3 Bdrm/3 Bath Beautiful Home Near Twin Lakes & Harbor Beach(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)
Santa Cruz County Approved Vacation Rental Certificate number: CO00265
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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Member since: 2000
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 3 bathrooms, 3 showers, 1 tub
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
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
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- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
(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
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning fee $200
- Tax Rate 11%
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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Foot bridge across San Lorenzo River makes the Boardwalk readily accessible from Casa de Alta Loma (aka Garden Harbor Cottages.) Driving there is long and the parking is scarce and expensive. Use the kids wagon in the shed if you want to transport little ones, beer cooler, beach paraphernalia, granny, etc....MoreCollapse
It's an hour and a half drive from Casa de Alta Loma (aka Garden Harbor Cottages) traveling up Highway 17 to 280 north; and it's a very scenic drive. On the other hand, it's only 15 minutes longer to take Highway 1 up the coast and an even more beautiful drive. Up 280 and back on 1 gives the passengers the best views (and the most sun, by the way.)...MoreCollapse
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.
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, California, United States of America:
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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Spa, Private Deck, Patio Table & Chairs (6), Outside Shower, Back Gate
Spacious open living room, entertainment center, french doors to deck, gas fire
1st floor Guest bedroom, bright and sunny. Twin trundle bed (sleeps 2)
Sleeper couch or reading spot in the 2nd floor master bedroom
Master Bathroom on the 2nd floor of main house
Rear Deck, Picnic Table, Rear Entrance, & Cottage
Queen sized bed in private cottage studio, eat in kitchenette
Cottage bathroom and standing shower
Cozy Retreat for Two
Sunset sailing races on Wednesday nights
The lighthouse and clouds on a spectacular day.
Street View of Main House; the cottage is in the back.
Tasteful beach decor, queen sleeper couch
Kitchen in Main House, fully equipped
Master bedroom in the main house, 2nd floor, lofted ceilings
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
Sunny studio cottage with skylights
Cottage kitchenette, 2 burner stovetop
Back Shed full of beach equipment -- Chairs, Umbrellas, Cooler, Child's Wagon...
One of our gorgeous sunsets (From the Crow's Nest balcony)
Our beautiful beach just minutes from the house
Harbor Views from Balcony
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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