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

Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • House1320 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 5 nights

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. Sorry, no pets are allowed. 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,



  • Member Since 2012
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, Pullout Trundle under Bunk Bed
      • Upstairs Bedroom
        1 double
      • There is a small, kid-sized sofa that unfolds to a foam mattress in Bedroom 2


      • 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.


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Budget
        • Family
        • Romantic
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Internet
                • Broadband Access
                • Gas Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Central Heating
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                  Sheets, blankets and pillow cases are provided.
                • Parking
                  Room for two cars in the driveway.
                • Towels Provided
                  Bath, Kitchen and Beach Towels provided.
                • Washing Machine
                  Front Loading Washer and Dryer in separate laundry room.
                • Wireless Internet


                    • Kitchen
                      Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Plenty of Dishes, Utensils, Bowls, Cooking Supplies, etc...
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Crockpot, Rice maker, Electric Griddle
                    • Microwave
                    • Pantry Items
                      Spice drawer with various spices.
                    • Refrigerator
                      French Door refrigerator with Ice Maker and Filtered Water on the door.
                    • Stove
                      Gas Range
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Seats 6-8 with extra extension.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • DVD Player
                              Blu-ray Home Theater System
                            • Games
                              Various games and puzzles in the cabinets in the bunkbed room.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                              Home Theater system has iPod dock and access to Pandora and other internet services.
                            • Television
                              55" LCD TV in the living room and 47" in the kid's room. 32' LCD TV in master bedroom.
                            • VCR
                            • Video Game Console
                              Nintendo Wii in kid's room
                            • Video Games
                            • Video Library
                              Small selection of DVD's and VHS tapes. Home Theater System has internet access to Netflix and other services.


                                • Balcony
                                  Large balcony off of upstairs bedroom
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Large patio and grass area in backyard. Also small redwood deck with Bistro table outside of French Doors.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Private backyard has large lawn area, play structure and a hammock.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  4 burner gas grill with side burner
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  Boogie Boards and a couple of small wetsuits are provided


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • shelling
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • 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.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          84 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          It felt like home.. we all love it.. and want to come back again

                                                          Very cozy.. well kept.. beautiful house.. plenty of room for all of us. Good location😊�
                                                          Oct 23, 2017
                                                          Oct 2017

                                                          Great house, awesome location, perfect for families!

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the sunny house in Santa Cruz! The house is easy to find, in a very peaceful neighborhood and a great, central location. The walk to the beach was 10 minutes and the home is also very close to some restaurants within walking distance as well. The home was fully stocked with everything you would need! They have a wagon and beach toys--awesome amenities because it really saved us having to bring those extra items. The play structure in the back and the lawn was a real treat. Our kids loved it and we enjoyed having the house as a place to go after busy days of adventure. The owners are wonderful! Very responsive, polite and they really went above and beyond to make sure we had the directions and instructions to the home. We will stay again! Thank you!
                                                          Oct 11, 2017
                                                          Oct 2017

                                                          Perfect absolutely perfect

                                                          Exceeded our expectations! Great communication with the owner, responsive and thoughtful people. Clean, cute, comfortable nothing but good to say. Thank you.
                                                          Sep 25, 2017
                                                          Sep 2017

                                                          Beautiful home

                                                          The home was nicely decorated in a beach house style. Very comfortable and walking distance to the beach. We loved it!
                                                          Sep 20, 2017
                                                          Sep 2017

                                                          Unplug and Relax!

                                                          This is a great place in a very convenient location. Walking distance to the beach and local restaurants. I especially enjoyed taking a nap in the hammock in the back yard, while the birds lulled me to sleep. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in this great slice of sunshine!
                                                          Sep 11, 2017
                                                          Sep 2017

                                                          Wonderful Santa Cruz Getaway

                                                          This lovely, comfortable, well-stocked house was the perfect spot for 2 couples to get away for a week in Santa Cruz. Great location-- make sure to hit the Sunday farmer's market around the corner! We really liked the beach at the end of 26th street, and one of many highlights was kayaking out of the yacht harbor (5 minute drive away) and immediately encountering a feeding humpback whale, as well as many sea otters further along the coast. I would definitely come back to this house.
                                                          Aug 29, 2017
                                                          Aug 2017


                                                          Santa Cruz, CA, USA
                                                          84 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional 5/5

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