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Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Lower Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand
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Super cute, great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, we will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what we wanted for our family vacation. We loved it.

The house was located 5 houses from beach.

The house had everything we needed for the beach included: 2 boggie boards, 4 beach chairs, sun umbrella, etc..

It also came with 2 bikes.

Nice outdoor BBQ.

The inside of the house was fully equipped and updated. It had everything we needed to cook/eat at home.


The house worked out great for us.

The only thing I would say is be ready for small. It is only one bedroom and a pull out couch (which was fine for us as our girls slept together).

The parking in the driveway worked out great for us....but we have a Vera Note....if you have a larger car you will have to find street parking.

Great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cute cottage with nice amenities and close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Parking was sort of an issue since the street parking is taken by beach goers and the driveway is very narrow and difficult to park in and then get out of the car.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice beach cottage

  • 3 of 5

I escaped the heat of the valley to enjoy the sea breezes for 10 days. This cottage is very clean and bright. One block to very crowded Seabright Beach and 4 blocks in the opposite direction to a few good restaurants. Also an easy morning walk out to the end of the Santa Cruz Pier. A few issues I had with this cottage are as follows:

The street parking is a hassle if you don't have a small car that fits in the driveway. Luckily I walked almost everywhere I wanted to go.

There is no dining table, just tall bar chairs at the kitchen counter,

The bath towels and beach towels are on shelves so high that I had to get my boyfriend to reach them for me (I am 5'' 5", not really short)

Also the shelf that the microwave sits on is also too high to safely use.

I spend a month or so at either a California or Oregon beach every summer and I think this cottage is over-priced. Last year I stayed just 5 blocks away, still one block from the beach, much less populated with tourists, with a garage, dining table and chairs and very very modern for a month. The cost was a bit less than this cottage cost for 9 nights.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Summertime at the beach, by definition brings both crowds and excitement - and not just by tourists. Seabright Beach is the beloved beach of the locals because it is truly the best beach in the Santa Cruz area! (size, cleanliness, views, first to see the sun, restrooms, highest safety numbers, sand not dredged from the harbor etc.) Since our neighborhood is one of the few that has chosen not to require parking permits, it can sometimes require that street parking be up to a short block away as the Cottage is only 5 houses up from the beach entrance....but only during the peak hours of the day...and usually just on summer weekends. The Cottage description and numerous pictures give an honest depiction of both the Cottage, and all of its amenities so there shouldn't be any surprises. And I am always happy to answer any questions that a future renter may have! :-)
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $500

**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.

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