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

(16 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1544 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom (upstairs): 1 queen

    large room with view and sounds of beach...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • 3 spacious bedrooms, light breeze and sounds of the ocean.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    all the usual suspects...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    all the usual suspects...moreless

  • 2 full baths, one on each floor, top one with water/bay view.

Other Amenities

  • warm and comfy, a great escape.


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View of the Boardwalk, Harbor and surrounding coastlines...moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 25 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4 Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • cleaning $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


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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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose International
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Crow's Nest
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
80 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Crow's Nest
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Cruz, CA, USA:
It's the perfect get away!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You don't need a car once you get there.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Welcome to Seahorse Ranch

    Welcome to Seahorse Ranch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room View

    Living Room View

  • Dining


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • 3rd Bedroom

    3rd Bedroom

  • Backyard Patio

    Backyard Patio

  • Living Room @ Dusk

    Living Room @ Dusk

  • Steps to the beach and harbor!!

    Steps to the beach and harbor!!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living & Dining

    Living & Dining

  • Master Bath View (Crows Nest)

    Master Bath View (Crows Nest)

  • 3rd Bedroom - Bunk

    3rd Bedroom - Bunk

  • Outdoor Shower

    Outdoor Shower

  • Patio with BBQ

    Patio with BBQ

VRBO #633628

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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