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Luxury Twin Lakes Beach Home Has it All.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,890 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy this stunning, Luxury Beach house tucked away on a quiet street just 2 short blocks from Twin Lakes Beach - one of the best in Santa Cruz! This casually sophisticated retreat has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and is ideally suited for a family vacation or romantic get-a-way. The Designer built and furnished home away from home has it all: including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious living/dining room with stereo sound, HDTV and gas fireplace, two landscaped private patio areas, one with gas fire-pit and the other with a ping pong table. In addition you will find a shed full of beach chairs, bicycles, boogie boards, and sand toys for your fun in the sun.


Master Suite, with views of Schwann Lake, this room features a plush pillow top Cal-King bed with beautiful Eqyptian cotton linens and a down comforter, bedside tables with reading lamps and a full size dresser. Adjoining the bedroom is the luxurious bath that is outfitted with honed Carrera marble, double vanities, a large shower and heated floors. You’ll also appreciate the plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.

Bedroom #2, with a large picture window, has two twin beds, a small dresser and bedside lamp.

Bedroom #3 is perfect for the kids and features two bunk beds with fluffy, surf themed comforters, a large window, nightstand and lamp.

The two guest bedrooms share the hall bath which includes two sinks, Seagrass limestone counters and floors, separate tub/shower/toilet room, plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.

Downstairs adjacent to a full bath is a “Comfort sleeper” queen size sofa bed. This is not your typical sofa bed, but rather a full length, temper-pedic mattress which feels like a high quality bed. This area also includes an armoire, side table and lamp.

White painted wainscot and grey limestone counters add to the style of the downstairs bath featuring a separate tub/shower/ toilet room, hair dryer, plush towels and bath amenities.


The kitchen will please even a discriminating chef who will appreciate the Bertazzoni gas range, French door refrigerator, large capacity dishwasher and microwave all surrounded by beautiful granite countertops. Fully stocked with quality pans, cutlery and dishes, as well as commonly used spices and condiments.

The Dining area accommodates seating for up to 8 people and there are three additional stools at the island. French doors open to the private patio beyond.

The Living room is appointed with casual seating for viewing the HD TV or listening to the stereo sound system while enjoying the warmth of the fire. Enjoy the outside from this area as well through another set of French doors.

Hang your beach towels and leave the flip- flops in the well thought out Mud/Laundry Room equipped with stack washer/dryer and a utility sink.


Enjoy the Sunny Front Patio, surrounded by lush flowering plants that includes a gas barbeque grill, built-in gas fire pit and teak furniture.

The private Back Patio is set up for family fun with a ping-pong table and access to bicycles, boogie boards and beach toys in the storage shed.

A warm water Outside Shower is located on the side of the house.


The main attraction, is of course the beach, and the house is just a couple easy blocks to one of the sunniest, nicest beaches in Santa Cruz. Located just south of the Yacht Harbor, Twin Lakes Beach has a mile of uninterrupted white sand, fire-pits and lifeguards. There are also two restaurants, a coffee house, surf shop and bathrooms. Relax and play in the sand, rent a boat or kayak, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets.

Visit “the hook” or Cowell’s beach for great surfing, hang out at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk amusement park, check out the shops and restaurants in Downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village, hike the beautiful trails in the redwood forest or bike along the coastline - all of which are just minutes away.

And, don’t miss the incredible sea life at the Monterey Bay Aqurium located just forty minutes South of Santa Cruz.

Keywords: Live Oak, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Walk to beach, restaurants, tennis, kayaking and shops. Fully stocked and filled with designer amenities.

More Details

Kimberly LeMieux, LaurelHomes, Inc.
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Kimberly LeMieux, LaurelHomes, Inc.

My professional passion is real estate development and interior design and this home was created for our family to enjoy and to share with discerning guests. Hope you enjoy it!

Kimberly LeMieux, LaurelHomes, Inc. purchased this house in 2008

Why Kimberly LeMieux, LaurelHomes, Inc. chose Central Coast

Our family has roots in Santa Cruz which date back to the early 60's and we love hanging out at Twin Lakes Beach.

What makes this house unique

This is such an easy place to spend time and relax. When the weather is warm and sunny the beach is awesome, during the colder season it is so cozy by the fire curled up with a good book. Always a great place to go for a run or to enjoy the sunsets!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome kayaking off lighthouse point - paddling with the dolphins, seals and otters. Loved the tennis court around the corner and the sofa bed was the best!
Jul 2011
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cal-King pillow top bed with down comforter in Master bedroom, Queen 'Comfort Sleeper' sofa bed with tempur-pedic type mattress and down comforter in the den - not your typical sofa bed!, (2) High quality twin beds in Bedroom #2 and (2) sturdy and comfortable bunk beds in Bedroom #3
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located across from Schwaan Lake, just two short blocks from sunny Twin Lakes Beach this new beach home has it all: gas fire pit, ping-pong table, bicycles, boogie boards, umbrella, beach chairs and sand toys. Designer built and furnished, this classic retreat is equipped with everything you could want including a gourmet kitchen with commercial gas range, granite countertops, high quality pans, cutlery, dishes and utensils; hardwood floors throughout; luxury baths with marble counters and plush towels; new beds with fine linens and down comforters/quilts. The living/dining room looks out to the private patio through three sets of French doors and features a flat screen HD TV, stereo sound, gas fireplace and seating for eight.


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Luxury Twin Lakes Beach Home Has it All.
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful house in perfect locatiom

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and easily accessible to beach, cafes and local oubs

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house...not prepared for us upon arrival!

  • 3 of 5

House was not ready for us. Owner was in front finishing laundry for another one of their rentals when we pulled up. We had to go sit at the marina while they finished. When we arrived the floors were dirty with smashed food and fruit. The pull out bed was filled with sand and peanuts. Beds were made, master only had 2 pillowcases for 4 pillows. I was a bit concerned with the cleanliness of the blankets and duvet since they seemed to be so far behind schedule. House only had 5 bath towels so we went and bought more. Master bath floor heater was broken and panel flashing the whole week. Candy stuck to carpet in upstairs twin bedroom. Most disturbing was the condition of the washing machine, filled with mold and particles of food! I actually found a cubed lime in it! House was not stocked as described. We had to go buy shampoo and conditioner (hotel size samples given not enough to last a week) paper towels, napkins, dishwasher detergent, washing machine detergent and bleach!, Oil, foil, baggies, thankfully I brought all my own spices. WiFi isn't great and tv almost impossible to work...we ended up running it through our laptop. I love this house but wanted to walk in and be swept away. Instead I walked in and had to clean and scramble around to get settled. We won't be staying here again but would recommend this house because it is lovely. Just be prepared with backup linens and towels and kitchen items so you don't have to keep running to the store. Hopefully the owners will hire a new cleaning crew because there is no excuse for the state of the house when we arrived! (Even if the people before us left late!)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great place to stay while enjoying Santa Cruz.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is fantastic with all the facilities and comfort that you have or wish

You had at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient in Santa Cruz to Beaches and Pier

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice rental for the beach. Difficult check-in at night since it is required to go around to dark alley with no way to find address from the back. Still, we made it in the property eventually. For the most part it was clean and well-kept but the beach gear/bikes/ping pong stuff are old and in need of repair. In fact, we would recommend getting rid of the ping pong table in the back as no balls or paddles are usable and the table is spent from being outdoors. We contacted the landlord about some issues when we arrived and never heard back, mostly that the front gate was coming apart and there had been a fire in the microwave before our arrival (the smell was overpowering). Also, food (moldy pasta salad, etc.) was left in the refrigerator but as noted, no one responded when we complained and we took care of it and avoided using the microwave. The house is spacious and fairly clean but run-down and needs some TLC. Be forewarned if you have a large vehicle, they require guests to come in and out of the alley entrance to the property and the alley is very narrow. We rarely review properties negatively, even properties that are well below expectations - but not replying to tenants who send an email on the first day of arrival shows the level of service one can expect here. One of the toilets ran the whole trip with signs everywhere to "conserve water" and this and other things were minor issues but still, communication would have been nice, even just a "Thanks for the note." Had to pester owner individually and through VRBO to get large deposit back. We left the place better than we found it for sure. As noted, convenient and nice enough but probably won't stay again when we visit Santa Cruz. Just be forewarned, this is not "luxury" and customer service will be lacking.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Santa Cruz home!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a family get-away!! The home is beautiful and the owner is so organized and easy to work with! The location is quiet. Easy walk to coffee, little market, restaurants and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully designed home that was perfectly equipped for our long weekend. Great kitchen helped us prepare fantastic meals we enjoyed around the large dining table. We loved BBQing and sitting by the fire pit and finishing off our meals with some toasted S'mores. Walking distance to the beach. Look forward to renting again in the future! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $1,000

CHECK-IN/OUT – check-in time is 4:00 p.m. the day of arrival and check-out is 11:00 a.m. the day of departure. Please plan to be out of the house on time so we can thoroughly clean the property and have it ready for the next guests. There may be an additional charge for late check out if the housekeepers are delayed
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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