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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:
August 10, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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3 doors from the BEACH - PERFECT LOCATION!
average rating of 4.948276 based on 61 reviews
5

Fun beautiful beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach, shops, boating, and restaurants. You have everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! Yes! And yes! ALL the things we LOVE. Until next time......Thank you for your review. Scott and Shirley
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved this rental. Cute and cozy with lots of character. Plenty of room for family dinners on the back patio while you watch the sunset. My family felt very comfortable and right at home. Just step outside and hear the waves and smell the sand and ocean breeze. Very conveniently located. My only negative would be that the owner should replace and/or install new screens around the house windows. From past rentals I know there are many raccoons and spiders I've only seen in Santa Cruz that like to come out at night which made me too nervous to leave the windows open while we slept. Otherwise, we definitely plan to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Excellent points made. We are actually working on getting the window screens replaced. They will be there for your next stay! Until then, Scott and Shirley
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Houston, TX
4

Cute, Charming & Cozy Sea Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four loved this perfect cottage so very close to the beach and harbor. The harbor-themed decor is artfully placed everywhere, but the real charm is the tiny, 1940s sea captain's galley (kitchen), the little nooks in the garden to steal away with a good book, the garden flowers, and the fantastic deck overlooking the harbor and coast. We spent most of the time outdoors basking in the warm sun on the deck in comfortable lounge chairs and eating meals "al fresco" at the large table. This cozy old-fashioned cottage shows its age in some areas, but it is stocked with everything you need. Throw open the windows and doors, let the sea breeze in, and enjoy the sounds and sights of the shore--crashing waves, seagulls, harbor seals, hummingbirds and the sailboats. Neighbors are everywhere, but all were quiet and respectful of privacy. The Crows Nest and cafe's down by the beach seem to always be having a party, which is great if you need it. This place is a keeper. Special Note for Someone who does not know Santa Cruz: The fog burns away at noon almost like clockwork.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed review of your stay. We appreciate all of your statements about the cottage. If one day you return to California, we would like the opportunity to host you again! Best, Scott and Shirley
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and cozy little cottage by the ocean

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Phoenix, AZ
5

Outstandingly Again!!!! 👍

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the last five summers vacationing at the Arbor House and we'll continue to go back. The location is a perfect mix of beach, restaurants and fun. The Arbor House is a quaint, well equipped beach rental. It has everything you need and the owners are always accommodating to our concerns and needs. We highly recommend this wonderful beach house. 👍👍

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! We completely agree with all that you've mentioned. Always a pleasure to host your stay and look forward to hosting you next year! Until 2018, Scott and Shirley
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4

A trip back home to SC

  • 4 of 5

The location was perfect. the house was comfortable with all supplies needed. kitchen was very small and difficult to work in with more than one person. Almost no counter space if coffee pot, toaster and and dish rack all out at the same time. Outdoor shower and deck were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lol. You are absolutely right! That's why we make coffee in the mornings, eat lunch out at one of the terrific local restaurants or get it to go from the Crow's Nest and then wine time in the evenings with cheese and appetizers. Take care and thank you, Scott and Shirley
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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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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
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
 
 
High Season
May 11 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 
 
Low Season
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,395
$4,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
$6,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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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