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Harborside Retreat-Spectacular Ocean View on Santa Cruz Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

This is a brand new custom built home with creative attention to detail in the Twin Lakes Beach and Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor neighborhood.

With slate and hardwood floors, bamboo cabinets and granite counter tops, the interior is as pleasing to the eye as the unobstructed ocean view enjoyed from almost every room.

Come be part of the beach and harbor community while relaxing in the luxurious surroundings of this special house.

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home. I've been coming to SC for 30+ years and this is the nicest home by far. Enjoyed the view from the deck of the beach and the beautiful weather. Almost everything is within walking distance. Thank you again!
Aug 2010
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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Warm outdoor shower on side yard
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Harborside Retreat-Spectacular Ocean View on Santa Cruz Harbor
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 42 reviews

Great location, worn out house

  • 2 of 5

This house had over 30 five star reviews and I thought it was going to be amazing. It's a nice enough house, but very worn out from all the people staying there. The king bed in the master is super squeaky and loud when you sit on it and turn over during the night. The floors in the kitchen upstairs are so worn down that the stain is worn off. The light bulb above the ventilation fan was broken, which my husband didn't know when he went to turn it on he got cut and shocked from it. Overall it wasn't very clean either, it needs a deep cleaning of some sort. The cushions between the couches are filled with sand and dirt and food and who knows what else!?

It is a good location, but the house needs attention. The property manager was helpful when we arrived and the house hadn't been cleaned yet, she got the service to do a quick clean in the same day. I wouldn't recommend this house unless you plan on just partying and it doesn't matter how clean or worn out it is.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, I am sorry that you found the home to be in this state. We have hired a new cleaning crew, will be addressing all these issues and have refunded your cleaning fee. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

House is ideal for a group.Fun..Fun!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Two families stayed three nights and we were very comfortable. We loved the central location and were able to walk to most of our destinations. Santa Cruz weather was fabulous during our visit and we enjoyed sipping our evening beverages while taking in the beautiful views. Would choose this house again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy from Stockton

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house; beautiful views; great location for walks, restaurants and fun. The house is bigger than you think. My family and I would love to come back to this home. We did have some cleaning problems when we first came in but cleaning service came right over and made it all good.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Over from the UK to see our daughter, Alex, her husband Scott and the grandkids, Bella and Samuel. Stayed at the Harborside Retreat and welcomed in the New year in style. Lovely, well appointed property, perfectly positioned in Santa Cruz harbor. We loved our short stay. Alex will try to book the house during the summer. Many thanks. Spencer

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, Awesome location

  • 4 of 5

This house was bigger and nicer than it photographs, it is the perfect rental for a large family or group of friends. You can not beat the location - half a block from a gorgeous beach, restaurants, and bars, plus harbor/ocean views right from the living room and balcony. We didn't need to get in our car all weekend, which is a huge plus! We have bookmarked this one for our next stay. Only reason why we couldn't give this 5 stars was because the wifi wasn't working when we were there.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Airport

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, miniature golf, boating


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$2400-$2800 per week
Holiday rates are the same as peak season.
11% hotel tax added for stays under 30 days.
Cleaning fee: $200 + $100 pet fee if bringing your pet
Fully refundable security deposit ($500) required to block off dates over 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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