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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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! 4.9/5 -
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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 42 reviews
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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  • 3 of 5

The house was in a great location just steps away from the beach we could hear the ocean waves while sitting in the hot tub in the backyard you're close to Boardwalk downtown Capitola Olmos walking distance

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Great little beach house super close to the water. The house was incredibly well stocked and both patios are great to realax and drink coffee or eat dinner. Cindy was great with a small hiccup and totally welcoming, the welcome basket was greatly appreciated. We had a great few nights with the family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Well-laid out house with two bedrooms plus the guest house in back. Very comfortable for our family. Nice kitchen with everything you need to do some light cooking during our stay. So close to the beach which we loved. Especially enjoyed making a bond fire on the beach one evening and roasting marshmallows. The hot tub was a nice addition for the cool evenings. We hope we can return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean, and comfy, steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with this well-kept home, located just steps from Twin Lakes Beach. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were snuggly, the facilities were clean and well maintained, and the hot tub was just the ticket on a slightly chilly weekend. We loved the extra touches, like the bikes and beach toys that were available to us, and the layout (with two beds in the main house and one more in a separate unit) was great for two families traveling together. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice. Nice short walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The home was neat and clean. Cindy provided wood for

the fireplace and snacks in the kitchen. The weather accommodated us for a day. We enjoyed the hot tub very much. The beds were very comfortable. I would highly recommend this place to my friends and I am making plans to come back when we have better weather.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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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.