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Kate and Dave

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Pet Friendly Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach ~ 2 Bdr

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Santa Cruz County House Rental Photos and Description

Very close to the beach! 2br/2ba

Second house from the sand! Walking distance from restaurants, nightlife, cafes, sailboat/kayak rental, beach volleyball, and more. The place also has a spacious patio with ocean view and a BBQ. Listen to the sounds of the beach while barbequing.

This beach property is located just 50 footsteps to one of the family friendly and picturesque beaches in Santa Cruz. Twin Lakes Beach is a gorgeous sandy beach with nearby restaurants and a coffee shop. There are local venues for entertainment and fire pits on the beach at night. We have added a lot of our own personal touches to the place--we are especially fond of our 'beach glass' floor before the den. We have heard that the place has a real 'beachy' and local Santa Cruz vibe to it.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kate and Dave (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Kate and Dave chose Santa Cruz County

We really wanted a little getaway in Santa Cruz where we could get away from it all and just relax. This place was perfect! It has a patio deck, putting green hole, and a little croquet set in the backyard! It is an inviting bungalow with lots to do and steps from the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you!! We had so much fun!! We will be back!

(card left behind by guest)
May 2014
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based on 44 traveler reviews

Pet Friendly Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach ~ 2 Bdr
average rating of 4.75 based on 45 reviews

A beachside dream!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property. The house is nicely decorated and stocked with essentials. The side studio was great when our little one went to sleep; mom and dad could enjoy a glass of wine without worrying about waking him. There are plenty of beach toys and chairs available, and with the beach less than 400 feet away you will need them! Plus our two year old has found an interest in golf having explored the front yard putting green every day. We would not only want to stay again, but could see this beach house become a family tradition each summer :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful beach home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here greatly. It was well furnished and equipped. Plenty of extra linens and all of the essentials were present. The owners were easy to reach and responded quickly to our needs. Just steps away from the beach, we plan to be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this home. It's very clean, tidy and roomy. The location is ideal - close to a nice beach, restaurants and small market. The famous Crow's Nest is walking distance and has excellent food, view & entertainment. 7th Street is a bit busy but it didn't bother us.

Thanks Kate & Dave! We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kate and made our stay in Santa Cruz easy and relaxing. Your vacation home was clean and fresh (being so close to the water). There was plenty of room (almost two places in one). There were only four adults and a baby staying, but since we were in Santa Cruz in June for our son's graduation there was room to host dinners (another six people). We BBQ's on the patio every night. We easily walked to the beach (just across the street) and longer walks to the harbor. We have visited Santa Cruz a lot while our son attended college...wish we had done this before. Mike & Rosie

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great low-key authentic beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the house with the family and the dog. Casual setup, enough space, great location near the beach, the harbor and food.

Enjoyed morning walks to the authentic El Rosal Bakery in the morning for fresh breads and pastries. Walked a block to the Java Junction for great coffee and breakfast bagels and for happy hour at the Crow's Nest later in the day. There is always a volley ball game going on at the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Santa Cruz Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome and is only a couple houses away from the can literally hear the waves crashing from the backyard and if you keep the bedroom window open at night the sound of the waves can put you to sleep!' The home was very clean and everything was very conveniently placed. This was the perfect home with the perfect location. We will definitely be returning!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Santa Cruz House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 29 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit of $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Cruz County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 queen
    Living Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon , Three sleep sofa/futons fold out into sleeping areas
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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