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Pet Friendly Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach ~ 2 Bdr

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Santa Cruz 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
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016

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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach ~ 2 Bdr
average rating of 4.744681 based on 48 reviews

Cute place for a cool Santa Cruz getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a really cute little bungalow-sized house just steps from the beach and right around the corner from the Crow's Nest. We celebrated my wife's 50th birthday here and had a blast. The layout seems funky at first, but it actually works really well for a weekend vacation, with the kitchen, dining room table and sitting areas in the front, and TV room, deck and another mini-kitchen in the back. You can open the doors in the back to create a great indoor/outdoor living space that makes it a cool place to chill and enjoy the Santa Cruz breeze. The BBQ and the kitchen supplies could use a little upgrading - if you want to cook anything at the house, it makes it a little challenging. Main kitchen microwave did not work. Beds, furniture, bathrooms and decor were all good though. Loved the hardwood floors. Would definitely recommend this house and would stay here again if I wanted to visit Santa Cruz.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious, gorgeous, and clean. It had everything needed. Had a wonderful stay & a close walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

House was a great location! Very close to the beach and we could walk to many places. The Crow's Nest was very yummy to eat at. The sleeping arrangements of the house worked out great. Lots of space for just the 6 of us! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Car: recommended

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
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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