About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Contemporary home that steps to the private end of Twin Lakes Beach. Blacks Beach has great swimming, surfing and skim boarding. Walk to the Harbor, Crow's Nest, Como di Lago, The kind Grind Coffee Shop and other great spots. Bike rentals available. Our house is fully equipped for your enjoyment. luxury towels, linens and down quilts. There are two master bedrooms (California king & two extra long twin beds) with full baths upstairs and balconies that have ocean view. There is a queen sofa bed downstairs with a half bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is indoor dining room seating for four and outdoor seating.
A warm outdoor shower is located on the side yard and there is a tropical secluded patio in the backyard with gas BBQ, dining table and chairs. Skim boards, boogie boards and beach toys are provided. This home is perfect for two couples or a family. (2-6 occupancy). We will accept pets upon approval but there is an additional fee. Parties and Weddings are not allowed.
Keywords: House, Beach, Surfing, Vacation, Santa Cruz
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
We are a family of four that love the ocean, Boardwalk, Wharf, Surfing and everything about Santa Cruz.
Laurie purchased this House in 1996
Why Laurie chose Santa Cruz
We bought this property so our sons could participate in the Junior Lifeguard Program which is run on Twin Lakes Beach and for a family get away. We have spent many Summers and vacations here and really enjoy the location.
What makes this House unique
Live like a local on this quiet residential street that is steps to the beach, local farmers market and many unique restaurants. Relax in our private backyard patio while listening to the waves and sea life.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I were here with our 3 grandsons who are all under 12 years of age. Our experience was great from beginning to end. Laurie was responsive and easy to work with. The home is bright, clean & fresh and located in a safe neighborhood with EASY access to a beautiful small beach. We were very fortunate to have amazing weather so the views from the beach were picture perfect. The boys played in the sand and water for hours....hated to leave. I was thankful for the unit's towels and beach chairs. On our return from the beach, I just made sure they used the outside shower (warm water) to get the sand off. Thank goodness for the washer, dryer and laundry soap!
One of the primary reasons for renting via VRBO is so that we can eat our meals at the home. The unit has plenty of dishes, utensils and glassware. The only thing I didn't find was a water pitcher, but the refrigerator does have a water dispenser that the boys liked.
I did miss not having a few more common food items in the kitchen, as in some other rentals we have stayed in before. However, that was quickly remedied by a trip to the grocery store.
Loved our stay and can't wait to return!
Thank you for your kind review and hope you will be back soon, you were great guests.
Perfect location. And very comfortable and clean! 100% recommendation for a stay in Santa Cruz!
This House is Just Right
We were a party of four, and at some point each of us said, "I really like this house. It is so comfortable." The house was just as described and pictured on VBRO. Our two french bulldogs totally enjoyed the patio and the short walk to the dog-friendly beach. Just wish we had had more than three days.
Lovely Beachside Cottage
We just spent the weekend in Laurie's lovely home. (2 adults, three 17 year olds and 2 small dogs - we had plenty of room). The house is well appointed and lovingly decorated with quality furnishings. The beach is just doors away and you are 15 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and it's amenities. You cannot find a better value if you want more than one bathroom. We look forward to returning in the summer months. Thank you Laurie for providing such a wonderful stay!
Beautiful beach house!
This house is beautifully decorated and very clean and comfortable with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. The location is great, just a short walk to gorgeous Twin Lakes beach. The neighborhood is peaceful, away from traffic and crowds, yet close enough to points of interest to be convenient.
It was a nice set up for my family.
The house looks small from the outside, but it's nice inside. We had me, my husband, my two boys (4 &1), my mom, and our 80 lb dog with us.
It was nice that there are bathrooms off of both bedrooms and that there is also a half bath downstairs. We actually used the bathroom off of our room to set up the pack and play for our 1 year old overnight and it worked really well.
The only one thing I would change is that there were a lot of nicknacks out so I felt like I had to constantly make sure that my boys weren't getting into trouble or finding something dangerous to them.
It was a great location and the property owners were nice and responsive and had a binder full of good info available.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Village, Downtown Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Wharf are a five minute drive. San Jose Airport, Carmel and Monterey are a 40 minute drive.
Additional information about rental rates
One week minimum during the Summer months, Holidays are at Peak (Summer) rates, call for off season monthly rates.