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.
Lilian's house is an oasis in Santa Cruz. Attention to detail is amazing and Lilian is very welcoming.
Lilian was super nice, quick to respond, and efficient in getting us set up in her incredible Santa Cruz home. The property itself is breath taking.. Clean lines, attention to detail, fresh, large open gourmet kitchen, the works!
The area itself couldn't be better, walking distance to the beach, to the cliffs, and a really cool neighborhood.. We would definitely love to stay here again.
Brief encounter with the host, she seemed like a nice woman.
The home is beautiful, and was perfect for our needs.
It was hard to enjoy the serenity of the backyard with loud neighbors.
To be fair, the kids were enjoying their summer.
We rented the home for five nights, so we had lots of groceries.
It would have been nice to have an empty refrigerator and some storage space. There were ants that invaded the counters.
I wasn't clear as to what belonged to the owner and what may have been left over from previous guests. This was our first experience, so I may have not understood the allowances. We had to leave things on the counter and in ice chests. Bring your own spices, paper towels etc.
There is a television with cable, but the operation of the electronic setup was very complicated. We called for help, and someone did stop by for a tutorial. All in all this is a very nice home and you will enjoy the experience.
Lilian was a wonderful host and as it turns out related to our good friend that we were visiting! Santa Cruz is a greta town our favourite on our drive from LA to San Fran. Its a nice peaceful area, beautiful house with fabulous hammocks. Easy to get around and a definite must!
Our weekend at Lilan's house was too short! The house is beautifully designed and furnished but very comfortable too. We loved the big folding glass doors that led out to the patio and used the fire pit. Communication with Lilian to get the keys was trouble free. The house was also very clean and well equipped. The Pleasure Point neighborhood is very cute with little pre-war cottages next to big, fancy houses. Highly recommended. I would definitely like to go back there.
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Lilian was very accommodating to our schedule - as well as very prompt and friendly with arrangements. Despite a few soggy days we thoroughly enjoyed the house providing plenty of creative, relaxed space for indoor hanging out and entertaining. Beautiful house!
This is a beautiful home. Great outdoor space and very cool architecture. The home is also finished with high end appliances and bathrooms. The neighborhood is quiet and close to great coast line. I would rent this again.
Lilian's home is just by far one of the most beautiful houses I've stayed at during my whole Airbinb experience. Amazing location (walking distance to one of the best surf breaks in California), incredible amenities and a beautiful architecture. Had an amazing weekend here.
Amazing! Lilian is an accommodating host and her home is stunning. The home is clean, spacious (perfect for our party of 3 couples +1 after Lilian kindly inflated a mattress for us), and gorgeously designed and decorated throughout. The pictures don't do the property justice. We got a lot of use out of the backyard patio with its fire pit, gas barbecue, and ample seating. And the kitchen/livingroom is perfect for cooking and throwing some awesome dinner parties. Also, the community is quiet and full of surfer locals and kids on bikes. I'd come back in an instant.
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