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Family Beach Retreat - Reduced Rate $299 Until March 23rd - HOT TUB. BIKES. SURF

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,606 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Comfortable and Elegant Beach home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-6)

Enjoy this charming, beach house with HOT TUB and outdoor shower on a quiet street just 1/2 a block from famous surf beach AND a quiet, family friendly beach.

Our home has 3 bedrooms (including a downstairs private master bedroom suite with full bathroom, kitchenette and private access to outdoor patio and hot tub), 2 full baths. This home away from home has it all: brand new leather sectional, brand new 52' plasma flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen with waffle maker, rice cooker and coffee grinder, a kitchenette in the master bedroom suite, spacious living/dining room with stereo with iPod connection, cable TV, DVD/VCR and gas fireplace and landscaped private patio area, with HOT TUB. There is a brand new 6 burner gas grill . Free wireless internet. WI-FI.

In addition, you will find a garage full of surfboards, bikes (7 adult - 2 child), beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys for your fun in the sun. Feel free to use our SURFBOARDs!

Park your car here for a week and never drive again as a plethora of shops and restaurants as well as bike and walking trails are steps away.

Of course, you can walk to world class surfing and then retreat to your outdoor shower and toasty hot tub in private garden!


Downstairs Master Suite, with large granite counter kitchenette. In suite bathroom. Access to garden patio and hot tub.

Upstairs: brand new 52' plasma flat screen TV with DVD/VCR and cable.

Upstairs Bedroom #2, with a sliding glass doors to sunny deck, has one queen sized bed.

Upstairs Bedroom #3 features a trundle bed, surf themed comforters, a large window.

The two guest bedrooms share a full bath which includes tub/shower, towels, and bath amenities.


The kitchen with easy access to sunny deck with BBQs and outdoor sitting area.

Large capacity new dishwasher and microwave, fully stocked with pans, cutlery, many kitchen appliancesand dishes, as well as condiments.

The dining area accommodates seating for up to 6 people.

The spacious Living room is appointed with casual seating (brand new leather sectional) for viewing the brand new plasma 52'flat screen TV with VCR/DVD player or listening to the stereo while enjoying the warmth of the gas fireplace. High speed internet also provided. The couch is a sofa bed.

Garage is stocked with full size front loading washer and dryer.


Enjoy the sunny back patio, surrounded by lush flowering plants that includes sitting area and hot tub and outdoor shower.

The private back deck is set up for with two BBQs and sitting area with peeks to the Pacific Ocean. Patio seating for 6-8 with new table and supplemental chairs.


The main attraction, is of course the beach, and the house is only a half a block away. Surf, relax and play in the sand, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets. Have a bonfire in the sand!

Bike ride along East Cliff Drive or hike in the Santa Cruz hills; there is something for everyone!

Relax on the deck and enjoy your sunset!

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More Details

Lynne Clarence
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Lynne Clarence

Roger & Steve grew up together in Southern California and missed the beaches and surfing. Thirty years later they found a bit of paradise for our families to enjoy in Pleasure Point which is the banana belt of the Santa Cruz area. We all fell in love with Pleasure Point as it is less than an hour drive from our homes. We love to surf and enjoy the nearby walking path to Capitola and the fun local restaurants.

Lynne Clarence purchased this house in 2011

Why Lynne Clarence chose Santa Cruz

We chose to buy this home because it is everything we wanted and less than an hour's drive from Silicon Valley.

When we walk in the door we feel as though we are miles away.

We wanted a home that has easy walking access to beaches, shops and restaurants.

There is so much to do in this beautiful area including: the amusement park, Capitola Village, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz wineries, Elkhorn Slough for kyaking with sea otters, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Annie Glass outlet, bike riding, fishing, birding, Pacific Grove Mall, whale watching, ...

What makes this house unique

We enjoy walking or biking to shops and restaurants. I like the 30 minute stroll along the coast to Capitola for lunch at my favorite Paradise Beach cafe. We can surf or read on the sunny deck. Bonfires in the sand only a half block away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve... I can't tell you enough how much we enjoyed your house... Everything was wonderful and it seemed like there wasn't anything you didn't have utensils, pots and pans, wine glasses, coffee pots and every condiment you could want for cooking... The downstairs suite was such a delight.. My son and his wife stayed there and I really didn't think they were going to leave.. We all hung out downstairs on your beautiful patio because of the 'heatwave'... It was quite warm upstairs but it cooled off at night and the mornings were beautiful... We couldn't believe the one weekend we come to Santa Cruz there is a 'heatwave'!!!

We took long walks along the ocean and watched the surfers... We ate at a great Italian restaurant and the market was just down the street for anything we wanted...

Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer... It was such a beautiful home in a beautiful area...

Thank you again for being so nice and making the booking process so easy...I will definitely recommend your home to our friends and I guarantee you we will be back!!!


Donna Osborne
Oct 2014
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1606 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs with door to balcony patio and jack/jill bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed w/2 twin beds. Upstairs with jack/jill bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Suite w/kitchenette & hot tub access-Downstairs
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed in one bedroom (two twin beds)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
3 surfboards, 4 beach cruiser bikes and 2 kids bikes, outdoor shower, kitchenette in master bedroom suite, 5 boogie boards, deck, patio, hot tub, sunset, close to beach, carry surfboards to beach, walk to Capitola, beach, walk, washer-dryer, free wireless, beach wagon, bonfires allowed at nearby sandy beach.


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Family Beach Retreat - Reduced Rate $299 Until March 23rd - HOT TUB. BIKES. SURF
average rating of 4.9315066 based on 103 reviews

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great and the house was perfect. The owners were very accommodating and super responsive with communication. Clean and had everything you need - from surf boards and bikes to a grill and hot tub. Great choice for a family or group.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to chill and relax!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a vacation rental to hold my daughter's 18th birthday party. We are so glad that we chose this awesome home located right between Capitola and the Santa Cruz boardwalk. The girls had a great time utilizing the hot tub and the house had plenty of room with a large couch for hanging out! There was even a lovely outdoor second floor terrace that we were able to eat breakfast on and enjoy the great weather. Everything was well stocked, and Roger was easily accessible to answer any of our questions. We would definitely love to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House has everything you need and more!!

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything which was great including bikes and boogie and surf boards to use. It is very close to the cute main area which has coffee shops, restaurants and more. The surfing area was a little much for beginners, but the nearest beach area isnt far away. You are a short drive from the redwoods, boardwalk and so many other scenic areas. This place is great for big families very quite location and highly recommend. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful house. Stocked well and really enjoyed the bikes and hot tub.

  • 4 of 5

I would rent again. Only thing that would make it better would be getting a new mattress for the day bed and trundle bed.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to spend time with my friends and family! The house was lovely! Amenities were a plenty, awesome location and great communication w the home owner! We plan to rent again from Roger!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the "Family Beach Retreat"! We had five adults and two children, one of whom is a toddler. Roger helped us with a high chair, a crib, and a stoller! So convenient not to have to pack all of that.

Moran Beach is a hidden gem, and just a short 3-minute walk from the house. The beach is family and dog friendly, with beautiful vistas and waves that are good for boogie boarding. We saw whales breaching, a pod of dolphins, an otter or two, and some seals basking on a near-by rock.

Our grandson enjoyed watching the surfers at Pleasure Point.

The house is well equipped with a huge master suite that includes a kitchenette, and we all enjoyed the hot tub.

Excellent place to stay in Santa Cruz. We wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Carry your surfboard to the Pleasure Point/26th St. surf or walk to the sandy, family friendly beach, close walking distance to great destinations north and south. Walk the East Cliff bluff to the 41st Avenue cafes, have lunch on the beach in Capitola or bike to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Harbor. Bring your walking shoes and flip flops and leave your car behind! Pleasure Point offers the best weather in Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.