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Elegant Beach House, Just Walk to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 8
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Elegant Beach House, Just Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Los Altos, Ca.

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Michaels, MD

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the area and the location was perfect. We met up with high school friends for a few weeks of catching up and sight seeing. The house was perfect for the 6 of us. The bedrooms were laid out that everyone had privacy. The location of this beach house is perfect for a day on the beach, a walk on the boardwalk or a drive to Capitola, the Redwoods, the Natural Bridges and even the Felton covered bridge. But it's also within a few hours for a fun day trip to Monteray, Carmel by the Sea or San Francisco. Needless to say our days were filled and we loved coming back home to share a meal and enjoy the hot tub! Jan was awesome to work with and her response time was fantastic. We highly recommend this house for a great stay on the west coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, so glad you enjoyed the house as well as Santa Cruz!
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Los Altos, Ca.

Fabulous beach house

  • 5 of 5

We brought grandparents with us for this trip to the beach and found the house very accommodating. It has a great location close enough to walk to the beach, as well as drive to the redwoods. There are some nice updated restaurants in Santa Cruz and we made several trips to Capitola and found a beautiful beach and some additional restaurants. It was also wonderful to stay home and barbecue and enjoy the hot tub. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation get away

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to this beautiful beach house and again we were not disappointed!

The only difference from her previous day with some of the furnishings have been upgraded.everything was ready for us and the house was sparkling clean. There are two great breakfast places within a 10 minute drive, and we went to both of them. There is a great park around the corner for the grandkids and it was an easy walk to the beach. Great house and very easy owners to deal with, we will be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to have guests return. Thanks for the nice review.
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Marin County, California

Beautiful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving weekend in your lovely home by the beach, Jan, was a delight! Your home is so tastefully designed with a relaxing, beach house feeling to it, and it is warm and inviting. We loved the gas fireplace, and it made for such a cozy gathering by the fire. Twin Lakes Beach is our favorite beach in Santa Cruz and only blocks away! We walked the beach everyday with our dog, rain or shine, and enjoyed strolling around your quiet neighborhood. Cooking in your well-equipped kitchen was a joy. We look forward to many return trips to your home since family is just around the corner from you! What a gem of a home! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, it is always so nice to hear back from guests
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and well-maintained. It had everything we needed -- nice furnishings, lovely patio, lots of beach toys, chairs, etc. Location was great-close to beach, shopping, easy to get to San Fran, Monterey Bay, parks, etc. we didn't use the hot tub, but only because we were too busy. We walked to the beach one evening to see the sunset. The kids loved that! The owner, Jan, was easy to work with and refunded my deposit promptly. Thank You Jan for a wonderful family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sue! So glad you enjoyed your stay! We work hard to make our house a special get away site. Thanks for your feedback Jan
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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

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
peak season
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 6 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet fee possibly refundable $100
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 11am with a check in time of 5pm unless arrangements made with owner prior to your stay.
Please note there is a different Super Bowl weekend rate.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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