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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!

Michelle

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michelle (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Michelle

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 purchased this house in 2009

Why Michelle 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

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Huge Santa Cruz Home - Steps to Twin Lakes Beach! Best Location for Sun and Fun!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 64 reviews
Roseville, Calif
5

Women's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this vacation rental. We had 14 women. We were able to sit down all together for meals in one dining room while being able to leave the second dining room set up with journaling activities. The large sets of tableware and well stocked kitchens lent towards plenty of prep space and made for great meals. With this large group of women having personal space as well as gathering spaces in the rental was important to us and this home provided for exactly that. With windows open at night, we slept comfortably to the sounds of the waves. The walk to the beach was super short and easily accessible for all those in our group. The beach was never crowded; maybe one dozen people quietly enjoying the water and sand on Saturday and less all the others. We saw dolphins and sea lions right in the water near us. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset Saturday night. The check in and out instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The home is stocked with all the towels, throw blankets and linens you could ever need. Having the super quiet and efficient washer and dryer in the house was very convenient. The beds (even the bunk beds) were wonderfully cozy and had plenty of blankets. We had a wonderful time! We would highly recommend this rental. Michelle quickly responded to all calls, inquiries, and requests. Thank you for such a wonderful place to host our Women's Retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful compliments on both our home, and my response time to your needs. We are so pleased your group of 14 women had an amazing time at our beach and home. It truly means so much to us that you have taken the time to write such a heartfelt review.
5

Fantastic place for a 4-family weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here with 7 kids and 8 adults. Michelle and Holly's place is fantastically spacious and uncluttered and the kitchens and bathrooms are well equipped. The nearby beach is really gorgeous - we weren't expecting it to be so perfect. The location is great because you are beachside and seemingly away from the madding crowd, yet there is good coffee and grocery shopping nearby. Michelle and Holly were very easy to communicate with. I highly recommend their home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brid! We hope you come again! Michelle
4

Really lovely home, great for large groups

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here during the she.is.beautiful 5K/10K race. We had a very large group so we ended up split between two homes due to the Santa Cruz regulations capping the number of people in one home.

The home is very clean and well stocked and really has everything you could need from kitchen supplies to even extra shampoo/conditioner in the bathroom (really helpful in a house full of women). The home also provides a lot of places to either be together or to be in smaller groups, which is nice when you have a mix of people. In addition to the beautiful beach at one end, there is a cute little Mexican restaurant at the other if you want something quick and well priced.

This would be a great place to host a scrap booking party or some other kind of crafty event since there are so many places to hang out. It is also a great place if you have kids since there are many places to "put the kids" where they are within earshot of adults. I would even use this home as a work retreat place since there are a lot of places where you can break off in smaller groups.

A few words of advice -

1) Definitely don't put more than 6 cars in the driveway. It says that in the leasing agreement and they owners mean it (In fairness, I think it may be another Santa Cruz regulation and the owners could get fined). You will definitely be tempted because the driveway is so big, but the owners monitor via security cameras so definitely stick to the rules. At one point, we had too many cars in the driveway and got panicked calls on my home phone and cell phone, which definitely affected the mood as everyone started looking for where there might be other cameras (don't worry, we didn't find any others).

2) Also, the game room is in the back through a different entrance. We didn't find it our first day (granted, most of us arrived after dark).

3) There are a lot of stairs. If you have people who can't do stairs, this probably isn't the place for you since the bedrooms are on the first floor and the living areas are on the second. We had a lady pull out at the last minute because of a twisted ankle and several of us remarked how hard it would've been on her if she had decided to attend to just hang out and not run the race.

Everyone had a great time and I would definitely recommend this place (and hope to be back). You will have a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed review. We take great pride in ownership and security of our property. We adhere to the Santa Cruz Vacation Ordinance that limits our number of cars in the driveway to 6! It is the largest driveway in Santa Cruz for vacation rentals that we know of!!!!!!! So, enjoy bringing your 6 cars, but limit to only 6!!!!!! Street parking is available for all other cars. So happy you enjoyed our large and spacious home. We hope you visit again!
5

Great home, great host

  • 5 of 5

We had a business retreat here and it worked out great. Beautiful weather and sunsets, short drive to Whole Foods. We did a BBQ one night and made pasta the next night. Everybody had a great time playing ping pong and fuseball in the game room. We couldn't get play station to work but you can't have everything. All around an awesome experience and we will be trying to put together another trip to this house next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I am happy to hear that your work group enjoyed a fun time at the beach together. Thanks for letting me know about the play station. I will send an expert (my 12 yr old) to make sure it is working properly. We are fortunate to have whole foods a couple miles away, as well as, Costco, etc. Next time you can try Safeway.com for delivery and you won't have to leave the beach!
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: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA
5

Fun Family Reunion!

  • 5 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!

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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Rates & Availability

From $850 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
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
$950
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,750
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 $1,000.00
Cleaning $300.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Refundable Security Deposit of $1,000 Required. Cleaning Fee $300.

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.
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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