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The Green House -Handcrafted Beach Home- 1 block to awesome beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 90 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Welcome to the Green House a uniquely handcrafted home with all the amenities needed to make your beach vacation memorable.

This chalet style home is set back from the street, providing room for gardens and off street parking. The lovely light and airy living room, spacious windows and French doors open onto the expansive sundeck. Full sun, market umbrellas, lounge chairs, tables and a barbecue creates a relaxing and beautiful outdoor living space. Three unique bedrooms, spa bath and chef's kitchen are all provided for your enjoyment and pleasure in this unusual home.

We are located near Twin Lakes' Beach and the Yacht Harbor, midway between Capitola and Downtown Santa Cruz (both 10 minutes away). There are six fabulous restaurants within walking distance, ranging from a Hawaiian grille to a high-end Italian restaurant, and a favorite, Southwest inspired Nuevo Grill. If you prefer a short walk down the beach to dine you will arrive at the yacht Harbor, the popular Palomar Mexican restaurant and the Crow's Nest. The Crow's Nest is a great place on Wednesday to watch the sailboat races or enjoy the sunset, a glass of wine and a bite to eat, great appetizers.

Blacks Beach is at the end of 14th Avenue (our beach), and is a local's favorite. The beach is stunning and offers some of the best sunsets in Santa Cruz. It's great for boogie boarding and swimming. It is a lovely stroll from Black's Beach, past Twin Lakes Beach to the Yacht Harbor. Dogs are allowed on the beach on leash and bonfires are allowed at night.

HISTORY: The Green House was hand built from 1950 to 1955 by a family working together to create their dream. The beautiful cedar for the walls and ceiling was brought from the forests of Washington state, wonderful Victorian doors and a fireplace mantle were recovered from old Santa Cruz mansions. The Green House features many gables, odd roof lines, wall angles, small nook spaces, creative staircases and the unusual scalloped molding that was hand cut with great care. With the home on the second level and an additional bedroom on the third level the Green House has beautiful light and the airy feeling of a tree house.

• SLEEPS 1 - 8: Perfect for families or couples traveling together.

• 3 BEDROOMS: Master bedroom with king size bed and crib, middle room has a queen size bed and two bunk beds, attic room has queen size bed. Reading lights, extra blankets and extra pillows are provided. A fold out futon resided under the king size bed for your use.

• 1 SPA BATHROOM and 2 HALF BATHS: The spa bath is a dream come true with a Jacuzzi tub, two shower heads and two sinks. Plus an additional half bath in the attic bedroom and a half bath off of the living room.

• FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: Two drawer dishwasher, five burner gas stove, oven , microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster and a sno cone maker for the kids! All cookware, dinnerware, utensils and linens to set a beautiful table.

• AMENITIES: Cable TV with DVD players in both the living room and master bedroom, high speed DSL, laundry facilities (washer, dryer, laundry soap, iron, ironing board), sundeck with gas and charcoal BBQ's, beach mats, sand toys, cooler, fireplace and wood, fully equipped kitchen, high quality linens and towels, CD's, board games, books and, very important here in Santa Cruz, ample off street parking for you and your guests.

• PROVIDED FOR GUESTS: Fresh cut flowers, coffee from Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co., information on what is available to do and see in and around Santa Cruz and doggie treats should you desire to bring your pet.

Keywords: House, Great for Families, Beach, Deck, Pet Friendly, Kid Friendly

More Details

Kim Cupp
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Kim Cupp

I have been lucky to live in Santa Cruz most of my life. I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains and moved into town in 8th grade. After leaving the area for college and travel, I found myself back here. It seems for many, Santa Cruz is a difficult place to leave. I purchased the Green House and Cottage in 1994 from the original owner and builder of the main house (Green House). Soon after, I met my partner, michael, we created our 'dog family ' (now four) and in 2009 we gave birth to our baby girl Emelia. Converting the Green House and Cottage into vacation rentals is our solution to me being able to 'take Emelia to work', rather than go to daycare. She is a wonderful 'helper' and I feel very lucky to be able to spend time with her while offering others the opportunity to enjoy the property.

Kim Cupp purchased this house in 1994


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Green House -Handcrafted Beach Home- 1 block to awesome beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Lovely home waking distance to the Beach

  • 4 of 5

First of all, we were greeted with fresh cut flowers on the dining table as well as dog treats for our little four legged kids. The house was just as advertised. Clean and welcoming. Great instruction to all of the homes intricacies. Short 1 bock walk to the beach, in a quite neighborhood.

We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, in a great area

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Green House. It has a nice large deck that we enjoyed spending timing relaxing and barbequing on. The first day we walked down to the beach to find a baby whale swimming in the waves, it was amazing. I recommend this house to any family looking for a fun relaxing vacation. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved The Green House

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this beach house! The Green House was very charming and spacious. Our family felt very comfortable for our week in Santa Cruz. The owner thought of everything...the house was very well stocked with everything we needed. Our grandkids loved playing with the toys...our dog loved having access to the yard...and the grown ups loved relaxing and cooking in the large kitchen. The shower room and humongous tub was a hit with all. We walked to the beach everyday...was an easy stroll down the block. Thank you Kim!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house great location.

  • 5 of 5

The beach was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best house in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to the Green House and it just keeps getting better and better. Location is perfect. Owner is beyond nice. House has everything you could need. Beach is less than 2 blocks away, farmers market around the corner, walk to restaurants. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay. The house was unique and charming. Comfy beds and plenty of space and storage. Location was great too. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
The secluded end of Twin Lakes Beach....local fav


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

For high summer season weekly rentals the weeks run from Friday to Friday. For rentals longer than one week, I ask that either the arrival or departure day fall on a Friday.We can rarely accommodate arrivals or departures on Saturday or Sunday. Please plan to stay for an entire weekend and arrival/depart Monday through Friday for times when we accommodate rentals less than one week.

MONTHLY RENTALS: The refundable deposit for monthly rentals is the same at the monthly rate and move out cleaning will be charged based on time needed to restore the house to its pre-rental status.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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