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Castle Beach Retreat - Relax at the Best Beach in Santa Cruz

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Having coffee on the deck while watching the kids

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Castle Beach Retreat offers an exciting 'spa like' atmosphere that is unmatched by other beach rentals. It is perfect for extend family reunions and retreats.

Castle Beach Retreat is a 2-story, 3000sq ft home directly across from one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz - Seabright Beach. Full-length windows overlook the beach and Santa Cruz Pier - allowing you to watch the sunset while barbecuing on the spacious balcony or lie in bed listening to the waves.

Seabright State Beach, known to locals as Castle Beach, is a south-facing beach with the reputation of being the warmest, sunniest beach on the Monterey Bay. Great for families, this State Beach has restrooms, lifeguards*, and since Castle Beach Retreat sits at the beach's main entrance, there are no stairs or cliffs to negotiate. Enjoy roasting marshmallows on one of the only beaches that allows bonfires. Plus due to limited beach parking, traffic is much lighter here compared to other popular beaches.

Seabright Beach lies between the Santa Cruz Harbor and famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, home of the Giant Dipper roller coaster. The Boardwalk is 3 blocks over the old train bridge (the same bridge featured in the movie Lost Boys) or 1 1/2 blocks during low tide (but you might get your feet wet). The harbor is a great place to charter boats or rent paddle boards, Hobbies, kayaks, etc. It also has some great places to eat. - Our location has easy access for even families with small kids to both attractions without the hassle of the crowds or parking.

The Seabright area is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Santa Cruz. Centrally located, you are only a short walk from coffee shops, delis and great restaurants. There is also several theaters in the downtown shopping district and there are activities likes concerts, roller skating, bowling, laser tag, climbing, hiking, biking and much more just minutes away.

Castle Beach Retreat proudly maintains the highest sanitary practices, adheres to all local ordinances and is professional managed by SCBR. This added level of quality offers the VRBO guest piece of mind and the ability to call someone when needed. The Retreat was renovated in 2012. It offers a spa like setting with 4+ bedrooms/3.5 baths, including 2 master bedrooms with ocean views. There are beds for up to 11 people as well as other attractive features: We allow up to 10 adults max. We do allow an additional + 2 children or combinations of less adults and more children.

- Upstairs, the spacious grand room features an entire wall of full-length windows and sliding glass doors. They connect to the balcony and provide spectacular beach views. Our balcony is considered by many neighbors as the best in the area. There is also an outdoor gas BBQ, a dining table that seats 12, a bar that seats 6, a 65” Plasma HDTV with DirecTV/BlueRay, a gas fireplace, and exposed high beam ceilings. Castle Beach Retreat has a whole-house Sonos entertainment system

- The beautiful kitchen overlooks the grand room and ocean. It offers just about anything you are likely to need for even a Thanksgiving dinner party including: silverware, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and serving utensils. This high-end kitchen is a chef's dream with a huge 11 foot working island attached to a bar for guests. It has the latest state-of-the art Jenn-Air microwave, warming drawer, double convention oven and inductive cook top. Also supplied is a toaster, coffee maker, coffee press, rice cooker and crock pot.

- You may never want to leave the upstairs master bedroom and bath. It offers a kingsize bed, 47' HDTV, Sonos entertainment system and walk-in closet. The master bath has a huge two person, extra deep tub, it's own 47” HDTV, Sonos sound system, and Robern vanities and cabinets.

- The downstairs master bedroom is a studio suite with a kingsize bed, kitchenette/dinning area, bath, 42” HDTV with DirecTV, and fireplace

- downstairs there are also two additional bedrooms, named the O Neil Room and Meg's Room respectively, and a large entertainment room/garage named the Ducati Room, as a solute to the famous motorcycle company. The Ducati Room offers guests a new 65' plasma HDTV, SatTV receiver and Playstation 3 with BlueRay. It is perfect for the young or young at heart. The O Neil and Meg's Rooms are both connected to a “shotgun” bathroom. Meg's Room has a twin over double bunk-bed with an additional pull-out single bed. The O Neil Room has a queen-size bed.

- There is an outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a hose to rinse off the sand

Come enjoy an unbeatable beach getaway!

Notes:
Because of the location and city ordinances we must limit guest to two cars maximum

Lifeguard service is seasonal

Keywords: Castle Beach Retreat

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: german, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Part of a bunk bed (twin over double), Twin or Single Beds (3) Part of a bunk bed (twin over double), Baby Cribs (1) a fold-out crib is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    5 HDTVs...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Castle Beach Retreat looks out over Seabright beach and the Santa Cruz pier...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Castle Beach Retreat is directly across the street from Seabright Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Castle Beach Retreat looks out over Seabright beach and the Santa Cruz pier...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Castle Beach Retreat is directly across the street from Seabright Beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

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  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Details provided in a Guest Book on where to obtain Catering...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rates
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$750 $850
Fri, Sat
$4,000
Summer Rates
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall Rates
Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$750 $850
Fri, Sat
$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

7 night min during Summer and some holidays. Refunds up to 60 days before your stay. After that, refunds only on a best efforts basis on renting that time.

We will send you a contract. Once we receive the signed contact and a check or Paypal payment for the deposit, you are set. Paypal payments for rent and/or deposit are also accepted now for a fee of 2.9%. Please inquire about holiday rates for Christmas, New Years Thanksgiving, Forth of July and Spring Breaks


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: Lou and Sacha have rented out their beach house for years. They live in Los Gatos and use the house for themselves and their kids frequently as well. Sacha is originally from the Netherlands and works in high tech public relations. Lou is from Northern California and works in high tech sales. They love to travel and often rent other homes on VRBO for their family trips.


Contact us

Speaks: german, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Having coffee on the deck while watching the kids

    Having coffee on the deck while watching the kids

  • View from Kitchen

    View from Kitchen

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Steam shower, two person tub with 47inch TV and high-tech Robern vanities

    Steam shower, two person tub with 47inch TV and high-tech Robern vanities

  • You could see these guys from the kitchen! They hung out for 2 weeks last winter

    You could see these guys from the kitchen! They hung out for 2 weeks last winter

  • Seabright sits between the Beach Boardwalk & Harbor (house is in the middle)

    Seabright sits between the Beach Boardwalk & Harbor (house is in the middle)

  • Exploring a local sea cave on Seabright Beach

    Exploring a local sea cave on Seabright Beach

  • Biplane rides along the coastline are just minutes away

    Biplane rides along the coastline are just minutes away

  • Castle Beach Retreat underwent a major interior remodel in 2012,

    Castle Beach Retreat underwent a major interior remodel in 2012,

  • The new kitchen offers state-of-the-art appliances and lots of new cabinets

    The new kitchen offers state-of-the-art appliances and lots of new cabinets

  • Retract the power shade in the spa-like steam shower to get a view of the ocean

    Retract the power shade in the spa-like steam shower to get a view of the ocean

  • The 2nd master bedroom downstairs has the same great views as the Great Room

    The 2nd master bedroom downstairs has the same great views as the Great Room

  • Shot of house from the beach (light green house to the right)

    Shot of house from the beach (light green house to the right)

  • Seabright beach is wide, south-facing and considered one of the nicest in the SC

    Seabright beach is wide, south-facing and considered one of the nicest in the SC

  • Seabright is one of the only beaches that allows an open fire

    Seabright is one of the only beaches that allows an open fire

  • Kids making a play area out of winter driftwood

    Kids making a play area out of winter driftwood

VRBO #167568

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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