|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
136 Younger Way is located atop Santa Cruz's Beach Hill, an easy downhill stroll to the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach volleyball courts, the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Surfers and boogie boarders are just minutes away from Cowell’s (beginner waves) and Steamer Lane (expert waves). Explore downtown shops, restaurants and coffee shops which are easily accessible by a 3-5 minute leisurely peddle on a beach cruiser bike (free with rental), or a 10 minute walk. There are endless other recreational options in Santa Cruz County including mountain biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking and scenic trains through redwood forests.
The house is a completely renovated (2012) craftsman style home with two bedrooms, one bath, spacious dining room, living room, and a beautiful new kitchen. Large, double hung windows throughout the house make it a bright and cheerful place for your vacation.
There are two units on the property, the main house and a small studio cottage, VRBO listing #418113. If you need more space, consider renting both. This listing is for the main house only.
A newly completed 18' x 20' deck in the backyard features a pergola with outdoor lighting and heat lamps, along with an 8-person dining table and outdoor sectional sofa -- a perfect spot to enjoy an outdoor meal or dive into a book.
Keywords: beach home
We moved to Santa Cruz in July 2011 from Chicago. It's been quite a culture shift; but we love it, we love the relaxed and friendly culture of Santa Cruz, we really think there's no place like it and we have traveled all over the world. We've been married 16 years and love sharing new experiences We've traveled to 41 countries together and have a passion for social justice issues; both globally and locally. Chad recently founded a social impact start-up, ruly, and Jodi works as a psychotherapist at UCSC's Counseling & Psychological Services. Our boys love living in Santa Cruz; playing at the beach, soccer at Depot Park, or mountain biking at Wilder Ranch.
Jodi Mulder purchased this house in 2011
We took a 12 week sabbatical in 2009; volunteering for a fair trade retailer who was located in Santa Cruz. We spent 6 weeks in Santa Cruz and 6 weeks in East Africa. After returning home to Chicago, we decided to pursue a different journey in life, sold our house and in time decided we wanted Santa Cruz to be our new home. We love the relaxed neighborhood feel up on Beach Hill, it's so close to all the action, but being on a one way street keeps it quiet and relaxing!
We love the Craftsman style home with lots of light and character throughout; as well as the great outdoor spaces of the home.
Relaxation and fun are the two things we love about living at 136 Younger Way. We can stroll down to the beach for 30 minutes, hop our bikes and for some boogie boarding fun, or relax on the front porch listening to the summer beach concerts.
What a beautiful home and convenient location to not only Santa Cruz itself, but to wonderful hikes in the vicinity. The Craftsman style rocked, the kitchen had all the supplies our family needed to cook up great meals, and we enjoyed the puzzles and games. We used their playstation to hang out and watch a Redbox dvd after a long day of sight-seeing. The master bed was extremely comfortable, as well. All info we may have needed was in a notebook, offering suggestions for local attractions, eateries etc. I would def stay at Jodi and Chads' home again!
We felt at home in this beauty! A short walk to the boardwalk! Even our 8 year old made the walk with ease! Loved the neighborhood. We would definitely stay again!
This was a great house. Everything promised and more. I've rented many places on vrbo, all fine, but this place was special. We spent four nights with our two boys, and the 2BR were plenty. This is a classic craftsman bungalow renovated superbly, and equipped like your good friends' place. Fantastic kitchen and cookware. Amazing outdoor living space. Charming front porch. The kids sure loved that we let them go up to the boardwalk by themselves during the day. It was 2 blocks away. Oh to live here.
This home is extremely comfortable and in a very quiet neighborhood. Only 2 blocks from the boardwalk and beach. I loved sitting out in the backyard in the morning drinking my coffee and reading. We also enjoyed being the lovely yard in the evening after bar-b-quing dinner. The home has plenty of space so you don't feel like you're tripping over each other. Thank you Jodi and Chad for sharing your home with us. Hopefully next time we come down there we can use the house again and not have to leave early due to an emergency back home.
The property is a darling craftsman with wonderful outdoor space. The layout allows families to both spend time together around the generous dining room table and find their own space in other living spaces. The owners make the process incredibly easy and make you feel welcome even though they aren't present!
The home was everything that was advertised, it was clean and cozy, and the owners are awesome!! We had a glitch in the plans on our end, but Jodi was excellent in accomodating us so we could still have our stay there, and she is really good about responding quickly with any questions you may have!! Can't say enough good things about our stay... I think that if the weather could have been ordered just for us, it was done too!!! Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your lovely home, we had a great time and will have cherished family memories forever!!!
We enjoyed our stay here. The house is really nice. There is a great kitchen, a very nice deck out back, and a nice dinning room table -- so, good for inviting a few people over for dinner. The landscaping is really nice, the interior decoration is nice, and the renovation has been really well done: this house has real charm. The furnishings are high quality. The master bedroom and the sofa were comfortable to sleep in. Only a few minor areas for improvement: (1) the cleaning staff, or someone, left a large bottle of bleach in the shower/bath, which was a little scary for us since we had two little children running about and didn't expect a bottle of bleach to be lying out in the open. (2) Finding street parking every night was a hassle. (3) The people who stayed before us, told us as they were leaving and we were arriving that they had stuffed the decorative little rug from the master bedroom into the closet, because it was giving off a bad odor (we didn't investigate and left it in the closet).
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 30 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Owner pays damage insura||$-25 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee||$130 + Tax|