|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
UCSC parents, family members will receive a 15% off any stay, minimum 2 nites.
This beautiful 1905 Victorian home was totally upgraded and remodeled in 2005. It is on the walking tour of Historic homes in Live Oak. We have been awarded a 'Blue Plaque' for the home's unique preservation. The home is furnished with period antiques and is stunning and unique. Wainscoting, redwood beams and redwood walls adorn the home. The home is 2950 square feet. It boasts 30 stained glass windows, as well as hardwood floors, area rugs and carpet. A perfect location, it is approximately 2 blocks to Twin Lakes Beach and two blocks to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Six restaurants are within walking distance: Crow's Nest. El Palomar, Johnny's Harborside, Harbor Cafe,L & L Hawaiian BBQ and Aldo's . It also has a grocery and deli across the street. You don't even need to use your car.
The upper level has two bedrooms, each with queen bed and their own bathroom. In addition, there is a half bath off the dining area. The gourmet kitchen has high redwood ceilings with a five burner gas range, double ovens, dishwasher, microwave, disposal and an informal bar that seats three. There is a gorgeous formal dining room with a cherry antique table with seating for eight. The family room has a 50 inch Plasma TV, DVD player, sectional sofa bed and 2 wingback chairs. It has two entrances. One is the front door with a huge covered porch facing 7th Ave. and the back door leads down to the Jacuzzi and deck.
The 3rd story loft has been converted to a Harry Pottery bedroom. It is carpeted, has a large skylite, another window, loveseat, chair, TV, dvd player, 2 twin beds and a fold out chair/bed . Suitable for adults too!!
Winding down the spiral staircase leads you to the lower level of the home. It has three bedrooms: Two have queen beds and the other has two twins. The bedroom with twin beds has its own tv. The large master bedroom also has a couch, chair and 31 inch TV, Sony play station and DVD player which can be used as additional living space for tv viewing and relaxing. The roll away bed is tucked in a large windowed closet, in a queen bedroom, but can be moved for your use. There is a quaint kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc. For those with teens this is can be their own place. The home is also perfect for two families since it offers total privacy if so desired. The lower level also has two entrances. One entrance leads to the outside to the BBQ, Jacuzzi and deck., one to Carmel Street Seating for 12-16 outside and table for outdoor living.
Washer and Dryer are in a covered area in back yard. No need to leave your vacation resort! Lots of parking! Two-three cars can park in the driveway (no permits needed), and parking for an additional 3 cars on the side and two cars in the front. Four parking permits come with the home for peak season. Perfect for reunions and multi-families.
Keywords: Large upgraded Victorian at Beach/Yacht Harbor
I have lived in Santa Cruz for over 20 years and have loved every minute of it. Coming from the Central Valley, I enjoy the escape from the heat, extreme cold and air quality. The weather is conducive to anything. I am a horseman and love to ride on the beach and in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Debbi purchased this house in 2004
I have always loved the Santa Cruz area since it combines the ocean and the mountain redwoods. The beaches are fantastic and the weather, supreme. There is so much to do with free weekly concerts at the Boardwalk and Capitola Beach. There is a Begonia Festival, Jazz concerts and shopping, just to name a few activities.
The home can be divided into two units for privacy or separate rentals. The upper and lower story both each have a kitchen, family room and two entrances. In addition there are three bedrooms, three baths upstairs, and two bedrooms, two bath downstairs, living room with queen bed. Thus making it perfect for two families who want to share in the expense yet maintain their privacy, or a family who look to have their kids with their own total space. The new Harry Potter Bedroom on the 3rd level is a magnet for kids. TV, Dvd player, two twin beds, fold out bed, and 2 loveseats. Perfect for the munchkins own space!! This home is within walking distance to six restaurants. Great for adults too!
CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SEPARATE UNITS
14 long term friends recently gathered in this house for our annual reunion. We always go to a different location in the western US or Europe. This house in Santa Cruz was perfect for us. Enough bedrooms and bathrooms that we were not crowded. The layout of the house allowed for privacy when wanted and group gatherings for meals and hangouts. It's a 5 minute walk to the beach and restaurants and close to the Boardwalk for entertainment. Quite fun.
It would be helpful for those who consider staying at this home to realize that this house is over one hundred years old. It seems that every effort has been made to maximize the number of people that can be accommodated. The attic loft is served by a stairway which would be more accurately described as a ladder. There are so many decorative items that the house feels rather cluttered, and surely make a thorough cleaning difficult.
Neither cook top has a hood or vent. Cooking fumes and grease float upward and outward and adhere to the ceilings, surfaces and floors.
When the breaker tripped on the clothes dryer, it took us quite a while to find the breaker box. (There are two on the outside of the house at the meters. But the one we were looking for was inside on the exterior wall of the downstairs kitchen.) I found it curious that the clothes washer and dryer were located outside the house, but I guess since it so rarely rains in California, this probably isn’t unusual.
However, our greatest concern, and the issue which nearly ruined our vacation, is the attention paid to pest control. We learned after we arrived that mice had been spotted by the previous renters, so the owners had put out mouse traps. From previous reviews, we learned that this was not a first time occurrence.
One evening, we returned from dinner out to discover a rat, not a mouse, a RAT, dead in the living room floor. It was at least six inches long without the tail. It had been caught by a rat trap behind the TV and had pulled itself and the attached trap out into the middle of the room before expiring. One family in our party very nearly left that moment. Everyone was very distressed.
I called the owner to appraise him of the situation. He didn’t seem to know that rat bait essentially embalms rats, so that there is no odor from those who crawl back into the house before dying. I urged him to engage a professional pest control service to address this problem. Perhaps they could also address the ants all over the coffee service area in the dining room. They even found their way into our luggage. My further advice would be to reduce the clutter, put hoods on the cook tops, have the electrical system examined and improved by a certified electrician, update the clothes washer and dryer and get some bed side lamps.
My 3 siblings and myself opted to do a family get together in Santa Cruz. The Painted Lady was the perfect choice: Spacious, unique and furnished beautifully. The 6 bedrooms offered us all our own space. The extra kitchen also came in handy. We had lots of room for extra beverages, desserts and and overflow. The beach was only a 3 minute walk. Fantastic beach which even allowed bonfires. ( As well as Boogie Boards provided in the home)! The home was clean and came well stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, soaps and plenty of towels. We enjoyed the jacuzzi as well. Great place for a mini vacation. Planning on coming again and next time we will spend a week!!
My group and I had a great time at this house. The space was clean and ready for our group with plenty of dishes, towels, toilet paper, etc. The layout is quite unique, which we all had a good time exploring. Location is top notch, walkable to many things but still reasonably quiet. I would recommend this house, and stay here again! Thanks.
Our family of 13 stayed at the Painted Lady for three wonderful nights. The home has gorgeous furnishings, many antiques and all of the amenities for a great vacation at the beach. The kitchens were well stocked, the beds super comfortable, the house spotless and plenty of room for all us. The deck, numerous tables, gas BBQ ,wicker chairs for seating and jacuzzi were extra bonuses. The location was superb. A three minute walk to the beach! It was delightful to be there during the week, as the beaches were not crowded and restaurants easily accessible with little or no traffic. The owners were helpful with suggestions on dining and activities and they let us know they were only a phone call away if we needed anything. The numerous stained glass windows were amazing. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this home to anyone
The house is not all bad, but very disappointing. The location is excellent but there are many other places to stay within the same area. The mattresses are old and certainly not luxury. There is a lot of deferred maintenance throughout house. Not every room has a window with a screen that can open to cool the rooms at night especially difficult for 3rd floor with children trying to sleep there. It was so hot on 3rd floor that the children had to sleep with parents in their bed last 3 nights. Drawers and closets went unused since they were so dirty that clothes had to stay in suitcases. The down stairs kitchen oven smoked terribly when we turned it on and dishes were very old and not usable; although some were good to use. The worst part of the house we experienced is the mice. We caught 3 mice while we stayed here with the house mouse trap in down stairs kitchen and we could hear the mice at night while we tried to sleep in the bedroom attached to kitchen on the ground floor. We definitely did not catch all of them--there was at least one more mice running around. Ants were a problem in other rooms and bathrooms. The can of Raid and mouse trap provided under the sink gave us a clue of what to expect. We were here for 8 days and 7 nights. I can not recommend this house.
Gilroy gardens, a botanical wonderland with rides for the kids is about a 35 minute drive. Great America amusement park is about an hour away. Monterey Aquarium is 45 minutes to the south.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable sec depsosit||$800|
10% off any booking 4 nites or longer.
we accept checks and paypal. If you use Paypa, then there is a 3% ADDITIONAL FEE. Half of rent plus refundable deposit of $800 required at booking. Final half of payment due 30 days before arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.