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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


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

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly Gomez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kimberly Gomez

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

Kimberly Gomez purchased this house in 2009


Westside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Sunny Seahouse 1/2 Block from Surf, Hot Tub, Wifi, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great Location, Clean House and lots of space. Great cooking kitchen too!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the location of this property. It is located on the West Side above the ocean, 1 block away. though you could not really see or hear the ocean, we walked every morning and night down the street to see that ocean "happenings" dogs, people and waves.

The house was everything it said it was going to be, so that was nice.

It was clean and there were lots of items in the kitchen, as we mostly cooked, this mattered to us.

The neighbors were friendly and let us join in their 4 th of July Party on their lawn ! We filled the house with rotating friends and family and everyone was pleased and had a great time.

I would recommend this house for a week or more, or just a weekend.

We could ride our bikes or walk to everything we needed. Groceries, coffee, dinners out, icecream or just an afternoon beer.

The only negative thing I would say, is there is a lot of clutter, which I am not a fan of. If it does not bother you to stay with 5 old grills in the backyard and broken down patio furniture, then you are good to go.

We loved being outside in the back, it was just a bit junking.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Right down the street from the ocean and close to the beach. This was our second stay at the Sunny Seahouse and we will be returning again. We love the house and highly recommend it. Several restaurants, breweries, and stores near by.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We recently stayed at the Sunny Seahouse for our son's graduation from UCSC. We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The Sunny Seahouse is very comfortable and is located just steps from the bluff. Great spot. We also enjoyed the hot tub and backyard for the bbq we held for my son's graduation. Thank you Kathy.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful location. Good amenities.

  • 5 of 5

3 couples enjoyed a long weekend. Easily walkable along ocean bluffs. Quiet street. Lovely hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 4 of 5

This place has a great location, if you want get into a slightly quieter neighborhood, but still want to be close to the best that Santa Cruz has to offer.

The management were great and easy to work with on getting our reservation sorted out.

The house is comfortable with everything you need for a stay at the coast.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean house

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and worked very well for our relaxed bachelorette weekend. The hot tub worked, there was plenty of space for 10 adults, and the open kitchen made it easy to all hang out together. My only concern is that there were two areas with black mold, both in the living room. I know it's been a rainy season and the property is by the beach, so these types of things happen. When I called and told them about it after we had left it seemed that they would take care of everything. I only wish they had offered us some sort of discount, since a couple of the guests felt congested due to the mold. If they mold is gone, I would gladly rent the house again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We sincerely appreciate all the information you share with us regarding your stay at the Sunny Seahouse. As soon as you had notified me regarding the ceiling (which was after your departure) having some mold in a section I called the owner and he came right over and assessed the issue. There was definitely a leak in the roof that had caused this mold and it appeared after the few rainy days we had right around your stay. We wish you had contacted us during your stay as we would have done the necessary treatment to clear it up. But understand how when you are on vacation sometimes these things do not get mentioned till after the fact. We researched the necessary steps to clean up the mold, seal the roof leak and use the proper products to get rid of the mold and it is no longer present. It was definitely the rainiest winter we have had in over 30 years and I know a lot of folks were facing similar issues with all the rain. We would be happy to offer you a free nights stay next time you come to Santa Cruz and hope to hear from you again.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Westside House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 19 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen-Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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