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Santa Cruz Cottage Sanctuary w/ Hot Tub in Bamboo Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Bedroom separated by built in cabinets, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Beautiful home away from home. Enjoy the sanctuary of a quiet cottage walking, or biking distance to the beach, downtown Pacific Avenue and Mission Street restaurants. Please Check out our map location or use google maps for exact distances to points of interest. We are also a short walk to the bus line. The cottage works great for couples, families with small children. It's a quiet neighborhood for an easy getaway. To inquire on calendar please, Email or call/text 8313254429

The Bedroom over looks garden area and is separated by 7 foot wall of Hard wood cherry shelves from the living room area. Its a perfect peaceful getaway for a couple, or couple with small children. Beautiful cherry floors, granite counter tops, new kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer. 2 person slate shower, bamboo garden with hot tub. Out swing french doors open to patio, BBQ, Lavender garden and yard.

We have a 1-7 night minimum depending on the Season. Please email for a request.

Pricing range listed below depends on season:

Weekdays: $100-$300

Weekends, Holidays and Summer: $150-$400

Cleaning Fees: $150

Non Shedding Pet Fee: $50-$100 per pet with instructions

Refundable Security Deposit: $200

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.

The queen bed is separated from the living room by a bank of 7 foot wall of cabinets. There is also an option for a comfortable queen aerobes bed height with a headboard plus the sectional couch is can also be used as a comfortable sleeping option.

To reserve your dates,

STEP 1: Email request via VRBO site 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 via paypal (fees: 2.2 - 3%).

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.

Email for quote and include phone number. Off Season and last minute Discounts are available. Medium term leases of 2 weeks to 8 weeks+ are available.

Winter Break: Christmas and New Year Holiday Rates,

Spring Break: late March to mid April

Summer Season: late May - mid September Rates are higher than the standard rates. We also have a 4-7 night minimum checking in on a Friday or Sunday during the Winter Holidays, Spring Break Season and Summer Season.

Weekday rates: $100 - $200

Weekend and Holiday rates: $150 - $300

Weekly rates: $1000 - $1500

Monthly rates: $3500 - $7000

Cleaning fee: $100 - $150

Refundable Security Deposit: $200 - $500 We accept PayPal with pass through fees. We also accept personal checks and cashier's check. We are also open to home exchanges for San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Paris, Madrid or Hawaii.

Keywords: House, Home, House, Cottage Bungalow

More Details

Mara Liske
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Mara Liske

Living in beautiful Santa Cruz and the Ocean is a 1.3 mile walk or bike ride from the cottage. We love it here and it gives us great pleasure to hear our guests have an enjoyable and restorative experience in the cottage.

Mara Liske purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mara Liske chose Santa Cruz

It truly is a private sanctuary and yet convenient to the downtown Pacific Avenue restaurants, shopping, museums, movie theaters, Boardwalk, Wharf, Cowell's Beach, West Cliff Drive, Mission Street restaurants, Wilder Ranch, and Pogonip.

What makes this cottage unique

Quietude! Listen to the birds and rustling of the bamboo taking in a soak in the hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little Santa Cruz sanctuary is exactly that. It was a wonderful and relaxing nook tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Santa Cruz. The space is exactly as described. Definitely take the time to enjoy the private hot tub, it was exquisite. The bed was extra comfortable and the patio was perfect to watch the super moon lunar eclipse from. We would definitely rent this Again!
Oct 2015
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King Street Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Santa Cruz Cottage Sanctuary w/ Hot Tub in Bamboo Garden
average rating of 4.515625 based on 83 reviews
san marcos ca

couples weekend

  • 5 of 5

Hosts are very nice and accomadating, they will even ask what temp you like your jacuzzi set at. We walked to emilys cafe every morning (great coffee and pastry), to the beach and to downtown for dinner and drinks every night. DvD player, ipod docking radio and stereo, comfy couch aNd everything you'd need in the kitchen to stay home and cook. We can't wait to do this again next year. Worked out a whole lot easier then a comparably priced hotel room and we didn't have to share the jacuzzi with anyone! Thank You both for a great weekend! Also this place would be perfect for a family, it could easily sleep two children.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your kind review. We are always so glad our guests enjoy the cottage and Santa Cruz. Please feel free to call or email anytime you need the cottage. Kind Regards, Mara
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Beautiful garden cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a brief 18 hour stay in this beautiful garden cottage. The hosts are friendly and accomodating. Everything you need for a relaxing, Santa Cruz getaway.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My mother, 2 sons (ages 3 and 6), and I had a wonderful time at this cottage. I was very impressed at how clean and inviting it was. We loved the privacy and used the hot tub multiple times during our stay. We did have an issue with the grill outside which was a bummer but just cooked our steaks on the stovetop inside instead. Still delicious. My moms only suggestion was to have a full length mirror somewhere in the cottage for getting ready but besides that, we had a blast and will be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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i could live here!

  • 5 of 5

this backyard cottage is very welcoming; my first impression was that i could easily live in the space. it is full of light, and seems very spacious. i can imagine a couple with a child or two being quite comfortable on vacation. the hot tub was a bonus. i soaked both nights before bed, and slept very well on the comfortable mattress. the pictures are fairly accurate - but i think the in-person experience was even better! i've noted that some folks have found fault with this listing; i could nit-pick if i wanted to, but, why? i thoroughly enjoyed my stay, and hope to return.

Mara was the perfect host - she was available if needed, but not intrusive.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable for our weekend stay in Santa Cruz. Full kitchen for easy cooking. Conveniently located with easy access to anywhere around town.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, warm welcoming cottage centrally located in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was clean & well equipped. It had a very nice secure yard for pets. My hostess, Mara couldn't have been nicer. She made herself available to help in any way but yet very respectful of my privacy. I am a senior lady traveling alone with my little dog and felt very safe & secure there. I even extended my stay an extra day!! I would definitely stay again if I found myself wandering that way again

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Burger Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Boardwalk to the the Redwoods Train
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 1 or Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Burger,Cafe Brazil,downtown Pacific Ave restaurant
Nearest Ski
300 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Cowell's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Cowell's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Avenue
Nearest Point of Interest
Light House Field and West Cliff
Nearest Point of Interest
Natral Bridges

Festivals through out the year. Train rides from the redwoods to the beach. Amazing hiking and biking at Pogonip, Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges, UCSC Arboretum, Nisene Marks state park, DelaVeaga park, Disc golf and Golf Club


Rates & Availability

King Street Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Jul 25 2017 - Aug 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Aug 31 2017 - Nov 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation. Email for rates and quotes.

Weekday rates: $100 - $175
Weekend/Holiday rates: $150 - $200
Cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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