Guest Room in Great Beach House

House - Private room · W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Kim And Mike
Your host, Kim And Mike
26 Reviews
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This large beautiful Victorian on the "Riviera" of W. Cliff Drive is a landmark. Walk out the door to panoramic views reaching from Steamer's Lane to the wharf and Boardwalk. Walk a few blocks and you are at one of the many beaches along W. Cliff to watch world class surfers or try it yourself.

This large family house was designed to be reminiscent of houses we knew from Nantucket and the Cape. Built only twelve years ago it has modern amenities including a huge eat-in kitchen.

Downstairs bedroom with queen bed has a bathroom suite with a new walk in shower. Easy entry directly from the front door and privacy with ability to close off the bathroom and bedroom from the rest of the house.

Great porches on the front and back of the house provide space for leisurely enjoying the seaside pace.

Take a bike ride along the path on W. Cliff or head up to Wilder Ranch for a little local history. Walk or ride downtown to visit the small shops and restaurants, or take in a movie (Santa Cruz has over 18 screens showing everything from blockbusters to small indies).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Santa Cruz! Kim & Mike's home is the perfect spot from which to explore this beautiful area; it's only a short walk to the boardwalk, wharf, and is directly across the road from one end of the 2 mile walk along Cliff Drive to the Natural Bridges State Beach.

    Kim was there when I arrived and made me feel right at home! The suite is very comfortable and, since it's on one end of this glorious old house, it feels very private. Would love to go back again!!

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Kim and Mike place for the Surfer's Marathon Path weekend. We had a wonderful time! Kim is a lovely person and she leaves you free to enjoy your stay, but she is always available in case you need anything. Kim will provide you with a special permit to park you car in the street in front of the house for free.

    May 2014
  • I had a really wonderful stay in this grand vintage beach house! The room is cosy and tastefully done, as is the bathroom. It's a fun household. Kim was a lovely host. Just across the street is a great walking path that runs along the beachfront and goes on and on.....
    I would happily go back!

    October 2013
  • What a beautiful house in a fabulous location! Our room was spacious, clean and the bed was very comfortable. Perfect location for a swim, surf or walk along the ocean. Great restaurants within walking distance as well. Kim could not have been more helpful. Can't wait to return!

    September 2013
  • We had a wonderful weekend getaway at this great beach house! All you have to do is walk across the street for an amazing view of the Bay and the Beach Boardwalk. The boardwalk is particularly beautiful at night.

    You can walk to the Beach Boardwalk in about 5 minutes and downtown in about 25 minutes. Cafe Brasil (a must on any trip to Santa Cruz) is just a 20 minute walk from the house.

    If you love grand old houses with large kitchens, you will love this house. The room was immaculate, comfortable, very private and it was "pin-drop" quiet at night. I whole-heartedly recommend this place to any couple looking for a nice place to stay in Santa Cruz! We are already looking forward to our next visit!

    September 2013
  • The house cannot be located at a better place. It is just blocks away from the Boradwalk. I rent their guest room downstairs, but it's really a suite by itself with a nice walkin shower. Despite being on the ground floor and by the street, the room was very quiet, spacious and comfortable. Kim and Mike are wonderful hosts, I had some specific requirements which they gladly accommodated. They make you feel welcomed into their home. I had a wonderful stay and I will definitely be back again.

    September 2013
  • Oh my gosh, perfection overlooking the ocean ! I felt like I stepped back through time, what with the wonderful house, but the bathroom was 2013, whooo hoooo, lol. Kim was always available if we had a question. My husband and I had a wonderful time !

    September 2013
  • For my needs: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, as well as the spacious sanctuary of the house's en-suite bed and bath. Even the 1/4 mile away Boardwalk sounds ended early enough for a great night's sleep. Walks in all directions, to the sand, the Lighthouse cliffs and woods, as well as the immediate neighborhood and its' eclectic collection of architectural styles suited my curiosity and fitness fulfillment. The nearness of downtown restaurants and New Leaf organic groceries was another bonus. Though Kim and I never met, face-to-face, she was a constant e-mail/text message presence in making sure I had all the settling-in details needed for my stay. Truly a great mini-vacation home-away-from-home, with the silence and privacy I greatly appreciate. Thank you Kim and thanks to your daughter, Carie too!!

    August 2013
  • Wow, what a location and such an amazing house. Private and cute room. So much better than a Santa Cruz hotel! We will be back!

    July 2013
  • What a great location! Walk 2 blocks and you are right at the beginning of the boardwalk. Our host, Kim, was very helpful. She made great recommendations for food in the area and was very hospitable.

    July 2013
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My husband and I and share this great house with our daughter who is a young adult and a single "boarder". My husband is Director of IT for one of the large divisions at UCSC, and I own my own company which provides commercial real estate development services for nonprofit organizations. I have an office in San Francisco and also work out of my home office in Santa Cruz a number of days per week. We enjoy living in Santa Cruz with the beach across the street and the redwoods a short drive away. We appreciate the natural wonders every day and vow never to take them for granted.
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