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Hear the Ocean Waves from This Historic Victorian Cottage. Almost Beachfront!

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A starfish gate welcomes you to Sharing Gates by the Sea!

A starfish gate welcomes you to Sharing Gates by the Sea! Walk along a long stretch of Santa Maria Beach A surfer's classic idea of a place to crash between waves. Walk through the arbor to the side door Living area feels spacious with the high, original redwood ceiling. Dining table by side door Double sofa bed and antique armoire Open kitchen in living area Cozy bedroom with queen bed Don't worry; the full bath was updated within the last 100 years.   :) Sunny Cove, the other beach near the cottage At low tide, walk from Sunny Cove, past tide pools, to Santa Maria beach Mouth of Sunny Cove Beach, known for great boogie-boarding

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Santa Cruz house description

Sharing Gates by the Sea -

Walk about 60 yards, around the corner, to the warmest beaches in Santa Cruz, including Sunny Cove and Santa Maria beaches. Play in the sand, boogie board, wander a long stretch of beach, explore the tide pools, and enjoy the sunset. Walk to nearby restaurants. The cottage is located halfway between the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Capitola Village (two scenic miles each way).

The little beach house...Sharing Gates by the Sea...was once a part of the Victorian resort, the Hotel Villa del Mar, now a retreat center on 19th Avenue. Built in the 1890s, the 550 square foot cottage has personality and charm. The peaked redwood-paneled ceiling makes the living room feel spacious. The cottage sleeps four adults plus kids. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, and a full-size sofa bed in the living room. The private, sun porch room has a twin bed, and could be used as a small, second bedroom. The cozy garden surrounding the house is fully fenced.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 580 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Manageable. A guest with quadriplegia and his family once stayed 10 days....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Radio
          • CD Player
          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • Television

          Theme

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

          Car

              • Recommended

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours
              • Forests
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Please use duraflame-type logs...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            DSL...moreless

                          • Wood Stove:

                            Use only presto logs...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Local calls only...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Electric space heaters...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            There is a space in front of the house and plenty across the street. Because it is so close to the beach, permits (provided) are required on weekends, April to September....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Open kitchen / living area. Vaulted, old redwood paneled ceiling. Full sofa bed. ...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen:

                            Refrigerator and gas stove with oven. Open to living area....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio
                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Deck / Patio

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect little vacation!

                            Perfect little vacation!

                            • Guest Ashley P.
                            • Date of stay 12/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                            My husband & I & our 2 kids had a great stay here. We were pleasantly surprised how clean & cozy it was & how close we were to the beach. We plan to make this our new vacation tradition spot!!

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                          • Wonderful property!

                            Wonderful property!

                            • Guest Andrea F.
                            • Date of stay 11/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/12/13
                            This home was wonderful! It was clean and had everything we needed, including extra towels and linens. It was close to everything. We had 2 adults and 2 children who slept very comfortably on the bed in the entry room and the couch. The nearby beaches were beautiful and not crowded. We can't wait to come back!!

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                          • Beautiful little house! PERFECT location.

                            Beautiful little house! PERFECT location.

                            • Guest Danale M.
                            • Date of stay 09/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                            Would recommend for a couple or small family. All four of us fit perfect! We were able to walk to two different beaches. Cant wait to take my family back!

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                          • Adorable cottage by the sea

                            Adorable cottage by the sea

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 09/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                            The cottage was cute and comfortable. You can't beat the location! It's just a short walk around the corner and you're right on the beach. We went down early one morning and watched tons of dolphins! The cottage was clean and cozy. Plenty of linens and everything you need to cook in the kitchen. We had a wonderful stay.

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                          • Santa Cruz Cottage

                            Santa Cruz Cottage

                            • Guest Fran N.
                            • Date of stay 07/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/28/13
                            We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was clean, easy to use. You can hear the ocean and the beach is within walking distance. we would rent the place again. To the owner: We were concerned about the gas smell - might their be a leak? and the bathtub faucet was difficult to turn off - a water leak that probably requires some attention.

                            Owner response: Thanks, Fran... I am glad that you will be back again! I really appreciate that you mentioned the two issues so that I can take care of them as soon as posiible. I was unaware of the smell and the tub faucet is scheduled to be fixed. Hope to hear from you soon! Jeanne @ Sharing Gates by the Sea

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Best vacation ever!!

                            Best vacation ever!!

                            • Guest Becky D.
                            • Date of stay 07/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/19/13
                            The cottage is beautiful and has all the comforts of home. We wont be staying at any hotels anymore, We were planning a trip to Hawaii next years vacation but have decided we dont have to fly for 6 hours when we can drive for 2 hours and be in paradise. We will be coming back to this cottage by the sea. We loved that you could be walking on the sand in a five min walk. Staying here we enjoyed going to the Boardwalk, we drove to Monteray and went to the Aquarium and also visited Californias Great America. There is alot to do in the area but nothing beats hanging out on the sands of Santa Cruz Sunny Cove Beach.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Couldn't have found better!

                            Couldn't have found better!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                            Fabulous cottage!! Decor, space, charm, supplies... Even great water pressure!! For a true Santa Cruz experience, this home is a must! You can hear crashing waves through the night. My children loved sleeping on the hide-a-bed :) The outdoor porch smelt beautiful with all of the blooms. The older windows were perfect for cooling the house off in the day and taking in the fresh air, while opened. Our neighbors were nice and quiet. Parking was directly available in front of the house. I had even forgotten to bring an iron but dont worry... There is one here!! All of your dishes are here. Bedding was crisp and smelt of fresh laundry. The bed was very comfortable (and for you picky pillow-sleepers, there are fluffy AND flat pillows)... Who knew you had a choice?! It fit the 4 of us, perfectly. We will absolutely be frequent renters of Sharing Gates By The Sea. On our way home, we were already planning our next stay and what groceries to bring!! The owner was so easy to communicate with and very pleasant in her emails. You will love this cottage.

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                          • Loved the place!! So closed to the beach!!

                            Loved the place!! So closed to the beach!!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 06/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            Loved the place!! When you walk in to the house you can smell the honey suckel!! and Jasmine loved it everyday!! Could use a little paint touch up and wash outside exterior. The front of the house i just love!!!! We celebrated our 25th annv, and would stay there again!!! Thanks again Mary Farnsworth

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                          • Very nice place !

                            Very nice place !

                            • Guest WCR (Austin, Tx, USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/17/13
                            We enjoyed our first stay at the " sharing gates" cottage. It wont be our last. After staying in Santa Cruz at different locations over the last 6 years, from homes to motels, we have finally found a place that is quiet, clean, and convenient to our grandchildren. My wife commented several times how comfortable the cottage felt. I loved the quiet, and the great shower, with supper water pressure. Nothing fancy, just very pleasant. This place is perfect for 2, but easily workable for 4 . I wouldn't have more than that, simply because there is only one bathroom.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Cute cottage walking distance to the ocean

                            Cute cottage walking distance to the ocean

                            • Guest dawn l.
                            • Date of stay 05/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/16/13
                            We had a lovely time staying at Sharing Gates. It would be the perfect honeymoon cottage I think. Our toddler loved the starfish on the fence, and it was nice to walk down to the ocean with him, although I recommend not using the closest beach entrance, which was rather steep and walking an extra block to a safer entrance. The location had a nice 'away from the beaten path' feel to it, tucked into a quiet neighborhood, but just a few minutes drive to downtown SC, and we appreciated that we could walk to dinner and to a coffeeshop.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low season
                          Feb 1 - May 21, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $160
                          $875
                          High season and holidays
                          May 22 - Sep 2, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $198
                          $1,050

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $80 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Tax Rate 11%

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                          Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                          • A starfish gate welcomes you to Sharing Gates by the Sea!

                            A starfish gate welcomes you to Sharing Gates by the Sea!

                          • A surfer's classic idea of a place to crash between waves.

                            A surfer's classic idea of a place to crash between waves.

                          • Living area feels spacious with the high, original redwood ceiling.

                            Living area feels spacious with the high, original redwood ceiling.

                          • Double sofa bed and antique armoire

                            Double sofa bed and antique armoire

                          • Cozy bedroom with queen bed

                            Cozy bedroom with queen bed

                          • Sunny Cove, the other beach near the cottage

                            Sunny Cove, the other beach near the cottage

                          • Mouth of Sunny Cove Beach, known for great boogie-boarding

                            Mouth of Sunny Cove Beach, known for great boogie-boarding

                          • Walk along a long stretch of Santa Maria Beach

                            Walk along a long stretch of Santa Maria Beach

                          • Walk through the arbor to the side door

                            Walk through the arbor to the side door

                          • Dining table by side door

                            Dining table by side door

                          • Open kitchen in living area

                            Open kitchen in living area

                          • Don't worry; the full bath was updated within the last 100 years.   :)

                            Don't worry; the full bath was updated within the last 100 years. :)

                          • At low tide, walk from Sunny Cove, past tide pools, to Santa Maria beach

                            At low tide, walk from Sunny Cove, past tide pools, to Santa Maria beach

                          $160 - $198 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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