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Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


Fully stocked amenities in our cozy large one bedroom, one full bath cottage. Master suite opens out to the terrace, has a spacious walk-in closet, full bath, tub and shower, high ceilings and 100 percent cotton bedding and linens. Brand new queen size sealy pillow top mattress, desk, brand new XL Sealy twin bed...

Living room also a full size extremely comfortable futon that converts into a full size bed, and a regular couch that is NOT a pull out sleeper..

There is a ceiling fan in the living room, keeps it extremely comfortable!

Included is a smart TV, unlimited netflix, cable tv WITH HBO AND SHOWTIME.

We also have a pack and play for your toddler/baby to sleep in, and a high chair.

The kitchen is fully stocked for all of your cooking needs; pots, pans, gas stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, blender,toaster oven, toaster, and Kuerig coffee pot with plenty of coffee pods, spices, and many extra amenities to save you added trips to the store.

French doors open to your private terrace, including 4 chaise lounge chairs, separate patio table and chairs, full size Weber BBQ, outdoor propane for bbq and outdoor fire pit, 2 patio umbrellas, and plenty of storage for your bikes, surf boards, and anything else you want to keep secure while you're exploring our beautiful Santa Cruz and Monterey coast.

Friendly, quiet and non-shedding pets are welcome. We ask that you notify us prior to your arrival if you are bringing a pet, to be sure you have read our pet policy in advance.

The yard is set back, off the street, very quiet and secure.

We include the use of two bikes and helmets, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and beach toys for the little ones. We also have patio toys for little ones, cozy coupe, and sand toys.

This is a perfect home away from home for a family with up to two children, a romantic retreat, girls get-a-way, family reunion, college graduation, or a business traveler.

The house is set far back, giving you total privacy and a lovely yard/patio to entertain on, or just relax and watch the stars at night.

We are walking distance to the Santa Cruz Harbor, Arana Gulch, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Only a 5-10 minute drive to UCSC, to Nisene Marks State Park, and many other state parks all within a five mile radius....for amazing hiking in the redwood forest..A quick 20 min. drive up the coast you'll enjoy viewing elephant seals and the best windsurfing our state has to offer.

Only 45 minutes south of us you'll be in Monterey, enjoying the amazing and must-see Monterey Bay Aquarium, and 10 more minutes south you can see where the pros golf…Pebble Beach Golf course!!! If you'd rather the big city, San Francisco is 1 hour north of us.

We have world class wineries all around us!!!

Make it a wine tasting weekend, and enjoy what our Santa Cruz mountains have to offer!!!

You'll love our location because we avoid all of the beach traffic, given our prime location, yet easy access to everything.

We are only a couple minutes off the freeway, but set in a very quiet, safe, and friendly neighborhood.

We are also one 1/2 block from a nearby park, for your pooch, or a longer walk to Frederick street park, a legal off leash dog park, and just above the harbor...also a fun kid play structure park!

In the Seabright neighborhood, we are centrally located to walk to many wonderful restaurants in the Seabright area, as well as Whole Foods, New Leaf grocery store, and our favorite, Shoppers Corner grocery store, and The Buttery! Yum!

More Details

Daisy Shoe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Daisy Shoe

My husband and I have raised 4 kids here! This is the neighborhood my husband grew up in, and now our kids! They are all grown now, but come home when they can! Our yard is our haven...lots of singing birds and gorgeous plants! It is our sanctuary!

The ocean is my sanctuary too, and I visit it almost everyday.

When not at the the ocean, I walk my dog down to the harbor everyday..or we go into the redwoods, hiking a trail, and enjoying the peace and beauty of nature. WE both take advantage of our location, and walk or ride our bikes as much as possible. Its just so peaceful to be able to live this way!

My life motto is CARPE DIEM…Life is too short, we must embrace one another, eat well, live well, and play hard!!!

Daisy Shoe purchased this house in 1998

Why Daisy Shoe chose Seabright

Why here?


After living in various places all of my life, I fell in love with Santa Cruz 29 years ago..and plan to stay put!

We rarely leave our town, except to go to San Francisco once in a while, or Monterey. It's hard to leave a place that is so serene and beautiful. The weather is almost always perfect, and the people are very friendly.

There is beauty everywhere you look, from our rugged ocean to our majestic redwoods…So much beauty and things to do in the outdoors year-round, all within a 30 minute drive of one another. (most either walking distance, biking, or a 5 minute drive)!

We enjoy hosting our cottage as a way to meet new people, and sharing our love of our town, and all that she has to offer.

Our property is in the heart of Santa Cruz. We are in a quiet neighborhood, so at night, all you might hear are the waves crashing, or in the morning the birds singing. In the winter we usually hear the seals barking from the harbor and wharf.

In the summer, you can walk down to the Beach Boardwalk for their free summer concert series, (Friday and Saturday nights).

One block away is the Santa Cruz roller Rink..not just for kids!!!

Two blocks away is the Pacific Cultural Center (a world class Yoga institute).

We have numerous yummy restaurants around us, our library is one block away, three health food grocery stores are also within two blocks away, and the very best bakery in all of Santa Cruz, The Buttery, only 5 minutes away.

UCSC is 15 minutes away.

We also have easy freeway access, so you don't have to drive clear across town, (and get stuck in beach traffic) to get from point A to point B.

The Soquel Mountains have a huge variety of vineyards, and they are only 15 minutes away!

There is always something new to discover, and if all you want to do is chill, our cottage provides that, or go hang out at the Crows Nest at the Harbor (sailboat races are every Wednesday afternoon...great place to watch!)…and ENJOY AND RELAX

What makes this house unique

Our beach cottage is situated in the back of our 1/4 acre property.. IMMACULATE, extremely private, SUPER QUIET…serene. You have your own private entrance, private yard/patio, and designated off street parking in the driveway.

The cottage is new construction, well insulated, extremely quiet, private, and peaceful.

We only use eco-freindly products when cleaning, so there will never be any harsh chemical smells.We only use Meyers Clean Day, or hot water and scents.

With the charm and tranquility of taking you away…Decorated in a beach theme, high ceilings, fully equipped kitchen..electric griddle, gas stove and oven, coffee maker with coffee, blender, toaster-oven, ipod/ipad charger/player, all the do-dads you could need while cooking..painted with custom colors, it is just beautiful.

The patio has both sun and shade, and is quite large. We also provide an outdoor fire pit, outdoor party lights to enjoy our peaceful evenings,a brand new Weber gas BBQ, and two cruiser bicycles...with helmets and lock. ( we might be able to rustle up one or two more bikes if you need them, just ask)..

We also have to SUP (stand up paddle boards) that you may borrow if you ask.

Our cottage has loads of charm and coziness!

All of our neighbors are quiet, and respectful of one another. This is a lovely home that invites relaxation and roominess.


Seabright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bath, tub/shower combo. Bright, sunny, good ventilation. Tiled floors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Master bedroom has both queen size bed and XL twin bed..both extremely comfortable. Living room has a very comfortable full size futon, and a regular couch.(not a pull-out)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you are looking for a tranquil, comfortable, spotless home, close to everything, here it is! This property is a home away from home. We want you to feel like you've been welcomed by a family friend, with all the amenities of home. THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE!!! Be prepared to provide ID on arrival, verifying both age and who is staying at the property. If you show up with more than the number of people you booked the property, you will be turned away... The owner lives on the property, in the front house. We ask that outdoor activities (noise) end after 9:00 pm. to be mindful for everyone's peace and quiet in the evening..(including our neighbors) We are available by text or phone, and am happy to assist in making your stay as comfortable as possible...that being said, you have complete privacy, and are left alone unless you request assistance for something. There will be an assortment of treats & goodies to greet you when you arrive. This is a special spot, ENJOY!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Amazing Place with Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this lovely, private cottage. Everything was perfect. Easily one of the best places we have ever rented on VRBO. Extremely kid-friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's was a pleasure meeting All of you! We love hosting small families.. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Santa Cruz!
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Sweet Santa Cruz Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this little home-away-from-home! We loved the full kitchen with its adorable gas stove, the spacious patio, and the comfortable beds. We took walks at the nearby Arana Gulch open space trails and enjoyed the quiet neighborhood close to shopping. We loved staying so close to home at a place that truly felt like home. And the hospitality of the hosts was exceptional. Thank you for accommodating our family and pets!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your amazing review. We are sl glad you felt at home, and enjoyed your time with us! All the very best to your family!..We look forward to hosting future friends that come for a visit.
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Perfect Beach Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our 3 night stay in Santa Cruz. We have a 2 year old son and the space was perfect for us! The patio was extremely nice since we could let him go out and play while we got ready for the day.

Location, location, location! We were able to walk everywhere. Beach, downtown, grocery store, coffee shop, etc. It was fantastic!

Nikki was a fantastic host- best I've had with a VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Pricey Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the whole thing. Location was great, host's hospitality was generous, lodging was comfortable and pleasant, clean and quiet neighborhood. It's also close to some great hiking areas as well as shopping and restaurants. I don't know what else we could ask for.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. You are always welcome back!
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Lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully decorated and our hosts, Nikki and Ron went out of their way to make our family of four feel welcomed. I plan to return to Santa Cruz in the near future and this will definitely be my accommodation of choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It means everything to us to know our guests feel at home, and are very comfortable. We look forward to your next visit!
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Perfect Santa Cruz Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nikki's place is super clean, well organized and in a fantastic location! Highly recommend!!!!! We will stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Jose airport and Monterey airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Seabright Brewery
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Santa Cruz harbor
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Delaveaga Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Metro center amtrak thru bus station
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hwy 1 @ Morrissey ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lillians Italian Kitchen
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Seabright Beach
Car: not necessary

Cozy large beach cottage-sleeps up to 4, completely private, separate entrance and private patio.

1 large master bedroom (queen bed and a XL Twin bed), walk-in closet, full bath, and firm futon couch in living room along with a regular non-pull out couch.

The cottage has it's own dedicated entrance, private patio, 4 chaise lounge chairs and table and chairs to enjoy outdoor dining.



Enclosed patio allows for secure storage of bikes, surfboards, etc…

Private driveway for secure parking.

We live in the front house and are a phone call away.

We are in the Seabright neighborhood…One mile from beach, harbor, Beach Boardwalk, 1 mile from Downtown Santa Cruz. ..great 5 minute walk to Arana Gulch and down to the Harbor!!!

Perfect for biking, walking, or a short drive to all of the hot spots. Hop on hwy 1 to either San Francisco or Monterey for the day. There are amazing eateries within 3 blocks of us, as well as many state parks for serene hiking or mountain biking…Needless to say we have world class surfing too!

There is an off-leash dog park walking distance from us (Frederick street park), and we can help you with where to go in Santa Cruz that allows pets…Santa Cruz is very pet friendly, as we are, since we have a hound! (She lives in her private yard, and loves everyone!).

Public bus system is easily accessible. To get around you can bring or rent bikes, or borrow the 2 cruisers that we have for your use.

Our cottage is for couples, families with 1-2 children, a small group of friends maximum of 4. (girls retreat, writing group, artist retreat).

Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and serene.

We are:

5 -10 minutes drive to UCSC

5 -10 minutes drive to Capitola

45 min. drive to San Jose Airport

1 hour to San Francisco airport

1.25 hours to San Francisco

45 minutes to Monterey

1 hour to Carmel

1 1/2 hours to BIG SUR

10 minutes to The Mystery Spot

5 minute drive to the Boardwalk

5-10 minute walk to the harbor

10-15 minute walk to Frederick street park, off-leash dog park, and separate children's play structure park above the harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

NON SMOKING PROPERTY ONLY* we do not rent to smokers*

MONTHLY RATES*low season only* $2950/mo.

~equivalent to $98/night for long term rates!~

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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