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Romantic Retreat, a Block and a Half from the Beach.

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the beach is a block and a half away!

the beach is a block and a half away! Take a soak in the bubbling cedar wood hot tub Enjoy the burbling fountain in the front. Relax in the Panamanian hammock under the pepper tree, listening to wind chimes Get cozy after a hard day at the beach on the queen sized loft bed Listen to the birds, get some sunshine and air from your bed with loft skylights The light filled fully equipped kitchen has lovely Spanish tile floors Relax on the 100 year-old rocking chair This custom designed deck space has speakers to plug your laptop into, free wifi The artistic metal kitchen table transfers heat in the morning from the heater There is an indoor and outdoor shower, and a lovely copper sink great love and care went into the aesthetic beauty of this little beach cottage

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz bungalow description

Romantic Retreat: This fantastically located, atmospheric guest house was custom designed by the owner. This intimate home is ideal for two and perhaps a well behaved canine! Take a hop and a skip down the street to the cliffs of Pleasure Point, where you can view the surfers down below while you walk . After your stroll, you can rinse off in the outdoor shower before you soak in the bubbling cedarwood hot tub. Enjoy the privacy, the curling leaves of the pepper tree, and the lovely music of the wind chimes. Swing in a hammock as you cool off. There is a small hot tub deck and a larger side deck ideal for lunch in the sunshine.

The bungalow boasts Spanish tile floors, a romantic sleeping loft with sky lights, a custom built desk and bookshelf, atmospheric lighting on dimmers, many books of poetry and about spirituality. The feeling of the house is peaceful and the neighborhood quiet. We have several DVDs, many of them romantic comedies.

You can walk to nearby 41st Ave. to great cafes and restaurants, or walk or drive to picturesque Capitola Village for unique stores and boutiques.

The house and location are great for people wanting a peaceful atmosphere. Great feeling house for reading, meditating, writing and contemplation. The deck has sun all year round when it is sunny out. It is wonderful to walk out the door and be able to walk along the beach during minus tide times, or to walk a little further to beaches nearby. It is an easy walk to picturesque Capitola Village for those who like to walk, and Santa Cruz has great hiking trails as well as awesome beaches.

Keywords: Romantic Retreat, cottage for two, pets considered, beach house, private, hot tub, hammock, fenced in back yard, pet friendly, gardens, fountain, free internet, sleeping loft, skylights, outdoor shower,
private parking, furnished, indoor shower, ambient, artistic, well lit, atmospheric lighting, private sunny deck,

Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Pantry Items

              Amenities

              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Covered Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Our house is 350 square feet, with an upstairs sleeping loft. It is very romantic and cozy, suitable for a romantic retreat for two or a place to meditate, read, write and have quiet time....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    We have several DVD's you might enjoy, especially if you like romantic comedies!!...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library
                  • Books
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    We also provide free international calling...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Activities

                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Sailing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hiking
                      • Surfing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • surf cottage dream at pleasure point

                        surf cottage dream at pleasure point

                        • Guest sam b.
                        • Date of stay 11/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/03/13
                        i stayed with my girlfriend for 4 nights. the cottage is located two blocks from pleasure point! all i had to do was put on my wetsuit and walk down to the point and i was in surfer's heaven. after surfing i enjoyed the outdoor shower and then a soak in the cozy hot tub! we slept comfortably in the queen size bed in the loft and enjoyed watching netflix on the tv in the loft. the front and back patios made the small living quarters seem bigger. the small kitchen had everything i needed to make a nice meal. the indoor bathroom was spacious and clean. the owners are dog friendly which made our vacation totally awesome, cause we brought our dogs! be aware, it's a small, cozy space with a cool, authentic, beach-bungalow cottage vibe two blocks from one of the greatest strips of surf in california. if you are looking for turn down service at a resort then this might not be the place for you. if you are looking for a cozy, quaint place rest your head after a long surf or day at the beach, then look no further. my girlfriend wanted to buy a place in the neighborhood after we had been there for 1 night. i would totally rent this place again.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Hi Sam, So glad you and Lisa had such a good time! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You have reminded me of all the reasons we love our sweet little home! Sita

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                      • Relaxing Retreat

                        Relaxing Retreat

                        • Guest KC627 (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 09/13/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                        My husband and I stayed for a weekend with our two dogs for a relaxing weekend. We had a wonderful time! We checked out Cafe Cruz and Verve at the recommendation of the owners and loved both places. Being a block from the beach was a definite plus, it was so nice to take a short walk with the dogs down there in the mornings to watch the surfers. My husband was able to get a few hours of studying in each morning and then we enjoyed the beaches during afternoon. We saw two dolphins one day! Also had a night beach bonfire, perfect way to end a day. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.

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                      • Quant, charming, and romantic

                        Quant, charming, and romantic

                        • Guest Ian Y.
                        • Date of stay 08/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/13
                        The location is great! The property is well firnished. The owners were very helpful with organizing our stay. It is important to remember that the property is only 300 sq ft!!! This is an excellent stay as long as you have the right expectations... things are cramped if your not aiming for a romantic getaway. My only complaint is the "bedroom". It would have been nice to have a proper picture of how low the ceiling is from the bed (about 4ft. Overall, great place!!!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Hi Ian, Glad you had a great stay and enjoyed our romantic retreat getaway. Thanks for the heads up about letting people know about the loft: romantic rather than roomy. Sita

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                      • Our romantic retreat....with kids... :)

                        Our romantic retreat....with kids... :)

                        • Guest Danny Roots (Fair Oaks)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/17/13
                        We had an absolutely perfect vacation, thank you so much for everything! The rental couldn't have worked much better for us. The cottage was very comfy and had such a pleasantly calming feel. The location was perfect for us and the convenience of having a kitchen and washer/dryer was great with the kids. Anja, our five year old, looked forward to bedtime so she could hang out in the loft which gave Stacy and I time alone to enjoy the hot tub while remaining an earshot away. This was awesome for our small family.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Dan, I am really glad you had such a good time. I love the hot tub, too! And I love that your daughter loved the loft! Best, Sita

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                      • Charming, TIny, loft...

                        Charming, TIny, loft...

                        • Guest Lani (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 08/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                        I think we underestimated 300 sq ft. Pictures don't capture it's full essence. This quaint, intimate space was very close to pleasure point, one of our favorite places in Santa Cruz. Because of the proximaty we gave it a couple stars, but had to deduct some for the very small size, another for the unclean sheets and towels, and yet another for the musty smell. I found sand and raisins in the loft bed. I believe the owners have a live in dog, because I kept finding hair balls around the apartment. Fortunately, there was a washing machine so we washed all the sheets, pillow cases, and towels as soon as we got there! Even the spare sheets were smelly. I would recommend bringing your own pillows and blankets and towels. The hot tub though was really nice after a day at the beach. I think this is a little overpriced for size, but really really great location to pleasure point and the hook. Overall, we had a nice anniversary!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: I am really sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. I wish you had contacted us right away so that we could have taken care of your concerns. I am glad you still had a nice anniversary and enjoyed soaking in the hot tub. Best, Sita

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                      • A lovely weekend away

                        A lovely weekend away

                        • Guest Adrianna (Roseville, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                        I couldn't have picked a better place to stay while on vacation in Santa Cruz. The Romantic Retreat was cozy and charming and close to the beach and many shops and restaurants. We loved the comfy loft bed and watched a lot of our favorite shows in the evening courtesy of the available Netflix. The restaurants Sita recommended were all delicious and we LOVED Suda. Geisha House in Capitola Village was also very good, but the service was rather slow. The hot tub was wonderful and was a nice way to warm up each night. Overall, it was just what we needed: a nice, relaxing weekend to get away from it all. This place is highly recommended and we'd love to come back in the future!

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.

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                      • Serendipitous find.......

                        Serendipitous find.......

                        • Guest Melinda (Paradise, CA)
                        • Date of stay 07/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/08/13
                        My husband and I found this peaceful vacation rental when we were looking for a place to stay while meeting an Australian Shepherd that was up for adoption in the Santa Cruz area. Incredibly, the dog (and his owners) ended up living within three blocks........and we were just a block and a half from the ocean! The most amazing part was that the owners of this rental have two adopted Australian Shepherds themselves. I took this as a most positive sign........and I was right. We ended up having a wonderful time, in a peaceful location, enjoying the beach, absorbing the wonderful spirit of this home (and it's owners), while meeting our most special, and new, family member. If you want to come to the Pleasure Point area, be close to the beach, and have a tranquil, peaceful place to stay..........this is for you. Such a quiet neighborhood and private little abode.........complete with redwood hot tub. For us it was an incredible, truly serendipitous, experience. Thank you Sita, for the wonderful conversation (when reserving our stay), and for the energy that you two have infused into your home.........we enjoyed it.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                      • Romantic Retreat

                        Romantic Retreat

                        • Guest Karla L.
                        • Date of stay 06/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                        We had such a great time staying at your little retreat. It was the prefect little get away for the two of us and also for our dogs. We enjoyed every moment. From the short walk down the street to the beach, the unwinding in the hot tub right down to the comfy loft bed.The pitch had everything we needed and we also enjoy the convenience of the outdoor shower to wash off when we got home from the beach. Also the restaurant that you suggested is now one of our favorites and is nice to be able to walk to. We had a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing your little hideaway with us.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Great spot

                        Great spot

                        • Guest Josh (Reno)
                        • Date of stay 07/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                        This place is cozy and great. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops. Perfect for a couple and a dog.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: Thanks, Josh! I'm really glad you liked the Romantic Retreat and had a good time!!

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                      • A little hidden treasure at Pleasure Point

                        A little hidden treasure at Pleasure Point

                        • Guest Karla L.
                        • Date of stay 06/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                        We had a wonderful relaxing time at your little retreat. We had everything we needed and the kitchen was great.It was just what we needed. We loved relaxing in the hot tub. We also loved how close we were to everything and it was just a few houses from the beach. Our dogs loved getting to play in the waves everyday.And the outdoor shower was nice to be able to clean up after our adventures. We even stopped by the Surf school and rented wet suits and tried paddle boarding. It was great. And the restaurant you referred us to is a place we will definitely tell our friends about. We look forward to coming back as soon as we can make time. Thanks so much.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: I am so glad you had such a good time!! And it was great to meet you. We are often traveling ourselves and don't get to meet the wonderful folks who stay at our house. Paddle boarding, huh? You are brave souls!!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay
                      $230 $280
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,750 $4,350

                      Changeover Day: Friday

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning $90
                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Prices do not include a cleaning fee of $90


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1996

                      About the owner: My husband and I are retired psychotherapists and I am a yoga teacher. We built our guest house for us and our doggies to live in when we aren't traveling in our van. We love nature, hiking and our doggies. We are also interested in spirituality and meditation. Our home is very conducive to meditation. Our gardens are beautiful, and we love our cedar hot tub and our deck that gets sun all day long. Our little loft is cozy and romantic and we can hear the ocean. We also love that we can walk to the beach, and to restaurants and cafes.

                      Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                      We love Santa Cruz, the ocean and beaches, the small town feel and the friendliness! We also love the health oriented restaurants, the accessibility of great hiking and yoga classes.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                      15 Minute drive to Downtown Santa Cruz, 10 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A fifteen minute drive to Nicene Marks State Park for wonderful hiking.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • the beach is a block and a half away!

                        the beach is a block and a half away!

                      • Enjoy the burbling fountain in the front.

                        Enjoy the burbling fountain in the front.

                      • Get cozy after a hard day at the beach on the queen sized loft bed

                        Get cozy after a hard day at the beach on the queen sized loft bed

                      • The light filled fully equipped kitchen has lovely Spanish tile floors

                        The light filled fully equipped kitchen has lovely Spanish tile floors

                      • This custom designed deck space has speakers to plug your laptop into, free wifi

                        This custom designed deck space has speakers to plug your laptop into, free wifi

                      • There is an indoor and outdoor shower, and a lovely copper sink

                        There is an indoor and outdoor shower, and a lovely copper sink

                      • Take a soak in the bubbling cedar wood hot tub

                        Take a soak in the bubbling cedar wood hot tub

                      • Relax in the Panamanian hammock under the pepper tree, listening to wind chimes

                        Relax in the Panamanian hammock under the pepper tree, listening to wind chimes

                      • Listen to the birds, get some sunshine and air from your bed with loft skylights

                        Listen to the birds, get some sunshine and air from your bed with loft skylights

                      • Relax on the 100 year-old rocking chair

                        Relax on the 100 year-old rocking chair

                      • The artistic metal kitchen table transfers heat in the morning from the heater

                        The artistic metal kitchen table transfers heat in the morning from the heater

                      • great love and care went into the aesthetic beauty of this little beach cottage

                        great love and care went into the aesthetic beauty of this little beach cottage

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

                      $230 - $280 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 04/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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