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Fantastic Location, Prices: Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, Boardwalk!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Story House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

You are invited to experience Santa Cruz at the 'Seabright Cottage'. This beautiful single family home has a spacious, sunny interior; a perfect place for relaxation and vacation comfort. Our 'Cottage' is close to many Santa Cruz attractions with a central Harbor location. The famous Seabright Beach is 2 blocks away, where the seals, dolphins, and sea otters like to play. Well-known local eateries, coffee shops, and bars are within minutes. You can park your car for this vacation!

Upstairs is the Master Bedroom, outside deck, walk-in closet, and bathroom. The outside deck has chairs available for early morning coffee sipping.

Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is a loft with a comfortable futon and a TV, for your relaxation time.

The downstairs Bedroom has a bunk with twin on top, and double on the bottom. The large closet and bureau make it a wonderful room for kids and/or a family. A full bath completes the picture.

In our living room, kick back in comfortable furniture, enjoy the gas fireplace, or watch TV/Cable/DVD's in a bright and cheery atmosphere. Help yourself to our collection of board games and puzzles!

The dining room is adjacent to a fully stocked kitchen, with lots of counter space. We have included basic cooking spices and kitchen essentials for your use.

Exit the back door to a quiet garden patio, complete with an outdoor shower. What a great way to clean up after a day at the beach!

Utilize our cabinet full of beach towels and our beach toy crate for your visits to the beach. Folding beach chairs complete the picture.

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Katherine Hayes Rodriguez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About Katherine Hayes Rodriguez

We originally built the 'Seabright Cottage' as a gathering place for extended family and friends. My parents bought the lot in 1971, and the (very small) shack built there was demolished to make way for the new house 30 years later.

As a vacation rental, our visitors get the opportunity to enjoy the ocean, beach, great places to eat, parks, Harbor, etc. as much as we do.

We visit frequently from our home in Truckee. Our kids love the transition from the mountains to the ocean environment, and spend countless hours at Seabright Beach, a 5 minute walk from our house, and down the steps to the beach. We love our friendly little neighborhood; the well maintained gardens are colorful and a joy to inspect on our daily walks to the beach!

The Boardwalk is also within walking distance. We enjoy visiting Steamer's Lane (close to the Boardwalk), where all of the locals surf.

Occasionally, we go Downtown to hear music, see a movie, go to the bookstore, or browse the many little shops.

My husband is a General Contractor and keeps the Cottage in ship shape. Our good friend, Debbie, is our on-site Manager, and lives close by.

I spend time in my home office year round working on the maintenance, upkeep, and rentals of Seabright Cottage.

In addition, I spend winters as a Ski instructor/Coach at Squaw Valley USA, and Instructor/Trainer for Disabled Sports USA at Alpine Meadows ski area.

I enjoy providing our tenants with a great place to stay in Santa Cruz.

Katherine Hayes Rodriguez purchased this house in 1971

Why Katherine Hayes Rodriguez chose Santa Cruz

The Seabright Cottage is in a neighborhood of first home owners and locals. It is a well maintained, friendly, and safe area.

What makes this house unique

Nearby Restaurants include: La Cancun Taqueria, La Posta,Seabreeze Cafe, Betty's Burgers, Brady's Yacht Club, Seabright Brewery, Java Junction, Enfger Pizza, Drunk Monkey

Market: Day's Market


Lower Seabright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • *Master Bedroom: Queen size Bed (2 people). *Loft: Fold out Futon to a bed (1 adult or 2 children) ; sheets & blankets provided. *Downstairs Bedroom: Bunk Beds (1); this has a double bed on the bottom, and a single on the top (sleeps 3).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Park your car for this vacation! Easy walk (2 blocks) to beautiful Seabright Beach. Voted 'Best Beach in Santa Cruz' by Good Times Magazine, the famous Seabright Beach has seasonal lifeguards and bonfires available year-round. People enjoy walking, skim boarding, volleyball & sunbathing here. This beach is adjacent to Santa Cruz Harbor and the Walton Lighthouse, numerous cafe's/restaurants, and the Natural History Museum. Close by are the Boardwalk Amusement Park, the Surfer's Museum, Lighthouse Field & State Beach, Twin Lakes State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, and Natural Bridges Beach/State Park. Take a short stroll for daily beach fun, and evening viewings of beautiful sunsets. Also close by: Gourmet Breakfast, numerous Bars, Oceanfront dining and Seafood Cuisine.


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Fantastic Location, Prices: Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, Boardwalk!
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

Clean cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week, and were impressed how clean and well kept the cottage was, and the extra beach chairs and towels were great to have. It was only a couple of blocks to the cliffs with a staircase down to Castle Beach. There was construction going on both across the street and in the house in back, but this will probably be over soon. The back patio area was very small but sunny and warm.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family, great location to walk to beach and easy walk to Boardwalk but far enough away to feel laid back. I recommend to anyone to unwind

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elk Grove

Perfect, quiet, yet very centrally convenient to many amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The Seabright Cottage was perfect. The location was excellent, easy walk to beach and Boardwalk. The house was spotless and beautiful; contained everything we needed, and the owners even welcomed us with a bottle of wine. Perfect house for a family getaway to Santa Cruz!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great location for family

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location walking distance from the beach and Boardwalk. Cozy and clean cottage with everything we needed to enjoy the great weather on Memorial Weekend. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose

Property is great. Unfortunately we had a bad experience with the owners.

  • 3 of 5

Accused of marking up comforters and threatened with an additional fee. Be careful with protecting yourself when you check in by inspecting every inch of the property for existing damage.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect family escape!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend relaxing and enjoying Katherine's beautiful beach home. I was delighted to find that everything we needed to enjoy the beach was provided...chairs, towels, buckets, boogie boards! Then, the beach is a quick walk down the block.

We really enjoyed every aspect of our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose International (Norman Mineta)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Betty's Burgers
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seabright State Beach
Car: recommended

Park your car and start your vacation! The 'Seabright Cottage' has many amenities within walking distance. Walk to the corner and enjoy a latte, visit the local brewery, or have a meal at one of the best breakfast places in town. The Harbor, Walton Lighthouse, animal & sea life, and boat watching are within 2 blocks. The Seabright community is an attractive, friendly neighborhood, and we walk just down the block to famous Seabright Beach! Many state parks and beaches are within a short driving distance.

Plan time to walk to the local Natural History Museum, 2 blocks away. A full day is needed to spend at the Boardwalk, only 1 mile away.

Santa Cruz is a central hub-bub for the music scene, with an active night-life in the downtown area. Enjoy unique shopping and excellent dining in the center of town!

Other Activities: kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, racquetball.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

Refundable Security Deposit:
$400.00 for 3 nights or less
$500.00 for 4 nights or more
$750 for 30 nights or more

The Security Deposit is a separate charge from the Rental Fees, Lodging Tax (11% of Rental Fees), and Departure
Clean ($100.00).

The Security Deposit is due 4 weeks prior to occupancy. The Deposit is typically returned within 3-5 days from departure, unless there are complications.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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