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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!

Donna

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You will be “Walkin’ on Sunshine” anywhere you go in this delightful Santa Cruz home. The bright and colorful, newly redecorated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sleeps 7 (plus another child on the small sofa). The house is centrally located on 14th Ave. in Santa Cruz, just a short walk down the street to the 14th Avenue Beach entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach.

These are the nicest, warmest beaches in Monterey Bay, with perfect sand, great boogie boarding, and fire pits for nighttime gatherings. Near the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the famous Crow’s Nest and Aldo’s restaurants, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards or relax and watch the sailboat races on Wednesday afternoons.

The smoke-free, family friendly, house is fully furnished in seaside décor with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee and catch some rays up on the sunny second story deck. Unwind in the evening sitting on the large sofa in front of the big-screen TV and the cozy gas fireplace. Plug in your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes or connect to the web with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Sleep in comfort in the serene downstairs bedroom, decorated in peaceful décor, with a luxurious queen bed and flat screen TV. The upstairs bedroom has a full size bed, a private bathroom and access to the wraparound deck. The kids will love the third bedroom that includes bunk beds (with a trundle and small sofa that folds out into a mattress pad), another big flat screen TV, and a Wii video game system.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, gas stove, French door refrigerator and dishwasher. Plates, glasses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. There is a separate laundry room with front loading washer and dryer.

Guests will also enjoy the large, private backyard with room for the kids to run or play on the play structure with swings. You will love relaxing on the hammock under the palm trees and the large patio with the gas grill. No need to pack sand buckets, shovels, boogie boards or beach umbrella as we provide all of that for you, including a few small wetsuits. There is even a wagon to help you bring all of your stuff to the beach.

Just a 5 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes to the adorable beach town of Capitola. There are also plenty of local surf spots.

This is a great home for families in a residential neighborhood. It is not a party house.

Our location is just 45 minutes from Carmel and Monterey, 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco Airport.

This house is completely non-smoking.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2015

About Donna

We are a family of four who live just over the hill in San Jose. We love our local community and love spending time together as a family. Owning a home here has always been our dream and we feel so lucky that it is now a reality.

Donna purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna chose Santa Cruz

We love Santa Cruz and since it is so close, we have been vacationing here for years. The weather here is just amazing. This place has something for all of us. Mom loves to relax on the beach reading a book. Dad and the boys spend hours upon hours in the water boogie boarding or body surfing. We enjoy fishing and kayaking out of the harbor.

And we love checking out all of the great restaurants in the area. The boys are on a quest to find the perfect bacon for breakfast and the best calamari in the land!

We also love that we always seem to have friends in the area who can stop by.

Having the year-round attraction of the Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby provides more fun.

What makes this house unique

As soon as we step inside this home, all of our stress is released. We have strived to make it feel comfortable, peaceful and a little whimsical. It only takes about 7 minutes to walk down to the sand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great accomodations! With travel so far your place felt like a home away from home!! We will be sure to recommend your place to friends!

We will forever rememember the views and the incredible beaches. We also enjoyed the state parks.
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
average rating of 4.975 based on 44 reviews
5

Work/vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home and making our trip so comfortable. The house has so much space and is very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked. We enjoyed the gas fireplace. It is easy to use and so homey! My husband and I brought our 3 boys and they had plenty of room and even found a football to toss in the back yard. The nearby beach is an easy walk and very private.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, Colorado USA
5

Quality time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Donna and Mike for a wonderful visit with family. Our two grandsons enjoyed the backyard play set and we loved the gas grill! Your house is tastefully decorated and very well equipped. Especially nice to have the TV and games in the kids room so we could have a little adult time with our son and daughter in law. Great location for walking the beach and restaurants. Highly recommended. We shall return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Philadelphia, PA
5

walking on sunshine

  • 5 of 5

wonderful long weekend in Donna's home. very well appointed kitchen. we had everything we needed. spacious and comfortable rooms. in spite of rainy weather my youngest really enjoyed the play structure. quiet neighborhood, short few blocks / walk to beach. highly recommend it for a family. easy check in and out. Would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Redwood Valley, Ca
5

Great memories made in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a weekend in this comfortable, and well equipped house. Adult children and grands alike made themselves quickly at home. The swing set in the backyard is a nice touch. Everything worked as described. There is a market and restaurants close by and lots to do in Santa Cruz. This is a place we will return to and tell our friends about.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful Santa Cruz home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days in this beautiful home. We were in Santa Cruz in November for a kayaking competition, so a lot of our time was spent at the beach during the day. But what a perfect place to come home to in the evening. We stayed there with our two adult children and 3 of their friends and there was PLENTY of room. Plenty of towels, utensils, places to sit, etc. Mike and Donna have really made this a comfortable place to stay. All instructions were clearly listed and easy to follow. We felt very much at home. We wished we could've stayed an extra day to just hang out at the house more, didn't really have a chance to use the backyard but it looked great. The neighborhood seemed quiet. We will definately reserve this house again when we come to Santa Cruz. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Gilroy, California
5

Lucy and Ethyl go to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days in this perfect seaside retreat with our good friends of 50+ years. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was at our fingertips, From towels to beach toys to a warm cozy fireplace. From the moment you walk into the front door, you know this is going to be an enjoyable vacation. Mike and Donna really put a lot of thought into their great home to make their guests feel at home. The instructions for operating the TV,s, the fireplace, the heater, etc were clear and easy to follow. There are so many great restaurants close by and the little village of Capitola and the Santa Cruz Harbor are both less than 5 minutes away. The beach which is a short 10 minute walk away is beautiful and uncrowded. We would definitely love to come back and stay here again in the very near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Taqueria Michoacan, Star Bene, Windmill Cafe,
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Blacks Beach/Twin Lakes Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015*
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
Summer (Peak)
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
Fall 2015*
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
Off Peak*
Nov 2 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes *3 night minimum stay required at these rates. 2-Night stays will be considered during Off-Peak at a rate of $450 for 2 nights and $500 for Spring and Fall. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.
Peak Season (Standard) Rates include weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day holiday weekends.

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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom off of main hallway has a shower/tub. Upstairs has a stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Pullout Trundle under Bunk Bed
  • There is a small, kid-sized sofa that unfolds to a foam mattress in Bedroom 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod/iPhone Dock, Surround Sound System, Flat Panel TVs, Netflix / Pandora available on home theater system, extra floor cushions. Nintendo Wii, Pull-Out Trundle, Kid's Convertable Sofa. Hammock, Cold-water outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys and a wagon. Simpkins Family Swim Center is less than a mile away - $6 per day.

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