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Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Cindy or Jared Sammet
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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based on 33 traveler reviews

Harbor Beach House and Cottage - 3 Bedrooms - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Cozy, many sitting places and well equipped for families

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my 2nd stay at the Harbor Beach House with friends from high school, (some 40 years ago). Love the proximity to that beach and the Crow's Nest. We enjoyed the hot tub, the barbecue with good starter kit, the sun room with view of the ocean, the patio with 3 sitting areas to choose from made for some nice conversation areas. Lots of nice plates, glasses, and such, one of us managed to bake a cake, (but couldn't find the coffee grinder listed, but 1 of us brought ground coffee too. The blender now leaks, suggestion from friend is get to a pitcher for the kitchen, small inconveniences, really). Hated to have to leave….reasonable rate, comfy beds with memory foam toppers…..

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott, Arizona USA

We found our stay to be quite enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

For the short time we were there, we were comfortable even with 7 adults; however, just a little crowded. The hot tub was used every night. Since the backyard was completed enclosed, our dogs were comfortable too! We were too busy to enjoy the beach; however, we did enjoy the Mexican restaurant and the Crows Nest just around the corner for breakfast and dinner.

Cindy was extremely thoughtful and was available to answer questions in a timely manner.

We had two minor problems: 1. the tires on the bikes would not stay inflated for more than a few minutes (maybe new tubes?) and 2. the cottage in the back had no place to hang clothes (maybe put a large hook on the back of the main door?).

Other than the two items mentioned above, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a sweet retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a little family vacation in Santa Cruz and this place fit the ticket. A clean, cozy house, steps from the beach (Twin Lakes), and a hop skip and jump to the other local beaches, a hot tub, pet friendly, a goodie basket, good places to eat (Crow's Nest, Palomar), what more could you ask? :-) We saw dolphins, seals and otters, too! What a great break from the everyday worries and cares to just reconnect in this warm , friendly and comfortable beach house. Highly recommend if you are looking for a Santa Cruz getaway where you can really experience the charm of Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 2 small children

  • 5 of 5

The house is so cute with it's welcoming sun porch and beach house decorations. The beds were comfortable and so many added things, like well stocked kitchen cabinets, extra things that might be needed in the closets, beach items on the back porch and the added touch of a welcome basket of goodies and a nice bottle of wine. The owners truly have the gift of hospitality! The beach is so close, along with the harbor and it's amenities. It was very relaxing to have a separate guest house for the older adults to have quiet and privacy. The hot tub was well used to warm up in the chilly mornings. Our overall experience was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Good price and great property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, it is a wonderful location with easy access to the beach. The house was clean and ready for us except for both trash cans in the bathrooms were never emptied. I would recommend the rental to all of my friends. We generally ate in but we did go to the Crows Nest and Margaritavil in Capitola and of course the Boardwalk on their dollar night, great fun for the children.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great home, perfect location. The hospitality gift basket was generous and thoughtful. We had a great stay and would stay in this home again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
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.
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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