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Brand New Home Available for Rent -- Three Minute Walk to the Sand!

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Enjoy Kirby Kove, a three-bedroom, three-bath, sanctuary in Twin Lakes!

Location: Santa Cruz, Central Coast, California, USA (33 minutes to the San Jose Airport) View Map
Accommodations: Master Bedroom (queen), Guest Bedroom (2 twins) and Guest Bedroom (two sets of bunkbeds); 3 baths.

(Sleeps 8)

Our new home is located in a quiet, family neighborhood, a short three-minute walk to the highly-rated, local favorite Twin Lakes Beach. Only a five-minute walk to the yacht harbor and popular Crow’s Nest Restaurant and activity rentals, and a fifteen-minute walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Location is excellent for family outings, beachcombing, kayaking, paddleboarding, jogging, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball, evening bonfires, and viewing incredible sunsets.

For your convenience, our home is fully furnished with all kitchenware, linens, bath towels, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, cable, four televisions, DVD player. The kitchen features a gas range and convection oven, convection microwave, refrigerator with ice and hot and cold water, toaster oven, dishwasher, and more.

Perfect for families or a friends' getaway. The driveway easily accommodates two to three cars. In the backyard, enjoy a barbecue island, patio seating, and a fire pit.

Our cottage comes equipped with everything you need for a perfect time, at the beach, including boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels.

Stroll to the yacht harbor for sailing, kayaking, or stand-up paddling. Walk to the Crow’s Nest, El Palomar, or Johnny's Harborside for dinner. Or take in a concert on the sand in front of the boardwalk. The lovely beachside village of Capitola, a short drive from Kirby Kove, features a variety of restaurants and shops.

Santa Cruz is also a favorite for premium wine-tasting, world-class surfing, mountain biking, and hiking. Take a scenic 45-minute drive to Monterey and Carmel.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master : 1 queen

    Seating, Flat Screen TV, computer desk, back deck off master...moreless

  • Upstairs guest: 2 twin/ single

    Flat screen TV, dressers, closet...moreless

  • Downstairs guest: 2 bunk bed

    TV, dresser, closet, underbed storage...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest bathroom upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tile bath, floor...moreless

  • Guest bathroom downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tile bath, floor...moreless

  • Master bathroom upstairs: toilet, shower

    Dual sinks, stone bottom shower, separate throne room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor fire pit Back patio built-in grill


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 flat screens One regular ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Sand Toys (located in backyard barbecue island)...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Three minute walk to sand at Twin Lakes Beach. Twelve-minute walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Round table seats 8. Additional two seats at breakfast bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 Gas Fireplaces -- living room and master...moreless

  • Garage:

    One Car Garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Warm Floor Radiant Heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living Room -- Bifolding La Contina Door -- opens to backyard ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway comfortably fits 2 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked utensils, cookware, dishtowels ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE Cafe Dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open Kitchen, Quartz Countertops, Sea Glass Tile , Breakfast Bar...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Convection Microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    GE Cafe Convection Oven -- warming drawer...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, Condiments, Coffee...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE Cafe French Door -- ice, hot and cold water...moreless

  • Stove:

    Island GE Cafe Gas Range and hood ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Decks -- large deck upstairs, second deck off master...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back garden, backyard Fire pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor Kitchen, gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Umbrellas...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring-Summer 2017
May 20 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $160 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%


Refundable 60 days prior to date of arrival. Otherwise refundable (less $150) for the days ultimately re-rented.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/10/2017
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33 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose Airport
0.35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crow's Nest
3.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
De Laveaga Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor Cafe
0.23 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twin Lakes

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We bought a small, quaint cottage in Twin Lakes because we have always loved this neighborhood. When we decided that we would like to eventually retire in this charming community, we began making plans to rebuild a new home with all the comforts for us and our guests to enjoy. Our three bedroom, three bath home, Kirby Kove, is located within walking distance to so many of our favorite places and activities: boogie boarding at Twin Lakes Beach; sunsets, drinks, dinners, and dancing at the Crow's Nest Restaurant; sailing and stand-up paddling the Yacht Harbor; concerts and rides at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; beach volleyball, coffee at Java Junction; and breakfast at the local favorite, the Harbor Cafe. The best thing is that all we have to do is park our cars, unload our groceries, and enjoy. If we want to visit the shops and restaurants of Capitola or downtown Santa Cruz, they're just a short drive away. All Monterey has to offer, including the world famous Aquarium, golf courses, and 17-mile drive are only a 40-minute scenic drive along the coast. We appreciate the opportunity to relax and enjoy all that Santa Cruz and the surrounding communities have to offer, and we hope you will too!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/10/2017

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  • Welcome to Kirby Kove!

    Welcome to Kirby Kove!

  • Kitchen Dining Room

    Kitchen Dining Room

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Upstairs Guest Bathroom

    Upstairs Guest Bathroom

  • Upstairs Master Fireplace, TV, Workspace

    Upstairs Master Fireplace, TV, Workspace

  • Large Upstairs Deck

    Large Upstairs Deck

  • Backyard Kitchen, Seating, Fire Pit

    Backyard Kitchen, Seating, Fire Pit

  • Backyard at Night

    Backyard at Night

  • View of Boardwalk from a Paddleboard

    View of Boardwalk from a Paddleboard

  • Twin Lakes Beach House on Edge of Sea

    Twin Lakes Beach House on Edge of Sea

  • Front of House

    Front of House

  • Living Room to Backyard

    Living Room to Backyard

  • Downstairs Guest Room

    Downstairs Guest Room

  • Upstairs Guest Room

    Upstairs Guest Room

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

    Upstairs Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

  • Garden


  • Twin Lakes Beach Lighthouse

    Twin Lakes Beach Lighthouse

  • Beach Early Evening

    Beach Early Evening

VRBO #472857

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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