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Natural Bridges Beach House, Cute & Family Friendly- Weekly & Monthly

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Across from Natural Bridges Park. 1 1/2 blocks to the beach & West Cliff Dr.

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Located on the beautiful Westside in Santa Cruz, across the street from Natural Bridges State Beach Park, 1 1/2 blocks to the Natural Bridges State Beach and scenic West Cliff Drive. Close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, downtown Santa Cruz, University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) and prime surfing spots at Cowell's Beach, Mitchell's Cove, Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane. Walk to the gourmet market on Swift Street where you’ll find winery tasting rooms, yoga studios, coffee shops, New Leaf Market (a mini-Whole Foods) and plenty of restaurants. Updated family friendly house that is perfect for multi-generational travel.

GATEWAY LOCATION FOR THE BAY AREA!
The property is conveniently located less than an hour and a half from the Bay Area’s major cities and airports. Downtown San Jose and the San Jose Airport are approximately 30 minutes away. The San Francisco Airport is 60 minutes away, as is Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. Downtown San Francisco is 80 minutes away, and you can easily reach Sonoma and Napa in about two hours.

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YOU WILL 'SHORE' LOVE OUR FAMILY BEACH HOUSE!

Our 2,100 square foot home caters to families. We have everything you might need for a baby (including a Pack N Play, baby monitor, high chair, and more) or a day at Natural Bridges Beach with your children (including sand toys, umbrellas, cooler, beach chairs, beach wagon for all your stuff and more), which is only a block and a half away and has seasonal lifeguards.

More importantly, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, we have the perfect set up for a large family traveling with their nanny or other caretaker. On the first floor, you’ll find the main living areas including one bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom with a shower. The downstairs also has a spacious dining room, which can seat up to eight people. A spacious living room is adjacent to the dining room with a comfortable family room off of the kitchen.

Upstairs, the two kids’ bedrooms are in the front of the house and share a bathroom. One of the kids’ bedrooms has a single twin bed with a trundle twin bed. The other has a queen-size bed. The master bedroom is located at the back of the house, and it boasts a king-size bed, DVD player, flatscreen TV, huge soaking tub, and plenty of storage.

The backyard is another highlight of the home. It has a full outdoor living area with a gazebo, patio furniture (for both adults and kids), an outdoor sofa, and shower with warm water that you can use to rinse off after a day at the beach. The outdoor living area gets the perfect mix of sun and shade, and it’s a great place to kick back on the weekends or at the end of a long day. The kids can also play in the back yard while you watch from the family room, dining room, or kitchen. The property is located on a safe and quiet cul-de-sac.

As mentioned, our beach house is only a block and a half from Natural Bridges State Beach, which is near scenic West Cliff Drive (great for long walks by the ocean!) and the UCSC Seymour Long Marine Lab. You can easily walk to Swift Street, where you’ll find winery tasting rooms, yoga studios, New Leaf Market (a mini-Whole Foods) and plenty of restaurants. If you’d like to venture further, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and wharf is approximately two miles away.

**Please note that we do not allow large parties or weddings at our home as Santa Cruz has strict noise ordinances.**

**This is a pet and smoke free home. Please no visiting pets. **

** Due to the on-going California drought, county and city mandated water restrictions are expected to be in place for the Summer of 2015. Most likely, the lawn will be brown.**

Keywords: Beach House, Santa Cruz, West Cliff, Beach, Natural Bridges, Surf, Surfing, UCSC, Westside, west side, Cowell's Beach, Lighthouse, boardwalk, Long Marine Lab, Hwy 1, Kids, Family, University of California Santa Cruz, Beach home, vacation rental, beach house

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    As parents we have lots of kids gear including - Portable high chair, booster chair, baby gate (needs to be installed), changing pad, baby towels and sheets, kids toys, stroller, kids kitchen table and chairs, kids outdoor furniture & beach chair, beach umbrellas, sand toys, ride on toys (cars & big wheel), helmet and beach wagon....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible with limitations. Please read reviews from wheelchair guests. ***Contact owner to discuss suitability and layout BEFORE booking.***...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs on main living area. No closet. Ceiling fan....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs, walk-in closet & ceiling fan....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, 1 twin bed with pop-up twin trundle bed & closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    Upstairs, big sitting area, walk-in closet & private bath....moreless

  • As parents our beach house is well equipped for families! Pack'n Play portable crib with mattress and sheets....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1- Downstairs: toilet, shower

    Downstairs on main living area...moreless

  • Bathroom 3- Upstairs Master: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs in private master bedroom. Huge soaking tub....moreless

  • Bathroom 2- Upstairs : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs by the two bedrooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 4- Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Outdoor hot and cold shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Turnkey family friendly beach house. Lots of baby and toddler gear provided. See the items under kid friendly. Furnishings are kid friendly. Fun toys for kids and families to enjoy together. Boogie boards, noodles and a beach wagon for all your gear and little one too....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen tvs are in the family room and master bedroom. The master bedroom tv has a built-in dvd player....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Peeks of the ocean from the two upper bedrooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new for Summer 2014 Whirpool front loader gas dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Decorative fireplace....moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage with remote control. Parking in garage for 1 car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided for all beds....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 parking spots in the driveway and 1 parking spot in the double garage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 parking spots in the driveaway. 1 public street parking spot in front of the house. Additional street parking on Swanton Blvd by the green belt. No parking permit required....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided except for beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new for Summer 2014 Whirlpool Duet HE front loader washer. HE detergent only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Works throughout the house and back yard too!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We are happy to provide you a list of local caterers and places for party platters....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Taditional Mr. Coffee coffee maker and an electric hot water kettle....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses and silverware. Plus, additional outdoor dish ware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch dishwasher for Summer 2014....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    4 burner gas stove, oven, microwave, double kitchen sinks and disposal....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New for summer 2015....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side refrigerator and freezer with ice and water service on the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful outdoor living area with expansive area for kids to play. Coffee table surrounded by a couch and 2 chairs. Outdoor shower with hot and cold water....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Cute viewpoint to watch the kids play on the grass. Outdoor dining table for 4 with additional portable tables and wooden chairs in the garage. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Brown is the new Green. Due to the 2015 drought and Santa Cruz water restrictions, the lawn is brown....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Early Summer
Jun 15 - Jul 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,795

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $399 Nightly

2016 4th of July Wk (7/2 -7/9)
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2016
4 night min stay
$525 $600
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,195

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $456 Nightly

2016 Summer Season
Jul 10 - Aug 20, 2016
4 night min stay
$500 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,995

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $428 Nightly

2016 Late Summer
Aug 21 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$425 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,795

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $272 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

2016 Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 6, 2016
3 night min stay
$575 $575
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,795

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $399 Nightly

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$395
$2,395

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $342 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Departure Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$750 REFUNDABLE security deposit. Prices quoted for payment by Cashier's Check. No transient occupancy tax (TOT) on rentals more than 30 nights. 11% TOT on rent and cleaning.

Check in at 4 pm and check out at 10 am. Linens provided except beach towels. MAX occupancy 8 persons. No weddings/parties. No pets or visiting pets.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A signed vacation rental agreement is required.


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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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Location

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Cowells Beach, Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz Lighthouse, Natural Bridges State Beach Park, Wilder Ranch, UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), Wharf, Downtown Santa Cruz, Costco, Wineries, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Mission Santa Cruz, Pogonip, Roaring Camp, Swanson Berry Picking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) back in the days when the students adopted the banana slug as the school mascot, there were no grades and Natural Bridges State Beach Park had two natural bridges over the ocean. After four years, I was ready to leave Santa Cruz for life in the big city- San Francisco! I re-discovered Santa Cruz after being gone for almost two decades and planning my 20th college reunion. The timing coincided with the birth of our child. I experienced what the area had to offer and was impressed by the changes and reassured by the familiarity. Santa Cruz is an easy getaway from our San Francisco family home. We find the drive very therapeutic with the transition from our fast paced lives to our Santa Cruz sanctuary. The 75 minute drive to Santa Cruz from San Francisco is beautiful through the evergreens on Highway 17 or by the ocean on Highway 1.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
Our search lasted almost 2 years for our perfect beach house on the Westside of Santa Cruz! We wanted a remodeled home with 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms in a nice, quiet neighborhood. A home with a great layout for entertaining and suitable for house guests was essential. As parents and children of elderly parents, being within walking distance of the beach with summer lifeguards was important to us. Plus, Natural Bridges State Beach has restrooms and showers. Natural Bridges State Beach Park offers great tide pools, stroller and bike friendly paths, park ranger programs for the kids, charcoal bbq grills and is the home to the monarch butterfly nature preserve. We love bike riding and strolling on West Cliff Drive starting from Natural Bridges pass the Lighthouse Field State Beach, gawking at the surfers at Cowell’s Beach, eating on the Wharf and goofing around at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. In the evenings, we enjoy walking to the Swift Street wineries, restaurants and New Leaf Market (a.k.a. mini Whole Foods) for dinner. The Saturday Westside farmer's market is our source for our morning coffee, breakfast tacos and local produce. We walk a 1/2 a block from our house to catch the public bus to UC Santa Cruz to participate in university sponsored events from Shakespeare Santa Cruz, foraging at the Farm and looking for banana slugs in the redwood forest. Of course, we do the typical Santa Cruz family activities at the beach and downtown. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has great retro Monday and Tuesday nights with dollar hotdogs, cotton candy, drinks and all rides. Volleyball tournaments, bands on the beach, bowling- there is always something happening down on the main beach! Downtown Santa Cruz is a must see destination with the al fresco dining, street performers and iconic Bookshop Santa Cruz. Capitola Village is a short drive with nice ocean front restaurants and night life.


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  • Across from Natural Bridges Park.  1 1/2 blocks to the beach & West Cliff Dr.

    Across from Natural Bridges Park. 1 1/2 blocks to the beach & West Cliff Dr.

  • Living room sitting area.

    Living room sitting area.

  • Kitchen:  Gas stove, oven, microwave, refridge, Bosch dishwasher & disposal.

    Kitchen: Gas stove, oven, microwave, refridge, Bosch dishwasher & disposal.

  • Light filled family room adjoining the kitchen.

    Light filled family room adjoining the kitchen.

  • Downstairs Bedroom #1:  Queen bed,  built-in desk. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

    Downstairs Bedroom #1: Queen bed, built-in desk. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

  • Outdoor living area:  Gazebo, dining area, conversation set & gas BBQ.

    Outdoor living area: Gazebo, dining area, conversation set & gas BBQ.

  • View of the back yard from the gazebo.  Due to the drought, the yard is brown

    View of the back yard from the gazebo. Due to the drought, the yard is brown

  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water.   Perfect for after a day at the beach.

    Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Perfect for after a day at the beach.

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2:  Queen bed, walk-in closet and peeks of the ocean.

    Upstairs Bedroom #2: Queen bed, walk-in closet and peeks of the ocean.

  • Bedroom #4 Master: King bed, sitting area, desk, walk-in closet & full bathroom.

    Bedroom #4 Master: King bed, sitting area, desk, walk-in closet & full bathroom.

  • 4 bed/3 bath and 2100 sq feet, built in 1996.  Clean & uncluttered beach house.

    4 bed/3 bath and 2100 sq feet, built in 1996. Clean & uncluttered beach house.

  • West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to views of the Monterey Peninsula, surfers & path

    West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to views of the Monterey Peninsula, surfers & path

  • View from upstairs of living room and dining room flooded with natural light.

    View from upstairs of living room and dining room flooded with natural light.

  • Dining room table that seats 8.  High chair, booster chair & kids table too.

    Dining room table that seats 8. High chair, booster chair & kids table too.

  • Kitchen pantry area to dining room.  Bar area and kids seating by the window.

    Kitchen pantry area to dining room. Bar area and kids seating by the window.

  • Family room to outdoor living area. Kitchen bar table & kids table.

    Family room to outdoor living area. Kitchen bar table & kids table.

  • LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 1 1/2 blocks to Natural Bridges State Beach.

    LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 1 1/2 blocks to Natural Bridges State Beach.

  • Outdoor living area with conversation set and kids furniture too.

    Outdoor living area with conversation set and kids furniture too.

  • Fenced-in side yard leading to back yard.

    Fenced-in side yard leading to back yard.

  • West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to Monterey views, surfers & multi-use path

    West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to Monterey views, surfers & multi-use path

  • Upstairs Bedroom#3:  Twin bed with pop-up trundle, closet and ocean peeks.

    Upstairs Bedroom#3: Twin bed with pop-up trundle, closet and ocean peeks.

  • Parking in garage for 1 car and organized beach supplies.

    Parking in garage for 1 car and organized beach supplies.

  • Watch the kids playing on the cul-de-sac and surfers walking to the beach.

    Watch the kids playing on the cul-de-sac and surfers walking to the beach.

  • Natural Bridges Beach is 1 1/2 blocks from the beach house.  Surf & sunsets!

    Natural Bridges Beach is 1 1/2 blocks from the beach house. Surf & sunsets!

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