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HUGE SANTA CRUZ HOME - STEPS TO TWIN LAKES BEACH! BEST LOCATION FOR SUN AND FUN!

Holly Keiser

Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HUGE SANTA CRUZ HOME - STEPS TO TWIN LAKES BEACH! BEST LOCATION FOR SUN AND FUN!

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

Overview

Overview

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 a family get together and getaways. Perfect for small groups and retreats. 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, peek 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.

Keywords: House, home

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

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!

Holly Keiser purchased this house in 2009

Why Holly Keiser 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 34 traveler reviews

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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 60 reviews
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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Awesome home

  • 5 of 5
My family (12 total)stayed here for 6 days to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. The house is roomy , we never felt like we were overcrowded. This house is spotless. 2 minute walk & your feet are in the sand. We had plenty of room to park our 4 cars there with room to spare. Great burger joint(US Meal) just down the street-5 minute walk. The beds & linens were super comfy. Kids enjoyed the game room as we adults enjoyed the quite upstairs. It was great to hear the ocean roar going to sleep or waking the next morning. Will definately stay here again.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kim,
Thank you for staying at our beach house, and sharing your parents 50th wedding anniversary experience with us. We hope you come again.
Sincerely,
Michelle 408-656-1399
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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County

Fun Family Reunion!

  • of 5
What a great stay!!! My family and I gathered at this house for a family reunion and had a great time! The house was spacious with two distinct communal spaces and two large kitchens. Great beach access and so close! I fell asleep and woke up to the waves crashing every day! The owners were a delight to work with and provided all the necessary information. Awesome place to have a low key gathering away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Smy!
business
Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
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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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
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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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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
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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.
business
Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
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+1 -4084550414
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.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose (SFO is 65 miles)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Twin Lakes
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crows Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Huge, Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Twin Lakes Cove Beach with Volleyball and Firepits

Walking distance to the Santa Cruz Harbor (shops and restaurants). Farmers Market. Boardwalk 5 minutes. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach and Carmel and world class Wine and Beer tasting minutes away. Just a bit further to Half Moon Bay and Big Sur.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept-Dec. Weekends
Nov 10 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 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 and February
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 
 
March to May
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
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
2 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

Deposit $1,000
Cleaning $300
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Refundable Security Deposit of $1,000 Required. Cleaning Fee $300.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Spacious layout for friends and family stays. Everything you need to enjoy to beautiful Santa Cruz area!

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