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1 bed

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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

233 Reviews

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Dawn User Profile
July 2017
Great place, great location, great price. We absolutely loved our stay! The studio was clean and just perfect for a few days stay. It's close to beaches, great restaurants, shopping, and a fun Farmers Market. We can't wait to go back!

Matthew User Profile
July 2017
The surf shack is so good! Cannot recommend it enough, it's close to the best beaches and it really is the comfiest place to relax!

Thomas User Profile
July 2017
The surf shack is a great place to stay, especially if you're into a relaxed stay on the less busy east side of Santa Cruz. You have great places to eat and grab a cup of coffee within a 15-20 minute walk or quicker bike ride. It's also a very short drive to downtown or the Capitola village. I would stay here again.

Joey User Profile
June 2017
Had a great time at the surf shack! What a gorgeous location and had all the amenities for the perfect getaway

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 Profile
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.

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Santa Cruz, California, United StatesJoined 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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