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Delightfully Remodeled Beach Cottage with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
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 six 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 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 50 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 Santa Cruz

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.

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.


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

The Montery Bay Aquarium is approx. a 45-minute drive from our home. Two guest passes are available at the house.


Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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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Delightfully Remodeled Beach Cottage with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Right at home

  • 5 of 5

Our family just loved this cozy beach cottage. Cute, clean, comfortable -- we felt immediately at home. Our hosts thought of everything, right down to the water bowls on the porch for our two dogs. Our teens loved hanging out in "their" basement, while the adults had plenty of space to stretch out, too. That is, when we all weren't walking down to the nearby dog- and- family-friendly beach, with its view of a stunning lighthouse. Back at the cottage, The Spouse fired up the grill, while I couldn't resist firing up the laptop. The wifi worked great! All in all, the place is a winner. We definitely hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time out of your very busy lives to write this nice review. It is most appreciated. I do hope you come back soon!
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great house for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Santa Cruz stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! Clean (and I am super picky), updated, close to the beach (just down the street and across a main road - use the crosswalk, no biggie!), and in a quiet neighborhood. It was perfect for 4 adults, a 6 year and our fur babies! Marie was amazing with her communication and willingness to help in any way that she could! Everything you need is in the house, including beach toys! And, you can walk to restaurants if you want to eat out! Perfect location for a quiet, cool (it's 108* where we came from), and relaxing trip! We will definitely be back! Thanks Marie!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful property.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for our family of 5 plus our pup. Very walkable neighborhood. Marie's home was well stocked and clean. The kids are already making plans to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a favorable review. We are always happy to hear that others enjoy our home as much as we do!
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Santa Cruz family stay, in reach of the beach!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home and comfy beds and could hear the ocean waves from each bedroom window. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to send in a review. It is most appreciated.
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Great location and all the amenities you will need.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family as all bedrooms and bathrooms are on their own level. It was 4 houses from the beach too!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Security Deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Christmas week through New years has Peak Season Rates
Presidents Day weekend and Martin Luther King Weekend also
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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