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Eco-Friendly Luxury - Harbor Beach House in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House1850 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6), No Pets, No Smoking

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.


Max Petersen, Owner - 7am-7pm PST 408.314.9453

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Bunk Bed
      • Linens Provided
        Premium mattresses, 500ct cotton linens, custom bedding and master bedroom has down comforter with cotton duvet.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Spa shampoo and organic soaps and lotion provided
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Spa shampoo and organic soaps and lotion provided
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, Organic soap and lotion provided
      • Other
        outdoor shower
      • Separate soaking tub and 'Rain' shower in master bath, shower over deep tub in second full guest bath, radiant floor heating in bathrooms and granite counter tops.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Lake


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Linens Provided
                • Activities Guide
                • Basic Soaps
                • Broadband Access
                • Ceiling Fans
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Filtered Water
                • Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Laundry Soap
                • Alarm Clock
                • Local Activities Guide
                • Local Maps
                • Local Restaurant Guide
                • Paper Towels
                • Parking Off Street
                • Shampoo
                • Telephone
                • Toilet Paper
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                • Water Cooler
                • Wireless Internet


                    • Grill
                    • 4 Ring Stove
                    • Coffee Grinder
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Blender
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Games for Kids
                            • Radio
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Barbecue
                                • Beach Chairs
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                • Patio
                                • Porch / Veranda


                                    • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Onsite Services

                                        • Housekeeper


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • TV: 42' high-def TV in great room with DVD and satellite cable, iHome (iPod docking) with radio and speakers. Flat panel TVs in Queen and King bedrooms. Master bedroom has DVD. Internet cable and wireless connection. New high-efficiency full size washer and dryer. Beach chairs, umbrella and boogey boards provided. Bring your own beach towels. No garage access.

                                                              44 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Beach House close to everything.

                                                              Marjorie N.California

                                                              Lovely very clean home close to calmest beach that is great for kids. Comfortable beds and very well stocked kitchen. Restaurants around the corner. Boardwalk and shopping nearby too.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for staying taking such good care of the Harbor Beach House.

                                                              Clean and Comfortable

                                                              Gina F.

                                                              I stayed here with some girlfriends from high school in March. We loved the kitchen and the comfortable couches. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and worked properly. We had a great time!

                                                              Beautiful property

                                                              Alaina S.MONTCLAIR

                                                              We booked this house super last minute after the fires in Napa led us to a plan B. The home was beautiful and super walk-able. We loved Santa Cruz!

                                                              Better than expected!

                                                              Christina H.

                                                              My husband and I stayed in this lovely home with another couple. It truly exceeded our expectations! The home is in the perfect location (walking distance to the beach and harbor). The communication with the owner was also exceptional. We can't wait to go back!

                                                              Beautiful and comfortable.

                                                              Lorry C.

                                                              Our family had a great time in this well equipped and lovely home. Very nice walkable location too.


                                                              Amanda N.

                                                              My parents and nephew have been visiting the Bay Area from central Virginia; spending some time at the beach was a must. The home was a great match for all 3 generations (4yo-76yo)-- it is a short drive to the beach, Boardwalk, restaurants, grocery shopping. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet; we had a fun and relaxing time. Hope to come back with other family and friends!


                                                              Santa Cruz, CA, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              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

                                                              44 Reviews
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