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Imagine Yourself Steps Away from the Santa Cruz Beach

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Welcome to our over 4000 square feet + home on 14th Ave near the Yacht Harbor!

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 17)

We have a very special home! Imagine yourself just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's most popular beaches - Twin Lakes on 14th Avenue. This over 4,000 square foot comfortable home boasts views, a prime location, and a true taste of the magic that Santa Cruz offers! Let your mind unwind while sun bathing at the beach or relaxing on one of the multiple view decks of this spacious home. Walk to the Harbor, restaurants, and shops......Sleeps up to 17 in comfortable beds. It is also extremely kid friendly. We have a separate game room (great for the kids!) with Foosball, Play Station 2, Ping Pong and Cable TV.
Our home is three levels. The top floor has the kitchen, dining rooms, and living rooms and outside deck. The 6 bedrooms and another beautiful deck are on the main floor. The game room is on the bottom floor. If you or anyone in your group has concerns walking steps, we suggest you find an alternate accommodation.

SANTA CRUZ VACATION HOME ORDINANCE APPLIES TO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY: This ordinance restricts the amount of guests allowed in homes throughout the county. The limits are 2 adults per bedroom plus 2. This means our home is limited to 14 adults. The County does not place a limit on Children under the age of 12. We will not rent to more than 14 adults. This makes our house even more special since we have the room to fit your family or group.

Perfect for a family get together and getaways. Perfect for small groups and retreats. Enjoy having everyone together - sharing special times in a comfortable, spacious home. This fully furnished and equipped large home includes 2 large HD LCD TVs with cable, high speed wireless internet, two fireplaces, DVD players, peek ocean views from decks, top of the line bed linens, washer/dryer, and a hot water outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing. Multiple iPod/iPhone speakers throughout the home for music (and charging!). The private deck is equipped with gas BBQ and also a storage area complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more! At night the breaking waves will lull you to sleep, and in the morning enjoy your coffee on the beach or in our peaceful setting. (Not responsible for sea lion barking) :)

Take a stroll to the nearby restaurants, shops, and attractions, take a sunset walk on the beach, or just sit back and enjoy the calmness of Santa Cruz. This beach home is just steps from the entrance to Twin Lakes Beach - one of the most popular and warmest beaches in all of Santa Cruz. Despite its popularity, you will find our 'half' of the beach to actually be quite private, yet still close to all the action. During the day take a short walk along the beach to the Crows Nest to have lunch with a view or catch a beach volleyball game. At night, enjoy a bonfire and ‘smores on the beach. We are also minutes from the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. There is a brand new Whole Foods a few minutes away and a large Safeway for all your shopping. There is even a small market within easy walking for your last minute items. Just a short drive down the coast are the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Courses, Laguna Seca Race Track, quaint Carmel-By-The-Sea, and majestic Big Sur. Lucky for you, our home is centrally located to all that Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay have to offer.

Please note that this is our second home and we are looking for guests who will treat both our home and our neighbors with respect. If you are looking for a 'party house' please look elsewhere. We do not allow parties, weddings or other large gatherings.






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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Main renter must be 25 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very kid and family friendly. Game room in lower level with Ping Pong, Foosball, PS2, Cable TV....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please inquire. Fees and additional deposit apply....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Our home has all 6 bedrooms on the first floor. Kitchen living rooms and dining rooms are on the second floor. The game room is located on the bottom floor. Our home has many steps. Please do not rent our home if steps are an issue....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 17-18

  • Bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed

    sleeps 4 (twin over double bunk with trundle)...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 bunk bed

    sleeps 5 (1 twin over twin bunk and twin over double) bunk...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • King size beds (2) 2 separate King beds in each large Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 separate Queen rooms, Baby Cribs (2) 2 portacribs are available., Bunk Beds (3) 2 Rooms have Bunkbeds One bedroom has twin over full and twin over twin. Another has twin over full with a trundle. We provide wonderful sheets, linens, blankets and pillows. All Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are on the first floor. Kitchens, 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms and 2 bathrooms are on the second floor. The game room is on the bottom floor. Please do not rent our home if steps are a problem for you....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2

    2 showers - 1 stall and 1 shower over tub divided by door...moreless

  • Bathroom 1

    2 showers - 1 stall and 1 shower over tub divided by door...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 4

    1/2 bath...moreless

  • In addition, 2 outside showers. One near front entrance and one in back yard with hot water (not private)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Spacious layout for friends and family stays. Everything you need to enjoy the beautiful Santa Cruz area!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 2 Large 1080p LCD in each living room. HD Comcast cable provided....moreless

  • Television:

    2fabulous hi definition tvs...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    Sony PS2 in the game room....moreless

  • Video Games:

    (10) Feel free to bring your own PS2 games....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Ocean View:

    View of the ocean and sailboats from the top deck. Peeks of whitewater and the sand as well....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 large dining tables. You will laugh with joy at the ample dining space available! ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large Front Load HE....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Yes, lovely fireplace for warm cozy nights by the fire...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have baseboard heating. In addition, there are space heaters in every room. Toasty and toasty warmth!...moreless

  • Internet:

    If you need speedy wifi and Internet, this is the beach home for you....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    And many of our wonderful guests have shared their phenomenal reviews about the comfort of our linens and beds. Come see for yourself!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Come see for yourself and melt into our sofas!!!... 2 amazing living rooms! Each with comfy couches, chairs and ample seating for everyone😎...moreless

  • Parking:

    You will love our spacious driveway. Remember.... Only 6 cars in the driveway at once! Please park others on the street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking for up to 6 cars in our driveway is awesome! The beach areas have limited parking so this is a huge bonus....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    Our landline is for emergency only. Bring your cell!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels galore! ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large front load HE. Saves water and the environment....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable High Speed Internet....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Yes! It's s wood fireplace! Plus, our beach usually has fire rings. Bring a wagon for wood, and the ingredients for s'mores!!! Bring a guitar, too!...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We can refer you to excellent local caterers in the Santa Cruz area....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    3 - 1 kruenig, 2 standard coffee makers...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    More than you can imagine. We are fully stocked😀...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    for 20...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) One in the main kitchen and one in the wet bar....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    1 kitchen. 1 wet bar. Gourmet Stove. Large dining table seats 16 for the entire family...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2)...moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The SC Vacation ordinance prohibits noise after 10pm. Our decks, balconies and outdoor areas are off limits after 10pm. Immediate eviction may occur with any noise disturbance after 10 pm....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Top deck has grill and adjoins to living area and kitchen. Bottom Deck attaches to two masters. Lower area adjoins to yard and game room. Our Decks close promptly at 10pm. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    On our top floor deck, you will find a grill and comfy chairs and table On which to eat!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Head down the beach to the yacht harbor and rent paddle boards and wetsuits! Take s lesson while you're at it!...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Simkins Swim Center is a few minutes away (on 17th Street) and open year round....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special 2017
Apr 24 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$895
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay

$3,900
flat fee
June 1-5
Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$925
Summer 2017
Jun 9 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,650
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay

$4,300
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,850
flat fee
Christmas week 2017
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,850
flat fee
New Year's Week 2017
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay

$7,550
flat fee
President's Weekend 2018
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2018
4 night min stay

$3,600
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$910
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $325
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Refundable Security Deposit of $1,000 Required. Cleaning Fee $300.

Rates are subject to change without notice.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose (SFO is 65 miles)
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Twin Lakes

Walking distance to the Santa Cruz Harbor (shops and restaurants). Farmers Market. Boardwalk 5 minutes. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach and Carmel and world class Wine and Beer tasting minutes away. Just a bit further to Half Moon Bay and Big Sur.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: This is our personal second home owned by three families with many children and friends. This is not a typical 'vacation rental' property. We provide the special touches usually only found in luxury residences. We would love to share our home with you and your family!

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
As long time locals, we have enjoyed coming to the beach and Santa Cruz with our families! Twin Lakes Beach is a very unique. The beach near our home is quaint and secluded, yet it is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions with stunning natural beauty. We chose to buy this house since it is on a quiet street only 6 houses from the beach and is large enough to comfortably sleep corporate groups, extended families and friends.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are 6 houses from the entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach. You can also easily walk to the Crows Nest, the Harbor and other shops and restaurants along one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz. The best thing about the house is its spaciousness and layout. All rooms are large and the living areas are light, bright and comfortably furnished. The main dining room table seats 14 - a second dining table seats 6! You will not find a more spacious or comfortable home so close to the beach in Northern California. Since this is our second home we have furnished to it to our own high standards. The beds and linens are all of the highest quality and provide a great sleep. Also, we are dog lovers so we occasionally have animals (dogs) in the house. The house is professionally cleaned after each stay, but we can not guarantee that someone with severe allergies to pets will not have a problem.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Welcome to our over 4000 square feet + home on 14th Ave near the Yacht Harbor!

    Welcome to our over 4000 square feet + home on 14th Ave near the Yacht Harbor!

  • Park up to 6 cars in our spacious driveway.

    Park up to 6 cars in our spacious driveway.

  • Relaxing nook in living room #1 where you can hear the waves as you rest.

    Relaxing nook in living room #1 where you can hear the waves as you rest.

  • Dining room #1 sits 12 for family dinners and meetings.

    Dining room #1 sits 12 for family dinners and meetings.

  • We are near popular surf beaches.

    We are near popular surf beaches.

  • Kitchen #2 is great for extra refrigerator storage and iron chef competitions.

    Kitchen #2 is great for extra refrigerator storage and iron chef competitions.

  • Bedroom #1 with queen bed.

    Bedroom #1 with queen bed.

  • Bedroom #3 (king size bed) with access to deck #1.

    Bedroom #3 (king size bed) with access to deck #1.

  • Area by bedroom #3, bathroom, and laundry room.

    Area by bedroom #3, bathroom, and laundry room.

  • Both bathrooms on entry level have a shower over a tub and door to shower stall.

    Both bathrooms on entry level have a shower over a tub and door to shower stall.

  • Bedroom #6 sleeps 5. Twin over double bunk and twin over twin bunk.

    Bedroom #6 sleeps 5. Twin over double bunk and twin over twin bunk.

  • Backyard by game room.  Beach is the best backyard complete with life guard.

    Backyard by game room. Beach is the best backyard complete with life guard.

  • We are 6 homes away from this great beach!

    We are 6 homes away from this great beach!

  • Living room #1 with large and comfortable sectional couches.

    Living room #1 with large and comfortable sectional couches.

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 2.7 miles.  Capitola Pier is 2.6 miles.

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 2.7 miles. Capitola Pier is 2.6 miles.

  • Kitchen #1 is fully stocked with pots, serving dishes, and place settings for 20

    Kitchen #1 is fully stocked with pots, serving dishes, and place settings for 20

  • Deck with 2 BBQ's that connect the 2 living rooms

    Deck with 2 BBQ's that connect the 2 living rooms

  • Living room #2 includes a dining/game/meeting table for 6.  Great for puzzles!

    Living room #2 includes a dining/game/meeting table for 6. Great for puzzles!

  • Bedroom #2 Queen size.  All mattresses are top quality in comfort.

    Bedroom #2 Queen size. All mattresses are top quality in comfort.

  • Deck #1 connects both master bedrooms.

    Deck #1 connects both master bedrooms.

  • Bedroom #4 (king size) with bathroom entrance.

    Bedroom #4 (king size) with bathroom entrance.

  • Bedroom #5 sleeps 4.  Twin over double bunk and pull out twin trundle.

    Bedroom #5 sleeps 4. Twin over double bunk and pull out twin trundle.

  • Game room has ping pong, foosball, PS2, boogie boards, chairs, and sand toys.

    Game room has ping pong, foosball, PS2, boogie boards, chairs, and sand toys.

  • Our beach!  The Crow's Nest and other restaurants are a short walk the other way.

    Our beach! The Crow's Nest and other restaurants are a short walk the other way.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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