LUXURY 1+ BEDROOM BEACH BUNGALOW, WEST SIDE SANTA CRUZ CA

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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LUXURY 1+ BEDROOM BEACH BUNGALOW, WEST SIDE SANTA CRUZ CA

Santa Cruz Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This is the place you've been looking for, kid friendly, close to the beach, short walk to Steamer Lane, Lighthouse Field and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Listen to the sea lions bark and waves crash against the shore. Walk to restaurants at the Dream Inn and on the Santa Cruz wharf, or stay in and enjoy cooking in the gourmet kitchen. Plenty of space to stretch out and relax and enjoy the beach lifestyle.

Keywords: Guest House

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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About The Owner

My wife Jen and I are both working professionals, and parents of a beautiful little girl Sophie who is the light of our lives. Shortly after her birth, we closed on this property and feel truly blessed to be able to raise a family in such a wonderful environment. When a friend of ours saw the house she said 'oh, you have a frog', and we looked at her with a puzzled expression and asked her to explain. 'A frog, you know a Finished Room Over the Garage' The name stuck and we've also added the alternative meaning of 'Friends, Relatives and Other Guests'

The Owner purchased this bungalow in 2009

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz

We have been looking for a home with a guest house for a number of years, and this property truly exceeded all of our expectations. The guest house, 117 Lighthouse Ave is a luxury, 800 square foot apartment above the detached 3 car garage. There is a smaller room complete with bunk beds that is perfect for kids.

What makes this bungalow unique

117 Lighthouse Avenue was built in 2008 and has 800 square feet of living space. The home is built over a detached, oversized three car garage and has views of the Eucalyptus groves in Lighthouse Field. The guest house shares a 1/4 acre lot with the owner's residence and has a wonderful sense of privacy and serenity.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Santa Rosa
5

Beautifully remodeled, perfect location

  • 5 of 5
This was our first VRBO experience and it set the bar. The photos showed the property exactly and the location was very close to the ocean. You could hear the sea lions barking faintly in a very nice way. Everything was super clean and well maintained. We only cooked breakfasts there, but found any important pan or tool to do this. The deck is a nice feature and being on the second floor, felt very safe. It is extremely quiet here. The property is within walking distance to the wharf, Boardwalk, restaurants, beach and walking trails along the water. We would definitely recommend this to others and we would go back if given the chance. Todd, Jen & Sophie were very sweet hosts.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
LA area
5

FROG 7/14

  • 5 of 5
This is a very fine place to stay and we enjoyed it. The price was fair and the owners were more than personable. It was a great location for us, the beach for my wife and the city for me, all within walking distance. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5
My family (4) stayed here for 2 nights and it was just prefect! It is in a great location, away from traffic, and walking distance to the beach! Super clean, very quiet. I wish we had booked it to stay longer. We did meet the owner and his daughter briefly on our way out one day, but other than that they were not really around or intruding. I would definitely come back and stay again, it was well worth it! Thank for sharing your beautiful house!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

The Frog is awesome

  • 5 of 5
This was our first vrbo experience, and the frog did not disappoint. It is exactly like the photos; clean, nice neighborhood, and easy parking. Our young kids loved the bunk bed. The towels are amazingly soft. Next time I will bring a few trash bags, detergent, and a sponge from home. The owners were totally to themselves, and a pleasure to talk to the two times we saw them. We could not recommend this place highly enough for families, couples or solo travelers.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
San Mateo, CA USA
5

Fabulous Treat for your retreat :)

  • 5 of 5
Stayed there over this last weekend and the place was fabulous. Only thing I wish was that I had more time to spend in the home itself, since we were out on the town for most of our stay.

Would have liked to have used the grill outside, but did not get a chance. Not sure if it is gas or coal, grill, so you *may* have to get charcoal.

The pics they provide are accurate to what you get. They did a great job with this place.

We will definitely come back to stay here again if/when there is an opportunity!

It was great to be able to go on a morning hike along the coast and through the neighbourhood to get our day started. Nothing like fresh air in the morning to get your day going!

CON: I do not consider these to be deal breakers, by any means, but is worth mentioning.

1. Bring shampoo.
2. TV - If you are expecting to watch TV while here, only basic cable is available. It is HD, however. If you want to watch something that is not on basic channels, like Comcast Sports Net, it is not available. Missed my beloved Giants over the weekend. :(

That said, this is a place to relax and enjoy the company of people that came with you, so this really was not a factor for our family on this trip.

Overall, we would rate this A+.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury 1+ Bedroom Beach Bungalow, West Side Santa Cruz Ca
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281122vb
-(831) 275-0378 (California, USA)
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
North Carolina
5

Great Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This bungalow is a fantastic place to relax near the beach. Our family of four stayed for four nights and absolutely loved it! Inside was super clean and living area had nice tile, updated kitchen and a relaxing patio with chairs. We didn't cook but the kitchen was fully stocked. The location was ideal; a short drive to many restaurants and within walking distance to the beach and boardwalk. The bungalow is close quarters to the owner's home--but this never felt intrusive. They were "hello and wave" friendly and not "try and join your vaca friendly". There is a garage pictured but this is for the owners use only. However, there was always ample parking on the street. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for extending your home to us!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 15 2014 - Oct 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,399
$3,500
 
 
Low Season
Oct 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$169
$1,050
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
$1,399
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

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Santa Cruz Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) We have a little girl of our own and if you are traveling with an infant we can provide a travel crib if you would like. Bunk Beds (1) The property is technically a one bedroom, however there is a second room, with a pocket door that is furnished with a bunk bed. Perfect for the kids!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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