About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Gourmet Kitchen, Gas BBQ, Fire Pit, Private Fully-Fenced Backyard, Cable, WiFi
Our relaxing beach retreat - just a block from the beach - is tastefully decorated in a contemporary Balinese style with a soothing and warm tropical feel, and lacks of nothing. It is immaculate, quiet, and very comfortable.
A FIVE-STAR EXPERIENCE
It’s all in the details.
This remodeled beach home’s focus is on comfort and relaxation. It has a peaceful, tropical feel throughout that puts you at ease, accented with unique art and handcrafted furnishings.
A spacious, open-concept floor plan keeps you connected, and the welcoming living and dining areas encourage you to sit down and enjoy time together.
Prepare a meal in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen and then enjoy it in the Balinese-inspired dining room.
We provide soft white towels, high-thread count sheets, and a collection of quality personal bath care items. Robes and slippers will be waiting for you, too.
Beach Lover’s Retreat is another level of dog-friendly, with plush doggie beds, blankets and a dog-friendly beach just at the end of the street. Plus, our backyard is fenced for their safety and your convenience. One guest commented, “…my dog is still wondering why we had to come home.”
In-home entertainment abounds – provided are libraries of hit movies, children movies, and multi-genre music CDs for your enjoyment! We also have a large family game collection.
After a long day at the beach or the Boardwalk, gather around the outdoor fire pit.
There is a Weber gas grill for preparing your fresh catch-of-the-day from the Santa Cruz wharf and other finds from the nearby farmers’ markets.
Enjoy your meals around the backyard dining table next to the grill, and relax afterward in our lounge chairs.
The secure fenced backyard means you can let your children and four-legged companion run free. And there is an outdoor hot + cold shower for use after coming off the beach or when the pup has rolled in the sand all day.
IT’S YOUR KIND OF BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD
Our vacation home is located in a safe residential neighborhood that embraces the best of the “Santa Cruz vibe.” It’s very much a “wave and say hi” kind of place.
The beach’s sand and waves are right at the end of our street, just a block away. We’re within walking distance of 41st Avenue, the main artery in the area for restaurants, coffee houses and shops.
There’s plenty of parking with 3 on-driveway spots all your own.
We are located just 5 to 10 driving minutes from the Boardwalk and Capitola, and 15 minutes from the eclectic Pacific Street shopping / dining downtown area. The home is 50ish minutes from Monterey and Carmel.
YOU’LL BECOME A SANTA CRUZ INSIDER
We’ll provide you access to a customized smartphone and web app that is loaded with our Santa Cruz Insider’s Guide. Plus we are just a quick reply away with answers to any questions you may have.
And we give back to the Santa Cruz community - through donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County and the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.
OUR GUESTS SAY GREAT THINGS
Some of the things our guests often tell us are:
• We’ve created a space that is welcoming, comfortable, and soothing—all at once;
• The beach-home feels like their very-own; and
• They don’t want to leave!
Many guests come back to stay with us year after year.
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Contact us soon to book your beach getaway while your desired dates are still available—our reservation calendar often fills early and fast!
Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland
Hi there! Our family—Cal, our Australian Shepherd, Mattie, and myself, Linda—would like to welcome you to our beach home. We bought this place so we could eventually retire near the ocean. In the meantime, we’ve taken a lot of pride in decorating to make it feel truly like a home away from home, with all the amenities (and a few extras) to create a warm, inviting and peaceful place for our guests. Our neighborhood is safe and the folks are warm-hearted and full of that unique Santa Cruz spirit. Cal and I love to travel and are blessed to have visited many exotic and wonderful locations around the world, and this is why you will find a host of travel and destination books from places we’ve enjoyed. If you’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, have a look through them and enjoy!
Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland purchased this House in 2006
Why Linda Lanzl Hoagland and Cal Hoagland chose Santa Cruz
We chose this location because it’s a wonderful neighborhood near one of the best beaches in Santa Cruz. The beach is just at the end of the block and it’s very dog friendly, which was important to us. Walking the shoreline, we’ve spotted many otters, seals, porpoises, and even whales. We also love seeing the plentiful pelicans line-up in formation and glide over the surface of the water. We wanted a home with a nice-sized backyard, which was difficult to find, especially this close to the coast. But we found one! And our landscaped backyard is one of our favorite spots. We were thrilled to get everything we wanted with the Beach Lover's Retreat, and we love sharing our cherished place by the Pacific with others!
What makes this House unique
Our home has a distinctive tropical yet modern flair, with every aspect chosen with the comfort of our guests in mind. The kitchen is completely renovated and is stocked with everything you need. The bedrooms are spacious and luxurious. The bathrooms have a nautical, yet Zen, feel. The backyard is a real treat with patio furniture, a gas BBQ, lounge chairs and a wonderful fire pit to roast marshmallows and hotdogs and cozy up to on brisk nights. You can hear the ocean waves from here. We also have a wonderful sitting area in the front of the house and folks love it because you can people watch and wave and say hello to neighbors, or sip and savor your morning coffee. It really makes you feel connected to the neighborhood. And we enjoy being hosts to our guests to ensure they feel special—like locals!—and have a great Santa Cruz visit.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic, very comfortable home
Our boys and fur babies had a fabulous time at this beach house. When we arrived there was a nice note with goodies for both us and the dogs. The house is very comfortable with attention to all the conveniences you need and more they even had extra dog beds, plenty of beach towels and sand toys for the kids to play with at the beach.
Perfect for our family
We loved staying here. There was a welcome basket with a bottle of wine and it was enjoyed by the adults on the trip. The house was clean and everything was accurate in the description. There was an issue with a leaking washing machine and when we contacted the owners they came out right away and fixed the issue. They care for their home and want to make sure that everything works and that we have an enjoyable stay. Would stay here again!!! loved loved loved their home
Wonderful home, great location !
The owners have thought of everything to make this a comfortable home away from home for everyone in the family, including pets! There were toys and games for the kids, beds, toys, and treats for the dogs, and a bottle of wine and chocolates for the adults. Well equipped kitchen, nice attractive furnishings, private back yard. Large collection of movies so you don’t need to go out. And a block from the beach! What more could you want?
Had a great stay with the family.
Beautiful house with the beach right down the street. House had all amentities and was very comfortable. Will rent again very soon.
Relaxing, comfortable home for when you are away from home!
This dog-friendly, and people-friendly, home in Santa Cruz is a treasure. Cal and Linda have truly made their home an enjoyable retreat for all. The home is well stocked, the yard is fully fenced for the safety of children and pets, the neighborhood is quiet, and the short walk to the beach is the cherry on top! It is the small things that you will notice - the beach play things, the bin of dog toys, the games, books, and photo journals, the art pieces that decorate throughout - a relaxing, comfortable home for when you are away from home. We can't wait to find the time to come back again! Thank you.
Santa Cruz Solitude
We left Las Vegas looking for some rest, relaxation, and quiet. The Beach Lover's Retreat was perfect! Ideally situated in the heart of Santa Cruz, one block from the beach, we quickly fell into the laid-back lifestyle the area is famous for. Lots of great restaurants were within a 2 mile radius. Our favorites were Shadowbrook, The Crow's Nest, and The Point.
The Beach Lover's Retreat is well-appointed, while giving a cozy vibe on these cold winter nights. The owners are quick to address any needs that may arise. We would definitely stay here the next time we come this way.
Pleasure Point Area
Additional information about rental rates
Standard rates apply other than during peak seasons of Summer and holidays. We rent Saturday to Saturday in the Summer, Thanksgiving week, and Christmas week. Monthly rates available during November, December, January and February, please contact us. Santa Cruz County Occupancy Tax Certificate #CO00041