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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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.

More Details

Sheree Kirby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Sheree Kirby

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!

Sheree Kirby purchased this house in 2012


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair 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
  • Guest bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile bath, floor
    Guest bathroom downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tile bath, floor
    Master bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower , Dual sinks, stone bottom shower, separate throne room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Seating, Flat Screen TV, computer desk, back deck off master
    Upstairs guest - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV, dressers, closet
    Downstairs guest - 2 bunk bed , TV, dresser, closet, underbed storage
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Outdoor shower Outdoor fire pit Back patio built-in grill


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Brand New Home Available for Rent -- Three Minute Walk to the Sand!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Hands down the best beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with everything that you could possibly need. Just being your neccessitoes and yourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Impressive ! Like home ... Actually much better.

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were great and stayed in contact.

The house is like brand new. Must go back.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great indoor/outdoor relationship. This home is perfect for family dinners around the fire pit!

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property: Like new condition with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Like new property completely furnished and tastefully designed.

Well equipped with extras: Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels etc. Beds are comfortable and plenty of towels and staples like TP, bath soap, laundry supplies etc. Walking distance to Twin Lakes beach and lots of restaurants and a small store for quick supplies. The Twin Lakes area is our favorite place to stay in Santa Cruz.

The owner is great to work with and provides excellent directions for everything. I highly recommend this property and we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Beautiful and updated home.

  • 5 of 5

Had such an amazing time at Kirby Cove. Plenty of room for a family of 6. The Kirbys are so accommodating. We brought everything, but they had so many of the things that we had there that we really didn't need to bring most of the things that we did. The gift of S'mores was such a pleasant welcome. We highly recommend Kirby Cove.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming beach house close to the water!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful-- with every square inch maximized for space and charm! And I love that we had our toes in the sand with just a three-minute walk. It's also great to have restaurants so close that there's no need to drive. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
De Laveaga Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Harbor Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.23 Miles
Twin Lakes


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring-Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Sep 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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