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A Beachside Chic Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Welcome to 5th Haven! Our goal is simple, to offer you a place of tranquility, of rest and repose. Remodeled in 2013, this beautiful beach side cottage was built with serenity in mind. Walking distance to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/ paddle board/ boat rentals, beach volleyball and fire pits.

The space

Careful attention to detail was made remodeling the home to give this small slice of heaven a cozy beach feel. It will comfortably accommodate 6 with indoor & outdoor living space to relax and enjoy the Santa Cruz sun.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to all amenities in the home including kitchenware, free Wi-Fi internet, cable TV, hammock and even beach chairs!

The neighborhood

Located on a quaint one-way street, 5th Haven is far enough from the downtown Santa Cruz tourism to unwind, yet close enough to visit. The Twin Lakes area of Santa Cruz has water on 3 of its 4 corners. Santa Cruz harbor to the West, Swan Lake to the right, and Twin Lakes beach out front.

The home is 3 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the harbor, about a 5 minute walk. The walk is nice as it's a quiet, one-way street lined with beach houses to enjoy. We also provide a beach wagon and beach chairs to bring with you down to the beach.

*Note: The home is on the corner of Eaton street with local traffic that can be heard from outside. The home is insulated, so inside is quiet.

Getting around

One of the great things about 5th Haven is its location. Once you park you never really have to drive again. The home is a short walk to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/ paddle board/ boat rentals, beach volleyball, and fire pits. Of course if you want to venture out, downtown Capitola, and downtown Santa Cruz are only a few miles away. There are two parking spots available in front of the home and public transit is available right down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Ryan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Ryan

Born in So-Cal, found home in the Bay. Moved here in 2008 and fell in love with the people, places and slightly more definable seasons. I work for a surgical robotics company with technology that helps people daily, making my job an enjoyment since I started. When I’m not travelling for work I enjoy fitness activities with my beautiful other half Denise. Any weekend we get to sneak away is spent in Santa Cruz relaxing and enjoying the beach, and on the occasion we get a free week we love to expand our view of the world and explore the amazing people and cultures on different continents.

Ryan purchased this cottage in 2013

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have been using Home Away for probably about 10 years and cannot remember a place I have stayed in that was more enjoyable then yours; so much so that I think I am going to book again, for late September or early October. I think that you two thought of just about everything (and you can really feel the women's touch, which I believe is very important). I felt relaxed within five minutes of my arrival; and I do believe that is what you were going for. Not to mention, it is an ideal location.
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Santa Cruz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom with separate outdoor shower to wash off sand
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , Memory Foam Matress Bliss
    Kids Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk Bed Fun
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out queen bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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A Beachside Chic Cottage
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews
Bellingham, WA
4

It was so charming.

  • 4 of 5

The location was very good, so close to the beach and some nice restaurants. All walkable. Great kayak rental close by too. We really liked consulting with "alexia ", to check the daily forecast for the Santa Cruz weather, great extra feature provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat visitors

  • 5 of 5

Love this house and it's comfortable outdoor space. Location is great for getting to the beach. Has everything you need and the owner is very helpful if you have any questions/ problems. I'm sure we'll be back again🙂?

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time in Santa Cruz for my family! The whether wasn't great, so we spent some time at the house! Really comfortable! Great kitchen with everything you need to prepare anything really. When the house was chilly, very reasonable to warm it! We had so much fun and the accommodations were excellent. The owners were very good to work with. We had a bit of difficulty with the tv( that was our tech issue not theirs)! Our teenagers really got it working!! That generation...great location.. We biked numerous times and loved the bikes.couldnt use the outside deck because of the whether, but I know it would be great when it was warm:-) Thanks for an amazing 5th Haven.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This cottage is super cute, comfortable, nicely updated, and well-stocked. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Right away, the owner Ryan was very easy to communicate with, and very kind. He was immediately responsive to questions. The place has a great kitchen, 2 bedrooms (queen in one, and a bunk bed in the other), a comfortable living room, a nice bathroom, and a cute enclosed courtyard with sitting area. It was perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the cottage. Ryan was very quick to respond to any communications. Cottage is very well stocked and decorated with an eye to the beach vibe. Even more chic in person. Very close to everything and within walking distance to the beach and Crow's Nest. Thank you for sharing your home. We'll definitely have to make a trip back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at 5th Haven and we would be reserving a third stay for next month if the property wasn't already booked. The home is so comfortable with everything you need, including some spices in the kitchen. The location is great, just a 5 minute walk to the harbor and some great restaurants. The hammock out back, beach cruiser bikes, and firepit on the front patio really make this a vacation home. We will be staying here again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Mystery Spot
Crow's Nest Restaurant
"Great food and live music with a view that can't be beat! Walking distance to 5th Haven."
Betty Burgers
"Quality burgers down the street from 5th Haven!"
Harbor Cafe
"Watch the boats go by, paddleboard or kayak though the harbor or even schedule a charter. Al..."
Harbor Cafe
"Watch the boats go by, paddleboard or kayak though the harbor or even schedule a charter. Al..."
Johnny's Harborside
"Amazing seafood with a bird's eye view of the Santa Cruz harbor! Walking distance to 5th Haven."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Crow's Nest
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Santa Cruz Harbor Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Harbor Cafe, Johnny's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Twin Lakes Beach
Car: recommended

One of the great things about 5th Haven is its location. Once you park you never really have to drive again. The home is a short walk to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/ paddle board/ boat rentals, beach volleyball, and fire pits. Of course if you want to venture out, downtown Capitola, and downtown Santa Cruz are only a few miles away. There are two parking spots available in front of the home and public transit is available right down the street.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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