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Charming Beach Bungalow just Two Blocks to the Beach! (2-BR, 1-BA)"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 836 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Rent this recently renovated Beach Bungalow with newly landscaped patio.

This charming beach bungalow represents the classic Pleasure Point beach accommodation. It has been recently remodeled, including: exterior and interior paint, new roof, new hardwood floor, new light fixtures and window treatments, new bedroom carpeting, and patio landscaping.

Located less than 2 blocks from the beach, it is a short walk to the 38th Avenue stairs or a stroll down East Cliff Drive.

The property is also located just 2 blocks from the quaint 41st Avenue downtown area, making it easy to access local coffee shops, restaurants, surf shops, and other local businesses, just a short walk away.

The kitchen in the bungalow is fully stocked, and also plenty of beach amenities are provided including surfboards, paddle board, boogie boards, beach chairs & towels, beach cruisers, etc.

More Details

Laurie Knox
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Laurie Knox

We are a Menlo Park family that frequently uses the Bungalow, along with the Owner's House at the back of the property, as a beach and surf destination to enjoy with friends and family.

Laurie Knox purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Laurie Knox chose Santa Cruz

We purchased the property because it is perfectly situated in Pleasure Point within walking distance of both the best beaches and surf, and 41st Street downtown. Being 2 blocks up from the beach, we have a double lot size compared to most houses 1 block up, and have a nice side patio for outdoor relaxation, BBQ'ing and dining al fresco.

What makes this bungalow unique

The Bungalow is small, but has incredible beach charm. We have enjoyed renovating the Bungalow and have made it perfect for our family's beach getaways. The neighborhood is quiet and neighbors all friendly, as you will find in the laid-back Pleasure Point area.


Santa Cruz Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 836 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , plus 1 trundle bed
  • Family room has queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Beach Bungalow just Two Blocks to the Beach! (2-BR, 1-BA)
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Lovely Stay in Pleasure Point

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely fabulous. Laurie is an amazing host. Close to everything, beach is a short walk, kitchen well stocked. Perfect place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

I loved this place! It was Clean, had enough room for our family of 5. Great location also, neighborhood was quiet and Laurie was real helpful with any details. I would love to stay here again

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA USA

Quaint cottage in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We specifically looked for a house close to Pleasant Point for the surf break and this cottage was ideal. It is just a quick walk to the ocean, and there are some great neighborhood restaurants within walking distance as well. Monteray Bay and Carmel are just about an hour's drive away and San Francisco about an hour and a half. The neighborhood is really quiet and safe, and the house itself is very charming with tons of amenities. Having old beach cruisers to use and beach chairs, SUP, boogie boards etc.. makes everything super easy for a beach get-a-way. It was the perfect home away from home and we will definitely stay here again if we ever make the trip out to northern CA again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern California

August weekend with the fam!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Santa Cruz for our daughter's soccer tournament in August, and we stayed at this sweet little cottage for the weekend. It was a perfect jumping off point for getting around town, early morning surf sessions, and walking distance to 41st Street shopping and eating.

Well stocked with everything you need! Bathroom is very small, but that didn't bother us.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this cute little beach cottage. Very clean and a very well-stocked kitchen. The location in Pleasure Point is wonderful. We loved the easy walking access to both the beach and the shops and restaurants in town.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisonburg, VA

Delightful little beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this delightful, cozy little beach cottage. The beds and linens were so comfy, kitchen very well stocked and so nice to have all the beach equipment. We also so enjoyed hanging out in the side patio. This was our first visit to Santa Cruz, and it is beautiful. This little cottage is in a perfect location to walk to coffee shops, restaurants, The Hook (where we watched our son surf) etc. etc. We have a wonderful time and can wait to come back to Santa Cruz and stay in this little cottage. I highly recommend to everyone to come to Santa Cruz and stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Monterey Peninsula Airport
Nearest Barpub
around the corner
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
De La Vega Golf & Lodge
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Capitola Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
around the corner
Nearest Beach
Pleasure Point beaches
Car: not necessary

Our charming Beach Bungalow is located in the heart of Santa Cruz's Pleasure Point area, just 2 blocks from the beach. This is home to the world reknowned surf area 'The Point' and 'The Hook' and some of Santa Cruz's best beaches.

The Bungalow is also conveniently located 2 blocks from the quaint downtown area of 41st Avenue, home to many local shops, restaurants, surf shops, and local stores.

It is a quiet neighborhood, and a great place to relax for the weekend or longer, stroll along East Cliff with a view of the ocean, walk along the beach, or enjoy some of Capitola and Santa Cruz's best restaurants. Dive into the ocean with your surfboard, or head up to the mountains for a hike or mountain bike ride.

Take a 10-minute drive up the coast to visit the classic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or a 3-mile trip up to the Santa Cruz Harbor where you can watch the boats come in and out of the channel or rent a kayak.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a 50-minute drive to the south, or stop in at the Kayak Connection in Moss Landing just 21 miles down Highway 1 and paddle around with the sea otters and harbor seals.

Whatever you decide to do, rest assured there is something for everyone and you will leave feeling relaxed and wanting to come back to the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

If booked more than a month in advance, then half the Rent/Tax/Cleaning Fee are due at time of booking, and the remainder is due 30 days in advance.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
All minimum stays negotiable.
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) #CO00184

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.