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Large Home on Quiet Street Steps from Sunny Cove Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16)

**Currently renting for stays of 30 days or longer only. If you'd like notification of a change in our policy to shorter stays, please send us a note.**

You've found the perfect house. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms PLUS two private hot outdoor showers make this the best place to stay for larger family groups. It works great for corporate retreats too!

This large sunny house is the perfect location for a Santa Cruz getaway. Located on a quiet residential street in an exclusive neighborhood, it is just five hundred feet to Sunny Cove beach, known by locals for boogie boarding and skim boarding. The Monterey peninsula and it's twinkling lights are visible across the bay from the family room and spacious deck. The house is walking distance to coffee, market, restaurants, a fantastic farmer's market and the harbor, and easy biking distance to the Boardwalk or Capitola. Golf, wine tasting, yoga, rock climbing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and sailing are available nearby.

Not only does our house have location, location, location, there is plenty of room with nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. It is the perfect vacation house to share with another family (or two). There are two rooms with queen beds (one with an ocean view), two rooms with king beds, a small room with a bunk bed, and a very large room that sleeps 6 in bunk beds. There is an upstairs family room with fireplace and ocean view, and another family room downstairs with fireplace and TV. There is also a game room with a bar.

The backyard has a large concrete play area with basketball court which is also great for roller hockey or skateboarding. Balconies from the bedrooms allow for great views of sunsets.

We are a licensed Santa Cruz rental property and our Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate number is #CO00347.

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More Details

Amber Shaw
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Amber Shaw

We are a family of five with three boys who live, work, and go to school only 45 minutes away from Santa Cruz. Our boys have grown up spending their favorite times at this house.

Amber Shaw purchased this house in 2005

Why Amber Shaw chose Santa Cruz

We like the neighborhood feel of Sunny Cove beach and the proximity to other beaches for walking, skim boarding, boogie boarding and surfing. Most everywhere you want to go from here is a walk, bike ride or short drive away.

What makes this house unique

With a unique layout of private quiet spaces and gathering areas, our home is absolutely perfect for a large family, a family reunion, or a working retreat. Nothing can beat the view of the ocean from the deck. If you're lucky and there is no fog, the lights of Monterey twinkle across the Bay. It's magical.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ocean view from the shower!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hand painted tiles, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly upgraded with double sinks, granite, beautiful shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 full bathrooms, plus two private outdoor showers with hot water
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Manresa - 1 queen , ocean view
    Seacliff - 1 king
    Bonny Doon - 1 queen
    Twin Lakes - 1 bunk bed , one set of bunk beds, sleeps two
    Cowells - 3 bunk bed , Three sets of bunk beds, sleeps six
    Rio Del Mar - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our large enclosed back yard includes a basketball court with an all-weather sport court surface.


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Large Home on Quiet Street Steps from Sunny Cove Beach
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Great place for company retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect location for an overnight retreat for our company. Lots of space, amazing deck where we could all eat together, a big and well-furnished kitchen, and close enough to the beach for some great down-time activities. Great place for large groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Tons of space for 16 moms to relax for the weekend. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

It's a bit hard finding a place to accommodate my huge family, but when we found this listing we knew it was perfect. Amber was so helpful and very quick to respond to emails. The house is gorgeous and is just steps away from the beach. Definitely perfect for a relaxing worry free stay. There's so much to do inside the house as well. The ping pong/pool table was a definite hotspot during our weekend. This house is absolutely at the top of our list if we have another family reunion.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place for my family with four different households! Always something to do and places to go. Everything is there to use and family needs are met. We were able to relax and be worry free. Thanks for the memories! Already booked for next year! Just watch out for those sneaky Mosquitos! Come prepared!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach house in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

The house easily accommodated our 3 families. Giving us lots of space. Great rooms on 2 floors that we could watch TV or play games and not wake up the babies. Everyone loved it from the toddlers to the adults! It was in a great location with a beautiful view of the ocean. Best family vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad good memories were made on your vacation in Santa Cruz. It is a great house for several families to enjoy together, with lots of space!
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Fantastic beach home and great location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I spent the weekend in this amazing house to celebrate a milestone birthday. There were 12 of us and it was absolutely perfect. The pictures don't do it justice! It's incredibly spacious and comfortable, with lots of beds and bathrooms and nooks for relaxing. The large living room and adjoining outdoor deck were the focal point for the group, for meals, reading, relaxing and a party. We didn't even use the formal dining room the downstairs living room or pool table. With the beach so close we took lots of walks and the weather was nice enough for a dip in the ocean. The house was incredibly well stocked. My sister did most of the cooking throughout the weekend and kept commenting on how well stocked the kitchen was. The beds, sheets and towels were high quality. The location is great. Although we mostly stuck around the house and beach, we hiked at Wilder Ranch State Park, which is only about 15 minutes away, had dinner in town one night and enjoyed the Sunday farmer's market (across the street). The owners were a pleasure to work with. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Car: recommended

Besides the Boardwalk and the usual tourist stuff, there's a lot going on in the neighborhood. Rent bikes, take surfing lessons, go kayaking or try paddle boarding, all nearby. Our beach is one of the few that allows fires! Have a bonfire or roast marshmallows. Take a cruise on the Chardonnay II, a 70-foot sailing yacht that departs from the harbor, a short drive away. Watch Wednesday Night boat races or check out the Thursday Night Beach BBQ at the Crow's Nest (summer only).




Additional information about rental rates

refundable security deposit $2,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,500

Please inquire about stays between 7 days and 30 days in length.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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