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Delightfully Remodeled Beach Cottage with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Best suited for 4 adults max!

This charming beach cottage was completely rebuilt three years ago. Enter the front gate and you are on deck with views of the ocean. Built in benches provide ample seating for outside dining or just relaxing. A beautifully landscaped yard is fenced in for children's safety.

The ground level of this home features a great room with cathedral ceilings, a beautiful new kitchen with pantry, and a master suite with a gorgeous bathroom with a large shower with glass tile accents.

The upstairs is private master suite with ocean views and a bathroom with tub/shower combination.

The basement is ideal for a children or teen age suite. It has soft, neutral carpet. There is a bunk bed and a double futon for sleeping. A huge TV and a wii game are provided. There is a third bathroom with a shower off this room. A washer and dryer are also located downstairs.

The description says the home sleeps 8 but it is best suited for 4 adults and up to 4 children. The children's suite is on the lower level and has bunk beds and a double futon . The 2 master suites

provide comfortable king size beds.

The owner will provide 2 guest passes for the Monterey Bay aquarium on request.

Keywords: home, bungalow

More Details

Marie Lore
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Marie Lore

We love our beach house and are excited about sharing it with others. We hope they enjoy it as much as we have. We have been married for over 40 yrs. and have 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. Rick has been in the construction business for most of his life and I am an active real estate agent for Alain Pinel Realtors in Saratoga. We live in Los Gatos, a short trip over the hill from Santa Cruz.

Marie Lore purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Marie Lore chose Central Coast

We bought this home many years ago as a rental for college students. We always hoped we would be able to rebuild it for ourselves in the future. It was a great dream come true when we completed the remodel about five years ago.

What makes this cottage unique

We love that we can walk everywhere from this home. The popular Twin Lakes beach is just a short block away. Bon fires light up the beach in the evening, sail boat races can be viewed from our deck, and lively beach volley ball games are a common occurrence. Don't miss the ukelele concert on Saturday mornings in front of the Java Junction. There are excellent restaurants within walking distance. We especially enjoy the Crows Nest upstairs on Weds. night when the sail boat races are taking place. Johnnie's Harborside, the Java Junction, El Palomar, and Lago di Coma are also favorites of ours. Deke's market on 7th Ave. is a great place for sandwiches and various grocery sundries. There are public tennis courts and a great kids park a few minutes away on 7th Ave. We also enjoy walking and riding bikes on the harbor road where the sea otters, seals, and pelicans are always entertaining. The Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk is a 5-minute drive away with the famous wooden roller coaster and many other thrilling rides for all ages. A 18-hole minature golf course at the boardwalk is also a good way to spend an afternoon. Downtown Santa Cruz and Capitola nearby offer unique shopping opportunities, movie theaters, and other excellent restaurants.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Delightfully Remodeled Beach Cottage with Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Charlton, MA

Awesome Place To Stay In Santa Cruz!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, very spacious, immaculate and well equipped with everything you can think of. Upon arrival from across the country we quickly made ourselves at home in this lovely rental. The owner was very easy to work with and responded very quickly to the questions that we had. We had a full house and all of us highly recommend this home... you won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always happy to hear that our visitors enjoyed their stay at our home. I know you traveled far to be here and I'm so glad you weren't disappointed. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's always appreciated!
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A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home in a fantastic location! This house is terrific, very comfortable, and well equipped. It is so close to our favorite beach! I know that we will return. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Santa Cruz beach house

  • 5 of 5

One of the nicest vacation rentals we have ever experienced, I highly recommend this lovely home. Bright, comfortable, very clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped with everything you could need. It's easy to tell this home is well cared for by the owners. The location is a two minute walk to Twin Lakes Beach. The views of the ocean from the front porch are amazing. The neighborhood is quiet except for the sound of the ocean waves - prepare to be lulled to sleep! With one bedroom and one bath upstairs, one bedroom one bath on the main floor and the real bonus, futon and bunk beds plus lovely bath downstairs, my husband and adult daughter and I had our own spaces to spread out and relax. Very nice back patio with table and chairs to dine al fresco. We hope to return again soon to this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love hearing that our visitors love our home as much as we do! We also appreciate how nice it was left for us. You are welcomed back any time!
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Great Spring Break Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Santa Cruz and we loved it! The beach cottage was perfect for our family, was in a great location and very well stocked. Beautiful updated decor and very comfortable accommodations. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach, restaurants, the harbor and various site seeing destinations. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this beach house with out 6 and 3 year olds. Marie was generous with checking in and out, and very easy to contact. The house has a perfect basement space for kids (we couldn't even hear them from the top floor unless we turned the baby monitor on 😉򒐩 Kitchen was fully stocked, beds were alright, although a little soft for my taste. The backyard is small and not really a great place for kids, but the beach is a very easy 3 minute walk so we spent all our time there. There is a fairly busy road, but there are crosswalks. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home by the sea!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was able to enjoy a getaway after the holidays. This lovely, updated home provided plenty of space for our family of 4 and two labs. The home lived up to the photography and was very comfortable for hanging out together. The kitchen was fully equipped with updated everything. Loved the butcher-block counters and wood floors. The location was close to everything, and we loved our morning and evening walks on the beach. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
De la Veaga & Seascape are close by
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Christmas week through New years has Peak Season Rates
University of Santa Cruz Graduation week has Peak Season Rates
Easter Week has Peak Season Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The downstairs level is designed especially for kids. It has a set of bunkbeds. a double futon and a giant screen TV with a wii game.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) There are comfortable king sized beds in each master suite., Baby Cribs (1) porta crib available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double futon, Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis

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