We currently only have 10 days available on our calendar beginning on Dec 21.
Welcome to our home in the Santa Cruz! If you are looking for a great place to stay in Santa Cruz that is centrally located and walking distance from many of the pleasures of Santa Cruz you will love our place.
You are a 15 minute walk or 5 minute flat bike ride to the best beach in Santa Cruz, Seabright Beach, the Boardwalk, and the harbor. Downtown Santa Cruz is also a 15 minute walk/5 minute bike ride. Just down the street you will find 3 fantastic grocery stores, numerous restaurants, and great shops. We often never leave the neighborhood on the weekend because everything you could want is right here. Check our guidebook for more details about our favorite things in the neighborhood and beyond.
We built our home 6 years ago. It has an open floor plan with lots of natural light in every room. Some of the features include granite countertops, dimmable lights, warm radiant heat tile floors, carpeted bedrooms, large gas cooktop/oven, dishwasher, outdoor hottub, deep indoor tub with jets, gas start real wood fireplace, washer/dryer.
The beds include a cal-king in the master bedroom with a latex mattress, a bunk/loft in the kids room (new mattress on the bottom since last summer), a queen Aerobed that can be set up in the kids room or in one of the rooms downstairs, and a queen sofa bed in the living room.
Musical Instruments: 6 string steel guitar, piano
TV Room-42inch High Definition TV, Direct TV Choice Extra Package, Apple TV (access your Netflix account, buy Movies/TV shows via your iTunes account, watch youTube, wirelessly beam video from your iphone)Surround Sound stereo receiver/speakers.
Great Room/Outdoor speakers-CD player/receiver/iphone/ipod dock plays to 6 speakers (2 outdoors, 2 in kitchen, 2 in living room.
Wireless Internet Network throughout the house and the yard.
Free Newspapers: Santa Cruz Sentinal Daily, New York Times M-F
Outdoor shower for after surfing/beach/hottub
Check-in/out: We will try to accommodate earlier checkin/later checkout times if possible.
Respect...the Golden Rule...karma...have a great stay!
This is a perfect house for vacation, the host was very nice and helpful with everything. The house is just perfect for a family, a lot of thing to do, we spent a lot of time in the house, playing with the kids, in the hot tub, watching movies, reading books......we just loved it.
We enjoyed a relaxing week at Daniel's house. It was a spacious family house and we could have our family over to visit very comfortably. It was very convenient walking distance to shops and activities as we did not have a car . We really appreciated The Buttery card-thank you! Our 3 year old grandson was well entertained outdoors and indoors with kids toys available, and he napped well in the bunk bed. We loved the hot tub and were appreciative of the quick assistance when it shut down on one occasion. Maybe you could mention the chickens in your house instructions, as we were wondering about feeding them, until we saw someone come in to do it. We enjoyed chilling in the back yard (Australianism, I think) and used the BBQ for cooking several times. We enjoyed a little produce from the veggie garden, too! The stairs may be a bit of an issue for littilies not used to stairs, and Hayden had one little slip. but nothing serious. Overall, a lovely house for a family.
The house was lovely, Danny and family super helpful, and it was in a great location. Traveling with 2 little ones, it's always nice to find houses that have enough entertainment for the kids so that the whole family can enjoy a bit of R&R. Thanks for a great experience. It had everything we needed, the beds were comfortable and the helpful information that the family provided led to a wonderful trip.
The overall experience was perfect for our family of 5! The house was better than the pictures could tell; the backyard is an oasis! The location is wonderful and safe and close to the most amazing food stores and restaurants. We would book again in a heartbeat!
Great place to stay, loved the gate that enclosed the front and back doors! What a great idea for kids and pets, you don't have to worry about little escapes. The house is beautiful- nice open lay out. We brought my mom - who was just diagnoised with a very agressive form brain cancer- this was her last trip and she said it was the best vacation she's had in a long time. My girls and I walked to the beach- nice little walk actually didnt even feel like a mile. And it was a quick drive over to capitola beach where my mom could enjoy the view from the benches. Thank-You so much, this is one vacation our family will never forget!
My family and I really enjoyed staying at Daniel's home. Some things we loved were the big yard, fireplace, jacuzzi, open space and showers! We had a fun time visiting Seabright Beach which was about a 5 minute drive from the home. We went crabbing and fishing off the pier and visited the flea market as well. We got there a little late in the afternoon on a Friday. I wouldn't recommend going late. Visiting the flea market on a weekend probably would have been better. We also rented a metal detector from A Tool Shed off of Soquel Ave. It was about a 10 minute drive from the home. The only things that were cause for complain were that the jacuzzi lights did not work and the jacuzzi bathtub could not be used due to plumbing issues. This was unfortunate because we were all really looking forward to using the jacuzzi tub for relaxing bubble baths. Also, the wireless internet did not work at all! Thank goodness we had iphones with 3G network! Another thing that kind of upset us was that there was no room in the refrigerator for our food we brought along with us. We brought tons of food for our 6 day stay and it was tough finding room to fit all of our things and the ice maker in the fridge did not produce ice. I'm not sure if most homes in the bay area's don't put drapes or blinds in their homes but this home has none downstairs. If you plan on sleeping on the pull out bed in the couch in the living room I would recommend bringing a sleeping mask otherwise the light will definitely bother you! This is a vegan friendly home. Everything is organic. Even the cleaning supplies which none of us were use to. Overall, I would recommend this home to any family wanting to rent a beach house. I would stay here again but next time I would definitely bring my own cleaning supplies. Cleaning up grease with vinegar water is a little on the difficult side! I wish I would have been aware of all of the cons I mentioned before booking this home. It would have been nice knowing so many things didn't work well for the kind of money we spent. I would hope the issues would get fixed promptly for anyone else who would be staying at the home. I agree with the renter above...the house rules are a bit excessive but for the most part they weren't anything we couldn't live with. The driveway is super narrow so it's difficult backing out. Especially since the other renters put their garbage and recycling cans so close to the driveway entrance. I almost hit the cans numerous times and not because I don't know how to back out of a driveway! Daniel is super nice and polite and was nice enough to let us use his boogie boards on the side of the house. The outdoor shower was cool. I liked that it supplied hot water. That was nice. We also loved the fact there were so many flowers and produce planted in the yard. I have never seen an actual artichoke plant! Very cool! Lounge chairs outside are super comfy! I could have fallen asleep outside! The kitchen is awesome for homemade meals! We ate in every night! It was really nice! Loved the blender too! I made tons of mixed drinks and used flowers from the yard to decorate them :) I loved that there was a waffle iron available. I made super yummy cinnamon and nutmeg waffles for breakfast one morning. Thank You for the stay at your beautiful home!
Great Location in Santa Cruz minutes from downtown and the beach. Very seculded and quiet. Amazing location