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Hawaiian Style Beach House, Ocean View-1 Block from Beach.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Let the sound of the waves crashing on the beach wash away your stress. Aloha ‘Oe this Hawaiian style beach house has it all!

Views of the ocean and 3 min walk to the beach. Two bedroom, two bathroom, spacious layout with a large eat in kitchen great room, formal dining room, living room with fireplace. This house is ideal for family get together. Remodeled and re-decorated gourmet kitchen and great room. This stylish cottage beach house has all new appliances. The great room walks out onto a split level deck. Have dinner on the upper porch with a view of the ocean and lagoon. Lower deck has a BBQ and a fire pit to enjoy with family and friends.

The location of this house is just one block from the beach. Santa Maria’s(21st ave) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz with surfing, boogie boarding, skim boarding, fishing and great for long walks. Explore the tide pools to find sea anemones, sea urchins and watch the otters play. This location is close to the fun filled S.C.Boardwalk, the famous surfing spot Pleasure Point, and 41st Ave where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants. Minutes from Capitola Beach and the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor were you will find beach volleyball, kayaks rentals, and great restaurants.

One of our newest benefits is just a 4 minute walk from the house where you will find Starbucks and several restaurants. An ideal morning is walking to Starbucks and then another 4 minutes to the beach to enjoy your coffee while watching the waves crash onto the beach and cliffs below.

Within an hours drive you can see the full beauty of the Monteray Bay by taking its scenic drive, to Carmel, Seventeen Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Coarse and the Monteray Bay aquarium. Between our house and Monteray is Moss Landing another wonderful area for kayaking and exploring the ocean wildlife.

Amenities include a full gourmet kitchen, fireplace, plasma TV with VCR/ DVD player, gas BBQ, washer and dryer, linens, down comforters, feather pillows and towels, both beach and bath towels. A security deposit and cleaning charge are required.

Sleeps 8.

We rent by the week during the summer Sunday to Sunday.

Must be 25 years of age to rent our home.

Please, NO PETS

This home is not listed in Craigslist!

Keywords: Hawaiian Style Beach House, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Beach House. Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 2 Bedroom, Ocean View, Parking, Gourmet Kitchen, Henry Cowell State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pleasure Point,Wineries, Surfing, Starbucks.

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Lori Talbot
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Lori Talbot

We are the Talbot family and live in the East Bay of San Francisco. When we bought our vacation rental our kids were 9 and 12, and we wanted a place we could all enjoy. We wanted to embrace the Santa Cruz life style with a beach house style home. I was born and raised in Hawaii and I wanted a home away from home. So the island decor fit perfect with the house location to the surf, beach and the Aloha Grill down the street. Our kids love the bunk beds and we made one of the rooms into a surfer decor to bring the Santa Cruz surf style to life. The beach, which is a short walk away was perfect for us. It has boogie boarding, surfing, great sand for sand castles and wonderful views. The beach has no public parking so it is inhabited by mostly locals and doesn't get to crowded. Also at night it is a great beach for bonfires.

Lori Talbot purchased this house in 2006

Why Lori Talbot chose Santa Cruz County

There is nothing like listening to the waves crash on the shore or to watch the sunset. We wanted at place we could all enjoy as a family or with friends. What I have come to enjoy is sharing this house with guest from all over the country and the world. I truly enjoy all the wonderful comments we receive about the house. It has become a special place for many others who have stayed here. It is very comfortable, and relaxing. We try to have everything you would like on vacation at your finger tips. It is a great location for all generations. Not far is the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which fun for all kids. The beach is great for swimming, catching waves, watching sea life and just taking a walk. We hope you come and stay and experience what we have enjoyed.

What makes this house unique

This house is a perfect place for people who want to spend time at the beach. The beach is only a short block away. It is a beautiful beach and wonderful for long walks and for all types of beach activities. The beach is not a crowded beach and is only for the locals in the area. The house itself is ideal if you are the type that wants to spend the night at home with BBQ on the outside deck with views of the beach, Plasma T.V. and a gourmet kitchen. Or if you like to go out at night the house is located 2 miles from Capitola, which is beach town loaded with lots of restaurants and shops. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is located 3 miles and has activities for all generations. The benefit to staying at this house is the renovations, which allow you to be very comfortable and for the location to everything that Santa Cruz has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lori: Thanks again for everything. We really, really enjoyed our time at Hale Kai. My son said it was the best Santa Cruz vacation ever….and we have been there a lot. It is perfect for us! Of course we hit the weather perfect! We would like to come back this summer. Take care and thanks again for sharing you great place! Cindy
Jun 2010
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom has two sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , There is an enclosed outside shower with shampoo & condition
  • First bathroom has a spacious shower and bathtub for bathing children. In this bathroom there is a linen closest filled with bath towels and beach towels along with linens for the sofa beds. The vanity has two sinks and a large mirror. For your convenience we have shampoo, conditioner, body soap and a blow dryer for you to use during your stay. The second bathroom is newly decorated with tiled shower. It also has soaps and linens. We also have an outside shower with hot and cold water for you and the kids to shower from the beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , One convertible bed in the great room and one in the living.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , This is a double size bunkbed with a pack and play.
  • First bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has queen size double bunk beds, which sleeps 4 people. In this room there is T.V. and over 30 DVD's and toys for kids. We also offer a Pack and Play ( portable crib ) , high chair and a bounce available upon request,
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a high chair, bounce and pack and play for rent. We ask that you bring your own sheets for the pack and play. All three items are available for $20 a day.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

Hawaiian Style Beach House, Ocean View-1 Block from Beach.
average rating of 4.938144 based on 98 reviews

Beautiful home with beautiful views to the beach with easy access just steps away.

  • 5 of 5

House was cozy with a Hawaii feel . My family and I enjoyed our stay over my birthday and Easter weekend. Home owners were very accommodating. I would definitely like to return soon .

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was just as stated on previous reviews 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for our family get away~ the fire pit pit out back was awesome considering the weather had been pretty cold~ we would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Even if your review states what previous guests have said, it's still very important to me and makes the house currant. Thank you again, and we hope you will visit again!!
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Everything was great for a rainy winter getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Central heating, fireplace and a soft bed made for a comfortable stay, thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and its location. We enjoyed the upper deck watching the sunset and listening to the waves. We spent a night sitting around the fire pit. We had 10 people for dinner, the dinning room is beautiful and it was fun to cook in the well stocked kitchen.

The house is perfect for a relaxing vacation by the beach. we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and pleasant.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 adult daughters had a great experience (awesome beach weather too). We will consider this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved our stay in Santa Cruz! Lori was a wonderful host and answered all my questions leading up to the trip. The house was large and spacious with beautiful views of the beach. Our children especially loved the bunk beds and closet full of toys. Lori had beach towels, chairs and toys available which really saved on space in our car. Starbucks and Aloha Grill are a block away and the beach is a 5 min walk. We will be staying again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
41st AVE
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
De LaVeage Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Roaring Camp Railroad / CAL-TRAINS
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ski
135 Miles

The house is centrally located to all the attractions in Santa Cruz.

Three miles away is the main attraction in Santa Cruz, the California Beach Boardwalk. The boardwalk has rides, events and attractions right on the beach. One mile away is Twin Lakes Beach. There you will find the Yacht Harbor, which offers beach volleyball, kayaks rentals and wonderful restaurants also on the beach. Two miles in the opposite direction is Capitola. Capitola is a quaint beach town, with many restaurants and boutique shops. Pleasure Point, which is a popular surf area and 41st Ave, which is filled with restaurants and surf shops, is 1 mile away.

Santa Cruz is apart of the Monterey Bay, which has endless possibilities for sight seeing. One of the most popular is the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey and Carmel, which is 45 miles away.

There is one little restaurant, that I love, which is within walking distance. It is called the Aloha Grill and it is about a block away from the house. They serve Hawaiian food and have live music on certain nights. I have a welcome binder at the house that has information on all the great restaurants in the area.


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 22 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 28 -Aug 30
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday (Fri-Fri)
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $169
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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