Charming Westside Beach Bungalow

House - Entire home/apt · Lighthouse Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
Your host, Brit
19 Reviews
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The Space

This adorable, lovingly-maintained, Westside 40's bungalow is located in a central yet peaceful neighborhood. Ideally located on the corner of Bay & Lighthouse, it’s a short walk to: Cowell’s Beach, Steamer Lane, the lively Municipal Pier and the ever-entertaining Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Take one of our beach cruisers for a short bike ride Downtown, to Mission Street, New Leaf market, the Harbor and beyond. You'll never need to get into your car.

Our well-appointed, but simple home was recently renovated - adding modern amenities while maintaining it’s retro feel. For a small house, the two bedrooms, kitchen and living room are all quite spacious with loads of natural light. The sunny kitchen is great for entertaining and is outfitted with new appliances, good knives, and stocked with basic supplies like olive oil and spices. The master bedroom has a wonderful Cal King bed, work desk, task chair, and an iMac. The larger second bedroom has two double beds. If more bedding is needed, we (email hidden) bed in the closet as well as a Pack ‘n Play for infants.

Note: This is not a party house, must be 25+ to rent.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1624 /week
Monthly Price: $3600 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Brit and Alan were wonderful hosts! We were fortunate enough to meet Alan, he kindly told us about favorite spots and things to do in Santa Cruz. Their home is beautiful--the pictures are right on! Every detail was taken into consideration to make our family stay just perfect. The home is tastefully decorated, the gardens are gorgeous, cozy beds and linens, bright & sunny windows, fun toys to play with for all aged kids! Walked to the beach and boardwalk, rode bikes along the coast, surfed and paddleboarded in the ocean- wow! We had a terrific time. Thanks for the perfect place!

    June 2014
  • We had a very nice time at this Santa Cruz "Beach Bungalow." Nice, quiet neighborhood, the location is as close to the boardwalk as promised, the home was full of thoughtful amenities and lovely. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you for a great experience!

    May 2014
  • We had a fabulous time staying at Brit and Alan's house. The location, the lovely home itself (including the awesome kitchen), the bikes and the availability of a computer in the house - it was all wonderful and made our family vacation perfect. Brit and Alan are just lovely and we can't wait to come back.

    January 2014
  • Staying at Brit and Alan's house has been a dream. The hosts have been responsive and very flexible in terms of check-in/out, and have made my family feel very welcome.

    The house itself is very comfortable and appealing; it has a lot of great period detail, but with tons of the modern upgrades that we all seem to "need" (wifi, new appliances, etc). It's also in great proximity to downtown and the coast, but tucked away on a very quiet street.

    I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, and I'm already recommending it to friends who will be visiting Santa Cruz in the near future. I can't say enough great things about this house - do yourself a favor and book it ASAP - you won't regret it!

    November 2013
  • This place is amazing and almost a dream home for my wife and I. It sits right above Santa Cruz bay and allows you to walk wherever you want around the city. It's got great design, a comfortable feel, and wonderful bedrooms. All the amenities are there as well. I would highly recommend staying here.

    October 2013
  • We were delighted with our week-long stay at Brit and Alan's place. The house is lovely and comfortable, a block from the beach and an easy walk downtown. It's full of homey touches, the beds are great, the kitchen is spacious, and everything is pristine and inviting. It was a perfect spot from which to explore the town before dropping off our youngest at UC Santa Cruz. And Alan and Brit were responsive and gracious.

    September 2013
  • This house is really a gem. Perfectly located, VERY clean, nice yard and several amenities. We stayed here with 2 adults and 2 small boys (ages 1 and 3), which as parents know, can spell disaster. But, this home was great for us. The boys were comfortable, enjoyed the outdoor space, and we were able to walk to the beach and boardwalk very easily. We would very happily stay here next time we come to Santa Cruz! The owners were friendly, prompt, easy to reach, and helpful with a bike lock issue. Overall a wonderful experience.

    March 2013
  • We had a terrific time in the Charming Westside Beach Bungalow. The location is perfect for walks along West Cliff, to the boardwalk and downtown. The house is comfortable and stocked with unexpected extras that make for a perfect beach vacation. We'll return for sure!

    October 2012
  • Brit's Bungalow sets the bar for what an AirBNB experience should be! Perfectly located on a quiet street a block from the beach and a short walk to downtown restaurants and amenities, the house is the perfect Santa Cruz vacation getaway. Brit and Alan were friendly, responsive, and accommodating.

    My friends and I were blown away with the cleanliness, decor, and equipment that the house comes with (towels, extra sheets, kitchenware, iMac, BBQ). There's plenty of ope space to hang out with friends, dine, and relax outside on the back patio.

    We can't wait to come stay here again. Thanks!

    October 2012
  • Loved it! House was adorable and had everything that we needed. Location couldn't be more perfect - easy walk to the beach and boardwalk. We borrowed a wet suit and paddle boards for a day in the water. Couldn't ask for more! Thanks for sharing your lovely house with us!

    September 2012
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Alan and Brit are originally from Canada but have spent the past 15 years in the Bay Area. Alan is a product designer and Brit works in advertising as a Digital Production Consultant. We're kinda nerdy but LOVE to surf. We have traveled all over the world but think the Bay Area and Santa Cruz are hard to beat. We split our time between SF and SC.
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