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Hear the ocean waves from this historic Victorian cottage. Almost beachfront!

Bedrooms 2
Space 580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, one full bath, sleeps up to six over 8 years old

Sharing Gates by the Sea -

Walk about 60 yards, around the corner, to the warmest beaches in Santa Cruz, including Sunny Cove and Santa Maria beaches. Play in the sand, boogie board, wander a long stretch of beach, explore the tide pools, and enjoy the sunset. Walk to nearby restaurants. The cottage is located halfway between the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Capitola Village (two scenic miles each way).

The little beach house...Sharing Gates by the Sea...was once a part of the Victorian resort, the Hotel Villa del Mar, now a retreat center on 19th Avenue. Built in the 1890s, the 580 square foot cottage has personality and charm. The peaked redwood-paneled ceiling makes the living room feel spacious. The cottage sleeps six over eight years old.. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, and a full-size sofa bed in the living room. The private, sun porch room has a double sofa bed, and is used as a small, second bedroom. The cozy garden surrounding the house is fully fenced.

More Details

Jeanne Adams Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children under 9 are not counted in the six guest maximum. The limit is six people over 8, plus your children under 9.
  • Fireworks are illegal in Santa Cruz County.
  • Park only in front or across the street, not in front of adjacent neighbor's. Don't block the gate on Monday; this allows for custom trash pick-up
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Door to bathroom is through the main bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living room area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size
    Sun Porch / Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please note: no washer or dryer Laundromat is 0.2 miles away You can pay for one day laundry delivery at:


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Hear the ocean waves from this historic Victorian cottage. Almost beachfront!
average rating of 4.4883723 based on 86 reviews

Wonderful cottage by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect for our mini vacation. It is a close walk to Sunny Cove, Starbucks and great restaurants. The space is perfect and has everything you would need for an overnight stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I' am happy to know that you had a good time. Come back again! Jeannie
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Great time of being together, excellent location. We had everything we needed already at the house.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed beautiful walks on the beach every morning. Convinently located to Starbucks and other shops. The cottage is a lovely getaway, well equiped. We had a great time as a family. We would love to make it a regular get-away.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and clean cottage with a great location! Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Sharing Gates for one week in July and we all had a great time. The place is small but it easily accommodated 5 of us. We absolutely love Sunny Cove which is walking distance from the cottage. I will stay again at Sharing Gates!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is so very Charming & Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time our family had this last June, the location was perfect and easy to walk to the beach. The tall fenced in garden area made it comfortable to just hang out; outside and not feel like you're being watched. The charm in this home is quite evident.

We have one question though. What is the meaning behind the name: "Sharing Gates by the Sea"?

We will be back again next year. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could use some upkeep

  • 2 of 5

While this house is cute and charming, I would have to say that some money needs to be put into the upkeep of it. The stone walkways are an accident waiting to happen. My husband and I both turned our ankles trying to walk it. Also, there is no place to put the chairs and table which were left there to enjoy the outdoors. The area is soooo uneven! There are a great deal of little nooks in the yard that are junky looking, places where there is nothing planted, hoses are out. At one point there is a 2x4 holding up the fence. When you look out the only bedroom window, you see a junky, weed filled back yard. The only bathroom is in the only bedroom. This house is for 3 people max, I don't care how many sleeping sofas and cots there are. It just needs some TLC... especially for that price.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you didn’t enjoy the cottage… everyone’s taste is different. Most find the variety of flowers and plants in the unmanicured yard appealing and relaxing for a casual Santa Cruz beach feel. A gardener comes biweekly. I will check into the uneven stones in the yard. The weeds seen out the back window are in the neighbor’s yard. Unfortunately, I have no control over that. I try to describe the accommodations accurately, but I will double check that my description is clear. Santa Cruz lodging is expensive. If you check around, our rates are on the low side. We do enjoy “sharing” Sharing Gates by the Sea, and I make it as affordable as possible, while still meeting my costs. We love to stay there ourselves whenever we get a chance. I hope that you did enjoy the beaches and restaurants, which are within a few minutes walking distance, and the numerous fun activities in Santa Cruz. Sincerely, Jeannie
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Roaring Camp RR from Boardwalk to Felton redwoods
Car: recommended

Santa Cruz is known for surfing and its historic Beach-Boardwalk, and there is so much more to do here! Within a half hour drive, visit the redwoods, ride the Roaring Camp train through the mountains, go wine tasting, shop in Capitola or at Santa Cruz's unique downtown area, visit the old Spanish mission, eat at unique restaurants, or take a whale watching trip from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Plan a day trip to Carmel and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 'The City' -- San Francisco -- is two hours north along the coast or through Silicon Valley and the SF bay area. Enjoy exploring!


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 high season and holidays
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130

****No tax is charged for a stay 30 days or longer.****
The refundable security deposit for a monthly rental is $1000, and the second payment is due one month prior to arrival.

County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Certificate # CO00338. Date of Issue: January 12, 2004

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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