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Peaceful and Spacious Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroomplus den, 3.5 Baths, (Slps 6 adults, children under 8 not counted

This spacious, contemporary-style home with seaside colors is just 150 steps from Twin Lakes Bonfire Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and marina. Guests LOVE our house!

With 1600 Square Feet, this No Smoking, Two-Story Home includes:

* WiFi

* welcome gift of a bottle of wine

* ocean views from kitchen, living room and both balconies

*Listen to the ocean waves hitting the beach at night

* fully equipped kitchen

* two beautifully decorated master bedrooms with Queen size Beds and full bathrooms.

*A den fully furnished with 2 twin beds and a futon. This home will accommodate 6 adults - children under 8 not counted in the maximum occupancy limit. Please comply with these requirements.

-see below:

*1st bedroom - Master bedroom with queen size bed is upstairs with large shower and double sinks

*second master bedroom with queen size bed is downstairs with full bathroom (shower over tub)

*Den with 2 twin beds and futon. Children under 8 not counted in the maximum occupancy limit

*Full bathroom with shower over tub is in hallway

* Guest bathroom is upstairs near living room

* dining area - table seats 8 comfortably

*Counter has 4 stools

* living room with fireplace

* 32' flat screen HDTV with video game inputs

* two balconies with ocean views (tables and chairs included)

*BBQ on deck upstairs while watching ocean waves

*Backyard has large wood deck with chaise lounges

*Outdoor shower with warm water

**Seaside color painted walls and coastal decor make it so peaceful and relaxing!

The home is walking distance to Twin Lakes Beach, the popular Crow's Nest Restaurant, a coffee shop to watch a fast game of volley ball in the sand, the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.and marina and a small grocery store. Also, it is conveniently located close to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Downtown Santa Cruz, Henry Cowell Redwoods, and the quaint beach town of Capitola. A shopping mall is close by. There is also a climbing wall facility very nearby. Thank

A must is the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and lovely town of Carmel 45 minutes drive. The famous Pebble Beach golf course is 45 minutes drive also.

In 35 minutes driving time you are in San Jose to see the Winchester Mystery House, big Westfield shopping mall, Great America amusement park, and the San Jose airport. San Francisco airport is 1 1/2 hour distance.

This comfortable home is perfect for families, couples, singles , retreats or seminars. A Personal Chef is available for special events (additional charge required).

Keywords: contemporary style and fun beach house with ocean views, bonfire beach 150 steps away, yacht harbor and marina walking distance, great for families, couples, seminars or retreats

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Marilyn

We are a retired couple who live in Santa Clara Valley. We enjoy our 15 grandchildren as often as possible, but keep busy with many activities including traveling, baking too much, and church ministries. We are enjoying life!

Marilyn purchased this house in 2001

Why Marilyn chose Central Coast

We used to rent in Santa Cruz to be close to the ocean, but had an opportunity to purchase this home. It is a perfect location for families, friends, seminars, girl's weekends to 'hang out'. It's close to grocery shopping, mall shopping and Gayle's Bakery in Capitola. You won't be disappointed with the accommodations and location. Our reviews and repeat renters reflect this!

What makes this house unique

Our favorite thing to do when we come to our beach home is nothing. We go to the Crows Nest and coffee cafe to listen to the ukelele group on Saturdays and get plenty of rest on the purple sofa! Putting puzzles together, walking the beach and playing games is a favorite. The yacht harbor provides lots of entertainment: volleyball tournaments, watching boats, paddles surfers, kayakers coming in and out - always something new to see. The home itself has peaceful pastel colors, plenty of room for entertaining, great for napping or 'hanging out' with family and friends. Everyone who stays here leaves a note that they 'love' this house!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations. We had a blast! Can't wait to come back next year.
Aug 2013
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , coastal tiles, single sink, large mirror, in bdrm #2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , coastal tiles in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , lg. half bath with lovely mirror, loc. near living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks, coastal tiles, large shower and showerhead
  • Full bathrooms have coastal tiles in shower, very large shower and showerhead in 1st bathroom, lovely mirrors in all bathrooms, plenty of counter and drawer space, all clean and shiny!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large upstairs bedroom with full bathroom, nicely decorated
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs bdrm with full bath, sliding glass door to patio
  • All beds have comfortable mattresses and extra pillows. Comforters are cozy and have beach or pastel color themes. Linens are of good quality. Open windows provide ocean sounds for a peaceful sleep. Rooms are decorated in pastel colors making them bright and cheerful. There is plenty of closet and drawer space.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Games, puzzles, Toys, Beach Toys, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, beach wagon, bonfire beach to make smores, peaceful colors throughout the house and a comfortable place to return after a fun day of beach activities all so near! Volley ball nets by Crow's nest. Also enjoy the Saturday morning ukulele concert near the Crows Nest. Hiking trails are nearby. This is a house suited for both young and old. Dont' forget the Welcome Gift to you of a bottle of wine!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Peaceful and Spacious Beach House
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful beach house in Santa Cruz, a walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved the owners' thoughtfulness in providing everything we could possibly need during our stay at this wonderful rental. An outdoor shower came in handy for our two young children after a full day of play at the beach! The kitchen was FULLY stocked (there's even a waffle maker!), and the welcome gift of taffy and wine, a lovely treat. The home is a block from the beach, and fun activities nearby. We highly recommend it and hope to return!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your good review! We love having families enjoy time at our beach house building memories. Please come back!
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beautiful home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so much! We were happy to share our beach house with you and your family!
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  • 5 of 5

This was awesome. Had everything your would need and close to the beach. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The Owners were helpful and answered all my questions promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kenneth, for your kind review. We were happy to be able to help you as well as provide you with a place that fulfilled your wishes. We look forward to accommodating you and your family again. Marilyn
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  • 5 of 5

Great house for my family to celebrate the graduation of my son from UCSC. It had everything we needed for our weekend stay. Great location, nice and clean. I highly recommend, and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Lovely home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for families. The decor is so cute and it is just flooded with natural light. Marylyn has it fully stocked with everything needed for a fun beach vacation. Plenty of seating for meals and two patios. We could watch the kids on the beach from the kitchen! Such a wonderful Easter holiday - thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your Easter stay at the beach house, Rebecca. We, too, love the location where you can relax in the home or spend time at the beach. Thank you for this nice review and we hope you will come again!
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Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

What a nice stay in Santa Cruz. The home is so close to the beach, it was so easy for my kids and grandkids to walk to their. Spent an hour digging for sand crabs. The house had plenty of space and beds for everyone. Wish it could have been for a couple more days. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice response. We are so glad you and your family had fun at the beach and enjoyed the comfortable beach house. It is our pleasure to share our beach house with you and your family. Please come again! Marilyn and Joe
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
san jose
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Crows Nest and El Palomar Restaurants-2 blocks
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
pasatiempo golf course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
hwy 17 and hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crows Nest and El Palomar Restaurants- 2 blocks
Nearest Point of Interest
Twin Lakes Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Yacht harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Climbing wall
Car: recommended

We are situated 150 steps to Twin Lakes bonfire Beach for a Smores treat and wonderful waves to boogie board. You must visit the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with the great wooden roller coaster and many rides which is 10 blocks walking distance. A climbing wall facility is close by, Free Water Taxi at the harbor during the summer, whale and sunset cruises, harbor and marina 3 blks away where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, etc. The famous Crows Nest Restaurant with live entertainment and great food is also at the harbor. Kids love to climb the jetty rocks. The walk to the lighthouse is just past the famous Aldo's for breakfast, all walking distance from the beach house.

Monterey Bay Aquarium is 45 minutes away, as well as quaint towns of Carmel and Capitola with Shadowbrook Restaurant. Pebble Beach Golf Course is 45 minutes away

We include a bottle of wine as our welcome gift!


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2017 - Jan 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

All weekend rentals (2 night minimum) during the summer season (5/1 to 9/30) will be $400 per night. This does not apply if it is a week long rental.
All holidays (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving) have a 3 night minimum, $400.00 per night.
UC Santa Cruz graduation weekend (3 nights) is $400.00 per night.
Holiday rates are $400 per night, minimum 3 nights. Holiday weekly rate is $3100. (Holidays are Presidents Day Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years)
Monthly rentals will have an additional utility fee but no occupancy tax
$500 Security deposit and confirmation form are due one week after acceptance of rental.
Full payment is due one month prior to occupancy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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