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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8

The Harbor Beach House and Cottage w/hot tub is located just footsteps (70 feet, or three houses) from the best beach in Santa Cruz. The property has two buildings for one rental fee: a two bedroom house (sleeps four), a studio cottage (sleeps two), a sun porch with a view of the waves curling onto the shore, a hot tub and two garden patios. This is the perfect site for an extended family getaway or for friends vacationing together. The beach offers constant entertainment or quiet romantic walks. No smoking and no parties.

Bonfire Beach; Wednesday Night Sailboat Races; Sunday Morning Hawaiian Outrigger Club Workouts.

No smoking or groups larger than eight.

Outstanding and popular beach and harbor view restaurants; Bakery/coffee house with tables on the sand

Beach volleyball; Kayak rentals; Bait/boat shop; Tennis (three minute walk); Children's Park w/ Pirate Ship Play Structure (three minute walk); Nearby Schwann Lake Lagoon for kayaking, hiking,or fishing; One mile walk to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; Centrally located- ten minutes to downtown Santa Cruz or Capitola Village.

Come and enjoy a day of beach fun and return to a home away from home, immaculate and cozy, for a hot tub and a BBQ on the back patio. Later, build a bonfire on the beach or visit The Crow's Nest to listen to music and dance. A trip to the Boardwalk is always in order or an evening stroll along the yacht harbor(keep an eye out for playful sea otters in the harbor). I love to start my day with an early morning walk along the surf and a cup of coffee at beachside coffee house/bakery,The Kind Grind. Your week can be as quiet and romantic, or active and exciting as you prefer. Come and enjoy this seaside getaway!

More Details

Cindy Sammet
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous vacation. We spent a lot of time right at Twin Lakes Beach. I loved that I didn't have to drive to the beach. We used the cruisers more than our car. The Boardwalk was close, but not too close. We built a bonfire one night and rented kayaks at the harbor another.
Aug 2009
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Patio hot/cold outdoor shower to use after beach
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , portacrib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon in living room - double
  • Each bedroom has an electric fireplace.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.847826 based on 47 reviews

Hot tub and close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We booked a last minute trip to Santa Cruz and found this rental. It was great because they were good with our dog and very close to the beach. It's also just down the road from a great breakfast spot that we hit twice. My biggest complaint was the proximity to a very busy street which produced a fair amount of traffic noise. Also, the house is on a bit of an incline so people were revving their engines to make it up the hill. Nothing too disruptive but it was present. A bit of wear and tear in the house but it was cozy. Hot tub was a big plus. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was within walking distance to several beaches and many restaurants. A short bike ride or drive and we were able to visit the boardwalk and Capitola. The home layout offered may options for gathering together or finding some alone time away from everyone else. The backyard was perfect for our two dogs to hang out in if we went out where they couldn't join us. The spa was a perfect ending to our fun filled days exploring the area. The owner's were very quick to respond to my one and only question during our entire stay. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Comfortable Home Near the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The house has all the necessities for a great getaway to Santa Cruz! We slept 7 adults for a weekend and enjoyed being able to cook meals, enjoy the hot tub and being just a few steps from the beach was absolutely fabulous! The owner is responsive and available for any issues, she was fantastic to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very much a"Beach" house. Comfortable, well stocked, plenty of space. All worked as it should.

  • 5 of 5

Would go back to. But probably not in winter. The heating system was a little funky. As maybe a beach house should be. But I'm too old for freezing cold. Other than that, I'd return in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a multigenerational family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Again a lovely stay at harbor beach house! It’s become a tradition. There is some construction going on at the beach this go around. Should be done in spring. Still had a great view from sun porch. Dad and I enjoyed the hot tub. Rosie the dog loved the yard. My high school aged girls enjoyed long runs by the beach. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Perfect location and relaxed feel

  • 5 of 5

The location is unbeatable! 100 yards to the beautiful Twin Lakes beach, 2 minutes to great coffee at Java Junction and our favourite Santa Cruz activity - listening to and singing along with the ukelele players on the beach on Saturday mornings!

We could walk to The Crow’s Nest, Johnny’s Harborside, Harbour Cafe for breakfast and/or dinner.

The house was ideal for us - 2 couples- and the bed in the cottage was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook breakfast and dinner.

This is not a ‘modern, luxury property’ but a cosy, ‘lived-in’ beach-living house. It is beautifully clean just homely instead of pristine e.g. the paintwork around the doors and skirtings is a bit faded and scuffed but that just adds to the relaxed feeling.

There are only a few minor things to note - parking nearby is challenging but there is a driveway for 2 cars if parked in a line. The bed in the 2nd bedroom is in a nook with walls on 3 sides so OK for kids or one person but not for a couple. The en-suite in the cottage has a shower cubicle and a toilet but no wash hand basin so you have to use the sink in the kitchen area for shaving etc. -no mirror and a little awkward when washing your face.

The hot tub is wonderful but we were out most days and we were reluctant to use it on our return due to very strict noise restrictions and warnings about noise after 10pm - we were afraid that even normal conversation might be considered too loud. That said we were so tired we were rarely awake after 10:30!

Bear in mind our stay was for 2 weeks so many of these issues wouldn’t affect the majority of travellers who would only be there for a few days.

Cindy is a very responsible owner we had barely any issues but when we did she replied to texts very quickly and resolved the issues very quickly indeed.

Overall the location, the space, the facilities, the cleanliness was fantastic and I would highly recommend the Harbor Beach House.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose, CA
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
De Laveaga
Nearest Train
35 Miles
San Jose, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
The Crow's Nest, Palomar
Car: not necessary

The Harbor Beach House is three houses from Twin Lakes Beach and just a stroll down the beach from the Santa Cruz Harbor with fine dining, snacks, coffee, kayak rentals, fishing expeditions, wine cruises, volleyball, and people watching. Just a short distance away is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, The Mystery Spot, Pasatiempo and DelaVeaga Golf Courses, Downtown Santa Cruz, Capitola Village, Arana Gulch Trails and Wilder Ranch State Park. Less than an hour in either direction is Monterey, Carmel, and the beginning of the Big Sur Coast, and Great America Amusement Park, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley (30 minutes and commutable).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pets are welcome - please clean up after them and don't leave them alone at the property.
Cleaning Fee of $125 is non-refundable.;
Full Payment Required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.