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Discount Prices: Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, and Boardwalk!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

You are invited to experience Santa Cruz at the 'Seabright Cottage'. This beautiful single family home has a spacious, sunny interior; a perfect place for relaxation and vacation comfort. Our 'Cottage' is close to many Santa Cruz attractions with a central Harbor location. The famous Seabright Beach is 2 blocks away, where the seals, dolphins, and sea otters like to play. Well-known local eateries, coffee shops, and bars are within minutes. You can park your car for this vacation!

Upstairs is the Master Bedroom, outside deck, walk-in closet, and bathroom. The outside deck has chairs available for early morning coffee sipping.

Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is a loft with a comfortable futon and a TV, for your relaxation time.

The downstairs Bedroom has a bunk with twin on top, and double on the bottom. The large closet and bureau make it a wonderful room for kids and/or a family. A full bath completes the picture.

In our living room, kick back in comfortable furniture, enjoy the gas fireplace, or watch TV/Cable/DVD's in a bright and cheery atmosphere. Help yourself to our collection of board games and puzzles!

The dining room is adjacent to a fully stocked kitchen, with lots of counter space. We have included basic cooking spices and kitchen essentials for your use.

Exit the back door to a quiet garden patio, complete with an outdoor shower. What a great way to clean up after a day at the beach!

Utilize our cabinet full of beach towels and our beach toy crate for your visits to the beach. Folding beach chairs complete the picture.

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Katherine Hayes Rodriguez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Katherine Hayes Rodriguez

We originally built the 'Seabright Cottage' as a gathering place for extended family and friends. My parents bought the lot in 1971, and the (very small) shack built there was demolished to make way for the new house 30 years later.

As a vacation rental, our visitors get the opportunity to enjoy the ocean, beach, great places to eat, parks, Harbor, etc. as much as we do.

We visit frequently from our home in Truckee. Our kids love the transition from the mountains to the ocean environment, and spend countless hours at Seabright Beach, a 5 minute walk from our house, and down the steps to the beach. We love our friendly little neighborhood; the well maintained gardens are colorful and a joy to inspect on our daily walks to the beach!

The Boardwalk is also within walking distance. We enjoy visiting Steamer's Lane (close to the Boardwalk), where all of the locals surf.

Occasionally, we go Downtown to hear music, see a movie, go to the bookstore, or browse the many little shops.

My husband is a General Contractor and keeps the Cottage in ship shape. Our good friend, Debbie, is our on-site Manager, and lives close by.

I spend time in my home office year round working on the maintenance, upkeep, and rentals of Seabright Cottage.

In addition, I spend winters as a Ski instructor/Coach at Squaw Valley USA, and Instructor/Trainer for Disabled Sports USA at Alpine Meadows ski area.

I enjoy providing our tenants with a great place to stay in Santa Cruz.

Katherine Hayes Rodriguez purchased this house in 1971

Why Katherine Hayes Rodriguez chose Seabright

The Seabright Cottage is in a neighborhood of first home owners and locals. It is a well maintained, friendly, and safe area.

What makes this house unique

Nearby Restaurants include: La Cancun Taqueria, La Posta,Seabreeze Cafe, Betty's Burgers, Brady's Yacht Club, Seabright Brewery, Java Junction, Enfger Pizza, Drunk Monkey

Market: Day's Market


Seabright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our house is in a quiet, primary homeowner neighborhood. If you play loud music, stay up late, or park many cars, this is NOT the rental for you.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , The Bunk bed has a Single on top, and a Double on the bottom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , The Futon is located in the loft, adjacent to the Master Bed
  • *Master Bedroom: Queen size Bed (2 people). *Loft: Fold out Futon to a bed (1 adult or 2 children) ; sheets & blankets provided. *Downstairs Bedroom: Bunk Beds (1); this has a double bed on the bottom, and a single on the top (sleeps 3).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Park your car for this vacation! Easy walk (2 blocks) to beautiful Seabright Beach. Voted 'Best Beach in Santa Cruz' by Good Times Magazine, the famous Seabright Beach has seasonal lifeguards and bonfires available year-round. People enjoy walking, skim boarding, volleyball & sunbathing here. This beach is adjacent to Santa Cruz Harbor and the Walton Lighthouse, numerous cafe's/restaurants, and the Natural History Museum. Close by are the Boardwalk Amusement Park, the Surfer's Museum, Lighthouse Field & State Beach, Twin Lakes State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and Natural Bridges Beach/State Park. Take a short stroll for daily beach fun, and evening viewings of beautiful sunsets. Also close by: Gourmet Breakfast, numerous Bars, Oceanfront dining and Seafood Cuisine.


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Discount Prices: Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, and Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews

Pleasant comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

This is a pleasant 2 bedroom + loft (with futon) clean well kept home with a modern interior in a safe comfortable neighborhood. It's a short walk to the ocean bluff and a 1.5 mile walk to Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We were pleased with all aspects of our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Comfortable Cottage near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I just enjoyed my fourth weekend stay at Seabright cottage. The location is perfect, just two pleasant blocks from the beach and in easy walking distance of good restaurants (burgers to gourmet Italian), a brewery and cafe. The cottage is full of light and very comfortable. The owner and manager keep it maintained and sparkly clean. I slept very well on the comfortable beds. The best part for me is the neighborhood and easy access to the beach. The owner is very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend the Seabright Cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd stay at wonderful Seabright cottage

  • 5 of 5

I've enjoyed staying at this quaint, well kept cottage before and it didn't disappoint for our second visit! Our weekend get-a-way was just 2 nights and wished it could have been more! I ended up sleeping upstairs in the loft, on the futon and was quite comfortable there. We walked the short distance to the fabulous beach & was treated to a beautiful full moon. Walking distance to several nice restaurants too. Owner obviously takes pride in maintaining this cottage well. Absolutely no complaints. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, clean, uncomfortable.

  • 3 of 5

The location can't be beat. We walked everywhere, to the beach, to the boardwalk, to breakfast.

The communication with Katherine was decent. Not super fast but totally fine.

The house was clean. The queen mattress and the pillows were uncomfortable though. We both sank to the center of the mattress every night and my back hurt by the end of the trip. There was no soap provided in the shower which seems like an easy thing to provide but was inconvenient for us to get. There were no hooks for towels in the upstairs bathroom so we draped them over doors. Again, seems like an easy thing to fix. The furnishings were minimal and pretty cheap but sufficed just fine. I think with some minor changes, this place could be much nicer.

This place is decent but nothing amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week, and were impressed how clean and well kept the cottage was, and the extra beach chairs and towels were great to have. It was only a couple of blocks to the cliffs with a staircase down to Castle Beach. There was construction going on both across the street and in the house in back, but this will probably be over soon. The back patio area was very small but sunny and warm.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family, great location to walk to beach and easy walk to Boardwalk but far enough away to feel laid back. I recommend to anyone to unwind

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose International (Norman Mineta)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Betty's Burgers
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seabright State Beach
Car: recommended

Park your car and start your vacation! The 'Seabright Cottage' has many amenities within walking distance. Walk to the corner and enjoy a latte, visit the local brewery, or have a meal at one of the best breakfast places in town. The Harbor, Walton Lighthouse, animal & sea life, and boat watching are within 2 blocks. The Seabright community is an attractive, friendly neighborhood, and we walk just down the block to famous Seabright Beach! Many state parks and beaches are within a short driving distance.

Plan time to walk to the local Natural History Museum, 2 blocks away. A full day is needed to spend at the Boardwalk, only 1 mile away.

Santa Cruz is a central hub-bub for the music scene, with an active night-life in the downtown area. Enjoy unique shopping and excellent dining in the center of town!

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

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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