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Beautiful 1+ bedroom in Seabright Beach area

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Seabright Cabin is a fully updated 1913 historic cottage in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Completely renovated in 2012 from top to bottom. Walk to beach, harbor, restaurants, coffee shops, and Boardwalk. One bedroom with queen bed, plus a loft with twin mattresses perfect for kids over age 7. Open, light-filled floor plan creates an inviting space that feels much larger. Features include high-speed wireless internet, warm-water outdoor shower, gas BBQ, and stacking washer-dryer. Snugly insulated for comfort and quiet. Ceiling fans and double-hung wood windows circulate summer breezes, and a gas stove keeps things toasty warm on winter days. Driveway with uncovered parking for one car. All linens, beach gear, cooking and serving supplies, board games, DVD library included. Flat-screen TV with cable, blu-ray, and Roku for streaming Netflix, HBO GO, and other content.

Front porch with antique chairs gets morning sun, perfect for enjoying your coffee or catching up on email. Back patio has a dining table with umbrella seating 4. Fruit trees provide shade and fresh fruit for summer guests.

Seabright Beach is a 6 minute walk and the Santa Cruz yacht Harbor is a 5-10 minute walk. The Boardwalk Amusement park is an easy walk (15 min and save the high parking fee), but geographically separated from our neighborhood by the San Lorenzo River so you don't get the crowds and traffic. Warehouse complex across the street has the popular Verve coffee roastery for your morning latte, and a rock climbing gym with yoga and other classes available for visitors. Great restaurants and coffee shops are on adjacent blocks. The home is centrally located so you're usually less than 10 minutes from almost anything you want to do in Santa Cruz.

Delighted guests have included families on a beach vacation, retirees visiting grandchildren, college tours, honeymooners, people visiting their Santa Cruz relatives and friends, solo travelers, academics on sabbatical, business trips extended for fun, etc, etc.

We rent to mature adults over 25 years old. Home may be unsafe for toddlers and small children due to the loft. No pets.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Seabright Cabin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Seabright Cabin

I grew up in Santa Cruz and still visit several times of year, either solo or with my husband and 2 kids, to visit family and all my favorite haunts.

Seabright Cabin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Seabright Cabin chose Santa Cruz

We love this neighborhood and how easy it is to walk to coffee and all our favorite restaurants, then on to the beach or Boardwalk.

What makes this cottage unique

We renovated this house from top to bottom in 2012 so everything is brand new. It has beautiful hardwood floors, a lovely custom kitchen, and is snug and comfortable.


based on 41 traveler reviews

Beautiful 1+ bedroom in Seabright Beach area
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 41 reviews
Seattle, WA

Perfect home away from home

  • 4 of 5

This place is such a gem. We instantly felt right at home. While it is located off the beaten track, there is a coffee shop across the street and restaurants right around the corner. You are easy walking distance to the beach and about 20 minutes walk to the Boardwalk amusement park. Grocery stores require a car trip, but they are easy to find. The pictures online represent the property accurately. There is a small fenced in patio out back with a table and chairs, a gas grill, and an outdoor shower. The queen size bed was comfortable and we slept well. My husband also took more than one nap on the sectional sofa in the living room. Having a full-size kitchen was great and we did a combination of going out and cooking at home. The house is well-appointed with pretty much everything you might need for your stay and the overall design is clean and light. We would frequently open all the windows when we got home in the afternoon and got a great breeze flowing through the house. We appreciated not having to worry about parking as there is a small driveway right out front.

The owner of the rental, Katrina, is super friendly and responsive and she has clearly taken great care of this place. She replied to every message I sent easily within an hour, if not sooner.

I can't think of one negative thing to say about this place, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home. Thank you for your review! We love the feedback and it is so helpful for our future guests. We hope you come again!
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Cozy, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Seabright Cabin was such a perfect little home, and had everything we needed. Immaculate and comfortable, it has the best outdoor shower too! With plenty of space indoors, an open kitchen, and a great and private patio, we couldn't have been happier with this home. Walking distance to the beach and directly across the street from the best coffee in SC (Verve), we were happy with the location.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything You Need!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip at this cabin in Seabright and we have yet to be disappointed. I almost would rather rate it horribly to keep all the open dates for myself, that's how perfect it is! Everything you need is included in the home.... dishes, a bbq, a completely renovated interior, movies, board games, a fun loft for the kids, instant hot water, fruit trees in the front yard, a driveway to park in, a coffee shop directly across the street, a convenience store around the corner, the list goes on. Booking is so incredibly easy and the owner is so sweet and replies promptly to any questions you may have. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to Seabright Beach and about 10 minutes to walk to the Boardwalk. The location is in a more industrial part of town but once you're inside, you feel as if you're along a seashore. The neighbors are friendly, the shops are delicious, the walks are great and the outdoor shower is an added bonus if you're covered in sand. You'll love this place. Small in size but big enough for the largest of adventures!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was everything we were hoping for! We got into town a few hours early and Katrina had no problem letting us in early. We are a family of 4 with 10- and 12-year-olds who loved the loft. The cabin had all the amenities we needed. We found ourselves trying the restaurants around the neighborhood instead of driving anywhere. Though we did get to Monterey for the aquarium, we spent most of the time around Santa Cruz.

We walked to the Beach and Boardwalk several times (loved the Giant Dipper, especially on "Retro Night"), ate at Betty Burgers, Engfer Pizza, Tramonti, pastries at Verve (little pricy, but good). Day's Market got our business at least 5 times!

Loved the back patio, though we didn't end up using the BBQ. The outdoor shower was great. If you're looking to add any creature comforts in the future, a propane fire pit out back would be really cozy :)

We hope to get back sometime in the future. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow it sounds like you made the most of what our neighborhood has to offer! So glad you enjoyed yourselves, we'd love to have you back.
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a great central location in Santa Cruz and had all of the amenities that we needed. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place to stay. Location is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Gretchen! We love having you stay and we hope you come again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Jose International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seabright Brewery
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles

Short walk to Seabright beach or the Yacht Harbor. Fifteen minute walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park. The home is located in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Seabright Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 11.0%


Two-night rentals (3 nights in summer) considered within 30 days of booking.
For extended stays, a housekeeping visit ($75) is required at least once every 2 weeks

In case of cancellation, 60 days notice required for full refund. Within 60 days, refund depends on the property being re-booked at a similar rate. For extended stays (greater than 3 weeks), 90 days notice on cancellation may be required for automatic refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Seabright Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower has hot-water, perfect for after beach
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , No bathtub
  • No bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two twin foam mattresses in the loft.
  • Loft bedroom has room for sleeping or storage but not standing. There are two twin foam mattresses suitable for kids 7+.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
You will love the cozy, light-filled home and beautiful hardwood floors. Our house is not big, but it is designed to give you just what you need. You can walk to restaurants, beach, bars, cliff. Everything you need is close by. The mixed-use neighborhood has commercial buildings and private homes, it is on a side street but there is some commercial traffic during the day.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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