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Gorgeous Yacht Harbor & Ocean Views from This Stunning Home with Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Beautifully remodeled in 2011, this spacious 3,100 sq ft ocean-view home is located at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac in North Santa Cruz Harbor . Tropical furnishings and oceanic décor compliment this dramatic 3,000 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that is truly one-of-a kind!

SUMMER ONLY - Enjoy the Free water taxi from the Upper Harbor to the beach and restaurants. Take in a free concert on Thursday nights at the Crow's Nest or on Friday nights at the Boardwalk.

Exposed, high-beam ceilings, custom lighting and skylights, 2nd-story balcony, lower-level patio, and large windows throughout accentuate the natural light and harbor views from almost every room! You are so close to the harbor, you will want to reach out and touch the boats sailing by!

From the back patio, enjoy stunning sunsets while you savor a glass of crisp Santa Cruz Mountain wine. Use the gas BBQ or dine alfresco, while lounging in chaise-style Adirondack chairs. As evening sets in, enjoy the cozy living room fireplace and wrap-around sofa, with views of lighted boats and celestial skies through our panoramic windows or-- for would-be astronomers--through the telescope.

Fully-equipped, state of the art kitchen will accommodate large parties and all of your cooking desires. Granite counter tops, custom cabinets with overflow pantry storage, indoor grilling surface, Subzero fridge/freezer, Miele dishwasher, bar sink and countertop seating for 4, and look-through views to dining area and harbor make this kitchen perfect for entertaining!

Downstairs, the Balinese-theme bedroom is equipped with a CA king bed, flat screen TV and DVD player, nature-scape clock and ipod docking station, and connects to a dual-sided bathroom with tub/shower and separate sinks. The nautical kids’ room is furnished with twin-over-full bunk bed plus twin trundle, and includes a TV/DVD combo and various toys and games for some family fun!

The upstairs master suite and walk-in closet together approximate 500 sq feet! Enjoy the CA king bed, flat screen TV and DVD player, quaint reading area or open floor space for stretching and yoga. Your own private balcony is equipped with table and chairs and offers an amazing birds-eye view of the harbor. The upstairs master bath features an over-sized Jacuzzi tub, large glass block walk-in shower, and dual pedestal sinks, which can be closed off from a separate vanity area and water closet to suit your family's needs. Also upstairs is a guest bedroom and office featuring a full-over twin trundle bed and granite-surface work area, office chair and printer. A queen-sized air mattress is available for additional guests.

The 2 car garage and large driveway provide ample parking for 5 vehicles. Beach supplies, sandbox, water table, toys, games and 2 beach cruisers are included for your enjoyment. Electronic amenities include: flat screen TVs, wireless high speed Internet, printer, and iPod docking stations.

The beach is a 12- minute walk along the harbor. Enjoy the boats, the sea otters and the crabs frolicking on the rocks. Sit and enjoy the setting on benches along the harbor path. Biking is another great option to get to the beach and the lower harbor amenities.

Within walking distance you'll find a selection of entertainment and recreation options including sailing and whale-watching excursions, Arana Gulch open hiking space, Frederick Street Park and Playground, restaurants, mini marts, coffee and souvenir shops. If overflow housing is needed, The Harbor Inn is just around the corner on 7th Ave. A short drive away you'll discover Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf (a sea lion haven), wine tasting rooms featuring an array of local vintages, downtown Santa Cruz, and the lovely villages of Soquel, Aptos and Capitola. Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Course, the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Carmel's 17-Mile Drive are less than an hour's drive.

Our home is ONE OF ONLY A FEW sunset-facing, harbor-front homes and offers everything you'll need--amenities, views and tranquility--for a perfect vacation experience!

Keywords: home, residence, waterfront chalet

More Details

Property Manager
Jason Landis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jason Landis

My husband and I are long-time residents of the Bay Area and have always dreamed of a get-away home at the beach!

Jason Landis purchased this house in 2010

Why Jason Landis chose Santa Cruz

When this unique house came on the market, we could not miss the chance of purchasing such a beautiful place in such a peaceful and inviting environment. We look forward to many fun family times with our 3 daughters and wonderful grandchildren. We know you will love this home as much as we do!

What makes this house unique

The setting is priceless, with its views down the harbor and overlooking lush, ocean landscape. It is a short , pleasant walk along the harbor path to get to the beach. Every possible amenity & activity is nearby, but we often find ourselves spending the whole day at the house enjoying its tranquility, natural beauty.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Single over double bunk bed with trundle.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double bed with single trundle bed.
  • Baby Cribs (1) Portable pac-n-play can be used for small infant or baby, Inflatable bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

Great girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous weekend reconnecting with relatives from the West Coast. Found the property as advertised, very clean, comfy beds and great location. We picked it because we like to cook and found the kitchen to be one of the best furnished ever that we have found on VRBO. Even sharp knives! Communication was great - no problems with anything. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our daughters birthday and it was perfect for our group of 10. The kitchen was well stocked with pans and utensils. You can walk to the beach in 10 min and there’s a path along the harbor to walk down away from car traffic. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Harbor View

  • 4 of 5

We shared this home with friends for Christmas. The home worked well for two families, each with 2 adult children. The large table was great for family breakfasts, lunch, and dinner. The kitchen was well equipped, except for the small oven. Dinner out and using the BBQ worked best. It was comfortable and very quiet. The management was very prompt with answering any questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

Paradise on the patio

  • 5 of 5

There are no two ways about it, my favorite part about this home is the patio overlooking the harbor. There is something so supremely meditative about being perched high above the catamarans, stand up paddle boards and kayaks floating serenly about below you... it's a special way to experience Santa Cruz. Oh yes, and the hot tub, must mention the hot tub. I spent quite a few evenings bubbling away at 104 degrees on the patio, sipping blissfully on my Zin while watching the sunset under the massive expanse of sky - so much beautiful blue sky with seagulls, falcons,, and hummingbirds buzzing about. The house was clean, white, bright, a vision in minimalist modern architecture, roomy with tall ceilings, skylights, and all the amenities you need for entertaining and hosting. Our family really enjoyed convening there for our pre-Thanksgiving dinner party. Kids and adults alike had a great time, with lots of cartwheels on the cozy carpeted living room, cooking, clanking of glasses, toasting, story telling and lasting memories made. This house is one of the best kept secrets in Santa Cruz. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, comfortable property. Our visit was short and semi-work-related so limited use of home.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean, very well appointed. Had everything we needed. Open, unique home design. Very well located for dining options and access to Santa Cruz offerings.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great family house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a large family, or even two small families! Master suite overlooking the harbor is beautiful. We never wanted to leave the great patio area...perfect for morning coffee or afternoon wine. Large, spacious and VERY well appointed! Thanks Jason for such a great get-away!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Aptos Seascape
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Twin Lakes
Car: recommended

Water table and sandbox for kids; overflow guest accommodations 2 blocks away at The Harbor Inn for parties over 13 people.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $79

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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