|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is truly a magical beach cottage and the quintessential beach experience in Santa Cruz which includes a full boat of amenities right down to the boogie boards and bicycles. Open Ocean View and located right on Moran Lagoon. Just a skip and a jump from main beaches, yet tucked away just enough for privacy. Wake up to the sounds of waves breaking. Have your first cup of coffee looking across a tree-lined lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. Walk down to the sandy beach for a swim. Then return home to warm up in the hot tub in your own private yard.
Nestled in eucalyptus trees next to Moran Lagoon, this home is truly one of a kind. The property has the feel of a private park, yet you're within easy walking distance to shops, movie theaters, Capitola Village, and even a mall. Stroll down the scenic East Cliff bike way. Watch surfers at world famous Pleasure Point. Our house is small and cozy. The yard is large and private. 850+ total square feet.
The extraordinary setting makes this home stand out from all the rest. The views are magical. We have kept our low rates for 6 Summers now, in light of of the current economy. This is a beloved private home and is used as a rental only in the summer months. The Cottage is well suited for both families and adults.
Truly a great place to stay. Location was great to get places and the home was great set up for dining, we really took advantage of the area and stayed local, from Aptos beaches to cruising west cliff bike path, the boardwalk and an evening sail, great produce and fresh fish every night and a Betty Burger on the way out of town. Look forward to visiting again
A week at the beach just before school started with 3 grandkids, ages 15, 10, and 6. It was just perfect. This tiny house had it all, views, short walk to beach, bikes and beach equipment in garage, hot tub to warm up in after watching the sunset. The photoes were accurate. The house was easy to keep neat and clean. The kitchen had a killer view and great knives, pots and appliances. The outdoor area is very private from the very quiet street. One bedroom was a lovely room across the garden, without a bathroom but perfect for 2 nights for my grandkids parents. It would be great for teens.
I would give this house a 5 star rating if the bathroom was updated--shower was small and in need of replacement. My 15 year old granddaughter only took 2 showers, rather than the usual daily shower!
The location is perfect: lovely small beach with surfers, seals, otters, whale-sightings, and beach fires at night. Just a 2 mile walk or bike ride to Capitola. A couple of blocks from the famous Pleasure Point - surfers paradise. Food and mall shopping nearby.
We rode bikes most days. We took a whale watching trip from the nearby harbor on Stagnaros boat. Saw more whales than I ever expected, great captain and naturalist. A visit to the Seymore Marine center near UC was wonderful for the kids, touched a shark (very tiny shark). Lucky for me the parents took the kids to the famous boardwalk.
I cannot wait for next summer and returning to this sweet little place!
My family and I had a wonderful week using the cottage as our peaceful refuge. It is tranquil and orderly and has a lovely view. Thank you!
My family rented this cottage at the last minute last summer as other vacation plans fell through. The owners were very accommodating and this cottage was the perfect find. My husband and I our 7 mos. old daughter along with mother-in-law and brother-in-law joined us on the trip. There was plenty of space and my brother-in-law got to enjoy the separate accommodations away from the main cottage to give him privacy from our little one.
All in all, I would highly recommend this home, it was spacious, lots of light, private backyard, walking distance to a killer beach, and quick drive to all the happening Santa Cruz hotspots (including downtown Capitola). Lots of great window shopping in downtown Capitola and we enjoyed evening sunset walks down to the beach to watch the surfers on the point. :)
We had a wonderful vacation get away without having to travel very far. Perfect for us, my daughter and family, including grand children. Plenty of room for everyone. Everything is so close the weather was perfect. The house was very clean and organized. Morning coffee on the back deck overlooking the lagoon was a must. Love the bike rides made possible by the bikes provided with the house. Walked to beach every day followed by a soak in the hot tub. Watching the Wizard of Oz one evening (included in the video library) with the grand kids was also a highlight. Needless to say, we will certainly be back again.
This beach cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. We enjoyed the sand and surf, bike trails, hot tub, nearby redwood forest parks, farmers markets, local beaches, boardwalk and more. It is well maintained, very clean and very functional for a family of 4 (2 teenagers). I'd recommend this place to friends and family.
Seeing a floor plan would have helped to figure out how you could sleep 8, but we were only 4 so I did not worry too much about that and it all worked out fine.
The location is superb, close to so many great beaches for boogie boarding and surfing. The cottage is filled with light, and views. The yard is private and a great hang out. The street is quiet. Overall, our stay was superb. The property is indeed clean and well-maintained. The only drawbacks were - the frig made a constant whine, and it's in the same room as the main bed, and... The beds were not very comfortable - 2 of us made do, but the 3rd member of our party did not sleep so well because of the beds. Better mattresses would make this a 5 star rating!
World Class Surfing, just steps from the Beach Cottage. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk close by. Downtown Santa Cruz, walking on the Pacific Garden Mall. You can bike our walk from the Beach Cottage to Capitola Village, on a beautifully paved path along the ocean. Great restaurants, coffee houses within walking distance.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.