ADORABLE COWELL'S BEACH COTTAGE - PERFECTION BY THE SEA!

Marcy & Adam

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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ADORABLE COWELL'S BEACH COTTAGE - PERFECTION BY THE SEA!

Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Come stay at our jewel box by the sea!

Relax in the custom hot tub or with a drink on the outside daybed in this charming fully renovated (Santa Cruz Green Building Award 2008) former fisherman's cottage. Perfectly located one block from West Cliff Drive and an easy 3 block walk to Cowell's Beach; the Boardwalk, world-class surfing and downtown are all just a short stroll. The main house features a living room, dining room, fully-stocked kitchen (Aga stove, marble counters), and bathroom (double shower) with original vintage features. The main bedroom has a brand new comfortable queen mattress. The adorable separate self-contained studio cottage also has a queen bed, kitchenette and bathroom. The third building offers an additional bedroom with queen bed and a media/play room with flat screen television, extensive movie collection, Wii and games suitable for all ages. The upstairs loft in main house offers three twins (not recommended for small children - ladder access only).

The fully-landscaped yard profers a large sail shaded seating area with teak daybed and benches as well as a hot tub and heated outdoor shower for post-surfing clean up. A gas grill and large outdoor dining table is available for alfresco meals. If the evening gets chilly, fire up the outdoor heater and snuggle up to watch the stars while listening to the sea lion seranade!

The owners live locally and are readily available to offer any help needed to make your beach vacation dreams come true!

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Upscale, Family-Friendly

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only

Marcy & Adam

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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Adam is Australian and Marcy grew up in Santa Barbara, so we both grew up next to and loving the ocean. We spent 11 long years on the East coast starting our careers. When we moved back to California (Los Gatos) in 2004, we found ourselves spending every free moment in Santa Cruz. We drove by our beach house every weekend and contacted the owners to see if they'd sell; we won it in a bidding war several months later. What we 'won' was a dilapadated shack with no frame, holes in the floor, and rat-infested outbuildings. We slowly and painfully renovated and restored until we had the little 'jewel box by the sea' of which we had always dreamed! We enjoyed it with our three children (and almost constant visitors) until we recently were forced to acknowledge we were just too much family for such a little (yet, surprisingly functional!) home. Looking forward to retirement, when with any luck it will once again be our full time abode.

Marcy & Adam purchased this cottage in 2004

With a separate cottage with bathroom/kitchenette, this property is perfect for providing for multigenerational gatherings or other situations where some members may need a little quiet space of their own.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349890vb
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Burbank, CA, USA
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION!!

  • 5 of 5
As a quick summer getaway, we chose Santa Cruz for our family vacation. It ended up being the perfect spot with several things for a few different generations to enjoy. My teenage daughter and her friends as well as my twenty something son and his girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the boardwalk, pier and beach. But the cherry on top was the amazing house. It was beautiful, clean, and provided the absolute perfect backdrop to a great week. The amenities were fantastic from the large kitchen, to the spa, to the courtyard gathering spot and so much more. No need to think twice, rent this home if you are planning a trip to Santa Cruz!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
New York, New York
5

FAMILY, WEDDING, AND WORLD CUP

  • 5 of 5
My niece was getting married in the redwoods up off Old San Jose Road. I searched for a place where we could gather together as a family. (8 of us, including two grandchildren). What I rented was perfection--this property was perfect for all ages and stages of us. The TV/game room was a World Cup magnet, the marble topped kitchen with excellent equipment soothed and challenged the cooks, and the stools at the counter was used by children and adults as we stirred, simmered, and shared wine as we cooked.
Outdoors included shade and sun and lavender in bloom. We lounged, laughed, hung out. Perfection! The children loved the hot tub at not too hot a temperature.
We all loved the space, the privacy and the social spaces for us all. We had travelled far to spend time and celebrate together. In the end, we all wished we could move in for longer. This was a magical space.
We wandered to the beach and to the cliffs to watch the surfers, found good food and wine shops, and even went to a magical DIY wedding.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349890vb
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

GREAT LOCATION AND BIG CHARACTER

  • 5 of 5
It was an absolutely ideal stay for a group of 7 adults (or big kids!). The highlights of the property are undoubtedly the outdoor hot tub - very well maintained and a great temperature, the location - easy walking distance from the Boardwalk, Wharf and Surf Museum, and the Big Kid room - up a ladder in the attic. The description of the listing perfectly sums up the accommodation, the only extra point worth reiterating is that there are 2 bedrooms outside, one of which doesn't have a bathroom, so requires a little coordination!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349890vb
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST RENTAL HOUSE I'VE EVER STAYED IN

Absolutely the best rental house I've ever stayed in
  • 5 of 5
We were coming to the area for a friend's wedding and this house looked the cleanest and the cutest, best appointed, and most centrally located. It was even better than we could have imagined! Great proximity to downtown, boardwalk, walking/running trails, surfing (whether you're doing it or just watching it), nature watching, etc.

Initially, it was just going to be me and my husband staying there, then another couple joined, and finally a few singles decided to join us as well once they all saw how great the photos and amenities looked. The outbuildings and common area were just as fantastic as the main house. The loft was totally fine for the one person who slept up there (he's an adult over six feet tall). Some kids (or adults!) might be afraid of the ladder to get up there, if they are exceptionally anxious.

The bathrooms, especially, were unbelievably amazing. If the owner were to add pictures of the bathrooms, I think the house would be booked solid. I could sleep in that two-head shower, I tell you.

The host was amazing and communicative, stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed, and was reachable by phone/text message for the duration of our stay if there were any issues, which the only issue we encountered was not knowing how to use the wireless stereo system at first.

Oh, and the hot tub is the best I've ever used. I mean ever. And I typically only stay in rentals/B&Bs/hotels with hot tubs. I was in that thing twice a day.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349890vb
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

AWESOME LOCATION AND BEAUTIFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage! The location was great, and the home was just beautiful. It was equipped with everything you'd need for a wonderful stay. The setup is wonderful for multiple couples or families. Our in-laws stayed in the back cottage, giving everyone enough privacy. Thanks so much! We'd definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cowell's Beach Cottage - Perfection by the Sea!
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Sacramento
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful stay at this property. The description was accurate but still the cottages and location exceeded our expectations. The photos could not capture how lovely this set-up is and we were happy that it was so close to the beach and boardwalk as well.
We gathered as a family with our kids and grandchildren and there was a place for everyone. The loft and game room were perfect for the two teenagers, and the small cottage perfect for the couple with a baby. The main house is beautifully done but we especially enjoyed the outside sitting area complete with hot tub and heat lamps. The only thing I was concerned about was that there were only two bathrooms (although there was a third shower outside) so one couple had to cross the courtyard from their bedroom to reach the bathroom in the main house although this did not turn out to be as big a problem as I had imagined. We all agreed we would like to return here next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 26 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
$9,000
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 28 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
 
 
New Year's week
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $125.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes The cottage is located in a residential area. We know and like our neighbors and expect our guests to treat the property and neighborhood with respect. This is not a rental intended for parties our loud behaviour.
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Amenities

Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The main cottage has a queen bedroom and loft (with ladder) with three twins. A smaller cottage has a queen, bathroom, and kitchenette. A third queen is located in a bedroom adjacent to the play room and near the spa.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Video Game Console
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Games
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
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