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Hawaiian Style Beach House ~ Ocean View ~ Steps to the Beach ~ Families Welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Let the sound of the waves crashing on the beach wash away your stress. Aloha ‘Oe this Hawaiian style beach house has it all!

Views of the ocean and 3 min walk to the beach. Two bedroom, two bathroom, spacious layout with a large eat in kitchen great room, formal dining room, living room with fireplace. This house is ideal for family get together. Remodeled and re-decorated gourmet kitchen and great room. This stylish cottage beach house has all new appliances. The great room walks out onto a split level deck. Have dinner on the upper porch with a view of the ocean and lagoon. Lower deck has a BBQ and a fire pit to enjoy with family and friends.

The location of this house is just one block from the beach. Santa Maria’s(21st ave) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz with surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, fishing and great for long walks. Explore the tide pools to find sea anemones, sea urchins and watch the otters play. This location is close to the fun filled Santa Cruz.Boardwalk, the famous surfing spot Pleasure Point, and 41st Ave where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants. Minutes from Capitola Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor were you will find beach volleyball, kayaks rentals, and great restaurants.

An ideal morning is walking to coffee ( Starbucks ) and then another 4 minutes to the beach to enjoy your coffee while watching the waves crash onto the beach and cliffs below. ( Sunny Cove )

Within an hours drive you can see the full beauty of the Monteray Bay by taking its scenic drive, to Carmel, Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Coarse and the Monteray Bay aquarium. Between our house and Monteray is Moss Landing another wonderful area for kayaking and exploring the ocean wildlife.

Amenities include a full gourmet kitchen, fireplace, plasma TV with VCR/ DVD player, gas BBQ, outdoor gas fire pit , washer and dryer, linens, down comforters, feather pillows and towels, both beach and bath towels. A security deposit and cleaning charge are required.

Sleeps 8.

We rent at a four night minimum during the summer. Best rates are for week long stays at $328 nightly rate for 7 days at $2300.

Must be 25 years of age to rent our home.

Please, NO PETS

This home is not listed in Craigslist!

Keywords: Hawaiian Style Beach House, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Beach House. Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 2 Bedroom, Ocean View, Parking, Outdoor Fire Pit, Gourmet Kitchen, Henry Cowell State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pleasure Point,Wineries, Surfing, Starbucks, Vacation rental,

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Lori Talbot
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Lori Talbot

We are the Talbot family and live in the East Bay of San Francisco. When we bought our vacation rental our kids were 9 and 12, and we wanted a place we could all enjoy. We wanted to embrace the Santa Cruz life style with a beach house style home. I was born and raised in Hawaii and I wanted a home away from home. So the island decor fit perfect with the house location to the surf, beach and the Aloha Grill down the street. Our kids love the bunk beds and we made one of the rooms into a surfer decor to bring the Santa Cruz surf style to life. The beach, which is a short walk away was perfect for us. It has boogie boarding, surfing, great sand for sand castles and wonderful views. The beach has no public parking so it is inhabited by mostly locals and doesn't get to crowded. Also at night it is a great beach for bonfires.

Lori Talbot purchased this house in 2006

Why Lori Talbot chose Santa Cruz

There is nothing like listening to the waves crash on the shore or to watch the sunset. We wanted at place we could all enjoy as a family or with friends. What I have come to enjoy is sharing this house with guest from all over the country and the world. I truly enjoy all the wonderful comments we receive about the house. It has become a special place for many others who have stayed here. It is very comfortable, and relaxing. We try to have everything you would like on vacation at your finger tips. It is a great location for all generations. Not far is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which fun for all kids. The beach is great for swimming, catching waves, watching sea life and just taking a walk. We hope you come and stay and experience what we have enjoyed.

What makes this house unique

This house is a perfect place for people who want to spend time at the beach. The beach is only a short block away. It is a beautiful beach and wonderful for long walks and for all types of beach activities. The beach is not a crowded beach and is only for the locals in the area. The house itself is ideal if you are the type that wants to spend the night at home with BBQ on the outside deck with views of the beach, Plasma T.V. and a gourmet kitchen. Or if you like to go out at night the house is located 2 miles from Capitola, which is beach town loaded with lots of restaurants and shops. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is located 3 miles and has activities for all generations. The benefit to staying at this house is the renovations, which allow you to be very comfortable and for the location to everything that Santa Cruz has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lori: Thanks again for everything. We really, really enjoyed our time at Hale Kai. My son said it was the best Santa Cruz vacation ever….and we have been there a lot. It is perfect for us! Of course we hit the weather perfect! We would like to come back this summer. Take care and thanks again for sharing you great place! Cindy
Jun 2010
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No PARTIES, loud music, and or noises passed 10:00pm.
  • No Pets of any kind!
  • No smoking!
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has two sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , There is an enclosed outside shower with shampoo & condition
  • First bathroom has a spacious shower and bathtub for bathing children. In this bathroom there is a linen closest filled with bath towels and beach towels along with linens for the sofa beds. The vanity has two sinks and a large mirror. For your convenience we have shampoo, conditioner, body soap and a blow dryer for you to use during your stay. The second bathroom is newly decorated with tiled shower. It also has soaps and linens. We also have an outside shower with hot and cold water for you and the kids to shower from the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One convertible bed in the great room and one in the living.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , This is a double size bunkbed with a pack and play.
  • First bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has queen size double bunk beds, which sleeps 4 people. In this room there is T.V. and over 30 DVD's and toys for kids. We also offer a Pack and Play ( portable crib ) , high chair and a bounce available upon request,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a high chair, bounce and pack and play for rent. We ask that you bring your own sheets for the pack and play. All three items are available for $20 a day.


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Hawaiian Style Beach House ~ Ocean View ~ Steps to the Beach ~ Families Welcome
average rating of 4.935185 based on 109 reviews
Victoria, BC

Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely space - especially enjoyed the open kitchen/living room and the deck overlooking the lagoon and ocean!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you. I hope you will visit again. You are an ideal guest. Aloha!
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"Great Family Get Away!"

  • 5 of 5

Very nice rental within walking distance to a beautiful beach. Home was clean and very well stocked with basic necessities. The owner is very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

From the location, to the amenities, the home furnishings, and working with the owner-this house was the absolute perfect beach getaway for our family of 5! To begin, the house is set back from the street (with a gated yard-perfect for our two toddlers), creating a calm, quiet, peaceful retreat. We loved the outdoor shower, a must after a fun day at the beach, and the small "sand" room before you entered the house which held the great beach toys, boogie boards, and beach chairs-all provided by the owner. The beach is just a few blocks down the road and was not very busy at all, great sand, and even had tide pools we explored with the kiddos one morning. Inside the house is just as amazing as the outside. It is like Pottery Barn meets a Hawaiian beach house-so cute and really every amenity we needed: dishes, towels, linens, a Keurig! The beds were incredibly comfortable and the kids' room even had toys and movies to keep the littles entertained. The deck housed an amazing bbq and fire pit- both incredibly easy to use and a great feature-but the best part, the view! We were able to see whales while sipping our morning coffee. Finally, working with Lori was an absolute dream. She is very responsive and flexible-so wonderful to work with! We hope to come back to Hale Kai to make more memories! Thanks for a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Glad u had a wonderful trip with your family. Hope u can make it back again someday!
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El Dorado Hills, CA

Great spot to enjoy the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a great stay, close walk to the beach and close to the boardwalk and other attractions. Clean and well equipped and loved the outside deck for s'mores at night! Would recommend and will look to book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the craftsman style home; very clean and comfy - lots of room; comfortable beds; everything you need for cooking or grilling; bring your food and enjoy; smores with the grandkids; we stayed a week and could not have been happier!!! close to everything!! Thank you Lori and family!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This house is very nice, clean, and comfortable. Just two bedrooms, but the living space if big enough, and the view and location were great. Definitely recommend! 😎?

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Cowells is one of the best places to learn how to surf. There is a surf shop called Cowell's..."
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"Located with in walking distance of the house. This is a great restaurant to go to after a..."
The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point
"Yummy Ice Cream! Located not far from the house on 41st Ave."
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
"Great School!"
Capitola Beach
"On the water in Capitola! Good place for burgers and beer at sunset."
Surfrider Cafe
Neptune's Kingdom
"Great for kids. Located in the Santa Cruz Boardwalk"
Henry W. Coe State Park
"Great place to go hiking with kids or just to go see large redwoods."
99 Bottles of Beer on The Wall
"Haven't been here, but I like beer and it looks fun!"
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"Had friends tell me the really liked their crepes."
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
41st AVE
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
De LaVeage Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad / CAL-TRAINS
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ski
135 Miles

The house is centrally located to all the attractions in Santa Cruz.

Three miles away is the main attraction in Santa Cruz, the California Beach Boardwalk. The boardwalk has rides, events and attractions right on the beach. One mile away is Twin Lakes Beach. There you will find the Yacht Harbor, which offers beach volleyball, kayaks rentals and wonderful restaurants also on the beach. Two miles in the opposite direction is Capitola. Capitola is a quaint beach town, with many restaurants and boutique shops. Pleasure Point, which is a popular surf area and 41st Ave, which is filled with restaurants and surf shops, is 1 mile away.

Santa Cruz is apart of the Monterey Bay, which has endless possibilities for sight seeing. One of the most popular is the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey and Carmel, which is 45 miles away.

There is one little restaurant, that I love, which is within walking distance. It is called the Aloha Grill and it is about a block away from the house. They serve Hawaiian food and have live music on certain nights. I have a welcome binder at the house that has information on all the great restaurants in the area.

If you like to go for walks, you can walk to Pleasure Point, it is a very popular surf spot. It’s located about one mile from the house, To get there get on East Cliff Drive, the road in between our house and the beach, take a left and walk along the shoreline until you see the cliffs. It is a pretty walk and at the very end you will end up at 41st Ave, were all the surf shops are located. On 41st Ave there is a great coffee place called Verve. I would suggest a early morning walk to Verve, via PleasurePoint. Or, in the morning, you can walk to Starbucks, 4 minutes away, grab your coffee and walk to Sunny Cove to have your coffee and watch the waves crash on the shore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $169
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.