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SERENE IN SANTA CRUZ - RELAX IN COMFORT & STYLE

Barbara

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SERENE IN SANTA CRUZ - RELAX IN COMFORT & STYLE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 (Queen, trundle)

We offer a clean, updated, modern-style, bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood just four and one-half blocks from the beach. Walk through the greenbelt to the beach or continue the walk along picturesque West Cliff Drive to Natural Bridges State Park or the lighthouse and the surfers. Relax in the morning with a cup of coffee on the front porch, gazing at the lush garden. Read a book, paint a picture, journal, let your mind wander. This is the place to unwind from the busy-ness of life.

Don't forget the sunscreen because the Westside is famous for avoiding the fog, especially in the Fall when the days are warm and the nights cool. Barbecue at the end of a beach day and sleep soundly in the well appointed, modern rooms with the faint sound of seals in the distance. We encourage mature renters who respect the full-time residential neighborhood. Couples will love this quiet get-away. We love the relaxed and easy-going area and imagine you will too.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Barbara (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Barbara

We love our home and are happy to share its comfort with renters. We've furnished the home to be beautiful and practical for people who want that from their rental experience. Our style is modern with clean lines, fashionable furnishings and comforting colors. We surf, take long walks and bike to the beach, all of which is so easy to do from our home.

Barbara purchased this house in 2004

Why Barbara chose Santa Cruz

The cul de sac location is great for kids so they can more safely play in the streets. There is a playground a block away and that's a favorite for kids, too. We like the ocean and can hear the distant seals at night from the Boardwalk but are not disturbed by crashing waves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This beach bungalow was perfect for us. We loved the Westside Santa Cruz neighborhood and the location of the home on a cul de sac. It's a friendly neighborhood centrally located with great shopping, cafes, long ocean walks along West Cliff Drive and surf/people watching. It was a peaceful long weekend and everything we needed was available in your home. We appreciate how well it's kept and the clean modern furnishings. We recommend this home without question and look forward to our next visit.
Mar 2010
  • 1 of 5

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
average rating of 4.75 based on 21 reviews
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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162929
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Moraga
5

Nice bungalow

  • 5 of 5
Very Modern
Short bike ride to the Pier or a healthy walk
Clean living space
Parking
Nice Neighbors
Perfect for family as the price is the same as a hotel but you have the kitchen and washer/dryer
Safeway is 1-2 miles I think
Local Deli is 2-3 blocks away
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

Comfortable, cozy cottage has everything you need.

  • 4 of 5
Barbara was easy to work with and very responsive. THe cottage is very well maintained and super clean. I loved the lanscaping and flora. There is plenty of parking on the street even for our daily guests (we had family in the area). Our family of 3 rented over Christmas week and we had our kids from Oakland down for dinners. The dining table easily seats 6 and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for cooking a feast for 6. Plenty of towels and paper products supplied as well.
The beds are comfy and there is laundry facilities in the house. Just be aware this is a small cottage. We had to unpack our luggage into the closets and move the luggage out into the laundry/mud room as there is no extra space in the bedrooms. But the living room is spacious and has ample seating.
The neighborhood is quiet and it is a 4 block walk through a little park to the West Cliff drive/ocean.
I would recommend this property!!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Eugene, OR
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
First off, I never write reviews of anything, ever. But we had such a wonderful time in this home I just have to!

This home is clean, modern, and the owners thought of everything to make it comfortable. The space is small, but it worked perfectly for my husband, myself and our two sons. We loved the location-- it's a short walk to the beach, a playground and a really nice market. And the owner is so nice! She was genuinely interested in making sure our stay was enjoyable! Which it was, and we can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
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5

Serenity cottage is very aptly named

  • 5 of 5
We would recommend this quiet, clean, well-appointed little home -away from -home to anyone.
Whenever we would search for something it was readily available and the finishing touches make this comfortable cottage just right for a beach stay.
The neighborhood is quiet and residential, close to the beach and to shopping.
The notes and tips book on the dining room table gave great advice about local sights to see and restaurants.
But my favorite thing of all was the lovely front garden where I could do my tai chi at sunrise to the sound of barking sea lions that hold court on rocks by the lighthousea short walk away.

Our pleasant hostess was available for any questions we had and answered my emails cheerfully and quickly.
We would definitely recommend Serenity Cottage to friends and look forward to revisiting ourselves soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

Santa Cruz

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Serene in Santa Cruz. It is close to the beautiful West Cliff Drive with the Lighthouse, Municipal Wharf and Boardwalk and a good base to explore both the coast and inland. The house was clean, nicely presented with all the required appliances you would expect and lots of hot water for showering.

Nice touches such as the provision of both beach and bath towels was appreciated and had we wished, there were bikes to ride in the shed. Our lads used the body boards in the surf. In all, a nice place to stay for week and close to a very beautiful part of the northern California coast.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Serene in Santa Cruz - Relax in Comfort & Style
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+1 -415 716-8897
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Sacramento, CA, USA
5

Serene in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5
Wow...where do I begin? First of all, Barbara Dunne (owner) is such a nice person and made the booking process so simple and easy. Serene was the most perfect get away for my friends and I. The location was perfect, just a short walk to the beach. Not to mention it is super close to the boardwalk, restaurants, etc.

I got the best sleep of my life in the queen sized bed. The mattress, blankets and pillows were so soft that I fell asleep within seconds. I also made sure to take a nap the next day because the bed was so comfortable!

Serene is maintained down to the smallest detail. Everything is so clean. The fresh flowers in the dining room and bathroom added just the right touch to make us feel welcome.

We enjoyed using the kitchen to make dinner one of the nights. We watched movies and did manicures/pedicures. It really felt like home. There couldn't have been a better setting for our 'girls weekend'.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lauren! We enjoyed sharing our home with you and your friends. Glad you liked it as much as we do! Come back soon. :-)

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Parrish Pub
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Cliff:Lighthouse, Boardwalk, Natural Bridges
Car: not necessary

Quiet, sunnier side of Santa Cruz, centrally located, blocks from the ocean and West Cliff Drive. 3 mile ocean walking path, famed Lighthouse point/Steamer's Lane surfing, great hiking, 5 minutes from fun at the Beach Boardwalk, 5 minutes from Pacific Avenue downtown shopping, Grocery store/restaurants/shops within walking distance (4-5 blocks), fantastic park for kids (2 blocks), centrally located regionally between San Francisco and Carmel/Big Sur and San Jose, amazing hiking/biking and mountain vistas, Seymour Marine Mammal Center and loads more!

Surfers-you are .5 mile from famed Steamer's Lane off Lighthouse Field Point (experienced) to Cowell's (long boarders and beginners) close to Boardwalk/Pier. One of our bikes carries your board!

Other Activities: beach combing, long un-interrupted ocean walks on West Cliff Drive, tanning, body-surfing, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Golf: DeLaveaga Golf Course (4.5 miles from the house)is perched atop the hills surrounding Santa Cruz, California, providing championship caliber golf and excellent service to residents and visitors alike. As one of the top ranked public courses in California, Delaveaga combines striking natural beauty with a challenging and thoughtful course design featuring tree lined fairways, deep canyons, and infamous 10th hole. This beautiful facility offers a full service Golf Shop, a two story lighted driving range and an award-winning restaurant. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Pasatiempo Golf Club (4.8 miles from the house) was designed by world-renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie. Even though MacKenzie also designed Augusta National and Cypress Point, Pasatiempo was his favorite layout and where he made his American home, which still borders the sixth fairway. Today, this historic top 100 course is a semi-private golf club that sets aside certain tee times each day for public play.Pasatiempo is ranked #11 in Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2010 and ranked #30 in Golf Digest’s 2011-12 America’s Greatest Public Courses. Golf Digest also named Pasatiempo Golf Club as one of the top 3 courses you can play in California along with Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill(private and public).

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Sep 1 2014 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,150
$4,550
 
 
Peak
May 18 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$215
From
$265
Fri,Sat
$1,450
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Low Season: 9/1-5/31..$1,150/week..$430wkend; High Season: 6/1-8/31..$1,450 week..$530/wkend
Holidays charged at High Season Rates: $1,450 week..$530/wkend
* Security Deposit ... $250 and fully refundable w/in 14 days of departure, less damages.
* Departure Cleaning $100 (includes linens)
* Check in at 3pm ...Check out by 11am
* Santa Cruz Occupancy Tax 11.0 %
* Available year-round!
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fresh, new, very clean
  • Soothing, sea green colored tile and modern light fixture and vanity all work in this comfortable space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fresh & new
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Trundle converts
  • The second bedroom has a new Trundle bed that can comfortably sleep one or opened up, two. Trundle converts to 2 twin beds and pushed together becomes a King bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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