Modern Beach House

House - Entire home/apt · Park Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, United States
Terry & Clint
Your host, Terry & Clint
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The Space

We began hosting people this past fall and we have been enjoying all our visitors and really love meeting new people.

Our beach house is nestled in a great Seabright neighborhood and is a clean and contemporary home. Our home is unique and most of the things in it are one of a kind that we either crafted ourselves, up cycled, recycled or found on the side of the road and made into something. Everything else that we have to buy new we choose only the highest quality products that are built to last. There are hardwood golden maple floors throughout the house. The vaulted ceiling in the front room makes the house feel more spacious. The bedroom is a deluxe room with double sided gas fire place from the living room to bedroom to keep you warm and cozy when needed. The room is north facing and has dark shades to make the room really dark for sleeping any time. The bed frame we made ourselves from wood that landed on our beach after a big storm. The QUEEN bed mattress is an organic latex highest quality mattress from Monterey Mattress Company covered with sateen sheets and down comforter covered with a Coyuchi organic duvet cover. We do have another outside building with high quality beds as well should you need an extra sleeping space - a little rustic but quite cozy for an additional charge. The ideal time for our hut use is summer unless you are the hearty type. There is a large flatscreen with netflicks, apple TV, Radio, etc. in the main house bedroom.

If you enjoy cooking then you'll love our chef's kitchen. You'll find everything you need to make whatever suits your fancy. We have top-notch appliances, Wolf stove, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator and marble countertops. We have a beautiful grain grinder which you can grind your own flours and/or flatten your own oats for your breakfast.
If we are around when you come we would be happy to provide for you some real food for a nominal fee since that is our passion and profession. We even make our own flours and make incredible fresh breads. Inquire more if interested in eating real food while you are visiting us...it just could be the only place you'll get it ;)

We have a pleasant separation btwn the living spaces to assure complete privacy and comfort. We are in another building on the property and are sometimes around should you need anything. You will have the entire house to yourself but we occasionally, if we are around when you visit, would like to be able to retrieve an occasional item from the fridge if possible. We will be respectful of your privacy and would arrange with you ahead how we could do this best. We would not arrive unannounced.

Even though we are in the city we feel like we have an oasis here. We live very ecologically & conscious and our home is chemical & fragrance free. We have a whole house water filtration system so you will not smell chlorine when you shower and bath. And, you'll often find the sheets for the beds hanging on the line drying.

We offer off-street parking in our driveway in front of our house.

Our great location makes it easy to walk into town by the river in just 20 minutes. It's an ideal spot for hanging out in Santa Cruz without having to drive. The beach is only a 5-10 minute walk -- a short 4 blocks. Beach chairs and towels also available. Hiking trails, more beaches, Santa Cruz Beach Board Walk, coffee shops, shopping, Pacific Garden Mall, great restaurants and farmers markets, famous surf spots and bus lines are within walking distance as well.

Come visit Santa Cruz and take a drive down the magical coast to Big Sur and/or drive north towards Half Moon bay and stop by the local farms to pick the best tasting strawberries you'll ever eat and then take a picnic to one of the many possible beaches.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a no-smoking property. Both inside and outside the grounds. Take this into account if you decide to stay with us.

IMPORTANT; Please e-mail us a bit about yourself when you first inquire about the accommodations... either before or at the time you book. Although our home is very private, we like to know who will be sharing our space, so we ask guests to share a little bit about themselves before they make a reservation. Thank you. :)

One more thing: although we love them, we cannot have animals on the property and we cannot make exceptions. Please, don't break our heart because we will have to say no.

Also, the city of Santa Cruz requires us to collect 11% occupancy tax, which you may pay by cash or check after you arrive.

Please contact us with any of your questions, we love to help in any way we can. We are looking forward to sharing our place with you.

Guest Access

You will have the entire house to yourselves which includes the front porch and zen side porch. The back deck and patio is shared space. Free Wifi/ Miele washer/dryer & we have off street parking.

Interaction with Guests

My husband and I know all the fun things to do in Santa Cruz and are happy to provide you with any information to assist you during your stay. See our guidebook for more on what to do in Santa Cruz. If coming from a distance and you need help with transportation we may be able to help with this if requested upon your reservation.

The Neighborhood

We love our quiet and peaceful neighborhood. And we can walk or ride bikes all over town since we are centrally located. Beach, harbor, river, boardwalk, surfing spots, town, neighborhood favorite restaurants like La Posta, Tramonti, Engfer's Wood Fired Pizza, Verve tea and coffee,

Getting around

Just a few blocks from public transportation. Many guests borrow our bikes if they are available or rent bikes or just choose to stay on foot to get around since everything is close in Santa Cruz. From the Airport we are a short 30 minute over the mountain depending on what time of day and year you come could be as long as an hour. There is a bus that comes over the hill and bus service around town. Best to come with a car and park it for the weekend and get around by foot and bike. We have a driveway for our guests.

Other Things to Note

Inquire about requests for special cakes or breads upon arrival. I am a professional baker and cook with local, organic, real food and know how to prepare foods to maximize nutrition that are bodies can get the most out of. If you plan to arrive a little late the first night I can have a meal ready for you or if you want to have a candlelight dinner for you and your sweetheart I would be happy to make that happen!

ALSO, Check out OUR GUIDEBOOK where we have put all our favorite places up and down the coast; since we are foodies & outdoor enthusiasts we know the great food spots including farm stands & farmer's markets and places for being in nature and off the beaten track!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1600 /week
Cleaning Fee: $80
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Terry & Clint have a lovely little beach house. The interior is beautiful, all of the beds are very comfortable and the patio areas allow for extra space to relax. Terry & Clint were very welcoming and remained available throughout our stay to provide suggestions and address any questions or concerns that came up. We wish we could have stayed longer!

    June 2014
  • Terry and Clint were great hosts. They were available upon arrival to answer questions regarding restaurants to try, how to get around town, etc. The beach house was in a charming neighborhood and located very near the beach, restaurants, the boardwalk, etc. The home was warm and inviting, and came equipped with every amenity. The outdoor space was one of the particular highlights. My boyfriend and I very much enjoyed our time and were sad to leave at the end of our trip. I would highly recommend staying in Terry and Clint's beach house.

    June 2014
  • Terry and Clint's house is beautiful - just like the photos. We were in town for the Surfer's Path Marathon and enjoyed walking to the nearby restaurants (and the race). Highly recommended.

    May 2014
  • Terry and Clint were fantastic hosts - providing great advice on places to see and even baked us bread. I would recommend staying here if you find yourself in Santa Cruz. The house is very clean and comfortable as well as centrally located near the beaches and downtown.

    May 2014
  • Terry and Clint are wonderful hosts, and their home is beautiful. It has a lot of light and has many unique, artistic things that make it interesting. I also really liked all their outdoor space where we could sit and enjoy the morning or evening. The home is also on a quiet street, so that was lovely. Terry and Clint are friendly and are part of the community (they knew some of our friends in the area). Terry also gave us some yummy bread she made and let us use their butter - it really hit the spot. I'd recommend this home and Terry/Clint as hosts to others.

    May 2014
  • Terry & Clint were fantastic hosts who housed myself, my husband, and my mom visiting California this spring. Their home is beautiful in its simplicity but has so many unique personal touches that we were inspired to start making lists of DIY projects for ourselves. They were completely open with their home, food and kitchen and open to be very available and hospitable to us.

    My mom stayed in the bedroom in the house, and my husband and I were in their back hand-built sleeping outbuilding, which might be adventurous for some (two bunked twin beds), but we found it cozy and fun. There was a night their neighbors had a loud get together, and although where we slept, we could hear some of it (although we're from the city and it doesn't bother us too much), my mom couldn't hear a thing in the house. She also commented on how dark the bedroom got at night and how wonderful it was to sleep there.

    Terry & Clint were fantastic hosts and provided so many wonderful suggestions on what to do nearby and even events that were happening that weekend. We would love to visit again.

    April 2014
  • Het huisje is waanzinnig! We waren direct verliefd op het huisje ook vanwege de inrichting. Terry en Clint zijn ontzettend lieve mensen en willen en kunnen je graag van alles vertellen en laten zien in Santa Cruz of een heerlijk diner voor bereiden. We zouden hier zo gaan wonen! Santa Cruz en Terry en Clint hebben ons verblijf in America echt wel iets extra's gegeven! Een dikke aanrader dus!!!

    March 2014
  • Terry and Clint were amazing hosts with the cutest beach house. When they say it is close to the beach, you really can't get any closer to everything Santa Cruz has to offer. They allowed for a lot of privacy yet always were available with information and guidance.

    The photos are cute but don't do justice to all of the small touches they have put in. There is nothing like after a long day of driving or at the beach, to come and kick back next to the fireplace with a glass of wine. Everything was perfect. Terry is also a great cook/baker and was sweet enough to bake my boyfriend a birthday cake. Again, all the small touches a hotel cannot offer. We will be back! Thank you so much for helping us enjoy a weekend away from the winter cold.

    March 2014
  • Terry & Clint's beach house is amazing! It is in an adorable neighborhood just blocks from both the beach and Santa Cruz Board Walk. The home has a really neat, modern design and at the same time is super comfy and cozy. We spent a lot of time sitting by the fire or relaxing on the lounge chair in the sun. Terry and Clint were incredible hosts, letting us borrow their bikes and even providing homemade granola and yogurt. It was literally the best granola I have ever had, and had to ask for the recipe so that I can have it again. We truly enjoyed our stay here and hope to make it our good to getaway home.

    February 2014
  • It was a WONDERFUL experience - the house was spotless & all the vintage touches were so warm & made the house feel like home!!!! The location was perfect for a walk to downtown Seabright, our favorite place on earth. Clint & Terry were the best host & hostess ever.....our new BEST friends. We will definitely be back - Ann, MIke & Brent

    February 2014
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We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth where we have been privileged to live for the last 20 years. Clint grew up in Half Moon Bay, CA and loves to play tennis. Terry grew up in CT and has lived in Boulder, Manhattan & SF. We are school teachers at a private school here. As well, Terry has spent much of her working life as a food enthusiast and caterer (with the help of Clint) and she enjoys cooking fresh, healthy food from our farmer's markets. We are passionate about the environment and do what we can to be living a green and sustainable life all around. We love Santa Cruz and love to share it with people traveling through. We welcome guests from around the globe and have been blessed with the quality of every guest we have hosted so far and we look forward to meeting new friends from different places. We love traveling and getting lost in new cities and discovering their food specialties. We also enjoy being in nature & by water, walking, music and life! We are warm, empathetic and friendly and know how to be respectful of the needs of others. We respond well to folks who are of a similar nature.
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