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Great 26th Ave Beach House, Just 1 House to Beach, 10 + 8 Children + 3 Dogs

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

10 Adults & Teens plus 8 Children in 4 private bedrooms and 5 additional areas.

This spacious house sleeps 10 GUESTS (Adults and Teens) in Beds AND 8 CHILDREN 11 YEARS OLD AND UNDER, on Sofa Sleepers or in a crib.

(Santa Cruz #CO00145)

You won’t want to leave our large beach house, just steps away from the 26th Ave Beach. The 2900 Sq. Ft. and a deck that stretches the length of the house for even more room to soak in the sun, the sounds of the surf, and the oceans breezes.

Relaxing views of Monterey Bay from decks, dining room, kitchen and from living room and master bedroom, both of which have vaulted ceilings. Living and dining rooms have gas fireplaces. Recline on the sofa, or the master suite’s king-size bed and enjoy the ocean view -sail boats by day, colorful sunsets by evening.

Walk the beach and explore the tide pools. Bring your water toys, there’s great surfing, boogie and skim boarding. Sit and watch the sea lions and otters in the nearby kelp beds, or dolphins and whales as they go by. Enjoy our hot outdoor shower to rinse off the sand before jumping into the hot spa.

Ride one of our several bikes for a scenic bike tour along East Cliff Drive to Capitola or north through beaches, the harbor and onto Santa Cruz. Remember to bring you helmets.








CLEANING$400 - $550, DAMAGE WAIVER FEE $99 - $75, MEET & GREET $75,



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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Jean

I am a 4th generation California. My grandparents owned a home in Santa Cruz, which I used to visit frequently.

I travel the world picking up ideas as I go, to make your stay the best possible. I love my home by the bay, and would like to share it with you.

Jean purchased this house in 2007

Why Jean chose Santa Cruz

We like to think of it as our villa by the sea. It's spacious enough to house our 3 grown children, and a few friends with their younger children.

Being by the beach, the views, the reverse floor plan that allows for great sunset views and entertaining.

Create great feasts in the large kitchen, watch the ocean while you cook, then sit down and eat by the one of the two fireplace in the dining areas or on the deck during the sunset.

What makes this house unique

Great views and easy safe access , (no climbing over rocks), to one of the best beaches in the county.

Spacious house with an amazing floor plan. Lots of places to chill out an take a nap or read that captivating book. Two fireplaces to cozy up to or play one of our many board games in front of.

Well stocked kitchen, with double ovens, lots of counter space for a chefs cook-off and a gas grill close by on the deck over looking the ocean. You can even watch the sails boats go by and whales spout as you prep for a family feast.

A great deck to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the natural sea life on the bay or watch the surfers getting ready to go down to catch a wave. Or, in the late afternoon, sipping your favorite beverage with friends as you watch the amazing sunsets over the Monterey bay and perhaps catch sight of whales, dolphins or a couple of seals.

There are lots for bicycles in the garage to

choose from, so make sure to bring your helmets. We also have an assortment of boogie boards, wet suits, skim boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand toys, volley ball and badminton sets, and a tennis table.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a great stay at your "roomy" house. Great view, great access to the beach. Good lay-out for all ages. We'll be back again. - from Southern California (Thousand Oaks), Belmont & Menlo Park
Aug 2008
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sink, Closet
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is next to Cypress Room.
    Out Door Hot Shower - outdoor shower , Hot outdoor Shower
    Full Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Suite has attached bathroom. 2nd full bathroom upstairs. 3rd full bathroom downstairs. Hot outdoor shower is next to outside garage access door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Ocean Side Room, - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or 1 King beds available at your request.
    Dining Room, with Ocean View. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Inner Spring Futon by 2nd Fireplace.
    Master Suite with Ocean View, 300 SQ.FT. - 1 king , Room for one or both of our delux blow-up beds plus our crib
    Mt. Side Room, - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 Twins or 1 King bed availabe at your request.
    Game Room leads to outdoor Jacuzzie Spa. - 2 twin/ single , Twin Daybed with Matching Twin Trundle is open to TV Room.
    Cypress Rm, 176+ Sq.Ft - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 Twins or 1 King, Wood Portable Crib
    Entertainment Room With 42' Blue Ray TV - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Sleep with available Pillow Top for extra comfort
    Living Room with Ocean View. - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen & Single Sofa Sleepers with available pillow tops.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 10 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Note: The house is fine for infants and school aged children, but could pose some hazards for toddlers, who might hurt themselves bumping into sharp table edges, falling down the central staircase, through the staircase railing or deck railing or playing with the electrical outlets. In other words this house has not been child proofed. No Parties. No Smoking, incense, or candles allowed in house or on or around wood deck. We will provide battery operated candles to help you set your romantic atmosphere. ASK FIRST, if you are considering doing anything one of the above noted items. This is our personal home. Please respect it as you would your own.


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Great 26th Ave Beach House, Just 1 House to Beach, 10 + 8 Children + 3 Dogs
average rating of 4.766667 based on 45 reviews
Santa Cruz, CA

This beach house is fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a wonderful experience staying at the 26th avenue beach house has been. We enjoyed a week long family reunion in concert with my sister's wedding and it has been as warm and wonderful as one could imagine. The home is large and comfortable with a great fully equipped kitchen, nice dining area, big great room with fireplace and plenty of bedrooms and nooks as well. The views are spectacular- your practically right over the beach and the the Monterey Bay is just so picturesque. Really lovely experience this beach house is. I'd definitely recommend this beach house to any family or group who wants to have one of those remember forever experiences.

All the descriptions advertised are accurate. We have nothing to complain about at all. The owner was very helpful- she expressed that she wanted everything to be right for our special occasion and I thought that was very sweet.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everyone who stayed with us loved the home and its location.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Great house for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Jean's house was perfect for our mini family reunion in early April. The view was amazing, the beds were comfortable, and the house had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our time together. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious beach rental

  • 5 of 5

The listing says it sleeps 10 and there are more than enough beds for everyone to have space.

This is our second time staying here and both times have been wonderful. The kitchen is fully stocked. The garage has pingpong, bikes, and other outdoor equipment. There are also movies and board games.

The hot tub was warm and a great plus. There are spectacular ocean views from the house.

The checkout process is simple.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Santa Cruz beach home, great for extended families

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jean!

I apologize for the late note. Your beach house is as advertised. We had a great time and everyone loved your place! My mother-in-law asked me three times to rent the house again next year while we were packing up to leave. Thank you so much.

Kind regards, Jeff

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Homey dog friendly beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home truly felt like a "home" with everything a guest could ever want. We didn't want to leave! Its just a stones throw to an amazing dog friendly beach, and our pups got used to going there every single day. I would absolutely recommend this great home!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
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Moran Lake Beach
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
Our favorite place to hike amoung the Gianat Redwoods. Bring your camera, and hiking boots....
Phil's Fish Market and Eatery
Elkhorn Slough Safari Nature
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Monterey Canyon
Elkhorn Slough
Caruso's Corner
Caruso's Tuscan Cuisine
Cozy restaurant with amazing Tuscan cuisine. Book in advance as their schedule fills up, or...
Manuel's Mexican Restaurant
Great local hangout, friendly lively atmosphere. Friday night special must be ordered in adv...
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Point
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cole's Bar-B-Que
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
26th Avenue State Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Amusement Park, Local Farmers Market on Sundays, Kayaking, Sail aboard the Chardony,SCUBA, Capitola and Santa Cruz Wharfs, Restaurants, Shops, Hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Incidental $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Pre Clean / Setup $475 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

For discounted rates inquire today. Rates vary and may change without notice. Minimum stay varies 2 - 7 nights, and these High season shorter stays must be adjacent to an existing reservation. For an accurate offer contact owner. Let us know the age of each individual guest to comply with county ordinances, and how many dogs will be staying as well, (3 dog Max).
Please contact owner for exact pricing.
Change over day is on Sunday or occasionally on Friday. Expect to pay extra for arrival, and/or departure on a Saturday and occasionally on a Sunday, (when Sunday part of a 3 day weekends).

When available short summer and winter Holiday stays must be sandwiched in between existing stays.
Discount Rate applies only for 7 night stays Sunday to Sunday, or, occasionally Fri - Fri.
Any stay that covers a Fri, Sat and Sun weekend nights, will be charged at the higher 2 night weekend rate.
Guest Signer that is 34 years old or less agrees to have their insurance agent add Abante Realty, LLC as an additional insured to their policy and and have their agent email a copy of the Declaration page to owner. This protects the guest and owner from 3rd party lawsuits. Ask your insurance agent for more details regarding their free service.

We also suggest that all guests immediately get travelers insurance and that they add to it other expenses as they are purchased for your trip, especially those that flights and car rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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