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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!

(24 Reviews)

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Patio Area with Playroom ahead, and Cottage to the right, Hot Tub in far right


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Come stay at our jewel box by the sea!

Relax in the custom hot tub or with a drink on the outside daybed in this charming fully renovated (Santa Cruz Green Building Award 2008) former fisherman's cottage. Perfectly located one block from West Cliff Drive and an easy 3 block walk to Cowell's Beach; the Boardwalk, world-class surfing and downtown are all just a short stroll. The main house features a living room, dining room, fully-stocked kitchen (Aga stove, marble counters), and bathroom (double shower) with original vintage features. The main bedroom has a brand new comfortable queen mattress. The adorable separate self-contained studio cottage also has a queen bed, kitchenette and bathroom. The third building offers an additional bedroom with queen bed and a media/play room with flat screen television, extensive movie collection, Wii and games suitable for all ages. The upstairs loft in main house offers three twins (not recommended for small children - ladder access only).

The fully-landscaped yard profers a large sail shaded seating area with teak daybed and benches as well as a hot tub and heated outdoor shower for post-surfing clean up. A gas grill and large outdoor dining table is available for alfresco meals. If the evening gets chilly, fire up the outdoor heater and snuggle up to watch the stars while listening to the sea lion seranade!

The owners live locally and are readily available to offer any help needed to make your beach vacation dreams come true!

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Upscale, Family-Friendly


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Ladder access to the loft is not safe for small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Loft


  • The main cottage has a queen bedroom and loft (with ladder) with three twins. A smaller cottage has a queen, bathroom, and kitchenette. A third queen is located in a bedroom adjacent to the play room and near the spa....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Music Library:

    Streaming music from Rhapsody, Napster, and Pandora via whole house Sonos system...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Really, just from the loft window. It's one block away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On street parking with 2 permits provided during summer season....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi coverage over 100% of the property...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio area with cushioned Indonesian teak daybed and benches,hot tub/shower area, outdoor cocktail table, outdoor heater, large dining table...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$3,250 $9,750
Sep 6 - May 21, 2018
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%


The cottage is located in a residential area. We know and like our neighbors and expect our guests to treat the property and neighborhood with respect. This is not a rental intended for parties our loud behaviour.

Refund policy: Cancellation: 30 or more days refunded 95%; cancellations 14-29 days prior refunded 75%, cancellations less than 14 days prior to scheduled arrival 50% refund.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Adam is Australian and Marcy grew up in Santa Barbara, so we both grew up next to and loving the ocean. We spent 11 long years on the East coast starting our careers. When we moved back to California (Los Gatos) in 2004, we found ourselves spending every free moment in Santa Cruz. We drove by our beach house every weekend and contacted the owners to see if they'd sell; we won it in a bidding war several months later. What we 'won' was a dilapadated shack with no frame, holes in the floor, and rat-infested outbuildings. We slowly and painfully renovated and restored until we had the little 'jewel box by the sea' of which we had always dreamed! We enjoyed it with our three children (and almost constant visitors) until we recently were forced to acknowledge we were just too much family for such a little (yet, surprisingly functional!) home. Looking forward to retirement, when with any luck it will once again be our full time abode.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
With a separate cottage with bathroom/kitchenette, this property is perfect for providing for multigenerational gatherings or other situations where some members may need a little quiet space of their own.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Patio Area with Playroom ahead, and Cottage to the right, Hot Tub in far right

    Patio Area with Playroom ahead, and Cottage to the right, Hot Tub in far right

  • Living Room through to Kitchen

    Living Room through to Kitchen

  • TV room with chalkboard wall for the kids

    TV room with chalkboard wall for the kids

  • Outdoor Shower and Hot Tub

    Outdoor Shower and Hot Tub

  • Front of House with Dutch Door

    Front of House with Dutch Door

  • Cottage Bedroom also has Kitchenette and Bathroom

    Cottage Bedroom also has Kitchenette and Bathroom

  • Queen bedroom adjacent to spa

    Queen bedroom adjacent to spa

  • View to Cowells, wharf and Boardwalk from the end of our street (1 short block)

    View to Cowells, wharf and Boardwalk from the end of our street (1 short block)

VRBO #349890

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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