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3 Bdrm/3 Bath Beautiful Home Near Twin Lakes & Harbor Beach

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Spa, Private Deck, Patio Table & Chairs (6), Outside Shower, Back Gate

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa de Alta Loma is THE perfect location for your Santa Cruz escape! Located steps from Twin Lakes Beach and the SC Yacht Harbor, this home away from home is just waiting for you. The Casa features a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath main house, as well as a separate guest cottage for 2 (complete with en suite bathroom and eat in kitchen). The backyard is an absolute oasis - enjoy it from the 6 person hot tub!! We cannot wait to host you. Come see for your selves!

Santa Cruz County Approved Vacation Rental Certificate number: CO00265

Details:
Audio/video equipment, including Comcast Xfinity service, is provided in each bedroom and in the living/dining area of the main house. The master bedroom has a wall mounted TV with a bedside remote control. The second bedroom has a wall mounted TV and a DVD-CD player. The living/dining room entertainment center includes a DVD/CD player, and a Router/Receiver/Recorder, and a dual-control Sony PlayStation2. The third bedroom, which is in the cottage, also has a TV mounted on the wall.

The private, back deck, located between the main house and the cottage, offers a Weber propane grill, a George Forman electric grill, a picnic table with chairs and adjustable umbrella, a user friendly spa, and an outside (adjustable hot and cold water) shower for your sandy beach return or spa cool-down. The fencing and lush foliage offer pleasing visual privacy to enhance your back yard relaxation.

There is a second, cozy deck between the house and the shed. It has a large umbrella, small table and two chairs for a private retreat for two.

Beach equipment is provided in the storage shed. It contains sand buckets and shovels, swim noodles, a kid’s boogie board, heavy canvas beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and, most importantly, a large kid’s wagon to help tote kids and/or paraphernalia back and forth to the sea. Also, there is a wheeled, collapsible cooler for cold drinks, etc. Beach equipment varies throughout the summer - please ask directly should you need something in particular.

Games, puzzles, and toys are provided for the amusement of all. Games ranging from Classic Monopoly to Go Fish offer a spectrum of entertainment for all ages. The large living room coffee table lends itself well to ongoing 500 or 1000 piece puzzles for occasional, spontaneous attention/distraction.

Dozens of various DVDs, CDs, & PS2 discs are provided for your enjoyment. They are located in the media console in the living room.

Essential foodstuff, like salt and pepper, are provided in the kitchen in the main house, of course. In addition, you will find a variety of spices, some sugar substitute, filled ice trays, and a propane canister and utensils for the BBQ.

Keywords: Cottages, sleeps 8, yacht harbor, beach, Monterey Bay, Beach Boardwalk, Live Oak, Crows Nest, Chardonnay, surf, kayak, hot tub, outside shower, bungalow.

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408 655 9897

Owner

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The responsible renter must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    A Pack-N-Play and a high chair are available upon advance request at no charge....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a $200 fumigation charge for violation of the no smoking restriction. (Not including medicinal inhalants, of course.)...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry. We cannot accept pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Pack & Play/Cribs (1), and a high chair are available upon request at no extra charge. (Alerting us to your request before arrival is necessary.), Queen Sleep Sofa (1) or Futons (1) One queen and one single....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We try to provide small, individual guest soaps and some shampoo/conditioner in the bathrooms. However, it is best to bring your own toiletries. A printer is available for your use (with a little install). Please remember that this is a home you are renting, and not a hotel. Every effort will be made to give you the best experience possible, but please imagine that you are staying at your favorite Auntie's house by the sea and treat it accordingly. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    many books available to borrow/read...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games provided in front bedroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) One in each bedroom and one in the living room....moreless

  • Television:

    4 TVs throughout the home...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Sony Play Station 2. Two sets of contolers....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (25) Over two dozen PS2 discs....moreless

  • Video Library:

    More than two dozen, diverse DVD's in library....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Harbor views of masts and sails....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Thermostatically controlled....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi throughout the house & cottage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linens are provided for you. Please strip the beds as you depart (really helps!)....moreless

  • Living Room:

    High ceilings, windows and french doors, spacious and sunny...moreless

  • Parking:

    One driveway & on street parking. On street parking is controlled by guest permits from April - September. 2 permits are available for extra cars. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One space in the driveway (off street) plus two in front of house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is no home phone in the house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Shower and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed, wireless access extends throughout the house, decks, and rear cottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Also, nearby Harbor Cafe accepts small private banquet reservations for dinner/evening. And Harbor Cafe has good food, good service, and a casual atmosphere. Crow's Nest for more 'formal' groups....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee in main house and 1 small coffee maker in the Cottage...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    (2) The main house kitchen is large, bright, & exceptionally well equipped. The cottage kitchen is small but complete allowing the garden cottage to be self-sufficient for two of the guests in your group....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Also, a toaster oven....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Various - sugar, salt, flour, some condiments ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Including a small refrigerator in the cottage....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) Faux wicker bar chairs (2) and bar table on each of two, second story balconies off the Master Bedroom. Limited harbor/ocean views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    2 cruiser bikes available for additional $50 rental fee/damage deposit. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Wood deck surrounded by foilage. Additional, small, private deck w/ 2 chairs, an umbrella, and a small table -- a cozy retreat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards available in the shed...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Six-person, Hot-Spring brand, spa/tub with vigorous water jet action. Being in the deck, access is very easy. An outside shower for beach return is also available....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400 $450
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,543 $8,319
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

If any discrepancies are found, the web is the most updated resource.

Holiday rates equal High Season week end rates.

For stays of 30 days or more we give a 35% discount and, in addition, you save the 9.5% (11.0% after June 30, 2013) county tax.

If you cancel your reservation more than 30 days in advance, I will provide a full refund, minus any credit card transaction fees.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

34 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International airport (SJC)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crow's Nest
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 17
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Johnny's Harborside
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor Beach

Stand Up Paddle & Kayaking are available steps from our house. Kayak Connection is literally located at the end of our block. Water vehicle rentals are available nearby as well.

A FREE harbor water taxi is available during the peak season to take you back and forth to Aldo's restaurant or the Crow's Nest (Roughly May to September).

Excellent Food and Fun can be found within walking distance - Seabright Brewery, Johnny's Harborside, Il Posto, Engfer woodfire pizza, etc all just 1/2 a mile's walk door-to-door. Cafe Cruz is a local breakfast spot just 2 blocks down towards 7th.

Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton offers train rides from/to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as scenic rides through the redwood forests.

Several good wineries are nearby -- Stores, Soquel, Bargetto, et al.

Famous 17-mile Drive and California's oldest golf course, Pebble Beach, are w/i a half hour's drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: I purchased Casa de Alta Loma in 2013 as the fulfillment of a life-long dream to live close to a beautiful beach in an environment that soothes the soul. I have lived in and around Santa Cruz for a decade now and finally decided on just the right spot (Live Oaks) and the perfect home (Alta Loma). I use it often and enjoy the environment tremendously. I love to entertain my friends and family from the East Coast at the beach house - they just cannot get over how idyllic life in Santa Cruz can be. For example, the Saturday morning Ukelele and sing-along down on the beach is a unique way to entertain grandchildren as well as adults. We usually get coffee at the Kind Grind (right there on the beach) and just listen. My 4 yr. old niece has played along with the crowd. (Don't expect skilled musicians but do expect friendliness and old time sing-along songs.) I was born and raised outside of Boston, MA and relocated to the West Coast to work in the Software Industry. I hope you come enjoy the house and all it has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
The location is ideal. You can hear the ocean, the sea lions, and the gulls but not the young neighboring renters who are right down on the beach. It's a 2 minute walk to the harbor where you will find a favorite restaurant -- Johnny's Harborside. It's a 4 minute walk to the beach which is wide and long. I often run the entire stretch from my beach down to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk all on the sand (at low tide!). It's about 13 minutes walk to the east entrance of the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Driving gets you to a lot of popular destinations: E.g., Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola is 3 miles away and SF and Big Sur are each about an hour and a half away, in opposite directions.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Casa de Alta Loma is a great place to BBQ and I do often. The deck is pleasant and cool in the summer and a convenient place to dine. The back cottage is fully supplied for two so a couple who wants a little privacy from the crowd have an ideal option. (I have personal friends who fit that bill.) I use the internet too much but it is nice to be able to have access anywhere on the premises. For whale watching or just ocean cruising, the nearby berthed Chardonnay II is a 70 foot luxury sailing yacht offering two hour to all day excursions including champagne brunches and sunset cruises.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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  • Spa, Private Deck, Patio Table & Chairs (6), Outside Shower, Back Gate

    Spa, Private Deck, Patio Table & Chairs (6), Outside Shower, Back Gate

  • Spacious open living room, entertainment center, french doors to deck, gas fire

    Spacious open living room, entertainment center, french doors to deck, gas fire

  • 1st floor Guest bedroom, bright and sunny. Twin trundle bed (sleeps 2)

    1st floor Guest bedroom, bright and sunny. Twin trundle bed (sleeps 2)

  • Sleeper couch or reading spot in the 2nd floor master bedroom

    Sleeper couch or reading spot in the 2nd floor master bedroom

  • Master Bathroom on the 2nd floor of main house

    Master Bathroom on the 2nd floor of main house

  • Rear Deck, Picnic Table, Rear Entrance, & Cottage

    Rear Deck, Picnic Table, Rear Entrance, & Cottage

  • Queen sized bed in private cottage studio, eat in kitchenette

    Queen sized bed in private cottage studio, eat in kitchenette

  • Cottage bathroom and standing shower

    Cottage bathroom and standing shower

  • Cozy Retreat for Two

    Cozy Retreat for Two

  • Sunset sailing races on Wednesday nights

    Sunset sailing races on Wednesday nights

  • The lighthouse and clouds on a spectacular day.

    The lighthouse and clouds on a spectacular day.

  • Street View of Main House; the cottage is in the back.

    Street View of Main House; the cottage is in the back.

  • Tasteful beach decor, queen sleeper couch

    Tasteful beach decor, queen sleeper couch

  • Kitchen in Main House, fully equipped

    Kitchen in Main House, fully equipped

  • Master bedroom in the main house, 2nd floor, lofted ceilings

    Master bedroom in the main house, 2nd floor, lofted ceilings

  • One of two balconies off the 2nd floor master bedroom. Views of the harbor

    One of two balconies off the 2nd floor master bedroom. Views of the harbor

  • Private Deck, Spa, Front of Cottage, French Doors to Main House Living Room

    Private Deck, Spa, Front of Cottage, French Doors to Main House Living Room

  • Sunny studio cottage with skylights

    Sunny studio cottage with skylights

  • Cottage kitchenette, 2 burner stovetop

    Cottage kitchenette, 2 burner stovetop

  • Back Shed full of beach equipment -- Chairs, Umbrellas, Cooler, Child's Wagon...

    Back Shed full of beach equipment -- Chairs, Umbrellas, Cooler, Child's Wagon...

  • One of our gorgeous sunsets (From the Crow's Nest balcony)

    One of our gorgeous sunsets (From the Crow's Nest balcony)

  • Our beautiful beach just minutes from the house

    Our beautiful beach just minutes from the house

  • Harbor Views from Balcony

    Harbor Views from Balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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3 Bdrm/3 Bath Beautiful Home Near Twin Lakes & Harbor Beach

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