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This amazing Mediterranean beach house boast 3,000 sf with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and is just steps away from West Cliff Drive. It is less than a block from the famous Cowell’s beach stairs. Cowell’s has perfect waves to learn how to surf. The house has every comfort of home; and is less than ten years old with many upgrades. There are three master bedrooms, all have their own bathrooms, one with a jetted tub. The house offers a large balcony with a bbq and ocean/wharf views. Enjoy the outdoor gas fire place on the front patio or soak in the massive hot tub in the private backyard. The location of the house is one of the best beach rentals with an easy walk, less than a mile to the Wharf and world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There are many options for entertainment and great restaurants, tempting beach cocktails and great shopping for all of your surf wear and souvenirs. Light House field and the surf museum are within walking distance, just a few short blocks; also the world class waves at Steamer’s Lane; that tempt world famous surfers and is home to numerous surf contests. Included with the rental are beach chairs,sand toys, surf/boggie boards for your use, eight beach cruisers and kids bikes to ride along the paved ocean walk on famous West Cliff Drive. A short walk (approximately 1.5 miles) or bike cruise to downtown Santa Cruz, home of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes, night life and great live music venues. The house is also a 40 minute drive to Monterey and its famous Aquarium and Cannery row. If you head North on highway 1 you will embark on a unforgettable scenic 1.5-hour trip to San Francisco.
Last minute bookings are possible with a two night minimum at a reduced rate. Call to check availability (house manager lives on same street and can get payment and check you in and out )
Kona Room:king bed, with a large walk in closet (nothing in it) perfect for sleeping babies/toddlers crib or bed; allowing privacy for the parents. Private bathroom, with large walk in shower. Has brand new King Tempur-Pedic bed.
Lahaina Room: offers a new luxurious king bed, with large bathroom and jetted tub.
Kauai Room: offers queen bed and large closet with spacious bathroom.
Tiki Room: offers a two twin beds, perfect for kids/teens.
With the the massive open floor space you can sleep additional people with the two rollaway twin size beds or use the tot size areo beds for your little ones to sleep next to you in one of the rooms.
Keywords: Beach House, Surf, Santa Cruz, Cowell's, Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, Westside, Learn to Surf,Shopping, Downtown Santa Cruz,Best location,quiet neighborhood,ocean view, three master bedrooms all with private bathrooms one bedroom with twin beds great for kids/teens.
Want a truly hassle free vacation? We now have a grocery delivery service with Safeway. You can have the kitchen stocked with your favorite food and beverages before you arrive.
King size beds (2), (1) queen bed (2) twin roll away beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) toddler bed; located in walk in closet in upstairs bedroom lots of room nothing in it; like a small private space( 2) Two tot size aero beds will fit in bedroom with parent's, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play can be used in any room....moreless
we have a Keurig coffee maker and we provide a sample of coffees and teas. We have a traditional coffee maker as well....moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Want a truly hassle free vacation? We now have a grocery delivery service with Safeway. You can have the kitchen stocked with your favorite food and beverages before you arrive. I will give you account info just log in order with your credit card and for a $30 fee house manger will stock put everything away for you....moreless
We have eight beach cruisers for your use
three kids bikes. Must provide own helmet ...moreless
Summer Season Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 5 night min stay
September Getaways Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
$5,000 flat fee
Christmas Week Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2015 7 night min stay
$5,000 flat fee
Super Bowl 50 Feb 5 - Feb 8, 2016 4 night min stay
$3,500 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
06/20/14 House directly next door was demolished and a new house is being built. Construction noise expected.
In the event house rules are not followed parties/pets and rules worded on contract all guest will be given a warning by house manager who lives on same street; failure to abide by house rules may be subject to immediate departure of house and all monies and deposits will not be refunded.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Santa Cruz Wharf offers the best in seaside shopping, dining and recreation. You'll find everything from handmade arts & crafts to beach apparel, outdoor fresh fish markets to fine dining, whale watching, fishing trips and kayaking.
Critters and Creatures
There's a wide variety of Critters and Creatures in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Check out the video links below and then visit the Santa Cruz Wharf to see these amazing marine mammals in person!
Humpback Whale off of Santa Cruz by Michael Harris
California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus).
You can walk, bike or drive your car onto the Santa Cruz Wharf. Pay for vehicle parking only at the Wharf gate when leaving.
Across the street from the house: Cowell's Beach is one of the best places in the world to learn how to surf. All the energy pulsing around Lighthouse Point mellows out by the time it gets to Cowell's, and the result is a long, gentle, easy wave that breaks for a very long time. Cowell's is one of the most crowded surf spots in Santa Cruz, but as most of the surfers are beginners, there is little animosity. Most of the people at Cowell's are there to learn and have fun and have a good time.
With the resurgence of modern longboarding, Cowell's has become more popular than ever. Mixed in with all the learners and Banana Slugs and other flotsam and jetsam is a cadre of red-hot longboarders who are getting
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a classic seaside amusement park located along a beautiful sandy beach in a friendly beach town.
The Boardwalk features more than 34 rides and attractions including two National Historic Landmarks: the world-famous 1924 Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster and the beautiful 1911 Looff Carousel, plus many scream-inducing thrill rides, gentle kiddie rides, casual restaurants, gift shops, games, indoor arcades, and miniature golf.
Lighthouse Field State Beach
Also known as Point Santa Cruz, this area forms the northern boundary of Monterey Bay. It is one of the last open headlands in any California urban area. Surfers, tourists, birds – including the rare Black Swift and wintering Monarch butterflies are drawn to this area. Sea lions populate the offshore rocks.
This is one of the places where Monarch butterflies winter along the California coast. Monarchs are unique because they migrate each winter to avoid freezing weather. The Monarchs wintering here, come from west of the Rocky Mountains. Monarchs east of the Rockies go to central Mexico for the winter.
Lighthouse Field State Beach has the distinction of being home to California’s first surfing mus
About the owner: We are very excited to give you the opportunity to rent our vacation home. We currently live in Granite Bay, CA. We love to travel and spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy our very active toddler. We are open to doing a home exchange at times.
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz: We decided to buy a vacation rental in Santa Cruz because of the laid back atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings. It’s a perfect place to unwind and enjoy every minute of your vacation. There is so much to see and experience in Santa Cruz and the surrounding area. We are sure you will enjoy your experience and our home.