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Enjoy this stunning, totally new Beach house tucked away on a quiet street just 2 short blocks from Twin Lakes Beach - one of the best in Santa Cruz! This casually sophisticated retreat has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and is ideally suited for a family vacation or romantic get-a-way. The Designer built and furnished home away from home has it all: including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious living/dining room with stereo sound, HDTV and gas fireplace, two landscaped private patio areas, one with gas fire-pit and the other with a ping pong table. In addition you will find a shed full of beach chairs, bicycles, boogie boards, and sand toys for your fun in the sun.
BEDS AND BATHS
Master Suite, with views of Schwann Lake, this room features a plush pillow top Cal-King bed with beautiful Eqyptian cotton linens and a down comforter, bedside tables with reading lamps and a full size dresser. Adjoining the bedroom is the luxurious bath that is outfitted with honed Carrera marble, double vanities, a large shower and heated floors. You’ll also appreciate the plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.
Bedroom #2, with a large picture window, has two twin beds, a small dresser and bedside lamp.
Bedroom #3 is perfect for the kids and features two bunk beds with fluffy, surf themed comforters, a large window, nightstand and lamp.
The two guest bedrooms share the hall bath which includes two sinks, Seagrass limestone counters and floors, separate tub/shower/toilet room, plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.
Downstairs adjacent to a full bath is a “Comfort sleeper” queen size sofa bed. This is not your typical sofa bed, but rather a full length, temper-pedic mattress which feels like a high quality bed. This area also includes an armoire, side table and lamp.
White painted wainscot and grey limestone counters add to the style of the downstairs bath featuring a separate tub/shower/ toilet room, hair dryer, plush towels and bath amenities.
The kitchen will please even a discriminating chef who will appreciate the Bertazzoni gas range, French door refrigerator, large capacity dishwasher and microwave all surrounded by beautiful granite countertops. Fully stocked with quality pans, cutlery and dishes, as well as commonly used spices and condiments.
The Dining area accommodates seating for up to 8 people and there are three additional stools at the island. French doors open to the private patio beyond.
The Living room is appointed with casual seating for viewing the HD TV or listening to the stereo sound system while enjoying the warmth of the fire. Enjoy the outside from this area as well through another set of French doors.
Hang your beach towels and leave the flip- flops in the well thought out Mud/Laundry Room equipped with stack washer/dryer and a utility sink.
Enjoy the Sunny Front Patio, surrounded by lush flowering plants that includes a gas barbeque grill, built-in gas fire pit and teak furniture.
The private Back Patio is set up for family fun with a ping-pong table and access to bicycles, boogie boards and beach toys in the storage shed.
A warm water Outside Shower is located on the side of the house.
The main attraction, is of course the beach, and the house is just a couple easy blocks to one of the sunniest, nicest beaches in Santa Cruz. Located just south of the Yacht Harbor, Twin Lakes Beach has a mile of uninterrupted white sand, fire-pits and lifeguards. There are also two restaurants, a coffee house, surf shop and bathrooms. Relax and play in the sand, rent a boat or kayak, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets.
Visit “the hook” or Cowell’s beach for great surfing, hang out at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk amusement park, check out the shops and restaurants in Downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village, hike the beautiful trails in the redwood forest or bike along the coastline - all of which are just minutes away.
And, don’t miss the incredible sea life at the Monterey Bay Aqurium located just forty minutes South of Santa Cruz.
Keywords: Live Oak, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Walk to beach, restaurants, tennis, kayaking and shops. Fully stocked and filled with designer amenities.
Cal-King pillow top bed with down comforter in Master bedroom, Queen 'Comfort Sleeper' sofa bed with tempur-pedic type mattress and down comforter in the den - not your typical sofa bed!, (2) High quality twin beds in Bedroom #2 and (2) sturdy and comfortable bunk beds in Bedroom #3...moreless
Located across from Schwaan Lake, just two short blocks from sunny Twin Lakes Beach this new beach home has it all: gas fire pit, ping-pong table, bicycles, boogie boards, umbrella, beach chairs and sand toys. Designer built and furnished, this classic retreat is equipped with everything you could want including a gourmet kitchen with commercial gas range, granite countertops, high quality pans, cutlery, dishes and utensils; hardwood floors throughout; luxury baths with marble counters and plush towels; new beds with fine linens and down comforters/quilts. The living/dining room looks out to the private patio through three sets of French doors and features a flat screen HD TV, stereo sound, gas fireplace and seating for eight....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable:
Comcast service and Samsung flat screen HDTV with stereo speakers...moreless
Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards at Kayak Connection located at the Yacht Harbor...moreless
Public tennis court located two short blocks away on 7th Avenue...moreless
Pool / Spa
The Simpkins Family Swim Center, located at 979 17th Avenue, offers 4 pools including a 50 meter lap pool and warm recreation & splash pools for the kids. Entry fee $6 adults, $4 children/seniors...moreless
Christmas/NewYear's Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2015 4 night min stay
Spring Break Apr 3 - Apr 10, 2015 5 night min stay
Spring-Summer May 15 - Sep 7, 2015 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$49
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
CHECK-IN/OUT – check-in time is 4:00 p.m. the day of arrival and check-out is 11:00 a.m. the day of departure. Please plan to be out of the house on time so we can thoroughly clean the property and have it ready for the next guests. There may be an additional charge for late check out if the housekeepers are delayed
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About the owner: My professional passion is real estate development and interior design and this home was created for our family to enjoy and to share with discerning guests. Hope you enjoy it!
Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz: Our family has roots in Santa Cruz which date back to the early 60's and we love hanging out at Twin Lakes Beach.
The Unique Benefits at this House: This is such an easy place to spend time and relax. When the weather is warm and sunny the beach is awesome, during the colder season it is so cozy by the fire curled up with a good book. Always a great place to go for a run or to enjoy the sunsets!