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Top Side - Seabright Pied-a-Terre with Harbor and Bay Views

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Peace, Harmony and Tranquility

Top Side is classical but with a cutting edge...Located in the picturesque Seabright area of Santa Cruz with head-on view of Monterey Bay and the Yacht Harbor is an elegant-one-bedroom, one-bath pied-a-terre. This distinctive retreat is a unique sanctuary that offers the discriminating individual or couple a sophisticated haven on the shores of the Pacific.

It is fully furnished and you will find everthing you need for a relaxing getaway. Well equipped kitchen, quality linens, fireplace, cable, wireless internet and workstation, exterior patio with BBQ, washer/dryer, garage and even outside shower to rinse the sand off your feet.

Just steps from Seabright Beach (also known as Castle Beach) voted #1 by the locals, and rated five star beach in National Publication. This wide strand of beautiful soft sand is perfect for beachcombing, jogging, body surfing, vollyball, evening bonfires or viewing incredible sunsets.

Stroll to the yacht harbor for kayaking, windsurfing or fishing off the jetty by the lighthouse. Want to feel like a kid again...cross the trestle to the Boardwalk and ride the Roller Coaster and indulge in a Cotton Candy.

Seabright itself is known for its restaurants, cafes and coffee houses all nestled among the beach bungalows and all within easy walking distance.

Top Side is located in a quiet neighborhood yet is a perfect getaway for all Santa Cruz has to offer- world class surfing, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, fishing cycling, golf, premium wine tasting and breweries or hiking among the redwoods.

Want a short day trip...Monterey/Carmel is only 45 mins. away with the infamous Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pebble Beach Golf Course. There are also many fine vineyards throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties to explore and enjoy.

Come to Top Side and create your life time memories.

This is a monthly rental.

Months still available for 2016 are October, November & December

Summer rates June to October - $3300. per month

Winter rates November to May - $2750. per month

More Details

Richard Crane
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

About Richard Crane

Retired Counselor of Real Estate with a past client base that included lending institutions, developers, REITs, and pension funds.

Richard Crane purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Richard Crane chose Seabright

The property was inherited from my family in the early 1970's. Initially the property was purchased in1944 by my grandparents as a second home.

What makes this cottage unique

To me...this is my home, one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world. I'm a lucky guy.


Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), built in desk area and flat screen tv
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Top Side - Seabright Pied-a-Terre with Harbor and Bay Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a glorious month at this beautifully appointed apartment, watching the sun rise over the Pacific each morning. The space is detailed carefully and tastefully, including heated floors in the bathroom and kitchen. The owner is gracious and generous with his knowledge of Santa Cruz. His affection for Santa Cruz, the neighborhood, and the property are infectious and prompt his concern for keeping the space in excellent condition. As far as location, this property is in one of the most private and secluded areas of Santa Cruz, even though it is less than a block to the beach. We were able to walk to Pacific Ave., the Boardwalk, Harbor, as well as many fabulous restaurants in the Seabright neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully detailed second floor studio cottage. It is architecturally beautiful and beautifully furnished. Also very comfortable. The front window looks out at the ocean (a short 1 block walk) and the side windows overlook the marina. The neighborhood is charming and great for walking. There are excellent restaurants within an easy walk or short drive. The owner lives on the property and is very responsive and helpful. What more could anyone want?!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Perch

  • 5 of 5

The title of my review reflects the ambiance of Top Side. It is a second story apartment that overlooks not only the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor but there is an ocean view also. There are windows galore and the light is spectacular. One of the real treasures of staying here is the owner who keeps the apartment in like new condition and is nearby with lots of local information and help when you need it. The small space is very well designed and extremely comfortable. The location is very convenient with very short walking distance to the beach, the Yacht Harbor, Walton lighthouse and Aldo's (a long time favorite of locals). There are other restaurants and stores nearby that make it very easy to have a very relaxing and fun time away. This year is our third year staying at Top Side. The first year our impression was that it was better than we imagined after reading the description and looking at the pictures. After our first stay we were hooked! I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Top Side for two and one half months. It was a wonderful experience.

The views of the ocean and the harbor are lovely. Top Side is cheery and makes

you smile every morning when you awaken. The photos are exactly what you get.

and the property is spotless. The owner is wonderful. It is so nice to be able to walk to the local restaurants and of course the beach. I would highly recommend

this to my family members and friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at TopSide, what an amazing property! The interior design is spectacular with many extra amenities such as in floor heating in the bathroom. While the square footage is relatively small, the space feels very spacious. The owner lives nearby and was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay, we miss him now. The cottage is located in a quiet residential area, only a block away from the beach and away from the humbug of main street. There are many good restaurants nearby, the owner will have a list for you. The pictures depict the property accurately and we would we most definitely recommend it to friends/family. Thank you for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very special area in Santa Cruz with many families having beach homes here for generations. Seabright beach was voted one of the locals favorite, it is a short one block walk.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

When emailing for information please include your best contact phone number. Property is available for long term rental. All utilities are included plus cable, wifi and washer & dryer.

A signed reservation letter/guest agreement must be fully executed and check for $400.00 deposit, there is a $150.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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