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Beach Lover's Retreat, Perfect Home for Families or Pet Owners

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Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

Exceptional value! Perfect for small families or people with dogs. This immaculate, quiet, very comfortable and clean beach home is offered as a weekly vacation rental (or two-day or more retreat during low season). Our two-bedroom/two-bath home, which sleeps six comfortably, is one short block to the ocean and one of the best beaches around. There is full beach access with stairs down to the sand and 2 miles of beach.

We are located close to some of the best surf spots in the world. Watch for the dolphins and sea otters cruising with the surfers. You'll spot them easily from shore. Nearby you can visit Capitola for shopping, wine tasting and dining. Or visit Pacific Street in downtown Santa Cruz for a unique shopping experience. Both are less than a 15 minute drive from our home.

Our home is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with a soothing and warm tropical feel and lacks of nothing, with an open living room, large dining/game room, large bedrooms with comfortable bedding, clean fresh towels and linen, a kitchen stocked with all the utensils required to make a beautiful and tasty meal and newly remodeled bathrooms, with a zen feel and personal soaps and amenities to make you feel like you are in a five star hotel.

The property is fenced in, perfect for pet owners or families with small children. The yard is large and has a firepit for roasting marshmallows or hanging out on cold nights around the fire.

The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a quick drive as well as the world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, all within minutes of our place. Or just pamper yourself with a spa treatment in town or at one of the many coffee hang-outs or bookstores nearby.

Perfect for a peaceful romantic get-away, or a fun family vacation. We are located 5 minutes from Capitola, 30 minutes from Monterey and Carmel, 45 minutes from Half Moon Bay and the Silicon Valley, and one and a half hours from San Francisco.

We look forward to sharing our wonderful beach cottage with you. Pamper yourself and come experience all the wonders of Santa Cruz County and the beautiful surrounding areas. We have a very high customer return rate and some of our guests have been back many, many times due to our exceptional attention to detail.

Keywords: Clean, spacious and perfectly kept home near beach, very pet friendly, big yard, great beach, wonderful as romantic getaway or for families with small children and/or dogs

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking prohibited on the property...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                New cabinets, countertops, pantry, stove and refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Dining
              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                600 count sheets, heating blanket, hypoallergenic pillows...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for 3 cars...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Towels Provided
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Parking
              • Living Room seats 6
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • iPOD / iPhone speaker system (bring your own iPod / iPhone) Dogs accepted - please call to discuss....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Over 100 CDs with all types of music, from classical to jazz to R&B to contemporary...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Over 50 Disney movies and more than 100 DVDs (all top runners)...moreless

                  • Television:

                    TV/VCR/DVD in both bedrooms and family room...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TV/VCR/DVD in both bedrooms and family room...moreless

                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet:

                    High-speed cable, wired connection available...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio seating for 6, plus 2 lounge chairs and more seating available (total for 8), firepit...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shelling
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Marina
                  • Live Theater
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Water Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 31 - Sep 12, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,925

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Thanksgiving Week
                  Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,925
                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,925
                  New Year's Holiday Week
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,925
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $235 $255
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,645

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $1 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning Fee $125 (for stays greater than two weeks, $125 every two weeks of stay)

                  Security Deposit $500, refundable if all left in good order

                  Occupancy Tax as required by Santa Cruz County

                  Please email about monthly rates, which vary based on time of year

                  Until reservation is booked, rates are subject to change

                  Returning guests receive 5% discount on current rental rates

                  No smoking on property


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  Location

                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 1
                  150 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  26th and Live Oaks

                  Car: Recommended

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: Hi there, Cal, our Australian Shepherd Mattie and I would like to welcome you to our beach home. We bought this place so we could eventually retire near the ocean one day. We have taken a lot of pride in remodeling and redecorating the house to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to make it feel warm and inviting and peaceful. Our neighborhood is safe and folks are warm hearted with a true feel of the Santa Cruz spirit. Cal and I are blessed to have traveled to many exotic and wonderful locations around the world. This is why you will find a host of travel and destination books from places we have enjoyed over the years. We hope you will enjoy that aspect of our place. Welcome and enjoy our beautiful beach home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
                  We specifically chose this location because it was a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz. It was also very dog friendly, which was important to us. As we walk the beach, we spot the otters, seals, porpoises and pelicans glide the surface of the water. We also wanted something with a wonderful big back yard and within a minute from the beach. This was hard to find because many properties so close to the beach have almost no backyard. Ours is really big compared to the standard beach home. We got all we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect of it thought through for the comfort of our guests. It was remodeled in 2008 and we added 360 square feet of living space (including a brand new bathroom). The kitchen is completely renovated and lacks of nothing. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious. The backyard is a real treat with patio furniture, a gas BBQ, lounge chairs and a wonderful firepit to roast marshmallows and hang around to warm yourself during the brisk nights. YOu will be able to hear the ocean waves from our backyard. We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and many folks love it because you can watch all the people walking by, waving to you, saying hello. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

                    Spacious, light and comfortable great room. Sofa converts into queen bed.

                  • Gorgeous hand-painted desk, wired & wireless internet access, plus travel books.

                    Gorgeous hand-painted desk, wired & wireless internet access, plus travel books.

                  • Kitchen is fully stocked, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, all amenities.

                    Kitchen is fully stocked, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, all amenities.

                  • 2nd bedroom twins - convertible into king bed, TV/DVD, toys, and beautiful deco.

                    2nd bedroom twins - convertible into king bed, TV/DVD, toys, and beautiful deco.

                  • Second bathroom has tiled shower, flesh clean linens, and a zen décor.

                    Second bathroom has tiled shower, flesh clean linens, and a zen décor.

                  • Dining area contains books, board games and a round table seating 8 comfortably.

                    Dining area contains books, board games and a round table seating 8 comfortably.

                  • The linen closet has extra towels and blankets. Beach towels on overhead shelf.

                    The linen closet has extra towels and blankets. Beach towels on overhead shelf.

                  • Firepit for roasting marshmallows plus lounge chairs in large backyard area.

                    Firepit for roasting marshmallows plus lounge chairs in large backyard area.

                  • Hot & cold outdoor shower for rinsing off the kids or the pooches. Fenced yard.

                    Hot & cold outdoor shower for rinsing off the kids or the pooches. Fenced yard.

                  • Surfing is a big draw! Body surfing is also fun for the younger kids.

                    Surfing is a big draw! Body surfing is also fun for the younger kids.

                  • Relax watching the sunset, or do some whale and dolphin watching from the shore.

                    Relax watching the sunset, or do some whale and dolphin watching from the shore.

                  • Oversized great room has large flat-screen TV, over 100 DVDs, and CD collection.

                    Oversized great room has large flat-screen TV, over 100 DVDs, and CD collection.

                  • Spacious dining/game room comfortably seats 8, with a tropical/balinese feel.

                    Spacious dining/game room comfortably seats 8, with a tropical/balinese feel.

                  • Very large master bedroom, TV/DVD, soft robes, king size bed, and extra pillows.

                    Very large master bedroom, TV/DVD, soft robes, king size bed, and extra pillows.

                  • Light and bright bathroom, with many amenities. Shower and tub.

                    Light and bright bathroom, with many amenities. Shower and tub.

                  • Washer and dryer area includes eco laundry detergent, iron and ironing board.

                    Washer and dryer area includes eco laundry detergent, iron and ironing board.

                  • The kitchen is stocked with all the tools needed to prepare a gourmet meal.

                    The kitchen is stocked with all the tools needed to prepare a gourmet meal.

                  • Wireless internet and a desk allows for that quick email to family and friends.

                    Wireless internet and a desk allows for that quick email to family and friends.

                  • Fire pit, lounge chairs, BBQ. Safe  & secure place (fenced) for kids and pets

                    Fire pit, lounge chairs, BBQ. Safe & secure place (fenced) for kids and pets

                  • Patio seating out front so you can watch the world go by. Parking for 3 cars.

                    Patio seating out front so you can watch the world go by. Parking for 3 cars.

                  • Beach access is at end of 26th Avenue - a one-mile stretch of pristine sand!

                    Beach access is at end of 26th Avenue - a one-mile stretch of pristine sand!

                  • Mile long beach from 20th Avenue to Moran Beach - your access is in the middle.

                    Mile long beach from 20th Avenue to Moran Beach - your access is in the middle.

                  • Ah, come on, let's have just one more ride on the waves!

                    Ah, come on, let's have just one more ride on the waves!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $235 - $275 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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