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Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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. Choose "Send E-mail" (under Request to Book) 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!


Keywords: Beach Cottage

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 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
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage at Seabright Beach - Steps to the Sand
average rating of 4.735849 based on 53 reviews

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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Great location, Clean, Charming...

  • 5 of 5

Great place had no issues with anything. Cottage was actually better in person than the photos show. Thanks for the stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as hoped for

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is perfectly located: one block from Seabright Beach — the nicest beach in Santa Cruz — and only a five minute walk from La Posta — incredible, locally-sourced, fresh Italian/New American cuisine — as well as other pizza and grill food.

The cottage itself is decorated in keeping with its beach theme. It's immaculately clean, comfortable (including the fold-out couch, as much as can be expected), and has all the essentials for cooking. We enjoyed daily breakfasts of coffee, eggs, and toast on the back patio.

There is both easy on- and off-street parking (the latter necessary if you have a non-compact car). Highly recommended for couples or small families, looking for easy beach access and peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place by the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Seabright Cottage! Clean, simple, small cottage with everything you need (tho we had to buy more TP!), clear directions, a fantastic back patio, plus boogie boards and bikes. Loved it. Two out of four showers were half-cold (not sure why), and the bed pillows could be a little better — and those are really minor, minor issues compared to the great location and amenities of this gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that the Cottage contributed to your great time in Santa Cruz! We try to provide the amenities that you might want for your stay. Just so that future renters know: As per the contract, a minimum of two rolls of TP and one of Paper Towels are furnished. Additional rolls are provided by the renters. Shower knobs are not traditional hot/cold, but one is flow and the other is on/off/temp and are labeled. No need to really use the flow knob....but if the flow is cut down too low, the tankless water heater thinks it is no longer needed.
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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
April 2017 - June 15, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (I)
Jun 16 2017 - Jul 16 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Special Weekday
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (II)
Jul 21 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.

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