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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, oceanfront

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 brand new memory foam mattress. Ideally suited for an adult couple traveling alone, or with well-behaved pets. Works 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. 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 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 welcome for an additional fee.

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Khristina

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, esp well-behaved ones, and pet companions are always welcome in my vacation rentals!

Khristina purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Khristina chose Westside

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!


Westside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom comes stocked with toiletries and extra linens. Baseboard heater, ventilation fan, skylight, and magnifying mirror complete the space. Hairdryer also included. Marble tiled shower and high-end bathroom hardware (rain showerhead as well as hand held showerhead options) imported from England complete the vintage feel!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom is small, but very comfy and well appointed. There is a skylight above the bed and a small wardrobe closet, plus a nightstand and a luggage rack. Large window provides excellent ventilation and air flow. Reading sconces located on either side of bed. Iron and ironing board available upon request.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Modest discounts given for weekday stays, and for stays of three nights or more during the off season...just ask. Also, this units works very successfully for longer-term guests, and stays of 30+ nights include a complimentary housekeeping service for no additional charge. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ IMPOSES AN 11% TRANSIENT OCCUPANY TAX ON ALL STAYS LESS THAN 30 NIGHTS. Monthly rentals are exempt from paying this tax.


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Historic 1887 Carriage House Located On Landmark Property
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really loved our stay in this great carriage house. I loved the décor and proximity to the beach and wharf. We loved it so much we already booked another date! Everything was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN


  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to the carriage house & my third to the rentals available at this location. I couldn’t be more pleased! I loved having a peak at Monterey Bay from the windows & sweet balcony. The carriage house is beautifully appointed and is a perfect West Cliff location to enjoy Santa Cruz. Khristina is a delight too! I’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage/carriage house with amazing access to nature, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was the most special place to stay in! I loved the history/character combined with the perfect access to nature ... peak ocean views, going to sleep with the sounds of sea lions, the ocean and the birds. Beyond this, Kristina was an amazing hostess - readily available and accessible, wanted to ensure we were well support. The location if amazing! We will definitely stay again and have recommended to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, and Daisy were an absolute delight to host, and I'll look forward to your return visit!
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Really enjoyed our time here.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely guest house close to everything. Khristina was a perfect hostess. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Sea-side Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Carriage House. The property exceeded our expectations! Very comfortable with all the amenities we needed during our stay. We were in town for a family reunion and the location was perfectly situated between our family's homes in Santa Cruz, Soquel and Scotts Valley. We especially loved walking our Pomeranian along West Cliff Drive in the morning and evenings. Close to beautiful vistas and beaches. And a short bike ride away from the hip and cool west end with dining and wine tasting options. Rexford Winery is a must stop. Khristina is a perfect hostess, very welcoming and kind to us and our Pom. We are already planning a return visit and will surely stay with Khristina again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cupertino, Ca

Best location

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite place to stay in Santa Cruz. Everything was perfect. The drinks, coffee and condiments were a special treat. The shower was amazing and the bathroom amenities deluxe.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Admission free amusement park located three blocks away from the carriage house! Great peop...
Steamer Lane
World class waves to be enjoyed by surfing enthusiasts and the casual observer alike
Natural Bridges State Beach
To run from the carriage house down to Natural Bridges and back is a perfect 10K (a bit over...
Crow's Nest Restaurant
Great place for a cocktail or dinner located on a scenic part of the SC coast and overlookin...
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
1/4 mile walk from the carriage house. Small, but very charming and informative.
Verve Coffee
Local, hipster fave. :-) GREAT, full bodied coffee roasted on premises in downtown SC.
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Great independent bookstore located downtown on Pacific Avenue. Open until 10:00 most nights...
West Cliff Drive
The most scenic street in all of Santa Cruz, and conveniently, the same street you vacation ...
Shopper's Corner Inc
Great independent market good for gourmands. An excellent wine selection and butcher counter.
The Penny Ice Creamery
The best ice cream in Santa Cruz or ANY place, for that matter. Charming little shop locate...
A favorite new pizzeria and eatery located on the Westside. Local ingredients, expert prepa...
New Leaf Community Markets
Great selection of local, organic produce and health foods. Locations downtown and Westside...
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Located in the neighboring town of Capitola, but well worth the 15 minute drive. Delectable ...
Cafe Brasil
Wonderful Brazilian eatery open for breakfast and lunch daily. The long lines out front mov...
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Aquarius; Ideal
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

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!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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