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Luxury Twin Lakes Beach Home Has it All.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1890 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent - 26 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect family house close to the beach with included beach toys, ping-pong and bikes...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is strictly a smoke free property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast service and Samsung flat screen HDTV with stereo speakers...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Filtered views of Schwann Lake from the Master bedroom...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Highly efficient gas fireplace heats the living area...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Fine quality 100% cotton sheets and plush towels...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell service available from the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking on property for two cars and parking for two more in front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone available for local calls....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading Bosch Axis Soap included...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    All-Clad pans, Henkel cutlery, two sets of dishes, blender, coffee pot, toaster and a complete selection of cooking utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen including commonly used spices and condoments...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    36' French door refrigerator with bottom freezer and ice machine...moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards at Kayak Connection located at the Yacht Harbor...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Public tennis court located two short blocks away on 7th Avenue...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Simpkins Family Swim Center, located at 979 17th Avenue, offers 4 pools including a 50 meter lap pool and warm recreation & splash pools for the kids. Entry fee $6 adults, $4 children/seniors...moreless



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from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 2 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$3,150 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $165
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%


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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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
Our family has roots in Santa Cruz which date back to the early 60's and we love hanging out at Twin Lakes Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dining Room & Kitchen

    Dining Room & Kitchen

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Downstairs full bath

    Downstairs full bath

  • Front Patio with great morning sun and a gas fire-pit for evening fun

    Front Patio with great morning sun and a gas fire-pit for evening fun

  • Warm outside shower

    Warm outside shower

  • Volley Ball on the Beach

    Volley Ball on the Beach

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #3 Bunk Room

    Bedroom #3 Bunk Room

  • Upstairs Hall Bath

    Upstairs Hall Bath

  • Back Patio with ping-pong table and shed with beach toys and bikes!

    Back Patio with ping-pong table and shed with beach toys and bikes!

  • Fun in the surf

    Fun in the surf

  • Twin Lakes Beach

    Twin Lakes Beach

  • Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

    Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

VRBO #349134

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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