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Spacious Family Home-Hot Tub <4 min walk to beach & harbor-small dog ok

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,755 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3bd/2ba sleeps 8-Hot Tub <4 min walk to beach-walk to harbor and Crow's Nest

An architecturally unique and fabulous home with open beams and plenty of modern yet cozy style. A short walk to Twin Lakes Beach. Just under 4 min. (less than 3 blocks) and you are at one of the most popular beaches in Santa Cruz (for both adults and kids; dogs allowed on leash). Also within walking distance is the great Crow’s Nest Restaurant, Mexican restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop and the harbor.

The upper great room includes a gas fireplace, dining area, gourmet kitchen with gas range, Miele dishwasher and Subzero fridge. Master bedroom (queen bed) and a spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub on the upper floor. The upper bedroom opens to the hot tub area. There is also a table with an umbrella on this upper deck and gas BBQ. Two tall deckchairs on upper deck near dining area are available during warm season. Another table on downstairs patio with chairs.

One dog allowed under 35 lbs. with notice. Completely fenced yard. High speed Wi-Fi, a computer and printer also located in the living room. Recently refinished and beautiful Beech hardwood floors throughout the upstairs living space, including stairwell, so removing shoes upon entering house is HIGHLY APPRECIATED. Downstairs radiant heated tile floor.

Open beam tall vaulted ceilings and lots of windows are some of the features of this spacious and comfortable family home. Five (5) thermostats throughout house so can adjust temperature to your liking.

Nice linens and towels are provided, and the beds are made fresh for you. More linens in the closets if needed. A large parking area that can hold a small RV, boat or trailer, or 3 cars can park on the property. Two guest parking passes provided by owner during "permit season" for street parking. There is an outdoor shower for rinsing off sand after a day at the beach at the back door by the sand toys (in storage locker-combination in book at DR hutch upstairs) and boogie boards. 3 TVs, radio/CD player, gas BBQ, poker chips/cards, beach chairs/umbrella, mats, 2 bicycles, and toys. A selection of DVD's, CD's, books, games, and children's toys/books are available too. Some condiments and spices available.

FAMILIES WITH BABIES: safety gate for top of stairs (stored in downstairs BR), new pack'n play w/sheet (in downstairs BA cabinet), and portable high chair (on LR shelf near upstairs fireplace) are provided.

Information

- just under 3 blocks to popular Twin Lakes Beach with fire rings and nearby volleyball nets, restaurants, coffee shop.

- great separation for two families or adults/children (LR upstairs/FR downstairs)

- Beds: Sleeps 10. Queen bed in upstairs master BR ensuite, King bed in downstairs BR, Twin trundle beds in downstairs BR, Queen hidabed in upstairs LR, Queen futon in downstairs FR with very thick, comfortable mattress.

- 1 Bath upstairs, 1 Bath downstairs (both good size)

- hardwood floors upstairs/Spanish tile floors downstairs w/radiant heating; downstairs bedrooms are carpeted

- free firewood for bonfires

- well equipped kitchen (all appliances, dishes, cooking utensils, pots and pans, assorted spices, some condiments, etc.) and bathrooms (hair dryers, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner, etc.)

- Miele washer/dryer

- lots of natural light

- games/toys for kids, 2 bikes, helmets, beach equipment

'Long-Term Renters Considered in off-peak season'

More Details

Property Manager
Jewlia Sparks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your lovely beach house was the perfect gathering place for our family, allowing us to enjoy lazy days at the beach and have a very comfy place to return to for the evenings. Thank you for sharing!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1755 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , upstairs master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs kids room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs master bedroom with a door to the hot tub
  • There is a Queen sized futon in the family room downstairs, and a sofa sleeper in the upstairs living room for optional sleeping arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Twin Lakes beach is just a short walk away. Take the family to the beach for a bonfire. Fire Rings provided. Walk to the harbor and catch a dinner cruise on the sailboat Chardonnay. The Wednesday evening 5-7 pm. sailboat regatta is always a beautiful sight. Walk to the Crows Nest for dinner, dancing or a Sunday night comedian. Close to the boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum as well. The Twin Lakes Beach Haven is the perfect family beach rental.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Spacious Family Home-Hot Tub <4 min walk to beach & harbor-small dog ok
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful home with plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Love this home! Eight adult family members shared this home over a long holiday weekend to celebrate our cousin's wedding. There was lots of room with plenty of towels and linens. And a secured backyard for our dog. Plus access to the beach is so easy, just watch out for the critters visiting the lagoon. Exceptionally clean and well maintained. Would love to stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place near Santa Cruz Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 10+ days in May and loved it. Lots of great common space and just a few minutes walk from Santa Cruz Harbor. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. You were perfect guests. We would love to have you back any time.
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5

what a cool place in an awesome area

  • 5 of 5

I love the area of SC near 7th street and the Cove. This is a really amazing house with a fun upper floor area for people to hang out, cook, play games, hot tub, grill, enjoy the view. I recommend it 100%

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We'd love to have your family back any time.
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5

Perfect vacation for little children

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying in this cozy house!

Ten minute drive to get to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and ten minutes to go the opposite direction to Capitola, plus the property is only minutes from a small beach, not to mention beachfront restaurants nearby in all direction.

The house Is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood, and everyone respects the 'quiet' code, which was great for our little ones who needed their sleep after a long Boardwalk day.

Loved the zen garden all around. Highly recommend to everyone especially with children in tow!! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation home! The house is beautiful and in immaculate condition. It is outfitted with everything you could possibly need, big and small. From bicycles and Beach supplies to the zip lock bags. The house is awash with sunlight and with all the windows open it is unbelievably pleasant. Spacious and accommodating with loads of towels and nice sheets. Beautifully appointed. My husband and I and our three grown children had an incredibly delightful stay. Two block walk to A gorgeous beach. In a great area close to some good restaurants in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Twin Lakes beach rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year and our week was just as enjoyable as the previous two years. This home is comfortable and thoughtfully, well-stocked with everything we needed. We highly recommend this home; it is convenient, close to everything we wanted to do and a great neighborhood for our family vacation. The owner/manager was so easy and wonderful to work with-- we've just been so thrilled to find this great spot! Definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Mineta San Jose international Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Amtrak San Jose
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Aldo's Harbor Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Twin Lakes
Car: necessary

Charter services, including fishing, diving, photographic, whale watching and wildlife excursions are available as well as fresh seafood straight from the boat. Check with the Santa Cruz Harbor for more details. Aldo's restaurant is across the harbor just a short 5 minute drive. Aldo's is a local favorite for breakfast with a view. The Harbor Cafe is quite a special catch as well. The sea worthy ambiance, bottomless mimosas and brunch are surely a meal worth writing home about. Of course there are several sights to see at the Beach Boardwalk. There is a new ride this summer called the Undertow! A one of a kind spinning roller coaster. A must see. Downtown Santa Cruz has so many great shops from O'Neils, and Pacific Surf to our favorite Bookshop Santa Cruz. Don't miss Marini's famous salt water taffy and a cup of amazing Santa Cruz Roasting co. coffee.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$525
Fri,Sat
$2,875
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/linens $245 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday Week and Weekends 4 night min. $550/night for three of the nights, $495/night for other nights

a $350 fully refundable damage deposit. See agreement for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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