About this listing
A brand new listing on Airbnb!
This special "East Side" spot will give you all the comforts of home with a cool surf town vibe. Walk to some of the best surf breaks from the cottage. We are excited to share this special spot with you! Welcome.
The surf shack is beyond cozy. It's private and quiet. Located walking distance to some of the best Santa Cruz surf breaks and beaches, Black's Beach, Santa Moe's, Sunny Cove. Swim. boogie board, surf or just collect beach glass. At night you can see the stars and hear the waves crash (when the surf is up). At night, get cozy and relax in this peaceful space. The bed may just be the most comfortable bed you ever slept in with all brand new Garnet Hill bedding.
Our guests are welcome to relax in our ozone hot tub. Melt your tired muscles and worries away. We also provide 2 cruiser bikes with locks and helmets that make cruising the beach and Pleasure Point that much easier. Live like a local. Ride to Santa Cruz' best coffee shop, Verve, in the morning and then cruise the beach.
Interaction with Guests
We live here, so we are around, but we absolutely will respect your privacy. The cottage is completely separate from our home. That being said, we love to meet new people and welcome you into our home. if you need anything at all or have any questions about Santa Cruz, please don't hesitate to ask us.
Live Oak is a very beachy part of Santa Cruz. It still has old houses and a funky surf vibe. You can still see some of the old farms that made up most of Live Oak. A great Farmers Market on Sundays is literally around the corner. There are lots of restaurant options within walking distance too; Hawaiian, Mexican, Italian, Pizza.
Nothing is very far in Santa Cruz. We are located between the Santa Cruz Harbor and Pleasure Point. With tons of fun areas to explore in between.
Other Things to Note
We are health conscious (of course, this is Santa Cruz :), so really don't want any smoking in the cottage or yard for that matter. We also cannot allow dogs. We have a quite elderly dog of our own, who is stressed out by other dogs on her home turf.
We just ask just that quests be respectful. Quiet at night with music levels kept reasonable. Please recycle (bins provided). We also have a no pet policy. We have an older dog that gets stressed out by having other dogs around. We want her last years to be as stress free as possible.
Bring good vibes.
We enjoyed our stay at the "Surf Shack" so much - loved the airy, clean, and comfortable feel and atmosphere of the house. The neighborhood also seemed great - friendly neighbors. Regrettably we did not get to interact with Cori very much . . . But when we did, we felt very welcome! The house was decorated and set up very nice - fun beachy vibe. The kitchen had all the necessities for cooking - even a couple cast iron skillets!
We enjoyed the hot tub - fun cafe lights and also a privacy fence near the tub made for an nice evening.
Cori provided a list of "foodie" local restaurants that she recommended. We loved going to "West End Tap and Kitchen"! Amazing food and great wine!
Didn't get to walk down to the beach from the "Surf Shack" but enjoyed driving by and stopping at the near by beach access.
This beach house has the perfect location - just a 5-10 minute drive to great dinning. We also loved Penny Ice Creamery. Loved the DF and gourmet options they carried.
Would love to come back some day, and would recommend to friends and family!
Exceeded all expectations. Every little thing was though of. We instantly felt relaxed and at home.
Cori and Rick were very welcoming but also gave us our space. It was exactly what we were looking for.
The Surf Shack is the perfect place to stay if you ever plan to visit Santa Cruz. It has everything that you need to make the stay enjoyable: wifi, bikes, helmets, Cable TV, a very comfy bed, bathtub/shower, kitchen and a hot tub nearby. Getting to town is a breeze (in fact, we rode the bikes to get some coffee) and the neighborhood is peaceful. It was also really easy to park on the street too – with free unlimited parking. Cori and Rick are absolutely lovely people who give you your privacy (as the Shack is in their yard). I would highly recommend this place to anybody considering visiting the area.
We were looking for a relaxing place near the beach in Santa Cruz, where we could hang out, cook, and be close enough to walk to the beach. The Surf Shack was all that and more. The back house is exactly as pictured, very clean, and neat good use of the space. The hot tub was a great added bonus, but the best part about it was the two beach cruisers that come with the rental. We literally parked the car and did not use it until we left, getting around on the bikes was a fun experience. The location is close to restaurants, coffee shops and great beaches so there is no need to drive. We will definitely be staying here again! Thanks Cori!
Cori greeted us and the listing was just as advertised. I give the stay an A.
We stayed three nights in the Surf Shack in Santa Cruz, but we wished we had many more days. The place is simply awesome. Totally private even though it is in Rick and Cori's back yard; fully equipped kitchen; great bed; outdoor jacuzzi; bikes with helmets with which you can cruise all over the cool city of Santa Cruz. Both Rick and Cori were very friendly and the communication was great. Their cat tried to sneak into the SurfShack a couple of times, but otherwise behaved very well ;-) The area is somewhat distant from "downtown" Santa Cruz, but is very quiet and nice and close to the beach. As said, everything is within biking distance. We would definitely recommend staying here, and we will definitely stay here when we one day return to Santa Cruz to surf and relax.
We ended up checking in late, and our hosts were not home. The key was right where they said it would be. The space was absolutely adorable and spot on from the pics and descriptions. The bed was super comfy! We weren't there much since we were doing alot of sightseeing and hanging out with family. We met Cori the day we left and she was very nice! Wish we would have had more time in the area. The neighborhood was nice and my young daughter and I felt perfectly safe. It was close to everything. They even left us a list of all the best restaurants! There is absolutely nothing else we could have needed or wanted! Would definitely go back and this space is highly recommended! !! Thanks for making our stay wonderful!
Amy and Joslin from Ohio.
About the Host, Cori
Rick and I have been together for many years. We are just beginning a life as empty nesters. We work hard to be able to play hard as much as we can mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing, hiking in the Sierras and travelling to other beautiful beachy towns. Life is good.