680 sq ft one bedroom vacation rental with top of the line amenities: fully stocked gourmet kitchen, sumptuous bathroom, and cozy and romantic bedroom with new memory foam mattress. Ideally suited for an adult couple traveling alone, or with well-behaved pets. Works equally well for short or longer term visits. Eastlake Victorian carriage house, architecturally stunning. Owner received green design award for historic renovation. This unit exudes the charm of a bygone era, but has all the conveniences of modern living. Balcony overlooks main property, garden, and scenic West Cliff Drive. Peek ocean view from balcony. Private on-site parking and plenty of privacy, yet only minutes away from world-class dinning, a dream-like 10k jog/run/stroll right outside your doorstep, scenic vistas, and many opportunities to recreate and enjoy the great outdoors. Owner provides complimentary coffee, decaf, tea, and beverages for your consumption. Garage space available for storage of larger items, and washer/dryer available for longer term guests. Strictly no smoking, please. Pets are cordially welcome for an additional fee.
- Cottage650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, oceanfront
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- within a few hours
- English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
Extroverted host seeks fun-loving guests who are interested in exploring the wonderland of Santa Cruz, California. My goal is to make your stay a memorable one. I love animals, especially well-behaved ones, and pet companions are always welcome in my vacation rentals!
Khristina purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Khristina chose Santa Cruz
Location, location, location! I never thought I would find myself living in a frilly Victorian---I am more the mid-century, post-modern type---but I have grown to love and appreciate the historic nature of my home and it's architectural style. And the view isn't bad, either. :-) I would say this vacation rental is most ideally suited to guests who are seeking non-standard lodging/accommodation that is superbly situated.
What makes this Cottage unique
Landmark property registered on the National directory as 'Epworth-by-the-sea'. The carriage house was actually used to house a buggy and horses during the late 1800's. The bottom floor has been converted into a garage and storage; the top floor is the rental unit. Many of the original design features remain, including rough hewn floors made with redwood harvested from the Santa Cruz mountains more than 100 years ago. We are pet friendly (fees apply---please let us know in advance), and four-legged visitors seems to enjoy the area quite a bit. Off leash dog beach less than half a mile from the property. This property works exceptionally well for longer term guests seeking a home away from home. Guests booking for 30 nights or more are exempt from paying Transient Occupancy Tax (normally 11% of rental cost for stays less than 30 days). We are happy to adjust your rental quote accordingly for longer stays...just ask!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy, convenient, and lovely!
The carriage house was exactly what we were looking for. It’s cozy and the ideal size for the two of us and our two dogs. You are in the middle of Santa Cruz and only steps to the water, but also protected from the noise and commotion of the street by the main house. The kitchen and bathroom are stunning and thoughtfully stocked with anything you could need. The rain shower is heaven. The balcony is perfect for two people to enjoy a morning coffee or after dinner drink. You even get a partial view of the water. Simply perfect! Khristina responds promptly to all communication and ensures her guests feel welcome and at home. Highly recommend!
Property was beautiful, well equipped and close to the sites of Santa Cruz. Great, cozy, clean
Loved our stay. Some screens on windows would have helped keep the mosquitoes out on nice cool evenings. Other than that the place was great and the owner was friendly and attentive to our needs. Can’t beat the location and proximity to beach, surf, and endless walking or biking trails. We loved it and will be back again.
A private, quiet, getaway. Right next to the madness!
We had a lovely stay. This gem is
delightfully self contained for your down time. Even better though, is that it is perfectly closer to loads of touristy stuff. That's not a sarcastic comment.
We had excellent seafood and craft cocktails within a 10 minute walk from the unit. We were able to walk to the downtown movie theater in 20 minutes! I definitely recommend staying here.
I might also mention that the owner of the unit was delightful but not invasive. This was a great stay!
Tremendous location + peaceful apartment loft
My wife and I loved the location within the city near the cliffs and the ocean. The upstairs one bedroom apartment loft is very impressively (and recently) renovated, quiet, and relaxing. The degree of privacy with nothing but a garage below us was awesome. Parking that was immediately next to our unit was very convenient. We highly recommend this place!
We couldn't have been more pleased with our host, Khristina, her beautiful carriage house, and the fabulous location. We will definitely be coming back!
Lovely and Peaceful Weekend
Cozy space, nicely decorated and just minutes walk from water. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thanks, Khristina!
Easy stroll to Municipal Wharf, Boardwalk, Casino/Arcade, SC Surf Museum, off-leash dog beaches, and so much more. We are located on scenic West Cliff Drive, in close proximity to the best of what Santa Cruz has to offer, rain or shine. We'd love to host your next visit!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We believe in legitimacy and transparency. The local 11% City of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Tax will be added to all bookings less than 30 nights in duration. Please note that $75 pet fee is PER PET, but we will often adjust or waive additional fees for longer stays, or if you plan on bringing more than one animal companion with you.