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OUTRAGEOUS VIEWS from this Oceanfront Beach Cottage, just steps to the beach

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Cottage940 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Weekly Rate (7 Nights) is $1,989.00, Saturday to Saturday, Daily Rate with a 4 Night minimum is $325.00 per Night. This is truly a magical Beach Cottage and the quintessential beach experience in Santa Cruz. It includes a full boat of amenities right down to the boogie boards, bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas. The Cottage with its expansive Open Ocean and Beach View, sits above the shores of Moran Lagoon. Just a skip and a jump from main beaches, yet tucked away just enough for privacy. Wake up to the sounds of waves breaking. Have your first cup of coffee looking across a tree-lined lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. Walk down to the sandy beach on a paved and safe path for a swim. Then return home to warm up in the hot tub in your own private yard.

Nestled in trees next to Moran Lagoon, this home is truly one of a kind. The property has the feel of a private park, yet you're within easy walking distance to shops, movie theaters, Capitola Village, and even a shopping mall. Stroll down the scenic East Cliff bike way. Watch surfers at world famous Pleasure Point. Our house is small and cozy. The yard is large and private. 940+ total square feet.

The extraordinary setting makes this home stand out from all the rest. The views are magical. We have kept our low rates for 8 Summers now, in light of of the current economy. This is a beloved private home and is used as a rental only in the summer months. The Cottage is well suited for both families and adults.

Keywords: Lagoon,waterfront,courtyard,private,beach


Sharon Swenson

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
Why Sharon Swenson chose Santa Cruz

Location, Location, with views like you have never seen before. The beach is a few steps away, with world renowned surfing spots with in walking distance. On the Eastcliff bike and walking path to Capitola Beach, you will pass the home of the late Jack O'Neil, known as the amazing inventor of the wet suit designed here in Santa Cruz. The Cottage is very private and tucked in to the natural settings.

What makes this Cottage unique

Private fenced and gated yard with mature landscaping, hot tub and a detached Garden room that sleeps two with a lot of light, with views of the lovely garden. When you stay here you have the pleasure of seeing two water sources, Moran Lagoon, and the exquisite Pacific Ocean right outside the back door of the Beach Cottage.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Bed (1) Queen Bed located in living room area for hanging out on, watching TV, or can be used as a Bed. We prefer a party of 6 or less, based on the homes square footage and the one bathroom. We can talk about this.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • One Bathroom with a stall shower, toilet, sink. All linens, towels, shampoo and hand soap included.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Lakefront
              Lagoon in rear of home.
            • Ocean View
              The Beach Cottage has an outrageous view of the Lagoon and Ocean. You access the beach on a paved lovely path. Just minutes from the Cottage
            • Water View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Garage
                          Bike barn for beach toys, bikes, boogie boards, beach umbrellas and beach chairs.
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Up to three cars.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Laundry soap provided.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wireless throughout Cottage and Studio


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Cottage is supplied with salt, pepper, sugar and cooking oil.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Extra folding chairs
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Sony DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Deck of cards and board games.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Comcast Cable with DVR
                                    • Stereo
                                      Portable wi-fi speaker box
                                    • Television
                                      Flat Screen Samsung


                                        • Balcony
                                          Small back porch with a sitting couch viewing Moran Lagoon and 26th Street Beach.
                                        • Bicycles
                                          2 Cruisers with one combo lock
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Umbrella, chairs, picnic table, couches, side tables, in enclosed private courtyard.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Garden is maintained weekly by a professional gardener.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Q Weber gas grill. Propane provided.
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Boogie boards


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Hot Tub is maintained weekly by a professional Spa Maintenance Company.


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • shelling
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Iron and ironing board, blender, large pot for lobster/soups/corn, spices, salt and pepper 2 Bikes, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs and beach umbrellas. All you need for that fun in the sun!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      30 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Clean and Fun with easy access to the beach!

                                                                      Christi R.

                                                                      This place is a favorite of my family's! We have just spent our 3rd year here and love it. The jacuzzi is perfect for warming up after a dip in the sea. It is also a close walk to the shops/cafes in Pleasure Point.

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      We have loved having you and your sweet family come to the Cottage these past few years. It would be such a pleasure to have you return in the future.

                                                                      Have a wonderful fall, winter and spring.



                                                                      A Seashore Gem

                                                                      sarah r.

                                                                      Perfect get away at the ocean. Peaceful, quaint, and had all the amenities our family could want for a week of beach fun and relaxing. A true gem. Fantastic hosts. The location is perfect for riding bikes, taking walks, or just staying in and soaking up the surroundings. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

                                                                      beautiful private sanctuary

                                                                      Sarah S.Houston, TX

                                                                      We have stayed at many rental houses in Santa Cruz over the years, and this ranks at the top. Although it is farther from our favorite beaches than some other places we've been, the location on the lagoon can't be beat, with lots of sun both in back, where you have a view of the lagoon and the ocean, and in the lovely private front yard, which is full of flowers and hummingbirds. The house, while small, is nicely appointed, particularly the kitchen, and the views from the kitchen and dining table of the lagoon and the ocean. The separate mini-house (converted garage) can also serve as a bedroom and/or a study. Overall, this was a superb choice, and we'd stay here again for sure.

                                                                      great location!

                                                                      anathanUnited States

                                                                      This was our second summer stay at this sweet little home. We love the location as we come to Santa Cruz for the surfing since we moved away from the coast. It is small, but has a great kitchen, stocked with everything you could possibly need. This year, we found it a little less maintained than last year (leaky faucet in kitchen, short circuiting hot tub), but overall it was another great visit.

                                                                      Pictures don't do the views justice from this home.

                                                                      Leighton and Liz T.Harbor Springs

                                                                      The front yard is completely fenced in, and nicely manicured, so I felt comfortable letting our kids outside by themselves to enjoy the yard. The cottage is very small, but very cozy! The kitchen is a great size to cook in, too. The laundry room around the back of the house is very clean and not cramped, and you get to look at the ocean each time you go down! The bonus room off the back of the garage is amazing for a teen/s, grandparents or another couple. The hot tub was right off the front deck and very clean as well. The ocean view is not the only perk of this home, of you can believe that. You are situated on a nice quiet street which is just a short walk to the Moran lake beach and pleasure point. We recommend staying here!

                                                                      Wonderful location and perfect beach retreat

                                                                      My husband and two girls spent a glorious week at this truly darling beach cottage. The views were beautiful and the sounds of the waves at night were the perfect way to fall asleep. The cottage is well appointed and provides for all of your needs. The hot tub and yard are a major bonus! The location is amazing, just walking distance to a great swimming beach and to the popular surfing of Pleasure Point. Great place to run, ride bikes or just relax with a good book. It's also nice to be located in between Santa Cruz and Capitola, two very different vacation destinations. I highly recommend this darling beach cottage and we can't wait to return!


                                                                      Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                                      World Class Surfing, and great beaches just steps from the Beach Cottage. The must see, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just 2.9 miles away. Cruise the Pacific Garden Mall in downtown Santa Cruz with it's amazing shopping, and spectacular restaurants. You can bike or walk from the Beach Cottage to Capitola Village, on a beautifully paved path along the ocean. Great restaurants and coffee houses within walking distance. Kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and fabulous restaurants at the nearby Santa Cruz Harbor. Visit our wonderful museums, including the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. You also have the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium just 45 minutes down the road. So much fun in the hood, and surrounding neighborhoods to keep you busy all week.

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                                                                      Please note, you can pay online, or by Cashiers Checks. All payments are to be written to Lawrence Friedman. He is an additional owner of the Cottage. Cashiers checks are to be mailed to , 169 Moran Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. If you choose to cancel your reservation, there will be a $200.00 Administrative Fee deducted from your previous payment/payments.

                                                                      30 Reviews
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