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Walk to beach. WiFi. Dog ok.

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2bd1ba cottage sleeps 4 adults plus 2 kids

Sweet 2 bedroom 1 bath home. Walk to Twin Lakes "Bonfire" Beach in under 5 minutes. Walk to the Harbor and Crows Nest restaurant with Lighthouse views in 6 minutes. Enjoy this custom 1940's cottage fully updated with a vintage twist. One bedroom with a queen bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. There is also a pull out in the living room with a queen sized air mattress (way more comfortable than a hide a bed.)Fully equipped kitchen with a lovely dining area original tile and a classic gas range. Just right for a small family, or two couples. The yard has a hot and cold outdoor shower and seating for evening BBQ's and lounging in the sun. Large picnic table in the backyard to sit with family/friends. Full washer/dryer.

Kristin Falco
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place, perfect for a weekend getaway! Only blocks to the beach, my sons loved it.
Aug 2015
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Twin Lakes beach is just a short walk away. Take the family to the beach for a bonfire. Fire Rings provided. Walk to the harbor and catch a dinner cruise on the sailboat Chardonnay. The Wednesday evening 5-7 pm. sailboat regatta is always a beautiful sight. Walk to the Crows Nest for dinner, dancing or a Sunday night comedian. Close to the boardwalk and the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum as well.


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Walk to beach. WiFi. Dog ok.
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 49 reviews
los angeles, CA

Charming and comfortable beach bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

Second time back to this sweet beach house and once again, we loved it! The house is well-appointed, clean, inviting and has THE best outdoor shower and comfortable beds! Quick walk to so many things- Twin Lakes, La Posta, Harbor Cafe and so much more. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erie, CO

Super cute beach house, very close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this Santa Cruz beach house! We've stayed in many VRBO houses and this one was one of the cleanest ever. Even the smallest details were clean and taken care of. It had everything we needed, and we walked to the beach every day. Really one of the best vacations our family's ever had! Thanks so much for letting us stay in your home! We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome beach house for those who want to me close to the waves!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect beach house for our family of four. Five minute walk to the beach and only a few more minutes to the harbor. Loved the house and we had all our dinners in the very well maintained backyard. We will be back for sure to stay another week because the location was perfect for us. In fact, we may become squatters and never leave next time! It was extra nice that the house came with beach equipment so we didn't have to bring our own.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place-- enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sweet, cheerful and comfortable spot, thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed.

Great neighborhood-- we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Cutie Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a special little place! It was so perfect for our family and had everything we needed while we were there - wish it could've been longer. :) Thank you for all the little extras in the cabinets, Netflix, Wifi, all the beach toys, and great outdoor space were so fun for the kids. Would love to stay here again on our next visit!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really sweet, cheerful cottage/everything you want in a beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We met our 25-year old son for a long weekend in Santa Cruz and found this cottage met every expectation and had every amenity we could want, including a really nice outdoor shower. The house was tastefully and cheerfully decorated with really comfy furniture. The windows filled the place with sunlight. The beach was a 5 minute walk, the Crows Nest restaurant & bar was a 5 minute walk, and the back yard was so sweet with flowers and abundant furniture that we didn't really want to go anywhere sometimes. The neighborhood was quiet and pretty, and the walk to the harbor and ocean is fun and easy. The owner was really quick to respond if we had a question, and the place felt SO inviting when we arrived with a nice note from her welcoming us to contact her if we had questions. I'd stay here again and again! I've stayed at a lot of VRBOs and AirBnBs, and I've definitely learned the hard way that the pics don't always tell it like it is. Good recommendations are the way to go, and I could see that this home had great recommendations to accompany photos that matched what we were looking for. Thank you so much, Kristin, for providing such a great haven for those of us who need a really pretty little cottage to lay low in and call home for a few days. So relaxing! Great location in Santa Cruz! We loved it! Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Mineta San Jose international Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Amtrak San Jose
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Harbor Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Twin Lakes
Car: recommended

Walk to Twin Lakes Beach in under 5 minutes. Walk to the Harbor and Crows Nest restaurant with Lighthouse views in 6 minutes. Charter services, including fishing, diving, photographic, whale watching and wildlife excursions are available as well as fresh seafood straight from the boat. Check with the Santa Cruz Harbor for more details. Aldo's restaurant is across the harbor just a short 5 minute drive. Aldo's is a local favorite for breakfast with a view. The Harbor Cafe is quite a special catch as well. The sea worthy ambiance, bottomless mimosas and brunch are surely a meal worth writing home about. Of course there are several sights to see at the Beach Boardwalk. There is a new ride this summer called the Undertow! A one of a kind spinning roller coaster. A must see. Downtown Santa Cruz has so many great shops from O'Neils, and Pacific Surf to our favorite Bookshop Santa Cruz. Don't miss Marini's famous salt water taffy and a cup of amazing Santa Cruz Roasting co. coffee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Fees and Rental Conditions: refundable property damage deposit $500, cleaning fee $165, Santa Cruz county tax (TOT) rate fee of 11% and VRBO service fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.