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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Santa Cruz reviews

  • Awesome Beachfront Birthday Weekend Getaway House!

    "We arrived Friday evening and started our weekend with Upper Crust Pizza which was delicious! :) The accommodations were just perfect! Our beds were delightfully comfortable and VERY clean. Probably one of the best night’s sleep we have had in a while. Waking up to see the ocean is just fantastic – great view from the front bedroom! We spent the day at the beach with the kids and were pleasantly surprised to find boogie boards and sand toys to use at the house which was awesome! We roasted marshmallows with the kids Saturday evening in the backyard on the fire pit which the kids really enjoyed. Everything we possibly needed was at the house which was so nice, even down to coffee filters. My elderly mother was with us and there were pull bars in the bathroom for her and the bed was a perfect height to get in and out of. The location of the house is perfect, Restaurants, Natural Bridges, the Boardwalk, even Safeway are all right there. The furniture was clean and VERY comfortable. We also enjoyed lounging in the wonderful recliners just staring out to the ocean and people watching. Sunday my husband ran in the half marathon for his 50th and it was so much fun sitting and watching all the runners come by. We enjoyed the patio quite a bit as the view is spectacular. We really enjoyed our stay and wish we could have stayed longer. The house is amazing. There wasn’t anything we didn’t have that we needed. I cannot wait for our next weekend getaway at the house!!!!!"
    Guest: The Q's Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • great location

    "PROS: The location is perfect, the cottage was well-furnished and immaculately clean. The kitchen was well-equipped with plates, cutlery, and cooking tools (although not much in the way of condiments, cooking oil, etc). You can easily walk to several beaches, and there is a charming little cafe/burrito hangout about 2 minutes walk away open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lovely garden, with a low fence. Dog-friendly. CONS: A bit of a strange layout; the bedrooms were generously sized, so is the bathroom, but the kitchen and living room are small. The only dining table is in the kitchen, and the space is just large enough to accommodate 4 chairs, with only a little passing space between the chairs and stove. We wished there were an enclosed space (garage) to store our bikes, which we locked up in the yard."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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  • Wonderful!

    "The Watercolour Cottage was the PERFECT vacation rental for our stay in Santa Cruz! Having grown up in Santa Cruz, I knew in advance that the location was ideal for travelers and jumped at the chance to snag this gem for the week. The pictures definitely don't do it justice, the home is absolutely charming and well-equipped for a comfortable stay. My husband and I were traveling with our two boys, a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. The house was perfect for them, with a great backyard and garden for them to "discover" things. My nature-loving 3 year old was excited to return every afternoon to "the house that is so cute!" (his words:)). The owners were very friendly and helpful, and made sure that I was comfortable contacting them should the need arise. They have really put some thought into utilizing the space of the house to ensure that all comforts are met and you don't feel "cramped". I highly recommend a stay here while in Santa Cruz, you won't regret it!"
    Guest: Jen N. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • Turned what could have been a disaster into a great vacation

    "My daughter and I always run the Wharf to Wharf race and this year we decided to rent a house and stay a week. Two weeks prior to the event, the original rental cancelled on us. This event sells out so when the renter cancelled, we thought we were out of luck. Started searching for a replacement and found this property and it was available. Thought there must be something wrong with it since it hadn't been rented. What a surprise when we arrived and found a wonderful house, well stocked, comfortable, close to the beach and the race course so family and friends could come out and cheer us on. We had 2 toddlers with us and they had a ball. The backyard was just the right size for them and they enjoyed the roof top hot tube (as did we all). We all had a fabulous time. Would recommend this house."
    Guest: Rhonda Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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