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Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Soquel House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 bath home. Sleeps 6-10. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House is located in beautiful, Soquel, CA right next to Capitola and Santa Cruz. The entire home has just been 100% remodeled with literally everything you see BRAND NEW! Zero maintenance landscape-front and back, large TREX deck with BBQ and umbrellas/patio furniture, modern kitchen with quartz counter-tops, book, CD and DVD library, games, ping-pong table with finished garage and modern, hotel-like bathrooms (Jacuzzi therapeutic tub and walk in shower) and washer/dryer.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

John D. Maher (JD)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About John D. Maher (JD)

I'm Gloria Ann, raised just one mile North of Ranchero House, in the 1950s when the rolling hills of Soquel were all dairies, orchards and farmland. My mother and Italian immigrant father raised chickens and goats while living the American dream of raising children, owning property and living off the land. Now a retired public school educator/administrator, some of my most peaceful moments are spent reading a great novel on the large deck in the backyard. It is my pleasure to share our vacation home with you and your family as you relax, enjoy the beach and coastal amenities, while making memories for a lifetime. May you always feel welcome here!

Why John D. Maher (JD) chose Santa Cruz County

Keep searching and you'll notice the high price of vacation home rentals in the Santa Cruz or Capitola beachfront area. Quite frankly, the nights get loud and the streets very busy during the peak beach season. Who needs that? You're on vacation, right? While at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House, you can enjoy quiet Soquel nights, a walk along the Anna Jean Cummings Park walking trail or just some great BBQ moments on the back deck.

What makes this house unique

Rachero House is equipped with everything you need. My family and I have gone to great lengths to provide you, your family and friends with a fully equipped kitchen, towels, linens, fine soaps, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers with comfortable beds and pillows. Every guest can find their niche at Ranchero House whether they're in the back yard barbecuing, relaxing on the large deck, playing ping-pong in the finished garage, watching DISH Satellite TV on one of the four flat-screen LCD or Plasma TVs located in each bedroom and great-room, playing cards or games on the game table, reading one of the many novels in the library, or preparing a meal in the modern kitchen. Close enough to fine dining like the 4 star Shadowbrook Restaurant or the best pizza you will ever taste; Pizza My Heart in Capitola! Ranchero House can become your yearly destination for seeing the local sights, providing the comfort and relaxation you need while making memories for a lifetime! Let us help you make it happen!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Minutes to the beach without beach-front prices!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful and comfy stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was one of my favorite VRBOs stay. The host made it super easy to check in and had tons of amenities to make my stay here accommodating! There were tons of towels, sheets, and extra bedding options. We loved staying here and would definitely recommend this home! Also the park behind the house was a great opportunity to do a nice run!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent girls weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home a place for everything and everything in it's place. The beds were comfy there was room for all and it was away from the crowds but close to everything. I'm definitely coming back to this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home; great experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented Ranchero house for three nights visiting Soquel for a wedding. Our family of seven had plenty of room. We hosted a dinner party for 15 and everything we needed was available. The house is very clean, next to a large and beautiful park but also very private. Beautiful landscaping and well organized. The ping pong table provided another outlet for fun. The outdoor deck with gas grill was a huge plus. JD, the booking agent, was always accessible. We left a shirt and cell phone charger which was promptly returned. We had a great experience and would definitely rebook if we ever returned. I highly recommend Ranchero house.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time during our stay. The home was conveniently located to shops and the beach. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Gloria Ann
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Loved our stay at this property.

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights here with my girlfriend and our 6 kids. Great property and location. Very well maintained, extremely clean and organized. Updated kitchen and bathrooms and quality furnishings.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was fantastic...comfortable and immaculate, equipped with everything guests could need.

  • 5 of 5

Our two families slept comfortably and our kids loved the park located right behind the house. We would definitely stay here again..truly a great value for the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll find very high prices to stay at beach-front properties in Santa Cruz and Capitola. You can avoid the crowded streets and nightly noise by staying at Gloria Ann's Ranchero House in beautiful Soquel, located just minutes from the beach. Wineries, local shops, clean beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and fine restaurants are all close by too. This completely remodeled home features flat screen TVs in every room, DISH Satellite service, brand new beds, hotel-like bathrooms, back yard deck with brand new BBQ, modern kitchen, games, books, CD and DVD library with a ping pong table in the garage. Ranchero House is located just steps from Anna Jean Cummings Park with walking/running paths, picnic grounds, large open fields baseball/soccer fields and playground equipment for children. Gloria Ann's Ranchero House: 'Close enough to the beach without beachfront prices!'


Rates & Availability

Soquel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season #1
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season #2
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holiday Rates. All Holidays require a three night minimum stay at $520.00 per night. Thanksgiving and Christmas week are rented at $3,500.00. A week constitutes 6 nights/7 days.

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Soquel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Bed (2), Child Beds (1), Sleeper Sofa (1) Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing

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