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Beautiful Santa Cruz Sanctuary near downtown restaurants, shops & West Cliff Dr

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Office (Sleeps 8-10)

The Beautiful Whaley House Sanctuary, home and garden in Santa Cruz is perfect for a family, or families wanting to get together and enjoy Santa Cruz.

Near West Cliff drive’s surf and wonderful beaches. Entertain family and friends in this historic home with large sun filled dining room and modern Kitchen.

Relax on new, posturepedic mattresses in the 3 bedrooms with window views of the garden.. Entertain with the 42 inch HD TV and DVD, ample living room seating 6-8 plus an upright Piano.

High speed wireless is centrally located in the office with fold out sleeper. One Bed/Bath combo with 2 full beds, which is situated away from the others has a private entrance makes this home ideal for family gatherings.

Take in the lavender garden while enjoying an outdoor fire or serving fresh BBQ on the nearby table that seats 6.

Walk to the Santa Cruz wharf, or downtown Pacific Avenue for dinner, coffee, movies, restaurants or shopping. We are just a short drive to Pogonip state park or Nisene Marks Park or Wilder Park for hiking or biking.

Summer and Holiday rates:

Sunday through Thursday $250 - $500

Summer, Weekends & Holidays: $350 - $500

Minimums: 2-7 nights

Call or email for quote and minimums.

To reserve your dates,

STEP 1: Email via VRBO SITE to request a reservation, include phone number.

STEP 2: A PayPal request will be sent for the refundable security deposit

STEP 3: Complete PayPal refundable security deposit.

STEP 4: A contract will be emailed.

STEP 5: Complete Contract and reply all to type your contact information and digital signature. Select payment option Mail payment by check, or via PayPal (with fees) or pay cash at check in for last minute reservations.

STEP 6: Confirmation letter and instructions will be emailed 1-2 days after completion of refundable security deposit, contract and rental payment.

STEP 7: Email, call or text your the estimated time of arrival within 24-48 of check in.

STEP 8: Check-in

STEP 9: Enjoy Santa Cruz

STEP 10: Refundable Security Deposit is sent within 21 days of check out via paypal or mail.

Weekday Rates: $250 - $350 per night

Weekend Rates: $350-$400 per night

Weekly Rates: $2500 - $3000 per week

Monthly Rates: inquire $10,000 - $12000

Cleaning fees: $150

Refundable Security Deposit: $500 - $1000

We are also open to home exchanges for San Francisco, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterrey, Tahoe, or Hawaii.

Enjoy all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Swim, surf, hike, bike, golf, tennis, or shop. Drive to San Francisco or Monterrey for the day. Live in a great neighborhood and be a local. Enjoy the near by Monterrey Aquarium, Pacific Grove Asilomar Beach and Carmel.

Situated on a large lot, away from the traffic and noise that affects more touristy areas, our historic craftsman Bungalow from the 1914, has been lovingly restored, maintaining the authentic Arts and Crafts Style, while retrofitting modern mechanical systems. The home features 'Green' building features such as No VOC wax finish on the Fir Floors floors, and Low VOC finish materials. Our vision was to provide a Restorative Sanctuary. Judging by our reviews here, and comments we have had in the past, we've hit the mark.

We also have a separate cottage near the property with its own garage, Japanese maples throughout, bamboo garden with hot tub, 2 person slate shower, cherry floors and cabinets with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. It is very peaceful and just an easy pace of life. Inquire about it, if you need additional space. $1000-$1400 per week sleeps 4. Queen bed plus a queen aero bed for the living room.

This is your home away from home. Just bring your clothes and a tooth brush and enjoy living in Santa Cruz, California.

To reserve your dates,

STEP 1: Email to request a reservation.

STEP 2: A PayPal request will be sent for the refundable security deposit

STEP 3: Complete PayPal refundable security deposit.

STEP 4: A contract will be emailed.

STEP 5: Complete Contract and reply all to type your contact information and digital signature. Select payment option Mail payment by check, or via PayPal (with fees) or pay cash at check in for last minute reservations.

STEP 6: Confirmation letter and instructions will be emailed 1-2 days after completion of refundable security deposit, contract and rental payment.

STEP 7: Email, call or text your the estimated time of arrival within 24-48 of check in.

STEP 8: Check-in

STEP 9: Enjoy Santa Cruz

STEP 10: Refundable Security Deposit is sent within 21 days of check out via paypal or mail.

Keywords: Home, Cottage, Sanctuary, Getaway

More Details

Owner
Mara Liske
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Mara Liske

I grew up on a small island nation in the South Pacific and living in the United States could not be more different. However, living in beautiful Santa Cruz and the Ocean that connects me to my ancestors is a short walk from my home. Zach and I love it here and it gives us great pleasure to hear of our guests enjoyable and restorative experience in our home.

Mara Liske purchased this house in 2004

Why Mara Liske chose Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a beautiful place to live. We have the Redwood forest behind us and the beautiful Monterey Bay in front of us. We are surrounded by amazing parks with endless activities golf, out rigger paddling, biking, surfing, hiking, kayaking etc… My husband and I bought this home as our sanctuary.

What makes this house unique

It is a peaceful home. The gardens are beautiful especially in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. The property was top notched. Everything we asked for was provided. We hope to stay there again.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Santa Cruz Sanctuary near downtown restaurants, shops & West Cliff Dr
average rating of 4.2105265 based on 24 reviews
Altamonte Springs, Fl
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Not a happy camper

  • 1 of 5

It is now October and we stayed there in July I was just informed that my deposit minus PayPal fees of over $90 would be returned. We had difficulty getting things fixed. We had ants in the kitchen And a toilet that broke and one of my guests had to convince repair guy to fix the toilet that day. I am very unhappy and will never come back to this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO, US
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this Santa Cruz house was incredible. There were 8 of us, visiting as a college reunion. The location is great - it is quaint, but close to Mission Blvd, and walkable to downtown Santa Cruz. We ended up having breakfast at Cafe Brasil twice, which is a short walk (highly recommended!). Besides the close attractions, we found ourselves spending quite a bit of time in the house - what a great space! We had dinner in the dining room one night, easily fitting the 8 of us. We had breakfast out on the patio one morning, and a campfire out back. The only issue with 8 people as opposed to 6 is that the pull-out bed wasn't super comfortable, so 6 of us were well rested, and two weren't. If you have 6 people, you'll have no problem, and if you have 8, I say it's worth it anyway!

The washer had just been fixed for us before we arrived - Mara was a great host and very on top of the needs of the house and her guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SBHoR

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome stay. So much fun. Great house. My friends and I (8 in total) stayed and it was a lot of fun. The kitchen is AMAZING!!!! Definitely worth cooking dinner/breakfast and eating out in the deck. Great backyard deck/patio. Mara was really accommodating. The house is just a short walk to great breakfast place (Cafe Brazil - totally worth stopping by) and not too far from the beach. Had a wonderful stay. Best vacation ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Novato, CA
5

A Marvelous Craftsman Home

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at this wonderful home and we loved it. We needed 4 bedrooms and we all had our privacy and separate space, because the home is so well laid out for this purpose. My husband and I stayed in the "rear wing" off the kitchen (which has a pocket) door, with our own entrance and bathroom. Someone mentioned this room can be musty, and it was at first, because the windows were all closed upon arrival, but as soon as we aired it out for several hours it was absolutely fine. The beds are all excellent. The kitchen is fantastic and well equipped - very rare for a vacation rental! The ambiance, the colors, the great furniture, the wood and tile floors, the Art, and all of the updated features made this a special and very comfortable place to stay. The Coup d'Etat though, are the back decks - basically 3 areas, one with comfortable chairs and a couch, another with a large table for dining and a grill, and then a firepit with seating in the rear. The neighborhood is a beautiful, older one, very quiet and great to take long walks around (plus great Bay views) - but also very convenient to downtown, shopping and restaurants. It's a house that's hard to leave - you could vacation right at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Whaley House

  • 5 of 5

Mara was extremely accommodating with our last minute booking of her rental. We had a family join us from Texas who had never been to the CA coast and they did nothing but praise the house, the amount of people it slept (we had 8) and how close we were to everything. The house was perfectly clean and checking out (cleaning) was a breeze. We would highly recommend this place and more than likely be back again. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento
4

santa cruz house

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house in Santa Cruz. Everything felt like home. A quiet neighborhood and fully stocked house including laundry. We loved the spacious backyard with the fire pit and grill and comfy furniture. We plan to be back. ☺

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Burger Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pasitempo CC or DeLaveaga GC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1 or Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe Brazil or Burger or Totoro Sushi
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cowell's and Twin Peaks

Play golf at DeLaveaga Golf Course or Passetiepo Country Club

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Rates & Availability

King Street House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Break
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
February Break
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,250
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 16 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
Summer and Holiday Season
May 25 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, mid June - mid September (3-7 day minimum). Please email owner for quote or exceptions depending on openings in the calendar.

Monday - Thursday nights $250 - $350
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holiday nights $350 - $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Payment via PayPal 2.2-3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

King Street House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 full bathroom with Shower 1 full bathroom with Shower/Deep tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed Bedroom 2: Queen size Bed Bedroom 3: 2 Double Beds Office: Pull Out Full Extra: Queen Aero Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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