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A Few Steps From Beach, Harbor & Crow's Nest; Views Of Each From Quiet Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,544 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet Street With The Sound Of Crashing Wave, 3 Door Walk To The Sunniest Beach.

Seahorse Ranch

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home in Live Oak, Santa Cruz, Ca.

Reverse floor plan offers beautiful views of ocean, yacht harbor & beach from living, kitchen and dining rooms. Designed with oversized bedrooms and master suite. Comfortably furnished with, TV, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave. All linens provided & cleaning service

Additional back deck with afternoon sun.

 Well supplied for family beach fun.


The main attraction, is of course the beach, Located by the Yacht Harbor, Twin Lakes Beach has a mile of uninterrupted white sand, fire-pits and lifeguards.

Santa Cruz was voted the #1 outdoor town by Outdoor Magazine: 'Santa Cruz is the epitome of the California beach lifestyle.

There are also restaurants (the renowned Crows Nest restaurant), a coffee house, surf shop general store, and bathrooms within waling distance. Relax and play in the sand, rent a boat or kayak, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets.

Visit “the hook” or Cowell’s beach for great surfing, hang out at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk amusement park, check out the shops and restaurants in Downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village, hike the beautiful trails in the redwood forest or bike along the coastline - all of which are just minutes away.

And, don’t miss the incredible sea life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium located just forty minutes South of Santa Cruz.

Activities within 2-5 minute walk: 

• Beach with fire pits: (bring hotdogs and marshmallows for roasting!)

• Harbor with chartered sailing, kayak, fishing and free water taxi in the summer

• Tennis courts, basketball and children's park combined

• Bike path at end of lane 

• Restaurants overlooking the harbor: Johnny's Harborside with fresh fish market and Crow's Nest with live entertainment and deck overlooking the harbor.

•On the beach:

La Paloma for lunch or margaritas,

Kind Grind coffee featuring the perfect cup of hot java with fresh pastries and free live jazz on Sunday mornings! 

Live Oak Farmers Market every Sunday

Volleyball Courts at Crows Nest

 & Santa Cruz Harbor

Capitola Pier (10 - 15 mins)


•No smoking 
•No pets 
•Garage and driveway parking
 •TOT Cert# CO00144

More Details

Brian Franklin
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Brian Franklin

We've resided in the bay area throughout our lives and always enjoyed Santa Cruz. Through our youth and to this day continue to visit the beach frequently and still enjoy the coast.

Brian Franklin purchased this house in 2014

Why Brian Franklin chose Santa Cruz

It's the perfect get away!

What makes this house unique

You don't need a car once you get there.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1544 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , all the usual suspects
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , all the usual suspects
  • 2 full baths, one on each floor, top one with water/bay view.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 queen , large room with view and sounds of beach
    Bedroom 1 (downstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (downstairs) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Trundle with 2 twins, bunk with Double and Twin mattresses
  • 3 spacious bedrooms, light breeze and sounds of the ocean.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
warm and comfy, a great escape.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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A Few Steps From Beach, Harbor & Crow's Nest; Views Of Each From Quiet Home
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Location location location!

  • 4 of 5

Seahorse house is very nice. As you can tell from the title is the location is the best. Beautiful views from the upstairs portion of the house. You can hear the ocean all day long. It is wonderful. It was clean and anything I was disappointed in was remedied immediately! If you're a gourmet cook you should bring some of your own knives etc. although the kitchen is small working in it is very easy . They could use some more seating in the living area. But the view is so wonderful you don't care! We plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5


Having stayed in a number of vacation rentals in the area, this place stands out for a number of reasons.

1. It’s a fabulous location. Being close to Twin Lakes, the Harbor and lighthouse makes for such a dynamic vacation spot.

2. It’s perfect for multiple age groups. We have big kids and babies and the space serves both well. The babies loved the ample crawl space and the big kids loved that they had their own room downstairs where they didn’t have to be so quiet and space to play outside.

3. It’s nicely decorated but in family-friendly finishes. It’s pretty to look at but didn’t make us nervous that we were going to ruin anything. We loved the look of the floors and that they were so easy to clean.

4. The outdoor spaces made great use of the available lot to offer different seating areas for different groups. The adults enjoyed sitting out front with a little glimpse of the ocean and the back patio was fun for the kids to play.

5. The views. So lovely. So much action. Watching the fog come in and the birds and people and waves made for the quiet times when babies were napping still feel like vacation.

6. The opportunity to watch Netflix was a nice touch.

7. Water pressure in the bathrooms was disappointing but it seems to be the case in many parts of Santa Cruz.

8. Mattress upstairs was the most comfortable mattress we’ve ever slept on. We want to purchase this mattress. Seriously.

We had a wonderful family vacation at 45 Assembly. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Great house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. Very close to the beach and surprisingly has an amazing view of the wharf. The street is somewhat private so great for kids and quiet. The owner was easy to work with. The house is clean, well stocked and ready for the beach! Will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale watching from the front porch was AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a weekend getaway and couldn't have been happier with the house. Brian was great to work with on booking the time and ensured we had everything we needed to make the time away extra special. The location is perfect as the house really is just steps away from the beach without the hassle of cars coming and going right in front of the rental. It is a very spacious home with more than enough room for the group of 5 people in our party and is beautifully decorated. The beds are very comfortable and you can hear the waves crashing from every part of the house. Each morning, we sat outside, coffee cups in hand to start the morning relaxing just to look out at the beach. We never expected to be able to see whales in the ocean from the front porch of the house but we did - a truly AMAZING experience that we will never forget! Thank you for such a memorable and wonderful stay. We hope to return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, lovely comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Just two houses down from Twin Lakes beach, this was the perfect Santa Cruz getaway. The home is well cared for with every detail attended to, comfortable and well-decorated. I would definitely come back and recommend to friends. One of the bedrooms has a bunk bed plus a double and a twin bed... this is in addition to the other two bedrooms with queen beds.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Crow's Nest
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
80 Metres
Crow's Nest
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Twin Lakes

The Harbor Café is fun, Lillian's Kitchen has great Italian food. Both places are recommended to make a reservation.

Marianne's homemade ice cream, it a local favorite!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
cleaning $175

A full refund if cancelation is made more than 30 days prior to first days visit.
Availability and rates are subject to change until deposit is received and reservation booked.
E-checks are our preferred method of payment. We will also accept credit card payment, however, a 2.5% courtesy fee will be applied. If either method is an issue, please let us know and we can work together to arrange payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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