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Peaceful and Spacious Beach House

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Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!


Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

This spacious, contemporary-style home with seaside colors is just 150 steps from Twin Lakes Bonfire Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and marina. Guests LOVE our house!

With 1600 Square Feet, this No Smoking, Two-Story Home includes:
* WiFi
* welcome gift of a bottle of wine
* ocean views from kitchen, living room and both balconies
*Listen to the ocean waves hitting the beach at night
* fully equipped kitchen
* two beautifully decorated bedrooms with Queen Beds and bonus room with twin beds and futon-see below:

*1st bedroom - Master bedroom with queen size bed is upstairs with large shower and double sinks
*second master bedroom with queen size bed is downstairs with
full bathroom (shower over tub)
*'3rd bedroom - 'Den' is downstairs and has twin beds and double size futon
*Full bathroom with shower over tub is in hallway outside of 'Den'
* Guest bathroom is upstairs near living room
* dining area - table seats 8 comfortably
*Counter has 4 stools for additional dining room seating
* living room with fireplace
* 32' flat screen HDTV with video game inputs
* two balconies with ocean views (tables and chairs included)
*BBQ on deck upstairs while watching ocean waves
*Backyard has large wood deck with chaise lounges
*Outdoor shower with warm water
**Seaside color painted walls and coastal decor make it so peaceful and relaxing!

The home is walking distance to Twin Lakes Beach, the popular Crow's Nest Restaurant, a coffee shop to watch a fast game of volley ball in the sand, the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.and marina and a small grocery store. Also, it is conveniently located close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Downtown Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods, and the quaint beach town of Capitola. A shopping mall is close by.
A must is the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and lovely town of Carmel 45 minutes drive. The famous Pebble Beach golf course is 45 minutes drive also.

In 35 minutes driving time you are in San Jose to see the Winchester Mystery House, big Westfield shopping mall, Great America amusement park, and the San Jose airport. San Francisco airport is 1 1/2 hour distance.

This comfortable home is perfect for families, couples, singles , retreats or seminars. A Personal Chef is available for special events (additional charge required).

Keywords: contemporary style and fun beach house with ocean views, bonfire beach 150 steps away, yacht harbor and marina walking distance, great for families, couples, seminars or retreats

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            two story carpeted home - watch babies on stairs...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age of renter-25 years old, please!...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            In consideration of allergy-prone renters...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Large upstairs bedroom with full bathroom, nicely decorated ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Downstairs bdrm with full bath, sliding glass door to patio...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            this is a double size futon...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Located in the living room, comfortable mattress...moreless

          • All beds have comfortable mattresses and extra pillows. Comforters are cozy and have beach or pastel color themes. Linens are of good quality. Open windows provide ocean sounds for a peaceful sleep. Rooms are decorated in pastel colors making them bright and cheerful. There is plenty of closet and drawer space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            coastal tiles, single sink, large mirror, in bdrm #2...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            coastal tiles in shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            lg. half bath with lovely mirror, loc. near living area...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Double sinks, coastal tiles, large shower and showerhead ...moreless

          • Full bathrooms have coastal tiles in shower, very large shower and showerhead in 1st bathroom, lovely mirrors in all bathrooms, plenty of counter and drawer space, all clean and shiny!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            pots, pans, bowls, platters, cooking knives, all cooking utensils, baking equipment, fondue pot, waffle iron, blender, ice cream maker, tea and coffee pots, baking equipment, cookbooks...moreless

          • Dining:

            stainless steel dining table, counter space with bar stools seats 4 next to dining table....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            open kitchen with ocean/lake views, fully equipped. Lots of extras for you! ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            some condiments, paper products provided, spices...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            great caterer - just ask!...moreless

          • Stove:

            gas stove and oven...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Garage:

            small garage with beach chairs, etc.- 2 parking places in driveway plus off street parking permits (2) provided...moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            Furnished in pastel colors (very comfortable sofa) plus chairs, puzzle table, bookcase...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            all linens provided, just bring your own beach towels (will provide if needed)...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Two parking permits provided...moreless

          • Parking:

            space for two cars...moreless

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Games, puzzles, Toys, Beach Toys, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, beach wagon, bonfire beach to make smores, peaceful colors throughout the house and a comfortable place to return after a fun day of beach activities all so near! This is a house suited for both young and old. Dont' forget the Welcome Gift to you of a bottle of wine!...moreless


              • Games:

                puzzles, games for all ages...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Video Game Console
              • Television
              • Books
              • Toys


              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas BBQ on deck outside kitchen door. Watch the waves while you BBQ dinner...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Two chaise lounges and plenty of seating on wood deck in back yard...moreless

              • Balcony:

                (2) Both balconies have ocean views with seating and tables...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                beach toys, kites, boogie boards...moreless


              • Budget
              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                Schwan Lake view from kitchen window -has many varieties of birds to watch...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                From the balconies and inside the home, especially the kitchen window....moreless

              • Beach View:

                great beach view from kitchen and living room windows and on decks...moreless

              • Village


              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hiking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Library
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Boating
              • Surfing
              • Rafting


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              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 1 - Sep 8, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $390 $400
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $2,100 $3,000
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • cleaning fee $125
              • Tax Rate 11%


              All weekend rentals during the summer season (5/1 to 9/8) will be $400.00 per night. This does not apply if it is a week long rental.

              Damage protection/security deposit with signed confirmation form is due one week after e-mail or verbal commitment.

              Final payment is due one month prior to occcupancy.

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              Last updated: 07/11/2014
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              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              san jose
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              hwy 17
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              pasatiempo golf course

              Car: Recommended

              We are situated 150 steps to Bonfire Beach for a Smores treat and wonderful waves to boogie board. You must visit the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with the great wooden roller coaster and many rides which is 10 blocks walking distance. A climbing wall facility is close by, Free Water Taxi at the harbor during the summer, whale and sunset cruises, harbor and marina 3 blks away where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, etc. The famous Crows Nest Restaurant with live entertainment and great food is also at the harbor. Kids love to climb the jetty rocks. The walk to the lighthouse is just past the famous Aldo's for breakfast, all walking distance from the beach house.

              Monterey Bay Aquarium is 45 minutes away, as well as quaint towns of Carmel and Capitola with Shadowbrook Restaurant. Pebble Beach Golf Course is 45 minutes away

              We include a bottle of wine as our welcome gift!


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About: We are a retired couple who live in Santa Clara Valley. We enjoy our 15 grandchildren as often as possible, but keep busy with many activities including traveling, baking too much, and church ministries. We are enjoying life!

              Why Santa Cruz:
              We used to rent in Santa Cruz to be close to the ocean, but had an opportunity to purchase this home. It is a perfect location for families, friends, seminars, girl's weekends to 'hang out'. It's close to grocery shopping, mall shopping and Gayle's Bakery in Capitola.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our favorite thing to do when we come to our beach home is nothing. We go to the Crows Nest and coffee cafe to listen to the ukelele group on Saturdays and get plenty of rest on the purple sofa! Putting puzzles together, walking the beach and playing games is a favorite. The yacht harbor provides lots of entertainment: volleyball tournaments, watching boats, paddles surfers, kayakers coming in and out - always something new to see. The home itself has peaceful pastel colors, plenty of room for entertaining, great for napping or 'hanging out' with family and friends. Everyone who stays here leaves a note that they 'love' this house!

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              • Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!

                Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!

              • Living Room View of Dining Room/Kitchen  (Great Room)

                Living Room View of Dining Room/Kitchen (Great Room)

              • View From Front Balcony/kitchen

                View From Front Balcony/kitchen

              • Living Room Fireplace

                Living Room Fireplace

              • Master Bathroom

                Master Bathroom

              • Bonus Room

                Bonus Room

              • Backyard


              • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1/2 mile away

                Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1/2 mile away

              • Living Room and Dining Area

                Living Room and Dining Area

              • Kitchen


              • Living Room and front balcony

                Living Room and front balcony

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

                Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

              • Guest 1/2 Bathroom

                Guest 1/2 Bathroom

              • Twin Lakes bonfire beach-150 steps from beach house

                Twin Lakes bonfire beach-150 steps from beach house

              VRBO #36945

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              This listing was first published here in 2004.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

              $350 - $400 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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