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Harbor Willow - Secluded Cottage with a Harbor View

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Harbor Willow is a quaint split-level shingle style cottage located on a quiet tree-lined side street in one of Santa Cruz's most desirable neighborhoods. The cottage is a perfect private getaway for couples or those with a small child or two.

Adjacent to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and a block or so from Twin Lakes & Seabright beaches, both beaches are consistently voted the best by local residents.

The living/bedroom area features partial views of the Monterey Bay and Yacht Harbor thorough custom made arched wood sash windows. The room is comfortably furnished with a queen bed, one upholstered chair & ottoman, two leather swivel chairs, an antique writing desk and hardwood floors. TV & high speed WiFi are provided.

The kitchen/dining area has a full size custom dining table (seats 4), a cast-iron gas heater flanked by 2 wicker chairs, tile floors, custom pine cabinetry with granite tile counter tops and a view of the cottage's private garden.

The bathroom features a full size tub/shower, and was remodeled in 2016.

The sunny brick & paver garden patio is entered through a private entrance. An ancient camellia tree shelters the entry door. The patio is furnished with wicker & black iron tables & chairs, a gas grill and has a hot/cold outdoor shower that is perfect for warming the little ones after a day at the beach.

Private washer and dryer are available to guests.

Harbor willow is well situated for day trips to San Francisco or Monterey. The renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is but 45 minutes distant. Fine dining & entertainment are within walking distance as is the historic SC Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park.

Our guest books are filled with glowing testimonials from our satisfied visitors. We have repeat customers from around the world that come to enjoy the quiet ambiance of our cottage. We are sure you will love it too.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017


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(4 traveler reviews)

Harbor Willow - Secluded Cottage with a Harbor View
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful cottage in Seabright

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage in Seabright. Very clean and neat with comfortable furniture and all the amenities. Perfect for two. Close to the beach and great restaurants. Would highly recommend to friends and family and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I instantly felt at home. My boyfriend and I were extremely comfortable in this adorable cottage. Lovely full kitchen with plenty of utilities. I absolutely loved the awesome water pressure. Short walking distance to Seabright beach, Crows Nest, Boardwalk and many more entertaining places. We will be returning and not mention one of the best rentals I have had to date.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much you were great guests and took wonderful care of the cottage. Please do consider us when you return to Santa Cruz.
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Perfect Cozy Harbor Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Willow was an excellent choice for us and we loved both the house and it's proximity to local restaurants/cafes, harbor, beach, boardwalk and more. I especially appreciated the personal touches, the owners have done a great job with the space and the amenities. We found it to be super clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The owners were incredibly nice and helpful. Highly recommend it, and we definitely plan to stay at Harbor Willow on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and charming

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here. This charming cottage was tastefully put together. With much wood trim, the upstairs feels like a treehouse--yet large enough to be both sitting room and bedroom overlooking the yacht harbor. The downstairs is smaller, although the kitchen was well supplied, and opens to a private patio for outdoor meals. Our host, Karen, was wonderful and created the perfect vibe. Tip: put the yellow throw pillow in the porthole above the bed (only lower half is necessary) or the sunrise will fall full on your face; bring toilet paper and a personal hotspot as wifi is very weak. Minor issues for an overall lovely stay. Be sure and stroll the promenade walk overlooking the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Seabright Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , remodeled 2016
  • Remodeled January 2016
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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