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Contact me for incredible April and May deals. 916-275-5597 - Call 1st!

Soquel, CA, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

No one on VRBO has the deal I'll give . Call JD Maher for details. 916-275-5597

3 Bedroom 2 bath home. Sleeps 6-10. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House is located in beautiful, Soquel, CA right next to Capitola and Santa Cruz. The entire home was recently 100% remodeled with literally everything you see BRAND NEW! Zero maintenance landscape-front and back, large TREX deck with BBQ and umbrellas/patio furniture, modern kitchen with quartz counter-tops, book, CD and DVD library, games, ping-pong table, foosball and with finished garage and modern, hotel-like bathrooms (Jacuzzi therapeutic tub and walk in shower) and washer/dryer. Tankless hot water heater too!


John D. Maher (JD)

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.
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About John D. Maher (JD)

Let me introduce you to my mother...(JD son #5) I'm Gloria Ann, raised just one mile North of Ranchero House, in the 1950s when the rolling hills of Soquel were all dairies, orchards and farmland. My mother and Italian immigrant father raised chickens and goats while living the American dream of raising children, owning property and living off the land. Now a retired public school educator/administrator, some of my most peaceful moments are spent reading a great novel on the large deck in the backyard. It is my pleasure to share our vacation home with you and your family as you relax, enjoy the beach and coastal amenities, while making memories for a lifetime. May you always feel welcome here!

Why John D. Maher (JD) chose Soquel

Keep searching and you'll notice the high price of vacation home rentals in the Santa Cruz or Capitola beachfront area. Quite frankly, the nights get loud and the streets very busy during the peak beach season. Who needs that? You're on vacation, right? While at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House, you can enjoy quiet Soquel nights, a walk along the Anna Jean Cummings Park walking trail or just some great BBQ moments on the back deck.

What makes this House unique

Rachero House is equipped with everything you need. My family and I have gone to great lengths to provide you, your family and friends with a fully equipped kitchen, towels, linens, fine soaps, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers with comfortable beds and pillows. Every guest can find their niche at Ranchero House whether they're in the back yard barbecuing, relaxing on the large deck, playing ping-pong in the finished garage, or foosball, watching DISH Satellite TV on one of the four flat-screen LCD or Plasma TVs located in each bedroom and great-room, playing cards or games on the game table, reading one of the many novels in the library, or preparing a meal in the modern kitchen. Close enough to fine dining like the 4 star Shadowbrook Restaurant or the best pizza you will ever taste; Pizza My Heart in Capitola! Ranchero House can become your yearly destination for seeing the local sights, providing the comfort and relaxation you need while making memories for a lifetime! Let us help you make it happen!


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, California King Bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Great Room
        1 child bed, 2 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Bed (2), Child Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa (1) Futons (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • 2


        • Guests provide their own meals


            • Clothes Dryer
            • Covered Parking
            • Garage
            • Linens Provided
            • Parking Off Street
            • Washing Machine
            • Wireless Internet
              Wi-fi Router covers entire home and outside!


                • Cooking Utensils
                • Dishwasher
                • Ice Maker
                • Kitchen
                • Microwave
                • Refrigerator


                    • Dining Area


                        • CD Player
                        • DVD Player
                        • Music Library
                        • Ping Pong Table
                        • Satellite / Cable
                          DISH Network in each bedroom. DVR in master bedroom and great room. Wi-fi! Wireless Internet!
                        • Stereo
                        • Television
                          Wall-mounted flat screen LCD TVs in each bedroom. Large 55 inch Plasma TV in great room
                        • Video Library


                            • Deck / Patio
                            • Outdoor Grill

                              Pool / Spa

                                • jetted tub


                                    • churches
                                    • cinemas
                                    • marina
                                    • playground
                                    • restaurants
                                    • theme parks
                                    • winery tours

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • antiquing
                                        • beachcombing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • hospital
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • basketball court
                                                • cycling
                                                • fishing
                                                • hiking
                                                • pier fishing
                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                • surfing

                                                  35 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Our Santa Cruz comfortable stay!!!

                                                  Florence L.California

                                                  Our family really enjoyed our stay here as it was very homey and very neat and clean too. You have all the amenities that you would need for any amount of your stay. It had ping pong in the garage and other games too. It is a very family oriented home near to many sites in and around the Santa Cruz area. No complaints at all!!!

                                                  Lovely home in a nice neighborhood very close to Capitola and Santa Cruz. Would stay there again.

                                                  Mary R.

                                                  The home was comfortable, cozy and completely remodeled. Our party was very happy with our stay. Everything that we needed was there. Its in a great location. Less then 10 mins to Capitola. JD was very pleasant to deal with and very accomidating. He gave us a wonderful Thanksgiving deal like he had stated in his ad for the house and was very patient with us when we were figuring out everything with the other party to get the house. If we needed another home in the future I would definitely try to get this home again because everything worked out so well. The 5 star review is well deserved.

                                                  WTW family trip

                                                  Regina C.Waterford, California, USA

                                                  My family and I stayed in this lovely home. It was perfect for 5 adults and a 3 month old infant. It has everything that you need. Everything is clean and nice. Beds are comfortable. We enjoyed the outdoor deck and lawn very much. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it highly. JD was very responsive to my inquiries. Thank you for having this home on VRBO.


                                                  Ruth R.

                                                  Been meaning to write this review for a while. Just want to say thanks for a great experience. Everything from the communication to the actual house was perfect. Super comfortable, well appointed and in a great location. Would recommend to friends and would return again.

                                                  Awesome weekend in Santa Cruz

                                                  Christian L.

                                                  This house is absolutely beautiful, you can really tell how much work the owners have put into it! It really feels like a home, with a beautiful backyard, an awesome game room, and everything you could need in the kitchen. The location is awesome, right next to a park and a short drive to many gorgeous beaches. Highly recommend this place!

                                                  LOVE IT!

                                                  Ka Yi L.

                                                  Love the house! It has everything you needed!!! Clean and new!


                                                  Soquel, CA, USA

                                                  You'll find very high prices to stay at beach-front properties in Santa Cruz and Capitola. You can avoid the crowded streets and nightly noise by staying at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House in beautiful Soquel, located just minutes from the beach. Wineries, local shops, clean beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and fine restaurants are all close by too. This completely remodeled home features flat screen TVs in every room, DISH Satellite service, brand new beds, hotel-like bathrooms, back yard deck with brand new BBQ, modern kitchen, games, books, CD and DVD library with a ping pong and foosball table in the garage. Ranchero House is located just steps from Anna Jean Cummings Park with walking/running paths, picnic grounds, large open fields baseball/soccer fields and playground equipment for children. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House: 'Close enough to the beach without beachfront prices!'


                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                  Holiday Rates. All Holidays require a three night minimum stay at $520.00 per night. Thanksgiving and Christmas week are rented at $3,500.00. A week constitutes 6 nights/7 days.

                                                  35 Reviews
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