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Westside 3 BR + Loft Overlooks Natural Bridges Beach. Great for Families!

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See and hear the ocean while relaxing on the deck.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Santa Cruz house description

Spend some time at our beautiful beach house overlooking Natural Bridges State Park. Hear the surf and see the ocean through the trees from the living room and the expansive deck. Drift into sleep listening to the waves from your bedroom. Walk down the block to the beach, build a sand castle, and play in the waves. Stroll down West Cliff and watch the surf crash against the cliffs. The house is also a short walk to Swift Street Courtyard, home to Kelly’s French Bakery, the Cellar Door Café, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, and multiple wine tasting rooms, including Bonny Doone, Copious Winery, and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. This newly remodeled beach house comes complete with flat panel TV's in the living room and separate kids' zone, Cable, DVD, and wireless Internet.

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a sleeping loft. The upstairs living room has ample seating for enjoying the view, cozying up to the wood stove, or watching the flat screen TV. The spacious master bedroom is also upstairs, and overlooks the park. Two bedrooms and the 2nd bath are downstairs. The front downstairs bedroom is bright and sunny, with a queen bed. The downstairs back bedroom is very large (25x12). It has a queen bed, and a sitting area with another flat screen TV and a futon couch which folds out to a full size bed. The room also has a loft with two twin beds. It’s a perfect spot for a kids’ hang-out.

The house was completely renovated during the spring of 2011. The kitchen and both baths were stripped to the studs and remodeled, with all new appliances. All doors, carpets, and floors were replaced and everything has been newly painted. The furnishings are also new, and the kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pans, utensils and serving pieces. We have a gas grill on the deck, and seating for 8. We added a patio in the back yard in 2012 with a fire pit that's perfect for roasting marsh mellows. The house is also equipped with wireless.

We have lots of toys as well: 3 adult size cruiser bikes in the garage, two boogie boards, and 6 beach chairs, all for your use. Rental also includes bath towels, sheets, and beach towels (8). The kids will love making s’mores in the fire pit in the back yard. The boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz are three miles away, an easy bike ride along West Cliff. The house is a perfect location for exploring Santa Cruz, Capitola and Aptos. Other great day-trips include the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the shops of Carmel. Come, relax and enjoy!


Keywords: House, Ocean View, Deck with Great View, Westside, sleeps 8, walk to beach, across street from Natural Bridges State Park, near Swift Street Courtyard, 3 miles to Boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Games:

                We have a Wii with assorted games that are great for the kids. ...moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Pots, pans, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, rice cooker, serving pieces, cutting boards, and knives that are actually sharp! There's plenty of plates, utensils, drinking glasses and wine glasses....moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Includes an automatic ice maker....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        We have a big round table that seats 8 comfortably....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                          • Visa
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter 2014
                          Sep 1 - May 21, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $350 $400
                          Fri, Sat
                          $2,200
                          Memorial Day weekend
                          May 22 - May 24, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $500
                          Summer 2015
                          May 25 - Sep 3, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $450 $500
                          Fri, Sat
                          $2,800
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                          • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          Holiday rates of $500 nightly will apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years, Memorial Day Weekend, UCSC Graduation, July 4th weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Rates are subject to change until confirmed at booking.


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                          Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          San Jose International (SJC)
                          0.7 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 1
                          Santa Cruz
                          Nearest Beach
                          Natural Bridges State Park

                          Car: Recommended

                          Wine tasting

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: Bruce is one of the few 2nd generation San Jose'ans you'll meet. He grew up in Willow Glen and went to Bellarmine and UC Santa Barbara. He works in the defense industry as a business analyst. Michaela grew up in Philadelphia and moved here to work for HP as a software engineer. Much of our courtship involved long walks along the beaches of the Monterey Bay. It worked, because we have been married since 1989. Our two children keep us busy, but we still love to hike, bike and swim together when we have time. The Westside is a perfect location for us!

                          Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                          We have dreamed of having a house on the beach in Santa Cruz since we met in 1985. We love strolling along West Cliff, hiking up to the University, biking up and down the coast, and swimming at Cowell's Beach. When we found a house where we could see and hear the ocean, we were hooked. We hope eventually to retire here.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Stroll down the street to West Cliff and Natural Bridges State Beach. Watch the butterflies when they return in the winter. Take advantage of the many restaurants along Mission Avenue, in downtown, or on the wharf. If you're in the mood to stay home and cook, both New Leaf and Safeway grocery stores are minutes away. You can dine on the deck overlooking the park and the ocean, and roast marsh mellows as night falls in the fire pit in the back yard. In the morning walk up to Kelly's Bakery for a scone and a latte. Take the cruiser bikes along West Cliff, or the wharf. Cruise the boardwalk and ride the Big Dipper. Take the boogie board down to the beach and ride the waves! Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer.


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                          • See and hear the ocean while relaxing on the deck.

                            See and hear the ocean while relaxing on the deck.

                          • Lounge on our comfy couches and enjoy the view of the ocean.

                            Lounge on our comfy couches and enjoy the view of the ocean.

                          • Light and airy master bedroom.  Fall asleep to the sound of the surf.

                            Light and airy master bedroom. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf.

                          • Bright and sunny front bedroom with queen bed.

                            Bright and sunny front bedroom with queen bed.

                          • Back bedroom sitting area.  Kick back and watch TV.  Futon unfolds to full bed.

                            Back bedroom sitting area. Kick back and watch TV. Futon unfolds to full bed.

                          • Newly renovated downstairs bathroom with roomy shower

                            Newly renovated downstairs bathroom with roomy shower

                          • Secret Garden Backyard

                            Secret Garden Backyard

                          • Natural Bridges State Park Beach, down the street from our house.

                            Natural Bridges State Park Beach, down the street from our house.

                          • Redwood tree at nearby Henry Cowell State Park

                            Redwood tree at nearby Henry Cowell State Park

                          • Front yard with lush landscaping

                            Front yard with lush landscaping

                          • Enjoy the new kitchen and appliances, fully stocked

                            Enjoy the new kitchen and appliances, fully stocked

                          • Plenty of offstreet parking

                            Plenty of offstreet parking

                          • Spacious back bedroom's sleeping area.

                            Spacious back bedroom's sleeping area.

                          • The loft above the back bedroom, a natural kid hang-out.  Now has 2 twin beds.

                            The loft above the back bedroom, a natural kid hang-out. Now has 2 twin beds.

                          • Master Bath painted in soothing colors

                            Master Bath painted in soothing colors

                          • Patio extends to a cozy gathering area with a fire pit - perfect for Smores!

                            Patio extends to a cozy gathering area with a fire pit - perfect for Smores!

                          • Strolling along West Cliff Drive is a great way to start the day

                            Strolling along West Cliff Drive is a great way to start the day

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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