key part of any vacation for us is being able to bring our dogs with us, and this home was wonderful for us and for the dogs. We walked all over the neighborhood, took them to the beach (their first time ever), and went into downtown Santa Cruz, which is very dog friendly. The home itself is warm and inviting and very comfortable. We felt we had everything we needed and felt very much at home the entire time we were there. We had exactly the vacation we were hoping to have and already know that we will be making this trip an annual tradition. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

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                      • a stones throw

                        a stones throw

                        • Guest tabbers (sacramento)
                        • Date of stay 08/13/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/12
                        My family and I stayed for four nights in August. Great location! Close to 26th ave beach as well as twin Lakes beach. House was clean, plenty of linens, all the cooking facilities and bbq. Roof top deck is a great place to getaway and relax, read, view the ocean, or take in some sun. Owners were very friendly and easy to reach. Fireplace was out of order while we were there, but other than that it was great. Reasonably priced., will definitely stay again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • A Week of Great Surfing

                        A Week of Great Surfing

                        • Guest D4Fallons (Danville Ca)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/08/12
                        We had such a wonderful time at your beach house. The weather on Easter was perfect for an Easter egg hunt for the kids and brunch on the deck. Everyone loved the layout of the house and the beachy decor. The enclosed yard was perfect for the dog. The outside hot shower was great to clean up the kids after a day at the beach and to warm up after hours of surfing. Even though it rained midweek the surf was good all week and got overhead on Thursday afternoon. The owner was very friendly and helpful, she gave us a tip to get the discount Boardwalk tickets at Costco, with the unlimited tickets the kids rode all of the rides and we saved a lot. Thanks

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great comfy house by the beach in santa cruz

                        Great comfy house by the beach in santa cruz

                        • Guest Doglover (Lafayette, CA)
                        • Date of stay 05/25/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/29/12
                        Had a wondefully relaxing weekend at this incredibly comfortable house a block from santa cruz's dog beach. Beds are great, chairs, couches so comfortable you dont want to leave. House floor plan perfect for family. Everything about it was relaxing and easy. Dog beach is great, mostly locals, friendly people,etc. Will definately go back!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season-Summer
                      May 26 - Sep 7
                      3 night min stay
                      $375 $375
                      Thu, Fri, Sat
                      $2,275
                      Fall, Winter, Spring
                      Sep 8 - May 25
                      3 night min stay
                      $285 $285
                      Thu, Fri, Sat
                      $1,750
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $375 $375
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,345

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • cleaning $125
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Quotes are good for 48 hours only.

                      *In the event of cancellation:

                      *Full refund 45 days in advance

                      *50 % refund 30 days in advance

                      **No refunds except cleaning, tax and deposit with less than 15 day cancellation.

                      ***We have no control over the Occupancy tax imposed by the County of Santa Cruz. As of July 1, 2013, the rate is 11% of the rental charge. This charge will be assessed to the tenant.


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                      Year Purchased: 1984


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                      Speaks: english

                       

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, April 17, 2014

                      $285 - $375 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 04/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      831-479-3843 Karen Ryan
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