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Walk to the Beach & Fine Dining. Sleep in Peace and Luxury

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

This nearly new custom three bedroom, two and a half bath home is a high tech masterpiece with flat screen TVs in each bedrrom and living room, DSL, cordless phones, fully appointed gourmet kitchen with granite slabs and high quality creature comforts everywhere. Walk to the Twin Lakes Beach - one of the few that allows bonfires at night; find fine and casual dining opportunities and oceanview bar at the premier Santa Cruz restaurant, The Crow's Nest, with stores, shopping and breakfast and lunch cafes all within walking distance. The Boardwalk amusement park is a 10 minute drive.

The Twin Lakes Beach is one of the best beaches anywhere, accommodating sports and relaxation in and out of the water. Lifeguards are on-site on most Summer days, making it one of the safest beaches in Santa Cruz.

Rent surfing and sailing devices and book chartered trips on the Monterey Bay at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor next to the beach.

Come home and watch movies, play games or surf the web (bring your laptop!). Whether it's time to walk home from the Crow's Nest at midnight or an early end to a long beach day, you can always relax, regroup and sleep in peace when you get back to the quiet, comfortable and peaceful Beach Harbor Villa.

Keywords: New Custom Home, walk to beach

More Details

Jim Chubb
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jim Chubb

I bought this lot in 2005 and build a custom 3 bedroom home designed by a locally famous architect. The home feels much larger than the 1350 square feet due to the high ceiling in the living room/dining room. I am a mortgage/real estate broker and my specialty is exceeding customer expectations every day so let me know how I can do this for you! Find my website at , my weekly column on Sunday in the Santa Cruz Sentinel and reach me anytime at 1-800-368-REFI. Jim Chubb, owner

Jim Chubb purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim Chubb chose Santa Cruz

Quiet street; yet walking distance to the beach and great restaurants and entertainment

What makes this house unique

This home is located in close proximity to the beach and fine restaurants with entertainment yet in a quiet neighborhood that is off the beaten path. Everything you need for a great Santa Cruz experience

Guestbook comments from the owner

We met family in Santa Cruz as a half way point for a reunion and couldnt have been more pleased with this home. The location was wonderful; close to everything yet private and quiet. The yard was perfect for BBQs and entertaining. The kitchen great! Beds were very comfortable and I was very impressed with the clenliness of the home and yard. The owners were very nice and available whenever we called. We would definately recommend stay here to anyone.
Jun 2013
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , bunk with double bed below and twin on top
    Convertible bed(s) - Living room has a convertible sofa for 2 and a futon for 1
  • Queen size Beds (2) twp bedrooms with queens, Double Beds (1) 1 bdrm with bunk with double below and single above, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) double futon couch and single futon chair, Bunk Beds (1) yes double/single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Gated rear yard with separate gated dog run. Very quiet neighborhood with little through traffic.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Walk to the Beach & Fine Dining. Sleep in Peace and Luxury
average rating of 4.285714 based on 16 reviews
Oakland, CA

Great property in a terrific location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful home, just a few blocks from the beach. The house is comfortable and well appointment, and the homeowner is accommodating and flexible. Five stars!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and awesome location!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never Again

  • 1 of 5

After requesting a 5 day stay for this house from VRBO I missed a call from the owner. I called him back and he said I could have the 5 day stay (which would start the next day) and should have heard from VRBO, but not to worry he could pick up a cashiers check from me when I arrived; I told him that VRBO already had my credit card info and he would be paid thru them. Later that evening I called the owner, Jim, back and explained that I still hadn't received confirmation from VRBO; he told me I absolutely had it and could come anytime the next day that I wanted and gave me the lock box code. The next morning while driving to this rental I received a call from Jim and he said he had to cancel my stay because he received a 7 day rental and he hoped I would understand. I told him he needed to not accept another offer when he had already accepted mine and he said he would see what he could do. ten minutes later he said we could stay. We had to sweep the inside of the house when we got there. We washed some of the bath towels because they looked like they had been used. Most all of the white bath towels were stained and looked like they should be used as rags. The location was excellent and the house has great potential if managed better.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This "review" is made of total lies and extreme exaggerations. Since I am considering legal action, I gave them a chance to remove it WITHOUT MENTIONING POSSIBLE LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF PRINTING DAMAGING LIES. Here is my rebuttal: 1) I am fully committed to every one of my guests having the best possible experience at Beach Harbor Villa. I always check the cleaning. I offer early check-ins ,late check-outs and FREE NIGHTS whenever possible. I GUARANTEE A CLEAN HOME AND AN OWNER WHO IS ALWAYS READY TO DO WHATEVER NECESSARY TO INSURE THE BEST GUEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. I'M ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY--DAY OR NIGHT. 2) The VRBO system prevents bookings from being bumped as they stated. They booked last minute and called Thurs. night and said that their card was not billed yet. I offered a few ways to accommodate them as well as OFFERING A 7 HOUR EARLY CHECK-IN AND A LATE CHECK-OUT/EXTRA NIGHT ALL FOR FREE TO GIVE THEM THE "WOW" EXPERIENCE I LIKE TO PROVIDE. I did NOT tell them that I was bumping them for a longer booking! 3) I was out of internet range from Thursday evening until Friday morning, when the VRBO emails made it look like another booking might have been accepted and not theirs. We must be diligent for scammers and still provide amazing customer service every minute. I called them before 10 a.m. and they were on their way to take advantage of the early check-in I had offered. I told them there might have been a mix-up with the VRBO site and that I would quickly investigate. The wife immediately got loud, nasty and threatening. I apologized and told them I had called them first before calling VRBO to make them aware and I promised to jump on it and get clarification ASAP. I let them know within minutes that their booking had been accepted by the system. I said that I hoped the early check-in and free night/late check-out would demonstrate my commitment to them having the best possible experience and I invited them to let me know of anything further I could do to insure their total satisfaction 4) The house was thoroughly cleaned and I verified this. The complaints are LIES. I visited them 3 times to bring a new blender, educate on the TV remote and check their satisfaction. 5) The LIARS brought a BIG not small dog that had long hair not the short non-shed kind as described and left dog poop in the yard.Obviously they are punishing me for 5 minutes of uncertainty when I had to investigate their booking in the VRBO system. We do agree on NEVER AGAIN!!
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Comfortable rental, close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our week long stay at this three bedroom home. It is an easy 4 block walk to the beach. The living area is open and comfortable, which was great for hanging out with family from out of town. The house sleeps 6 easily. We had one on the sofa bed in the living room, which is not always ideal (no privacy, need to be quiet in the am, etc).

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Convenient Place to Stay in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Aside from some minor matters, the property met our expectations. It's a quick walk to Twin Lakes beach, and only a couple of minutes by car to the Boardwalk. It was in a quiet neighborhood, and the house is relatively new. This property allows pets on its first floor and our critters had a great time, although our activities wore them out. The owner was very attentive to our wishes and addressed some minor concerns we had. So we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing location

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and had an amazing location in a quite neigborhood just a couple of blocks from a great beach. Fabulous upstairs deck of the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Crows Nest
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Twin Lakes Beach

2 blocks from Twin Lakes beach, which is one of the cleanest and warmest Santa Cruz County Beaches!! It is an easy walk to yacht harbor, Crows Nest restaurant, El Palomar and high quality coffee and sandwich deli next to the Crow's Nest. Call Jim Chubb, owner with any activity questions!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

For anything less than 5 nights during summer and holidays please call 831-429-1385.
This home is not set up for 10 adults, but can accommodate up to 10 adults with children.
Cleaning is $175 - $350 ( max fee will be charged for more than 8 guests, $225 for 7-8 guests). depending on the number of people in your party. Minimum age for renting is 25 and loud parties are not allowed as this is a quiet neighborhood. Our cleaner works in the neighborhood and if more people than agreed are seen on the premises the guest will forfeit the full security deposit. Evidence of smoking in this non-smoking home will also cause the guest to forfeit the entire security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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