The Cottage - 2 Blocks from Blacks Beach

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Your retreat in Santa Cruz at 547 14th Avenue


Last updated: 10/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Need a vacation, a place to relax and to get away from it all? Welcome. Walk into 'The Cottage' and feel your shoulders ease as you unwind into your own fully equipped beach home. Just two blocks to the local’s favorite Blacks Beach, at the secluded end of Twin Lakes near the Harbor. A perfect place for playing in the sand, swimming, light surfing, boogie boarding, reading, sunset strolls and fresh ocean air. At Blacks Beach your pup is allowed on leash and bonfires are permitted in the fire pits provided.

The Cottage is a perfect affordable home for a couple or small family, with all the amenities you will need for a memorable Santa Cruz adventure. The living room is especially inviting with comfortable furnishings and ambient lighting. A separate dining room easily accommodates 4 people and the adjacent kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. The bedroom has a very comfortable (based on past reviews) queen bed with a skylight overhead. There is a sleeping nook off of the bedroom with a day bed which is an inviting spot to curl up with your favorite book and perfect for kids. We have also added a daybed covered in comfy pillows for reading or sleeping in the living room.

Beautifully landscaped gardens and lawn make for a pleasing view from the dining room and kitchen. Fully fenced backyard with gas grill is a great place to enjoy outside meals. Speaking of meals, you can purchase all your ingredients at the farmers market two short blocks away every Sunday. Should you want a night off from cooking, no problem! There are several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. All sound good? Just what you hoped for in a vacation home and location? We look forward to seeing you.

HISTORY: The Cottage was built in the 1920’s, one of the first homes in the area. Before the neighborhood built up, there were expansive fields of flowers surrounding the Cottage and a lovely path winding down to the ocean. In the 1950's the Cottage was occupied by a family who built their dream house next door, which has since been named the Green House and remodeled into a unique vacation rental which accommodates eight.

LOCATION: The Cottage is located near Twin Lakes Beach and the Yacht Harbor, midway between Capitola and downtown Santa Cruz (both 10 minutes away). There are six fabulous restaurants within walking distance, ranging from a Hawaiian grille to a high-end Italian restaurant, and our personal favorite, Southwest-inspired Nuevo Grill. A short stroll down the beach will bring you to the yacht harbor where you will find the popular Palomar Mexican restaurant and the Crow's Nest. The Crow's Nest is a great place on Wednesday to watch the sailboat races or enjoy the sunset, a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Great appetizers! Also within walking distance is a corner food store, liquor store, deli, coffee house, video store and a farmers market on Sunday

•SLEEPS 1 - 4: Perfect for a couple or small family.

•BEDROOM: The bedroom has a queen size bed, with an adjoining sleeping nook with a day bed and an additional twin size bed will be found in the living room.. Reading lights, extra blankets and extra pillows are provided. A fold-out futon is stored under the day bed for your use.

•BATHROOM: The bathtub is deep and long with a hand-held shower. Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes and soap are provided.

•FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Four-burner gas stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender for your fresh fruit smoothies! All cookware, dinnerware, utensils and linens to set a beautiful table are provided.

•AMENITIES: Cable TV with DVD player in the living room, high speed wireless internet, laundry facilities (washer, dryer, laundry soap, iron, ironing board), fully fenced backyard with gas grill, beach chairs, sand toys, cooler, fully equipped kitchen, high quality linens and towels, board games, books and very important here in Santa Cruz, off street parking for one vehicle and a street permit for another.

•PROVIDED FOR GUESTS: Fresh cut flowers, coffee from Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., information on what is available to do and see in and around Santa Cruz and doggie treats should you desire to bring your pet.

Keywords: Cottage, Beach, Pets, Family,


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Daybed in the sleeping nook off of the bedroom., Child Beds (1) Daybed in the living room., Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack and Play is stored in the closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Infant Booster Chair


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    One space in the driveway and one street permit....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small front lawn and enclosed backyard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer in Santa Cruz
May 17 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter in Santa Cruz
Oct 1 - May 15, 2017
90 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%


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Last updated: 10/25/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: I have been lucky to live in Santa Cruz most of my life. I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains and moved into town in 8th grade. After leaving the area for college and travel, I found myself back here. It seems for many, Santa Cruz is a difficult place to leave. I purchased the Green House and Cottage in 1994 from the original owner and builder of the main house (Green House). Soon after, I met my partner, michael, we created our 'dog family ' (now four) and last year we gave birth to our baby girl Emelia. Converting the Green House and Cottage into vacation rentals is our solution to me being able to 'take Emelia to work', rather than go to daycare. She is a wonderful 'helper' and I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with her while offering others the opportunity to enjoy the property.

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  • Your retreat in Santa Cruz at 547 14th Avenue

    Your retreat in Santa Cruz at 547 14th Avenue

  • Comfortable queen bed with high quality linen

    Comfortable queen bed with high quality linen

  • Dining room and kitchen look out onto front garden

    Dining room and kitchen look out onto front garden

  • Comfy living room with sunlight all day long

    Comfy living room with sunlight all day long

  • Soak in the extra deep tub after your day at the beach

    Soak in the extra deep tub after your day at the beach

VRBO #295114

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Minimum stay: 1-90 nights
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