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The Perfect Family Beach House,Steps From The Beach,Great Neighborhood,Feb Deal!

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms,1Bathroom with pocket door for privacy, open floor plan

Custom built by and for the owners. This 1500 square foot, two bedroom, 1 bath house has much to offer the active beach lover in addition to the sun worshipping lounger.

Ideally located one block up from 26th Ave beach and conveniently centered in Santa Cruz from Capitola to downtown Santa Cruz and the world famous Boardwalk. This sweet beach home beckons visitors to relax in a peaceful atmosphere. Fall asleep to the sounds of crashing waves and wake up to the scent of the ocean. Guests can walk or bike to many desired places around town and avoid the hassles of driving and parking. Guests love staying in our friendly neighborhood, walking, playing at the beach, watching surfers and abundant wildlife just off our shoreline.

This house is a breath of fresh air with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace centerpiece, vaulted ceilings, skylights, spacious kitchen and living area.

The gourmet kitchen is a food lovers delight, focused around a granite slab island for easy gathering and food prep. There is a double electric oven, 5 burner gas stove top, warming drawer, microwave oven, Grohe faucet and flat screen TV.

The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking essentials such as oils, spices, sugars and baking goods and a Kitchen Aid mixer.There are fresh flowers throughout the house for each guest.

*Provision services or catering can be provided by request. For example, local farmers market produce, fresh local fish, or meat from the famous Corralitos market.

In addition to the comforts of this home, guests can enjoy the fireplace on cool Central Coast evenings as well as the deluxe Dimension One therapy hot tub and convenient outdoor shower after a surf session or beach run. The outdoor yards are wonderfully manicured and fully fenced. There is a Weber gas BBQ and fire pit in back yard. Washing machine and dryer in garage. Off street parking for several cars.

For the working vacation, wireless high speed internet is available throughout the house.

Active families will appreciate this house has available wetsuits, boogie boards, beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, jogger stroller, Pack and Play, high chair lots of childrens books and toys in garage as well as movies. Various size bicycles with helmets.We can also recommend wonderful babysitters.The Live Oak library is a short walk away and is surrounded by Corcoran Lagoon which is home to Great White Herons and many other types of animals and birds.The Simpkins swim center is also close by and offers many options for swimming and playing for children and adults.There is wood for bon fires,a small portable BB-Q and table provided for beach parties.There are so many great things to do in our neighborhood that it is possible to spend a week or longer and never have to drive anywhere.

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Cathy Pieratt

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Cathy Pieratt

Andre has lived in Santa Cruz most of his life and I have lived here for thirty years. We enjoy living in this area because there is so much to offer. We go to the beach as often as possible with our two children.We also enjoy riding our bikes around town to the many wonderful places to see and enjoy. Water sports are definitely in the mix of our daily lives. Surfing, sailing, outrigger paddling and stand up paddling in Santa Cruz are popular things to do.

Cathy Pieratt purchased this House in 1997

Why Cathy Pieratt chose Santa Cruz

We built the house for ourselves to live in and lived there for eight years until we grew out of it when our kids needed their own rooms.The house is perfectly set up for small families or a couple. We thought it would be a great vacation house and it has worked out nicely for our guests. Many of them return year after year and it is fun see their families grow.

What makes this House unique

The house is located a block up from one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz.It has a deluxe Dimension One spa, outdoor shower, beautifully landscaped yard, privacy plantings surrounding the property, bikes and a baby jogger for guests to use and the inside is immaculately maintained. We live next to the house and do all the maintenance and cleaning. If anything needed we are close by to help out.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a queen air bed that can be used for extra bedding stored in the garage.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • The bathroom has a pocket door so there is privacy between the sink and vanity and the shower, toilet area. Lots of natural lighting with a big window and skylight.

          Location Type

            • Beach
              The house is located a block up from the beach. There is a staircase to the beach at the end of out street.


                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Activities Guide
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Dryer in garage
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Filtered Water
                        • Fireplace
                        • Firewood
                        • Garage
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          forced air heater that has a programable timer
                        • Internet
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Linens Provided
                          lots of linens available
                        • Living Room
                          Open floor plan with living room and fireplace
                        • Local Maps
                        • Local Restaurant Guide
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                          Parking in driveway for four cars.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Driveway has enough parking for four cars
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                          Lots of towels available
                        • Washing Machine
                          washing machine in garage
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Coffee Maker
                              basic coffee maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Wide assortment of kitchen gadgets
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              there are many plates, bowls, assortment of glasses, utensils ect..
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Grill
                            • Catering Available
                              There are many fine catering companies that I can refer guests to as well as private chefs that can prepare meals ahead of time and be delivered to the house.
                            • Kitchen
                              Granite slab counter tops. Island for prep and gathering. Small TV for watching and listening to music while cooking.
                            • Microwave
                              basic microwave
                            • Oven
                              Double oven electric
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basic oils, spices, vinagers and baking items.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Top refrigerator, bottom freezer with ice maker
                            • Stove
                              5 burner gas stove top
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              two toasters


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  dining table seats up to eight people.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Radio
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Three televisions
                                    • Toys
                                      Many toys for little one as well as children books
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Beach Towels
                                        • Bicycles
                                          Three bikes in garage for adults and two kids bikes
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          patio seating for four people
                                        • Large Cooler
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber gas grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Small Cooler
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Boogie boards and wetsuits in garage
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Deluxe Dimension One therapy spa seats 4 people
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Owners available to help in any way with advice on activities, directions around town and nearby areas.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  50 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The house is everything you expect and more, we loved it.

                                                                  Amy E.

                                                                  the House is so lovely, you arrive to a lovely front garden with beautiful flowers planted and a trickling water feature. The space is equipped with everything you need and has added extras like beach stuff-umbrellas, beach cart, sand toys and loads more. We used the hot tub every day, it’s amazing! The bedding is very nice quality and we all slept fantastically. We had the pleasure of meeting Cathy, she’s so warm and friendly. We’d love to come again and stay!

                                                                  Great place and so close to the beach!

                                                                  Ramon N.-

                                                                  We had a wonderful vacation here! Lots of space for the us. Such a quiet location so close to the beach. And the amenities; wet suits, wagons, bikes. So convenient!

                                                                  Best place in Santa Cruz

                                                                  heather d.

                                                                  Our stay was AWESOME !! Cathy and Andre made us feel right at home and made everything easy. We will be back

                                                                  Heather Doyle

                                                                  The best of the best!

                                                                  Monica M.

                                                                  I would stay in this rental again and again and again. It was amazingly comfortable and the owners thought of everything. Robes by the hot tubs, pack and play on the property, fresh little man made pond with an on and off switch! I can go on and on. It was just one of the few rentals that makes you actually feel like you have all the creature comforts of your own home. Highly recommend this spot which is central to everything important in Santa Cruz!

                                                                  Wonderful getaway!

                                                                  David L.Brooklyn

                                                                  Our family loved staying in Cathy's home. Communication was terrific in advance and we met Cathy when we checked in and she made sure we had everything we needed. The home is lovely and very clean with great character. There was more than enough room for our family of 4. We loved the big kitchen for making meals and the front and back gardens for running around in the sun. The house is located centrally and a quick drive or walk to anything you could want to do in Santa Cruz. We will definitely be back!

                                                                  Absolute Must Stay

                                                                  david l.

                                                                  Awesome house, great location. Highly recommended


                                                                  Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                                  There are so many sights to visit and activities to do in our area it is almost limitless. Depending on visitors interest. There are many State parks to hike and bike nearby. Also all water sports, golfing, biking ect.. Santa Cruz has great wineries and restaurants to explore. Our house is located a block from 26th Ave beach which has great waves for experienced surfers when the swell is moderately large. there are lots of Dolphin, Otters, Seals to watch from the shore on a regular basis. I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or wifi to respond within 24 hours, which is what vrbo requires when potential guests enter their CC information. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the credit card information. That way guests CC are not held by the site. To bypass all the booking part just go to email owner and click on that tab and enter desired dates.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Depending on the amount of time reserved the deposit for the stay could be more than $300. Five day minimum stay required during Summer months. If there are gaps in-between stays guests can have a shorter stay to fill them in. After Labor Day weekend the minimum stay is two nights. County of Santa Cruz TOT Certificate # CO00012. I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or WiFi to respond within 24 hours when guests inquire. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the Credit Card information.

                                                                  50 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 190701