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Lighthouse Cottage: Fun in the Sun - Beach, Surfing, Boardwalk

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Lighthouse Cottage: One short block to the famous Cowells Beach

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Santa Cruz house description

Charming Lighthouse Cottage fulfills your beach vacation dream, ideally situated one block from famous Cowell’s Beach next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Santa Cruz pier. Just a stroll from your front porch you can partake in surfing lessons at Cowell’s Beach, watch world-class surfers at nearby Steamers Lane, take sunset strolls along scenic West Cliff Drive, bird watch by the lighthouse, enjoy oceanfront dining, relax to free concerts on the sand, explore the many activities and shops on the Santa Cruz pier - perfect for the vacationing family or a romantic getaway for the two of you. If you are partaking in Wharf to Wharf 10K, Santa Cruz Sentinal or Big Kahuna Triathlons, you could not have a better location.

You are approximately one mile from the quaint Downtown 'scene' of lively restaurants, eclectic shops of every kind, and interesting people-watching. Within a 10 minute drive are wonderful hiking and biking trails through California redwood groves. Drive 40 miles south on scenic Hwy 1 to Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. A myriad of nearby activities await your pleasure.

The cottage offers two bedrooms with queen beds and one with two twin beds plus a sleeper sofa in the living room. French doors in the dining room open to a delightful backyard patio perfect for relaxing, enjoying the sun, or dining 'al fresco'. The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, dishwasher and service to enjoy in home dining. Inside washer and dryer.

Keywords: House, Beach House, Vacation Rental, Santa Cruz Beach house.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Beach toys and boogie boards (at your own risk) are provided. Best fit seems to be three generation families or girls weekend out...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Pull out sofa bed; it is comfortable...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms have queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has one twin bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Really, this pull-out sofa is futon comfortable. No springs or lumps!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Pedestal sink, shower over extra deep tub, toilet. Each bedroom has mirrors in addition to getting ready in bathroom....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            With advance notice and for an extra fee, a catered meal can be arranged. Specialties include Pacific Rim and vegetarian themes....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Service for 6 plus more cups, bowls etc. Serving trays and bowls provided....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Gas range/stove and stainless steel range hood, small dishwasher...moreless

          • Dining:

            Separate dining room opens through French doors to back patio...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            One car can park in driveway and street parking passes are provided for up to two additional cars. (passes required weekends only.)...moreless

          • Heating:

            Gas heat, rarely needed. The house is insulated and has dual pane windows for thermal protection....moreless

          • Garage:

            One car garage that locks good for storing bikes, surf boards, wet suits and one small car...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes! Beach towels as well as bath towels provided...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking passes for two cars provided...moreless

          • Living Room:

            HDTV included...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • High Speed cable modem internet, DVD/VCR, iPod player, Gas Range, Beach towels and tatami mats, Games/videos/books, BBQ, One car garage for storage plus space for one car in driveway, Off-street parking with provided parking permit, No smoking or pets please...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                32' flat screen HD TV provided...moreless

              • Books
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Internet:

                High Speed via Comcast. Guest password easy to use....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                two boogie boards and beach chairs provided. Renter to use at own risk....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Activities

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

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 16 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $275
              $1,780

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              4 night minimum. Santa Cruz has water restrictions. Excessive water use fees will be passed on to guests.


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              Last updated: 07/16/2014
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              Location

              35 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Jose International Airport
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Roaring Camp Railroads
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 1
              Santa Cruz
              Nearest Beach
              Cowells
              Santa Cruz
              Nearest Barpub
              Many
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Pasatiempo
              Santa Cruz
              Nearest Restaurant
              Many

              Car: Not Necessary

              Amusement Park, Sport Fishing, Whale Watching (seasonal), Bay Cruises, Watch World-Class Surf Competitions, Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival, Monterey Bay Aquarium, UCSC Marine Lab, beach concerts, wine tasting, farmers markets, numerous parks, restaurants featuring locally grown organic produce and freshly caught fish

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We are a family of two, not counting our animals. My teenage daughter and I love to sneak in days at the beach house so we can get away from the insane pace in Silicon Valley where we live. We try to make the place feel like home to all who visit with us and are open to feedback as to how to improve the experience at Lighthouse Cottage. We enjoy hanging out in the garden to see all that blooms at the different times of the year. We love our neighbors there and being so close to the ocean that sometimes you can hear the sea lions at night if you listen carefully.

              Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz:
              Santa Cruz has so many wonderful aspects to it. The ocean and general acceptance of all who come visit are the main draws. The downtown is vibrant with a lot to do there. With the University nearby, there is a level of intellect you don't find in a lot of beach towns. The nature activies are endless, from bike rides, to great hiking to just hanging out at the wharf and people watching and grabbing a fresh seafood dinner. I always feel at peace in Santa Cruz and am never at a loss as to what to do, even though while there I frequently choose to just relax.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Our beach house is our second home and is furnished accordingly. There is a pull out L-sectional sofa from Pottery Barn, the kitchen is stocked with the dishes and glasses you will need for a stay including good cooking with a gas stove, down comforters and more special touches that distinguish it from an impersonal hotel setting. We have books for all ages to read, games, videos and high tech necessities including cable modem and wireless internet connections.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Lighthouse Cottage: One short block to the famous Cowells Beach

                Lighthouse Cottage: One short block to the famous Cowells Beach

              • Dining room table comfortably seats six. Opens to patio through French doors

                Dining room table comfortably seats six. Opens to patio through French doors

              • Bedroom with two twin beds

                Bedroom with two twin beds

              • Queen Bedroom 2 with down comforter

                Queen Bedroom 2 with down comforter

              • Gas stove, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, toaster oven and more

                Gas stove, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, toaster oven and more

              • Walk to world famous surfing, one block from cottage

                Walk to world famous surfing, one block from cottage

              • One and a half blocks from shops, dining, fishing and excursions at the Wharf

                One and a half blocks from shops, dining, fishing and excursions at the Wharf

              • An easy walk to over a dozen restaurants and nearby Boardwalk

                An easy walk to over a dozen restaurants and nearby Boardwalk

              • Private back patio perfect for relaxing in and enjoying an at-home bar-b-que

                Private back patio perfect for relaxing in and enjoying an at-home bar-b-que

              • Queen bedroom with down comforter.

                Queen bedroom with down comforter.

              • Extra deep tub and shower combo with fancy tile for relaxing in.

                Extra deep tub and shower combo with fancy tile for relaxing in.

              • Charming kitchen with original pine paneling with nook and garden view

                Charming kitchen with original pine paneling with nook and garden view

              • Desk in bedroom provides a home away from home office with internet access

                Desk in bedroom provides a home away from home office with internet access

              • Cook on the barbeque and dine outside in the country garden setting

                Cook on the barbeque and dine outside in the country garden setting

              • The perfect base for the many events including Wharf to Wharf and Big Kahuna

                The perfect base for the many events including Wharf to Wharf and Big Kahuna

              VRBO #91368

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Saturday, September 06, 2014

              $275 per night (USD)
              16

              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              3 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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