|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
We have a very special home! Imagine yourself just steps away from one of Santa Cruz's most popular beaches - Twin Lakes on 14th Avenue. This over 4,000 square foot comfortable home boasts views, a prime location, and a true taste of the magic that Santa Cruz offers! Let your mind unwind while sun bathing at the beach or relaxing on one of the multiple view decks of this spacious home. Walk to the Harbor, restaurants, and shops......Sleeps up to 17 in comfortable beds. It is also extremely kid friendly. We have a separate game room (great for the kids!) with Foosball, Play Station 2, Ping Pong and Cable TV.
Our home is three levels. The top floor has the kitchen, dining rooms, and living rooms and outside deck. The 6 bedrooms and another beautiful deck are on the main floor. The game room is on the bottom floor. If you or anyone in your group has concerns walking steps, we suggest you find an alternate accommodation.
SANTA CRUZ VACATION HOME ORDINANCE APPLIES TO EVERY HOME IN THE COUNTY: This ordinance restricts the amount of guests allowed in homes throughout the county. The limits are 2 adults per bedroom plus 2. This means our home is limited to 14 adults. The County does not place a limit on Children under the age of 12. We will not rent to more than 14 adults. This makes our house even more special since we have the room to fit your family or group.
Perfect for a family get together and getaways. Perfect for small groups and retreats. Enjoy having everyone together - sharing special times in a comfortable, spacious home. This fully furnished and equipped large home includes 2 large HD LCD TVs with cable, high speed wireless internet, two fireplaces, DVD players, peek ocean views from decks, top of the line bed linens, washer/dryer, and a hot water outdoor shower - perfect after a swim or surfing. Multiple iPod/iPhone speakers throughout the home for music (and charging!). The private deck is equipped with gas BBQ and also a storage area complete with beach chairs, boogie boards, and more! At night the breaking waves will lull you to sleep, and in the morning enjoy your coffee on the beach or in our peaceful setting. (Not responsible for sea lion barking) :)
Take a stroll to the nearby restaurants, shops, and attractions, take a sunset walk on the beach, or just sit back and enjoy the calmness of Santa Cruz. This beach home is just steps from the entrance to Twin Lakes Beach - one of the most popular and warmest beaches in all of Santa Cruz. Despite its popularity, you will find our 'half' of the beach to actually be quite private, yet still close to all the action. During the day take a short walk along the beach to the Crows Nest to have lunch with a view or catch a beach volleyball game. At night, enjoy a bonfire and ‘smores on the beach. We are also minutes from the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Giant Dipper roller coaster. There is a brand new Whole Foods a few minutes away and a large Safeway for all your shopping. There is even a small market within easy walking for your last minute items. Just a short drive down the coast are the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach Golf Courses, Laguna Seca Race Track, quaint Carmel-By-The-Sea, and majestic Big Sur. Lucky for you, our home is centrally located to all that Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay have to offer.
Please note that this is our second home and we are looking for guests who will treat both our home and our neighbors with respect. If you are looking for a 'party house' please look elsewhere. We do not allow parties, weddings or other large gatherings.
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This is our personal second home owned by three families with many children and friends. This is not a typical 'vacation rental' property. We provide the special touches usually only found in luxury residences. We would love to share our home with you and your family!
Holly purchased this house in 2009
As long time locals, we have enjoyed coming to the beach and Santa Cruz with our families! Twin Lakes Beach is a very unique. The beach near our home is quaint and secluded, yet it is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, attractions with stunning natural beauty. We chose to buy this house since it is on a quiet street only 6 houses from the beach and is large enough to comfortably sleep corporate groups, extended families and friends.
We are 6 houses from the entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach. You can also easily walk to the Crows Nest, the Harbor and other shops and restaurants along one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Cruz. The best thing about the house is its spaciousness and layout. All rooms are large and the living areas are light, bright and comfortably furnished. The main dining room table seats 14 - a second dining table seats 6! You will not find a more spacious or comfortable home so close to the beach in Northern California. Since this is our second home we have furnished to it to our own high standards. The beds and linens are all of the highest quality and provide a great sleep. Also, we are dog lovers so we occasionally have animals (dogs) in the house. The house is professionally cleaned after each stay, but we can not guarantee that someone with severe allergies to pets will not have a problem.
Thank you for providing a comfy space for our 3 generations! Loved having the Bar Side and the Kitchen Side and the long table. Also great idea with 2 TVs for varied interests. Very comfy beds! Mahalo!
We rented this property to celebrate New Year's Eve. Four families (8 adults, 9 kids) shared this space very amicably for 3 days. True credit for this probably goes to the 2 kitchens and separate eating areas (we had a kids' eating and living room and an adult dining space). The kitchen is completely stocked making it easy to cook for 17 and I won't lie - I wanted to steal some of the serving dishes, they were so perfect and abundant. The beach is a 30 second walk away. Supermarkets are a 5 minute drive.
This is our second year staying at the property and we were happy again to have chose this home for our annual staff retreat. The spacious living quarters and abundance of sleeping options made our stay great. We were an extremely short walk to the beach which was great for our various activities planned as well as for the spontaneous decision to go watch the sunset. We were happy to share this home with our new staff members and look forward to coming back in subsequent years :) Thank you for a wonderful stay as always!
There were 13 ladies who spent the weekend in this beach home. There was plenty of space for all of us and we didn't feel crowded. The two upstairs kitchens were fantastic as well as the huge kitchen table that could accommodate us all. The home is literally steps away from Twin Lakes Beach and in walking distance to the Crows Nest where we had dinner one night. We all had a great time, except one of our ladies was bitten by a spider and had to leave the trip early. She had to spend a few days in the hospital getting IV fluids and antibiotics. Overall wonderful clean home.
This was the perfect spot for our family reunion. My nine grandchildren ranged in age from 6 months to 19 years old. With their parents we totaled 17 people and one dog. The three "sports oriented " family members brought their bikes and rode from Pacific Grove to Carmel. A couple of them did a scuba dive in Monterey. We all made a trip to the Aquarium and several went to the Santa Cruz Board Walk. There were several daily trips to the beach, only 1/2 block away. My favorite spot was Natural Bridges State Park, with wonderful tide pools to explore. A couple of us stretched our legs and walked to Capitola. The house was comfortable, homey and had everything we needed. The location just right for teens and tots alike. My thanks to Michele for this great family vacation!
We spent a wonderful family reunion week at the beach. The children in our group were 10 years old and younger and a perfect age to spend hours running from the waves and digging in the sand. The location is ideal and only a few minutes walk. We did not want to pile kids and equipment in the car everyday and drive to a beach. Being able to run back and forth from house and beach as needed was great. Managers were easy to work with. Hope to come again someday!
The Beach House was a perfect fit for our family of 12 the ages ranged from 8 to 71 years old. The location was centrally located and the short walk to the beach was the best.
Michelle had the house instructions well display and easy to follow. The family really loved the boogie boards, beach chairs and there was even a beach umbrella !! There was also a variety of board games, several of the group spent hours working on the ocean themed puzzles. We went to the Boardwalk, Elkhorn Slough, and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. We also drove to Carmel to see a play. It was one of the best family vacations we have gone on. Thank you Michelle for being so attentive the rental process was fast and easy with no snags.
Walking distance to the Santa Cruz Harbor (shops and restaurants). Farmers Market. Boardwalk 5 minutes. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Laguna Seca Race Track, Pebble Beach and Carmel and world class Wine and Beer tasting minutes away. Just a bit further to Half Moon Bay and Big Sur.
Refundable Security Deposit of $1,000 Required. Cleaning Fee $300.
Rates are subject to change without notice.