Sunny, Spacious, and Modern Beach Home

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

4 Bedrooms

6 Beds

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About this listing

Bright, Spacious 2500 sq. ft home with up to eight beds. A fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, a park across the street, and a quick 10 min. walk to a large sandy beach.

The space

We have a Sunny, Spacious, and Modern 2500 sq. ft. sunny and updated home for those looking for the entire family and/or extended family. The house is about a 10 minute walk to beaches, for surf, boogie boarding, relaxing, etc. We are just a few minutes drive from Crow's Nest Restaurant on the harbor. A five minute drive to world class surf at Pleasure Point break, the "HOOK", "38th", "Sharks", "26th", etc. We are located on a quiet dead end street, with access to a park and playground across the way for kids. It is a 10 minute drive to the wharf and boardwalk (15-20 min. during summer traffic). There are a number of grocery stores within a 5-10 minute drive (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway). Go for a swim or surf at the beach. We have a garden with organic veggies and a sand box for kids. A large sunny, and open feel to the living room with french doors leading to a beautiful and expansive ipe deck, with bbq grill. We have a flat screen LCD HDTV with a BluRay DVD player and soundbar. We have a hot tub in the lower part of the back yard.

Master: Huge room with private bath and a king bed.
Kids Room: Queen bed
Bunkbed Room: Double bed and twin bed on top
Sleigh Bed Room: Queen bed

(THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOME, so if you plan to have a party this is NOT the home for you. It is located on a very quiet neighborhood street and we do not wish to upset them with late night conversations on the back deck.) We welcome family gatherings and groups to enjoy yourselves, but with respect to the quiet neighborhood and reasonable get together noise. We have a very STRICT NOISE ordinance at 9pm. The backyard deck cannot be used after 9pm due to complaints from neighbors.

Please read House Rules before booking, so that there are no misunderstanding or miscommunications. Also, absolutely no pets due to other guests who may have allergies.

The house is equipped with basic spices, oils, salt/pepper, etc. in the kitchen. We will have bath towels for each number of guests reserved, but please bring your own beach towels. Basic shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms.

Please read house rules placed on the kitchen island when you check in. Thank you!

Relax, enjoy and play.

Other things to note

The back deck cannot be used after 9pm due to complaints from neighbors.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: $200
Security Deposit: $1500
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $525 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Shoe free home, so please take shoes off and leave them in the front entry.
No smoking.
No fires of any kind. (i.e. charcoal grill, fire pits, etc.) We provide a gas grill.
We love animals but no pets please.
No access to garage.
Spring/Summer check in and check out times are firm. Check in 4:00pm and Check out 11:00am
Please bring your own beach towels, do not take bath towels to the beach.
Please observe quiet hours 10:00pm--8:00am. (Santa Cruz County Noise Ordinance) We have had complaints from neighbors of loud parties into the wee hours. You can just take the party inside the house. (We are located on a quiet dead end street.)
4 Car parking available in the driveway and 2 car parking directly across from the house, on the street. Do not park in front of other homes. There should be no more than a total of 6 cars.
Unless prearranged, the house is limited to the number of guests given during reservations. We do not allow large events in our home. Please include children in the number of guests when making your reservation, unless they are under the age of 1 years old.

This is our home we live in full time, not just a vacation rental.

House Check Out Procedure:

*Please run the dishwasher for the final load.
*Return any furniture that may have been moved, back to its original place. (That includes the deck furniture.)
*If books/toys/games were used, please return them where they were found and in the original condition.
*Please take your garbage out and recycle as much as you can.
*Please turn off all lights and/or heater if used.
*Please close any windows that were opened during your stay.

Due to one or two bad apples, here is a list of potential charges so that there are no misunderstandings:
Breaking of house quiet hour rules (10:00PM-8AM) -
Santa Cruz County Noise Ordiance Rules-----------$350
(Take the party inside during quiet hours)
Pets in the house---------------------------------------------------------------$200

Unreasonable amount of sand in hot tub------------------------$75
(Check your pockets before entering)
Carpet stains depending on the size and type of stain---------$50 and up.
(Recommended to keep food and drinks downstairs)
Damage to granite countertops/cabinets------------------------$(Estimates from specialist)
Damage to furniture, cabinets, any general damage----------$Cost of repair or replacement
House left excessively dirty---------------------------------------$150
(I.e. spilled spaghetti sauce all over cabinets/floor, large spills left on the stove, overall condition of the house)
Any additional guests that were not prearranged...................$100 per night
(Unless prearranged, the house is limited to the number of guests given during reservations. We do not allow large events in our home. Children over the age of ONE should be included in the number of guests when making your reservation.)
Late checkout after 11:00am an additional -------------------$150 for every hour thereafter, unless prearranged with us.
Lost keys (we would have to re-key the house)----------$150

This is not to scare you from enjoying the use of the house, please enjoy yourselves, we just want to protect ourselves and our home. This only stems from a couple of bad guests, so please do not take it personally. On the flipside, we have had many amazing guests stay in our home more often than not. So again, relax and enjoy your stay!!!
All the best,
The Garcia's



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Kaye User Profile
June 2017
This house has a spacious open floor plan and a well equipped kitchen. Everything is well laid out and it's a nice 10 minute walk to the beach. It was clean and everything was easy to locate.

Christina User Profile
June 2017
This is a clean, sunny home in a quiet neighborhood of Santa Cruz. A 10 minute walk to the beach and a short drive to Santa Cruz shops or Capitola. It was plenty of space for 7 of us over a wedding weekend.

Melanie User Profile
June 2017
The perfect place for our group! The kitchen/living area is great for hanging out and the patio was amazing for breakfast. Very comfortable beds. Sun was quick to respond to any questions and was very helpful. This house was adorable - we loved it and would definitely stay again if we're ever back in Santa Cruz!

Star User Profile
May 2017
Sun's home is a cozy and spacious one. It's not too far from the beach (walkable) or downtown Santa Cruz. There are a couple of playgrounds nearby. You can tell the owners put a lot of love and thought into their home. Don't let all the house rules scare you, just treat the place with respect and you'll be fine. The owners responded promptly to our inquiry, were friendly and helpful.

Yve User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful home, great for a family gathering. Kids loved the hot tub. Not as close-in and walkable of a location as we'd hoped.

Anne User Profile
April 2017
Sun was a great host with great communircation skills and caring about his guests. The place is even bigger and more beautiful and comfortable than the way the pictures show. The location was perfect for us. 2mn walk to the kids park, 15 to the beach. amazing experience, we definitely will come back!

Keith User Profile
April 2017
We loved our stay. The place was big, clean and very family friendly. A great place to bring the family.

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in August 2011
Sun User Profile

Hi we're the Garcia family. We are a fun loving, adventurous family, that welcomes travelers of all kinds. We have traveled all over the world and experienced various accommodations in the process, and love the concept of Airbnb! With our 2 boys, we have started our travels again and want to share our home with others. We love to play outside, and luckily Santa Cruz is a mecca for outdoor entertainment. If you enjoy the ocean, you will love staying at our place.

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