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Charming & Private Santa Cruz Cottage 3 Blocks from the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Charming 2 bedroom 2 bath beach cottage only 3 blocks from Twin Lakes State Beach. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs. The living room has a working fireplace, full sofa bed and a smart TV. The queen master bedroom has a TV and bathroom with tub, shower and laundry. 2nd bedroom has a twin over full bunk bed. The 2nd bathroom has a large shower. All linens, towels and wifi are provided.

Neatly landscaped and fully enclosed front yard with lounge seating on the deck, gas BBQ, hammock in the garden, outdoor fireplace, and large teak dining table on the patio. Tropical outdoor shower with warm water. Beach chairs, coolers and beach umbrellas are provided, all you need to bring is your bathing suit.

The cottage is close to the Yacht Harbor and Crow's Nest restaurant, and walking distance to the Boardwalk. It's located at the end of the street with plenty of parking and privacy. The yard is fully enclosed so pets are safe. We are happily pet friendly.

Keywords: Bungalow

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About The Owner

Sisters Kim and Pam bought this adorable bungalow as a family project. We've lovingly updated it and look forward to sharing it with guests as well as our families.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose Santa Cruz County

We love the Santa Cruz vibe and hope to retire here. Our favorite childhood memories are of the beach and boardwalk at Santa Cruz.

What makes this cottage unique

A morning walk with the dogs to Java Junction for a latte at the beach. Watching the beach wake up and start populating. Or coffee in the garden, reading the paper and watching the birds.


Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Strict cancellation policy: 60 days (100% refund); 30 days (50% refund). Less than 30 days, no refund.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom also has laundry facilities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Crib available upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , In the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(83 traveler reviews)

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Charming & Private Santa Cruz Cottage 3 Blocks from the Beach
average rating of 4.9638553 based on 83 reviews

Cozy and our home away from home....great front yard to relax in!

  • 5 of 5

Always a wonderful place to stay. Cozy and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to host Lisa and Ray. They have stayed with us many times and are wonderful guests. They take great care of the house and are lovely to communicate with. We hope they will come back again. Thanks for the great review!
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Spanish fort al.

Great location and very clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a great family vacation with my wife and three daughters(19,16 and 7)and had a great time in Santa Cruz. The house is in a great location and worked really well for us. Kim was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed. The outdoor space might be the best part of the property. With the nice weather we spent most of our time when we were at the house outside! Would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice clean place to stay that is in a great location. Russ Copeland

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the 3rd time that we have stayed at this adorable cottage. It is always spotless! Wonderful bedding and towels galore. Really, this place is perfect for a Santa Cruz getaway. Short walk to the beach and for the more hardy a nice walk to the Boardwalk. We are in our 70's and drove to the Boardwalk this time.

I'm 72 and the 1st time I went on the Giant Dipper I was 6. I decided to go again this year. My husband and grandson did not want to go so I went by myself. Well, I felt like I'd been in auto accident when I got off the coaster! the cottage but I don't think the roller coaster was a wise idea! Lol!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Just Like Home but BETTER!

  • 5 of 5

What I loved the most about Kim & Pam's home is the attention to detail. Leading up to our stay, our 2.5 year old was excited to see "octopus pillows" and "sea star blanket" that she saw in the pictures. The home has a very beach house feel and every part of the it from the decor, to the yard and string lights, to the livingroom seating to the plush bedroom linens are there to remind you to relax, take a seat, enjoy your stay. Everything you need to grill out or cook in is available. Towels and linens are plentiful and the location is perfect! We have a 7 month old and 2.5 year old and it had everything we needed to make sure the kids were comfortable and entertained. The walk to the beach is less than 10 minutes. We found the boardwalk too far for our family to walk to but it was a short drive away. The location of the house is perfect for day trips around the area. We managed to go to Monterey, Capitola, Roaring Camp Railroads, Natural Bridges State Park, and a few other spots that we found brochures for in the home - thanks again Kim & Pam. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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redding, cA

A keeper!

  • 5 of 5

Most excellent in all ways. The doggo and teen girls felt right at home. The yard, patio, and deck are so comfortable and a wonderful extension to this charming cottage. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kim your cottage is so comfortable and clean. We enjoyed everything from the s'mores to the gas fireplace. Absolutely loved all the amenities it had to offer, especially the beautiful front yard.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Twin Lakes State Beach

Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 3 blocks from the Crow's Nest restaurant and one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz.


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak season
May 12 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Major holidays & Spring Break
Nov 18 2017 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
May 18 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change before the reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy:
- If a traveler cancels up to 30 days before their stay, they are given a 100% refund for rental, cleaning and tax fees.
- For the bookings cancelled up to 14 days in advance, the traveler receives a 50% refund and is charged booking fees on that portion.
- You may choose to purchase travel insurance independently.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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