The Beach Retreat, a Welcoming Vacation Home at the Beach

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Deck off of dining room


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Beach Retreat is a bright and sunny single level home, located a block from the cloistered family-oriented 12th Avenue Beach, at the bottom of our very quiet street. It has everything one would need for a relaxing beach vacation for swimming, playing, sitting, or walking.
This welcoming beach home, which sleeps 6, has two bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, one with a king size bed and the other a queen size bed. The couches in the living area are great for the kids. Each bathroom consists of a shower, toilet and sink. The comfortable living room, has a unique gas fireplace. A newly renovated kitchen, inviting dining room, laundry, and private back deck with gas BBQ, are all set up for your enjoyment. There is also a sunny upstairs deck for lounging and relaxing. Linens are included.
Walk a short block to the top of our street to popular cafes, restaurants,and a Farmers Market on Sundays.
A walk along the sand brings you to the Yacht Harbor with all its amenities, restaurants and nightclubs. Wednesday night sailing, Thursday night luaus and surfboard, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals are all an easy stroll down the beach.
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a 5 minute drive away.
Four local Golf courses are within a 5 mile radius. The Monterey Bay golf courses and Aquarium are a 45 minute drive away.

Keywords: Beach House, Twin Lakes Beach, Yacht Harbor, Crow's Nest

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofas (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High Quality sheets and bedding. Down Comforter on King bed...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is very limited at the beach, please car pool....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two with permits in Summer...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    High Quality towels. Beach towels not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Pantry Items:

    Assortment of spices, salt & pepper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door, bottom freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Downdraft ceramic cook top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Cuisinart ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable deposit $500 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


3 Night minimum during Holiday Weekends during off-season

Full payment of rent, tax and refundable deposit if less than 60 days to check in.

If more than 60 days prior to check in - 50% rent + tax + $500 refundable deposit

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose, CA or San Francisco, CA
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Nearest Train
San Jose
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
12th Ave

Car: Recommended

Our house is on a quiet street but it is near so many great beaches and activities. The beach at the end of the street is one of the most popular in the county as it has lifeguards, fire pits and surfboard and stand up paddle board rentals all within walking distance. There are restaurants and nightclubs that you can walk to. The Crow's Nest down the beach, has a Thursday night luau during the summer months. Make sure you take the free water taxi across the harbor to Aldo's for an unparalleled view during breakfast and try their fugasa french toast and the best Bloody die for!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: I have traveled around the world and I am so happy to have settled here in Santa Cruz. I am fortunate to have my family nearby and we all enjoy our beautiful little town. I love my home and my garden. I live here part of the year and enjoy sharing it with the lovely people who come to stay.

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Speaks: english



  • Deck off of dining room

    Deck off of dining room

  • Our great sunny beach

    Our great sunny beach

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sunset at the beach at the end of the street

    Sunset at the beach at the end of the street

  • The Beach Retreat

    The Beach Retreat

  • Living room

    Living room

  • My granddaughter took this with her phone in the water!

    My granddaughter took this with her phone in the water!

VRBO #215270

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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The Beach Retreat, a Welcoming Vacation Home at the Beach

Santa Cruz, CA, USA #215270

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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