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Scott Johnson

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

3 doors from the BEACH - PERFECT LOCATION!

40 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Santa Cruz County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

PLEASE! Log onto our web site to view more Photos and other information! PLEASE EMAIL ALL INQUIRIES! (IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RETURN PHONE CALLS IN A TIMELY MANNER AT REASONABLE HOURS-EMAIL IS BEST FOR A FASTER RESPONSE)

Welcome to your home away from home where your family or friends can spend a relaxing vacation. We supply EVERYTHING except FOOD, CLOTHES, PERSONAL ITEMS, FIREWOOD and YOU!

Arbor House Santa Cruz Beach Cottage Vacation Rental in Santa Cruz California, is a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath private residence that can accommodate 2 to 4 guests comfortably and a Family of 6 easily. Rent for one weekend or a couple weeks throughout the year. We are just four houses up and 150 steps to Twin Lakes State Beach, Santa Cruz on the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.

Just steps away are Dining, Drinks, Boating and Entertainment on the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. There will be no reason to leave the neighborhood!

As you sit on the raised backyard deck of our Cottage, watch boats come and go from the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. In the distance you will hear the Sea Lions on the Santa Cruz Pier, and the adults and children laughing and screaming as they ride the Circa 1924 Giant Dipper on the famous 100 Year Old Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A 7 minute drive or a 1.20 mile walk. There is also a 'Summer Season' ferry that will glide you across the Yacht Harbor to get you on your walk to the Beach Boardwalk a bit faster.

Take Kayaking excursions on the Bay or a Chardonnay II Tour, go Wine Tasting or take the Skunk Train into the Santa Cruz Mountains!

There are so many things to see and do in Santa Cruz, on the Monterey Bay and surrounding area that you'll want to re-book your next stay right away!

PLEASE VIEW AVAILABILITY CALENDER BEFORE CONTACTING US! PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL ONLY. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PHONE CALLS OR RETURN THEM IN A TIMELY MANNER. WE WILL RETURN YOUR INQUIRY IN THE EVENING! THIS WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND FRUSTRATION....AND MANY PHONE CALLS.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott Johnson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Scott Johnson

Arbor House Cottage has been in the family since the 1940s. Though it wasn't called Arbor House then, it was simply a rental that my parents owned. My grandparents lived across the street in the corner house and I remember going to see them and playing there. Being with them was very special to me and my siblings. After they passed, I lived there with my Mother and Father until I married and started my own family.

It is good to be able to go over from time to time, enjoy the beach and good restaurants and recall the wonderful memories!.....(note the picture on the wall in the dining room, it's not me but reminds me of me as a child on the beach).....

Scott and I have put many long and loving hours into making Arbor House the warm and welcoming Cottage that it is today.

So, 'welcome'....This is your home for the short time you are here. Enjoy, Relax and let your cares slip away.

Scott Johnson purchased this cottage in 1946

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Arbor House Beach Cottage is located on 6th Avenue, just four houses up and 150 steps to Twin Lakes State Beach.

Just steps away is one of Monterey Bay's most popular restaurants, The Crow's Nest offering spectacular waterfront views on the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.

As you sit on the deck of our Vacation Rental cottage, watch boats come and go from the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. Listen to the Sea Lions on the Santa Cruz Pier, and the adults and children laughing as they ride the 1924 Giant Dipper on the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. About 1.97 miles away and a 7 minute drive or a 1.20 mile walk.

Free Water Taxi throughout the Yacht Harbor: Weekends and Holidays,

10 AM - 6 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Take Kyaking excursions on the Bay or a Chardonnay II Tour, take a ride on the historic Roaring Camp Railroad or Skunk Train or go Wine Tasting!

There are so many things to see and do in Santa Cruz, on the Monterey Bay and surrounding area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just returned home from a five day stay in the "Arbor House" in Santa Cruz. We spent those five days with our son's family (they have a 2 and 3 year old). This cottage has everything that you could possibly need for a beach get away. The property is totally fenced in, making it great for kids. The Arbor House is decorated perfectly for a beach cottage. The beach is so close, and the harbor is so beautiful just out the kitchen window. We will definately rent this cottage again, we loved our stay there.
Apr 2010
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Reviews

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based on 40 traveler reviews

3 doors from the BEACH - PERFECT LOCATION!
average rating of 4.975 based on 43 reviews
5

A relaxing get away just minutes from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be just what we needed to get away from the busy day to day and the heat of the valley! It is very clean and has all you need to feel at home. The best part is sitting out on the deck in the back with your morning coffee. It is minutes from the beach and quieter than I expected. I feel if you were a tall person, 6 ft or over, you may want a place with higher ceilings. I would otherwise recommend to all.

Kimberly Crum

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice house in a super location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, with everything one needs, steps away from the beautiful beach. The deck in the back is a big plus!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Absolutely. The deck in Santa Cruz is a must for the view. And others will enjoy it too!
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5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

The property is awesome, great location steps to the beach. The back deck has a great view of the marina, beach and lighthouse. Owners were very easy to work with and we would definitely return to this property again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to the return of all of our previous guests. See you next time!
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Beach Vacation Perfected

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 year old son and I had the most wonderful stay at the Beach Cottage. There is nothing I would have changed about the home, location, amenities, etc. We will be staying at this cottage every summer from here on out. The ocean is even closer than it looks in the pictures. You can hear the waves from the house.

Thank you for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next summer!
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5

We recently stayed here with our two small boys ages 2 1/2 and 5 and we absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Cutest cottage. Very clean and great location. Steps to the beach and restaurants. Loved the accommodations at the cottage. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love the out door restaurant dining!
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Great location with deck and view of the harbour

  • 4 of 5

Travelling to California from Scotland, this was our second stay at Arbor house and we were not disappointed. We love the location and the short walk to the beach and the Crows Nest.....The house is great for a family with children. The deck and view of the harbour is fantastic.

We hope to return to California again in 2018 and hope to re book Arbor House.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge
Nearest Train
33 Miles
Amtrak San Jose, CA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Cabrillo Highway 1
Car: recommended

Beach Volleyball, Famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Pier, The Skunk Train, Downtown Santa Cruz and Downtown Capitola Village are all just 5 minutes away..........Carmel and Monterey are a 45 minute drive..........A variety of public and private chartered tours on the Bay are available, book a Wine Tasting Tour or Deep Sea Fishing excursion and Much, Much More!

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Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jul 22 2016 - Jul 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$333
 
 
High Season
Jul 25 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Christmas Winter Break
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
May 15 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
High Season
May 22 2018 - Jul 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
$333
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

The rates above have been given ONLY as an estimate with Low Season and High Season fees as a guide to the number of possible nights you might stay. You are not limited to a specific number of nights stay or specific Check-In/Check-Out dates. (note that it is much more economical, per night, to stay 4-7 or more nights as opposed to only 1 night. The same $125.00 house keeping fee applies for 1 night or 1 week stay). Additional $25.00 per Adult per night fee may apply for each additional Adult based on 6 guests stay. Please email us for an exact quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Cruz County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lots of storage and hooks for personal items.
  • Pedestal Sink, Shower / Tub combo with sliding glass shower doors. Mirrored Medicine Cabinet above sink and shelves above commode for additional storage of personal items.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Tempur-Pedic Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Trundle Bed set
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Air Bed
  • Double Bed (1) Located in BEDROOM 1. All linens and bedding provided., Twin or Single Beds (2) Furnished in BEDROOM 2. Twin Trundle Bed set that opens into two twin beds to sleep two. All linens and bedding provided., Baby Cribs (1) GRACO crib/playpen all-in-one., Air Bed (1) This second Queen Bed is a very comfortable inflatable Air Bed. Heated mattress cover is provided if desired. All linens and bedding provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
GREAT EFFORT HAS BEEN TAKEN TO PROVIDE A DRESSING AREA IN EVERY ROOM TO STORE PERSONAL ITEMS, STYLE HAIR AND APPLY MAKE-UP......A Security Safe is provided for your use if desired.......BEDROOM 1 has a small TV/DVD in corner storage cabinet, Alarm Clock on the Night Stand, Mirror & Dressing Shelf and a Dresser in the closet..........BEDROOM 2 has a Mirror and Tall Dresser as well as a closet..........the LAUNDRY/STORAGE area has the Iron & Board, extra Table & Chairs.........We have provided additional Alarm Clocks, Hairdryers, Mirrors, extra Hangers, Picnic Basket and even a Kite!.........The fenced in Front & Back Lower Gardens have Seating Areas..........There is an outdoor Shower with hot & cold running water for rinsing off after returning from the beach. Check out our website @ www.SantaCruzBeachCottage.com

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