BRIGHT AND COLORFUL - SHORT WALK TO THE BEST BEACHES IN TOWN!

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

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BRIGHT AND COLORFUL - SHORT WALK TO THE BEST BEACHES IN TOWN!

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 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.

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

Donna

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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

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.

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.

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

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Reviews

Property Reviews

28 Reviews Write a Review
Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403160vb
408-826-9217
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Great value, nice location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Nice location in a residential neighborhood. Perfect for families who want to do at least some cooking while on vacation. I've stayed at a number of VRBO homes, and this one was easily the best stocked--every time I looked for something a little out of the ordinary (e.g., crock pot, electric griddle, first aid kit, spice rack, beach chairs), it was always there. It is a 6 or 7 minute walk to the beach, but it is a much more secluded beach than the main Santa Cruz beach, and you can usually walk to the Santa Cruz harbor (when not at high tide) as well. Several blocks off a main street, so it was nice and quiet most of the time. A little bit funky design of the loft bedroom and the bedroom below, but it all seems to work. Very nice furnishings, granite, stainless steel appliances, new front-loading washer and dryer. Overall great value--yes, I wouldn't mind being on the cliff with panoramic ocean views either, but at 2 or 3 (or more) times the cost, it wasn't worth that differential to me...and we absolutely got plenty of beach/ocean time at the end of it all.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403160vb
408-826-9217
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Spring Break Family Trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Very nice family vacation for our kid's spring break. I have three daughters (8, 10, 11) and the house was set up perfectly for our family. Three bedrooms, beach toys, close to beach, lots of room. The location was great and the house was clean and well equipped. I would strongly recommend this house to friends and family.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403160vb
408-826-9217
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Family fun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had an excellent time in Santa Cruz. The house was simply beautiful and so close to the beach. I cant wait to start planning our next trip. I have already started recommending this house to friends and friends. Thanks again from Ron and Julie
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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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403160vb
408-826-9217
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
United States
5

Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was our third visit to this home and we again had a comfortable stay, this time for a week. The home is always clean, tastefully decorated, and fully stocked. The owners are helpful and responsive. Definitely our favorite place to stay in the Santa Cruz area!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403160vb
408-826-9217
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Anderson vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The property is exactly as it appears on line. The touches and fixtures inside were marvelous. The entire place was spotless upon our arrival. (A side point: it is obvious the cleaning fee really contributes to having the property thoroughly prepared for the visitors. Other rental properties demand the renters do excessive cleaning and still charge an outrageous cleaning fee. This is not the case with this property.) A definite plus for our family was the back yard, complete with swing set, patio table and chairs, deck, patio, and terrific lawn, where the grandkids played. Our two older grand kids thoroughly enjoyed the room with bunk beds, including "their" TV. Kitchen was very well appointed (better than other vacation homes we've rented)! Proximity to the beach is superb, as is proximity to the family friendly areas and shopping in Santa Cruz. An avid cyclist, I was also able to easily find good long rides to enjoy. All in all, we were absolutely pleased. And I would be remiss if not stating how welcoming and receptive the owners were with our arrangements.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Map

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

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Apr 3 2014 - May 25 2014
$225
$1,450
3 nights
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$225
$1,450
3 nights
 
 
Off Peak
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$195
$1,350
3 nights
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
$225
$1,450
3 nights
 
 
Standard pricing
$275
$1,750
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $125.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 2-Night Off-peak stays will be considered at a rate of $450 for 2 nights. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.
*Peak Season Rates includes weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day 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
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
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:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
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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