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1 Bed

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About this listing

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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

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 new pup, Elle. She is very friendly. We ask that you make sure she doesn't go out the side gate.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $50
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.



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2 nights minimum stay

229 Reviews

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Steven User Profile
June 2017
Clean, roomy place to stay with everything you need. Fantastic location with several great beaches nearby. Hosts were very accommodating with great communication.

Maureen User ProfileMaureen is a superhost.
June 2017
We loved the Surf Shack! When we arrived, we immediately noticed the large beautiful and meticulously manicured evergreen bush against the house. Then we walked into the back yard and fell in love with it....old fig tree, flower bushes, hyper pink clematis, trumpet flower tree and more. The Shack is a very comfortable place to stay and a short bike ride or walk to the closest beaches. Also a short drive to just about anywhere else in the city. The Shack has all the amenities you would need and more. We rode the cruisers one evening to the beach. That was fun. We also used the ozone hot tub a couple of nights. The owners Cori and Rick are super nice. Rick gave us a lot of advice on where to go and what to see. We especially enjoyed the walking paths along the coast. We would definitely stay at the Shack if we visit the area again.

Kate User Profile
June 2017
The surfshack was AMAZING. Great location, the bikes Cori and Rich left for us were put to great use, and the vibe of the house is exactly what you should be looking for when you come to Santa Cruz. We can't wait to come back.

Bridget User Profile
June 2017
Cozy studio close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Wonderful hosts.

John User Profile
June 2017
Very clean and comfy. Hosts Cori and Rick are awsome and accommodating. Close to beach and shops. Bikes are fun..

Jennifer User Profile
May 2017
Cori and Rick's place was adorably amazing. It's so close to beaches, shops and restaurants, yet quiet at night so you feel like you're a million miles from everything. The beach cruisers made for a very convenient and local way to get around, we were even asked by fellow tourists for directions-we looked like locals. It definitely felt like a "home away from home"- very comfy and cozy. And the hot tub under the stars?! Perfect way to end our days. We will be back!

Julie User Profile
May 2017
The cottage was very well appointed and thoughtful with items that anyone would need for their stay; we never lacked for anything. It's a small detail, but having great-smelling hand soap was a really pleasant touch. The place was really cute and nicely decorated. It was warm and comfortable; the heat worked great and the place stayed warm even after we left and had turned it off for the day. I had mentioned to Rick one day that the tea kettle handle had broken while we were using it, and to my surprise, there was a new one on our doorstep as soon as we were back later that day-- which I was not expecting-- that was quite helpful! Rick was very helpful with suggestions for places to go, and the suggested restaurants (one within walking distance) were really useful-- the most local restaurant was delicious. The bed, while initially really cozy, was not as comfortable for us, though it might be good for other people-- it was very soft. Their dog, which stayed in their front yard during the day, was an absolute sweetheart and we loved interacting with her. Their yard had lovely flowers, especially the giant honeysuckles!

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Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in August 2013
Cori User Profile

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.

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