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20 Steps from BEST Beach, Huge deck & Ocean Views! New kitchen. Perfect getaway."""

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Enchanting! 3 Bed/2 Bath. Steps from the beach. Stunning views.

Stunning Ocean/beach views and just 2 houses from the BEST beach! No street to cross. Have the time of your life!

This one-of-a-kind historical Victorian/Queen Anne beach house will beckon you like the siren of the sea that she is and you won’t want to leave! All the charm of a romantic inn and the privacy and space of a well-appointed family home is yours as you relax on the huge roof-top deck taking-in the panoramic views of Monterey Bay and the expansive beach that sits just steps away. Watch whales, otters and dolphins frolic and pelicans soar right from the comfort of your chaise lounge.

The location couldn’t be better for sunny weather, boogie-boarding, nearby surfing, exploring tide pools and all around fun in the sun. Located at Santa Maria Beach/Live Oak and near Sunny Cove.

La Sirena offers everything you could need for a wonderful vacation.

-Open Kitchen/Dining and Family room showcase spectacular white-water Ocean views. Kitchen comes with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal right at home including a dishwasher and gas stove.

- The large Living room features a wood burning stove and an upright piano, an HDTV with DVD/Video player and more than 20 games for family fun.

-2 south-facing Decks: lower deck right-off the family room, features a large gas BBQ and built-in seating and a teak table & chairs; the large upper deck accessible via a spiral staircase features a round teak table & 8 chairs, 2 chaise lounges, 2 Adirondack chairs and a large umbrella and of course, the spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and beach.

- 3 bedrooms and 2 baths: Master Bedroom features queen-size pillow-top canopy iron bed, walk-in closet, private bathroom with a stall shower. Bedroom #2 features a queen bed, and a bunk bed with twin on top and full below. Bedroom #3 features a queen SleepNumber bed and a standard twin. There is also a sleeper sofa in the family room. The second bathroom with a shower over the tub is situated between bedrooms 2 & 3.

- HDTV & DVD/VCR cable + high-speed Wi-Fi/Internet provided.

- Washer/Dryer, a sheltered space for bikes, and Beach chairs & Beach umbrella are available for your convenience. Security alarm system.

- All linens and towels are provided.

Centrally located, you have just a couple minutes drive to Capitola Village & wharf, Pleasure Point, the Yacht Harbor, downtown Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & wharf. You can walk to nearby restaurants, convenient stores, and the Sunday farmers’ market. Famous surf spots the 'Hook' and 'Pleasure Point' and 41st Ave. cafes and boutiques, Capitola Mall and grocery stores are also just a short bike ride away.

La Sirena is perfect for a romantic getaway and a family beach vacation. Why choose when you can do both? Don’t delay, after years as a private family home, this exclusive ocean retreat is available for rent on VRBO—book it today!

Santa Cruz county CERTIFICATE #CO00321

More Details

Bill & Julie Sautter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Bill & Julie Sautter

We are native to the bay area and our family has been enjoying Santa Cruz beaches for generations. This is our family beach home, we've enjoyed many years of spending summers raising our children at La Sirena, hosting great get-togethers with family and friends and weekend getaways.

Why Bill & Julie Sautter chose Santa Cruz

It's a perfect home for all ages. We love the proximity to the beach. It's easy to pop down for a nice morning run or walk. Bring the kids down for some beach fun and be able to quickly walk-up to the house for lunch on the rooftop deck while viewing the beach and ocean. Then head back down for some afternoon boogie boarding. No need to pack and haul everything down! It makes it easy to enjoy the best of the beach and the amenities of the house. You also have the advantage of being able to see the beach, size of the waves (should you bring your board?) and weather before you head down to the beach. Also, if you don't want to venture into the sand, you can watch others play, etc... from the deck.

What makes this house unique

La Sirena is the quintessential victorian beach house. It's full of charm you won't find anywhere else, yet offers modern advantages such as the huge ocean-view deck and white water views from the open family-kitchen-great room. Easy and safe beach access down a well maintained wide wooden staircase with railings.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 1 Qn + 1 Futon Bunk with a twin top/fold down full below
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , partial ocean view
  • Permit allows for maximum of 8 people over the age of 12 years. There are 12 beds (including a sofa sleeper in the Family room and the futon bunks) allowing for additional small children. Please confirm total # of guests with owner.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, beach umbrella & a cooler are available. In addition to the beach, there is a public pool/swim center about 1 mile away.


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20 Steps from BEST Beach, Huge deck & Ocean Views! New kitchen. Perfect getaway.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house, location and everything was beautiful...we loved everything about it, our family spent a week in July 2017 and it was spectacular...

The view from the top deck is amazing...thank you again for everything, would love to stay again and would recommend to everyone!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! Happy to have you back anytime! La Sirena makes a great weekend getaway too.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time everything we needed was there and the location could not be better

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls 40th birthday trip

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Julie were wonderfully accommodating to us when the fires in Sonoma changed our plans and we needed a place to stay last minute! The house is beautiful and very comfortable. We did have an issue with the master shower in that it never got hot water regardless of how long we ran the water but that was minor compared to all the wonderful things about the house. The view is incredible and we spent every morning together drinking our coffee on the upper deck. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend staying here! Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's our pleasure to be able to accommodate last minute guests! We encourage all guests to call us during their stay if there’s ever an issue, no matter how minor, so we can help them with any instructions that will make their stay the best it can be.
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Quaint with an awesome location

  • 4 of 5

The La Sirena House is a perfect Antique. It has the lure and myth of the Mermaid, and this is found all around the theme of the house. The entrance and front of the house are the stuff that fairy tales are made of. The real find is at the top of the house and masked well from the street. This is the huge open deck that looks over the gorgeous beach below.

As with all antiques, handle with care. So this home is a bit fragile in that the majority of windows are obviously historical of nature, and cannot be opened. If this doesn't bother you or make you claustrophobic, then it won't be an issue. It is impossible to get a breeze going at all.

The amenities for the home are lovely, very nice sets of dishes, cups and glassware etc. The cooking ware could use a spiff up, but it was ample.

The furniture is comfy and appropriate for the beach. I particularly liked the master bed, although it is just a double, or small queen, it is dressed in a fancy romantic style and was cozy.

The main bathroom was great and the shower worked well, with ample hot water. Be sure to realize the lack of water pressure in the master bath, and opt for the main tub/shower if you want to feel clean.

If you like a nice old home with quaint touches and want to be right at the beach, this place is for you. I can't see it being great for little kids, with the rather precarious spiral staircase, etc. But perhaps for two couples this would work well and the location to town is great as well.

Santa Cruz is simply amazing so if you stay at La Sirena, I am sure the little things will go by unnoticed.


  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I echo all the glowing reviews posted here; we had a marvelous stay at La Sirena! The home is beautifully furnished and decorated - absolutely charming! The kitchen is very well equipped - there was nothing that we needed that wasn’t available. Beds are remarkably comfortable and linens are plentiful. We started each day with coffee on the upper deck, watching the dolphins playfully jump. Absolutely fantastic!! Julie and Bill are gracious, accommodating, and responsive hosts/owners. We highly recommend this VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are always happy to give recommendations for making the most of your visit. As you can see La Sirena is a sweet spot!
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A charming, comfortable home, just a few doors from the ocean

  • 5 of 5

La Sirena is a charming Victorian home with a wonderful view of the Pacific. The home is well-stocked, the furnishings are comfortable and the mermaid theme makes you smile. The family room has a large window which allows you to watch the weather roll in on the bay. The rooftop deck is a great place to look at the stars and out over the ocean, with the soothing sound of the waves crashing nearby.

The close proximity of the beach allowed for quick and multiple trips to the pleasant, sand beach and the 57 degree water temperature was not cold enough to deter wet-suited family members.

The owners, Bill and Julie, were extremely helpful, and very accommodating on arrival and departure times.

Santa Cruz is a fun town, with lots to explore and do, and the location of the home is very convenient to both SC and Capitola.

Our extended family of six adults and four young children enjoyed both the home and the surroundings.

Not having packed our own, if I could add one thing to the home it would be a pair of binoculars to take advantage of the great view!

I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
several: Pasatiempo, DeLaveaga, Aptos/Seascape
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1 & Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Santa Maria/Live Oak
Car: recommended

La Sirena is in the perfect spot. Steps away from Santa Cruz's sunniest beaches, this treasure is centrally located between charming Capitola Village and the historic and exciting Beach Boardwalk of Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $600

Stay longer! For off-season/non-holiday stays, ask about our 4th night discount.

For summer dates, we rent Saturday to Saturday only (7 night stay).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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