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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our two story four bedroom, three bathroom Santa Cruz beach home comfortably sleeps ten and is just a short 1 ½ block walk from the sandy beaches at 20th Avenue or Sunny Cove Beach on 17th Avenue. These beautiful beaches are known for great boogie boarding, surfing, swimming, and wake boarding. We are also a short drive or bike ride to scenic Capitola Beach Village and its charming shops, wide beach, and boutiques and restaurants.
Our house is ideal for two families or a group of friends and lends itself to entertaining. The oversized dining room table comfortably seats 10 and is perfect for group dinners. There are also tables and chairs for outdoor dining on the large deck off the living room. You'll love the high ceilings and the ridge-beam skylight over the living room and dining room. You can sit on the cozy back deck for your morning coffee or relax in the afternoon sun on our front deck. Gather around the gorgeous copper and river rock fireplace in the evenings.
We have provided many extra amenities for a memorable week at the beach: beach towels, high quality linens, high-speed wireless internet, washer/dryer and laundry soap, board games, beach chairs, sand toys, books, movies, ping-pong table, gas grill, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers, and much more.
The bed configurations in the four bedrooms are as follows:
-- Bedroom # 1 Master bedroom/master bath upstairs–Queen bed, tv/dvd/vcr, deck with comfortable chairs and bistro table
-- Bedroom # 2- Day Bed and trundle (two twin beds)
-- Bedroom # 3- Queen Bed, tv. Sliding glass door with access to the private back yard
-- Bedroom # 4/Family room- Two sets of bunk beds (twins above, doubles below), tv/dvd/vcr, private bath; sofa for viewing tv, sliding glass door with access to the private back yard
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 2
- 2 twin/ single
- Day Bed and trundle (two twin beds)
- Bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- Queen Bed, tv. Sliding glass door with access to yard
- Bedroom 4
- 2 bunk bed
- Two sets of bunk beds, twins above, doubles below, tv/dvd
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen
- Master Bedroom upstairs with private bath and deck
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, shower
- Gorgeous limestone walk-in shower, granite counter
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Custom tiled tub/shower; granite counter
- Bathroom 3
- toilet, shower
- Walk-in limestone shower; granite counter
Kitchen & Dining
You'll find everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal, including a Cuisinart, two blenders, stand mixer, coffee maker, serving platters, cutting boards, assorted pots and pans, and so much more!...morecollapse
Our gourmet kitchen is fully stocked and contains two sets of dishes,two sets of silverware, and plenty of wine glasses. The large pantry will accommodate all of the provisions for your stay....morecollapse
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Lawn / Garden:
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Sports Gear:
Location & View
- Theme Parks
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Minutes to: • Downtown Santa Cruz for shopping, restaurants and entertainment • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor • Twin Lakes Beach with Sailboat Races and Crow’s Nest Restaurant • Capitola Village with quaint shops, restaurants and sandy beaches • Golf at Seascape, Pasatiempo and De Laveaga Golf Courses • UC Santa Cruz and Summer Shakespeare Series; Scenic forty minute drive to: • Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea • Historic Monterey with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, fine dining, Fisherman’s Wharf and more • Pebble Beach Golf Course • Gilroy Premium Outlet Mall...morecollapse
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Had a great stay and the owners made the whole process so pleasant
Had a great stay and the owners made the whole process so pleasant
Just returned from a fabulous July 4th holiday week at the first vacation house we have rented (we do this annually) that actually was even better than its description and photos. It was spotlessly clean and so attractively/thoughtfully/wisely furnished and equipped, there were no mad dashes to the store to get some essential item that wasn't available. The owners wisely send out an inventory of items on hand, so we did not have to pack our usual "what if they don't have one?" items; but they even had a bunch of extra stuff that wasn't even on the list. We were kind of annoying prospective renters - asking all sorts of questions and even changing the dates of our stay before actually booking, but we were always responded to promptly and patiently. We weren't sure that the large bedroom was going to work for us as a 4th bedroom, and when we expressed our concern we were in no way pressured to accept it - we were told as much detail about it as possible and nothing was misrepresented. We were all so glad this was the house we settled on, and we'd recommend it to all. Families with very young children would have to bring their own nursery type equipment like pack and plays, booster chairs, and safety gates - but there is plenty of space for that stuff. On the warmest day, we forgot to keep all the windows and doors open in the cooler part of the day so that by mid-afternoon it was pretty warm and stuffy in the room under the skylights, but a portable fan we had with us took care of that. We loved the beaches and the boardwalk and the kids were delighted to have space outdoors to play that adults were pleased to see was safely enclosed. We even got to see a great fireworks display from the patio off the master bedroom. We have been changing destinations and houses annually but this is one place everyone said it would be great to revisit.
- Guest marge1k
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
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7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$500 refundable deposit is required to reserve your dates
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Add cleaning fee of $250 and Santa Cruz County Tax
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We are two families with six children and for more than 20 years we have lived across the street from each other in the Silicon Valley. We had our first sons within weeks of each other, celebrated anniversaries, birthdays, block parties, etc. together. Our families started going to Santa Cruz when our kids were little. Every summer, we would pack up the kids, strollers, boogie boards, and crates of food in the van and station wagon, and head down to a rental on 13th Avenue, or “our beach house”, as the kids referred to it. In 1999, we finally found a family beach house of our own.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
For years we looked for a house to really be our “own” beach house in Santa Cruz! We chose this location for several reasons. We loved that it was such a short walk to Sunny Cove and Villa Maria del Mar Beaches from our house. We were also close to several restaurants, shopping, and the local Sunday Farmers Market. Another selling point was that we had more sunny days than other local beaches. Hence our name, Villa del Sol! We loved that it was easy to take the kids to the beach or pack them in the cars and go to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the Wharf, or a little further down, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium! It was also convenient to dash back for an important meeting or sporting event. Now that the kids are older, they love the location because of the world-class surfing, the biking, bonfires, and the social scene in Capitola. And, we adults love the tranquil neighborhood, the proximity to a wide range of fantastic restaurants, and spending time with our family and friends in our comfortable home. Of course, the beach remains the main attraction for all of us!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What makes this home so special to us are the memories we've created. We cherish the times spent on the beach, watching the kids make sandcastles as toddlers, their first venture on the boogie boards as pre-teens, and now grabbing their surf boards and having fun with their college friends. We love entertaining friends and gathering around our family dining table, enjoying a meal prepared in our gourmet kitchen. And nothing beats sitting on the deck with a glass of wine at sunset, except maybe cozying up in front of a roaring fire in the copper and river rock fire place in the spacious living room. This is not just a “rental house”, this is a very special home for our families, so everything we would want for ourselves is here for you to enjoy. We hope you have the opportunity to create some lovely memories of your own in this magical place called Villa del Sol!
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Welcome to Villa del Sol!
Gather Your Family and Friends at our Large Dining Room Table (Seats 12).
Sunny Deck Off Living Room with Two Patio Tables for Al Fresco Dining
New Master Bathroom with Double Sinks, Granite Counter top and Spa shower
Bedroom #2 with Queen Sized Bed, Cable Television, and Access to Back Yard.
Large dorm room with two bunks, twin/double combo, queen sleeper, private bath
Private Backyard, perfect for entertaining, has BBQ, two tables and sitting area
Easy walk to one of Santa Cruz' most beautiful sandy beaches
Spacious Living Room with large TV, and beautiful River Rock fireplace, and Deck
Master Bedroom Suite with remodeled Bath, Office Area, and Cozy Private Deck
New Large Master Bath features Natural Stone, Spa Shower
Bedroom #3 with Trundle Bed (Two Twin Beds).
Newly remodeled Bathroom with Limestone walk-in shower in Dorm room downstairs
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