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Bright and Colorful - Short Walk to the Best Beaches in Town!

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Last updated: 06/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

You will be “Walkin’ on Sunshine” anywhere you go in this delightful Santa Cruz home. The bright and colorful, newly redecorated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sleeps 7 (plus another child on the small sofa). The house is centrally located on 14th Ave. in Santa Cruz, just a short walk down the street to the 14th Avenue Beach entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach.

These are the nicest, warmest beaches in Monterey Bay, with perfect sand, great boogie boarding, and fire pits for nighttime gatherings. Near the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the famous Crow’s Nest and Aldo’s restaurants, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards or relax and watch the sailboat races on Wednesday afternoons.

The smoke-free, family friendly, house is fully furnished in seaside décor with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee and catch some rays up on the sunny second story deck. Unwind in the evening sitting on the large sofa in front of the big-screen TV and the cozy gas fireplace. Plug in your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes or connect to the web with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Sleep in comfort in the serene downstairs bedroom, decorated in peaceful décor, with a luxurious queen bed and flat screen TV. The upstairs bedroom has a full size bed, a private bathroom and access to the wraparound deck. The kids will love the third bedroom that includes bunk beds (with a trundle and small sofa that folds out into a mattress pad), another big flat screen TV, and a Wii video game system.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, gas stove, French door refrigerator and dishwasher. Plates, glasses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. There is a separate laundry room with front loading washer and dryer.

Guests will also enjoy the large, private backyard with room for the kids to run or play on the play structure with swings. You will love relaxing on the hammock under the palm trees and the large patio with the gas grill. No need to pack sand buckets, shovels, boogie boards or beach umbrella as we provide all of that for you, including a few small wetsuits. There is even a wagon to help you bring all of your stuff to the beach.

Just a 5 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes to the adorable beach town of Capitola. There are also plenty of local surf spots.

This is a great home for families in a residential neighborhood. It is not a party house.

Our location is just 45 minutes from Carmel and Monterey, 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco Airport.

This house is completely non-smoking.


Keywords: Beach, Beach House, Cute, Twin Lakes, Live Oak, Live, Oak, Santa Cruz, harbor, Yacht Harbor, boardwalk, warf to warf, blues festival, warf, ocean, waves, surfing, boogie boarding, sand, sunshine, bright, colorful, family, kids, relax, deck, bbq, hammock, capitola, near beach, seabright,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1320 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for primary renter is 25. ID may be required to book the property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Pullout Trundle under Bunk Bed...moreless

  • There is a small, kid-sized sofa that unfolds to a foam mattress in Bedroom 2...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Downstairs bathroom off of main hallway has a shower/tub. Upstairs has a stall shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • iPod/iPhone Dock, Surround Sound System, Flat Panel TVs, Netflix / Pandora available on home theater system, extra floor cushions. Nintendo Wii, Pull-Out Trundle, Kid's Convertable Sofa. Hammock, Cold-water outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys and a wagon. Simpkins Family Swim Center is less than a mile away - $6 per day....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray Home Theater System...moreless

  • Games:

    Various games and puzzles in the cabinets in the bunkbed room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Home Theater system has iPod dock and access to Pandora and other internet services....moreless

  • Television:

    55" LCD TV in the living room and 47" in the kid's room. 32' LCD TV in master bedroom....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo Wii in kid's room...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Small selection of DVD's and VHS tapes. Home Theater System has internet access to Netflix and other services....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Kitchen and Beach Towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front Loading Washer and Dryer in separate laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Crockpot, Rice maker, Electric Griddle...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of Dishes, Utensils, Bowls, Cooking Supplies, etc......moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spice drawer with various spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French Door refrigerator with Ice Maker and Filtered Water on the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large balcony off of upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio and grass area in backyard. Also small redwood deck with Bistro table outside of French Doors. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private backyard has large lawn area, play structure and a hammock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    4 burner gas grill with side burner...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards and a couple of small wetsuits are provided...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer (Peak)
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$275
$1,750
Fall 2015*
Sep 8 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,450
Off Peak*
Nov 2 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$195
$1,350
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$275
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

*3 night minimum stay required at these rates. 2-Night stays will be considered during Off-Peak at a rate of $450 for 2 nights and $500 for Spring and Fall. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.

Peak Season (Standard) Rates include weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day holiday weekends.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 06/26/2015
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Taqueria Michoacan, Star Bene, Windmill Cafe,
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Blacks Beach/Twin Lakes Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are a family of four who live just over the hill in San Jose. We love our local community and love spending time together as a family. Owning a home here has always been our dream and we feel so lucky that it is now a reality.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We love Santa Cruz and since it is so close, we have been vacationing here for years. The weather here is just amazing. This place has something for all of us. Mom loves to relax on the beach reading a book. Dad and the boys spend hours upon hours in the water boogie boarding or body surfing. We enjoy fishing and kayaking out of the harbor. And we love checking out all of the great restaurants in the area. The boys are on a quest to find the perfect bacon for breakfast and the best calamari in the land! We also love that we always seem to have friends in the area who can stop by. Having the year-round attraction of the Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby provides more fun.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As soon as we step inside this home, all of our stress is released. We have strived to make it feel comfortable, peaceful and a little whimsical. It only takes about 7 minutes to walk down to the sand.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Oh so cute! Parking for two cars in the driveway.

    Oh so cute! Parking for two cars in the driveway.

  • Plenty of room for everyone in the large, open living area

    Plenty of room for everyone in the large, open living area

  • Open living room area with gas fireplace and entertainment system.

    Open living room area with gas fireplace and entertainment system.

  • Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and the morning paper at the breakfast bar

    Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and the morning paper at the breakfast bar

  • French doors open to a small redwood deck and the spacious backyard

    French doors open to a small redwood deck and the spacious backyard

  • Bedroom 2 has bunkbeds w/ trundle, and small sofa that unfolds to a bed.

    Bedroom 2 has bunkbeds w/ trundle, and small sofa that unfolds to a bed.

  • Upstairs bedroom w/ full size bed and private bath. Opens to the wraparound deck

    Upstairs bedroom w/ full size bed and private bath. Opens to the wraparound deck

  • Small redwood deck outside the dining area with bistro table

    Small redwood deck outside the dining area with bistro table

  • Relax on the hammock while the kids enjoy the play structure!

    Relax on the hammock while the kids enjoy the play structure!

  • December sunset at 14th Avenue beach

    December sunset at 14th Avenue beach

  • About a 7-8 minute walk to the great beach right at the end of the street!

    About a 7-8 minute walk to the great beach right at the end of the street!

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • Relax in the bright, colorful living room with large sectional sofa

    Relax in the bright, colorful living room with large sectional sofa

  • Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! A great place to unwind and relax at the end of the day.

    Cozy, cozy, cozy!!! A great place to unwind and relax at the end of the day.

  • Well appointed kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances

    Well appointed kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances

  • View from french doors into the dining and living area

    View from french doors into the dining and living area

  • Bedroom 1 with a luxurious queen size bed and serene decor.

    Bedroom 1 with a luxurious queen size bed and serene decor.

  • Bedroom 2 with bunkbeds, a large flatscreen TV and Wii video game system

    Bedroom 2 with bunkbeds, a large flatscreen TV and Wii video game system

  • Private deck off of the upstairs bedroom. A great place for morning coffee!

    Private deck off of the upstairs bedroom. A great place for morning coffee!

  • Private backyard with redwood deck, gas grill and large patio and grass area

    Private backyard with redwood deck, gas grill and large patio and grass area

  • The view from the hammock in the back yard!

    The view from the hammock in the back yard!

  • A spectacular New Years day at the Yacht Harbor.

    A spectacular New Years day at the Yacht Harbor.

  • Boogie boarding doesn't get any better than this!

    Boogie boarding doesn't get any better than this!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/26/2015
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