About This Listing
This two bedroom / one bath house was completely remodeled in 2013. It has a large, airy kitchen, built-in dining area, oversized shower and a back porch overlooking a large garden. Located between the beach and UCSC, the house is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and is very conveniently located.
Wonderful two bedroom / one bath house on the west side of Santa Cruz. The 1,050 sq. ft. house was completely remodeled with all new appliances in early 2013. It has a large and airy kitchen, vaulted ceiling, lots of counter space and all the essential cookware to make "cooking-in" easy. Leading off the kitchen, the built-in dining area comfortably seats six. The bright and cozy living room has a Jotul gas stove, television, and DVD player - all you need to stay in and relax. The bathroom is stocked with 100% cotton towels, has an over-sized shower, skylight, and heated towel racks. Beach towels are also provided. Two bedrooms – one has a queen bed and a door off the back porch; the second has a twin bed and gets soft morning light. Both bedrooms have closets and supplied with 100% cotton sheets and cozy down comforters. The back porch is essentially another "room" with a chaise longue and papasan to hang out in. The porch overlooks a large private garden and offers the perfect setting for reading, relaxing or gathering with friends/family. The garden overflows with fruit trees, berries, vegetables, flowers, a fire pit and a perfectly situated hammock! A mudroom, which links the porch and kitchen, offers a washer and dryer.
Located less than a mile from the beach and just over a mile to the entrance of UCSC, the house is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and is very conveniently located. Within a five-minute walk, you’ll find the university bike shuttle and Zipcar stops, sundry stores, coffee shops, food markets and restaurants (both upscale and fast food); and within a 20-minute walk you will arrive downtown for movie theatres, shopping, people watching, the fabulous Museum of Art & History and more!
Please note this is a non-party, non-smoking and no pet home.
With off-street parking (a two-car driveway) and bicycles for your use – this house is convenient for visitors with or without a car.
Interaction with Guests
The owner lives nearby and is happy to guide you to all the spots in town that will help make your stay in Santa Cruz what you hoped for!
We created a guide book to help out with discovering all things Santa Cruz, including things like take-out menus, coupons for locally made organic ice cream, maps (street & cycling), etc.....
You're welcome to use our tandem and cruiser bikes during your stay! It's a great way to get around town.
There is no smoking, no pets and no parties.
The house is in a neighborhood (not a tourist area), so we ask that you respect the neighbors. Any complaints about noise will result in immediate termination of the contract.
We ask that you care for the house as if it were your own.
If you break something, we request you tell us and pay for the replacement.
Please take only beach towels (not bath towels) to the beach.
Please use coasters on wood furniture.
We ask that you be mindful and CONSERVE WATER as much as possible (short showers, no running water, etc...).
A recycling bin is provided, please recycle as much as you can.
All dishes must be washed before you depart, a cleaning charge will be added if not.
Please turn off all lights and/or heater if used. If heater is left on upon departure, a fee will be applied.
Please close all windows that were opened during your stay when you check out.
We were so delighted to reach the house after a long day of driving and it really felt like home. The house is clean and charming with all of the amenities needed to feel at ease. Our stay was brief, but we really enjoyed the garden, porch, and kitchen. Nancy was easy to reach and so attentive with any last-minute requests. The bikes were a ton of fun and the perfect addition to our already-lovely trip.
This is a gorgeous house, beautifully fitted out and well equipped. It's completely quiet at night (apart from the owls) and a twenty minute walk to the Boardwalk. Do try the fantastic Italian around the corner. This is a great base for a holiday and a real bargain compared to a hotel. One thing to note; if you really want to use the tandem mentioned in the ad, check with Nancy that is available. I wish we could have stayed longer!
Our stay at Nancy's house in Santa Cruz was truly incredible. The house is gorgeous inside and out - from the luxurious interior to the hammock in the garden surrounded by sunflowers and fruit trees. The rooms are large and sunny, with a beautiful kitchen outfitted with excellent appliances. We found it hard to leave the house! It's located in a safe neighborhood that is still close to everything you would want to see in Santa Cruz. We can't wait to come back!
This beautiful home is perfect. Located walking distance to the beach, west cliff drive, parks, downtown Santa Cruz and an array of amazing restaurants, bars and stores, we could not have hand-picked a better place to stay. Nancy is a fabulous host. The house was sparkly clean and decorated in a style worthy of an interior design magazine. The house is comfortable and functional and made our stay perfect. We were so sad to leave this home. It's a true Santa Cruz bungalow yet designed like a 4-star Inn. I recommend the space for couples and friends looking for a space to relax and enjoy the home's charm and Santa Cruz's funky beauty. Finally, for the cooks who are interested in this home...the kitchen is huge and delightful adorned with eclectic art, spacious skylights, and the most beautiful counters and cabinetry we have ever seen! Thank you, Nancy!!
Sweet llittle house, everthing was very nice. Loved the garden and fresh flowers. A great location.
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About the Host, Nancy
I'm an outdoor enthusiast (mostly mtn. biking, swimming & climbing) from Santa Cruz, CA. I love to travel and do so as often as possible. I thoroughly enjoy meeting people from around the world - learning of their customs and cultures.
Thanks and happy travels!!