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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 4.4814816 based on 27 reviews
Bonny Doon

Ideal vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

We adored this home. Beautiful location, new floors and paint, remodeled modern kitchen and baths. Comfortable sleeping arrangements. Ideal location on the Westside. Highly reccomend. Very nice neighbors too!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ventilation is more than 3 Screens!

  • 2 of 5

Location and number of beds is probably the best I can say about the Sunnyhouse. When first entering the residence, you are struck by the stale air which takes two days to air out. There are no opening windows in the entire width of the house, the front door does not have a screen, and the slider screen is missing. One of the bedrooms With the day bed and a queen has a window, but no screen. And, the middle bedroom with no windows is provided with a tiny fan only. The carpets are totally stained and there are runners covering all of the pathways. Not a great sense of sanitation. Loved the counters in the bathrooms and the kitchen which was well equipped except for finding a matching pot top. Last, clutter in the bunk room where there were supposed to be toys for our grandchild in a bin (but were not) was packed with stuff. The garage where wash can be done was packed to the ceiling with more stuff. Not appealing although it is not a living space. The grill was not clean when we arrived and there was sand on one of the hot tub seats. You are told these need to be cleaned before leaving. The bike cruiser for use in the garage was unusable. My husband worked on it to try to get some use out of it as we are a biking family. So overall, not pleased with the condition of the home, but for the money and the location, it was just fine. Kimberly was great and prompt in addressing a spa need. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great weekend at the Sunny Seahouse !!!

  • 5 of 5

The Sunny Seahouse was the perfect beach rental for a girls weekend away in Santa Cruz. It was clean, the beds were comfortable and the hot tub was hot. I would recommend this house to anyone who has a big group. You can walk to WestCliff and enjoy many great eateries and beer and wine places within walking distance

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs some TLC

  • 2 of 5

The location was amazing and the layout of the house was perfect for our needs. The equipment in the house however (outdoor fire pit, bbq, bikes) are all in very bad shape and need to be replaced. The garage was packed full of the owners belongings to the point where it was difficult to access the space for bike storage or laundry. The interior furnishings are old and tired and in definite need of replacing. For the price of the rental I would have expected nicer accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the feedback. I have shared this information with the owner and we will take all comments into consideration. The furniture is relatively new, we will be getting new hardwood floors installed at the end of September 2017. And a new King mattress in the bedroom. The old beach cruisers are there for people that want to use them and we are considering replacing the fire pit. Otherwise most of the outdoor items do look more worn quickly since we are so close to the ocean the salty air tarnishes things very quickly. The grill is in perfect working order and we just replaced the outdoor chairs.
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home close to West Cliff Drive. Our stay was very comfortable. The only issue with the house is that the master bed was uncomfortable. Other than that, the house was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location of house was perfect but unfortunately it does look like the picture on the website.

  • 2 of 5

The kitchen and bathrooms were clean and the master bedroom was great.

The house and yard needs some cleaning up. Leaks in the ceiling, broken patio furniture, old broken grills in the backyard, back screen was hard to open and the BBQ grill was dirty and had ants.

The day bed in the middle bedroom needs to be replaced. My granddaughter could not sleep in it because it squeaked each time she moved.

My other grandchildren slept in the bedroom with 2 bunk beds which I have some real concerns since there are no windows in the room and it got very hot for them. No air ventilation.

The rental manager responded to some of the issues in a timely manner.

With all the current problems I would not come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and feedback. We are taking all comments and feedback into consideration seriously. The house is getting a new roof and hardwood floors installed at the end of September. The King bed mattress is getting replaced this week. We just replaced all the outdoor chairs and fixing the trundle bed in the guest room.
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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.




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.