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Beach, Harbor, Boardwalk - the Sweet Retreat House!

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This is your view from harbor access staircase on Mello Lane 4 houses down

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Last updated: 09/04/2013

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Santa Cruz house description

This beach house is real gem tucked away in a very private cul de sac accessing the Yacht harbor,and just a few short blocks to Twin Lakes or thru the harbor to be at Seabright Beach.Only 5 houses away from the Harbor! On weekends the free "Water Taxi" picks you up and takes you across to Seabright Beach,and will also drop you off at "The Crows Nest"!!

Once parked in the driveway,take in the luscious sea air,unwind and enjoy the ambiance.Our location and huge lot is the envy of the locals! The huge fenced backyard provides all the room and peace of mind parents need for their children to romp and play, and couples can enjoy the privacy.

If you are planning a trip to Santa Cruz,and are looking for a very private retreat- a few short blocks away from the density of beachfront- send us an e-mail for more details. It's a great find!!!Sweet quiet neighborhood.Improvements this year include new kitchen and flooring and more landscaping.

It's come to my attention that both google and yahoo have mapped it incorrectly!!-Mello Lane is a short block ending w/ a cul de sac. The Yacht Harbor staircase entrance at the end.It should show blue water at the end of Mello.Also our home is not on the corner-it is the 3rd from the corner on the left side.

The beach house is w/in walking distance of both Twin Lakes and Seabright beaches.It's a 5 minute drive to downtown for shopping, theatres and more great restaurants.Approx 3- 5 minutes to Capitola for their beaches,shopping,food and fun in the sun.

If you've been to New Orleans,we are what is called "a good house"-meaning it's not the Hilton,but comfortable with an AMAZING location-only legitimate inquiries please..........
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!!!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom furnished w/Antiques.Matching Armoir as well, Twin or Single Beds (2) The 2nd bedroom has twins, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The love seat converts to a twin sleeper.There is also a futon/couch in the living room that converts to a queen....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • House is set back on huge lot-very private, 2 car driveway and Additional parking in front, Local Phone, Cable TV with HBO, 6 seat white french country style Dining area inside, Nice kitchen, Refrigerator, Gas range, Coffeemaker, Cooking Utensils Dishes and Cutlery provided, basic spices, Stainless steel self igniting professional grade propane BBQ!!, New tropical theme cast iron Patio furniture, Hammock, No Smoking NO Parties No Grifters-don't even try.......moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Nice selection and feel free to bring your music-we have a nice bookcase with a good selection of summer reading as well..........moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO- On Demand - Showtime- Starz-Sports Channels-the works Cable package...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    NO! you can't see it,but it is 5 blocks away and at night you can be seranaded by the sounds of the ocean from the master bedroom and in the huge back yard...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All you need to bring are your beach towels.All other linens provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    You have the driveway and a quiet little known street,tucked away from the madding crowd....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Inquire for catering- we can cater!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you would need including Mustard,Mayo,relish, Herbs de Provence AND Tony Chacheres Creole seasoning!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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WE ARE BOOKED UNTIL 6-15-2012
High Season June-Sep  $1400/week-8days 7nights plus $80 cleaning fee
7 NIGHT MINIMUM IN SUMMER   -NO EXCEPTIONS
Our calender and e-mail/phone are available at the link on this page
3 pm Saturday check in
10 am Saturday check out
IN HIGH SEASON  from Sat.-Sat

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Location

Perfect breakfast restaurant-Tennis Courts and childrens park just around the corner on 7th Ave. Great musical and cultural activities every week.Pee Wee golf $5 We provide concierge...local magazines and coupons are always in the house.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We have lived in California all our lives and have 3 children.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
We rented in the area,each summer, for 12 years before purchasing our property.We tried out all the neighborhoods,including many oceanfront houses.Our experience was that oceanfront has it's perks, but it is very congested and noisy.The lots are very small,and require parking permits,not to mention expensive. We found an amazing spot! Mello Lane is tucked away, far from the madding crowd and after 8 p.m. you can hear a pin drop! Yet it's 5 blocks from the beach. It has a harbor access that none of the surrounding blocks have.We have made many improvements and when workmen arrive-who have lived in the area for most of their lives-they have commented that they didn't even know our block existed! It was named for John Mello who owned all the land for several blocks,before the harbor was created. It was a nature preserve and we have photos in our home of how it looked back then.It was divided into lots in the early 1930's-that's why the lots are so large.The house sits back away from the street and the backyard is huge by Santa Cruz standards.Mello Lane is only about 8 or 9 houses long,and then ends.There is a short walkway to the Harbor entrance stairs-so you are looking at all the boats and the bridge going toward the Boardwalk and Downtown.Location Location Location!!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I stated it in the above paragraph.We also enjoy helping our guests plan their activities,providing a concierge service!


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • This is your view from harbor access staircase on Mello Lane 4 houses down

    This is your view from harbor access staircase on Mello Lane 4 houses down

  • Restored Red Fir Flooring. New TV/DVD and VCR (not in photo)Queen sofa futon

    Restored Red Fir Flooring. New TV/DVD and VCR (not in photo)Queen sofa futon

  • This window views the meditation garden with blooming wildflowers

    This window views the meditation garden with blooming wildflowers

  • Master Bdrm photo 2

    Master Bdrm photo 2

  • Bedroom #2 White iron Trundle opens to 2 twins,antique dresser

    Bedroom #2 White iron Trundle opens to 2 twins,antique dresser

  • Twin Lakes Beach

    Twin Lakes Beach

  • Park, Playground, and Tennis  around the corner

    Park, Playground, and Tennis around the corner

  • Maison du Mer.Large front yard,very private-2 car driveway

    Maison du Mer.Large front yard,very private-2 car driveway

  • Fully stocked kitchen w/New Appliances

    Fully stocked kitchen w/New Appliances

  • Master bedroom furnished in antiques.Queen bed armoire and dresser

    Master bedroom furnished in antiques.Queen bed armoire and dresser

  • Window views the fenced backyard.Perfect for small children/private lounging

    Window views the fenced backyard.Perfect for small children/private lounging

  • Huge fenced backyard,new patio furniture and stainless steel Bar B que

    Huge fenced backyard,new patio furniture and stainless steel Bar B que

  • Twin Lakes

    Twin Lakes

  • Tennis Courts around the corner

    Tennis Courts around the corner

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated: 09/04/2013
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