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Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927 The Yellow Beach House in Santa Cruz

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bath- Sleeps 6 (includes children or babies). Dog friendly (2 max)

4 bedroom, 3 full baths, two-story Ocean View home. The top floor has the Master Suite and sun deck, the three (3) smaller bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are located downstairs. Front dining room/game room, living room, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with lots of seating. Sunny courtyard with ample seating, outdoor wood fireplace and BBQ, custom outdoor shower with hot water. This Rental is conveniently located four doors (a 3 minute walk) from a great beach.

Guests may book up to 3 consecutive weeks. To ensure the best experience for our guests, the maximum occupancy level is six (6) overnight guests (children and babies are included in the total). The "day use" (up to 10 pm) maximum number of guests allowed per our Santa Cruz Vacation Rental Permit is twelve (12).

The signed rental agreement is required before acceptance of the booking.

The master bedroom suite is roomy, has ocean views and a deck, a 40" HDTV home theater w DVR, HBO, Netflix, etc. This room is the only room that can accommodate guest supplied baby/child beds. The downstairs bedrooms are too small for any alternative beds/ packnplays/ infant beds brought in by the guest.

A large master bath upstairs with custom stonework, with a large walk-in shower next to a large Jacuzzi jetted tub.

From the upstairs bedroom deck, enjoy the ocean view.

The first of the downstairs bedrooms has a queen bed, can sleep 2 but is more comfortable for one because of the limited space within the room. You can definitively hear the ocean waves from this room at night. The morning light comes through which is very peaceful. The second bedroom downstairs has a queen size bed, a TV , blue ray player, closet, dresser and is very comfortable for 2 people. The 3rd bedroom downstairs is our kid bunkbed room. The twin/full bunkbed does not have a railing and is a very sturdy wood frame. This room does not have a closet, tv or dresser. For clothes storage there are 2 drawers built into the bed frame and a portable 3 small drawer set in the room. Children like this room because it has books and is fun for them.

Restaurants Close by: : Take a short stroll to one of the many nearby restaurants.Walk to Restaurants: Starbucks located 3 blocks away, 10 minutes down E-Cliff, dine at Lago di Como Italian, or Star Bene (Argentine and Italian). In the other direction (south on Portola), a 15-20 minute walk down to Cole's BBQ, Guang Zho, or The Point (Surf and Turf) or Casa Rosita (Mexican).

Come visit the Beachouseforyou Yellow Beach House: Imagine your vacation destination just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's best beaches! Stunning views, prime location, and a true taste of magic! Let your mind unwind and your body relax while sun bathing at the beach, in the sunny courtyard or, on the ocean view deck.

This fully furnished and equipped home includes a 55" television in the Living Room and a smaller TV in the middle bedroom. Land-line phone with free long distance calls in the continental US. Free WIFI, custom kitchen completely equipped including blender, coffee maker and much more. Stone gas fireplace, home theater, DVDs, linens, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi in master bathroom, outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing.The back yard is equipped with gas BBQ, lounges, ample seating with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more!

A combination of good weather, dog friendly (w/leash) beach, surfing spots, tide pools to explore. The accessible cliff and tide pools make it a favorite for families.

County Of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Certificate # CO00039

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

What makes this house unique

Sunny courtyard with ample seating, outdoor wood fireplace and BBQ, custom outdoor shower with hot water. This Rental is conveniently located four doors (a 3 minute walk) from a great beach.


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed and completed rental agreement returned to me is required to finalize a booking.
  • Santa Cruz has a Vacation Rental Ordinance. Our Permit limits us to 6 people (any age)overnight and 12 people ( any age, between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • * 2 custom tiled bathrooms with iron and porcelain tubs are centrally located next to Bedrooms 2 and 3 and the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cozy and comfortable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed 3 kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • * Bedroom One: 1 New Queen bed, Ocean peek, open the windows and listen to the waves nearby. This cozy room is most comfortable with one person but can sleep two people. * Bedroom Two: 1 New Queen bed, TV, DVR w DVD next to two bathrooms *Bedroom Three: Kids Room Large, sturdy bunk bed (double with single on top) sleeps 3 kids , next to two baths. * Bedroom 4 Master Bedroom suite upstairs, Ocean Views, 1 Lovely, Large King bed, HDTV LCD with Satellite/HBO. Master Bath has Hansgrohe fixtures and a solid glass double vanity, walk-in shower with glass blocks, Jacuzzi brand tub, full granite slabs and high end stone work surround the bathroom from floor to ceiling with all-out luxury. Ocean view deck with bistro table set and 4 chairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
House Details and Amenities * Living room with instant-on living room fireplace (LP Gas) and HDTV Home Theater System, Xfinity, HBO, Netflix etc. * Sunny kitchen with granite counters and back splashes, granite and quartz double sink, Hansgrohe brand faucet and pot filler, granite and glass bay window, dining table and lunch counter seating, all brand new stainless steel appliances; dishwasher, refrigerator with double freezer, microwave, gas range, double convection oven. * Free Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access * Free Phone Service (Landline). Unlimited local and long distance calls (within the Continental US). See More Details at our personal website below.


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average rating of 4.9577465 based on 71 reviews
San Jose, CA

Time out of Time

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful, warm, clean and luxurious. It was everything and more than what was described. We lacked for nothing and felt spoiled living there for a week.

We were there with out kids and grandson and sometimes found it difficult to leave the comfort of this house. We enjoyed Capitola, Santa Cruz Downtown and Monterey throughout our stay and each day trip was relaxing because of the central location.

We highly recommend the local funky restaurant Paula's. It is only blocks away and the breakfast is delicious and inexpensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the type of experience that we hope all of our guests have. This review was not solicited and it is what we strive for. It is very rewarding to us that our guests appreciate our home and neighborhood as much as we do.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this home. The house was spotless and well-equipted, the owners were super responsive, and everything was just as it was represented in the description here. It was great.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the kind of review we strive for. The home is always thoroughly and professionally cleaned to exacting standards before every visit, which is just part of what we do to assure all guests have the optimal vacation experience here.
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again for sure

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely well-appointed and comfortable beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Just steps to a wonderful beach is this well-appointed, fully stocked and comfortable beach house. We enjoyed long days at the beach, sunset cocktails from the balcony and fun evenings by the outdoor fire. Lovely beds and amenities kept us refreshed and ready for the next-day's adventure. Thank you, Doretta!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful home that is well appointed, comfortable and close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Our family immensely enjoyed our stay at the Beach House. The home was in excellent condition and very comfortable. We were completely satisfied with our stay. We found the property owners to be attentive and kind. The house was close to the beach and all the fun activities of Santa Cruz. We hope to return to this rental with our family again. Truly a wonderful home to rent. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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good house with lots of amenities

  • 4 of 5

we had a great time as a family visit to santa cruz. the owner Doretta was available is needed and very caring.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Natural Bridges State Beach
Mystery Spot
Steamer Lane
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
West Cliff Drive
Harbor Cafe
Capitola Wharf
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Wilder Ranch State Park
Neptune's Kingdom
The Catalyst
Monarch Butterfly Trail
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aloha Island Grille
Harbor Cafe
Lighthouse Point Park
Taqueria Vallarta II
LOVE the Grilled Shrimp we ever had..and even though it's not on the menu they ...
Paradise Beach Grille
Marianne's Ice Cream
Crow's Nest Restaurant
The DeLaveaga Lodge Restaurant
Closest Golf Course- Open to the public....
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Yacht Harbor
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Delaveaga Park
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Aloha Grill
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
21st Avenue Beach
Car: recommended

Located in-between the charming village of Capitola and The Santa Cruz Beach/Boardwalk (one of last beach amusement parks) featuring Free admission and Free concerts

Big Basin State Park - and Henry Cowell State Park (incredible mammoth redwood trees, waterfalls) just minutes away.

• Big Trees Railway (from mountains to the Boardwalk)

• East Cliff Drive bike/walking path (miles of biking along the coast)

• Capitola by the Sea (dining/shopping)

• Eclectic downtown Santa Cruz (people watching/dining/shopping)

• Santa Cruz Wharf (more dining and shopping)

Equally close to the Santa Cruz :

• Carmel (60 minutes to dining/shopping and more art galleries per capita than anywhere)

• Monterey (55 minutes to more dining and shopping, the Wharf- and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

• 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach (55 minutes to incredible scenic ocean drive and phenomenal golfing)

• Moss Landing - 30 minutes away, -kayaking amongst hundreds of sea otters and sea lion

Golf: Pasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz, CA OCEAN VIEW!

18 holes over 6,439 yards with a par of 70 (Public)

Located 3 miles from the center of Santa Cruz.

20 Clubhouse Rd

Santa Cruz, CA

Delaveaga Golf Course (Closest)

Just 10 minutes away.

18 holes, over 6,010 yards with a par of 72.

401 Upper Park Rd

Santa Cruz


Pebble Beach, Monterey

Probably the World's most famous golf course!

18 holes

1785 yards, par 31

44 miles from Santa Cruz


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Service fees imposed by this listing site are paid directly to this listing site. They are traveler service fees. We ( the property owners) do not refund any traveler fees imposed by this listing site. Rates subject to change without notice until confirmed. Gap Nights during any Peak or Holiday season are $495/nt if offered and available. We apologize in advance for any inaccurate quotable rate provided by this site. Their system is very rigid and not easy to predict.Guests may book up to 3 consecutive weeks only. To ensure the best experience for our guests our maximum occupancy level is 6 people (children and babies included). In addition to the payment, a signed rental agreement is required to complete the booking. Please see instructions for sending on rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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