Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Daybed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
About Scott Johnson
Hello, I’m Shirley, your host, and I would like to share a bit of the history of Arbor House Cottage. Arbor House 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 delicious restaurants and recall the wonderful memories!.....(note the picture on the wall in the dining room, it's not me but reminds me of myself 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. Sincerely, Shirley
Scott Johnson purchased this Cottage in 1946
Why Scott Johnson chose Eastside Santa Cruz
Owned by 3rd generation.
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 go Wine Tasting! There are so many things to see and do in Santa Cruz, on the Monterey Bay and surrounding area.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
OUTSIDE the Cottage ONLY.
Dogs only. NEVER left alone. NO CATS
See House Rules-section 5
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Water Conservation - details with Check-In email or google www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/water/conservation/regulations
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It’s all about location!
The cottage was small but manageable for just my husband, our little dog, and I. It was tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for our five day stay. The location could not be better, only steps away from Twin Lakes Beach. The only problem we ran into was parking on the weekend. Parking is on the street so beachgoers take all parking, even the spot in front of the garage, which is assigned to this cottage. I imagine summertime parking could be a problem. Having said that I would definitely stay here again. The enclosed backyard was a blessing for our dog.
Thank you for sharing your experience. True, the parking can be a bit of a challenge on weekends if you come and go throughout the day. Because so much is within walking distance, we usually just park, stay and walk. For any guests staying in the future, the tow service phone number is on the “No Parking “ sign mounted on the garage door. It is sad that people don’t respect the no parking signs. And as stated on the sign, “vehicles will be towed at owners expense”. That being said, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Scott and Shirley
Walking distance to beach and restaurants...great for the kids...highly recommend!
With enough room for our family and pet.
Relaxing and comfortable
Our family spent Christmas here and it was absolutely perfect. The house was neat and organized, the beds were comfortable, and the location is close to the beach For those looking for exercise, you can walk to the Boardwalk from here - it's only 1.5 miles.
Everything was adequately labeled so we could find additional blankets, safely operate the blender, and know the do’s and don'ts of this location.
We highly recommend, and would love to come back during the summer months.
Thank you for such a kind and informative review for others to help make their decision to stay with us. You are welcome back anytime and look forward to hosting you during the summer months. Please contact myself or Shirley if you would like more details.
Thanksgiving by the beach
We had a lovely stay at this property, which is well-appointed and very comfortable. We were there over the Thanksgiving holiday and so welcomed the nice kitchen, dishes, cutlery, cookware, etc. There's a great deck with a view of the harbor and the property is right beside the beach where there's a little cafe and other amenities. We'll be back!
Thank you, such a lovely review. Perfect description for future guests. We look forward to your return! Scott and Shirley
Perfect getaway cottage
We love this house! Very relaxing, well equipped. Great location.
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!