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MINUTES TO THE BEACH WITHOUT BEACH-FRONT PRICES!

John D. Maher (JD)

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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John D. Maher (JD)

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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MINUTES TO THE BEACH WITHOUT BEACH-FRONT PRICES!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 bath home. Sleeps 6-10. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House is located in beautiful, Soquel, CA right next to Capitola and Santa Cruz. The entire home has just been 100% remodeled with literally everything you see BRAND NEW! Zero maintenance landscape-front and back, large TREX deck with BBQ and umbrellas/patio furniture, modern kitchen with quartz counter-tops, book, CD and DVD library, games, ping-pong table with finished garage and modern, hotel-like bathrooms (Jacuzzi therapeutic tub and walk in shower) and washer/dryer.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John D. Maher (JD) (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

About John D. Maher (JD)

I'm Gloria Ann, raised just one mile North of Ranchero House, in the 1950s when the rolling hills of Soquel were all dairies, orchards and farmland. My mother and Italian immigrant father raised chickens and goats while living the American dream of raising children, owning property and living off the land. Now a retired public school educator/administrator, some of my most peaceful moments are spent reading a great novel on the large deck in the backyard. It is my pleasure to share our vacation home with you and your family as you relax, enjoy the beach and coastal amenities, while making memories for a lifetime. May you always feel welcome here!

Why John D. Maher (JD) chose Santa Cruz

Keep searching and you'll notice the high price of vacation home rentals in the Santa Cruz or Capitola beachfront area. Quite frankly, the nights get loud and the streets very busy during the peak beach season. Who needs that? You're on vacation, right? While at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House, you can enjoy quiet Soquel nights, a walk along the Anna Jean Cummings Park walking trail or just some great BBQ moments on the back deck.

What makes this house unique

Rachero House is equipped with everything you need. My family and I have gone to great lengths to provide you, your family and friends with a fully equipped kitchen, towels, linens, fine soaps, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers with comfortable beds and pillows. Every guest can find their niche at Ranchero House whether they're in the back yard barbecuing, relaxing on the large deck, playing ping-pong in the finished garage, watching DISH Satellite TV on one of the four flat-screen LCD or Plasma TVs located in each bedroom and great-room, playing cards or games on the game table, reading one of the many novels in the library, or preparing a meal in the modern kitchen. Close enough to fine dining like the 4 star Shadowbrook Restaurant or the best pizza you will ever taste; Pizza My Heart in Capitola! Ranchero House can become your yearly destination for seeing the local sights, providing the comfort and relaxation you need while making memories for a lifetime! Let us help you make it happen!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Visalia, CA
5

Great for family gathering!

  • 5 of 5
Our immediate impression was that the home is well-cared for and well-maintained. That impression lasted throughout our stay, as we used all of its amenities. The beds were comfortable and luxurious (though our 3-year complained about the bedroom futon), and the gathering area is wonderful. The kitchen is well-stocked, and we were able to cook Thanksgiving dinner without difficulty. (I brought my own roasting pan.) We spent most of our time in the house, on the deck, or walking to the park, as we were getting together with our out-of-state adult kids. Eight adults, one child - we had plenty of space for everyone. The ping pong table was an added bonus, and the great room/dining area easily accommodated everyone. We visited Capitola beach, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, pier, and harbor. The Ugly Mug was a popular morning destination, and we were glad you suggested Gayle's Bakery for breakfast pastries. All in all, a delightful week, one that we hope to repeat in the future. My husband, who was skeptical, is now sold on VRBO. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you for helping us make good family memories!!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
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-916-275-5597
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Burlingame, CA
5

Clean place, great for kids!

  • 5 of 5
Impressed by the cleanliness of the place, and love the location to soquel high school. If you are looking to throw the frisbee around or play ultimate frisbee. Would be great for 10 people. Ping pong table is regulation size! Love it! All the latest fixtures, plenty of DVDs, flat screen TVs, great kitchen all new appliances. This will impress
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
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-916-275-5597
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Baltimore, MD
5

Impeccable and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5
The home is beautifully decorated, and impeccably clean and well maintained. It's located in a quiet residential neighborhood a short walk from charming downtown Soquel, where you'll find several excellent restaurants (especially Mexican) and other convenient amenities. The home is adjacent to a large public park with playing fields, a jogging path, playground, and easy access to hiking trails in the Soquel hills. It's a five-minute drive to Capitola Beach, and fifteen-minute drive to the Santa Cruz main beach and Boardwalk.

We couldn't believe how thoughtfully equipped the home is: A large book and DVD library, Direct TV, abundant extra sheets and towels, fully furnished kitchen, and a clean, fully functional gas grill. Gloria Ann (the owner) and John (the property manager) have thought of everything, and were a pleasure to deal with.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428558vb
-916-275-5597
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Great house, great service

  • 5 of 5
Very nice house. Plenty of beds, blankets, towels, hot water. The backyard deck is great for hanging out in the mornings/evenings.

The service is also great! We ran into a bit of a snafu when we arrived, as the house wasn't ready due to an accidental miscommunication. However, the owner picked up my call for help immediately, and he and the caretaker were able to hand the house over to us within an hour. They even refunded one night's rent, and our weekend proceeded as planned!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
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Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Oregon
5

Wonderful vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
This home is like staying in an upscale hotel! It is extremely clean and everything is new and very well taken care of. The owners have thought of everything to make this house a luxurious, cozy vacation home. We had a great time and would highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a blessing to have such kinds words from our guest. Our goal was to create a home where each guest could picture it as their own while there. Our entire philosophy is "less is more" with the decor so as to not fill the home with unnecessary clutter and furniture. Thank you for choosing Gloria Ann's Ranchero House.

Gloria Ann
business
Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p428558vb
-916-275-5597
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
5

Santa Cruz vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time and there was plenty of room for 12 of us. Park behind home was especially nice for the children.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time share just a small thought so others may be encouraged to stay here. We appreciate you very much.

Gloria Ann

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You'll find very high prices to stay at beach-front properties in Santa Cruz and Capitola. You can avoid the crowded streets and nightly noise by staying at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House in beautiful Soquel, located just minutes from the beach. Wineries, local shops, clean beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and fine restaurants are all close by too. This completely remodeled home features flat screen TVs in every room, DISH Satellite service, brand new beds, hotel-like bathrooms, back yard deck with brand new BBQ, modern kitchen, games, books, CD and DVD library with a ping pong table in the garage. Ranchero House is located just steps from Anna Jean Cummings Park with walking/running paths, picnic grounds, large open fields baseball/soccer fields and playground equipment for children. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House: 'Close enough to the beach without beachfront prices!'

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Rates & Availability

From $320 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
 
Memorial Day wknd
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,560
Flat fee
 
 
Peak Season
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$420
$2,200
$4,500
 
 
July 4th Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,560
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$320
$1,800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Holiday Rates. All Holidays require a three night minimum stay at $520.00 per night. Thanksgiving and Christmas week are rented at $3,500.00. A week constitutes 6 nights/7 days.
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing

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