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3 doors from the BEACH - PERFECT LOCATION!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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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!

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Property Manager
Scott Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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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Amenities

Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
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
    Air bed(s) - 1 queen
  • 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:
  • Books
  • 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:
  • 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

Reviews

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3 doors from the BEACH - PERFECT LOCATION!
average rating of 4.980769 based on 55 reviews
5

A perfect beach cottage in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed coffee on the front porch in the morning and views from the sizeable back deck in the afternoon and evening. Comfortable and clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay at Arbor House. Very comfortable cottage with great access to the beach and restaraunts. Easy check-in and check-out. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Clean, cozy and a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my kids had a great stay! Our arrival was a little rough, we couldn't find parking and I couldn't get the door unlocked, but when Scott contacted me and went over how the door lock worked, we got right in. For the inconvenience, Scott offered us a free night, but we couldn't stay, so he let us check out as late as we wanted on our departure day. I really appreciated this! I loved the location and would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope to host you again. Yes, we found out recently that the parking down on the waters edge is getting a makeover and therefore cars have been inching up the neighborhood streets to park. This should continue through summer and be completed around Labor Day? We do our best to send emails with ALL the house rules and Check-In details to avoid these frustrating phone calls. Thank you again for your understanding and tenacity in locating parking. Take care.
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5

Takes your breath away!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my wife and I's 3rd time at the Arbor House. We love it. It feels like it is our home. It is our favorite get-away spot. Can we buy it?

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

The cottage was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very close to the beach. We had a fabulous time eating dinner on the deck and enjoying the beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of our favorites! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting everyone know! Best and hope to host you again soon.
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5

Perfect Cottage in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

Incredible location with view of the Harbor, well appointed with all the things you need to enjoy a vacation and bonus room for added space.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 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:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Christmas Winter Break
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Feb 18 2018 - May 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Mother's Day weekend
May 11 2018 - May 13 2018
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
Property Damage Protection $59
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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