Cozy, modern 3 BR cottage by beach

House - Entire home/apt · Walk Circle, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States

Scandinavian style home with lots of light and skylights, clean, modernized, 3 Bedroom space with back deck for responsible families and adults. Yard is cozy with BBQ, gas fire pit and hot tub for (website hidden) for home required!!

Your host, Rikki
38 Reviews
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Scandinavian style home with lots of light and skylights, clean, modernized, 3 Bedroom space with back deck for responsible families and adults. Yard is cozy with BBQ, gas fire pit and hot tub for (website hidden) for home required!!

The Space

Cozy light airy home blocks from west cliff with 2 queen bedroom and 1 single bed bedroom with outdoor dining relaxing deck on quiet street on west side. A place for families, couples and mellow getaways. Its an upstairs/downstairs arrangement with a full bath both upstairs and downstairs. Skylights and windows throughout the house bring light into every room. Fully equipped with hot tub, fire pit and outdoor seating area, and relaxed and comfortable dining inside large open kitchen for family and friend meals. The house comes with a loveable adorable cat- Oslo- who requires no care whatsoever- but he adds an aura of warmth and home to an already well equipped and clean house.

Skylights, windows and fully equipped kitchen for relaxing getaways

Entire house- the owners belongings are in the home so respectful guests appreciated.

Communication prior to stay with instructions and available for questions

Quiet family friendly street, easy walk to beach and steamers lane - within walking distance of Kelly's bakery, 20 minutes to walk downtown and within blocks of delightful west cliff bike path- Perfect spot for enjoying the West side of Santa Cruz and downtown area.

Around the corner from bus stop.

A Note: The house is very light! There are skylights throughout the house, so in the morning there is light coming in the home. Some people have complained about not being able to sleep in because of natural light#

This is a home for responsible guests, and not the appropriate place for parties or college guests. Must be 25+ to rent. Thank you.

Guest Access

Entire house and yard

Interaction with Guests

Typically not at all.

Other Things to Note

The house is lived in when it isnt rented out, so our belongings do reside at the house, so we request only mature responsible guests please!! There are loads of other party option places for you in our great city!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $35 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $130
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Rikki was a lovely hostess. She made frequent contact with me both prior to and after our stay. The house was delightful and in a very convenient neighborhood. Our group all agreed that we would definitely like to come back. The house comes with the most adorable and friendly cat who we enjoyed having. However, he was happy to stay outside if need be. Lots of off street parking if needed.

    June 2014
  • This wonderful cottage in Santa Cruz was the perfect place for my family and I to stay for 5 days. It was clean, comfortable and we were thoroughly entertained by Oslo the cat. The house is in a pretty central location, close to UCSC, close to downtown Santa Cruz and close to the beach, pier, and boardwalk. Our host Rikki was very gracious and so sweet to have opened her home to us! We were happy to clean up after ourselves; I know there were guests coming in the same day we left, but that was the only thing that was a little stressful.The cat sheds quite a bit, so allergy sufferers should come prepared.

    June 2014
  • The house was warm, inviting and comfortable. We loved the backyard and hot tub, and conveniently located to the beach and boardwalk.

    May 2014
  • We very much enjoyed our stay at Rikki's house. The location is fantastic. The beach is within walking distance and is close to the downtown area. The street is quiet.
    The house was really nice, very clean and well equipped. It was great to have a hot tub in the back deck.
    Please note that aside from a single shade in one bedroom, the rooms don't have shades. This is not a privacy issue, but could be a problem if you are light sensitive or want to sleep in. We didn't have a problem with that and enjoyed the light and airiness, but our son did.
    Also, there wasn't any storage space for our clothes, so we ended up putting them on the floor and on top of dressers that we cleared off.
    Oslo, the cat is very sweet and friendly. Just be sure that you are not allergic!
    All in all, we highly recommend this place and hope to return in the future.

    April 2014
  • Great place to stay within walking distance of the beach. It was clean and cozy. The backyard was a nice oasis with the firepit, hot tub and garden!

    March 2014
    Response from Rikki:

    Loved having you and your friends. Sorry the rain was such a downpour and we will definitely take your advice about the front door in the event of torrential rains in the future!. Till next time, Rikki

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay in this bright lovely house. There was plenty of room for all of us. The backyard includes a hottub and fire pit where we spent much of our time.

    March 2014
    Response from Rikki:

    Thank you all so much for loving and caring for our home. And I will certainly take your advice on Oslo the cat!! regards, Rikki and Thatcher kai

    March 2014
  • My wife and I stayed at Rikki's home over a long weekend in March with our son and his girl friend. We were visiting our other son and his family who live nearby in Santa Cruz. The house was warm and inviting and had everything we needed. It was great to be so close to the Ocean. Lots of great places to walk. We would certainly do it again.

    March 2014
    Response from Rikki:

    Thanks Peter- I have your son's charger. So he can call me at (phone number hidden) pick it up when he wants. Regards, Rikki

    March 2014
  • We had an absolutely lovely stay here. Rikki's home is very warm, inviting and calming. There is lots of light inside the house, great decor and a really nice outdoor deck patio space with a fireplace for late afternoon relaxing and sitting in the hot tub. The beach is a 5-10 minute walk away which was great. We were sad to leave!

    March 2014
  • Nice place, walking distance to water and nearby shops. Rikki was very accommodating and easy to communicate with.

    February 2014
  • Rikki's house is super cute and homey. It was super clean and very inviting. Great neighborhood. We will definitely hope to stay here again in the future. I wouldn't recommend the house for people who aren't fond of or allergic to cats, but we loved cuddling with Oslo.

    January 2014
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We own and love our home close to the beach. I am a marine biologist for the Monterey Bay National marine Sanctuary, and travel away from lovely santa cruz a fair amount, and want to share our home with you.
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