Handcrafted Beach Home, 2 Blocks to Black's Beach on 14th Ave
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Santa Cruz house description
Welcome to the Green House a uniquely handcrafted home with all the amenities needed to make your beach vacation memorable.
This chalet style home is set back from the street, providing room for gardens and off street parking. The lovely light and airy living room, spacious windows and French doors open onto the expansive sundeck. Full sun, market umbrellas, lounge chairs, tables and a barbecue creates a relaxing and beautiful outdoor living space. Three unique bedrooms, spa bath and chef's kitchen are all provided for your enjoyment and pleasure in this unusual home.
We are 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 a favorite, Southwest inspired Nuevo Grill. If you prefer a short walk down the beach to dine you will arrive at the yacht Harbor, 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.
Blacks Beach is at the end of 14th Avenue (our beach), and is a local's favorite. The beach is stunning and offers some of the best sunsets in Santa Cruz. It's great for boogie boarding and swimming. It is a lovely stroll from Black's Beach, past Twin Lakes Beach to the Yacht Harbor. Dogs are allowed on the beach on leash and bonfires are allowed at night. If you are looking for an off leash dog beach, you can take a short walk down East Cliff to 22nd Avenue where dogs are allowed off leash morning and evening.
HISTORY: The Green House was hand built from 1950 to 1955 by a family working together to create their dream. The beautiful cedar for the walls and ceiling was brought from the forests of Washington state, wonderful Victorian doors and a fireplace mantle were recovered from old Santa Cruz mansions. The Green House features many gables, odd roof lines, wall angles, small nook spaces, creative staircases and the unusual scalloped molding that was hand cut with great care. With the home on the second level and an additional bedroom on the third level the Green House has beautiful light and the airy feeling of a tree house.
• SLEEPS 1 - 8: Perfect for families or couples traveling together.
• 3 BEDROOMS: Master bedroom with king size bed and crib, middle room has a queen size bed and two bunk beds, attic room has queen size bed. Reading lights, extra blankets and extra pillows are provided. A fold out futon resided under the king size bed for your use.
• 1 SPA BATHROOM and 2 HALF BATHS: The spa bath is a dream come true with a Jacuzzi tub, two shower heads and two sinks. Plus an additional half bath in the attic bedroom and a half bath off of the living room.
• FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Two drawer dishwasher, five burner gas stove, oven , microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and a sno cone maker for the kids! All cookware, dinnerware, utensils and linens to set a beautiful table.
• AMENITIES: Cable TV with DVD players in both the living room and master bedroom, high speed DSL, laundry facilities (washer, dryer, laundry soap, iron, ironing board), sundeck with gas and charcoal BBQ's, beach mats, sand toys, cooler, fireplace and wood, fully equipped kitchen, high quality linens and towels, CD's, board games, books and, very important here in Santa Cruz, ample off street parking for you and your guests.
• 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: House, Great for Families, Beach, Deck, Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
My family is well-versed in staying at rental homes whenever we travel. We prefer them to hotels so that we can avoid eating every meal out, and cooking our meals becomes part of the whole travel experience. Our expectations are based on what we've experienced over the years, and while most places reasonably meet our expectations, The Green House far exceeded them for several reasons. First, the owner is wonderfully personable. Even though we never met in person, I got the feeling she was with us in spirit! We ran into heavy traffic our first night and arrived very late. I sent a message to her mentioning this, and she went to the house to make sure there were plenty of lights on when we arrived. We also found a *personalized* letter waiting for us, describing the things we needed to know about staying there, as well as freshly cut flowers in a vase on the table. This is just the first of many nice little touches we experienced during our stay. This is not just a place to sleep - The Green House is a destination in itself! The house was well-equipped for our stay. The kitchen had plenty of dishes and all the extras in order to prepare many types of meals. We appreciated the detail that went into the design of the house, as well as all of the beautiful antique pieces that many people may overlook,such as an old-fashioned ice box. The house has plenty of room for two families to stay comfortably, and it offers a big grill on a large deck with plenty of room to roam. The kids absolutely loved the shower "room" and found The Green House to be quite a magical experience. The beach is only a short walk away and the Boardwalk is a short drive. Usually when we return to any particular location, we find a new house to rent for another new experience. In this case, for future visits to Santa Cruz, we will always check on the availability of The Green House before we make any other choices. This is the first time I can enthusiastically say that I looking forward to staying there again!!
- Guest Jennifer (Novato, CA)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
HIGH SEASON: May 15 - Sep 15: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years $2000/week plus 11% county tax and $150 cleaning fee ***one week minimum*** LOW SEASON: Sept 16-May 14: except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years $275/nt or $1500/week plus 11% tax and $150 cleaning fee ***2 night minimum*** MONTHLY RENTALS DURING LOW SEASON 1-3 months: $3800/mo plus cleaning...4 or more months: $3400/mo plus cleaning
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- Nearest Airport: The secluded end of Twin Lakes Beach....local fav at 0.25 Miles
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 home...the Green House...
Game, breakfast or reading nook in living room
Dining room with expanding table to seat eight
Attic bedroom with window dormers and great light.
Hallway bedroom with queen bed and a set of bunk beds.
Jacuzzi tub perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach...
The end of 14th Avenue and entrance to our amazing beach.
Everyone wants their paws in the sand!
Expansive Living Room with Cozy Couches, Fireplace, TV and nook
Fully Appointed Kitchen, Limestone Countertops, Seating for Eight
Master Bedroom with Vaulted Ceiling and French Doors Opening to the Deck
Half bath in attic bedroom.
Double sinks in the spa bathroom
Large Deck with Grills Overlooking the Garden. Perfect for an Evening Dinner!
&quot;Our&quot; beach, truly a locals favorite!
Take and evening stroll on the beach and watch the sun set behind the lighthouse
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