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Beautiful Neighborhood. So close to everything you desire.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Come and relax in our newly remodeled Santa Cruz home.

Our beautiful home is located in the Banana Belt area which is the first place to catch the sun.

Shipper's Retreat is close to everything. Within 5 minutes you can drive or walk to so many places: The Boardwalk, Beaches, fabulous restaurants, Yacht Harbor and so much more!

Our home is situated to meet your every need. We have an outdoor BBQ and ping pong table. There are 3 very large bedrooms. The Master suite & bath is approximately 600 sq. feet. There is a private sitting area and TV along with a California King bed. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with two queen sized mattresses. The 3rd bedroom has a queen sized bed. There is also a fold out mattress if needed as well. The living room features a fireplace and gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and gas stove. The couch pulls out into a queen sized mattress as well. Finally there is a media room to watch your favorite movies or sports on our flat screen TV.

In our home we have many condiments which are available for you to use. Our gourmet

kitchen has all the equipment and comfort of home. We often entertain while cooking as family and guests sit at our granite counter.

When you're ready to head out, we have beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels for you to use. If you want to stay in we have an xbox in our media room and a backyard play set for the kids.

You won't find a house more comfortable or in a better location to everything.

More Details

Holly and Mark Schipper
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About Holly and Mark Schipper

The Schipper's are 3rd generation family from Santa Cruz. We have built a beautiful, comfortable home which we love to share with others. Mark works in the computer industry and Holly as a teacher. We have enjoyed Living in Santa Cruz very much. During the summer months, we travel extensively and enjoy meeting people from around the world. We work hard to ensure that your stay in Santa Cruz is an enjoyable one!

Holly and Mark Schipper purchased this house in 1995

Why Holly and Mark Schipper chose Bananna Belt

Let our home become your home away! We live in such a great area of Santa Cruz. The 'Eastside' or 'Banana Belt' area is close to many great shopping spots such as Staff of Life, Whole Foods, and Synergy shopping outlet. There are many quaint boutiques and some great restaurants such as the Crepe Place or Llilians Italian- all within a short 5 min. walk.

Our family frequently walks to the Yacht Harbor or Twin Lakes Beach through the secluded area of Arana Gulch. The Crows Nest restaurant or Cafe El Palomar are two great spots to enjoy a fine dinner or some tapas while on the beach. Aldo's is just across the Harbor on the other side.

Downtown Santa Cruz or Capitola are both within a 5 min. drive. Both offer great shopping and fine cuisine.

Basically, our house is located to so very much: The Boardwalk, Beaches, the Redwoods, Golf courses, Yacht Harbor and so much more!

We have boogie boards, beach chairs, and towels.

What makes this house unique

Our home has a cozy, relaxed feel to it. Come and unwind while sipping tea on our back porch. Eat fresh veggies from our extensive garden or enjoy a hot tub after a day at the beach.


Bananna Belt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Neighborhood. So close to everything you desire.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

The home is very spacious and clean. Every appliance you might need to cook if you cook at home.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! This home is very family oriented. It is obvious very caring family lives here. Within 20 minutes of arrival, our 2 year old was dressed up in one of the play dresses and playing calico critters in the bedroom. Games galore, and we even discovered some we haven't played before that we will make a part of our stack at home. Beds are very comfy, and every bedroom is spacious. There is a terrific play area for the children in back, a ping pong table for the older children. This was made to be a home away from home.

Holly and Mark made this a wonderful Thanksgiving for our family. dcl

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make the house as clean and comfortable as possible for all of our guests. We are so happy that Donna and her wonderful family had a good time!
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I have an amazing time. The house was beautiful more than comfortable everybody enjoyed themselves. Can't wait to go again it was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Home In a Great Area

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 people (5 Adults - 4 Children) stay in the home and felt very comfortable. The home was much more roomy than what we expected from the pictures. We didn't really use the entertainment room but it was nice with a large TV. There are 3 bedrooms - the master bedroom is very nice and roomy with a great attached bathroom - one had a large bunk bed (maybe a queen sized) and one room with a queen bed. We spent much of our time in the backyard where we could sit and BBQ. We were within a couple of mile of the beach and boardwalk. We took Uber due to the cost of parking and it worked well. There are multiple grocery stores within walking distance of this home. We had a couple of questions during our stay and the owners responded quickly. This home is very nice and I recommend this home to anyone wanting a nice place for a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County

Comfort with convenience

  • 5 of 5

Our large family stay in this home with lots of room to spread out and a bed for everyone. Each room is clean and comfy. A popular spot to relax was the oversized window seat in the front room. The media room is awesome and has everything you need to enjoy a movie or play video games. The kitchen is overstocked with all your essentials plus more. Outside there is a great grill, nice patio furniture, a hot tub (needs a little work, but still has a lot of life) it fits 4 adults comfortably. A swing set and an awesome ping pong table. There are board games galore in the middle bedroom and a couple of bikes to Cruz around on. It took about 10 min to drive to the boardwalk and 20 min to get to Felton to ride the train. We had a fantastic stay and would highly recommend this home. The only thing that would make it better was if it was walking distance to the beach...pretty far walk. We felt very fortunate to find such a great home for a fair price. Plus, the schipper's were extremely easy to communicate with and very responsive!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Perfect place for a family in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay in this lovely three-bed house with everything we could have possibly wanted. It was fully stocked and even had a piano - a real plus since we love playing the piano. Close to restaurants and shops and an easy drive to the beach. It was a great base from which to explore the region for four adults and a four-year old.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fresno, California

Beautiful home, good neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautiful! It had many updates. The owners were so kind and easy to work with. There were tons of board games, bikes, ping pong table, and of course the hot tub. I went with my married children & their spouses, plus our 8 month old granddaughter. We were able to walk to nearby grocery store, and dinner at Lillian's. My only qualm was the bunk bed room. It wasn't the best fit for our adult sized family, and I do wish it were closer to a beach. Other than that, it was a beautiful property with much to recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Santa Cruz is a wonderful beach community that has so much to offer. Shipper's Retreat is close all that Santa Cruz has to offer wether if entails sailing, biking, shopping, or going out to fabulous restaurants. Located in the Banana Belt area, Our home gets the sun first.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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