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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

The Harbor Beach House and Cottage w/hot tub is located just footsteps (70 feet, or three houses) from the best beach in Santa Cruz. The property has two buildings for one rental fee: a two bedroom house (sleeps four to six), a studio cottage (sleeps two), a sun porch with a view of the waves curling onto the shore, a HOT TUB and two garden patios. This is the perfect site for an extended family getaway or for friends vacationing together. The beach offers constant entertainment or quiet romantic walks.

Bonfire Beach; Wednesday Night Sailboat Races; Sunday Morning Hawaiian Outrigger Club Workouts. Outstanding and popular beach and harbor view restaurants; Bakery/coffee house with tables on the sand

Beach volleyball; Kayak rentals; Bait/boat shop; Tennis (three minute walk); Children's Park w/ Pirate Ship Play Structure (three minute walk); Nearby Schwann Lake Lagoon for kayaking, hiking,or fishing; One mile walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; Centrally located- ten minutes to downtown Santa Cruz or Capitola Village.

Come and enjoy a day of beach fun and return to a home away from home, immaculate and cozy, for a hot tub and a BBQ on the back patio. Later, build a bonfire on the beach or visit The Crow's Nest to listen to music and dance. A trip to the Boardwalk is always in order or an evening stroll along the yacht harbor(keep an eye out for playful sea otters in the harbor). I love to start my day with an early morning walk along the surf and a cup of coffee at beachside coffee house/bakery,The Kind Grind. Your week can be as quiet and romantic, or active and exciting as you prefer. Come and enjoy this seaside getaway!

Keywords: House and Studio Cottage

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About The Owner

My husband, Reed, and I live in Santa Cruz on the Westside and have three sons. We love the beach and particularly enjoy the Twin Lakes Beach area with bonfires at night and great ocean front dining.

The Owner purchased this house in 1987

What makes this house unique

This beach property is located just 70 footsteps to one of the most fun and picturesque beaches in the central coast. It has gorgeous sandy beaches and great local dining. The nearby yacht harbor provides entertainment, Wednesday Regattas, and ocean access. The property has a 2 bedroom house and a studio cottage so that everyone who stays has both privacy and community. The hot tub offers a perfect way to unwind at night as the fog rolls in and blankets the beach. The house is so close to the beach that the sound of waves lulls me to sleep. So relaxing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous vacation. We spent a lot of time right at Twin Lakes Beach. I loved that I didn't have to drive to the beach. We used the cruisers more than our car. The Boardwalk was close, but not too close. We built a bonfire one night and rented kayaks at the harbor another.
Aug 2009
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews

Thanksgiving Holiday in Santa Crux

  • 5 of 5

Decided to treat our family to a 3 day stay to enjoy Thanksgiving at the ocean. Saw this property on the VRBO website and liked the idea of a separate cottage for myself and my wife and a larger cottage for my daughter, her husband and our 2 grandchildren. In any event this property is steps away from the beach. The main house has a fairly new kitchen with newer appliances and all the necessary pots, pans, utensils, etc. The 2 bedrooms are small but cozy with comfortable beds. The back of the property includes the guest cottage, a very nice hot tub (the grandkids loved it) and a nice sitting area with afternoon sun. Also there was a grill which we did not use.

All in all this property while more expensive then most others that we looked at was imo worth the price.

PS--Cindy was very nice as we had a small technical problem which she resolved with me on the phone.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Cozy, many sitting places and well equipped for families

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my 2nd stay at the Harbor Beach House with friends from high school, (some 40 years ago). Love the proximity to that beach and the Crow's Nest. We enjoyed the hot tub, the barbecue with good starter kit, the sun room with view of the ocean, the patio with 3 sitting areas to choose from made for some nice conversation areas. Lots of nice plates, glasses, and such, one of us managed to bake a cake, (but couldn't find the coffee grinder listed, but 1 of us brought ground coffee too. The blender now leaks, suggestion from friend is get to a pitcher for the kitchen, small inconveniences, really). Hated to have to leave….reasonable rate, comfy beds with memory foam toppers…..

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott, Arizona USA

We found our stay to be quite enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

For the short time we were there, we were comfortable even with 7 adults; however, just a little crowded. The hot tub was used every night. Since the backyard was completed enclosed, our dogs were comfortable too! We were too busy to enjoy the beach; however, we did enjoy the Mexican restaurant and the Crows Nest just around the corner for breakfast and dinner.

Cindy was extremely thoughtful and was available to answer questions in a timely manner.

We had two minor problems: 1. the tires on the bikes would not stay inflated for more than a few minutes (maybe new tubes?) and 2. the cottage in the back had no place to hang clothes (maybe put a large hook on the back of the main door?).

Other than the two items mentioned above, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a sweet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a little family vacation in Santa Cruz and this place fit the ticket. A clean, cozy house, steps from the beach (Twin Lakes), and a hop skip and jump to the other local beaches, a hot tub, pet friendly, a goodie basket, good places to eat (Crow's Nest, Palomar), what more could you ask? :-) We saw dolphins, seals and otters, too! What a great break from the everyday worries and cares to just reconnect in this warm , friendly and comfortable beach house. Highly recommend if you are looking for a Santa Cruz getaway where you can really experience the charm of Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 2 small children

  • 5 of 5

The house is so cute with it's welcoming sun porch and beach house decorations. The beds were comfortable and so many added things, like well stocked kitchen cabinets, extra things that might be needed in the closets, beach items on the back porch and the added touch of a welcome basket of goodies and a nice bottle of wine. The owners truly have the gift of hospitality! The beach is so close, along with the harbor and it's amenities. It was very relaxing to have a separate guest house for the older adults to have quiet and privacy. The hot tub was well used to warm up in the chilly mornings. Our overall experience was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good price and great property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, it is a wonderful location with easy access to the beach. The house was clean and ready for us except for both trash cans in the bathrooms were never emptied. I would recommend the rental to all of my friends. We generally ate in but we did go to the Crows Nest and Margaritavil in Capitola and of course the Boardwalk on their dollar night, great fun for the children.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
De Laveaga Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Twin Lakes Beach


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 12 2017 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 12 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House has a Queen Size Bed in each of two bedrooms, a Futon in Living Room, Brick Fireplace, Wireless Internet Access, clock radios (mp3), Two garden Patios with Tables/Chairs, Front Patio with Ocean View, Cottage Studio has Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Wet Bar/Kitchenette, Clock Radio (MP3), Hot Tub, Boogie Boards, and Sand Castle Building Tools

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