Santa Cruz studio rental - Outside of this quaint, newly renovated studio cottage
Outside of this quaint, newly renovated studio cottage
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
 

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136 Younger Way is located atop Santa Cruz's Beach Hill, an easy downhill stroll to the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach volleyball courts, the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Surfers and boogie boarders are just minutes away from Cowell’s (beginner waves) and Steamer Lane (expert waves). Explore downtown shops, restaurants and coffee shops which are easily accessible by a 10 minute walk. There are endless other recreational options in Santa Cruz County including mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking and scenic trains through redwood forests.

The guest cottage is a completely renovated (2012) studio with one bath and kitchenette, located on the same property as a Craftsman style home. High ceilings allow for an open feel within the studio cottage. Enjoy the small deck area outside and shared BBQ with the main house on the property.

This cottage is a relaxing getaway and perfect retreat. The property lies on a quiet one way residential street occupied almost solely by year round residents.

If you need more space, you can also view the VRBO listing for the main home - VRBO listing #413289. We live in the main house as our primary residence, but rent it during the summer months, holidays, and some weekends.

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We moved to Santa Cruz in July 2011 from Chicago. It's been quite a culture shift; but we love it, we love the relaxed and friendly culture of Santa Cruz, we really think there's no place like it and we have traveled all over the world. We've been married 16 years and love sharing new experiences We've traveled to 41 countries together and have a passion for social justice issues; both globally and locally. Chad is currently pursuing a socially minded start up company focused on job creation in Rwanda and Jodi works as a psychotherapist at UCSC's Counseling & Psychological Services. Our boys love living in Santa Cruz; playing at the beach, soccer at Depot Park, or riding their scooters at the Bike Park.

Jodi Mulder purchased this studio in 2011

We took a 12 week sabbatical in 2009; volunteering for a fair trade retailer who was located in Santa Cruz. We spent 6 weeks in Santa Cruz and 6 weeks in East Africa. After returning home to Chicago, we decided to pursue a different journey in life, sold our home in and in time decided we wanted Santa Cruz to be our new home. We love the relaxed neighborhood feel up on Beach Hill, it's so close to all the action, but being on a one way street keeps it quiet and relaxed!

We decided to down size when we moved to Santa Cruz, and we loved the Craftsman architecture of this home and the outdoor spaces. We converted the single stall garage into a cottage unit by adding a small addition on the side. We wanted a place for grandparents and friends from the midwest to stay when they came to visit. All of our guests have loved the little cottage.

Relaxation and fun are the two things we love about living at 136 Younger Way. We can stroll down to the beach for 30 minutes, hop on our bikes for some boogie boarding fun, or relax at home listening to the summer beach concerts.

This little studio cottage is small, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay!

29 Reviews of Property 418113 in Santa Cruz, California

Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
average rating of 4.769231 based on 29 reviews
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
4

Great Cottage, Bad Mattress

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Very nice owners, great little place but a very bad mattress. We considered leaving early to avoid another nights bad sleep.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback about the mattress. We were sorry to hear this impacted your stay. We have checked with several guests following your stay and they have not shared this experience. I know mattresses can be a tricky fit for each individual traveler. We work hard to keep high quality items in our studio and our mattress is less than two years old. We will continue to seek feedback from our guests and modify our accommodations accordingly. Thank you again for the feedback, it's always helpful to hear from guests!
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We (including our 2 month old) had the most amazing time staying in this studio. It's the perfect size for a couple and has an excellent layout. I loved that we could walk to the beach, the boardwalk and downtown. It was a very short, scenic drive to Natural Bridges where we spent an afternoon. We walked to downtown Santa Cruz every morning and had dinner there one night. We saw the owners a few times and they were more than nice and always asked if we needed anything. I would highly recommend this rental if you are looking for a great place to stay that is walking distance to just about anything you want. We can't wait to go back.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth - I'm glad you had a great stay. So nice to have a little one in the cottage. We'd love to have you back any time and it would be fun to see your little guy again, he will love the beach :)! Take Care.
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Loved this Cottage!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My husband and I drove from Utah for a much needed getaway. We absolutely loved this cottage! It was perfect for 2 and had everything you need. We were only a couple blocks from the beach and close to many restaurants so it was a prime location. It had so much more character than a hotel! We did not get to meet Chad or Jodi but they left a welcome book with detailed instructions on everything we needed. It was a great vacation spot and we would love to return! Thank you for sharing your great cottage Chad and Jodi!
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Beautiful, clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a short walk to downtown for dinner and to the beach and would recommend anyone looking for a quiet get away to stay here.
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

Thoughtfully designed space with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Not sure where to begin except to say that our experience felt very sweet.

We arrived in Santa Cruz on a cold, rainy Superbowl Sunday and found 'our' studio heated, cozy, and super clean. The photos in the listing are accurate in their portrayal of the different aspects of the space - but the total turned out to be much greater than the sum of its parts. Well designed with everything we needed for four days of relaxing and recreation, the studio's interior is a model of thoughtful simplicity. Situated between the Pacific Street mall and the boardwalk, we only used the car to get to much further away places. We prepared a simple breakfast at home every day in our kitchen and after our first night's meal at De La Hacienda, a tacqueria recommended by our hosts, and we ate every subsequent meal at the same place, the food was that good. During our stay I had a couple questions which I emailed to Jodi and I received a prompt reply. I rented a bike for two days and was able to store it on the patio (seen in the photos) where I had no qualms leaving it overnight, it was clearly a safe space.

We had a great stay in Santa Cruz and our lodging was a huge part of it. We would visit the town again just so we could stay in this guest cottage, we loved it that much. Many thanks to Jodi and Chad!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
0

Clean, convenient, close to everything!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Chad and Jodi's. The place is really clean, very convenient and close to everything - walking distance. We also enjoyed going to the beach every morning for a morning workout !
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
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5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The appartment was just perfect for us! Ideally located near beaches and Santa Cruz boardwalk. We met Chad on arrival and he gave us a short :-) tour through the appartmen and provided any information we needed. We really enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend this place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Chicago, IL
5

Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The studio was super cute and well maintained. It was the perfect size for my boyfriend and me. We looked at this one and a similar property in Santa Cruz, but the location was our deciding factor. We walked to the beach every day, and were in driving distance of downtown and the harbor.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
Los Angeles
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My wife and I stayed for two days to explore the Santa Cruz area and had a great time. The location is absolutely perfect! 1 hour to Monterey/ 17 mile drive, 1 hour to gigantic Redwoods and walking distance to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. The small living quarters were easily accessible and made for a relaxing couple of days. Thank you!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418113vb
847-644-7803
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County
5

perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
It was so nice getting to a clean and well kept room upon arrival. We got in at midnight and it wasnt an issue at all for Jodi. Check in and check out was as simple as her instructions and we felt very comfortable and safe with our own gate. Shower was beautiful, and so was the short walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway