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"We stayed here during the she.is.beautiful 5K/10K race. We had a very large group so we ended up split between two homes due to the Santa Cruz regulations capping the number of people in one home.
The home is very clean and well stocked and really has everything you could need from kitchen supplies to even extra shampoo/conditioner in the bathroom (really helpful in a house full of women). The home also provides a lot of places to either be together or to be in smaller groups, which is nice when you have a mix of people. In addition to the beautiful beach at one end, there is a cute little Mexican restaurant at the other if you want something quick and well priced.
This would be a great place to host a scrap booking party or some other kind of crafty event since there are so many places to hang out. It is also a great place if you have kids since there are many places to "put the kids" where they are within earshot of adults. I would even use this home as a work retreat place since there are a lot of places where you can break off in smaller groups.
A few words of advice -
1) Definitely don't put more than 6 cars in the driveway. It says that in the leasing agreement and they owners mean it (In fairness, I think it may be another Santa Cruz regulation and the owners could get fined). You will definitely be tempted because the driveway is so big, but the owners monitor via security cameras so definitely stick to the rules. At one point, we had too many cars in the driveway and got panicked calls on my home phone and cell phone, which definitely affected the mood as everyone started looking for where there might be other cameras (don't worry, we didn't find any others).
2) Also, the game room is in the back through a different entrance. We didn't find it our first day (granted, most of us arrived after dark).
3) There are a lot of stairs. If you have people who can't do stairs, this probably isn't the place for you since the bedrooms are on the first floor and the living areas are on the second. We had a lady pull out at the last minute because of a twisted ankle and several of us remarked how hard it would've been on her if she had decided to attend to just hang out and not run the race.
Everyone had a great time and I would definitely recommend this place (and hope to be back). You will have a great time."
Guest: She.Is.Beautiful Girl's weekendDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
"We spent 3 nights with 6 boys and had a blast. House is centrally located and close to the beach & park. There were amble dishes and an easy kitchen(s) to clean and navigate ... a must when feeding 9 people 3x a day! This was my first experience with VRBO and it couldn't have been easier and more comfortable. We hope to make this an annual affair."
Guest: Allison S.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
"This vacation rental deserves 10 stars in my book. This darling cottage is equipped with everything you would ever need for your beach vacation. Very clean, wonderful decor. Location is ideal. This house was perfect for our family. Can't wait to rent this one again!"
Guest: Helen BDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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: RhondaDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: August 11, 2014