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The Beach Retreat, a Welcoming Vacation Home at the Beach

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults-2 children)

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



Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Elaine

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.

Elaine purchased this House in 1991

Why Elaine chose Santa Cruz

Close to one of the best beaches in the county and within walking distance to very good restaurants.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofas (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            A block from the family friendly beach at 12th Avenue and next to Twin Lakes beach and the yacht harbor.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        High Quality sheets and bedding. Down Comforter on King bed
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Forced Air
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        2 with permits in Summer in front of home. Parking is very limited at the beach, please car pool.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        2 on-site.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                        High Quality towels. Beach towels not provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Microwave
                            Built in.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Mr. Coffee
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fine Bone China and Reed & Barton cutlery
                          • Dishwasher
                            Built in.
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Granite counter tops. New stainless steel appliances.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Stainless Steel cookware.
                          • Oven
                            Built in..
                          • Pantry Items
                            Assortment of spices, salt & pepper, etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            French door, bottom freezer with ice maker.
                          • Stove
                            Downdraft ceramic cook top.
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice Cuisinart


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Sunny upstairs deck.
                                      • Golf
                                        Seascape, Pasatiempo, and DeLaVeaga within 20-30 minutes. Pebble Beach courses 40 minutes away
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        On 7th Avenue


                                          • marina
                                          • arboretum
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • festivals
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • live theater
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues
                                          • theme parks
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

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

                                                Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • mountain climbing
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis
                                                      • water skiing
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 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.

                                                        4 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Great house near the beach

                                                        David H.

                                                        Great location. Plenty of room for a family of 4.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed it.

                                                        Love this beautiful little place

                                                        The L.San Jose, CA

                                                        Short walk to the beach, quaint quiet, places to walk to.

                                                        Loved the beach retreat!

                                                        Pam M.

                                                        We loved our stay at the beach retreat. It was comfortable, well equipped, and clean. It's just a block from a beautiful beach. The back deck is pretty and private, and we enjoyed the top deck for reading or sunbathing as well. Would definitely stay there again. So much better than a hotel!


                                                        Pete J.

                                                        Everything as advertised. Great little house for two couples or family. One block to beach, close to harbor and boardwalk. Very peaceful and well furnished. Elaine very easy to work with. Will stay here again.


                                                        Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                        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 Marys...to die for!

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

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                                                        3 Night minimum during Holiday Weekends during off-season

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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                        Property # 215270