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Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

136 Younger Way is located atop Santa Cruz's Beach Hill, an easy downhill stroll to the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach volleyball courts, the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Surfers and boogie boarders are just minutes away from Cowell’s (beginner waves) and Steamer Lane (expert waves). Explore downtown shops, restaurants and coffee shops which are easily accessible by a 10 minute walk. There are endless other recreational options in Santa Cruz County including mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking and scenic trains through redwood forests.

The guest cottage is a completely renovated (2012) studio with one bath and kitchenette, located on the same property as a Craftsman style home. High ceilings allow for an open feel within the studio cottage. Enjoy the small deck area outside and shared BBQ with the main house on the property.

This cottage is a relaxing getaway and perfect retreat. The property lies on a quiet one way residential street occupied almost solely by year round residents.

If you need more space, you can also view the VRBO listing for the main home - VRBO listing #413289. We live in the main house as our primary residence, but rent it during the summer months, holidays, and some weekends.

More Details

Jodi Mulder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jodi Mulder

We moved to Santa Cruz in July 2011 from Chicago. It's been quite a culture shift; but we love it, we love the relaxed and friendly culture of Santa Cruz, we really think there's no place like it and we have traveled all over the world. We've been married 16 years and love sharing new experiences We've traveled to 41 countries together and have a passion for social justice issues; both globally and locally. Chad is currently pursuing a socially minded start up company focused on job creation in Rwanda and Jodi works as a psychotherapist at UCSC's Counseling & Psychological Services. Our boys love living in Santa Cruz; playing at the beach, soccer at Depot Park, or riding their scooters at the Bike Park.

Jodi Mulder purchased this studio in 2011

Why Jodi Mulder chose Santa Cruz

We took a 12 week sabbatical in 2009; volunteering for a fair trade retailer who was located in Santa Cruz. We spent 6 weeks in Santa Cruz and 6 weeks in East Africa. After returning home to Chicago, we decided to pursue a different journey in life, sold our home in and in time decided we wanted Santa Cruz to be our new home. We love the relaxed neighborhood feel up on Beach Hill, it's so close to all the action, but being on a one way street keeps it quiet and relaxed!

We decided to down size when we moved to Santa Cruz, and we loved the Craftsman architecture of this home and the outdoor spaces. We converted the single stall garage into a cottage unit by adding a small addition on the side. We wanted a place for grandparents and friends from the midwest to stay when they came to visit. All of our guests have loved the little cottage.

What makes this studio unique

Relaxation and fun are the two things we love about living at 136 Younger Way. We can stroll down to the beach for 30 minutes, hop on our bikes for some boogie boarding fun, or relax at home listening to the summer beach concerts.

This little studio cottage is small, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I drove from Utah for a much needed getaway. We absolutely loved this cottage! It was perfect for 2 and had everything you need. We were only a couple blocks from the beach and close to many restaurants so it was a prime location. It had so much more character than a hotel! We did not get to meet Chad or Jodi but they left a welcome book with detailed instructions on everything we needed. It was a great vacation spot and we would love to return! Thank you for sharing your great cottage Chad and Jodi!
Feb 2014
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Beach Hill / Beach Flats Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available upon request.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 59 reviews

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Everything you would want to see is within walking distance, and the drive to the Redwoods is only 20 min. This place was small for two people but for a short stay it was great!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage house close to the boardwalk and beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The neighbors dog woke us up one morning but otherwise we had no problems. We would definitively return for another visit.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Just what we needed. Great place in a perfect location with little touches that made us feel right at home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, quaint

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed for two nights in this beautiful converted cottage. It was cozy and so close to everything we wanted! We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We were able to walk to many of the places we wanted to from this sweet little bungalow!

It was in the best location and parking really wasn't a problem.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 3 night visit in Santa Cruz and would definitely rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stand up paddle board rental nearby


Rates & Availability

Beach Hill / Beach Flats Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nightly Rate
May 30 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a 3 night minimum stay during Peak Season. Shorter stays will be considered within two weeks of requested date if availability remains.

Additional guests beyond two; $10/night for children, $15/night for additional adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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