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Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

**** PLEASE NOTE: SUMMER RENTALS BEGIN ON FRIDAY (unless the prior weekend has already been rented which frees up the weekdays immediately following - SEE RATES PAGE - "View All Rental Rates" - for availability.


Completely remodeled - upscale one bedroom sunlit retreat just steps (literally!) off of Santa Cruz's #1 beach.

Our cottage and furnishings are bright, fresh, new and clean!

It is fully furnished, down to the last wine goblet. You will find everything that you need for a relaxing getaway - gourmet kitchen, quality linens, bath and beach towels, gas fireplace, DSL Wireless Internet, satellite/plasma TV, VCR or DVD (including library), stereo/CD player, and a safe for valuables while you are away.

Guests will also enjoy a separate studio with plenty of space to store any personal items, along with a washer/dryer, bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and an exquisitely landscaped exterior patio with shower, patio seating and gas BBQ Grill. The cottage is perfect for 2, but will sleep 4 with the comfortable hide abed in the living room.

Seabright Beach (also known as Castle Beach) is part of Twin Lakes State Beach. It was voted #1 by the locals, and is a top rated, five star beach in National publications. It is a wide strand of beautiful, soft sand that is bordered on the west by the mouth of the San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and to the east by the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. It is excellent for family outings, beachcombing, jogging, swimming, body surfing, skim boarding, volleyball, evening bonfires and viewing incredible sunsets.

From the cottage, it is just a short scenic stroll to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, or to the Historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk via the train trestle, yet it is separated from all of the hubbub! And the local neighborhood of Seabright itself is known for its restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and Natural History Museum with a climbing whale - all nestled amongst the beach bungalows with a Victorian backdrop. (Both the neighborhood, and Seabright Beach are consistently voted among the best by the Santa Cruz locals.) And just a quick bike ride or a little longer walk finds you in the infamous downtown area - where you will find an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, theatres and "local entertainment".

Our Romantic Seabright Cottage is located just steps to the beach in a quiet neighborhood, yet it is the perfect gateway for all that Santa Cruz has to offer - including world class surfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, cycling, golfing, premium wine tasting and breweries, CA State Parks, the Historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk..............Let us be part of your vacation memories!


Keywords: Beach Cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: In writing - 60 days prior receives refund less $200 cancellation fee. Less than 60 days, refunded only if re-rented less fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable, Queen Size Sofa bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Safe for Valuables, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella, Bikes, Personal Storage


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews
Northern CA

A Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

I loved this cottage right near the Seabright Beach. It is beautifully appointed and has many amenities for comfort when staying there. There is a separate laundry area, and a private outdoor rear patio surrounded by pretty plantings with a table, chairs and a large BBQ. Beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas are also provided. Inside there all kinds of books about the area, and other reading material and games, plus a nice TV, VCR, and wifi. Contemporary furnishings recently done with soft colors, good lighting, and comfy places to sleep and sit made it very pleasant to be there. I kept wondering if I could get their architect and decorator to come redo my place sometime in the near future. AHreview

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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weekend wedding retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had 2 kids on the pullout couch for a family wedding. Very quaint, clean, comfortable, and awesome location. Walkable to Boardwalk and Seabright beach is right there.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location and absolutely gorgeously renovated cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a birthday here Memorial Day Weekend. We've stayed in other rentals in the area which have all been just about perfect. This place however, is beyond any of them. You truly feel like you are staying at someone's private home and not a rental. And for a one bedroom cottage, this place feels much larger, probably due to how nicely it has been renovated - high ceilings, perfectly proportional cabinet and closets, space-saving pocket doors, lots of light from windows and skylights. We didn't use the kitchen but wished we would have planned for it as this one was very well equipped. All furnishings were in excellent condition including couches, bedding, towels, etc. The bed was extremely comfortable and we are picky bed people. The backyard is private and perfect for morning coffee and reading the paper. To our surprise, the garage was extremely well-stocked with beach supplies, two bikes and boogie boards. An outdoor shower is available on the patio.

The location is perfect for short walks, just steps from Seabright Beach or further to the Harbor area and Twin Lakes large beach area. We strolled the neighborhoods and ventured up Seabright for breakfast. Parking surprisingly was not a problem, since this is obviously a popular neighborhood. One off-street space is available, too small for our truck, but we could park on street in front without a problem. The neighborhood is made up of many other cute cottage rentals. But I think we found one of the nicest in this one.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, super clean, comfortable, a block from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfectly clean, comfortable, and quaint. It's just a block from the beach where you can walk to a lighthouse. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very classy and comfortable. Well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail, and thoughtful little touches made this stay very comfortable and pleasant. I felt very peaceful while here. The hide a bed sofa was a hide a bed sofa, but the bed was amazing. The BBQ in the serene back patio was in good working order with plenty of propane. Needs better ice trays! Lol. If ice trays are the ONLY thing I can complain about, that pretty damn good. Thanks ! I didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Comfortable, and Close to Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Cute exterior led to a bright, clean, well-updated and inviting beachy interior. All of the furnishings and appliances were top quality. It was apparent that Mark and Leisa put a great deal of thought into providing all the amenities to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. From the cloth placemats to the stainless steel grill set, to the beach chairs and the incredibly comfy bed and linens - we had everything we needed to help us unwind and enjoy the fabulous proximity to the beach and the boardwalk. In fact, we decided to extend our stay an extra night because we were having such a wonderful time. If we return to Santa Cruz in the future, we'll definitely look to stay at Seabright Cottage again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey Bay Aquarium, Long Marine Lab, Monarch Butterflies at Natural Bridges State Park


Rates & Availability

Seabright Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017 (I)
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Special Weekday
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (ll)
Jul 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1, 2017-March 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 11.0%

**HIGH SEASON WEEKEND RATES (Friday to 6PM LATE CHECK-OUT on Sunday): $850 Additional nights can be added for $245/night with late checkout reverting to last night of booking. *Contact Owner
Weeknights - 2 night minimum - if weekend prior has already been rented! (Monday thru Thursday nights)

Rentals less than 7 days require full payment at booking.....unless more than 4 months in advance.

VRBO/HomeAway charges their own Service Fee which is included in your quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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