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Sea Angel - Ocean Views & Steps to the Sand at Seabright Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Beach House (1 is a Loft Bedroom), 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Open 1,800 sf. 2 1/2 Story floor plan with 3 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths, with Upstairs Sleeping Accommodations with 7 Beds for 9-10 People, consisting of 3 Twin Beds in the 3rd floor Loft Bedroom, 1 Double Bed & 1 Twin Trundle/Day Bed (2 Twin Mattresses) in the 2nd floor Hall Bedroom, & 1 Cal. King sized 'Pillow Top' Bed in the 2nd floor Master Bedroom; Plenty of Off Street Parking-No permit required. 330 sf. Ocean View Deck w/Stainless Steel Propane BBQ Grill, Umbrella Table w/chairs & 2 Chaise Lounges. Inside Laundry Room. Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Shower. Motion Sensored Exterior Security Lighting & Garage Lighting. Wireless WiFi. Cable TV, 4 HD TV's, & 4 blue ray DVD disc Players.

Self Hosted Luxurious Lodging only 4 Doors to the Coast & another 2 doors to the Sea bright Beach Access Steps; Or you can also walk directly onto the sand at Castle Beach, a block away. This Santa Cruz Beach Rental is located within a short walking distance to most of the Best Tourist Treasures Santa Cruz has to Offer!

Charming Cape Cod located on the Coveted 'Avenues', the quiet side of Santa Cruz, on the wide & warm 'Banana Belt' caressed between the Yacht Harbor & the Historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Wharf.

Elegantly Decorated in a Romantic Cottage Style with Vintage Depression Glass & Antiques. Comfortably Furnished in Elegant Beach Chic w/Reclining Leather Living Room Furniture, Waverly, Ralph Lauren, & Rachel Ashley Designer Fabric Accents/Window Treatments/Bedding, Baby Gate for the stairs, Magnified Lighted Make-up Mirror, Iron & Ironing Board, Formal Dining Table seating for 10, White Resin Wicker Umbrella Table & 330 sf. Ocean View Deck with Alfresco Seating for 7, Beach Umbrella & 3 Chairs for the sand, & a Delightfully Equipped Kitchen!

This Santa Cruz Beach Rental is just steps to Seabright Beach, which was Voted the 'Best Beach in Santa Cruz' by Good Times Magazine, with it's Volleyball Nets, Fire Ring Pits, & Picturesque Views of 2 Landmark Lighthouses, the Boardwalk, Wharf, and the Yacht Harbor Entrance.

Short drive to Fabulous Antiquing & Shopping Areas, Or WALK to World Class Surfing, Swimming, Sailing, Fishing, Beach Lounging, & seasonally...Harbor Seals, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Dolphin & Whale Watching...which can occasionally even be seen from the Ocean View Deck!

WALK to the many fabulous Restaurants including the famous Stagnaro's, Gilda's, & the Dolphin on the Wharf; The Crow's Nest, Johnny's Harbor side, Cafe La Paloma, & Aldo's on the Yacht Harbor; The Sea bright area's Alfresco Cafe - The Brewery, & the Locals' favorite of the Sea Breeze Cafe.

15 Minute WALK to the FREE Friday Night Summer Concerts, with Delightful Fun for the Kids on the Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, where the historic “Big Dipper” Roller Coaster is located.

2 Minute Walk to the Marina Loading Dock, near Aldo's Restaurant, for a FREE Seasonal (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Weekend Water Taxi across the Harbor to Twin Lakes Beach & Harbor Fun! We provide a City Map & Santa Cruz Traveler's Guide to each Guest, for your use and to take home with you.

Within a 45 minute car ride to the Monterey Aquarium and Cannery Row Shops & Restaurants.

Keywords: Luxurious Seabright Beach House

More Details

Mary Faria
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Mary Faria

Mary Faria is a Real Estate Broker and professional Property Manager & Stager, specializing in Santa Cruz/San Jose area Real Estate. She is a contributing Author to the 2012 book, 'Sell Your House Fast FOR THE Right Price!'

She enjoys providing a memorable and cherished beach experience for their guests at their Sea Angel beach cottage that she decorated in a romantic 'Beach Chic'. Her vintage decorating style was featured on the cover of the February 2010 issue of 'Today's Vintage” Magazine

Mary Faria purchased this house in 2004

Why Mary Faria chose Seabright

Fabulous Location-Walk Everywhere! Quick 15 minute walk to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk & Wharf, only 2 Minute walk to the Harbor & Restaurants. Seabright Beach is just steps from the House, where you can play volleyball or picnic on the Beach-only 4 Doors to the sand! Sea Breeze Cafe, a local's favorite, is a short 1 1/2 block walk on Seabright Avenue, & serves the most delicious Potato Pancakes on Friday mornings - Try it you'll like it!

What makes this house unique

Take short Walks to the Seabright Beach Lighthouse, Santa Cruz Harbor, Wharf, or the Historic Boardwalk Amusement Park. Walk or Bike ride around the picturesque Harbor trail or the West Cliff Promenade, or shop the beach shops on the Wharf. Take the Trolley from the Boardwalk to shop the charming downtown area. Walk to the end of the Wharf to see the Sea Lions, or view Dolphins seasonally from the Sea Angel's 330 sf. Ocean View Deck. Go antiquing to the fabulous shops up Soquel Avenue starting before 41st Ave in Capitola & finishing in Aptos, or go Wine Tasting at the many local wineries.


Seabright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please fill out & email back your info @ the bottom of our Rental Agreement, so we can email you your Vacation Rental contract for signature.
  • We also have a fax number ofxxx-xxx-xxxx for your convenience.
  • PayPal payments incur a 3% fee which is typically not reflected on the VRBO quote. Last minute reservations can be paid by Cashiers Check to avoid fee
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths with spacious 2 person Stall Shower in Hall bath, and Tub under Shower in Master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lighted Magnified Make-up Mirror; King size beds (1) California King Pillow Top Mattress in the large luxurious Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Heart Wrought Iron Double Bed in Hall Bedroom dressed in Rachel Ashwell, Twin or Single Beds (5) 3 Twin Beds in Loft Bedroom dressed in Waverly Sweet Violets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day Trundle Bed in Hall Bedroom sleeps 2. The Sea Angel only sleeps 10 if you sleep 3 to the King Sized Bed-typically parents and small child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Sea Angel is elegantly appointed yet very comfortable for families to enjoy. Rear Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Shower to Rinse the Sand off of those 'Bathing Beauties'...also known as Children.


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Sea Angel - Ocean Views & Steps to the Sand at Seabright Beach
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Best Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I think this was the best family vacation ever! From the moment we opened the door and walked into the Sea Angel to closing the door behind us when we departed, what a wonderful experience. The house was so clean and fresh. Walking in the front door and seeing the sand buckets filled with gifts with my kid’s names on them was such a nice treat, they truly enjoyed getting them. The kids immediately ran up the spiral staircase and claimed the loft as theirs and they made themselves a home. The bedrooms were so spacious and the beds were very comfortable and the linens/bed spreads were cozy.

The kitchen had everything!!! Truly enjoyed the K-cup coffee machine and waffle maker. The décor of the Sea Angel was lovely. The large dining table was a great place for the whole family to come together. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck too whether it was early morning or late in the evening, it was so relaxing to hear the ocean.

We spent a lot of time at the beach and the boardwalk and we walked most of the time. The convenience of the beach being 4-doors away was awesome. It is a very clean beach with easy stair access, fire pits and lifeguards, also a quick walk to get to the marina and lighthouse. The walk to the boardwalk was fabulous, not too far at all and the people in the neighborhoods we walked through were extremely nice. The use of the outdoor (shared) shower was a plus to getting cleaned up before going back into the house.

I was a bit concerned with the parking only being available on the street with no driveway use, but it was never a problem. We had multiple cars too and we always came back to the house to find plenty of parking.

Only being responsible for cleaning the deck grill, cleaning the kitchen and washing the towels made the departure easy, although sad because our trip had come to an end and we had to leave the Sea Angel.

Working with the homeowner Mary was so easy, I’d email her and she would always quickly respond back with answers to all my questions. Also, I was notified that my deposit refund was in the mail within 24 hours of departure. I truly cannot say enough about the Sea Angel and our stay and how my family enjoyed the vacation. We are already talking about planning another trip to the Sea Angel next summer. I would definitely recommend the Sea Angel to all my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing time at the Sea Angel!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Sea Angel rental property. The worst part about our trip was going home. The beach is steps away and the weather was perfect. We also enjoyed a short walk to the museum as well as walking to the Boardwalk. The house worked well for my family. The owner left gifts for our 3 kiddos as well as super attentive anytime I called. Great vacation for our entire crew ( in-laws too) and super grateful this family shared this piece of California joy with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Angel Lives up to its name

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend a couple of days at the beautifully-decorated and well-appointed Sea Angel. We loved the glass, the light that comes through the windows, the window seat, the recliners, the master bedroom and bath - SO incredibly inviting, warm, and comfortable. I brought my work with me, but I rarely looked at it because there was so much to do in the area, and I just had to look at all the lovely magazines on the coffee table. My husband even thought he was at our own home at one point - he was THAT comfortable. :-) However, speaking of work, it was quite easy to plug in my laptop and take care of a few matters, and I still felt like I was on vacation. We parked our car out front and walked the entire time we stayed. The Boardwalk, beach, harbor, and many local restaurants are within walking distance. On one of the days, we walked all the way to Natural Bridges State Park. The Owners are extremely organized, courteous, and responsive. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a nice Getaway and to get to know Santa Cruz a bit better...

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING 80th Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Sea Angel is the perfect place to get away from it all. We booked this for my moms 80th Birthday. The house was really clean and beautifully decorated. It was perfect for all 14 of us. Walking distance to the beach, boardwalk and restaurants. When we arrived the owner had some flower wait with a very nice card for my mom. Mom and all of us LOVED everything about this Sea Angel. We would recommend it to anyone.

To the owners, our sincere Thank You

Manny T.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Me, my wife and our 3 young children (1, 4 and 9 yrs) stayed at this property over the new year holiday. The home was just right for us. We enjoyed the colored glass and "beach" decor. We walked to the beach, harbor, boardwalk and local restaurants. The owner was quite responsive to booking on short notice and left some beach buckets and a small book gifts for the kids upon arrival. The house was equipped with all of the essentials. We would consider this place again should we decide to have a trip to Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sea Angel as a family getaway with friends coming from France! The location was wonderful and extremely convenient. Kids could easily walk to the beach, or the boardwalk and on a sunny day we were able to have a great picnic. We enjoyed the cleanliness of the house and were touched by all the great attentions of the owner. She is obviously a very sensitive person who wants to do anything to make your stay enjoyable.

Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Santa Cruz
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Aldo's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Seabright Beach
Car: not necessary

Seabright Beach also known as Castle Beach, is only 4 houses away, where the Harbor Light House is located. It is on the Banana Belt of Monterey Bay which has the warmest microclimate, & the widest sandy beach in Santa Cruz. Not only a Romantic & Luxurious Get Away, but a fabulous location where the sand is close enough to walk your beach toys to - whereby you can easily run back to the house if you forgot something. We have a Picnic Basket w/Tablecloths, Volleyball w/Net & 4 Badminton Rackets w/Birdies, Beach Umbrella, & 2 Beach Chairs for your use.

15 Minute WALK across the Railroad Tressle Walk Path to the FREE Friday Night Summer Concerts with Delightful Fun for the Kids on the Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park & adjacent Wharf.

2 Minute Walk to the Marina Loading Dock for a FREE Seasonal (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Weekend Water Taxi across the Harbor to Twin Lakes Beach & Harbor Fun! We provide a City Map & Santa Cruz Traveler's Guide to each Guest.

Enjoy Wednesday night Sail Boat races, and even Dolphin watching right from the Ocean View Deck which seats 9.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Sanitize Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

MAY-SEPT: $3,900/wk Base Rent prorated @ $600/night (4 Night Min.)

OCT-APRIL: $3,500/wk Base Rent prorated @ $500/night (4 Night Min.) * Except for certain Holiday weeks as noted .

*Fees: $200 Cleaning, 11% City Tax, & $1,000 refundable deposit.
Personal Check, Credit Card, or PayPal accepted.

Prices are subject to change at anytime prior to your formal booking of the reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund