About this listing
Welcome to 5th Haven! Our goal is simple, to offer you a place of tranquility, of rest and repose. Remodeled in 2013, this beautiful beachside cottage was built with serenity in mind. Walking distance to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/paddleboard/boat rentals, beach volleyball, firepits.
Careful attention to detail was made remodeling the home to give this small slice of heaven a cozy beach feel. It will comfortably accommodate 6 with indoor & outdoor living space to relax and enjoy the Santa Cruz sun.
Guests are welcome to all amenities in the home including kitchenware, free WiFi internet, cable TV, hammock and even beach cruisers!
Located on a quaint one-way street, 5th Haven is far enough from the downtown Santa Cruz tourism to unwind, yet close enough to visit. The Twin Lakes area of Santa Cruz has water on 3 of its 4 corners. Santa Cruz harbor to the West, Swan Lake to the right, and Twin Lakes beach out front.
One of the great things about 5th Haven is its location. Once you park you never really have to drive again. The home is a short walk to the beach, Santa Cruz harbor, restaurants, live music, surf/paddleboard/boat rentals, beach volleyball, and fire pits. Of course if you want to venture out, downtown Capitola, and downtown Santa Cruz are only a few miles away. There are two parking spots available in front of the home and public transit is available right down the street.
We like to follow the golden rule "treat our home the way you want yours to be treated". We love our small slice of Santa Cruz heaven and take pride in how beautifully it turned out. That's why we ask you to help us keep it looking like those pictures that enticed to visit. We also don't allow pets (while we love animals, one thing 5th Haven lacks is a grassy knoll), and no smoking (it kills the seagulls). Lastly, parking is the Santa Cruz diamond. Please avoid parking in front of other people's houses so they have somewhere to rest their wheels. Thanks!
Everything about this place was perfect! Beautifully decorated, excellent location and extremely comfortable! I especially loved the outdoor shower and hammock:) I would highly recommend this place.
Five of us stayed at Ryan's lovely home and had such a wonderful time. It was so fun to sit around the fire pit in his beautiful little outdoor space and sip margaritas, and there's a beautiful beach just a short walk away. Everything was clean and comfortable and well-stocked, and Netflix was a great bonus during our down-time. The openness of the kitchen was also great with a group so we could sit and chat from the dining room to the kitchen as people prepared dinner. Ryan was easy to communicate with and set a coded entry that made things very simple. I would highly recommend this home. Thanks Ryan!
It was a beautiful beach cottage and place to enjoy. The location was awesome. So great to be able to walk or cruise over to the beach and to some great bars and restaurants. The home was nicer than the pictures and descriptions. We loved it.
We had an issue when we arrived with a bad odor. I quickly let Ryan know and he was on top of it. He refunded a portion of our rent and also came out with a new mattress and bedding to take care of the problem for the rest of our stay. This couple is on top of it!! We were so appreciative of the help, and we still had a wonderful time. I would definitely come back again. Loved 5th Haven!!!!
We had a wonderful stay at Ryan's place. The location is outstanding - just blocks from a great beach, restaurants and coffee shops. Our kids were able to scooter to the beach every day and the beach was perfect for families and small children. The house is lovely - big enough for 4-5 people, charming decor, with a firepit and place to hang outdoors. Ryan was an outstanding host - he was always a text away - and he had some nice "touches" around the place to make our stay a bit more comfortable.
This was such a nice place! 5th Haven had everything we needed and more. The next time we make it to Santa Cruz we absolutely will be staying here!
The house was absolutely wonderful to stay in-- comfortable, clean, and modern, and the fire pit was so fun to use at night. You get in by using a keypad, which is especially convenient for big groups of people who may be doing different things during the day. There was Twin Lakes beach within walking distance as is described, but during our stay we mainly went to another beach closer to the boardwalk. Parking with two cars was a little tight, but doable. Ryan was very quick to respond whenever we had questions. I would absolutely stay here again!
We really enjoyed our stay! Great location, and comfortable and functional home away from home.
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About the Host, Ryan
Born in So-Cal, found home in the Bay. Moved here in 2008 and fell in love with the people, places and slightly more definable seasons. I work for a surgical robotics company with technology that helps people daily, making my job an enjoyment since I started. When I’m not travelling for work I enjoy fitness activities with my beautiful other half Denise. Any weekend we get to sneak away is spent in Santa Cruz relaxing and enjoying the beach, and on the occasion we get a free week we love to expand our view of the world and explore the amazing people and cultures on different continents.