About this listing
Built in 2011 this beautiful greenbuilt eco-home is an ode to modern beach and surfing life. Enjoy the palette of concrete, glass, wood and steel,with many comforts and amenities. This 2,300 sq ft home includes: a gourmet kitchen with a Bertazzoni stove, Bosch dishwasher, filtered drinking water, various coffee makers,a vitamix and lots of dishes for all your celebrating. The family room and living room include a new Samsung flat screen tv (with Net Flicks,and Pandora),and blue ray dvd player,and ipod deck which are all integrated into the home theater built in sound system. The house is well heated by a radiant floor system with a thermostat in each room, and a mesmerizing and efficient gas fireplace in the family room. There are huge glass accordion doors that open the house to the outdoor living area, which includes a concrete patio and a large grass area, a fountain, fire pit, hot outdoor shower and small barbecue. The backyard is fenced in and private. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms and two full baths. Each bathroom has a large soaking tub and the master bedroom bath has a river rock shower with an ocean view. Two bedrooms have their own decks with ocean views. Two very spacious bedrooms with king and queen beds and two small single bed futons and a third bedroom with a queen bed. We have a washer and dryer for your use in an upstairs closet.The recessed lighting throughout the house is on dimmers There is plenty of parking in front of the house and a covered driveway carport parking.
The location is phenomenal, just a three minute walk to some of the best surfing (Pleasure Point, the Hook, Sharks) and beaches (26th and 38th) in Santa Cruz. You can also walk up the Moran Lake Lagoon across the street. Feel and smell the ocean breezes, as you stroll through this quiet neighborhood (the house is on a quiet dead end street) on your way to the beautiful beaches,
Relax in the hammock on the outdoor deck or in the backyard. Luxuriate on the outdoor couch surrounded by the lovely garden. You'll be in the best vacation location of the Santa Cruz and Capitola area. You are one block away from the newly revamped upgrades to East Cliff Drive which now boasts a beautiful walk, and bike path all the way to 41st Ave.
You can walk or take a few minute drive to a variety of great restaurants at 41st and Portola Ave or Capitola Village. There you can find Pizza, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Health Food, Coffe and Ice Cream shops and special restaurants on the waterfront. You can rent fishing boats, kayaks or rowboats. Watch the pelicans, otters, harbor seals and dolphins and whales if you are lucky. We are a close drive (10 min) to Nisene Marks Redwood Forest, for wonderful biking, hiking and running. Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is nearby (5min) where you can find sailing ,volleyball, kayaking and whale watching. You are a short drive (7min) to the famous beach Boardwalk amusement park and Santa Cruz Wharf. Their are many special events nearby including: Wednesday night sailboat races, music on the beach Thursday evenings at the harbor, and free concerts at the Boardwalk.
There are a number of fabulous grocery stores within a 5 minute drive: New Leaf, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and a new Safeway.
Great house for entertaining but not for wild parties. Please mature renters only.
Lovely location, beautiful house, and the beach nearby was fantastic. We didn't use the closest beach, but walked a few hundred yards further to a larger beach where we had fun in crashing waves accompanied by friendly seals. Earlier in the day we saw a pod of dolphins swimming just off the beach. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great for our family of five.
The house is beautiful and comfortable, even better than the pictures! Updated, modern with an island feel, this house is great for families and groups. Backyard is great! Neighborhood is a hodgepodge of different style homes varying in age, size, and curb appeal. Very close to the beach....just a few minutes walk. Beach is small and family friendly. We had a nice time! The only complaint we had was the cleanliness of the kitchen. Counter tops, appliances, and floor were very dirty. There were ants found in the kitchen and worse, on our food, which spoiled one of our meals. My friend and I spent over an hour cleaning. When I alerted the host after our stay, the problem wasn't resolved as her communication stopped. In addition, you may not want to use the grill as it doesn't function properly and is very dirty.
The house was really beautiful. Spectacular and very tasteful décor. Lovely garden with fountain and hammocks. Elegant kitchen.
This home is wonderful! You really can't help but feel welcome in this cozy, relaxing environment. The home is exactly as listed, with lots of space for everyone to relax. We had multi-generations staying together and there was quiet space for grandpa, room for the kids to play in the yard, and places to socialize and catch up. The neighborhood is very close to the beach, and surfing spots.
Lilan's home is absolutely amazing! Perfect for a fun filled summer weekend which is why we came. 10 min drive to the Boardwalk and 3 min walk to the beach. The open floor plan with access to the backyard was perfect for our family. Would definitely stay here again. We love Santa Cruz! :)
We really enjoyed our stay, and would stay here again in the future. Our group had 6 adults and two children, and the house was a perfect size for us. The home definitely has a Santa Cruz vibe, with modern architecture. Which for us was perfect. Location is great, didn't use our cars for anything but buying groceries. We needed assistance with something and David (who to call for assistance) got back to us promptly. Thank you for renting to our family/friends Lillian!
This was the perfect home!!! Our oldest son was married in Santa Cruz. It accommodated our family needs.
About the Host, Lilian
We love our house but also love to travel.
I work in education so I have all the summers off, my children are off to college so my time to travel has come. Our house is available for summer, holidays and most weekends.