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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 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 Santa Cruz
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 is traveling with your animal companion.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting!
I stayed in the Oceanside Victorian Cottage for 16 days while performing at the Cabrillo Music Festival. The location was perfect for so many reasons: It took me 7 minutes to get to my rehearsals at the Civic Auditorium, I could walk out of my door- see the ocean and take a wonderful walk along West Cliff Drive, I was just a few minutes walk from the wharf and a variety of restaurants, etc. Everything I needed was close by! The cottage was well stocked with linens, towels, dishes, glasses, cookware... you name it. I was very comfortable! And my kitties loved the outdoor, fenced in patio. The area is quiet and I felt very safe. I highly recommend this beautiful space and hope to stay there again. Thank you Khristina and Pierluigi!
We loved hosting you, Ava! You and the cats were a delight to have on the property, from start to finish. We will look SO forward to having you back next year! Thank you for being such a wonderful guest, and for your kind words about the cottage. See you in 2018.
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.
This quiet tucked-away little cottage off of gorgeous West Cliff in Santa Cruz was a wonderful close-to-home get-away for us. We loved the comfortable amenities and how friendly and accommodating Khristina was in making our stay special. We loved it! Thank you, Khristina!
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).
Rates & Availability
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.