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The Beach Retreat, a Welcoming Vacation Home at the Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults-2 children)

The Beach Retreat is a bright and sunny single level home, located a block from the cloistered family-oriented 12th Avenue Beach, at the bottom of our very quiet street. It has everything one would need for a relaxing beach vacation for swimming, playing, sitting, or walking.

This welcoming beach home, which sleeps 6, has two bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, one with a king size bed and the other a queen size bed. The couches in the living area are great for the kids. Each bathroom consists of a shower, toilet and sink. The comfortable living room, has a unique gas fireplace. A newly renovated kitchen, inviting dining room, laundry, and private back deck with gas BBQ, are all set up for your enjoyment. There is also a sunny upstairs deck for lounging and relaxing. Linens are included.

Walk a short block to the top of our street to popular cafes, restaurants,and a Farmers Market on Sundays.

A walk along the sand brings you to the Yacht Harbor with all its amenities, restaurants and nightclubs. Wednesday night sailing, Thursday night luaus and surfboard, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals are all an easy stroll down the beach.

The Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a 5 minute drive away.

Four local Golf courses are within a 5 mile radius. The Monterey Bay golf courses and Aquarium are a 45 minute drive away.

Keywords: Beach House, Twin Lakes Beach, Yacht Harbor, Crow's Nest

More Details

Owner
Elaine
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About Elaine

I have traveled around the world and I am so happy to have settled here in Santa Cruz. I am fortunate to have my family nearby and we all enjoy our beautiful little town. I love my home and my garden. I live here part of the year and enjoy sharing it with the lovely people who come to stay.

Elaine purchased this house in 1991

Why Elaine chose Santa Cruz County

Close to one of the best beaches in the county and within walking distance to very good restaurants.

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofas (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(3 traveler reviews)

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The Beach Retreat, a Welcoming Vacation Home at the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Great house near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Plenty of room for a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed it.
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5

Loved the beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the beach retreat. It was comfortable, well equipped, and clean. It's just a block from a beautiful beach. The back deck is pretty and private, and we enjoyed the top deck for reading or sunbathing as well. Would definitely stay there again. So much better than a hotel!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. Great little house for two couples or family. One block to beach, close to harbor and boardwalk. Very peaceful and well furnished. Elaine very easy to work with. Will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Jose, CA, Oakland, CA or San Francisco, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Many
Nearest Train
26 Miles
San Jose, Salinas
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
12th Ave
Car: recommended

Our house is on a quiet street but it is near so many great beaches and activities. The beach at the end of the street is one of the most popular in the county as it has lifeguards, fire pits and surfboard and stand up paddle board rentals all within walking distance. There are restaurants and nightclubs that you can walk to. The Crow's Nest down the beach, has a Thursday night luau during the summer months. Make sure you take the free water taxi across the harbor to Aldo's for an unparalleled view during breakfast and try their fugasa french toast and the best Bloody Marys...to die for!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

3 Night minimum during Holiday Weekends during off-season

Owner'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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