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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 - 5 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Airport

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, miniature golf, boating


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
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Harborside Retreat-Spectacular Ocean View on Santa Cruz Harbor
average rating of 4.820513 based on 47 reviews

Best house in the area

  • 5 of 5

Wow! what a house for a family vacation. Lots of room, and the best view in the area. so close to the beach, and the restaurants in walking distance are great. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House for a family beach stay!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house! Big, spacious, and filled with light. The location is second to none. I love the view from the living/kitchen room as well as the master bedroom. The upstairs balcony was fantastic for watching sunsets and socializing, the back patio, while quiet and no view provided a BBQ and additional seating. The outdoor shower, with HOT water was fantastic.

I think my only complaint is that it needed a better cleaning. Dishes were put away dirty, floors are clearly only vacuumed never mopped, sheets are worn and stained and kitchen is missing or has a lot of broken things. We bought and left a spatula behind. We filled the blender with margarita and apparently it had been broken and put away...leaked everywhere!

Would love to bring my family back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. The 3 floors were perfect for daughter and her family, giving everyone privacy and enough bathrooms that there was no waiting. The hot water on demand was a great feature and I am thinking about installing at our own home. The view from the front window can not be beat, I could look at it all day. Thanks for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed watching all the activity in the harbor. Beautiful view and close to a nice quiet dog friendly beach and good eating establishments. Great place to walk and relax and far enough from the boardwalk to avoid the crowds.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row I have stayed at this fantastic beach retreat. The home is spectacular and the view is breathtaking. It's walking distance to a number of outstanding restaurants and local hang-outs. A perfect choice for a weekend retreat with friends or family.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $250 + 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.