LARGE SANTA CRUZ HOME STEPS FROM BEACH.

Michelle Abene

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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LARGE SANTA CRUZ HOME STEPS FROM BEACH.

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 17)

We have a very special home! Imagine yourself just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's most popular beaches - Twin Lakes on 14th Avenue. This over 4,000 square foot comfortable home boasts views, a prime location, and a true taste of the magic that Santa Cruz offers! Let your mind unwind while sun bathing at the beach or relaxing on one of the multiple view decks of this spacious home. Walk to the Harbor, restaurants, and shops......Sleeps up to 17 in comfortable beds. It is also extremely kid friendly. We have a separate game room (great for the kids!) with Foosball, Play Station 2, Ping Pong and Cable TV.

SANTA CRUZ VACATION HOME ORDINANCE APPLIES TO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY: This ordinance restricts the amount of guests allowed in homes throughout the county. The limits are 2 adults per bedroom plus 2. This means our home is limited to 14 adults. The County does not place a limit on Children under the age of 12. We will not rent to more than 14 adults. This makes our house even more special since we have the room to fit your family or group.

Perfect for family get togethers and getaways. Perfect for Corporate Events, and Business Meetings. Enjoy having everyone together - sharing special times in a comfortable, spacious home. This fully furnished and equipped large home includes 2 large HD LCD TVs with cable, high speed wireless internet, two fireplaces, DVD players, ocean views from decks, top of the line bed linens, washer/dryer, and a hot water outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing. Multiple iPod/iPhone speakers throughout the home for music (and charging!). The private deck is equipped with gas BBQ and also a storage area complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more! At night the breaking waves will lull you to sleep, and in the morning enjoy your coffee on the beach or in our peaceful setting. (Not responsible for sea lion barking) :)

Take a stroll to the nearby restaurants, shops, and attractions, take a sunset walk on the beach, or just sit back and enjoy the calmness of Santa Cruz. This beach home is just steps from the entrance to Twin Lakes Beach - one of the most popular and warmest beaches in all of Santa Cruz. Despite its popularity, you will find our 'half' of the beach to actually be quite private, yet still close to all the action. During the day take a short walk along the beach to the Crows Nest to have lunch with a view or catch a beach volleyball game. At night, enjoy a bonfire and ‘smores on the beach. We are also minutes from the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. There is a brand new Whole Foods a few minutes away and a large Safeway for all your shopping. There is even a small market within easy walking for your last minute items. Just a short drive down the coast are the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Courses, Laguna Seca Race Track, quaint Carmel-By-The-Sea, and majestic Big Sur. Lucky for you, our home is centrally located to all that Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay have to offer.

Please note that this is our second home and we are looking for guests who will treat both our home and our neighbors with respect. If you are looking for a 'party house' please look elsewhere. We do not allow parties, weddings or other large gatherings.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Michelle Abene (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Michelle Abene

This is our personal second home owned by three families with many children and friends. This is not a typical 'vacation rental' property. We provide the special touches usually only found in luxury residences. We would love to share our home with you and your family!

Michelle Abene purchased this house in 2009

Why Michelle Abene chose Santa Cruz

As long time locals, we have enjoyed coming to the beach and Santa Cruz with our families for over 40 years! Twin Lakes Beach is very unique. The beach near our home is quaint and secluded, yet it is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions with stunning natural beauty. We chose to buy this house since it is on a quiet street only 6 houses from the beach and is large enough to comfortably sleep our large families, extended families and friends.

What makes this house unique

We are 6 houses from the entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach. You can also easily walk to the Crows Nest, the Harbor and other shops and restaurants along one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz. The best thing about the house is its spaciousness and layout. All rooms are large and the living areas are light, bright and comfortably furnished. The main dining room table seats 14 - a second dining table seats 6! You will not find a more spacious or comfortable home so close to the beach in Northern California. Since this is our second home we have furnished to it to our own high standards. The beds and linens are all of the highest quality and provide a great sleep. Also, we are dog lovers so we occasionally have animals (dogs) in the house. The house is professionally cleaned after each stay, but we can not guarantee that someone with severe allergies to pets will not have a problem.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing a comfy space for our 3 generations! Loved having the Bar Side and the Kitchen Side and the long table. Also great idea with 2 TVs for varied interests. Very comfy beds! Mahalo!
Dec 2012
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
average rating of 4.875 based on 58 reviews
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
University Place, WA
5

Perfect place for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5
As each family arrived, their reaction was WOW - what a big and beautiful place! And then to discover that the beach was so close and uncrowded added to the delight! The house was very well equipped for families, especially with the game room, beach chairs even infant furniture, and quality cooking needs for large groups. The arrangement of the house allowed for lots of interaction as well as space for quiet time. Santa Cruz, nearby bike trails a beach activities and nearby points of interest provided a lot to do for all ages. The owners were most accomodating and a delight to work with. We had a wonderful week and we all will have many lasting memories of our week together.

Thank you so much for sharing your rental with us.

The Gentili family
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is a pleasure to hear how our home "allowed lots of space for interaction and quiet time". We hope you visit us again soon!
Michelle
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4086561399
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
El Dorado Hills, CA
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect spot for a family vacation. From the grandparents to the grandkids we all had fun. The beach is an easy walk from the home plus we were also close to the broadwalk. We even were able to bring the pets Franco and Molly. Hope we can do it again next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Gaelyn,
Hello and thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to have a large, pet friendly home next to a beautiful, pet friendly beach. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves. Please visit us again soon with Franco and Molly.
Michelle
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4086561399
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
San Jose, CA
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for opening your house to our families. We had a wonderful time and made great memories. The location was perfect. Just a 2 minute walk to the beach. We had a bonfire, made smores and just enjoyed our time. The house was very spacious and we never felt crowded. We had 7 kids and a baby and they all said it was the best time ever. Even my dog loved it. The deposit was promptly retured also. Thank you Holly for opening your house to us.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Wendy. We hope you visit us again.
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4086561399
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz California
5

Life is better at the beach! !!!

  • 5 of 5
Location location location! !!! There are so many amazing benefits to this house. Having two full kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms makes for easy food production serving and never a crowded kitchen! The back deck Huge BBQ and large table make for perfect relaxed lounging while enjoying snacks and your favorite drink. Plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms for your entire extended family plus a downstairs game room with ping ping, foosball and plenty of beach equipment. ..boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. The beach is only 5 doors down, and is one of the best little known beaches in Santa Cruz. Simply gorgeous. . We drank our coffee at the beach soaking up the morning rays listening to the peaceful sounds of the waves and birds. Great quiet neighborhood! I wish I could own a house exactly like this one! !! You really feel at home here. Internet access and cable were included so no one went without their digital fix ;) the owners were gracious and very pleasant to work worth. My deposit was returned promptly after the day we checked out. I would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to enjoy life near the beach. .. ip plan on returning again soon myself! !! Enjoy! This IS the ONE!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Jason! We are so happy that you enjoyed our home. You will have to come back soon. We now have more seating in our game room, new sectionals in our living areas, and new outdoor furniture on our decks. I am glad your last minute trip worked out. It was a pleasure meeting you.
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Caldwell, Idaho
5

Idaho students

  • 5 of 5
Brought group of students down from Idaho on their Senior trip and we had an amazing time. Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason! I hope your kids made memories that will last forever. I bet they enjoyed using our many boogie boards and other beach equipment. Thanks for respecting our home during your stay.
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4086561399
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
3

sub-par rental unless you're part of a large group not interested in comfort

sub-par rental unless you're part of a large group not interested in comfort
  • 3 of 5
We rented this home instead of getting four separate hotel rooms when visiting town for a wedding. The house was roomy and offered a nice space for our families to gather, but it was truly disappointing in terms of comfort. The walls were very thin, one of the bedrooms was simply not usable because the mattress & frame squeaked with every move, and there was a strong smell of mildew at the base of the steps. Given the price of the home--which indicates a "luxury rental"--we were surprised to find these issues.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle,
We appreciate the comments. We are glad you found the house to be roomy and a nice space for your families to gather. As you point out, renting a large home steps from the beach is generally a much less expensive and more comfortable option than getting 4 or more hotel rooms when families and friends travel together. We haven't had any reports of thin walls over the past 5 years, but appreciate your comment on that. Thanks for mentioning the loose bed frame - a screw driver was all that was needed to tighten that up! Our home is cleaned and thoroughly and inspected prior to and after each stay, and we were surprised that you smelled a mildew odor by the steps. We investigated and we were unable to find any unusual smells or any evidence of mildew near the steps or anywhere in the house.
Fortunately, the subsequent guest did not report any unusual smells and just to be sure, we stayed in the house ourselves to ensure all is well!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose (SFO is 65 miles)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Twin Lakes

Walking distance to the Santa Cruz Harbor (shops and restaurants). 30 minutes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach and Carmel and world class Wine tasting. Just a bit further to Half Moon Bay and Big Sur.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept-Dec. Weekends
Nov 10 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,550
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
January to May
Jan 3 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
Easter week
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 10 2015
8 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 12 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Labor Day weekend 2015
Aug 28 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas week 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve week 2015
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - 2 showers - 1 stall and 1 shower over tub divided by door
    Bathroom 1 - 2 showers - 1 stall and 1 shower over tub divided by door
    Bathroom 3 - 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 4 - 1/2 bath
  • In addition, 2 outside showers. One near front entrance and one in back yard with hot water (not private).
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , sleeps 4 (twin over double bunk with trundle)
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 5 (1 twin over twin bunk and twin over double) bunk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , sleeps 2
  • King size beds (2) 2 separate King beds in each large Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 separate Queen rooms, Baby Cribs (2) 2 portacribs are available., Bunk Beds (3) 2 Rooms have Bunkbeds One bedroom has twin over full and twin over twin. Another has twin over full with a trundle.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • rock climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Spacious layout for friends and family stays. Everything you need to enjoy to beautiful Santa Cruz area!
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