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Sanctuary 7 Minutes to Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedrm, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8, sofa bed, 2 30' x 6' tri-fold futons, 2 Sofas

Located in the sunny banana belt of Santa Cruz, this 1,400 sq. ft. single level home has a floor plan with an open living and dining space, living room with 1 sofa and 1 convertible sofa to bed that sleeps 2, hardwood floors throughout with area rugs, tiled bathroom, Brightly lit with many windows looking onto the pond courtyard and skylights that brighten the kitchen and bathroom. There are large sliding windows in the two Bedrooms, one with queen sized bed, one with double bed, large Sun room with 10 clerestory windows with a sofa. One Bathroom with Shower, Driveway and street Parking, Private Court Yard with Koi Pond and garden for your pleasure and reflection, very private Patio Entrance, Fireplace, WIFI, Panasonic Smart 50' Cable TV/DVD and stereo (iPhone compatible), Full Kitchen needs, new stove and oven, Coffee Pot, Cooking Utensils, Pots/Pans, plates etc., outdoor gas BBQ grill, Laundry, Towels, Sheets, Washer/Dryer, grocery stores within walking.
By car, 7-9 Minutes to beach and Boardwalk or the wharf where seals are fun to watch.
This property is close to downtown for a shopping experience with 9 and 3 screen theaters and many wonderful restaurants, candy store, ice cream shops, the best cookie store and many stops for wine and craft beer appreciation and a locally owned and loved community book store,and family friendly McPherson Art and History Museum. You'll find many points of interest to make your stay in Santa Cruz so much fun.
Try your skills at paddle board or surfing in Monterey Bay. A fun way to spend the day loving the outdoors in Santa Cruz.
The harbor, many beaches and redwoods all within 15 minutes offer great views, sailing, surfing and hiking/walking opportunities.
Avid bicyclers will find many places to bike in Santa Cruz County.
The Pasatiempo, De Laveaga and Aptos Seascape Golf Courses are only minutes away. A disc golf course is part of that list.
Our wonderful permanent tenant resides in private granny unit behind this summer vacation rental.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person Renting must be 21 or over and staying in the home for the time contracted. Names of all adults 18 and over required....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be mindful of Koi Pond with young Children. Cover provided for pond safety. Please provide ages of children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor areas okay for smoking...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    small pets considered ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    All areas wheel chair accessible except for Laundry area. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Large Sliding window with two sets of blinds...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Clerestory Windows and large sliding window with Blinds ...moreless

  • Closets and drawers for clothes and possessions Front Room has a sofa bed, sleeps two, and a sofa, The sun room has a sofa as well as two 2.5'x6' Tri-fold Futons that may be set up in the sun room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large mirrored cabinet to keep toiletries...moreless

  • Tiled Bathroom with Large mirrored wall and tall cabinet with skylight and linen cabinet, ceiling fan and two shower heads, one over head and one hand held,...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 8 Beach Towels Provide 4 Beach Chairs 1 Large Cooler 1 Small cooler 2 Beach Umbrellas...moreless


  • Television:

    50' Panasonic Smart TV...moreless

  • Video Library


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    A second table is provided for seating up to 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in shared tenant space and second court yard...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Not in use during summer months...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall Heater with ceiling fan to distribute heat. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open space with ceiling fan and large windows with unique window vents...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway will accommodate two cars with ample street parkiing...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Located in shared tenant space and second court yard...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio in front yard and Garden/pond interior court yard...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden Areas at Entrance and Pond Area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas, 5 burner, Shared with full time tenant...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    A Boogie Board for body surfing Sand toys, buckets, shovels...moreless



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from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $135 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


+ Cleaning Fee $125 ($250 for stays greater than 2 weeks)

+ Security Deposit $500, refundable if all left in good order

+ Occupancy Tax 11% (required by Santa Cruz County)

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: 02/01/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I retired from the voice/data sales of a local communications company in 2011 followed by open heart surgery. I am an active father of three grown children and PapaMau to six grandchildren. I have dedicated much my life to community service and fund raising for a major non profit in Santa Cruz. I am a past president of the Santa Cruz Downtown Association, Santa Cruz Jaycees, and Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz AIDS Project. I served as Chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. I have been in the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz since 1979. I served 6 years in the California National Guard. Photography is a fun passion and a camera is always close at hand. My focus is on my health and my family. My travels include the Philippines, Figi, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Mexico and Paris. In the US I've been to Florida, New York, Chicago, DC, Maryland, Portland, Seattle, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Nevada and much of California. I am making plans for a third return to Paris. The other owner, Curt Keyer, is a retired manager of KMart. He's an avid hiker, gardener and foreign language student. His focus is to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Bananna Belt, Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
I was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. Our home on Pacheco Avenue is Centrally located to many attractions. For shopping we are in the middle between the unique ,Downtown, Pacific Garden Mall, the Capitola Mall and Capitola Village By The Sea. The Beach Boardwalk is 7 minutes by car, There are 29 miles of beaches in Santa Cruz County to choose from. UCSC is 3 miles away and easy to get to. We are close to North and South Freeway access to Highway 1. San Jose Airport is 35 minutes drive traffic permitting. Monterey and Carmel are a 45 minute drive South on Highway 1. There are Pasatiempo, De Laveaga and Aptos Seascape golf courses all within 15 minutes from our door. There is the wonderful wharf for shopping, strolling, watching sailboats and sea life under the pier. The harbor is minutes away to sail out of or watch the Wednesday Night Regata exhibit their wonderful display of sails from many beaches or the main beach at the boardwalk while the volley ball courts are in play. Hike in the Henry Cowell Redwood State Park no more than 15 minutes away. The county is popular for back road cyclists. The McPherson Art and History Museum is downtown and very family friendly. Play volleyball on the main beach next to the Boardwalk. Favorite restaurants are:Shadow Brook, Surf Rider, Crow's Nest, Aldo's, Gilda's, Tequila Sunrise, Betty's Burgers, Rosie McCann, Pizza My Heart and many many more. Coffee shops are everywhere. Try a new one every day. Shop at our favorite locally owned grocery, Shopper's Corner, and across the street from them, a favorite bakery, The Buttery. They're only a few blocks away. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are only minutes away. In Felton, about 20 minutes there is Roaring Camp. They feature riding their steam powered trains on a narrow gauge railway. It's fun for the entire family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Besides our central location, our home has a lovely Koi Pond featuring Koi that are more than 20 years old. We have an eclectic collection of art to enjoy and the central court yard provides a very private space to reflect and watch the koi as they weave through the water creating their own dance. The open floor plan gives you room to be away, yet near the action as preferred. The sun room is unique with 13 windows, many paintings and a wall mural of the hands of God and man. The patio entrance in front gives you yet another open space outside the front gate should you wish to enjoy the garden there. Our neighbors are also long time friends. The unique louvers around the windows add to the charm of our home. The inner court yard is actually an open air room, enhancing your surroundings. The front gate is high and provides a secure feeling within the home. The gate has a faux finish giving it a metalic look even tho it is wood.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/01/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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