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John & Judy MacDonald

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

New - Luxury Oceanview Beach Cottage & Dog Friendly, Too!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Santa Cruz House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come relax in our beautiful vacation home. Enjoy the spectacular white water ocean and beach views from the deck or cozy living room. This newly decorated beach house comes complete with a fireplace, TVs in both the bedroom and living room, a home theatre system, Cable, Blu-Ray/DVD, wireless Internet and a full kitchen with outdoor infrared deck heaters & BBQ.

This spacious one bedroom cottage with California king-size bed plus a new queen sleeper sofa in the living room will accommodate up to four guests in comfort. Comes complete with washer and dryer, even an outdoor shower to wash away the day's beach sand.

Just steps away is 21st Avenue Beach, one of the most dog friendly beaches in the Santa Cruz. We're located at the corner of beautiful East Cliff Drive and 21st Avenue, mid-way between the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and Capitola-by-the-Sea. Pets are welcome with advance notice.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: If booking via VRBO and paying by credit you must call the owner, Judy MacDonald, at 408-382-1013 or 831-818-8651 before your reservation will be accepted.

Keywords: House, Beach, View, Pets, Dog-Friendly

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John & Judy MacDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John & Judy MacDonald

Long time residents and avid beach lovers.

John & Judy MacDonald purchased this house in 2004

Why John & Judy MacDonald chose Santa Cruz

The view and excellent beach.

What makes this house unique

The perfect get-a-way location. Relax in a comfortable setting with a spectacular view of the beach and ocean.


based on 32 traveler reviews

New - Luxury Oceanview Beach Cottage & Dog Friendly, Too!
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Delightful Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Santa Cruz primarily to visit our daughter who lives here. With this fantastic house, we were offered an opportunity to enrich our two-week vacation by enjoying walks on a beautiful beach, babysitting our granddog, reading on a deck with a view of the ocean, and so much more. This house provides comfort with not only all the amenities of home, bur also the freedom to be easy with life to do whatever you please which, for us, included making dinners for family, playing games, or just watching a movie. It's a great location for restaurants, too. Try Shadowbrook, a 10 minute drive away! The house has it all - it's what you do with it that counts, and that's the fun of it!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Booked this lovely cottage for a week getaway after Christmas. Located almost equidistant between Capitola and Santa Cruz and 1/2 a block from the beach made it perfect. Nicele decorated and not overly done in kitschy beach theme. Enerything you need is there for your comfort - fluffy towels, comfy bed, wine glasses, etc. and we appreciated the bottle of wine left for us. Also the homey touches were appreciated, fresh flowers, a bowl of chocolate, and a small lighted Christmas tree. Don't miss Gayles Bakery in Capitola! So much to do and see. The enclosed deck is great for small children or dogs. Our dog Oz loved this place. We hope to return in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what I had hoped for and more. Pure comfort and relaxation from walking through the front door, lounging on the patio to walking to what feels like your private beach. Even cooking in the kitchen was delightful! Don't want to give away too many details as I kind of want this home as my private getaway :) I will definitely come back ....... often.....

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent time

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for us. Owners very nice and quick to respond. Nice fireplace and great views from the deck. Location was great. We walked to Crowes Nest and up and down the beach. Wonderful time. Whales in Santa Cruz harbor!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage. Everything was as described and we used it all. Loved the fireplace, outdoor shower and heated deck area especially. The closeness to the beach is wonderful and our dog pulled us there everyday. The place was clean and we said hi to the cleaner as we were leaving (I don’t know what the other reviewer is talking about). One thing that could be improved is the couch/futon has no support left and we sank into it so much that we had to turn sideways. A small price to pay for such a great location and beach view.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful good size 1 bedroom with everything you need for a great stay! We are old locals who grew up in Santa Cruz and new exactly where this house was and location to dog beach. We loved getting up in the mornings and taking our dog for a walk on the beach, and as many more times a day we wanted....beach is just a few houses down. Note the road out front is a little busy sometimes, but home was quiet and peaceful with bedroom in back. Lots of fun eats close by too. We will be back....;-)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wayne, Thank you for sending in a review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at Beach View Cottage! Best, John & Judy
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunday Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wed. Night Sailing Regatta - Watch from the deck!
Nearest Point of Interest
Take a walk to the Yacht Harbor & Crow's Nest Restaurant

Kite Surfing


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June, July & August
May 28 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: ALL reservations MUST BE confirmed over the phone, please call the owner, Judy MacDonald at 408-382-1013 or 831-818-8651.

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Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Extra Long California King Bed w/feather bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen, comfortable sofa bed in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
DVD/VCR, Wireless Internet

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