|Minimum Stay||3 - 90 nights|
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Need a vacation, a place to relax and to get away from it all? Welcome. Walk into 'The Cottage' and feel your shoulders ease as you unwind into your own fully equipped beach home. Just two blocks to the local’s favorite Blacks Beach, at the secluded end of Twin Lakes near the Harbor. A perfect place for playing in the sand, swimming, light surfing, boogie boarding, reading, sunset strolls and fresh ocean air. At Blacks Beach your pup is allowed on leash and bonfires are permitted in the fire pits provided.
The Cottage is a perfect affordable home for a couple or small family, with all the amenities you will need for a memorable Santa Cruz adventure. The living room is especially inviting with comfortable furnishings and ambient lighting. A separate dining room easily accommodates 4 people and the adjacent kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. The bedroom has a very comfortable (based on past reviews) queen bed with a skylight overhead. There is a sleeping nook off of the bedroom with a day bed which is an inviting spot to curl up with your favorite book and perfect for kids. We have also added a daybed covered in comfy pillows for reading or sleeping in the living room.
Beautifully landscaped gardens and lawn make for a pleasing view from the dining room and kitchen. Fully fenced backyard with gas grill is a great place to enjoy outside meals. Speaking of meals, you can purchase all your ingredients at the farmers market two short blocks away every Sunday. Should you want a night off from cooking, no problem! There are several wonderful restaurants within walking distance. All sound good? Just what you hoped for in a vacation home and location? We look forward to seeing you.
HISTORY: The Cottage was built in the 1920’s, one of the first homes in the area. Before the neighborhood built up, there were expansive fields of flowers surrounding the Cottage and a lovely path winding down to the ocean. In the 1950's the Cottage was occupied by a family who built their dream house next door, which has since been named the Green House and remodeled into a unique vacation rental which accommodates eight.
LOCATION: The Cottage is located near Twin Lakes Beach and the Yacht Harbor, midway between Capitola and downtown Santa Cruz (both 10 minutes away). There are six fabulous restaurants within walking distance, ranging from a Hawaiian grille to a high-end Italian restaurant, and our personal favorite, Southwest-inspired Nuevo Grill. A short stroll down the beach will bring you to the yacht harbor where you will find the popular Palomar Mexican restaurant and the Crow's Nest. The Crow's Nest is a great place on Wednesday to watch the sailboat races or enjoy the sunset, a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Great appetizers! Also within walking distance is a corner food store, liquor store, deli, coffee house, video store and a farmers market on Sunday
•SLEEPS 1 - 4: Perfect for a couple or small family.
•BEDROOM: The bedroom has a queen size bed, with an adjoining sleeping nook with a day bed and an additional twin size bed will be found in the living room.. Reading lights, extra blankets and extra pillows are provided. A fold-out futon is stored under the day bed for your use.
•BATHROOM: The bathtub is deep and long with a hand-held shower. Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes and soap are provided.
•FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Four-burner gas stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender for your fresh fruit smoothies! All cookware, dinnerware, utensils and linens to set a beautiful table are provided.
•AMENITIES: Cable TV with DVD player in the living room, high speed wireless internet, laundry facilities (washer, dryer, laundry soap, iron, ironing board), fully fenced backyard with gas grill, beach chairs, sand toys, cooler, fully equipped kitchen, high quality linens and towels, board games, books and very important here in Santa Cruz, off street parking for one vehicle and a street permit for another.
•PROVIDED FOR GUESTS: Fresh cut flowers, coffee from Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., information on what is available to do and see in and around Santa Cruz and doggie treats should you desire to bring your pet.
Santa Cruz County Vacation Rental - Permit #CO00148
Keywords: Cottage, Beach, Pets, Family,
I have been lucky to live in Santa Cruz most of my life. I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains and moved into town in 8th grade. After leaving the area for college and travel, I found myself back here. It seems for many, Santa Cruz is a difficult place to leave. I purchased the Green House and Cottage in 1994 from the original owner and builder of the main house (Green House). Soon after, I met my partner, michael, we created our 'dog family ' (now four) and last year we gave birth to our baby girl Emelia. Converting the Green House and Cottage into vacation rentals is our solution to me being able to 'take Emelia to work', rather than go to daycare. She is a wonderful 'helper' and I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with her while offering others the opportunity to enjoy the property.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994
We had a lovely weekend stay at the cottage with our family of four. Although there is only one bedroom, every space was extremely well appointed which kept us all comfortable. The main drawback to being in this space with four people is the only entry to the bathroom is through the main part of the bedroom. The 2 block proximity to a beautiful neighborhood beach made our stay that much more relaxing and peaceful. We also enjoyed walking to the multiple restaurants nearby. Kim was an incredibly gracious host, quickly responding to questions prior to our stay and leaving fresh flowers for our arrival.
When you book a place sight unseen, you take some chances, but at The Cottage, we could have moved right in! Permanently! We really recommend Kim's house and kudos too, to Heidi, the manager, who got everything ready for us -- we appreciated the vase of sunflowers! Thank you!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Cottage. It was small, but clean and decorated wonderfully. It was the perfect 4 day vacation. Kim was wonderful and provided extra touches. Our dogs were as happy with their stay as we were. We look forward to coming back and thank you for sharing your wonderful home and the hospitality we were shown.
The Cottage is amazing. This was our third year spending time on 14 th ave. The Cottage provides a true Santa Cruz experience. The location is quiet, but well located to one of the best beaches in the country. Shopping is close by in either Pleasure Point, Capitola, or downtown SC.
The accommodations are clean and enchanting. I love The Cottage and wish my family could stay there permanently. Kim, the owner, is attentive and helpful. I highly recommend this home!
Three of us spent 5 days at "The Cottage" in Santa Cruz and had a wonderful time! It is in a perfect location for a variety of activities. Comfortable beds, with nice linens made the sleeping great. While only one bedroom, one bath, the cottage easily accomodated 3 adults, with its spacious living room and dining room. The property was clean and well maintained, with beautiful fresh flowers for our arrival. The owner was very helpful in securing the cottage on short notice. We have already recommended this property to more of our friends!
Simpkins Swim Center and Water Slide, Beach, Sunbathing, Bonfires, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Longs Marine Lab, Disk Golf, Skateboard Park, Kayaking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter in Santa Cruz
Nov 1 2016 - May 15 2017
90 night minimum stay
Summer in Santa Cruz
May 16 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Weekly rentals may include only one weekend, therefore, may not begin on a Saturday or Sunday.
MONTHLY RENTALS: The refundable deposit for monthly rentals is the same at the monthly rate and move out cleaning will be charged based on time needed to restore the house to its pre-rental status. In addition to the monthly rental fee, clients are required to have the house cleaned by our cleaners once a month at a rate of $100 per cleaning.