Beach, Harbor, Boardwalk - the Sweet Retreat House!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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!!!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- 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
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Great house for family trips
Great house for family trips
My family and I stayed at this house for a week this summer. We really enjoyed our visit here! This quaint house is in a great location, tucked in a little dead end street, it’s far away from the tourist crowds but still a quick drive or walk to some great beaches, restaurants and parks. We found the owner’s advice on the local beaches and restaurants extremely helpful. Best of all, if you have children this house is a block away from a great little park (see pictures). My kids loved being able to walk over the park every day! We would definitely recommend this house for a fun family visit to Santa Cruz.
- Guest Chris (Gardena, California)
- Date of stay 07/07/10
- Review Submitted 08/07/10
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: This has been our sixth summer,and as usual we've had a great sold out summer and offer a great bargain in our tough economy.We make improvements every year and the fire pit with large boulders to sit on has been a big hit w/ everyone.Because of the cul de sac on our street,traffic is minimal and in the summer that means alot of privacy.The entrance to the harbor (with the photos of the boats) allows you to get into the harbor and across to Seabright Beach on foot or by bicycle.
We found the home lovely and the location excellent. The owners were very helpful with scheduling our dates and recommending local shows and activities. We will consider renting this house again next year.
- Guest Steve & Ruth1 (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Date of stay 09/01/09
- Review Submitted 09/01/09
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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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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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
This window views the meditation garden with blooming wildflowers
Master Bdrm photo 2
Bedroom #2 White iron Trundle opens to 2 twins,antique dresser
Twin Lakes Beach
Park, Playground, and Tennis around the corner
Maison du Mer.Large front yard,very private-2 car driveway
Fully stocked kitchen w/New Appliances
Master bedroom furnished in antiques.Queen bed armoire and dresser
Window views the fenced backyard.Perfect for small children/private lounging
Huge fenced backyard,new patio furniture and stainless steel Bar B que
Tennis Courts around the corner
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This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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