SANCTUARY 7 MINUTES TO BOARDWALK, BEACHES, HARBOR, MOUNTAINS, SHOPPING

Maurice Carrillo

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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SANCTUARY 7 MINUTES TO BOARDWALK, BEACHES, HARBOR, MOUNTAINS, SHOPPING

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8, 2 bdrm, sofa bed, 2 30' x 6' tri-fold futons

Located in the sunny banana belt of Santa Cruz, this 1,800 sq. ft. single level home has a floor plan with an open living and dining space, hardwood floors throughout with area rugs, tiled bathroom, Brightly lit with many windows looking onto the pond courtyard and skylights that brighten the kitchen and bathroom. There are large sliding windows in the two Bedrooms, one with queen sized bed, one with double bed, large Sun room with 10 clerestory windows sleeps 2 on sofa bed. 1 newly remodeled Bathroom with Shower, Driveway and street Parking, Private Court Yard with Koi Pond and garden for your pleasure and reflection, very private Patio Entrance, Fireplace, WIFI, Panasonic Smart 50' Cable TV/DVD and stereo (iPhone compatible), Full Kitchen needs, Coffee Pot, Cooking Utensils, Pots/Pans, plates etc., outdoor gas BBQ grill, Laundry, Towels, Sheets, Washer/Dryer, near grocery stores.

By car, 7-9 Minutes to beach and Boardwalk or the wharf where seals are fun to watch.

This property is close to downtown for a shopping experience with 9 and 3 screen theaters and many wonderful restaurants, candy store, ice cream shops, the best cookie store and many stops for wine and beer appreciation and a locally owned and loved community book store,and family friendly McPherson Art and History Museum. You'll find many points of interest to make your stay in Santa Cruz so much fun.

The harbor, many beaches and redwoods all within 15 minutes offer great views, sailing, surfing and hiking opportunities.

Avid bicyclers will find many places to bike in Santa Cruz County.

The Pasatiempo, De Laveaga and Aptos Seascape Golf Courses are only minutes away.

Our wonderful permanent tenant resides in private granny unit behind vacation rental.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Maurice Carrillo (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Maurice Carrillo

I retired from the voice/data sales of a local communications company in 2011 followed by open heart surgery. I am an active father of three grown children and PapaMau to six grandchildren. I have dedicated much my life to community service and fund raising for a major non profit in Santa Cruz. I am a past president of the Santa Cruz Downtown Association, Santa Cruz Jaycees, and Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz AIDS Project. I served as Chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. I have been in the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz since 1979. I served 6 years in the California National Guard. Photography is a fun passion and a camera is always close at hand. My focus is on my health and my family.

My travels include the Philippines, Figi, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico and Paris. In the US I've seen Miami, New York, Chicago, DC, Portland, Seattle, Hawaii and much of California. I am making plans for a third return to Paris.

The other owner, Curt Keyer, is a retired manager of KMart. He's an avid hiker, gardener and foreign language student. His focus is to travel.

Maurice Carrillo purchased this house in 1990

Why Maurice Carrillo chose Santa Cruz

Our home on Pacheco Avenue is Centrally located to many attractions. For shopping we are in the middle between the unique ,Downtown, Pacific Garden Mall, the Capitola Mall and Capitola Village By The Sea. The Beach Boardwalk is 7 minutes by car, There are 29 miles of beaches in Santa Cruz County to choose from. UCSC is 3 miles away and easy to get to. We are close to North and South Freeway access to Highway 1. San Jose Airport is 35 minutes drive traffic permitting. Monterey and Carmel are a 45 minute drive South on Highway 1. There are Pasatiempo, De Laveaga and Aptos Seascape golf courses all within 15 minutes from our door. There is the wonderful wharf for shopping, strolling, watching sailboats and sea life under the pier. The harbor is minutes away to sail out of or watch the Wednesday Night Regata exhibit their wonderful display of sails. Hike in the Henry Cowell Redwood State Park no more than 15 minutes away. The county is popular for back road cyclists. The McPherson Art Museum is downtown and very family friendly. Play volleyball on the main beach next to the Boardwalk. Favorite restaurants are:Shadow Brook, YOLO, Surf Rider, Crow's Nest, Aldo's, Gilda's, Tequila Sunrise, Betty's Burgers, Rosie McCann and many many more. Coffee shops are everywhere. Try a new one every day. Shop at our favorite locally owned grocery, Shopper's Corner, and across the street from them, a favorite bakery, The Buttery. They're only a few blocks away. In Felton, about 20 minutes there is Roaring Camp. They feature riding their steam powered trains on a narrow gauge railway. It's fun for the entire family.

What makes this house unique

Besides our central location, our home has a lovely Koi Pond featuring Koi that are more than 20 years old. We have an eclectic collection of art to enjoy and the central court yard provides a very private space to reflect and watch the koi as they weave through the water creating their own dance. The open floor plan gives you room to be away, yet near the action as preferred. The sun room is unique with 13 windows, many paintings and a wall mural of the hands of God and man. The patio entrance in front gives you yet another open space outside the front gate should you wish to enjoy the garden there. Our neighbors are also long time friends. The unique louvers around the windows add to the charm of our home. The inner court yard is actually an open air room, enhancing your surroundings. The front gate is high and provides a secure feeling within the home. The gate has a faux finish giving it a metalic look even tho it is wood.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love your home, we love your taste and we are so greatful for your hospitality! Thank you for the welcoming wine and the parting chocolates, the washer & dryer, the convenience of a pantry full of spices, and your recommendations. Eat at Oyunaa's (Mongolian restaurant)! Seriously delicious. Sage advice on the back wall :-). I'm leaving a sweet little coming of age book that I read this week (from an awesome Santa Cruz book store). Maybe you can add it to your library. Hope to be back and I'll check then to see if your home is available again.

The coolers and beach chairs were so, so helpful! Priceless when we went on our long day trips.
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 7
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
business
Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p574333vb
8314191605
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Maryland
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in a large number of vacation rentals over the past few decades, and I can confidently say that none has struck such a great balance in terms of providing everything we have needed (and then some!) and feeling immediately comfortable and "at home". So nice to have both beach chairs and coolers available for taking along on all-day drives down the gorgeous coast. Maurice was a wonderful host, full of tips on Santa Cruz happenings, and we loved his style, reflected in the house. My daughter loved feeding the koi fish. The location can't be beat, with easy access to many grocery stores, restaurants, and bakeries, and just a mile to the Santa Cruz boardwalk (and to West Cliff Drive, which quickly became my go-to spot for morning runs). I hope we have many more excuses to visit Santa Cruz, and I will cross my fingers that the house is available when I contact Maurice next time. Hope you enjoy it too!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
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8314191605
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Reno, NV
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5
The house is very comfortable and inviting. Decor is great and makes you feel welcome. House is quiet and landscaping makes you feel like it's paradise.
Very kid friendly yet ready for adults.
Easy location for all that the area offers and makes you feel that you are home.
Definitely recommend this home for all ages.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Its encouraging to see that all of our guests have been having such great vacations. Santa Cruz is definitely a destination for making memories. We strive very hard to make our home your home away from home and add to the total experience. Being so centrally located makes it so easy to get everywhere in little time.
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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
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8314191605
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Charlton, MA
5

AWESOME!!!

  • 5 of 5
This is an awesome place to stay if you are coming to the Santa Cruz area!!!! A Home Away From Home! Quiet, Clean, Beautiful home in a well established neighborhood. Minutes to fabulous restaurants, shopping and beach. This house has a lot of character and charm. Perfect for our family of four (including two teenage boys!). We loved all the artwork in the house along with the beautiful gardens. The coi fish pond was a bonus... we enjoyed feeding them morning and night!! We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Santa Cruz! Thank you Maurice!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This family traveled all the way from Massachusetts for an AIkido tournament held in Santa Cruz. They fell in love with Santa Cruz and our home away from home. It was a pleasure to give them many tips of where to eat, beaches and all the rest that the sunny side of Monterey Bay has to offer. The weather was perfect. We were happy to have them be our guests. Our home was left in an immaculate condition.
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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
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Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Elizabeth's review

Elizabeth's review
  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Maurice's lovely home to celebrate our son's college graduation and really had a wonderful time. The house was so charming, clean and spacious.There is a beautiful koi pond and a great barbecue so we could have a celebration party for our family. Very convenient location. Communication with Maurice was smooth and he was very accommodating. Only downside was that the weekend was so short....would love to come back again!! Thanks for everything Elizabeth!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to have Elizabeth and her family from Southern California be the first family to rent our home. We worked very hard to prepare our home for their stay and the rest that follow for the summer. I provided a map to guide her to UCSC, but didn't need to since her son was living at the college. Knowing Santa Cruz is a vacation destination we've worked at making it a home away from home with added touches and tips for staying and enjoying our city and home on the sunny side of Monterey Bay.
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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
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8314191605
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
placerville
5

Great 4th of July week in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this property during the 4th of July week was great. We ended up have 8 stay and the home had plenty of room and amenities for all. Our host was fantastic and very accommodating. Short walk or drive to the beach and boardwalk, grocery stores and restaurants. Home was well equipped with very nice neighbors. Koi pond was fun. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Steve and Linda's happy group grew from 3 to 8 and truly had a terrific time in Santa Cruz. They ate at my favorite recommended bakery, restaurants and returned to them. They took in Monterey Bay Aquarium that is within a 45 minute drive as well as the many beaches and walks in Santa Cruz. Of course The Boardwalk was among that list.
A tube came loose from the ice maker which I easily repaired.
Some personal items were left behind. I wrapped them up and returned them immediately.
My home was as clean as they found it after their departure. I look forward to their return.
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Sanctuary 7 Minutes To Boardwalk, Beaches, Harbor, Mountains, Shopping
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p574333vb
8314191605
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Dublin
5

A Vivid Fun Santa Cruz Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Love at the first sight!
Everyone could not stop raving about the house all weekend. Not to mention about the awesome deco & the delightful Koi pound, the house was very clean and the bathroom is updated. Wow, the LED shower head is one of my favorite. The kitchen is big and has everything you need for cooking at home. The location of the house is also very convenient. It was a wonderful stay at Maurice’s house. We will definitely come back in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There was hesitation to host such a large group of young teens and their adult supervisors, but as they promised, they were a well behaved group . They were all about enjoying their stay in Santa Cruz, and my home added to that experience.
They were respectful and left our home very clean and tidy, making the cleaning process a breeze. By doing so they confirmed their wishes to return to Santa Cruz and stay in my home again.
It was a delight to welcome them, meet them and I certainly encourage their return.
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Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
July 4th Week
Jun 29 2015 - Jul 5 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
4 night minimum stay
$315
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
Summer
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes + Cleaning Fee $125 ($250 for stays greater than 2 weeks)

+ Security Deposit $500, refundable if all left in good order

+ Occupancy Tax 11% (required by Santa Cruz County)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled Bathroom with Large mirrored wall and tall cabinet with skylight and linen cabinet, ceiling fan and two shower heads, one over head and one hand held,
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Large Sliding window with two sets of blinds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Clerestory Windows and large sliding window with Blinds
  • Closets and drawers for clothes and possessions Front Room has a sofa bed, sleeps two, and a sofa, The sun room has a sofa as well as two 2.5'x6' Tri-fold Futons that may be set up in the sun room.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
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