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Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 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 guest cottage is a completely renovated (2012) studio with one bath and kitchenette, located on the same property as a Craftsman style home. High ceilings allow for an open feel within the studio cottage. Enjoy the small deck area outside and shared BBQ with the main house on the property.

This cottage is a relaxing getaway and perfect retreat. The property lies on a quiet one way residential street occupied almost solely by year round residents.

If you need more space, you can also view the VRBO listing for the main home - VRBO listing #413289. We live in the main house as our primary residence, but rent it during the summer months, holidays, and some weekends.

More Details

Jodi Mulder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Jodi Mulder

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 is currently pursuing a socially minded start up company focused on job creation in Rwanda 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 riding their scooters at the Bike Park.

Jodi Mulder purchased this studio in 2011

Why Jodi Mulder chose Beach Hill / Beach Flats

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 home in 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 relaxed!

We decided to down size when we moved to Santa Cruz, and we loved the Craftsman architecture of this home and the outdoor spaces. We converted the single stall garage into a cottage unit by adding a small addition on the side. We wanted a place for grandparents and friends from the midwest to stay when they came to visit. All of our guests have loved the little cottage.

What makes this studio unique

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 on our bikes for some boogie boarding fun, or relax at home listening to the summer beach concerts.

This little studio cottage is small, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I drove from Utah for a much needed getaway. We absolutely loved this cottage! It was perfect for 2 and had everything you need. We were only a couple blocks from the beach and close to many restaurants so it was a prime location. It had so much more character than a hotel! We did not get to meet Chad or Jodi but they left a welcome book with detailed instructions on everything we needed. It was a great vacation spot and we would love to return! Thank you for sharing your great cottage Chad and Jodi!
Feb 2014
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Beach Hill / Beach Flats Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available upon request.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Studio Guest Cottage 2 1/2 blocks to Santa Cruz Wharf and Cowell'Beach
average rating of 4.779412 based on 71 reviews

Nice small studio

  • 4 of 5

Small studio in excellent location in Santa Cruz, clean and well appointed, compact kitchen, no TV, sometimes iffy parking.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles. Regarding parking...because our studio is ideally located two and half blocks from Main Beach, the Wharf, the Boardwalk and only 5 blocks to downtown's Pacific Avenue, parking can be limited in our desireable neighborhood. With that said, we provide a parking pass that offers unlimited parking in meters within the neighborhood and access during permit parking in the summer. I've never had a guest say they had to park more than 1 1/12 blocks to the studio. Most times there's parking right out front of the unit. Jodi
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Santa Monica, Ca

Great cottage by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Walk to beach and restaurants! Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. It was very clean and convenient.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean. Simple. Perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

Nice location. Easy parking. Enjoyed it immensely. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage close to beach. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Ramon, CA

Sweet cottage, GREAT location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a short stay here and found it to be clean, quiet, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The location is fantastic! 5 min walk to the beach and all it entails. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stand up paddle board rental nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require a 3 night minimum stay during Peak Season. Shorter stays will be considered within two weeks of requested date if availability remains.

Additional guests beyond two; $10/night for children, $15/night for additional adult.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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