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Beach house Santa Cruz

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,058 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious, easy- going beach house a block from the beach.

Located a block from Black's beach (Twin Lakes State Beach) Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & downtown Santa Cruz are each a 9-minute drive away. The property was once made into two apartments so there is a kitchen located on both levels. There is an internal stairway connecting both levels. The door at the top was locked when it was rented out as two separate properties. Upstairs has a queen bedroom plus bathroom and daybed in spacious TV living room area. The downstairs consists of a king bedroom & 1.5 bathrooms. The bunkhouse room has two sets of bunk beds ideal for the bigger kids. There is also another daybed located in the alcove room off the TV room downstairs. Accommodating up to 8 people, this home is perfect for an extended family getaway or for two families to enjoy. Spend the day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, take a ride on the historic Giant Dipper or stroll the newly renovated downtown filled with vibrant shops, galleries and outdoor bistros. The Sunday farmers' market on East Cliff Drive is definitely worth checking out as is the kid and dog-friendly East Cliff Brewing Co. both a five minutes walk away.

No need to pack the car with beach items, this home is fully stocked with everything you will need for the many family-friendly beaches in the area.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Suzanne

We are two families that jointly own the property. We all live in Bay Area & love to come down to Santa Cruz for relaxation and beach fun. Between the 2 families we have 4 x boys and a girl, ranging from 9 years old up to 17years old. We often go together as there is plenty of space for everyone.

Suzanne purchased this house in 2011

Why Suzanne chose Santa Cruz

This area of Santa Cruz is very desirable due to it's proximity to all the area's sites. The neighbors are really nice, many of them full-time residents who look after each other's homes.

It's close to the Sunday's Farmer's Market and a short bike ride to Capitola and the Boardwalk. Plus the beach at the end of the street is fantastic.

What makes this house unique

The property is actually two units combined. This is perfect for two families or groups as there is space to spread out. The garden is very well-maintained and often has blooms of rose bushes, a lemon tree and an outdoor shower. Sunsets from the top deck are epic, while a cup of coffee on the lower deck is a wonderful way to kick off your day.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2058 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please strip beds and place dirty linens and towels in downstairs’ washing area. Any dishes etc should be washed and put away upon vacating property
  • Take garbage and recycling out. Santa Cruz only permits garden waste in the green bins. Friday is garbage day
  • Our cleaner will clean floors, bathrooms, kitchen surface areas etc, please do not leave her an excessive mess. If heating is used, PLEASE turn off!
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in bunk room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Only children aged 6 and over should be in top bunks.
  • Downstairs master bedroom with king size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Coeur d'Alene ID USA

Wonderful location so close to beach the use of the beach toys and bicycles really added to the fun

  • 5 of 5

Very cute place well appointed loved the kitchen ! Our family had a great time thank you

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed home with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family! We loved the location and how well thought out the interior was. Thanks for making it a great weekend away for our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect comfortable place for our family to gather to celebrate my daughter's birthday! Lots of room to spread out, comfortable sleeping in nice sized (and very private) bedrooms. Our grandchildren loved the array of toys as well as the fully stocked garage with bikes, wagons, skateboards and so on. 1 easy walking block and down some stairs to access the beautiful beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City, CA

Loved the house, the location, and the owner!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about our stay at this beautiful house!

We came - two families with kids (8 total) and a little dog :). There were plenty of space for all of us and more people could have fitted in easily.

There are two kitchens, we only used the downstairs one, just did not need the one upstairs, but it's a nice option.

Our king bed was super comfortable, nice bedding too. The location was perfect - just one block (along a quiet street) to get to a local beach.

There is a very large balcony upstairs, it is so lovely and beautiful. I could have just spend the whole day there reading a book (if it was not for the kids...who wanted to run to the beach :)).

The front yard is cozy and lovely too.

Suzanne, the owner, was very quick replying to all of my questions. Organized and a pleasure to work with in any way! Thank you very much! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

Excellent location for the beach and enough space for all guests!

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed for many years in Santa Cruz and this home provided a fabulous location to the beach and lots of space for my family to enjoy and get away from each other when needed! My cousin was visiting from Ireland and being able to walk to the beach and enjoy the fabulous view was a real treat for her. There were ample beach towels, chairs, umbrella's, toys and more for our use. The location is ideal in between the SC Boardwalk and a short ride to the wonderful shops in Capitola. The owner was very responsive to my inquiries and provided insight to the area as well. I hope to be back at the beach soon in this charming home!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6/28/17 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house for a family vacation with adult children, grandchildren and family dog. One block from a wonderful beach in Live Oak area of Santa Cruz. House was extremely well stocked, even had wet suits that fit the grandchildren, boogie boards, and all kinds of beach gear...wonderful!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Alaister MacKensie's Pasatiempo
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Star Bene
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Blacks Beach

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Village, Downtown Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Wharf are a nine minute drive. San Jose Airport, Carmel and Monterey are a 40 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200

Check in 3pm check out 12pm. Check in maybe earlier, if no guests previous day.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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