|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Santa Cruz was voted the #1 outdoor town by Outdoor Magazine: 'Santa Cruz is the epitome of the California beach lifestyle. Predawn long boarding, midday burritos, mountain biking, afternoon kite boarding and fine local wines...' not to mention great hiking, surfing and of course relaxing....enjoy our mild weather!
Rejuvenate in a beautifully styled and appointed California Craftsman home newly built on a quiet upscale street and just two blocks from Twin lakes beach and Santa Cruz Yacht harbor. Walk to and enjoy great restaurants like the renowned Crows Nest restaurant. Or, spend a fun day at the beach using beach gear provided for our guests: umbrella, chairs and boogey boards.
The Harbor Beach House is an eco-friendly 'green' home featuring super efficient and cozy whole-house gas fireplace heat, radiant heat floors in the bathrooms, whole house instant hot-water heater, new full sized, high-efficiency washer/dryer and filtered drinking water. Organic spa soaps and lotion.
About the house: Harbor Beach House is a two story custom home with wonderful attention to detail and new furnishings. This two year old home is now open for guests to relax in the wonderful beach town of Santa Cruz. You will enjoy a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with custom wood cabinets, gas stove and oven, granite counters and top of the line stainless steel appliances. The lower floor has an open floor plan with the kitchen adjoining the living room and dining area, 1/2 bath with granite vanity.
After a great day at the beach, have quick rinse in the warm outdoor shower and relax by the cozy gas fireplace watching the 42' plasma TV or put on some tunes from your iPod from the iHome docking station and play some fun board games like Beach Monopoly. The living room looks out to the private patio with BBQ and outdoor seating. No garage access.
Upstairs....: The upper level has three bedrooms and two full baths. Relax in the master bedroom on a king bed with premium mattress and bedding. This room has a flat screen TV, DVD, walk in closet, private balcony overlooking backyard, Pottery Barn furniture and bedding. The private bath has a soaking tub, granite two-sink vanity, radiant heat floors and custom 'rain' shower.
The second Hawaiian themed queen bedroom has flat screen TV and access to front balcony and shares the second bath just down the hall: deep tub/rain shower and radiant floor heating in second bath. The third bunk bedroom has bunk beds with custom 'vintage surfer' bedding, access to front balcony and shares the second bath. Beds comfortably sleep 6, no extra bedding or pull out sofa available. Additional guests may not spend the night in sleeping bags or on the couch.
Activities within a 2-5 minute walk: Enjoy the beach with lifeguards during the summer and fire pits at night (bring hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting!). Lake fishing within 1 block, short walk to harbor with chartered sailing, paddleboard,kayak, fishing, whale watching and free water taxi in the summer.
Twin Lakes Park has tennis courts, basketball and children's park combined. Restaurants at the beach, harbor and neighborhood, all within short walking distance. Enjoy Johnny's Harbor Side with fresh fish market or Crow's Nest with live entertainment and dining deck overlooking the harbor. Sit on the beach outside of the Kind Grind coffee bistro featuring the perfect cup of hot java with fresh pastries; free live jazz on Sunday mornings!
The famous 100 year old Santa Cruz Boardwalk is within 10 min driving time and antiquing in downtown Aptos is 15 min drive. Take a tour of our wineries or the Monarch butterfly winter home in Natural Bridges State Park (10 min drive), ask about wild life tours.
Lisa, you & max have a very beautiful house - much better than we expected for a beach town. Everything was top notch down to the finest detail. If we are ever in the area again, would definitely stay at your place if available.
We spent one day visiting the Aquarium in Monterey. Spent one afternoon & night on the beach boardwalk - kids had a blast. Spent three afternoons on the beach and had campfires on the beach two evenings. Breakfast @ Aldo's one morning, patronized Zeke's often and enjoyed dinner @ Crow's Nest on our last day- thanks for all the recommendations!
Best wishes! Vince & Kathy
We had a great time staying here. As noted, the house is in a great location and is very clean. Unfortunately, it was raining most of the weekend, but the downstairs area with it being a great room, held all of us very comfortably. We were 3 couples and still had plenty of space to all gather around the couch or table. There were breaks in the rain so we walked down to the beach a few times. Easy walk. Great communication with owner. Highly recommend!
House has all 3 bedrooms close to each other on the 2nd floor - great for families with small kids. Master shower is awesome! Kitchen and interior/exterior all modern, great looking, easy to use. We have 6 year old girls and weren't sure if it was too far away from the boardwalk. Nope! Even with 6 year olds it was about a half hour walk. Probably 20 min or less for adults. We'd recommend this property and would stay there again.
This is a beautiful home that is located just a quick stroll from a nice spot on the beach. We stayed for the Santa Cruz Triathlon and it was an easy bike ride from the house down to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and pier. Our family had an amazing time ... thanks!
The harbor beach house exceeded our expectations, the location was great 2 blocks from the beach. The house was very clean and stocked with all the necessities. We had six adults the family room and kitchen were a great gathering spot. We all enjoyed breakfast at the harbor cafe, and enjoyed the crows nest for dinner and drinks. Beds were very comfortable, bathrooms clean and stocked. We visited the Monterey bay aquarium a short 45 minute drive from the house. The owners were very responsive and welcoming. We would love to return in the years to come.
Arriving at the Harbor Beach House we quickly adapted to the lifestyle. There was enough room for my husband and our son's family of 4 who live in town, with thoughtful provisions and absolutely spotless surroundings. Linens were high end and every bed provided a good night's sleep. Although we did go on an amazing 3 1/2 hour whale watch (the Bay was thick with them and dolphins too), our plan to spend time at the beach and just be together was fulfilled. It is a convenient and safe location which allows ample ability to walk to a variety of restaurants, the harbor, tennis court, markets, coffee spots and the best breakfast spot in SC (Harbor Cafe). If you're wavering because of the cost, remember you get what you pay for and in this case, just a bit more, in our estimation. The only suggestion we would offer is that, although the master bath does have three windows, with no window in the master bedroom, a ceiling fan would provide some air movement to those of us who are fresh air freaks.
This home has been renovated perfectly for a comfortable stay. It is immaculate and well planned out to make cooking, sleeping, and visiting all work well for a family or group. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to prepare meals and entertain-- none of the odd mix of stuff you find in some rentals. Beds and linens are very nice. Our kids really enjoyed having a balcony off their rooms to sun and enjoy the stars. It is very CLEAN and the owner wants it to stay that way, so if you have a messy crew, this won't be relaxing for you. After staying at another place recently where I didn't want to sit on the furniture or use the kitchen, this wasn't a problem for me! The place is within blocks (walking distance) of the beach, a tiny market and cafes. You won't regret staying here! We'll be back!
Location: Santa Cruz, Central Coast, California, USA: 35 Miles from San Jose, Norman Mineta International Airport, 62 miles from San Francisco International Airport..
Other Activities: Boating, Basketball Court, Shopping, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa
Golf: • Golf: Pasatiempo Golf Club, Valley Gardens Golf Course, De Laveaga Course and Lodge
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning + linens||$200|
Not available for weddings, parties or group functions.
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Person signing rental agreement must be over 25 years of age and an occupant during the entire reserved period.
Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends have 3 night minimum stay
Maximum Number of Overnight Guests: 6
No Smoking, No Pets, Quiet Neighborhood with 10pm Noise Ordinance