Less than 200 steps to the closest coastal access and world class surf, close to downtown, and easy and scenic 10 minute walk to the world famous Boardwalk, Santa Cruz main beach, and municipal wharf. The garden cottage is very charming, and is located on the grounds of historic landmark home, Epworth-by-the-sea. The unit was originally built in the late 1800's, and was used as a caretaker's cottage. It comes fully furnished, and includes basic cable and WiFi access (recently upgraded). Pets are welcome for additional fee if arranged in advance. Modern amenities with the charm of a bygone era.
- Cottage505 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
1 Bed/1 Bath Stand Alone Cottage Located Behind Oceanfront Home
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- english, german, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 2018
Homeowner is an extrovert, but will take cues from guest as to how much interaction they would like. I live in the main house, and am available to guests 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about local attractions and activities. Observation of privacy can be expected at all times.
Khristina purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Khristina chose Westside
Location, location, location! This property is centrally located, and works out very well for those that are interested in experiencing and exploring our beautiful central coast. There is ample room in the adjacent garage for the storage of bikes, kayaks, surfboards, or other items you may be bringing with you. Beach towels provided. Private, sunny patio perfect for enjoying morning coffee.
What makes this Cottage unique
Private, stand alone unit with no shared walls. We are close enough to the water that one can easy hear the waves crashing at night, and the occasional barking of the sea lions. :-) We are quite literally less than 200 steps from the nearest coastal access point (Cowell's Beach steps). Full service beach with facilities (showers, bathrooms, etc) is less than 1/4 mile away, and a 10 minute walk. Pet friendly, and four legged visitors seem to love the area as well! Please ask in advance about applicable fees when traveling with your animal companion. Also, we believe in legitimacy, and in providing our guests with peace of mind in knowing that we faithfully observe all rules and taxation principles required in our local Zoning ordinance. Our City of Santa Cruz TOT permit number is 18-0089.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We have been really well. Khristina is very cordial, and the house is perfect to spend some days in Santa Cruz
Wishing it was my home year round ~ fantastic vacation!
Staying in this cottage for a month has been the best, most relaxing vacation for myself and dog. We were close to everything, restaurants, stores and dog beaches!! We didn’t have to drive anywhere if we didn’t want to. The cottage is steps to the cliffs and ocean and I could hear the waves and seals from the room. The cottage had everything we needed and the bed was super comfy! Loved the claw foot tub. Having a little fenced in patio was great and it was very private and quiet. I felt very safe in cottage and walking everywhere alone and had windows open at night. The weather was amazing and nice - chilly at night and sunny and warm during the day. Khristina was beyond kind and helpful with anything needed and maintains a gorgeous property to stay and relax. I will be back next summer to stay!
Charming cottage in a great location
Charming cottage in a great location. Well equipped. No complaints!
Awesome location directly on the water. Easy walking distance to the pier and close drives to everything else. Cottage itself was super clean and had everything you would need. Owners are super nice, responsive, and happy to helpl. Very much recommended!
This is a very nice rental located in the perfect spot. The Host is very accomidating.
My wife and i and our shitzu enjoyed staying at khristina’s vac rental. Its close to everything. We didnt have to drive to get to the boardwalk or the beach. The home was very comfortable. Look forward to staying there again in the future. Khristina made the place fill like home.
Charming Cottage in a Great Location
The cottage was clean and stylish; a great spot for hubby and I to take a break from life. The beach is so close and it was an easy walk to the Boardwalk, the wharf, and Lighthouse Field. We have only showers at our house so I loved the clawfoot tub. The cottage is well stocked with towels, pillows, and kitchen items. Thank you for a lovely Memorial Day weekend.
We are located less than half a mile from the world-famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Also near by: Surfing museum, Lighthouse Field, Natural Bridges State Park, SC Municipal Wharf, downtown area, Westside restaurants and tasting rooms (beer and wine).
Additional information about rental rates
We believe in legitimacy. 11% City of Santa Cruz transient occupancy tax will be added to quoted rates for all stays less than 30 days in duration. Please note that pet fee is mandatory. More than one pet is permitted with advance notice and by prior arrangement only.