Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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 and card games!

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.

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About The Owner

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 at Squaw Valley USA, and occasionally teach for Disabled Sports USA at Alpine Meadows ski area.

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

The Owner purchased this house in 1971

Why The Owner 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


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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Location, Prices: Close to Beach, Eateries, Harbor, Boardwalk!
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Seabright Cottage was perfect for my family. We used the loft as a nursery for my twin babies, keeping them close to the master bedroom.

My husband raced in the 70.3 Ironman. While he drove to the wharf on the morning of the race, I was able to walk there with my twins and my parents. The walk was totally manageable.

As a runner, Seabright offered me amazing views each morning. I loved running along the beach and over West Cliff Drive.

My family really liked the neighborhood because it felt a bit removed from the touristy Boardwalk. It gad delicious restaurants for us to walk to each night.

Katherine was an amiable and gracious hostess. She answered my emails promptly; we even talked on the phone.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had almost enjoyable stay on our girlfriend get away! The cottage is well equipped from the kitchen to the comfortable bed. The location is perfect for beach access or walking to neighboring restaurants and store. Darling back yard space too. In a quiet neighborhood . Lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a school-chum, gal-pal reunion of sorts; the 4 of us. Great location - short driving distance to many attractions, shopping, eating. This is a delightful cottage as we all had our own comfy beds, there are 2 full baths, a wonderfully equipped kitchen - and WiFi, stereo, tv, washer/dryer, etc. etc. etc. We mostly liked that its just a 5 min walk to the beach! And, maybe 6 min walk to some very cool restaurants. Its well set up and the owner has thought about many things as we didn't go without! Its my 2nd stay at this lovely vacation rental and I'll be back again; soon hopefully!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
El Dorado Hills, CA

Perfect Beach Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at the house! It's location is truly fantastic if you are looking for quick and easy access to the beach. It's about a block away and 5 year olds were able to carry their items without complaining. Also, house came with plenty of beach gear and was well equipped and outdoor shower made it easy to clean up. Boardwalk was a short drive away and so was excellent dining in Capitola Village. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at this Santa Cruz gem. In town for a sailing regatta, the house was conveniently located just a short block from the yacht club venue. Those of us non-sailors enjoyed the proximity to the Boardwalk, first class eateries and the beach. The neighborhood is well kept (beautiful gardens!) and quiet. The house is well and thoughtfully appointed with everything you need to settle into your home away from home. Costco, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are a short drive away. Katherine is straight forward and a pleasure to deal with. Everything in the house is logically placed and well marked. Truly a great experience for this VRBO virgin!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Seabright Cottage! The location was perfect and the house very comfortable. We were able to walk everywhere and truly enjoyed every moment of our week. We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

Seabright House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Mar 24 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and Paypal.

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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

You might like these similar properties