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Hear the ocean waves from this historic Victorian cottage. Almost beachfront!

Bedrooms 2
Space 580 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, one full bath, sleeps up to six over 8 years old

Sharing Gates by the Sea -

Walk about 60 yards, around the corner, to the warmest beaches in Santa Cruz, including Sunny Cove and Santa Maria beaches. Play in the sand, boogie board, wander a long stretch of beach, explore the tide pools, and enjoy the sunset. Walk to nearby restaurants. The cottage is located halfway between the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Capitola Village (two scenic miles each way).

The little beach house...Sharing Gates by the Sea...was once a part of the Victorian resort, the Hotel Villa del Mar, now a retreat center on 19th Avenue. Built in the 1890s, the 580 square foot cottage has personality and charm. The peaked redwood-paneled ceiling makes the living room feel spacious. The cottage sleeps six over eight years old.. There is a queen bed in the bedroom, and a full-size sofa bed in the living room. The private, sun porch room has a double sofa bed, and is used as a small, second bedroom. The cozy garden surrounding the house is fully fenced.

More Details

Jeanne Adams Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children under 9 are not counted in the six guest maximum. The limit is six people over 8, plus your children under 9.
  • Fireworks are illegal in Santa Cruz County.
  • Park only in front or across the street, not in front of adjacent neighbor's. Don't block the gate on Monday; this allows for custom trash pick-up
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Door to bathroom is through the main bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living room area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size
    Sun Porch / Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

Hear the ocean waves from this historic Victorian cottage. Almost beachfront!
average rating of 4.47561 based on 82 reviews

Wonderful cottage by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect for our mini vacation. It is a close walk to Sunny Cove, Starbucks and great restaurants. The space is perfect and has everything you would need for an overnight stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I' am happy to know that you had a good time. Come back again! Jeannie
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Could use some upkeep

  • 2 of 5

While this house is cute and charming, I would have to say that some money needs to be put into the upkeep of it. The stone walkways are an accident waiting to happen. My husband and I both turned our ankles trying to walk it. Also, there is no place to put the chairs and table which were left there to enjoy the outdoors. The area is soooo uneven! There are a great deal of little nooks in the yard that are junky looking, places where there is nothing planted, hoses are out. At one point there is a 2x4 holding up the fence. When you look out the only bedroom window, you see a junky, weed filled back yard. The only bathroom is in the only bedroom. This house is for 3 people max, I don't care how many sleeping sofas and cots there are. It just needs some TLC... especially for that price.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, California

Location, location, location! Cozy and comfortable, too.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a charmer. It's small to be sure -- but in a cozy way, not a bad way. Although there's no air conditioning, you can open the windows for a nice breeze to make it perfect on all but the hottest days. Besides, you're likely to be spending your days exploring the walking-distance beach areas as well as everything else the local area has to offer!

The shower had good water pressure (hey, that matters to me!). The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, although we didn't do any cooking during our stay. There are some decent local restaurants within a few blocks.

Everything went smoothly from check-in to check-out, there were no problems, and when we needed WiFi it worked without a hitch.

Would I stay here again on future visits to Santa Cruz? Definitely! For the same price in this area, you can get a really crummy motel room. So why not choose something a lot better?

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice small cottage to spend the weekend in

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time exploring the city for Mother's day with our mom and stayed there for a night. It was a very pleasant stay. The fun part was being able to light a small fireplace to keep the cottage warm. There was plenty of heaters there in case it got cold at night. The host was very responsive when we had some last minute questions about the fire log. The host even gave us an extended check out time so we can take our time during the day to explore the city and come back to rest before a long drive back home. The only thing I wasn't sure of was why the $130 cleaning fee didn't cover washing the dishes and putting them away for a 1 night stay. We thought it should cover the cost for such a short amount of stay but it didn't.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and that I could grant a late check out for you. I appreciate your comment about the dishes. I will review the departure instructions and update them. I hope that you return again soon! --- Jeannie
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Verdi, Nevada

Cute, cozy & conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

We'd definitely return and have already recommended this spot to family.

My error: when I read "hear the ocean waves" I thought we would be closer to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, close to the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We were excited to bring a couple of French exchange students to the Boardwalk. This was the perfect place for one night with our little group. Everyone got a good night's sleep and we spent a gorgeous morning with a walk on the beach and a warm up hot chocolate at Starbucks. The cottage had everything we needed for a short stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Roaring Camp RR from Boardwalk to Felton redwoods
Car: recommended

Santa Cruz is known for surfing and its historic Beach-Boardwalk, and there is so much more to do here! Within a half hour drive, visit the redwoods, ride the Roaring Camp train through the mountains, go wine tasting, shop in Capitola or at Santa Cruz's unique downtown area, visit the old Spanish mission, eat at unique restaurants, or take a whale watching trip from the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Plan a day trip to Carmel and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 'The City' -- San Francisco -- is two hours north along the coast or through Silicon Valley and the SF bay area. Enjoy exploring!


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
2017 high season and holidays
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

****No tax is charged for a stay 30 days or longer.****
The refundable security deposit for a monthly rental is $1000, and the second payment is due one month prior to arrival.

County of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Certificate # CO00338. Date of Issue: January 12, 2004

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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