BEACH LOVER'S RETREAT - PERFECT HOME FOR FAMILIES, DOG OWNERS & ROMANTIC ESCAPES

Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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BEACH LOVER'S RETREAT - PERFECT HOME FOR FAMILIES, DOG OWNERS & ROMANTIC ESCAPES

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

Home, 2 Bedrooms + Queen sofa bed (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen, WiFi

Our relaxing beach retreat is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style with a soothing and warm tropical feel and lacks of nothing. It is immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable—and just a block from the beach.

A FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE

It’s all in the details.

This beach home’s focus is on comfort and relaxation. It has a peaceful, tropical feel throughout that puts you at ease, accented with unique art and handcrafted furnishings.

A spacious, open-concept floor plan keeps you connected, and the welcoming living and dining areas encourage you to sit down and enjoy time together.

Prepare a meal in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen and then enjoy it in the Balinese-inspired dining room.

We provide soft white towels, high-thread count sheets, and a collection of quality personal bath care items. Robes and slippers will be waiting for you, too.

Beach Lover’s Retreat is another level of dog-friendly, with plush doggie beds, blankets and a dog-friendly beach just at the end of the street. Plus, our backyard is fenced for their safety and your convenience. One guest commented, “…my dog is still wondering why we had to come home.”

In-home entertainment abounds – provided are libraries of hit movies, children movies, and multi-genre music CDs for your enjoyment! We also have a large family game collection.

HANG-OUT(SIDE)

After a long day at the beach or the Boardwalk, gather around the outdoor fire pit.

There is a Weber gas grill for preparing your fresh catch-of-the-day from the Santa Cruz wharf and other finds from the nearby farmers’ markets.

Enjoy your meals around the backyard dining table next to the grill, and relax afterward in our lounge chairs.

The secure fenced backyard means you can let your children and four-legged companion run free. And there is an outdoor hot + cold shower for use after coming off the beach or when the pup has rolled in the sand all day.

IT’S YOUR KIND OF BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD

Our vacation home is located in a safe residential neighborhood that embraces the best of the “Santa Cruz vibe.” It’s very much a “wave and say hi” kind of place.

The beach’s sand and waves are right at the end of our street, just a block away. We’re within walking distance of 41st Avenue, the main artery in the area for restaurants, coffee houses and shops.

There’s plenty of parking with 3 on-driveway spots all your own.

We are located just 5 to 10 driving minutes from the Boardwalk and Capitola, and 15 minutes from the eclectic Pacific Street shopping / dining downtown area. The home is 50ish minutes from Monterey and Carmel.

YOU’LL BECOME A SANTA CRUZ INSIDER

We’ll provide you access to a customized smartphone and web app that is loaded with our Santa Cruz Insider’s Guide. Plus we are just a quick reply away with answers to any questions you may have.

OUR GUESTS SAY GREAT THINGS

Some of the things our guests often tell us are:

• We’ve created a space that is welcoming, comfortable, and soothing—all at once;

• The beach-home feels like their very-own; and

• They don’t want to leave!

Many guests come back to stay with us year after year.

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Contact us soon to book your beach getaway while your desired dates are still available—our reservation calendar often fills early and fast!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland

Hi there! Our family—Cal, our Australian Shepherd, Mattie, and myself, Linda—would like to welcome you to our beach home.

We bought this place so we could eventually retire near the ocean. In the meantime, we’ve taken a lot of pride in decorating to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to create a warm, inviting and peaceful place for our guests. Our neighborhood is safe and the folks are warm-hearted and full of that unique Santa Cruz spirit.

Cal and I love to travel and are blessed to have visited many exotic and wonderful locations around the world, and this is why you will find a host of travel and destination books from places we’ve enjoyed. If you’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, have a look through them and enjoy!

Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland chose Santa Cruz

We chose this location because it’s a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz. The beach is just at the end of the block and it’s very dog friendly, which was important to us. Walking the shoreline, we’ve spotted many otters, seals, porpoises, and even whales. We also love seeing the plentiful pelicans line-up in formation and glide over the surface of the water. We wanted a home with a nice-sized backyard, which was difficult to find, especially this close to the coast. But we found one! And our landscaped backyard is one of our favorite spots.

We were thrilled to get everything we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat, and we love sharing our cherished place by the Pacific with others!

What makes this house unique

Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect chosen with the comfort of our guests in mind. The kitchen is completely renovated and is stocked with everything you need. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious. The bathrooms have a nautical, yet Zen, feel. The backyard is a real treat with patio furniture, a gas BBQ, lounge chairs and a wonderful fire pit to roast marshmallows and hotdogs and cozy up to on brisk nights. You can hear the ocean waves from here. We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and folks love it because you can people watch and wave and say hello to neighbors, or sip and savor your morning coffee. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood. And we enjoy being hosts to our guests to ensure they feel special—like locals!—and have a great Santa Cruz visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely home you have. We enjoyed it so much. Great location and everyhting we needed. Decor is beautiful. We enjoyed the beach, the boardwalk, walks in the morning and your DVD collection catching up on new movies we hadn't seen. We hope to visit again.
Apr 2009
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
average rating of 5.0 based on 74 reviews
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
San Rafael, CA
5

Great dog friendly house

  • 5 of 5
Lovely dog friendly house. We appreciated all the special doggie amenities! We all had a great stay and really enjoyed the backyard.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Atlanta, GA
5

A MUST RENT PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (group) of 5 were in the area for a family wedding in the Santa Cruz/Aptos , CA area and found this property on VRBO. I can only say we definitely hit the jackpot. This rental makes you feel like you are at home. The outdoor area is nice with the firepit, the house amenities were all updated and current. The owner has taken the time to really update this house with all current items. Movies to watch, a load of towels to use, nice kitchen, dining area and I could go on. If I were ever in the area again, I would definitely stay at this place....and the owners themselves give it a personal touch by making you feel so welcome!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
5

The best vacation is one where your can bring your dog!

  • 5 of 5
This was our 5th season staying at the Beach Lover's Retreat! Every year we notice that the owners have completed an even newer improvement to the house. It is incredibly well maintained! It feels like our own beach house -- so homey and inviting. Out of everyone in the family, we think our dog loves the Retreat the most! Where else can you vacation with your humans, have a big back yard to run around in all safe and romp on the nearby beach? Of course the rest of the family loves the Retreat, too. We love to cook there, both in the kitchen and on the grill. The kitchen is well-equipped for this. The Boardwalk is easily accessible, as is an amazing public pool complete with a water slide and rock climbing walls on the edge of the pool! The mountains are not too far away for a great day of hiking among the redwoods. And the ocean life was particularly abundant this year -- almost every time you looked out you would see some sea lions, dolphins, or sea otters. A very safe, clean and well-appointed place to vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Long Beach, CA, USA
5

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5
BLR provided a fantastic location for relaxing! Everything we could have asked for had been meticulously provided, prior to our arrival. Throughout our stay, we were impressed by the comfort and organization of the home. My teenager had a fantastic time enjoying the coast. We all walked daily and my dog is still wondering why we had to come home ;).
Thank you for a memorable visit to Santa Cruz.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 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, Romantic Getaway
business
Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Northern California
5

Grandparents, parents and 2 children

  • 5 of 5
We have rented Beach Lover's retreat for 5 years now and are starting to feel like it is our home away from home in Santa Cruz.
Linda and Cal have made the home so comfortable for us, that it is hard to know where to start.
The furniture and decor are very nice, and the minute you walk into the front door, you feel like you have entered your very own beach retreat.
The kitchen is fully equipped for any type of meal you'd like to prepare, there are ample towels and beach towels, beach chairs etc. for your stay.
We especially always enjoy using the back yard to have meals on the patio, use the gas grill at least a couple times during our stay, and plan our evenings sitting around the fire pit.
The children love using the outdoor shower after coming in from the beach, which is equipped with hot water. Certainly cuts down on sand coming into the house!!
All in all, we Love Beach Lover's Retreat and Cal and Linda are wonderful to rent from!!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p77429vb
+1 (408) 391-8578 (Cal)
Santa Cruz Davenport Area
Sacramento, CA
5

Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Every year we head to Santa Cruz for a week. This was the first time we stayed at the Beach Lover's Retreat and hopefully not our last. It is large 2 bedroom with all the amenities including condiments in the fridge and cupboard. Our dogs were welcome and given plush beds and lots of treats. The beach was just a block away and the neighborhood was very quiet. There was nothing more we could ask for and would recommed this place to anyone who would like a great vacation at the beach
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Harbor
The Penny Ice Creamery
Verve Coffee Roasters
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Neptune's Kingdom
Aloha Island Grille
New Leaf Community Markets
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
Whole Foods Market
Zelda's on the Beach
The Hook
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Train
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
26th Avenue Beach - at the end of our block!
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Capitola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots!
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
New Year's Holiday Week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
Memorial Weekend (Fri-Sun)
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,680
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $1 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Cleaning Fee $125 every two weeks for stays > two weeks
Occupancy Tax at Santa Cruz County rates on dates of stay
Please email about monthly rates, which vary by month
Until confirmed booking, rates are subject to change
Signed personalized rental agreement + security deposit payment required for confirmed booking
Returning guests - 5% discount on then current rental rates
No smoking on property

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Bathroom -
    Second Bathroom -
    Outdoor shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Convertible into king bed upon request pre-stay
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , Sofa bed in great room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
iPOD / iPhone speaker system (bring your own iPod / iPhone) Well-behaved dogs accepted - please call to discuss. Bikes available for rental nearby. Wet suits and surf boards available for rental nearby.
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