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 queen beds and a small bedroom with a single bed futon or a queen air bed (we also have a single futon in the living room). 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.
We had a great family experience. Myself, wife, both children and spouses, and two grand-children. Beautiful weather, lots to do, wonderful, wonderful, time. Would head back in a minute. Lillian was a very accommodating host. The house was perfect, she put up with all our questions, and provided a great vacation.
This home is spectacular! A real bargain at the price. It is just two blocks from the beach, with views from the upstairs balconies; and easy access to a quaint downtown area with good restaurants. The neighborhood is charming and quiet. The house is exactly like the pictures, with a well-outfitted kitchen, beautiful indoor / outdoor living space with fireplaces on the patio and in the living room. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are luxurious. I would definitely stay again.
Lovely home. Nicely decorated. Lilian is a great host. Will definitely stay here again.
The house was amazing, great location, and very comfortable with a group. The pictures are true to form, and the house has a very cool, open design. Lilian was super easy to communicate with and flexible. I only wish the weather had cooperated so we could have enjoyed the backyard and surrounding outdoor activities more. Highly recommended for any trip to Santa Cruz!
We had a wonderful stay -- home as the pictures look and even better. Walk to beaches... We loved the indoor-outdoor living space and the fire pit at night. Thanks Lilian!
Lilian ensured everything was in great condition for our stay. Her home is lovely and I can't recommend it enough!
Fantastic house and a great experience all around. Lillian made sure our two families felt very welcome in this lovely home. The bedrooms (and beds!) are super comfortable. It was great having separate space downstairs for our 4 year olds to play and for the grown ups to hang out. The whole vibe of the house is really lovely. As is the neighborhood - to be able to walk to the gorgeous views of pleasure point or the little beaches with the kids was so refreshing. I would love to do it again!
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.