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Peaceful and Spacious Beach House

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Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 Baths, (Slps 6 adults children under 12 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 beds to accommodate 2 adults. This home will accommodate 6 adults and children under 12 not counted
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*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 beds. Children under 12 not counted
*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.
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
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of renter-25 years old, please!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    two story carpeted home. The stairs have two landings. - watch babies on stairs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    In consideration of allergy-prone renters...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Large upstairs bedroom with full bathroom, nicely decorated ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Downstairs bdrm with full bath, sliding glass door to patio...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    coastal tiles, single sink, large mirror, in bdrm #2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    coastal tiles in shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    lg. half bath with lovely mirror, loc. near living area...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Double sinks, coastal tiles, large shower and showerhead ...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    puzzles, games for all ages...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys and inside toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    great beach view from kitchen and living room windows and on decks...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Santa Cruz is lively and fun! Lots of restaurants and a great walking town, just 5 miles away....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Schwan Lake view from kitchen window -has many varieties of birds to watch...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Pacific Ocean 150 steps to sand ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From the balconies and inside the home, especially the kitchen window....moreless

  • Village:

    Capitola Village 10 minutes away....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    stainless steel dining table, counter space with bar stools seats 4 next to dining table. Placemats, napkins...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    small garage with beach chairs, etc.- 2 parking places in driveway plus off street parking permits (2) provided...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas insert...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided, just bring your own beach towels (will provide if needed)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Furnished in pastel colors (very comfortable sofa) plus chairs, puzzle table, bookcase...moreless

  • Parking:

    space for four cars- 2 in the driveway and two parking permits for street parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two parking permits provided...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    All but beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:



  • Catering Available:

    great caterer - just ask!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker/Keurig coffee maker combination...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, bowls, platters, cooking knives, all cooking utensils, baking equipment, fondue pot, waffle iron, blender, ice cream maker, tea and coffee pot/Keurig coffee maker, crockpot, cookbooks...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fiestaware dishes and flat wear for 8...moreless


  • Balcony:

    (2) Both balconies have ocean views with seating and tables...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two chaise lounges and plenty of seating on wood deck in back yard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas BBQ on deck outside kitchen door. Watch the waves while you BBQ dinner...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    beach toys, kites, beach wagon...moreless



Write a review 5
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 20 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,500 $3,500
May 2 - Sep 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,700 $6,000
Sep 7 - Jan 19, 2018
2 night min stay
$2,500 $3,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
san jose
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crows Nest and El Palomar Restaurants-2 blocks
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
pasatiempo golf course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
hwy 17 and hwy 1
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crows Nest and El Palomar Restaurants- 2 blocks

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!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: 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!

Why Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!

    Perfect Beach House in so many ways! Great location/great home!

  • Living Room View of Dining Room/Kitchen  (Great Room)

    Living Room View of Dining Room/Kitchen (Great Room)

  • View From Front Balcony/kitchen

    View From Front Balcony/kitchen

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1/2 mile away

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1/2 mile away

  • Backyard


  • Living Room and Dining Area

    Living Room and Dining Area

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room and front balcony

    Living Room and front balcony

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

    Guest Bedroom - Queen Bed

  • Guest 1/2 Bathroom

    Guest 1/2 Bathroom

  • Twin Lakes bonfire beach-150 steps from beach house

    Twin Lakes bonfire beach-150 steps from beach house

VRBO #36945

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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