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Beach Escape Cottages on 12th Avenue, Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8, 6 adults + children)

Renovated beach cottages in a wonderful beach neighborhood just 12 houses to the beach. This property is ideal for an extended family (i.e., family + parent-in-laws), two families, or one family who would enjoy the benefit of two separate cottages. Cottages are rented together as one unit.

Cozy front cottage (Cottage #1) includes a comfortable queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. Wonderfully open floor plan allows easy movement between sleeping, living and kitchen areas. Narrow bathroom with shower not recommended for people with difficulty navigating smaller spaces. Fabulous deck for dining, relaxing and enjoying the ocean view and sunset.

The back cottage (Cottage #2) has two bedrooms (one with a comfortable queen bed and the other with twin sized bunk beds, bathroom with combination shower and tub, kitchen, living / dining room, and outdoor patio with BBQ.

Both units have a warm outdoor shower and a washer/dryer.

The property is limited to a maximum of 6 adults. Children are allowed provided that the total number of occupants does not exceed 8 people.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About The Owner

We’re two families from Silicon Valley who jointly own these two wonderful beach cottages. Enjoy!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz

We love this specific area of Santa Cruz. It's wonderful to be just steps away from the less crowded part of Twin Lakes Beach with out crossing any streets. Our kids love to go back and forth from our cottages to the beach all day long! It's a peaceful, family friendly area.

What makes this cottage unique

Two cottages are SO MUCH BETTER than a 3 bedroom house, especially as our children approach their teenage years! We can easily spread out across the two cottages (each with its own living area) if we need our own 'space', but are always together for meals and plenty of family time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for keeping such a nice beach cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We loved the short walk to the beach and the convenience of the beach towels and the sand toys for our use. Lazy days of sand and sun were relaxing and restorative. Had a blast on day trips to the santa cryz boardwalk and the monterey bay aquarium and shopping down in capitola village. Pampered ourselves at perfect nails and well within spa. Couldn't stay away from the veggie burritos at the michocan taqueria. Also food was delis from Star Bene, italian and Aldo's seafood on the wharf. CAnd can't forget the pizza from Pizza My Heart! We loved our stay and we would love to come back to beautiful Santa Cruz.
Jul 2013
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Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach Chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, umbrellas, gas BBQ


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Beach Escape Cottages on 12th Avenue, Steps to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Austin, TX

Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for two families, or a larger family wanting separate accommodations. More comfort and space than a hotel and more privacy than a single family home. When one of us was ready to begin the day, we would open a window between the two cottages to signal the other.

Both cottages had comfortable beds and plenty of hot water. And it was great to be a short walk away from the beach, and a short drive away from other attractions. We vacation in the area every year and this has been our most enjoyable stay so far.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redding ca. northern ca.

recent stay

  • 5 of 5

My family's recent stay at these cottages was very pleasant. The best part about it was the back cottage where our teenage girls stayed with their friends. They had a blast having their own space. The cottages are very rustic but to us that added to their charm. The beach was just down the street and the stairs at the end were very convenient. I could hear the ocean at night and really enjoyed the porch out front. My only 2 suggestions would be to fix the squeaky refrigerator door (wd40 would do the trick I think) and possibly consider taking out the lavender along the driveway, as, although lovely to look at, attracted several bees so we left our van windows closed and hurried away from the doors as we got out. But it wasn't a huge deal-just a suggestion to think about. I grew up in the neighborhood and still have family there so my family would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alturas, CA

This cottage is a great r...

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a great rental for couples with older children. Our teenage daughters had their "own place" while we parents had a private getaway right next door. This was a safe neighborhood that was just a very short walk from the beach and a short drive to the Boardwalk. The owner worked well with us when we found the BBQ was out of propane, making sure we were taken care of right away. We put the beach chairs and umbrella to use on the beach, but the water was too cold to use the boogie boards that were available.

Nothing super fancy, but very comfortable and low-key. We would go back in a heartbeat if we are ever in the area again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Crow's Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market (Sunday mornings)
Nearest Point of Interest
Yacht Harbor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.