check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Lily

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, mandarin

Beautiful, Clean, Seabright Home Steps to Beach, High end Hot Tub

69 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9), ocean view from upstairs deck

Clean, Beautiful Home in the Seabright Neighborhood, just steps to the beach! This is a beautifully furnished and decorated, clean, comfortable and bright home! Conveniently located in a quiet nice neighborhood between the boardwalk and the Harbor . A PRIVATE HOT TUB, TWO FIREPLACES plus, and an extra-large upstairs outdoor deck to make your stay EXTRA comfortable, relaxing and special. Keyless entry as well in case you don't want the hassle of bringing your keys with you when you go out for the day. All Linens provided, inlcuding towels, beach towels, down comforters and down pillows, all hypoallergenic. Gourmet Kitchen, with quality anondized cookware, waffle maker, coffee maker, toaster oven, griddle, blender, garlic press etc.. etc.. Plus FRESH HERBS grown on premises for use when cookin, and newly planted lemon and lime tree. 2 HDTV's and 2 DVD players, i pod docking station, stereo.... This house is also ideal for families and very kid friendly with lots of kid games, toys and movies, and even video games with 38 game cartridges! There is a washer/ dryer for your convenience as well as TWO fully stocked kitchen areas and even a small refrigerator on the LARGE top deck. We provide beach chairs here, umbrellas, coolers, sand toys, 3 boogie boards, a skim board, an old surf board, life vests for the kids, a radio flyer wagon, 4 adult bicycles (2 mountain bikes, 2 beach cruiser), 2 toddler bikes (no training wheels) ... 2 scooters and even a wonder wheelie to wheel all of your beach items easily down to the beach for your use, AND plenty of indoor toys, movies, etc.. Monitors, high chair, adult/kid movies, games, crayons, puzzles, etc.. What more do you need? The house itself is in an ideal location with so many things within walking distance. Once you arrive, you will virtually never need to drive anywhere. You can walk to the beach, the boardwalk, the museum, the harbor where you can rent kayaks, or take catamaran cruises, walk to one of the many restaraunts including a coffee shop, a brewery, a burger place, a market, and the famous Aldo's restaraunt, Johnny's or the Crow's nest!

The beach is just steps away, 2 blocks, the boardwalk is only a short 5 minute walk. Walk to the harbor, and so many restaurants in SeaBright village!

Rooms are as follows

1. Queen Bedroom with dresser, night stands and closet

2. Kids bedroom, 2 single beds one with a trundle and a dresser and closet, and i Pod docking clock radio

3. HUGE Master Suite -700 sq feet.... inlcudes fireplace, HDTV, DVD player, stereo, phone, a very comfortable sleepable Euro Chair that converts into double bed, a rocking chair, plus a kitchenette with granite counter tops, a refrigerator, adishwasher, a toaster oven, a microwave oven, bathroom, shower, and huge front upper deck with lots of seating, a nice new barbeque, a heat lamp, an outdoor sink, and an outdoor mini refrigerator.

Layout:

Downstairs...

* Full kitchen, with granite counter tops connected to

* Living Area

* dining area

* fireplace

* queen room

* kids room.

• HDTV, DVD/VHS player

• washer and dryer

• 2 Front Porch seating areas

* Outdoor hot shower

Upstairs:

* Master suite

* fireplace

*Large patio/deck with Ocean View, lots of comfortable seating, a heat lamp, and natural gas barbeque

* Another deck with a private hot tub. LISTEN TO THE OCEAN while you relax and look at the stars!

Amenities available:

several movies

cable TV, internet acess, WIFI and free telephone and long distance calls within the US

Kids toys, legos, lincoln logs, lots of games and board games, cards, coloring, puzzles, books, videos, baby toys etc.. etc.. etc...

baby monitors

pack and play

Blowdryer

4 beach chairs

many beach towels

4 adult bikes, one with removable child seat on back, 2 toddler bikes, 2 helmets provided

1 wagon

2 Scooters

Beach Toys including paddle board, horse shoe, etc....

Boogie Board

Skim Board

Children life vests and wetsuits

Wonder wheelie

coolers

umbrellas for the beach

portable table for the beach

Keywords: House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lily (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, mandarin

About Lily

My husband and I both grew up along the coast of Southern California and we both love everything that a quaint beach town has to offer. As soon as we found the SEABRIGHT beach area, we fell in love.. It is so bright and sunny, and we just loved the fresh air, the sound of the crashing ocean waves, the casual attitude, the friendly environment, and the vacation like feel. With the beach just a few steps away, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, many restaurants, and the harbor, all within such a short walking distance, it seemed like a perfect place for our family to build many, delightful and fantastic memories. So far it has been a perfect vacation place for us and such a great location and we hope you and your family enjoy this house and it's location as much as we have!

Lily purchased this house in 2009

Why Lily chose Santa Cruz

We chose to buy a house in the Seabright area because it is one of the nicest, sunniest areas in Santa Cruz. This little town is very well cared for and has such cute Victorian beach cottage homes. The beach has bathrooms and showers and a little ice cream stand and there are also lifeguard stations all along the beach making it a very safe and family friendly beach. Seabright beach also allows bonfires in the evening and this makes the beach a unique place. Also what made this location ideal for us is that the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk is only a short walking distance from the house as well as numerous restaurants and the harbor. There are lots of beautiful trails and walks from the house along the ocean front and the neighborhood is very friendly.

What makes this house unique

The location of this house is ideal! It is nicely situated between both the boardwalk and the harbor. The beach entrance is right at the bottom of our street, the boardwalk and the harbor are both only about a 5 minute walk away,. So, you have the beach, the harbor, AND an amusement area so close! It is such a special place and nested within a nice, clean and quiet neighborhood. The beach at the bottom of the street is a special beach. It is never a crowded or busy area because of where we are situated. Another thing that makes this particular area special is that Seabright beach allows bonfires at night. It is a special and neat experience to walk right down, to the beach, have a nice bonfire, roast hot dogs, or smores and chat with family and/or friends and then walk right home.

Another fun thing to do is to walk along the ocean front as you make your way to the harbor. Aldo's is a great restaraunt on the harbor to eat and/or have drinks and enjoy the beautiful scenery while watching the boats sailing in and out of the harbor. There are seals and pelicans and you can even take a walk all the way out to the lighthouse or rent boats or kayaks if you are feeling adventurous.

A museum is also at the bottom of the street with a large whale out front that is as fun spot for kids to climb and play.

One of our favorite things to do when we are there is to wake up, sit on the deck and to listen for the ocean. Then, go for nice little walk to a local coffee shop with our children. We grab coffee and breakfast and then head down to the beach. With our eldest son on his bike, and youngest in the wagon, we head over to the harbor and let the kids run down to the light house. As we make our way back we head to the beach, the kids romp and play in the sand and waves and we head back to the house for lunch. We end our day roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with a bonfire on the beach or a barbeque on the deck upstairs!

Reviews

4.9
based on 69 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Clean, Seabright Home Steps to Beach, High end Hot Tub
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews
5

Premier Location, Wonderful Memories even from a quick gateway!

  • 5 of 5

The location is premier! One block to the beach, 14 min. Walk thru the wooden bridge to Boardwalk, 25min. Walk to downtown shopping area (forever 21 and Urban Outfitters) - you name it! Everyone in our group had a wonderful time even with a short 2 nights getaway from the Bay Area. The house has everything you need including wetsuits for little kids, three excellent bikes for the adults and other kids bikes, sand toys. We shall return with grandparents for beach vacation soon and check out bonfire at night. Thank you Lilly! Vivian

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sacramento, CA
5

Amazing beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again Lily for letting us stay at your amazing beach house in Santa Cruz. This was our second year back and we had a great time. The beach house is centrally located to many things - the beach, restaurants, cafe, brewery, the Boardwalk, the wharf, etc. The house is well maintained & very clean. A huge perk to this house is their spa - so relaxing after a long day of shopping. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great place 2 blocks from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a long weekend here in April and had a great time. Just 2 blocks from Seabright beach, it was perfect for us. House was spacious, great upstairs deck to enjoy the ocean view, and lots of beach toys for all! Seabright "downtown" close by with great little restaurants were an added bonus.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Terrific Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I recently had a terrific stay with a group of friends at this Seabright Home that is just a couple blocks from the beach. The owner made it very easy to coordinate our stay and responded quickly to my messages. Home was clean and spacious with a great upper porch where we spent a lot of our time. The new hot tub is also a great plus. This is definitely a place that I would stay again if I return to the Santa Cruz area. I wish that our stay could have been longer. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone else.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Very close to beach and boardwalk!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property a little over one block from beach. Very clean and had everything and more needed. Nice high class spa. The beach is very close and the nicest one in Santa Cruz. Very short walk to boardwalk as well. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The best vacation we ever had!

  • 5 of 5

This home provided the most relaxation, and the most fun memories that my family has had in a very long time. We were able to spend time with our Grand Mother and celebrate her 100th birthday and make my Nieces & Nephews first time to see the ocean a memory that will stay with them forever.

When I plan the next family trip this will be our home of choice.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Seabright State Beach
Betty Burgers
Seabright Brewery
Johnny's Harborside
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Crow's Nest Restaurant
Steamer Lane
Natural Bridges State Beach
Aldo's Restaurant
Java Junction
Santa cruz surfing Museum
The Giant Dipper
Linda's Seabreeze Cafe

The house is situated in Seabright , a quiet, bright and sunny neighborhood within a short walking distance to the beach, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and the harbor. A very special memory is the ability to have bonfires in a fire ring at the beach and then come back and sleep in the comfort of a bed! An Ideal location with so much to do within such a short 5 min or less walk. So much to do at the Boardwalk, rides, foods, games, restaraunts, concerts, etc.. Scenic walks and trails along the beach, walk out to the lighthouse, and to many local restaurants within the village. Once you arrive, you will virtually never need to drive anywhere. You can walk to the beach, the boardwalk, the museum, the harbor where you can rent kayaks, or take catamaran cruises, walk to one of the many restaraunts including a coffee shop, a brewery, a burger place, a market, and the famous Aldo's restaraunt, Johnny's or the Crow's nest!

Other Activities: Boardwalk, surfing, fishing, beach, bonfires, Kayaking, wildlife viewing, basketball, boating

Photos

Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak Season
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Thanksgiving Rate
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas rate
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$315
From
$375
Fri,Sat
 
 
Martin Luther King
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Easter Rate
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Summer Peak Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$310
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

If stay is more than 90 days away, initial payment can consist of only deposit. But, then at 90 days before rental, I would require half the rental fee and the cleaning fee, and then 15 days before check in would be half the rental fee and the Santa Cruz 11% Tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , soaker tub/shower
  • two and a half bathrooms... two full bathrooms and one outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single Bunk Beds, single bed with single trundle... sleeps
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Queen Bed, and also a Eurolounger, Big Master Suite
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds one with a pull out trundle bed, Child Beds (1) Kiddie Aerobed, also two safety rails available for use on any of the beds., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Euro-lounger in the master bedroom. IT is extremely comfortable and so easy to use. Converts to Queen, Murphy Beds (1) One of the queen beds is a Murphy bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor shower with hot water, 4 adult bikes (2 beach cruisers, and 2 mountain bikes) , 2 kid bikes, beach toys, beach chairs, pack and play, baby monitors, booster seat/high chair, kid plates and glasses, sippy cups, kiddie silverware, wagons, scooters, 3 boogie boards, one skim board, one OLD surfboard, life vests, a wonder wheelie, coolers, backpack, movies, video game console and with 38 game cartridges, kid toys and games, puzzles, crayons, legos, train sets, remote cars, lincoln logs, board games, and so much more!

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties