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Steps to 26th Ave Beach, cruiser bikes, Pleasure Point surf

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6), close to the beach

Brand new construction completed in May of 2017! Immaculate custom built 2 BR/1BA 1,000 square foot home in 26th Ave beach/Pleasure Point area, 2 miles from Capitola Village, downtown Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk. Home is located less than a block away from 26th Ave. Beach on a quiet dead end street with very little traffic, creating a quiet setting. Other nearby beaches include Sunny Cove, Pleasure Point, 38th Avenue, Moran Beach and more...nicest beaches in Santa Cruz! Located within walking distance to the best surf spots in Santa Cruz, including Pleasure Point, The Hook and 26th ave.

The house features 17 foot high vaulted ceiling, wood floors throughout and brand new stainless steel appliances. Landscape was beautifully designed and features an enclosed hot outdoor shower, Weber BBQ and fire pit...perfect for warming up on cool coastal evenings. Wireless internet, Brand new 55” 4G big screen HD smart TV with Direct TV. House includes 2 adult cruiser bikes for a true Santa Cruz beach cruiser experience.

Our home has two bedrooms, the lower level bedroom has a new king size bed and LCD HD TV with Direct TV. The upstairs bedroom loft has a queen size bed and a queen size fold up futon bed. The bathroom features and oversized walk in shower with a hand held shower head and a large overhead rain shower head.

Keywords: House

26th Avenue

Santa Cruz beach

Santa Cruz boardwalk


Pleasure point

Santa Cruz surfing

More Details

Liz DePuydt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Liz DePuydt

Our family has been fortunate to spend the last 20 years here in Santa Cruz. We spend much of our time at the beach, surfing, swimming and playing. We love this location because of it's family friendly community and close proximity to the nicest beaches in Santa Cruz. Our favorite aspect of the home is the high vaulted ceilings that create a very spacious and light filled feeling. It's also extremely quiet which makes it ideal to catch up on sleep!

Liz DePuydt purchased this house in 2017

Why Liz DePuydt chose Santa Cruz

When we bought the property 18 years ago we felt so fortunate to be able to find a home on a quiet dead end street that was close to our favorite beach at 26th ave. Our favorite aspect of the property is the private backyard that is always protected from the wind. It's a great environment to relax, BBQ, and stargaze at night by the outdoor fire pit with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

The home is a short half-block walk to the beach. You can spend a day at the beach and retreat back to the property, and relax the serene setting! Enjoy riding bikes to the local farmers market to buy fresh local fruits, veggies and seafood! It is also a short bike ride to the quaint village of Capitola for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, dinner, shopping or spending the day at Capitola Beach. Or stroll 1/2 mile to Pleasure Point market & Cafe where you can order the best breakfast burritos in town and watch the surf. The location is ideal for so many activities....surfing, running, mountain biking, walks on the beach, sea glass collecting. It's all here for you to enjoy!


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon in addition to queen bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Steps to 26th Ave Beach, cruiser bikes, Pleasure Point surf
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Cold Spring, MN

Great Time in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Santa Cruz. This was a new adventure for our family of 5 to try renting homes via vrbo. This home was perfect for us! The kids loved the backyard and hot tub. The home was very clean and lovely! It is really close to the beach and in a very quiet neighborhood. We'd loved being a part of Santa Cruz for a few days. Thanks for making our trip special!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bright and beautiful home that's just a short block to the beach. Fabulous vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We can't give this home enough stars. It was truly wonderful from beginning to end. Liz and Troy were so easy to work with, incredibly helpful and generous as well as being just nice people.

The home is gorgeous with a lovely private garden that includes an outdoor shower with hot water! Heaven!

Everything is super clean and beautifully decorated. The sun pours into this house and it feels like a really special beach oasis.

We had 6 adults stay here (though 2 of them were our young adult kids and 2 of their friends) and it was easy to share the space. Plenty of places to spread out with the outside space.

There's even an outdoor fire pit that we didn't have time to use, but it looks like the perfect place to relax in the evening.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto

Best location and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children and I spent a week at this piece of paradise. We spend a week in Santa Cruz every year. Troy and Liz's home turned out to be our favorite stay we've ever had and that's saying a lot as it was our 20th year in a row renting a home in Santa Cruz. There's many reason why we enjoyed it. The house had a very "beachy" feel to it and loved the outdoor living space. The yard is very spacious which is rare in this area. It's also located on a dead end street so very quiet and no through traffic! We loved the hot tub outdoor hot shower.....very nice to come back to after a day at the beach. And the beaches! We spent almost every day at 26th ave. beach which was a short 200 yard walk which made it easy to walk back to the house in case we forgot something at the house. All the essentials were there.....plenty of towels, well stocked kitchen, board games and a classic old piano! So many homes rental homes in this area can be older and run down so this was refreshing to have everything clean, updated and in great working condition. The neighborhood has a very down to earth, small town feel which is more relaxing then a lot of the areas we've stayed in before. We felt very welcomed by the surrounding neighborhood during our short stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for our first vacation in several years. There were 8 adults and 4 children (3 under the age of 4). There was plenty of room for us to spread out and for the kids to play without disrupting someone who was trying to nap or read a book. A quick walk to a very private beach was awesome (the kids also walked it). The backyard is huge with a and spa and we had the trampoline set up. The house is not a vacation only home but the personal touches made it feel very cozy. The items left in the home were completely appropriate and the only thing off limits was a locked office. Plenty of games for us to play, toys and even coloring books for the kids. The home is a lot bigger than it appears in the photos and has a ton of personality. Plus the price is much better than most places we looked at for our week stay. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for family with kids

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, comfortable home exceeded our expectations in every way. We had an incredible time in this spacious, bright, clean and welcoming home. The location was great, close to the beach and in a lovely residential neighborhood.. The furnishings were inviting, and the beds were great. We were a 40 something couple and a 30 something couple who came with a newborn, 2, 3' and 4 year old and a 70+ year old grandma. All of us loved the home and found special things to make us happy. We adults loved the well stocked, spacious kitchen and clean, modern bathrooms. The kids loved the yard and the toy and books that were in various spots in the house. We were there during a heatwave, so our only gripe was that only 3 of her bedrooms had ceiling fans...

Liz, the owner, was incredibly receptive, available, and a pleasure to work with before and during our stay. I will enthusiastically recommend this rental to friends and before the end of our state, I was fantasizing about our return. We really enjoyed the proximity to the boardwalk, the beaches, and Pleasure Point. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Coastal Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in Santa Cruz at this home. It was very clean, decorated beautifully and had a very homey feeling. We cooked all meals in house and enjoyed the large backyard and patio. Great access to the beach. The owners were easy to work with . My young adults loved the beach cruisers!! A home we would rent again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
De Laveaga Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
26th ave. beach
Nearest Point of Interest
26th Ave. Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's market
Nearest Point of Interest
Pleasure Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitola Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunny Cove Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Shadowbrook Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Simpkins public swimming pool


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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