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Downtown Cottage - Walk Everywhere!

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Kitchen is efficient, clean and comfortable.


Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz studio description

Come stay in our west-side cottage - the perfect place to experience Santa Cruz like a local. We are one mile from the beach and boardwalk and ten blocks from downtown. Everything in Santa Cruz is easy to access from this charming, updated spot.

The Space
This light filled one room studio is cozy, private and comfortable. Located behind a gate on a quiet street, your space comes with a porch and patio furniture, perfect for morning coffee and bird watching. The complete kitchen has all the amenities you need. There is a comfortable new couch, and the plush queen bed comes with new bedding and super soft 500 thread count sheets. The bath has a stall shower and plenty of new, fluffy towels.

The neighborhood
The walkability of our spot makes it essential Santa Cruz. We are one mile from the beach and boardwalk and a quarter mile from downtown. The beach is a short 5 minute bike ride or 20 minute walk.

Even closer to home, walk a few blocks to Emily’s Bakery, Sabieng Thai, or Taqueria Vallarta. We are also only a few blocks from an organic grocery and health store.

Our neighborhood is filled with some of the oldest Victorian’s in the City; including ours. This property was established in 1888. However, the cottage was built in 2006.

Getting Around
You do not need a car to experience Santa Cruz from our house. Everything you want to see in Santa Cruz is a walk or bike ride away - including downtown, the beach, the boardwalk, West Cliff, tacos, an organic grocery store and a plethora of coffee shops. The City bus station is a short ten minute walk.

Guest Access
Guests are entitled to one parking spot in our driveway. Guests are welcome to use our backyard, grill and furniture.

Interaction with Hosts
We live on the property but will not interfere with your stay. Your apartment is completely detached from our main house and has a separate entrance. We will respect your privacy, but of course, are always welcome for questions.

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Queen bed with Serta Firm mattress. High thread count linens provided, as well as 4 pillows, a high thread count duvet, and a light down comforter. Extra blankets provided. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom has a stand up shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Studio comes with dining table, three chairs, napkins and placemats. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen stocked with dishes and cooking essentials....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Living Room:

            Rowe couch faces dining table and HD TV....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Fluffy, new towels and washcloths. ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating


          • Television:

            HD TV swivels to entire studio. ...moreless



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

              Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Peaks of the ocean are visible from our property....moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Festivals
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Deepsea Fishing


                  Write a review 4.3
                  from 3 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 7 - Dec 29, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $700 $2,400
                  Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Jan 2 - Mar 1, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  1 night min stay
                  $125 $145
                  Fri, Sat
                  $800 $2,400

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $45
                  • Taxes Included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose Airport
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Diridon Station
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 1
                  1.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Santa Cruz Boardwalk Beach
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
                  280 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Pasatiempo Golf Course
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Emily's Good things to Eat

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  The Guest Cottage shares a good size backyard with the main house and guests are welcome to use it. We have a tennis court across the street. We are in an ideal location to explore Santa Cruz by walking or biking. From our house you can take these routes:

                  Walk to downtown in 10 min through the Historic District and see the oldest homes in Santa Cruz

                  Walk to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in 25 min through the Neary Wildlife Lagoon and get clam chowder or ride the roller coasters.

                  Walk the 60 min round trip West Cliff loop with beautiful views of the Ocean and Beaches.

                  Walk to Natural Bridges State Park in 25 min and see the Monarch butterfly nesting area where tens of thousands of butterflies congregate.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2013

                  About the owner: We have been married for 3 years and have a beautiful 18 month old daughter who is the love of our life. We have lived in Santa Cruz for 5 years and would never consider moving anywhere else!

                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                  We fell in love with this property because of the historic charm of the main house and the central location to all of our favorite Santa Cruz activities.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                  We live on a street that only serves the High School, which means that it is very quiet here when school is not in session. You can hear the sea lions, and on very quiet nights you can hear the waves! In the morning you see the sunrise from the bed.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



                  • Kitchen is efficient, clean and comfortable.

                    Kitchen is efficient, clean and comfortable.

                  • Bed is a firm Serta with super soft sheets.

                    Bed is a firm Serta with super soft sheets.

                  • The 1 mile walking/biking route to the beach and Boardwalk, through Neary Lagoon

                    The 1 mile walking/biking route to the beach and Boardwalk, through Neary Lagoon

                  • The Cottage

                    The Cottage

                  VRBO #590693

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

                  $125 - $145 per night (USD)

                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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