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Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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. Choose "My dates are flexible" if you need to send me an e-mail re: summer stay.


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!


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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 46 reviews

Very clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage so much. It was clean and had the perfect amount of space. We especially love the convenience of the location. Walking distance to the Boardwalk, beach and brewery. Couldn't have been happier.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not have asked for a better experience!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was immaculate. It was stocked with anything you would want for home or at the beach. The cottage was very spacious for a one bedroom with vaulted beamed ceilings. It had a beautiful outside courtyard with barbq and beautiful landscaping. The owners were quick to communicate and access was effortless. We could see the water from the front porch and were truly steps from lovely Seabright Beach. I would come back here in a heartbeat and hope I can stay again next Thanksgiving if not before. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA

stay at this little cottage by the beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located in a beachside neighborhood this cute little cottage with it's private cobblestone courtyard complete with outdoor shower leaves little to be desired.

Manicured landscaping tucked in around this property and most of the neighborhood makes a walk to the beach, along the cliff above the beach, or along the jetty at the edge of the nearby harbor an easy way to discover how lucky you are to be where you are.

Inside, the cottage is clean - well maintained and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. Construction and finishes are mostly first class.

We visited in late October when traffic was minimal and parking was always open right in front. There is space for one small vehicle, as stated in the property description

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

What a quaint, cozy and well located cottage this was! I surprised my son and his family with a house, and with a 2 year old it was so much better to have several rooms to stretch out in as the first big storm of the season hit on Sunday. We enjoyed walks on the beach between rain, the local railroad, and lovely Santa Cruz food. Owners were helpful answering questions. We're looking forward to another stay when the weather's better and we can take advantage of the lovely patio, bikes, and beach gear. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. It was bright, clean, airy and welcoming. It is only steps from the beach and there are chairs and an umbrella in the garage. There are also bikes, but we didn't use them because we like to walk and everything is so close. Parking can tricky when you first arrive as mid afternoon means all the street parking near is full because of the proximity to beach but by evening you can park right in front of the cottage, so no worries, and we didn't need the car after that. The bed is so comfortable and bathroom is top notch. The kitchen has everything you could want for eating in and the beautiful little backyard is the perfect place to eat. The boardwalk is a 10 minute walk away but the Seabright neighbourhood is sooooo quiet and you can hear the ocean and the seals. The cottage a great place for a relaxing holiday and we hope to be able to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA

Under Surveillance

  • 3 of 5

We generally agree with all the positive reviews posted before us, however I did want to point out to any perspective renters that the owners live right next door so you will most certainly be under constant watch. Our family rents each summer in the Santa Cruz / Capitola area and pride ourselves in leaving the places we rent very clean upon check out. So it was a quite disappointing to have the owners text us mid-stay and give warnings about our deposit being in jeopardy due to potentially larger than expected cleaning fees. They based this on seeing a family of friends come visit us at the place during the day on Sunday. (no extra guests overnight, no excessive noise, etc. ... we have a 2 year old and 5 year old).

So as long as you are OK with being under 24/7 surveillance by the owners during the stay, it is a nice place.

(note: we left the place very clean as we always do for rentals and were refunded the full deposit)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Cottage is a short term vacation rental - very much the same as a hotel and its facilities. The home and all of its numerous amenities are rented for the use and enjoyment of the 1 to 4 occupants - which is generally successful as can be seen by the overwhelming number of 5 Star Renter Reviews and the large number of repeat renter's that we enjoy year after year. On rare occasions our renter's have had extended expectations for daily use of the Cottage amenities by additional family and friends from out of the area - which can sometimes result in the need for a friendly reminder of the occupancy rental terms to protect all concerned.
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Rates & Availability

Seabright Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Oct. 2016-March 2017
Oct 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April 2017 - June 15, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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

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Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Ice Maker
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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