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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
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

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 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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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


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.85 based on 41 reviews


  • 3 of 5

The house was in a great location just steps away from the beach we could hear the ocean waves while sitting in the hot tub in the backyard you're close to Boardwalk downtown Capitola Olmos walking distance

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Great little beach house super close to the water. The house was incredibly well stocked and both patios are great to realax and drink coffee or eat dinner. Cindy was great with a small hiccup and totally welcoming, the welcome basket was greatly appreciated. We had a great few nights with the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Well-laid out house with two bedrooms plus the guest house in back. Very comfortable for our family. Nice kitchen with everything you need to do some light cooking during our stay. So close to the beach which we loved. Especially enjoyed making a bond fire on the beach one evening and roasting marshmallows. The hot tub was a nice addition for the cool evenings. We hope we can return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean, and comfy, steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with this well-kept home, located just steps from Twin Lakes Beach. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were snuggly, the facilities were clean and well maintained, and the hot tub was just the ticket on a slightly chilly weekend. We loved the extra touches, like the bikes and beach toys that were available to us, and the layout (with two beds in the main house and one more in a separate unit) was great for two families traveling together. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice. Nice short walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The home was neat and clean. Cindy provided wood for

the fireplace and snacks in the kitchen. The weather accommodated us for a day. We enjoyed the hot tub very much. The beds were very comfortable. I would highly recommend this place to my friends and I am making plans to come back when we have better weather.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful few days at the beach house. We enjoyed the comfy beds, fireplace, hot tub, and extra cottage space for our friends. We found everything we needed, and the process of planning and staying there was very enjoyable. Lovely location to relax.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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