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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes

Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 remodeled 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.

And we give back to the Santa Cruz community - through donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.

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.

* * * * *

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Linda Lanzl Hoagland 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 Hoagland and Cal Hoagland purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda Lanzl Hoagland 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
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 99 traveler reviews

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Beach Lover's Retreat - Perfect Home for Families, Dog Owners & Romantic Escapes
average rating of 5.0 based on 102 reviews
San Rafael
5

Charming Santa Cruz getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented Beach Lovers' Retreat and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. This cozy 2 bd 2 bath home is impeccably decorated with nautical/beach items and really makes you feel at home. Both the front and backyards are well-maintained and beautiful to look at. On the day of our arrival instead of rushing down to the beach like most visitors to Santa Cruz do, we simply relaxed in the sheltered backyard with our dog, and had the most enjoyable time. In the evenings we could relax with the TV, CD's or the Internet--all the modern amenities are there. There's even a great selection of books on hand for those who like a little "old-fashioned" entertainment. We will definitely stay here again and we will recommend Beach Lovers' Retreat to all our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colfax, Ca. 95713
5

Beach Lovers Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family has had the pleasure of being guests at this wonderful Pleasure Point home for the past several years. Cal and Linda go out of their way to make the visit as special as possible. They are always making improvements with the amenities and everything you need for a lovely getaway has already been thought of and provided. The fact that they are dog friendly is also very important to us, and the yard is safe and very well groomed. I highly recommend Beach Lovers Retreat for an Oceanside getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

We are always glad to arrive at BLR. It is a wonderfully decorated, well positioned bungalow that

  • 5 of 5

suits the needs of my wife, myself and our family, when appropriate. The accommodations are just what we would have if we had our OWN place at Capitola.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5

Perfect beach home

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Lover's Retreat is absolutely perfect as a "home away from home" for couples or families. We just spent Spring Break with our kids (ages 8 and 11) and our dog at Cal and Linda's Beach Lover's Retreat, and it was wonderful from start to finish. The kitchen was fully and beautifully equipped, and our kids loved "their" room, complete with toys, puzzles, games, and lots of great movies. The kids were also thrilled that our dog was warmly welcomed with treats, a bed of her own, and everything a dog could possibly need. Beautiful (and dog-friendly) beaches only a short walk from the house; our vacation included a hike through the beautiful Redwoods, daily ocean swims, and of course the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Cal and Linda are wonderful, welcoming hosts. I would highly recommend the beautiful and comfortable Beach Lover's Retreat to anyone considering a Santa Cruz vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with shortbread and Syrah .... Enough said

Thank you Hal and Linda for a home away from home

As frequent flyers of the santa cruz area, this was our first VRBO as we typically stay with family or in a hotel.

With teenagers, we would need 2 hotel rooms.

We were able to bring the family dogs without incurring a expensive deposit. They were even greeted with treats and a designated pee station.

This home has enough room for everyone with a large sectional, 2 full baths, and large kitchen with granite and stainless appliances.

The backyard was perfect for roasting marshmallows.... Our kids love Smores!!!

Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Davis, CA
5

Confortable, quiet home close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family just spent Spring break at Cal and Linda's Beach Lover's Retreat for the third year in a row! We love the proximity to the beach, the house is very confortable and quiet and very well equipped both for cooking, playing on the beach or relaxing in the evening (games and many movies!). The children's room is perfect for our two daughters and Linda and Cal always make sure that everything goes smoothly. Thank you for sharing it with us ... again!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz Harbor
Verve Coffee Roasters
Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria
Neptune's Kingdom
Aloha Island Grille
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Patagonia Outlet Santa Cruz
Whole Foods Market
The Hook
The Penny Ice Creamery Pleasure Point
Paradise Beach Grille
Live Oaks Beach-dog friendly!
"1 mile long beautiful stretch of beach with views of the Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach area"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Capitola
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several
Nearest Train
40 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots!
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
26th Avenue Beach - at the end of our block!
Car: recommended

Pleasure Point Area

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Rates & Availability

From $250 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
 
Spring
Mar 20 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,825
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Late Spring
May 25 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,170
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,825
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,170
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,825
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,170
 
 
New Year Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,170
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,825
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $1 + Tax
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Cleaning Fee $125 every two weeks for stays greater than two weeks
Occupancy Taxes will adjust to then current County rates on stay dates
Please email about monthly rates for, which vary by month (available Nov through Feb)
Until booking is confirmed, rates are subject to change
To confirm booking, mutually signed personalized rental agreement + security deposit receipt required
Sorry, we do not book single night stays
No smoking in home, on property, or in neighborhood

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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