|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Location: Santa Cruz, Central Coast, California, USA (33 minutes to the San Jose Airport) View Map
Accommodations: Cottage, 1 Bedroom (queen), with additional beds in Den (double) and Family Room (two twins); and 1.5 Baths.
(Sleeps 4 Adults + 2 Children under 12)
Our clean, cozy cottage is located in a quiet, family neighborhood, a short three-minute walk to the highly-rated, local favorite Twin Lakes Beach. Only a five-minute walk to the yacht harbor and popular Crow’s Nest Restaurant, and a fifteen-minute walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Location is excellent for family outings, beachcombing, jogging, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, volleyball, evening bonfires, and viewing incredible sunsets.
For your convenience, the cottage is fully furnished with all kitchenware, linens, bath towels, washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, cable (including streaming), two televisions, and DVD player. The all-electric kitchen features a stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, and garbage disposal.
Perfect for small families or a couple's retreat. The driveway easily accommodates two to three cars. In the backyard, enjoy picnic and patio seating, a Weber grill, and extra storage.
Our cottage comes equipped with everything you need for a perfect day at the beach, including boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels.
Stroll to the yacht harbor for sailing, kayaking, or stand-up paddling. Walk to the Crow’s Nest for dinner or dancing to live music. Or take in a concert on the sand in front of the boardwalk. The lovely beachside village of Capitola, a short drive from the cottage, features a variety of restaurants and shops.
Santa Cruz is also a favorite for premium wine-tasting, world-class surfing, mountain biking, and hiking. Take a scenic 45-minute drive to Monterey and Carmel.
My wife and I bought this property in Twin Lakes because we have always loved this neighborhood, and we plan to retire in this quiet, charming community. Our cottage is located within walking distance to so many things our family enjoys: boogie boarding at Twin Lakes Beach; sunsets, drinks, and dinners at the Crow's Nest Restaurant; sailing and stand-up paddling the Yacht Harbor; concerts and rides at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; a few games of beach volleyball, followed by coffee at the Kind Grind; and breakfast at the local favorite Harbor Cafe. The best thing is that all we have to do is park our cars, unload our groceries, and enjoy. If we want to visit the shops and resaurants of Capitola or downtown Santa Cruz, they're just a short drive away. All Monterey has to offer, including the world famous Aquarium, golf courses, and 17-mile drive are only 40-minute scenic drive along the coast. We appreciate the opportunity to relax and enjoy all that Santa Cruz and the surrounding communites have to offer.
Sheree Kirby purchased this cottage in 2012
This cottage is in my preferred location. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the best beach, Twin Lakes and great restaurants and in a quite neighborhood. As others have already stated in the other reviews, everything you need for a relaxing and fun time at the beach is in this beach cottage. I just wish I could have stayed a few more days. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
I stayed in this cottage with my 2 teenage children and we loved it!! It was absolutely perfect for the 3 of us but could easily have handled a couple more guests. Incredibly well stocked! I got the feeling that the owner had put a lot of thought into anticipating our needs and wanted us to enjoy our stay! We used the cottage as a jumping off point to go to Monterey, Carmel and into Santa Cruz. It was a short walk to Twin Lakes beach where, if you get there early enough, you can snag a firepit for BBQ . We kayaked in the harbor and ocean and enjoyed seeing sea otters and sea lions. Next time I would go for the Redwood Canopy Tour but we ran out of time. The owner has put together a book that shows local things to do and places to eat as well as the all-important WiFi access code. My only regret is that we only had 4 days. My children have already asked if we could go back.
Thank you so much for this wonderful little cottage. My Sister and I wanted to show our kids where we spent our summers in the '60's and it was perfect. The location (beach just down the street), little market just around the corner, Crows Nest party on the beach was an unexpected surprise and the early morning shell hunt was everything we remembered. We did walk to the boardwalk one day but if you are a little older (and added some pounds on since your youth) it is a bit of a hike. The beds in this lovely cottage were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything you could possibly need and an overabundance of towels - the owners have thought of everything - down to the makings for S"mores. Too many nice thoughtful touches to list them all. Great location, great decor, great amenities all at a reasonable price! You couldn't ask for more!
VERY well stocked rental. Appreciated all the touches and supplies. Made us feel right at home. The location is wonderful. Such an easy walk to the beach and even to the Boardwalk.
Our family of four had a great week at the beach staying in this little cottage, and we were even able to have room for Grandma and Grandpa to visit as well! Just two blocks to Johnny's Harborside Restaurant, three blocks to Twin Lakes State beach and 20 minutes walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the cottage also provides charcoal and s'more supplies as an added bonus. Simple but clean, it's a good value in a quiet neighborhood, and includes a Weber for grilling the day's catch for fish tacos. Bring firewood for the beach bonfires!
My wife and I have 3 kids 14, 12 and 9, so this cottage was a PERFECT fit for us. The location is GREAT and you're pretty much close to everything. The beach is as advertised walking distance, as in very close. The cottage is fully loaded with every amenity you could possibly need, with exception to food, which of course is not expected. We spent a week here and didn't want to leave, so what else is there to say!!! Enjoy your time!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|