LARGE SANTA CRUZ HOME STEPS FROM BEACH.

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Holly Keiser

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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.

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.

Please note that Santa Cruz County has a Vacation Home Ordinance. Our home is allowed to have up to 14 adults (persons over age 12) and no more.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Holly Keiser

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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

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.

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 occasionally have animals (dogs) in the house. The house is professionally cleaned, but we can not guarantee that someone with severe allergies to pets will not have a problem.

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

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4084550414
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

Memorable stay in a cozy home

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
All needs taken care of to the minutest details!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4084550414
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Our annual MLK weekend extravaganza was held at this amazing place. Just a short 3 min walk to the beach, the location of this house can not be beat. The flow of the place is excellent, with the bedrooms all downstairs where you can get away from it all, and the two kitchens upstairs was key! Our group could not have been happier with this place. And the play room downstairs is great where some competitive ping pong matches were held!

This place is fantastic for all ages, as we had kids from 1 year to 12 and the adults could not have been happier.

The owners were great to work with, and yes, we will be back for sure!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4084550414
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
San Francisco
5

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The pictures do not do this place justice its much bigger and just a beautiful home. They have all the amenities you need and more. I highly recommend this place for a family gathering or corporate retreat.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Shannon. We hope you come again... perfect weather for beach bonfires and s'mores.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4084550414
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Beautiful 6-bedroom beach house; minutes to the beach. Super cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This Santa Cruz beach house is one of the nicest vacation homes we have stayed in! With 4000+ square feet, it is so spacious that with 5 families (with little ones), we never felt cramped. This house is really a duplex, so it's 2 condos, but the wall in between is opened up. So there's 2 of everything. Two kitchens, two living rooms, two dining rooms, two staircases. There were 4 bathrooms (2 full bathrooms, and 2 half bath) - which worked out great for our group.

The beds were of good quality, and so were the bedding, comforter, pillows. We were nice and warm at night. We put the older girls in the bunk room - that was a very exciting part for the kids. They played house and everything during the day there.

Taking the idea from another reviewer, we had an "Iron Chef" competition. Where else would you find a place with 2 kitchens? That was a highlight. The kids absolutely LOVED the house. For the first hour, they would just explore the house, going up and down both staircases, and being amazed. "Wow, Mommy, this house is SO BIG!!" They kept saying over and over.

We were able to walk to the beach everyday. It's minutes away, so that is really, really nice. What a luxury!

Overall, we plan to book again next year for the group. It is a very special house. The owners are very easy to work with, and very responsive to email/contact. Thanks for a great weekend!
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It's our privilege to share our home with wonderful families such as yours. It makes me laugh when I hear the fun the children have running up and down two sets of stairs! Thank you for sharing their excitement with us & for taking such good care of our home.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Large Santa Cruz home steps from beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p253771vb
+1 4084550414
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
San Jose, CA
5

Wonderful Home and Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our school faculty had a retreat here and it was the perfect house. We were able to have some of our meals on the beach and hold several workshops at the house. The internet was able to accommodate 16 computers and dining room table is perfect for meetings. The two kitchens even allowed us to have an Iron Chef cook off, which was a highlight of our retreat. The owner of the property was very accommodating and helpful! Thanks for an amazing stay!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your raving reviews. Yes, our internet is amazing, and quick. We are very fortunate to have high speed connectivity. We are happy your staff found it helpful, and we hope you come again soon.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Springtime
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$800
2 nights
 
 
Easter week
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 24 2014
$6,550
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$800
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$850
3 nights
 
 
Summer Week
May 31 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$6,500
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$850
3 nights
 
 
Sept-Dec. Weekends
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$900
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$6,550
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 28 2014
$6,550
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$850
2 nights
 

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Notes Rates are subject to change without notice.
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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:
  • Lake
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Spacious layout for friends and family stays. Everything you need to enjoy to beautiful Santa Cruz area!
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