Cozy, intimate backyard space with hot tub and gas firepit.  Living room with keyboard, flatscreen TV with netflix,

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

Scandinavian style home with lots of light and skylights, clean, modernized, 3 Bedroom space with back deck for responsible families and adults. Modern appliances-Yard is cozy with BBQ, gas fire pit and hot tub for relaxation. Care for home required!!

Price includes City of Santa Cruz occupancy taxes.

The space

Cozy light airy home blocks from west cliff with 2 queen bedrooms 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. Back yard just remodeled with new furniture brand new Weber gas grill and succulent s! 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!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $43 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $130
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No parties, if you break something, we request that you pay for replacement. This is our home, please treat it as such- thats all we ask.

All of our belongings are in the home; we are trusting you to care for our home as we do. Our spices and condiments are in the cupboards- Feel free to use condiments sparingly-(we ask that you not follow the lead of one guest who used an entire $16 bottle of olive oil. Just be gracious or please replace with another item!

No smoking. If smoking occurs in the home, an additional $125 cleaning fee will be added.

Showers prior to using hotub are required - no sand allowed in hotub or a $150 cleaning fee for maintenance is required Sorry we have had problems before with this!

The maximum number of people allowed in the house is 5 (not including children). This is a hard rule, and should not be violated unless there is a discussion in advance with the home owner. If you are planning on using the house with more guests, please find an alternative home. This is not a party house, rather a cozy intimate home, and Im sure we can help you find a place appropriate for your needs.



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2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

108 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
June 2017
Great house close to the beach. Nautical theme made us feel part of the Santa Cruz community, and our host's restaurant recommendations were great, particularly Lilian's. Enjoy!

Elizabeth User Profile
June 2017
This place was beautiful, we loved being able to bring everything that we did and stay in a home environment while traveling with an infant and 4 adults. We would not have been able to bring and use all of the necessities in a hotel setting. It was completely worth the money that we spent. Also, the location was perfect. The first day we walked to Safeway for groceries. We drove to the boardwalk but the distance we had to park was practically the same as the distance to the house so we should have just walked from the house. The house itself was clean and had everything we needed. We did not end up using the fire pit and used the hot tub minimally (it was a two person hot tub and also too hot for the baby; we couldn't turn the temperature down or touch with the settings). The size of the house fit us perfectly but I would not suggest anymore than 4 adults, although it could be doable. The only issue we had were the guest beds (not the main bedroom upstairs that is pictured, it is very comfortable) were a bit uncomfortable. One was full of springs and the other felt like they were sinking into it. We highly recommend this home!

Nikki User Profile
May 2017
Rikki's home is very comfortable and Oslo the cat is welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed the ability to BBQ and relax in the hot tub. Communication with Rikki was very easy and we had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in Santa Cruz.

Sarah User Profile
April 2017
Great location-very easy to get to the boardwalk and if you have small kids there's a nice playground about ten minutes walk away (Garfield park). It was a little difficult to find some of the things in the kitchen...I never did find the cheese grater, but overall we had a lovely stay (and the cat is lovely and so friendly)!

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Rikki's house was a fantastic landing pad for a family of four. It was clean and had everything we needed. As a cat family, Oslo made us feel welcomed and was so lovely with the children. Rikki made the process easy and was quick to respond. Vacations like this reaffirms our love for Airbnb. Thanks Rikki!

Lucas User Profile
February 2017
Wonderful home in a central and walkable part of Santa Cruz. We very much enjoyed walking to picturesque landmarks of Santa Cruz coastline as well as numerous local amenities such as top quality coffee, brewery, and restaurant options. Oh, I can't forget the local choclateir-- rated among the best in the country!

Moheng User Profile
February 2017
Over all it is very nice

Santa Cruz, California, United States · Joined in August 2011
Rikki User ProfileRikki is a superhost.

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 periodically, and want to share our home with you.

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