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Elegant Beach House, Just Walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths

An elegant, peaceful retreat awaits you in this beautifully appointed beach house. The three bedroom, two bath vacation rental sits in an unusually quiet residential area with access to all of the area’s most popular attractions: It is located three blocks from Twin Lakes Beach (with lifeguards and fire pits) and half a mile from the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. It’s just five minutes from the Boardwalk amusement park, Capitola Village, and lively downtown Santa Cruz; ten minutes from redwood forests with miles of hiking and biking trails; a 40-minute drive from Monterey Bay Aquarium; and a 35-minute drive from the San Jose Airport.

This comfortable, beautifully decorated house includes a fully equipped kitchen with concrete counters and upscale appliances - everything you need to entertain at home. All three bedrooms have their own private decks, cable TV, and VCR. Downstairs floors offer radiant heat, and a cozy gas fireplace in the living room. If you have to bring your work with you, the upstairs loft/office offers high-speed DSL, an Apple computer, and fax machine.

The fenced in backyard has a private hot tub, you can relax under the star, as well as a picnic table for outdoor dining and BBQ. There is even a wagon provided with sun chairs and toys to make your beach vacation complete. Linens and towels provided. Just bring your swimsuits and enjoy! Sleeps one to eight people. This is a non smoking, dog friendly house (with owner approval).

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Jan Peterson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located upstairs. Walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has it's own private deck with chairs
    Bedroom 3 - 4 double , 2 trundle beds that pull out into 4 beds, also has a deck
    Loft - computer located here
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Twin tundle beds that pull out into 4 twins
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs has Radiant Heating, Phone-local calls unlimited, High Speed DSL with a new Apple Computer, Fax, Satellite TV and VCR in each Bedroom as well as Living Room, Full Gourmet Kitchen, Bosch Dishwasher, Refrigerator with built in Ice Maker, Waffle maker, Linens and Towels provided, Washer and Dryer, Private Hot Tub in the Backyard, Blender, Coffee Maker, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys, Ice Chest, Wagon to tote items to Beach, Ping Pong table, Cards, Puzzles and Board Games are all available for your enjoyment. There is a nice convenience store within walking distance on 9th avenue, they have a pretty good selection and are open late. This is a Non-Smoking Property, Absolutely No Parties


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Elegant Beach House, Just Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful home, nicely appointed. Exactly as represented online.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very comfortable, extremely clean. Jan was easy to work with. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Jan
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Santa Cruz Beach Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our second stay in this lovely Santa Cruz beach house. Its location in the Twin Lakes area is convenient, but it's out of the way of heavy traffic. Twin Lakes Beach is just down the street within the distance of an an easy walk.

We loved our weekend in Santa Cruz!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely feedback, I appreciate the comments. It is always nice to have repeat guests.
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Best beach house we have ever rented in Santa Cruz!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Santa Cruz for our annual family vacation for years and this house was our favorite. It was the perfect fit for our group of five adults, two kids and a dog. It has everything you could ask for and more. It's tastefully decorated, has a well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill, great open floor plan with kitchen, living, and dining room, comfortable beds, and a sunny office nook if you can't get away from work. Soaking in the hot tub on the patio in the evenings was a definite plus! We used the two bikes provided along with some of our own to bike the trails along West Cliff Drive and also to Capitola. We loved walking with our dog to Twin Lakes Beach every morning and also enjoyed walking to Crows Nest in the evenings for happy hours at the outdoor tables with a view of the ocean. The owner was a pleasure to work with. We would heartily recommend this home to our friends and hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home

  • 5 of 5

This trip to Santa Cruz was a family adventure, but I would recommend this house for a couples getaway as well. The location, the house and the hot tub all contributed to a very successful trip. The beach was a nice easy walk, and there were several restaurants close by. The harbor café on ninth Avenue was a great breakfast spot and the Crows Nest is always a favorite, both are walking distance from the house. We are hoping to return next summer and will definitely book this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this charming Beach House, the house was spotless and did look very much like the pictures on VRBO. The only complaint I have is that we couldn't stay longer. Everything was provided for us we basically packed the kids in the car and headed to Santa Cruz. It was an easy drive to get over to the Monterey Bay aquarium as well as explore Capitola and Seaside. I highly recommend Capatola with their fun restaurants along the beach. I highly recommend Capitola with their fun restaurants along the beach. The house was well appointed with plenty of beachtowels and amenities. We are planning on coming back next year we are planning on coming back next year and would highly recommend this house as first choice for a vacation rental in Santa Cruz. The owner had told me we would not be disappointed in the house and that was 100% true! The owner had told me we would not be disappointed in the house and that was 100% true

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location

  • 5 of 5

We returned again to this beautiful home for the 3rd summer in a row and again had a fabulous stay, it has become our home away from home!. As always the house was sparkling clean when we arrived, we unpacked and headed to the beach. It's an easy hike to Twin Lakes beach and although is was a bit crowded you can always find a spot. We went early enough to the beach one evening to secure one of the fireplaces and had a nice bbq. The house has an ideal location and we rarely had to use the car. This summer we discovered a great dog beach near the surfer's memorial, it was great fun to see all the dogs running loose and playing. I can't say enough good things about this house, it is a real gem and we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

So much to do! Hiking, Santa Cruz Boardwalk is 5 minutes away, Beautiful Twin Lakes Beach is just an easy 3 block stroll, Deep Sea Fishing, the Schwann Lagoon is in your Backyard, Shopping in both Santa Cruz as well as the charming town of Capitola, both just minutes away, Excellent selection of Restaurants, including the Crows Nest, a Mexican restauran and a coffee shop at the harbor entrance which is easy walking distance from the house. There is a great breakfast/lunch restaurant the Harbor Cafe right around the corner on 9th Ave, they have great mimosas and a fun atmosphere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee, minimum $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note during peak season preference is given to 7 night Saturday to Saturday stays. Check out time is 10am with a check in time of 5pm unless arrangements made with owner prior to your stay.

Payment can be by check, e-check or PayPal.

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.

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