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Blacks Beach Retreat,Wi-Fi, near Harbor & Steps to Twin Lakes Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Laurie

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The perfect beach house! Whether you use the beach...or visit your kids at UCSC...Dee-light-ful!!!
Nov 2007
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Parties and weddings are not allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Extra long Twin Beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), (1) Portable Crib, (1) Queen size sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Blacks Beach Retreat,Wi-Fi, near Harbor & Steps to Twin Lakes Beach!
average rating of 4.9342103 based on 81 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Santa Cruz for son's graduation from UC Santa Cruz. This property is fantastic. We had my school-age children and their half-sister, a toddler. The house is clean, well-equipped, well-appointed and spacious. The little yard is fabulous for kids. The beach was wonderful and we appreciated the beach toys and towels. My son was able to join us for dinner and we wee able to accommodate him as if it were home. We so appreciate this place and look forward to coming back in the future just for a vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a nice set up for my family.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laurie did beautiful upgrades.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and clean with the ocean a few houses away. I've been going there for years and it keeps getting better.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully appointed house just steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I came to stay for the Half Ironman Race in Santa Cruz. This location was excellent for what we needed. Close to downtown, but on a quiet street with just a short walk to a beautiful beach where we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset each night. The furnishings were comfortable and much more roomy than the pictures let on. Would definitely go again and recommend for friends or family. We had 5 women, so my daughter did not actually open the hide-a-bed in the living room but slept on it with blankets and sheets, so I can't vouch for the comfort of the bed there.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed hideaway, steps to Twin Lakes beach. House has everything needed for a relaxing, rejuvenating respite. Super comfortable, tasteful beach-house decor, sounds of crashing waves from most rooms. Nice, quiet neighborhood, great location for visits to Capitola, Paradise Point, easy drive to Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz. Helpful owner very prompt with communication. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and awesome location!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crow's Nest Restaurant
Aldo's Restaurant
Star Bene Incorporated
Capitola City Beach
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Verve Coffee
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature
Lighthouse Point Park
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Crow's Nest Restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pasatiempo or Seascape
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 17 & Hwy 1
Nearest Point of Interest
Crow's Nest Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

One week minimum during the Summer months, Holidays are at Peak (Summer) rates, call for off season monthly rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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