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The first photo you see is taken from the deck. We have ocean views from the living room, deck, dining room, kitchen, sun porch, and two of the bedrooms
Private lot surrounded by oak trees and large ferns. We call our home 'the tides of Life'. Our home has two stories; on the first level is the large, fully stocked kitchen, large living room with 32 inch TV, fireplace and large sectional sofa with lounge and other comfortable chairs. The kitchen, dining room, and living room all have great ocean views. There is also a large deck off the living room.
This is an open floor plan with vaulted cathedral ceilings. On the second level are three of the bedrooms, two facing the ocean with queen size beds, the third with private bath and king size bed.
The fourth bedroom is separated from the main house by a large covered patio with a gas barbeque and seating for eight persons. This bedroom in the 'honeymoon cottage' has a canopy king-size bed, fireplace, TV and a full bath with bathtub.
We love our beach house and we hope you will too. 2 fireplaces, 3 phones, 5 televisions with DVD players, washer and dryer, ice maker 2 patios, and gas barbeque
Keywords: Home with reversed floor plan, vaulted ceilings, seperate honeymoon cottage 12 ft from the main house - good for extra privacy,
complete with in suite bathroom.
We live in santa Cruz. We love staying in our house and offering it to other guests. Being close, we are able to fix anything that might arise.
Zelda Sims purchased this house in 2005
I like this location because it is kind of a time warp , hardly any traffic, great place to walk your dog -very quiet area, no loud parties like santa cruz. I love the boardwalk and I love the path to the beach, 5 minutes to the sand.
Of course the white water ocean view from just about every room is great. I decorated this home just like I would my own home with lots of paintings and some antiques.
We loved the vacation house very much and especially the ocean and the beach view was awesome. We had a very wonderful vacation which was very refreshing for the whole group. We also had a chance to do some barbecue. Zelda is a very great host. She was very responsive which made it easy for me to confirm the booking just 3 days before my travel date. I would highly recommend this place if anyone is looking for a relaxing get away.
My husband and I, our four children, and our 3, then 4, then 5 grandchildren have enjoyed this very special vacation home-away-from-home for the past three years, and we are already scheduled for our fourth visit come August.
The view is spectacular, the house is rooms and welcoming, and we love the Honeymoon Cottage--our retreat from the organized chaos. The "secret path" to the beach is a memory that our grandchildren will carry into adulthood and beyond. Zelda is wonderful to work with, and this home is definitely a hidden and very affordable gem. I hesitate to share it with the VRBO community, since it will definitely increase the competition for the available reservation weeks, but I appreciate the reviews of others when choosing VRBO rentals around the country and around the world.
The highlight of each year is the night we head back to the beach to build a fire and roast hot dogs, sausages, and create s'mores--priceless. This is a wonderful family house, though not appropriate for the physically challenged--lots of steps as well as a spiral staircase.
Bottom line: We love staying here, and each year it feels as though we are returning to "our" beach house.
We were surprised by the nice view from both levels of the home. The home contained everything we needed and was very clean.
A short walk to Manuel's Restaurant a must for our family on every visit. Our Children (now 50) love the hike down the secret trail to the beach that they used when 8 years old.
I asked my wife for comments and she said "on the whole it was excellent".
I definitely recommend this vacation rental! The house was very clean & well kept, the owner very easy to work with and there was plenty of room for our large family gathering. The beds were comfortable too! It was also a very nice touch to have the "wine hunt" game with clues all over the house! (Thank you Zelda!) The view was very nice as well & it was a quiet and relaxing location. The only thing I feel needs to be mentioned on the website is the many steps leading down to get to the house itself, if only to help those with disabled family or friends better prepare. My family loved this rental and would come back again.
Conveniently located to Sea Cliff Village and Beach (walking distance), the Cement Boat, Rio Del Mar Village, Capitola, Soquel and Santa Cruz, The Tides of Life is just that.
I can't say enough good things about this wonderful get away. You can tell a lot about a 'vacation rental' and its owners by what there is inside. I was so grateful and impressed by the extremely comfortable style of the home and the ocean view practically makes you think your in Hawaii. It takes your breath away. And since you are 'not right on the beach' you don't have all the beach traffic and noise, although you can see what's happening in Rio Del Mar Village.
The art and selection of reading materials were abundant and the treasure hunt was especially fun. The owners have equipped the home for all age ranges and various activities.
Plenty of room for entertaining and parking is convenient and close by.
FYI: There are about 10 stairs leading down to a landing and another 6 into the unit which may be slightly laborious for older or unstable legs, but in no way are they difficult to negotiate.
You would be fortunate to stay at this absolutely charming family home. I know I was and cannot wait to return.
Thank you Tides of Life for becoming a favorite memory.
Fondly, Gina & Family
We gathered in the Santa Cruz area to have a memorial service for my mother who passed away in April. She grew up in Santa Cruz and I have 2 grandchildren who hadn't visited the area before. The house was perfect for us. We had two people in each bedroom and they were comfortable. We never ran out of hot water. There were 8 of us so that was very important to my 3 daughters and 2 grand-daughters. The kitchen was a little small but we had all our meals together. We were able to take walks on the beach which was right down the hill from the house. Great view of the ocean. Easy access to Santa Cruz and Montery. We would love to return for a family vacation.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
check in 2:00, checkout 12:00
A 50% deposit to confirm reservation, balance due one month before arrival date.