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PRIVATE, FAMILY/PET FRIENDLY, WALKABLE TO EVERYTHING!!!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

LG. 1 BED Cottage, COMPLETELY PRIVATE, 1 MILE TO BEACHES/ DOWNTOWN & UCSC

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

Owner
Daisy Shoe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 Santa Cruz

Why here?

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

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 vinegar...no 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.

Amenities

Seabright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bath, tub/shower combo. Bright, sunny, good ventilation. Tiled floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 conversion twin size couch, and a regular couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Oakland, CA
5

Cute, decorated adorably, well stocked & best hospitality from the owners!

  • 5 of 5

This is such an adorable beach cottage. While it's not on the beach, you feel like you are from the way it is decorated! Large patio makes it feel like the cottage is very spacious! Every thing you could need is made available.

Upon arrival we had a lovely charcuterie plate waiting for us! There were bikes to borrow (which we did!), boogie boards, and beach chairs too! The patio has a little fire pit and you can choose between wood or propane! Twinkly lights all around for a fun atmosphere as well!

The Cottage is located at the back of the owner's house and they have a lovely dog named Daisy. They are available for any questions or needs and always responded right away! Think you forgot something? No you didn't, there are plenty of extras in the well stocked bathroom and kitchen.

Ready to hit the beach or boardwalk? Hop on a bike and it's a quick, less than 10 minute, ride down. Santa Cruz is a biking town and almost every street I drove on had a bike lane. I'm not one to ride bikes in the street normally but I felt totally comfortable doing so here!

As you can tell, we enjoyed our stay very much! We couldn't have asked for a nicer spot to explore Santa Cruz from.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review! It means a lot to us to know that our guests have the best possible experience. It was a pleasure meeeting you, and e look forward to your next visit!
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5

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place was very clean and enviting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our 10 month old really enjoyed our stay. Daisy was very helpful yet respectful of our space. We felt very well taken care of and would certainly stay here again given the chance

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing private retreat! Very quiet and safe :)

  • 5 of 5

Nikki,

Thank you for a memorable few days in your lovely cottage! From the wonderful Chareuterie plate, to the most delicious pastries and the very thoughtful birthday cake for my husband! This was our very first VRBO experience and stay in Santa Cruz. I felt so spoiled here that I am afraid our next VRBO experience will not live up to these standards! You truly want for nothing. Anything I could imagine, Nikki had it! Thank you for welcoming Mr. Snitter, he had a blast and felt at home. We hope to be back and let our friends and neighbors know about our wonderful VRBO experience :) :) Hector, Donna and Mr. Snitter

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the little extras!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and secluded. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Welcoming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very private and charming cottage where the hosts's attention to anticipating your every need was addressed. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

A FULLY NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.

WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY FOR WELL-BEHAVED DOGS...NON-BARKING, AND FRIENDLY.

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.

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Rates & Availability

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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.

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