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Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,320 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

You will be “Walkin’ on Sunshine” anywhere you go in this delightful Santa Cruz home. The bright and colorful, newly redecorated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home sleeps 7 (plus another child on the small sofa). The house is centrally located on 14th Ave. in Santa Cruz, just a short walk down the street to the 14th Avenue Beach entrance to Twin Lakes State Beach.

These are the nicest, warmest beaches in Monterey Bay, with perfect sand, great boogie boarding, and fire pits for nighttime gatherings. Near the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and the famous Crow’s Nest and Aldo’s restaurants, you can rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards or relax and watch the sailboat races on Wednesday afternoons.

The smoke-free, family friendly, house is fully furnished in seaside décor with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Kick your feet up and enjoy your morning coffee and catch some rays up on the sunny second story deck. Unwind in the evening sitting on the large sofa in front of the big-screen TV and the cozy gas fireplace. Plug in your iPod to enjoy your favorite tunes or connect to the web with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Sleep in comfort in the serene downstairs bedroom, decorated in peaceful décor, with a luxurious queen bed and flat screen TV. The upstairs bedroom has a full size bed, a private bathroom and access to the wraparound deck. The kids will love the third bedroom that includes bunk beds (with a trundle and small seats that fold out into sleeping pads), another big flat screen TV, and a Wii video game system.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite countertops, gas stove, French door refrigerator and dishwasher. Plates, glasses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. There is a separate laundry room with front loading washer and dryer.

Guests will also enjoy the large, private backyard with room for the kids to run or play on the play structure with swings. You will love relaxing on the hammock under the palm trees and the large patio with the gas grill. No need to pack sand buckets, shovels, boogie boards or beach umbrella as we provide all of that for you, including a few small wetsuits. There is even a wagon to help you bring all of your stuff to the beach.

Just a 5 minute drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 10 minutes to the adorable beach town of Capitola. There are also plenty of local surf spots.

This is a great home for families in a residential neighborhood. It is not a party house.

Our location is just 45 minutes from Carmel and Monterey, 45 minutes from San Jose International Airport and just over an hour from San Francisco Airport.

This house is completely non-smoking.

Keywords: Beach, Beach House, Cute, Twin Lakes, Live Oak, Live, Oak, Santa Cruz, harbor, Yacht Harbor, boardwalk, wharf to wharf, blues festival, wharf, ocean, waves, surfing, boogie boarding, sand, sunshine, bright, colorful, family, kids, relax, deck, BBQ, grill, hammock, Capitola, near beach, Seabright,

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Donna

We are a family of four who live just over the hill in San Jose. We love our local community and love spending time together as a family. Owning a home here has always been our dream and we feel so lucky that it is now a reality.

Donna purchased this house in 2011

Why Donna chose Santa Cruz County

We love Santa Cruz and since it is so close, we have been vacationing here for years. The weather here is just amazing. This place has something for all of us. Mom loves to relax on the beach reading a book. Dad and the boys spend hours upon hours in the water boogie boarding or body surfing. We enjoy fishing and kayaking out of the harbor.

And we love checking out all of the great restaurants in the area. The boys are on a quest to find the perfect bacon for breakfast and the best calamari in the land!

We also love that we always seem to have friends in the area who can stop by.

Having the year-round attraction of the Boardwalk or the Monterey Bay Aquarium nearby provides more fun.

What makes this house unique

As soon as we step inside this home, all of our stress is released. We have strived to make it feel comfortable, peaceful and a little whimsical. It only takes about 7 minutes to walk down to the sand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great accomodations! With travel so far your place felt like a home away from home!! We will be sure to recommend your place to friends!

We will forever rememember the views and the incredible beaches. We also enjoyed the state parks.
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom off of main hallway has a shower/tub. Upstairs has a stall shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Pullout Trundle under Bunk Bed
  • There is a small, kid-sized sofa that unfolds to a foam mattress in Bedroom 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod/iPhone Dock, Surround Sound System, Flat Panel TVs, Netflix / Pandora available on home theater system, extra floor cushions. Nintendo Wii, Pull-Out Trundle, Kid's Convertable Sofa. Hammock, Cold-water outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. Beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sand toys and a wagon. Simpkins Family Swim Center is less than a mile away - $6 per day.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

Bright and Colorful - Short walk to the Best Beaches in Town!
average rating of 4.9577465 based on 75 reviews
5

Spring break in Santa Cruz

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and loved the yard! It was a great place for the kids to hang out after we got back from the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. All the amenities you need and more. We were traveling with our small children and they adored the yard, games and bunk beds. We can't wait to go back. Thank you for helping us make incredible memories with our kids. Sand toys and beach towels included. Major win!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable clean house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my husband and I and our 6 children. The property owners, Donna and Mike were so kind and accommodating. The property was clean and had everything we needed! The house is a short walk to the ocean and had a great backyard for the kids to run and play. We thoroughly enjoyed our family time in the home. We spent quality time piled on the couch, playing games, and on the top deck. Would definitely return when we visit this area again! Thanks Donna and Mike for a memorable relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved the location and house. Thank you so much for letting us use your home! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. The beach is a short walk away, and the house had everything we needed for our family of 6.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We have two US Marines kids who are currently stationed out in California and we all got together in December 2016 for a short stay at this great house! There were 6 of us and there was so much room! There were so many amenities, every room was so well stocked and all we needed to get was our own grocery necessities. There were plenty of towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, etc. Seriously this place is stocked amazingly well. There were a lot of things available for us to use that we never had the chance to use because it was December, like wake boards and sand/beach stuff, which was really cool too so this would be awesome for anyone going in the summertime. We spent most of our time in Monterey and San Francisco, we did drive around Santa Cruz a little bit but I think because it was December and close to Christmas a lot was not open. It was close to San Jose Airport which works out well too. The house was very bright and so nicely decorated. There was a really nice back yard and patio/deck area that we weren't really able to use because of the December weather but it would've been great had we stayed at a nicer time. The owners provided so much information with directions and details on the house and area, they really made it very easy for us as renters who were not familiar with the area and how things work. My only small complaint would be that there was really only room for one vehicle to fit comfortably and the street parking was taken on all but one of the days we stayed so we had to squeeze both vehicles into a very tight driveway. But that really was minor so not really a complaint so much as a comment to let people know who have more than one vehicle it might be tight, but it is doable. Overall a fantastic time at this rental. We would definitely stay again! Thank you to the owners for renting this great place out!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Taqueria Michoacan, Star Bene, Windmill Cafe,
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Blacks Beach/Twin Lakes Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017*
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
Summer (Peak)
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
Fall 2017*
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
 
 
Off Peak*
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

*3 night minimum stay required at these rates. 2-Night stays will be considered during Off-Peak at a rate of $450 for 2 nights and $500 for Spring and Fall. Cleaning fee is $140 for stays of 6 or more nights.
Peak Season (Standard) Rates include weeks before and after Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas and 3-day holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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