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Sunny Seahouse 1/2 Block from Surf, Hot Tub, Wifi, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to the Sunny Seahouse. This Upscale beach home is just a hop skip and a jump from the ocean and West Cliff Drive a 3 mile long walk/bike path known for it's popular surf spots and numerous beaches. This newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath is situated on the sunny side of the Monterey Bay Sancutary. Guest are treated to a sparkling clean hot tub. We are 1.9 miles from Wilder Ranch State Park with great hiking and biking trails, 1.5 hour scenic coastal drive to San Francisco, 45 minute drive to Monterey & Carmel, just 2 minutes from local beaches. The Sunny Seahouse is available year around for nightly, weekly, and extended vacation rental accommodations.

Location, Location, Location...This oceanside getaway is the perfect retreat for a large family looking to experience all that Santa Cruz has to offer. Only a few blocks away from family-friendly Natural Bridges State Beach on the Westside home of tide pools and Monarch butterflies, local wineries, shops, organic brewery, french bakery/cafe, natural foods market and Dog/Kid-Friendly Derby park with Tennis Courts and Skate Park. Within two miles are the Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Lighthouse, Steamer's Lane, Wilder State Ranch, downtown and UCSC. Also just a short 1 hour drive to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 mile drive and Carmel.

Extensively remodeled in Spring of 2011 the owners took pride in making this seaside home a calming and tranquil space by the sea. Light-filled, exquisitely furnished and tastefully-appointed this home offers a spacious living room with flat screen TV and plenty of seating to enjoy a movie at night after a fun day exploring. The spaciously remodeled kitchen is ready for you to entertain in with beautiful granite slab counters, porcelin tile floors, custom oak cabinets, gas range stove, stainless whirlpool refrigerator, all new ocean theme tableware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, toaster oven, coffe maker, bar seating and dining table for 6 or more. The open floor plan from the kitchen and living room to the backyard makes bar-b-ques fun and indoor-outdoor entertaining easy.

The master bedroom with private bath has a calming affect with it's ocean decor, king size bed, flat screen TV and seating area to kick back and read a good book. The second bedroom offers a queen size bed and cozy daybed with trundle. The third bedroom sleeps four with custom built dual adult sized bunk beds, large closet with a TV, board games and toys to keep young guest easily entertained.

Sunny Seahouse provides our visitors with a library of local travel tourism books and catalogs for you to use during your stay. Including State Park Passes to make it easy and accessible to Natural Bridges State Beach and Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Parking Pass. We can also provide you with discount surf and stand-up paddle board rentals at the local surf shop up the street Arrow Surf and Sport Shop, $50 off shaping appointment with Bob Pearson to make a custom Pearson Arrow Surf or Stand-up Paddle Board and 10% off Arrow Surf and Sport Merchandise. Just Ask for more info.

Here are some fun activities to do in close proximity to Sunny Seahouse...

Surf or Standup Paddle at Cowells or World Famous Steamers Lane.

Visit the local Westside Farmers Market on Saturday's 9am-1pm

Visit Longs Marine Lab, free on the first Tuesday of every month.

Walk to Natural Bridges State Park and visit tidepools, park museum/store.

UCSC hike and biking trails

Visit Wilder Ranch State Park

Visit Light House Surf Museum, Wharf and Boardwalk

Take a sail on the Chardonnay Sail Boat, ask about our discount.

Walking distance to a dozen local wineries and brewery located off Swift Street.

Local Kelly's French Bakery and Iveta Cafe within Walking Distance, discounts available for Iveta Cafe.

Keywords: Retreat, getaway, beach house/home, remodeled, pet friendly, single level, comfortable, ocean front, upscale, handcrafted, custom, ocean view, seabreeze, family friendly, private, cozy, contemporary, clean

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Property Manager
Kimberly Gomez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Kimberly Gomez

Pictured Bob and Kathy Pearson (owners) with daughter Kaila at Cowells beach.

Kimberly Gomez purchased this house in 2009


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Sunny Seahouse 1/2 Block from Surf, Hot Tub, Wifi, Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Modesto, CA

Clean and Accomodating

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Sunny Seahouse! We love this area for the Natural Bridges beach and the West Cliff Drive walk/bike trail. Just so scenic and we were a just a block away! We enjoyed the home with open beam ceilings and the white walls made it open and airy. We had family come and go during our stay and the sleeping accommodations worked well for our group of 8 adults. The bedding was not as firm as ours at home and the bunk beds had bottom sheets but no top sheets. One of the bunks was missing a pillow. The master bedroom was beautiful with a very nice, roomy bathroom. The 2nd bath is a lot smaller with tighter quarters for sharing. The linens were plentiful for both baths and kitchen. The kitchen had lots of dishware and glasses so we didn't run out of those. We also got to use the pancake griddle for the first time and it worked very well! Plenty of room for food preparation and the kitchen had the essentials. We used the BBQ a couple nights and it is older--a bit rustic and could use an update. We enjoyed the hot tub each night. It was very clean and hot when we arrived. It was a bit small for our size group, however. It can fit four adults but it is a bit cozy then. We really enjoyed the fire pit and recommend buying wood before you arrive. The back yard was okay, not quite as well kept as the pictures--just needs some cleaning up and replants and removing an old BBQ. Also, the great room furniture has been changed to a wicker indoor/outdoor set. It was adequate but not super comfy and we could not see the TV from a couple of the corner chairs while we watched the Summer Olympics. There was 2 sets of washers and dryers in the garage. We brought our own bikes but there was a bike and boogie boards and umbrella in the garage as well. I really enjoyed working with Kimberly, the property manager. She responded very quickly to our inquiries both before and during our stay. I recommend this rental and know you will enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for a fun family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I came to the Sunny Seahouse with my siblings, parents, niece, nephews and dog for five days of vacation, and we had a great time. The location was perfect - being situated a half block from the cliffs, with easily accessible beach (both small beaches very near the house and Natural Bridges State Beach only 1/2 mile away) made for hours of fun, and it was a treat to walk to the cliffs for sunset. The kitchen was beautiful and well equipped, the living room and bedrooms were clean and well kept, and the back yard was like an extension of the house. The kids loved roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and we all enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub on cool summer evenings. The only thing we might wish for is a clothes line to dry out swim suits and towels!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

With the ocean at the end of the block, and all the needed conveniences nearby, this house is in a great location.

The neighborhood is very quiet, parking was never any issue at all. The house is very well stocked with linens and cooking equipment. The hot tub was a hit with our children especially.

We found the house in clean and tidy condition. I contacted the manager once or twice to ask a question before and during our stay, and I received excellent communication and service.

I would definitely stay again or recommend to my friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Great location, kitchen, & outdoor area

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sunny Seahouse to attend a family wedding. With five adults and two children, we had more than enough space. The kitchen is spacious and updated which made meal prep easy. The outdoor areas were inviting, and the quick two minute walk to West Cliff Drive made taking in the coastline a relaxing treat. The driveway was a little tight for two cars side by side, but in a staggered way, they fit. The rental manager answered all of our questions in a timely and professional manner. I definitely intend for our family to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a great review for the Sunny Seahouse on VRBO. We truly appreciate your business and choosing our home for your Santa Cruz vacation. We hope to hear from you again and we love past guest referrals. Have a great Fall Season and take care.
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St.Louis, MO

Best Westside Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Santa Cruz for over 12 years, renting various houses. This is one of the BEST on the westside! The owners have thought of everything you would need. It's like staying at your own home! The owners are great people. Take my advice and rent this place. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed staying at the Sunny Seahouse. It really is a little slice of heaven on the west side.
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Santa Cruz Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home after spending 2 weeks at the Sunny Seahouse. This house was great for our group, which ranged from 2 to 10 people at various times. The layout of the home is nice and the living room easily accommodated our large group for Summer Olympic viewing. The hot tub was great and the back yard was beautifully maintained. The home was very clean and there were plenty of nice towels and bed linens. The kitchen was well equipped and even though we didn't cook much we certainly had everything we needed when we did! We found the West Side to be a quiet neighborhood with plenty of parking and miles of walking/biking paths less than a block away. I highly recommend the Sunny Seahouse!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sunny Seahouse is located just off Highway 1 on the beautiful Northern California coast along the edge of Monterey Bay just 1 mile north of Santa Cruz city limits. Easy access to many local attractions and points of interest: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Big Basin Henry Cowell, Wilder Ranch, Nicene Marks State Parks: mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding opportunities. Historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, Local award winning wineries and tasting rooms just 3 blocks away, local organic brewery and French bakery. Roaring Camp Steam Locomotive Train. world renown surf spots Steamer Lane and Mavericks. Long Marine Laboratory. Seymore Marine Discovery center. Scuba and Snorkeling in the Monterey Bay's Kelp forests. Minutes from University of California Santa Cruz Campus. Santa Cruz is a culturally diverse area offering outstanding entertainment and dining year round including: Cabrillo Music Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival. Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Cultural Coucil's Open Studio Tours (Fall/Spring). First night Santa Cruz new years eve celebration.


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May 19 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Linen-Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Circles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King Bed located in Master Bedroom. (1) portable crib available, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Sized bed located in the second bedroom with day bed- trundle. (2nd bedroom sleeps 3-4), Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed with trundle in the second bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) Custom Built Dual Bunk beds in the 3rd bedroom sleeps 4.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Portable Firepit, Outdoor tables and chairs, Umbrella.

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