The cottage is located in the Seabright area of Santa Cruz CA. The beach and Boardwalk are 3 blocks away and several excellent restaurants are nearby. The backyard is very private. You can walk to the wharf and downtown area. No pets allowed !
2 night minimum
We stayed a month in this cute, clean cottage. It was exactly as advertised. The back patio is roomy and private. The cottage was very clean and well stocked with plenty of linens, towels, and kitchen staples: coffee filters, coffee, sugar, etc. It is in a quiet neighborhood and an excellent location for walking to the beach, amusement park, and many restaurants (Seabright Brewery, Betty's Burgers, Aldo's, Engfer pizza). Ruby went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful vacation.
We stayed here for 10 days, and found it perfect. It is an extremely well-furnished cottage and very clean. Lots of towels, etc provided. The kitchen is very well furnished. There is a fireplace in the living room, which is great for those cool, foggy evenings. We had such beautiful weather, we never used it. In the back is a large and charming patio with plenty chairs and tables. There are large pots with beautiful succulents.
The cottage is a short walk to the beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Shopper Corners is close by. The independent market has a great open meat market, and terrific selection of fresh fruits and veggies. They also have an outstanding wine selection.
Across the street is The Buttery. They have terrific pastries cakes and breads. Also have a counter with a great selection of sandwiches and salads. They make the BEST peanut butter cookies we have ever had.
My children and I really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Ruby, the owner, was very friendly, easy to work with and accommodating. The house was clean and extremely well stocked with household goods, beach towels, bathroom/kitchen supplies, and linens. I also really loved the back patio and outdoor shower for cleaning off after the beach or just relaxing in the comfortable lounger drinking my morning coffee.
The location of the cottage couldn't have been better! Such an easy and quick walk to the beach or boardwalk.
We mainly enjoyed the Boardwalk and surrounding beaches while we were in Santa Cruz as those were the primary interests of my 14 and 11 year olds. They were also very happy that we had WiFi!
I would definitely stay there again and would recommend this cottage to any couples or people with small families for their accommodations while in Santa Cruz!.
We had a delightful stay at the Santa Cruz Cottage. It was small and quaint; great location near the beach and boardwalk. We were able to walk to both places in no time. Ruby was awesome to work with and very accommodating. I would recommend this beach vacation home and would consider it in our future vacations in Santa Cruz.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this little cottage. Great location, nice and quite and very clean with everything we needed. Highly recommend.
When we arrived at the cottage, I was so happy we chose this rental! Or two girls, ages 3.5 and 1.5, were having fun there looking at all of the neat decor in the back patio. There were even sand toys there and a beach bag to haul them to the beach with! That was awesome since I forgot to pack our beach toys. It is about a 5 minute walk down the Seabright Beach, and a 10 minute walk over to the Boardwalk. So nice not to fight the traffic there! We also ate at Bettys Burgers and saw several other places nearby to eat or get groceries if needed. Very nice location.
We also loved the outdoor shower for washing the girls off after going to the beach. They loved it too! My 3.5 year old couldn't get over how cool it was to take a shower outside. The home is stocked with all the things you would need, as described. Very well stocked kitchen. The TV with the DVD player was great for the morning and kids nap times, for me and my husband to just relax. I also liked the view from the kitchen. The surrounding homes are very nice, the across the street neighbor has a nice garden! The couch folded out into a bed, which was good for the kids.
The only cons to our stay were more personal preferences: there was no fan that we could find, to help us sleep. I guess I shouldn't complain that it was TOO quiet! And we had to put some knick-knacks away, up high, out of the girls' reach since they were breakable (I hope we put them all back where they were before! We tried)
Ruby was very sweet and accommodating in coordinating our check-in and check-out times. We will definitely stay here again when we need another mini-vacation and have recommended it to our friends and family as well!