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The Perfect Family Beach House,Steps From The Beach,Great Neighborhood,Feb Deal!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms,1Bathroom with pocket door for privacy, open floor plan

Custom built by and for the owners. This 1500 square foot, two bedroom, 1 bath house has much to offer the active beach lover in addition to the sun worshipping lounger.

Ideally located one block up from 26th Ave beach and conveniently centered in Santa Cruz from Capitola to downtown Santa Cruz and the world famous Boardwalk. This sweet beach home beckons visitors to relax in a peaceful atmosphere. Fall asleep to the sounds of crashing waves and wake up to the scent of the ocean. Guests can walk or bike to many desired places around town and avoid the hassles of driving and parking. Guests love staying in our friendly neighborhood, walking, playing at the beach, watching surfers and abundant wildlife just off our shoreline.

This house is a breath of fresh air with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, fireplace centerpiece, vaulted ceilings, skylights, spacious kitchen and living area.

The gourmet kitchen is a food lovers delight, focused around a granite slab island for easy gathering and food prep. There is a double electric oven, 5 burner gas stove top, warming drawer, microwave oven, Grohe faucet and flat screen TV.

The kitchen is stocked with basic cooking essentials such as oils, spices, sugars and baking goods and a Kitchen Aid mixer.There are fresh flowers throughout the house for each guest.

*Provision services or catering can be provided by request. For example, local farmers market produce, fresh local fish, or meat from the famous Corralitos market.

In addition to the comforts of this home, guests can enjoy the fireplace on cool Central Coast evenings as well as the deluxe Dimension One therapy hot tub and convenient outdoor shower after a surf session or beach run. The outdoor yards are wonderfully manicured and fully fenced. There is a Weber gas BBQ and fire pit in back yard. Washing machine and dryer in garage. Off street parking for several cars.

For the working vacation, wireless high speed internet is available throughout the house.

Active families will appreciate this house has available wetsuits, boogie boards, beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, jogger stroller, Pack and Play, high chair lots of childrens books and toys in garage as well as movies. Various size bicycles with helmets.We can also recommend wonderful babysitters.The Live Oak library is a short walk away and is surrounded by Corcoran Lagoon which is home to Great White Herons and many other types of animals and birds.The Simpkins swim center is also close by and offers many options for swimming and playing for children and adults.There is wood for bon fires,a small portable BB-Q and table provided for beach parties.There are so many great things to do in our neighborhood that it is possible to spend a week or longer and never have to drive anywhere.

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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a pocket door so there is privacy between the sink and vanity and the shower, toilet area. Lots of natural lighting with a big window and skylight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a queen air bed that can be used for extra bedding stored in the garage.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Owners available to help in any way with advice on activities, directions around town and nearby areas.


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The Perfect Family Beach House,Steps From The Beach,Great Neighborhood,Feb Deal!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Absolute Must Stay

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house, great location. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Exceptional hospitality and comfort! We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautiful and well kept

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic stay. The hosts were so kind and accommodating. I would definitely stay in their vacation home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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St Louis, MO USA

Great house near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great property and is exactly as listed. Better location as it is a very short walk from the beach. Convenient to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery store as well as Santa Cruz and Capitola.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, CA

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely lovely. The four of us that stayed in this home agreed that it was the best rental property we've stayed in, mostly due to the care and thought that was put into creating a comfortable stay for us by the owner. Highly recommended! We will certainly stay here again in the future. Thanks again, Cathy!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cathy Made it Feel Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully cozy house central to all things eastside SC, one block from the beach and plenty to eat- but with the large backyard, we didnt have to leave to enjoy ourselves. And Cathy was the most accomodating host I've met, checking in and making sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Cathy Pieratt
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Cathy Pieratt

Andre has lived in Santa Cruz most of his life and I have lived here for thirty years. We enjoy living in this area because there is so much to offer. We go to the beach as often as possible with our two children.We also enjoy riding our bikes around town to the many wonderful places to see and enjoy. Water sports are definitely in the mix of our daily lives. Surfing, sailing, outrigger paddling and stand up paddling in Santa Cruz are popular things to do.

Cathy Pieratt purchased this house in 1997

Why Cathy Pieratt chose Santa Cruz

We built the house for ourselves to live in and lived there for eight years until we grew out of it when our kids needed their own rooms.The house is perfectly set up for small families or a couple. We thought it would be a great vacation house and it has worked out nicely for our guests. Many of them return year after year and it is fun see their families grow.

What makes this house unique

The house is located a block up from one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz.It has a deluxe Dimension One spa, outdoor shower, beautifully landscaped yard, privacy plantings surrounding the property, bikes and a baby jogger for guests to use and the inside is immaculately maintained. We live next to the house and do all the maintenance and cleaning. If anything needed we are close by to help out.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Jose or Monterey
Car: recommended

There are so many sights to visit and activities to do in our area it is almost limitless. Depending on visitors interest. There are many State parks to hike and bike nearby. Also all water sports, golfing, biking ect..

Santa Cruz has great wineries and restaurants to explore. Our house is located a block from 26th Ave beach which has great waves for experienced surfers when the swell is moderately large. there are lots of Dolphin, Otters, Seals to watch from the shore on a regular basis.

I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or wifi to respond within 24 hours, which is what vrbo requires when potential guests enter their CC information. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the credit card information. That way guests CC are not held by the site. To bypass all the booking part just go to email owner and click on that tab and enter desired dates.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Depending on the amount of time reserved the deposit for the stay could be more than $300. Five day minimum stay required during Summer months. If there are gaps in-between stays guests can have a shorter stay to fill them in. After Labor Day weekend the minimum stay is two nights.
County of Santa Cruz TOT Certificate # CO00012.
I love to travel and sometimes I don't have reception or WiFi to respond within 24 hours when guests inquire. It is best to send a direct inquiry to me before entering all the Credit Card information.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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