Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description
Home, 2 Bedrooms + Queen sofa bed (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Gourmet Kitchen, WiFi
Travelling with your family—even your dog!—doesn’t mean giving up on awesome accommodations. This home provides a relaxing five star experience that’s romantic, while being both kid-friendly and dog-friendly, 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 providing a relaxing space. It has a peaceful tropical feel throughout that puts you at ease.
The home has a spacious, open-concept floor plan that 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 the dog-friendly beach. 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.
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 at the backyard dining table, and relax afterward in our lounge chairs.
We have a secure fenced backyard for letting your children and four-legged companions 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 Street, 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 to the eclectic Pacific Street shopping / dining downtown area.
And the home is 50ish minutes to 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!
- non smoking only
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
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.
Linda Lanzl and Cal Hoagland
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 one day.
We have taken a lot of pride in remodeling and redecorating the house to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to make it feel warm, inviting and peaceful.
Our neighborhood is safe and folks are warm-hearted with a true feel of the Santa Cruz spirit.
Cal and I are blessed to have traveled to 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 have enjoyed over the years - we hope you will enjoy that aspect of our place.
Welcome and enjoy!
We specifically chose this location because it was a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz just at the end block – a beach that is also very dog friendly, which was important to us.
As we walk this beach, we spot many otters, seals, porpoises, and pelicans that glide on the surface of the water.
We also wanted something with a wonderful big back yard, and that was hard to find because many homes close to the beach have almost no backyard. Ours is really big compared to the standard beach home.
We got all we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat.
Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect of it thought through for the comfort of our guests.
It was remodeled in 2008 and we added 360 square feet of living space (including a brand new bathroom). The kitchen is completely renovated and lacks of nothing.
The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious.
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 hang around warming yourself during the brisk nights. You will be able to hear the ocean waves from our backyard.
We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and many folks love it because you can watch all the people walking by, waving to you, saying hello. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood.
And we enjoy being hosts to our guests to ensure they feel special and have a great Santa Cruz visit.