Natural Bridges Beach House, Cute & Family Friendly! Walk to Beach and Wineries(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Beach House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8 max including children)
Located on the beautiful Westside in Santa Cruz, across the street from Natural Bridges State Beach Park, 1 1/2 blocks to the Natural Bridges State Beach and scenic West Cliff Drive promenade. Close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Wharf, downtown Santa Cruz, University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) and prime surfing spots at Cowell's Beach, Mitchell's Cove, Pleasure Point and Steamer Lane. Walk to the gourmet market on Swift Street where you’ll find winery tasting rooms, yoga studios, coffee shops, New Leaf Market (a mini-Whole Foods) and plenty of restaurants. Updated family friendly house that is perfect for multi-generational travel.
GATEWAY LOCATION FOR THE BAY AREA!
The property is conveniently located less than an hour and a half from the Bay Area’s major cities and airports. Downtown San Jose and the San Jose Airport are approximately 30 minutes away. The San Francisco Airport is 60 minutes away, as is Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. Downtown San Francisco is 80 minutes away, and you can easily reach Sonoma and Napa wine country in about two hours.
YOU WILL 'SHORE' LOVE OUR FAMILY BEACH HOUSE!
Our 2,100 square foot home caters to families. We have everything you might need for a baby (including a Pack N Play, baby monitor, high chair, and more) or a day at Natural Bridges Beach with your children (including sand toys, umbrellas, cooler, beach chairs, beach wagon for all your stuff and more), which is only a block and a half away and has seasonal lifeguards.
More importantly, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, we have the perfect set up for a large family traveling with their nanny or other caretaker. On the first floor, you’ll find the main living areas including one bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom with a shower. The downstairs also has a spacious dining room, which can seat up to eight people. A spacious living room is adjacent to the dining room with a comfortable family room off of the kitchen.
Upstairs, the two kids’ bedrooms are in the front of the house and share a bathroom. One of the kids’ bedrooms has a single twin bed with a trundle twin bed. The other has a queen-size bed. The master bedroom is located at the back of the house, and it boasts a king-size bed, DVD player, flatscreen TV, huge soaking tub, and plenty of storage.
The backyard is another highlight of the home. It has a full outdoor living area with a gazebo, patio furniture (for both adults and kids), an outdoor sofa, and shower with warm water that you can use to rinse off after a day at the beach. The outdoor living area gets the perfect mix of sun and shade, and it’s a great place to kick back on the weekends or at the end of a long day. The kids can also play in the back yard while you watch from the family room, dining room, or kitchen. The property is located on a safe and quiet cul-de-sac.
As mentioned, our beach house is only a block and a half from Natural Bridges State Beach, which is near scenic West Cliff Drive (great for long walks by the ocean!) and the UCSC Seymour Long Marine Lab. You can easily walk to Swift Street, where you’ll find winery tasting rooms, yoga studios, New Leaf Market (a mini-Whole Foods) and plenty of restaurants. If you’d like to venture further, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and wharf is approximately two miles away.
** During the summer season, we prefer Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals and will NOT rent to parties of more than 8 total including adults and children.**
**Please note that we do not allow large parties or weddings at our home as Santa Cruz has strict noise ordinances.**
**This is a pet and smoke free home. Please no visiting pets. **
** Due to the on-going California drought, county and city mandated water restrictions are expected to continue for the Summer of 2017. Most likely, the lawn will be brown.**
Keywords: Beach House, Santa Cruz, West Cliff, Beach, Natural Bridges, Surf, Surfing, UCSC, Westside, west side, Cowell's Beach, Lighthouse, boardwalk, Long Marine Lab, Hwy 1, Kids, Family, University of California Santa Cruz, Beach home, vacation rental, beach house
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Member since: 2011
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
As parents we have lots of kids gear including - portable high chair, booster chair, high chair, changing pad, baby towels, toys, stroller, kids table with chairs, kids outdoor furniture, beach umbrellas, sand toys, and beach wagon....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
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- Towels Provided:
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- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2017 Early Summer (NO 11% tax)
Jun 16 - Jul 15, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Departure Cleaning $185 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
- Tax Rate 11%
$750 REFUNDABLE security deposit. Prices quoted for payment by Cashier's Check. No transient occupancy tax (TOT) on rentals more than 30 nights. 11% TOT on rent and cleaning.
Check in at 4 pm and check out at 10 am. Linens provided except beach towels. MAX occupancy 8 persons. No weddings/parties. No pets or visiting pets.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A signed vacation rental agreement is required. Full payment is due upfront by personal check, cashier's check, money order or wire transfer.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Cowells Beach, Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz Lighthouse, Natural Bridges State Beach Park, Wilder Ranch, UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), Wharf, Downtown Santa Cruz, Costco, Wineries, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Mission Santa Cruz, Pogonip, Roaring Camp, Swanson Berry Picking
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) back in the days when the students adopted the banana slug as the school mascot, there were no grades and Natural Bridges State Beach Park had two natural bridges over the ocean. After four years, I was ready to leave Santa Cruz for life in the big city- San Francisco! I re-discovered Santa Cruz after being gone for almost two decades and planning my 20th college reunion. The timing coincided with the birth of our child. I experienced what the area had to offer and was impressed by the changes and reassured by the familiarity. Santa Cruz is an easy getaway from our San Francisco family home. We find the drive very therapeutic with the transition from our fast paced lives to our Santa Cruz sanctuary. The 75 minute drive to Santa Cruz from San Francisco is beautiful through the evergreens on Highway 17 or by the ocean on Highway 1.
Why the Owner Chose Westside, Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
Our search lasted almost 2 years for our perfect beach house on the Westside of Santa Cruz! We wanted a remodeled home with 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms in a nice, quiet neighborhood. A home with a great layout for entertaining and suitable for house guests was essential. As parents and children of elderly parents, being within walking distance of the beach with summer lifeguards was important to us. Plus, Natural Bridges State Beach has restrooms and showers. Natural Bridges State Beach Park offers great tide pools, stroller and bike friendly paths, park ranger programs for the kids, charcoal bbq grills and is the home to the monarch butterfly nature preserve. We love bike riding and strolling on West Cliff Drive starting from Natural Bridges towards the Lighthouse Field State Beach, gawking at the surfers at Cowell’s Beach, eating on the Wharf and goofing around at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. In the evenings, we enjoy walking to the Swift Street wineries, restaurants and New Leaf Market (a.k.a. mini Whole Foods) for dinner. The Saturday Westside farmer's market is our source for our morning coffee, breakfast tacos and local produce. We walk a 1/2 a block from our house to catch the public bus to UC Santa Cruz to participate in university sponsored events from Shakespeare Santa Cruz, foraging at the Farm and looking for banana slugs in the redwood forest. Of course, we do the typical Santa Cruz family activities at the beach and downtown. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has great retro Monday and Tuesday nights with dollar hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks and all rides. Volleyball tournaments, bands on the beach, bowling, kayaking, SUP and surfing- there is always something happening down on the main beach! Downtown Santa Cruz is a must see destination with the al fresco dining, street performers and the iconic Bookshop Santa Cruz. Capitola Village is a short drive with nice ocean front restaurants and night life.
- Primary: +1 4154973519 Call or text owner. laplayacasa at gmail dot com
Across from Natural Bridges Park. 1 1/2 blocks to the beach & West Cliff Dr.
Living room sitting area.
Kitchen: Gas stove, oven, microwave, refridge, Bosch dishwasher & disposal.
Light filled family room adjoining the kitchen.
Downstairs Bedroom #1: Queen bed, built-in desk. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
Outdoor living area: Gazebo, dining area, conversation set & gas BBQ.
View of the back yard from the gazebo. Due to the drought, the yard is brown
Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Perfect for after a day at the beach.
Upstairs Bedroom #2: Queen bed, walk-in closet and peeks of the ocean.
Bedroom #4 Master: King bed, sitting area, desk, walk-in closet & full bathroom.
4 bed/3 bath and 2100 sq feet, built in 1996. Clean & uncluttered beach house.
West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to views of the Monterey Peninsula, surfers & path
View from upstairs of living room and dining room flooded with natural light.
Dining room table that seats 8. High chair, booster chair & kids table too.
Kitchen pantry area to dining room. Bar area and kids seating by the window.
Family room to outdoor living area. Kitchen bar table & kids table.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 1 1/2 blocks to Natural Bridges State Beach.
Outdoor living area with conversation set and kids furniture too.
Fenced-in side yard leading to back yard.
West Cliff Dr: 1 1/2 blocks to Monterey views, surfers & multi-use path
Upstairs Bedroom#3: Twin bed with pop-up trundle, closet and ocean peeks.
Parking in garage for 1 car and organized beach supplies.
Watch the kids playing on the cul-de-sac and surfers walking to the beach.
Natural Bridges Beach is 1 1/2 blocks from the beach house. Surf & sunsets!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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