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Santa Cruz Luxury Home. Fantastic Location! Walk to the Boardwalk, Town & Harbor

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Upstairs Living - Ocean and Sunroom to the Right


Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

Enjoy the best of Santa Cruz all within walking distance. Stay at the ultimate Santa Cruz vacation rental house in the very popular Seabright Beach neighborhood. You can walk to the Boardwalk, the Warf, the yacht harbor and even downtown from this location. This two story, two bedroom, 2.5 bath home has all the elements of the perfect vacation get-a-way. The home is on quiet Mott Avenue and is situated just 110 steps from Seabright State Beach, a south facing beach and the warmest, sunniest beach in Santa Cruz County. Seabright beach is 1/2 mile wide & bordered on the west by the San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz Boardwalk and to the east by the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. The home is fully remodeled residence. For maximum white-water view of the bay, you’ll find all of the living spaces upstairs.

Upstairs Living Area: The living spaces of this home are located upstairs to take advantage of the fantastic white water views, of the Monterey Bay, the beautiful cypress trees, and the neighborhood roof-tops and the Seabright neighborhood.
The upstairs area is large, open and very bright. At almost 600 square feet, this large living area includes the living room, kitchen area, dining area, sun room area and a convenient half bath. The area upstairs features 11, (yes eleven) , skylights and 19 windows so perhaps we should consider the whole upstairs a sun room! Not to worry, there are shades if it’s just too much. You don't need the shades for privacy though since you are high above everyone.

Upstairs Deck: The rooftop deck is 275 square feet, and is accessible right outside the upstairs living room where you can relax, listen and look at the ocean and also enjoy great views of the Seabright neighborhood. The deck enclosure design provides maximum privacy from neighbors yet maintains 100% of the surrounding rooftop, cypress trees, beach and ocean view. The capped, glass top railing also provides fabulous shelter from breezes on those cooler days, making the deck functional even during less than ideal weather.

Living Room: The living room contains a large “L” shaped built in sofa, a gas fireplace, 47 inch LCD HDTV and multimedia entertainment center. The built-in sofa can be easily converted to a two twin bed sized sleeping area if needed. The sofa cushions are 3 feet wide eight inches thick and very high quality and are very comfortable for sleeping. This isn’t like sleeping on one of those fold out sofa beds. To round out the luxury of the living room, there is a electric massage recliner chair for complete relaxation.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible party must be 25 years old or older...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


          • Master: 1 king

            A fold up futon is available for small children...moreless

          • Bedding is also available upstairs in the living area The upstairs built-in couch is 8 by 7 feet long and 36 inches deep and the thick foam cushion is much better than a convertible sofa. Sleeps two. There is also a fold down single bed futon in the sun room area upstairs. In addition there is a portable double bed portable futon available to place anywhere in the home....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            The jetted tub is a Jacuzzi brand double (two person) unit....moreless

          • Second Bedroom Bath: toilet, shower


          • Upstairs Bath: toilet


          • Half Bathroom


          • Both downstairs bedrooms have private baths. The upstairs living area has a half bath....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Two High definition LCD TVs 47 inch and 37 inch one with DVR to record your favorite programs, free long distance telephone calls to US, Canada and Puerto Rico and parts of Eorope. Low rates (as low as 3 cents per minute) available to other European countries and Japan, Massage Chair, 2 person Jacuzzi, parking garage, walk to sand in seconds....moreless


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo:

                Play your favorite music throughout the house through the built in Boston Speakers. Volume controls in every room including baths....moreless

              • Television:

                High definition 47 inch HDTV upstairs and 37 inch HDTV in master bedroom. HDTV channels & record your favorite programs on the Comcast DVR....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Arboretum
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                Wireless (and Wired) High Speed Internet via Cable modem (15mb speed)....moreless

              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available:

                But bring your own laptop to use with our wireless high speed....moreless

              • Covered Parking:


              • Filtered Water
              • Free Long Distance:

                Long distance free to US, Canada and parts of Europe....moreless

              • Garage:

                A garage in the Seabright Beach area is very rare...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central heating and also gas fireplace....moreless

              • Internet:

                Hi speed WiFi. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                47 inch HDTV, massage chair...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • PC
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                Bring your internet devices. Secured wireless network available....moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                Large deck upstairs with beach and ocean view. Small deck off master bedroom with ocean view....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks can be rented at the Santa Cruz wharf or the Santa Cruz Harbor. ...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Downstairs deck outside master bedroom has beach and ocean view....moreless

              • Large Cooler
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane Weber Grill on the upstairs deck...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Small Cooler
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Whirlpool
              • Whirlpool
              • Jetted Tub:

                A huge two person Jaquzzi brand tub in the master bath....moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Sep 1 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $270 $357
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,820 $7,300
                  High Season
                  May 25 - Sep 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Departure Cleaning Fee $140 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  HIGH SEASON May 25 to Sep 7, 2015: Weekly only (Saturday check in/out) $2,499 per week + cleaning, Taxes.

                  LOW SEASON: $270 for weekday nights, $357 for weekend nights (Fri or Sat); 7 to 29 nights $260 per night; Monthly Nov to March $5,500; Low Season Holidays rates $357/night. (3 nights minimum but 2 nights OK Dec through Feb. Four nights minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years weeks).

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                  Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose, CA
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Several golf courses within 10 miles
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  San Jose
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Eight restaurants within 5 minute walk
                  35 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Seabright Beach (100 Feet)

                  Car: Recommended

                  Our home is located at the ocean on the first block of Mott Avenue about a hundred steps from Seabright State Beach and is off main roads so traffic noise is not a problem. There is a lot to do within walking distance of the house. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk sea side park and also the yacht harbor are only a few minutes walk from the house. In less than 5 minutes you can easily walk to several fine restaurants, coffee shops, bars and even a rock climbing indoor facility. The Santa Cruz Warf and downtown Santa Cruz are are about a 25 minute walk. You have one of the best beaches in California right outside your doorsteps. Seabright Beach is sometimes called “Castle Beach” by local old timers and is a great family beach. You can swim, bodysurf, beach comb, and picnic on the beach. Lifeguards are stationed on Seabright Beach during the peak summer season. At night beach fires are allowed.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1993

                  About the owner: While visiting friends in Santa Cruz, we fell in love with the town and it's natural beauty. In 1993 we purchased our Mott Avenue home and spent many weekends there. The house was fully remodeled by 2000 and new hardwood floors other upgrades and new carpet was added in 2009. Recently we purchased another home about a mile away where we now live and Mott Ave has become a full time vacation rental.

                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                  As anyone in the greater bay area can tell you, Santa Cruz offers the warmest and family friendly beaches in northern California with world class surfing and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk - one of the last seaside amusement parks left in the US. Santa Cruz is a wonderful place for young and old.

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                  • Upstairs Living - Ocean and Sunroom to the Right

                    Upstairs Living - Ocean and Sunroom to the Right

                  • Outside Showing Garage Side

                    Outside Showing Garage Side

                  • Built In Sofa - Massage Chair on the Left

                    Built In Sofa - Massage Chair on the Left

                  • Enjoy the Massage Chair

                    Enjoy the Massage Chair

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Upper Deck

                    Upper Deck

                  • Entrance to Seabright Beach as seen from UpperDeck

                    Entrance to Seabright Beach as seen from UpperDeck

                  • Second Bedroom

                    Second Bedroom

                  • Take Train to Redwood Forest

                    Take Train to Redwood Forest

                  • Boardwalk at night - 5 minute walk from house

                    Boardwalk at night - 5 minute walk from house

                  • Walk 5 minutes to the Point to See This

                    Walk 5 minutes to the Point to See This

                  • Seabright beach is 110 steps away

                    Seabright beach is 110 steps away

                  • Deck Outside Master Bedroom - Walk 110 Steps to Sand

                    Deck Outside Master Bedroom - Walk 110 Steps to Sand

                  • Another Living Room View

                    Another Living Room View

                  • Living Room Toward Kitchen

                    Living Room Toward Kitchen

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master Bedroom Deck

                    Master Bedroom Deck

                  • Upper Deck

                    Upper Deck

                  • The Harbor is 8 minute walk

                    The Harbor is 8 minute walk

                  • Second Bedroom Toward 2nd Bath

                    Second Bedroom Toward 2nd Bath

                  • Seabright Lighthouse

                    Seabright Lighthouse

                  • Bottle Nose Dolphin at Harbor

                    Bottle Nose Dolphin at Harbor

                  VRBO #65317

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                  $270 - $357 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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