|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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Enjoy this stunning, Luxury Beach house tucked away on a quiet street just 2 short blocks from Twin Lakes Beach - one of the best in Santa Cruz! This casually sophisticated retreat has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and is ideally suited for a family vacation or romantic get-a-way. The Designer built and furnished home away from home has it all: including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, spacious living/dining room with stereo sound, HDTV and gas fireplace, two landscaped private patio areas, one with gas fire-pit and the other with a ping pong table. In addition you will find a shed full of beach chairs, bicycles, boogie boards, and sand toys for your fun in the sun.
BEDS AND BATHS
Master Suite, with views of Schwann Lake, this room features a plush pillow top Cal-King bed with beautiful Eqyptian cotton linens and a down comforter, bedside tables with reading lamps and a full size dresser. Adjoining the bedroom is the luxurious bath that is outfitted with honed Carrera marble, double vanities, a large shower and heated floors. You’ll also appreciate the plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.
Bedroom #2, with a large picture window, has two twin beds, a small dresser and bedside lamp.
Bedroom #3 is perfect for the kids and features two bunk beds with fluffy, surf themed comforters, a large window, nightstand and lamp.
The two guest bedrooms share the hall bath which includes two sinks, Seagrass limestone counters and floors, separate tub/shower/toilet room, plush towels, hair dryer and bath amenities.
Downstairs adjacent to a full bath is a “Comfort sleeper” queen size sofa bed. This is not your typical sofa bed, but rather a full length, temper-pedic mattress which feels like a high quality bed. This area also includes an armoire, side table and lamp.
White painted wainscot and grey limestone counters add to the style of the downstairs bath featuring a separate tub/shower/ toilet room, hair dryer, plush towels and bath amenities.
The kitchen will please even a discriminating chef who will appreciate the Bertazzoni gas range, French door refrigerator, large capacity dishwasher and microwave all surrounded by beautiful granite countertops. Fully stocked with quality pans, cutlery and dishes, as well as commonly used spices and condiments.
The Dining area accommodates seating for up to 8 people and there are three additional stools at the island. French doors open to the private patio beyond.
The Living room is appointed with casual seating for viewing the HD TV or listening to the stereo sound system while enjoying the warmth of the fire. Enjoy the outside from this area as well through another set of French doors.
Hang your beach towels and leave the flip- flops in the well thought out Mud/Laundry Room equipped with stack washer/dryer and a utility sink.
Enjoy the Sunny Front Patio, surrounded by lush flowering plants that includes a gas barbeque grill, built-in gas fire pit and teak furniture.
The private Back Patio is set up for family fun with a ping-pong table and access to bicycles, boogie boards and beach toys in the storage shed.
A warm water Outside Shower is located on the side of the house.
The main attraction, is of course the beach, and the house is just a couple easy blocks to one of the sunniest, nicest beaches in Santa Cruz. Located just south of the Yacht Harbor, Twin Lakes Beach has a mile of uninterrupted white sand, fire-pits and lifeguards. There are also two restaurants, a coffee house, surf shop and bathrooms. Relax and play in the sand, rent a boat or kayak, boogie board, play beach volleyball and enjoy fabulous sunsets.
Visit “the hook” or Cowell’s beach for great surfing, hang out at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk amusement park, check out the shops and restaurants in Downtown Santa Cruz or nearby Capitola Village, hike the beautiful trails in the redwood forest or bike along the coastline - all of which are just minutes away.
And, don’t miss the incredible sea life at the Monterey Bay Aqurium located just forty minutes South of Santa Cruz.
Keywords: Live Oak, Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, Walk to beach, restaurants, tennis, kayaking and shops. Fully stocked and filled with designer amenities.
My professional passion is real estate development and interior design and this home was created for our family to enjoy and to share with discerning guests. Hope you enjoy it!
Kimberly LeMieux, LaurelHomes, Inc. purchased this house in 2008
Our family has roots in Santa Cruz which date back to the early 60's and we love hanging out at Twin Lakes Beach.
This is such an easy place to spend time and relax. When the weather is warm and sunny the beach is awesome, during the colder season it is so cozy by the fire curled up with a good book. Always a great place to go for a run or to enjoy the sunsets!
Awesome kayaking off lighthouse point - paddling with the dolphins, seals and otters. Loved the tennis court around the corner and the sofa bed was the best!
Fabulous property....very upscale. Well-equipped. Outstanding great room to patio flow! Worked perfectly for a birthday celebration with different people dropping in and out! Weather was beautiful; fire pit was wonderful in the evening!! Highly recommend!!
We enjoyed a wonderful week at this beautiful beach home! It offered everything we needed for an outstanding beach getaway. The home is perfect for extended family with it's open kitchen/dining room/living room layout. We loved opening up all of the french doors that open on to the fabulous front courtyard while enjoying the BBQ and fire pit. The kids would jump on the bikes provided and ride down to the Twin Lakes beach daily. The proximity to The Boardwalk was a hit with our kids and our jaunts to Capitola were quick and easy. It truly is like stepping right in to a home you would see within the pages of "Coastal Living" magazine. We can't wait to come back!
This is our second year staying at this house. The house itself is lovely, with great big windows and tons of light. The neighborhood is very quiet and charming. The short walk to the beach is through some charming streets, and the beach itself is wonderful. Everything you could ask for, we'll definitely be back!
The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. The layout of the house has plenty of room to provide for great quality family time. The front yard of the house has a beautiful outdoor area with fire pit to enjoy. The Twin Lakes Beach is a great place to relax and watch the waves roll in, it seemed never too crowded with plenty of room to roam around. We enjoyed our first trip to Santa Cruz. We are looking forward to coming back next summer !
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home; it reminded me of a home that could be found in Coastal Living magazine. There were eight of us and there was plenty of space for cooking, eating and relaxing in the living room or outside on the patio around the fire pit. It was easy to walk to the beach, the Crow's Nest for dinner and around the harbor area. We were in town for our daughter's wedding and when I saw this listing I knew we would be comfortable, it looked light and bright and it would only add to our enjoyable time in Santa Cruz. I was right.
We have had the pleasure to stay in this beautiful home 4 times now. We come to Santa Cruz to visit our son and we love to stay at this home. It is so well appointed and meets the needs of our family so well. Besides it's fabulous location (short walk to everywhere you want to go), it is so beautifully decorated - straight out of magazine! The owner is a pleasure to work with...very professional and prompt to respond to every email. Thanks to her for making this our favorite place to stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
CHECK-IN/OUT – check-in time is 4:00 p.m. the day of arrival and check-out is 11:00 a.m. the day of departure. Please plan to be out of the house on time so we can thoroughly clean the property and have it ready for the next guests. There may be an additional charge for late check out if the housekeepers are delayed
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