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Cozy and Private Beach Bungalow, Hot Tub, Dog Ok, 3 Short Blocks to Beach.

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Perfect Getaway 1 Bd 1 Ba- Hot Tub- Dog Ok- Walk To Harbor- Sleeps 4+

Named after local Marine Biologist, Edward F. Ricketts, the Ricketts' Retreat House has a classy Monterey Bay feel . Last house at the end of the street with an enclosed private yard, hundred-year old Monterey Cyprus tree, and naturally, you can see the ocean from the driveway. In 3 blocks, you could be at the fire-pits of Twin Lakes Beach, sailing a boat at the Harbor, or grabbing a bite to eat at the Crow's Nest or Johnny's Harbor side. In one mile, you could be riding the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Additionally, the famed Steamer Lane surf spot, West Cliff, Capitola, and UC Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center are within a four-mile radius of the house.

The House is furnished in good taste with all essential amenities including linens, towels, and paper products. The bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, desk, dresser, closet, adjoining bright bathroom (with windows) and walk-in shower. Kitchen has a gas stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and garbage disposal. Adjoining to the kitchen is a dining area, and the living room with pull out queen sofa bed. Gas fireplace with temperature control, 36" Smart TV, Cable , DVD player, and WiFi are also present for your enjoyment. House comes ready with a washer and dryer and is essential for beach-goers. The backyard has a hot tub, shower, gas barbecue, outdoor furniture, and the front yard has bistro seating and hammock. Parking on street with no permit required, and driveway parking. Enjoy the retreat any time of year.

The Ricketts' Retreat House is peaceful, beautiful, and awaiting your arrival :)
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 540 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Nice quiet neighborhood....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke of property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two dogs allowed with pet fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • The bedroom has a desk and a dresser also a full sized closet.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Lovely and bright. Tiled large walk in shower.

Other Amenities

  • SANTA CRUZ HARBOR is just a 5 min walk from the house. Full-service marina with concession-operated charters offering sailing, fishing, whale watching, eco-tours, kayaking and more. Landside, enjoy restaurants, beach, and retail shops....moreless


  • Books:

    several marine and sea life books...moreless

  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • 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


  • Dining:

    there is a table leaf that will extend the table to seat 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio:

    Hammock, cafe table, outdoor dining table with umbrella ...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
special off season
Oct 16 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$198 $235
Fri, Sat
$1,450 $3,300
Jun 2 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $295
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,550 $3,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Rates subject to change until time of booking. Major holidays ( Thanksgiving, Christmas) are 5 nights minimum at high season rates. Long weekend holidays (memorial day, laborday etc) are 3 nights minimum at high season rates.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mineta San Jose international airport
32 Miles
Nearest Train
A track San Jose
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Johnny's Harborside
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor beach

Car: Recommended

Twin Lakes beach is just a 3 min. 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. The Ricketts' Retreat is the perfect family beach rental.


Manager info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Perfect central location. Private, close to all Santa Cruz has to offer. Great for pet owners. Perfect Getaway for a couple or small family.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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